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Local Info in Campbell : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 9, 2014
Terri Vellios answered:
I suggest you follow the link to the local Affordable Housing Website

http://santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=1053
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Wed May 28, 2014
Julie Wyss answered:
We have so many wonderful cities to choose from but some will price most people out of the market.

Of them all, Campbell is a great and fairly place to live. Great schools*, centrally located, low crime, and a small town, community feel. As with most towns, there are areas that are more desirable than others. The neighborhood in between Leigh, Campbell Ave, Meridian and Curtner is very nice and gives you access to the distinguished Cambrian School District*. ... more
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Sun Jan 26, 2014
Sam Shueh answered:
I will be concerned with traffic and noise than anything else.
Do they have small children like to venture around unsupervised?

This is a relatively low crime neighborhood not to state that one still has to lock
their car doors etc.


Sam Shueh
Keller Williams Realty
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
I'm not aware of any studies of health issues from living near highways. Yes, there is noise and pollution. Dual pane windows help with noise. Plants will help with filtering pollution.

Often some of the nicest and most affordable (and now the newer) places in Silicon Valley, including Campbell, are located near freeways, railroad tracks and commercial zones.

There are U.S. Dept. of Health studies that show whether there are cancer and/or birth defect clusters in different areas. That may help you.
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Tylisha, I hope you were able to resolve this.

Most individual homeowners are not familiar with how this program works, so they don't participate.

Your best bet is to contact either the Santa Clara County Section 8 authorities, or alternately, contact property managers in the Sunnyvale with Homestead High area to see which of their clients may accept Section 8 vouchers. ... more
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Mon Oct 15, 2012
Robert Lei answered:
If you own the house, then it's your wall and you may put up your picture as you please.

If you are trying to sell your house, then you should do the opposite; remove your personal photos, so the buyers walking through your house can imagine themselves in your house without feeling they are intruding on someone else's house. ... more
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Tue Apr 27, 2010
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Krag:

The area around Santa Row is just fine. If you are buying in the Row itself or close around it.
You will have an excellent ROI.

Let me know if you are looking to buy. Go to my web site www.ruthandperry.com

Best Regards
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Thu Dec 18, 2008
Xyz answered:
Sunny,

Campbell downtown is quite a popular neighbourhood. People take evening walks during summer time and yes the farmers market is the main attraction.
Campbell is generally considered a safe neighbourhood, but part of Hamilton is also in West San Jose - again considered to be a good neighbourhood. With any city, there are pockets where you will not be comfortable.
Police web links are good source. Your real estate agent should help you out with this. They are familiar with the neighbourhoods - because they are in housing market.
Taking a drive during weekdays and weekends - maybe 4-5 times or even more should give you a idea. I do this a lot. I do it during morning hours, somedays in the afternoon, sometimes on weekends - sometimes even at night. (I know it takes lot of our time, but its a big investment).
I am not sure about asking the neighbors - it just does not seem very practical. And nobody will tell you that the neighbourhood they live in is a "bad " neighbourhood or the reason they want to move out is because of safety issues (it depreciates their house value).
Agents should be able to provide you with the crime report data from local police or public records. Infact, some good listing agents do provide the graphs/stats on their website for the property they are listing.
Don't hire a agent, if he/she is unable to provide you with the basic links of safety issues in a particular area.

Good luck.
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