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Home Buying in Cambrian : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 26, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
That is what AS IS means. In these cases i have my buyers inspect major things before we make an offer. The however, is that if you already signed a contract and find something, you can ask them to fix or credit you, they can say no, but could say yes. This is where a good buyer agent comes in handy to guide you ... more
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Fri May 12, 2017
Andrey Sokurec answered:
Sellers lists their homes as-is for a quick sale. They're confident of the home's overall condition. Still there are few risks are inn minds of buyers when they want to buy it as is like All repairs are my own sole responsibility and repairs and upgrades may not payoff.

If you need any help related to home repair and upgrade let me know. We work for buy and sell house in any conditions.
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Tue Oct 25, 2016
Megan Tolland answered:
It seems to be a mixed bag in the Metro-west Boston area. I know some sellers that have been able to get the leased panels transferred over to the new buyers and some sellers that have had to buy them out and were unable to transfer them. As of 2016 Fannie May says leased panels CANNOT be included in the appraised value of the property. Buyers must qualify with the lease amount added to their debt to income ratio and there are other requirements. There are other requirements to transfer as well. If I were a seller I would not be getting into a solar lease if I knew I was going to sell in the next few years. ... more
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Fri May 13, 2016
Mark answered:
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Fri Nov 6, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Ram,

It is important to stay in the same school district if you like it, so the children can make friends for a lifetime.

All the best,

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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Stephen Whitllock answered:
You should engage a real estate expert to help answer all of your real estate questions and find the perfect home and negotiate the best possible terms.
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Tue Dec 16, 2014
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Beeya:

Thanks for your question since, 2010.

I hope you did not go ahead with it then, as the market corrected and being
on a busy street it would have been a tough ride.

I personally would have bought a condo or a TH than being on a busy road
with the same good schools.

Let us know how you did make out.

Best regards
Ruth and Perry
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Fri Sep 5, 2014
Tristam Bielecki answered:
Yes, I use it and get quite a few leads from it. The more snaps you take, the more impressions you get for possible lead inquiries.
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Sat Jun 28, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:

Are you trying to be a little tricky here? Not nice...follow the community guidelines!
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Thu Jan 30, 2014
Bahia Fear answered:
Noddin is in the Union Elementary School District...good school along with the other Union schools. This is the district information:

Here is a boundaries map - posted by the school district so you can determine the neighborhood you may be interested in.

If you need any more assistance with your search feel free to call me at 408-391-6722
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Tue Jan 21, 2014
Bahia Fear answered:
Cambrian is a great neighborhood community that has focused on family and education. It has a great library and community center as well. Many families choose this neighborhood due to the distinguished schools in the community.

Cambrian Park Shopping Center currently offers bowling, a farmers market and an opportunity to shop local small business. It has been a landmark since I was a kid. You can’t miss the artistic sign.

It would be valuable to keep the local family atmosphere in its next phase. It is a valuable piece of property in many ways.

We can only wait and see what develops for this location…do you remember what Santa Row was before it morphed 
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Fri May 17, 2013
Juliana Lee answered:
In general there is no right to rescind a real estate purchase contract. If you want to inspect the HOA documents you would want to put a contingency in the purchase offer.

However seldom will a court or arbitrator order the purchase of a property. They normally require the payment for damages which failure to fulfill the contract has caused. Additionally real estate commissions may be due even if the sale is not completed. Also any court or arbitration costs would have to be paid.

Good luck,

Juliana Lee
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty, the nations largest
Cell 650-857-1000

Over 20 years experience
Over 1,000 home sales completed in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
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Sun Nov 11, 2012
Tracy Holzman answered:
Hi This question is over a year old. We bought a home Feb. 2012, and have been remodeling for the last 9 months! Thanks, Tracy
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Fri Apr 1, 2011
JoANN Guercio answered:
Really, you are still looking for a discount, come on. Get an agent who will work for you and protect you legally. You will save more than a discount. If your agent agrees to discount, find one that is not so desperate to get business that are willing to give up their salary. This is your agents salary, how much of your salary are you giving up for free work. Again, you get what you pay for! ... more
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Mon Jul 6, 2009
Norman Alessandrini answered:
Hi fang,
Just a quick couple of questions. Did you ask for money back for your closing costs? Did you have a long contigency time? Did you have a major bank pre-approval letter or a morgage broker one? Did the listing agent acknowlege that he recieved your offer? Was your offer put in on time or was the other offer already into the bank? Finally was it the listing agents buyer or another agents.
These are some of the possible reasons you did not get the property, you and your agent really have to be on the ball in this market to get an offer accepted.
I hope this helps in the future.
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Tue Oct 7, 2008
Norman Alessandrini answered:
Hi KR,
My name is Allyson, I do specialize in bank owned and short sales properties. Vicky and Bart gave you some good advice, All Real Estate is priced on demand if it has good schools in a nice location then the demand for that property will be higher than for a one in a lesser desired location with the schools not rated as highly. What you need to do is work with an agent that is expereienced with Short Sales and REO"S because there is fierce competion for the "good deals". Now with interest rates still low this is the perfect time to buy an REO/Short Sale. I educate my buyers on REO purchases and what the banks are looking for along with whats happening in the market so you will feel confident and sure when you make an offer.
I have the experience you may be looking for. I have a web site where you can check me out and if you would like to put in a search just for bank owned properties it's FREE!
You can check out my web site at and set up your search or just email me with your needs and wants what price range and area or areas you would like to search in and I will set it up for you. You will receive up to date listings as well as any changes in price or status.

If you need any assistance or questions anwered feel free to email or call me.

Allyson Alessandrini
(408) 705-6578
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Thu Sep 11, 2008
Jonathan Taylor answered:
The difference is it's less valuable to a buyer to have traffic noise that quiet enjoyment. Therefore the home can not expect to garner as much capital. (money)
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Mon Jul 14, 2008
Roland Barcos answered:
Hi Mark,
First of all, we need to know more about your goals, experience, resources, and comfort level of risk. Real estate investment covers a wide range of possibilities, so are you looking for a quick profit by flipping homes, or are you looking for stable income from a reliable rental property? Are you confident as a "do-it-yourselfer", or do you rely heavily on professionals? How much do you plan to invest, and how much leverage will you employ? As for risk comfort, have you done a worst case analysis to gauge at what point you would lose sleep over an investment loss? Would a $5,000 loss drive you crazy or could you drop $250K without blinking an eye? There are plenty of opportunities out there. You just need a good idea of what you are looking for and develop a plan that suits you.
These are just some of the things to think about and I hope you find this useful.

Good luck,
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Sat Jul 12, 2008
Terri Vellios answered:
I live and work in Cambrian. One of the defining features are the huge lots. You just don't get large lots anymore. You can always add on and improve a home but you can't grow a larger lot.

In 1990 in a very depressed market, I purchased an 1100 sq. ft. home on a 9,000 sq. ft lot for $229,000 at an interest rate of about 7.8%. I thought that was very high and was happy to sell in 1995 for $243,000. That same house now would sell for between $680,000 and $725,000 (based on it's condition/improvements). Other homes in the area which have expanded, improved the lots, etc, are selling for over $1m.

We are in the slow market right now and the schools in Cambrian are desirable. Cambrian benefits as it is in the middle of Los Gatos, Campbell, Willow Glen and Almaden. Easy commute access also. We don't know what the next five years will produce, we can only look at right now, interest rates are lower, and buyers can negotiate. The availability and cost of funds are questionable for the furture. If you can find a home you like now, negotiate a price you can afford, get a favorable interest rate, and hang on for 5 to 7 years you should do alright. Especially if it has a large lot.
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