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Francine Ter…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tue May 17, 2016
Francine Terrell asked:
I am the listing Agent for 3149 Heritiage Valley Dr San Jose Ca 95148. The current MLS # is 8158483. The Listing agent is Francine Terrell-Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker - The Real…
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Brian Silver…, Real Estate Pro in Ardsley, NY
Sun Mar 13, 2016
Brian Silverman answered:
Not sure..will have to check with town laws.
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Tanya Knowles, Real Estate Pro in
Fri Aug 21, 2015
Tanya Knowles answered:
Here is a list of a bunch of mobile home parks in San Jose and their average space rents.
http://spacerentguide.com/san-jose-california-mobile-home-parks.html

That site also has a way to search for homes in a certain space rent range all over California, or other cities in the Bay Area. ... more
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Mon Apr 6, 2015
Dorene Slavitz answered:
I know Swiss Coffee..lol..been around a long time but I had to look up wise owl. I think a very dark brown would be nice for the tub.
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Clarence Mad…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Thu May 15, 2014
Clarence Madrilejos answered:
The best place to find information about the assigned schools for a particular address is to visit the School District website. For Evergreen School you can visit www.eesd.org to find out Elementary and Middle School. The High schools you can visit www.esuhsd.org/. ... more
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Clarence Mad…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Thu May 8, 2014
Clarence Madrilejos answered:
In the Evergreen area, the Evergreen School District has created enrollment areas for the Elementary and Middle Schools. The way it works is if you live in a particular enrollment that would be child assigned school. Most school district like this in the Santa Clara County. To find what a particular address assigned neighborhood schools I recommend visiting the school district website.

For Evergreen area of San Jose, you can visit Evergreen School District website at http://www.eesd.org/ for information about which Elementary and Middle school an address is assigned to. For high school visit the East Side Union High School District Website which is at http://www.esuhsd.org/.

I hope that helps.

Clarence Madrilejos
Century 21 M&M and Associates
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
No link is visible, however you coild contact any local agent/realty office, they all have access to the same information...
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Erica Glessi…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tue Apr 8, 2014
Erica Glessing answered:
To get a home at the $800K offer point you want to be looking in the $725K to $790K range and offer over asking. These homes from what I am looking at are near Aborn/San Felipe/Murillo/Ruby and won't be the country club homes with the views. The country club homes (higher elevation) start around $1.3 and go to about $4M with many in the $1.6M to $2.2M range. I toured a beautiful five bedroom home $1.6M on the weekend.

So it's not that you can't be in Evergreen, it's just that you can't be in the luxury homes neighborhoods!

The homes in the $725K to $799K range go quickly so you want to be available to offer the day they come on the market. You never know when a seller will say yes to the first offer -- bird in the hand.

Something else to think about -- sellers do tend to like to sell to someone who will love and take care of their home. So a snapshot of you and your family, and a story about why you want to live there, and how well you will care for the home -- will go a long way. All things being equal, many sellers will choose a family or a thoughtful presentation. Sellers don't always even know they will go for the family who cares about their house until they see the offers -- it is surprising how many will appreciate someone they believe will care about the house. It's just an emotional thing.

Now if you are a buyer investor, then I recommend you talk about how well you can maintain the home, and still put a personal touch on it. "When I walked in, I knew it was the house for me." I know that sounds mushy but it is something that often succeeds.
Good luck!

Erica
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Erica Glessi…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sun Apr 6, 2014
Erica Glessing answered:
One way to update yourself on the schools for a particular home is the "online district locator" available on the Evergreen district's website.

Here it is:

http://www.eesd.org/page.cfm?p=2455

You can then go and type in a house number and a street name, you'll find out the elementary and middle.

For the high school, it is East Side Union High School District, and Evergreen has both Evergreen High (awesome) and Silver Creek High plus then moves over to Mount Pleasant High.

Here is the link for that:

http://www.schvision.com/schoolfinder3/esuhsd/

Good luck!

Erica
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Sat Apr 5, 2014
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As a buyer, you have just about all the rights to back out of the deal. In this case, the information was misrepresented to you...therefore, you have every right to back out of the deal. Keep in mind, that a contract is a mutual agreement between two parties. In this case, you are NOT in mutually agreed I hope this will help. ... more
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hailey.nguyen, Home Seller in San Jose, CA
Wed Mar 12, 2014
hailey.nguyen answered:
thank you Huey and Arpad. I guess MLS will populate it or only agents can change the status. cheers
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Climbon421, Renter in San Jose, CA
Sun Feb 2, 2014
Climbon421 answered:
The total monthly rent is $3,100 and the tenant is responsible for utilities (phone, water, gas/electricity). The landlord is responsible for weekly garbage pickup.
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Bahia Fear,  in San Jose, CA
Thu Jan 30, 2014
Bahia Fear answered:
This is a link - https://scvcchoa.com - to the website for Silver Creek Valley Country Club HOA which will give you a starting point as it includes school information etc.

If you would like more information feel free to contact me at 408-391-6722.

Regards,
Bahia
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Bahia Fear,  in San Jose, CA
Thu Jan 30, 2014
Bahia Fear answered:
Here is a the MLSlisting for the homes in the neighborhood so you can get an idea od features and price point.

http://matrix.mlslistings.com/Matrix/Search/Residential/SFRTownhouseCondo#c=AAEAAAD*****AQAAAAAAAAARAQAAAEwAAAAGAgAAAAQzMjA3BgMAAAABMgYEAAAAATEKBgUAAAAEMTAxMAYGAAAABDEwMDcNAgYHAAAAAjIxDQYGCAAAAAItMQ0GBgkAAAACMjUGCgAAAAEwCgYLAAAAATENAgYMAAAABi3CkMOiUg0sBg0AAAABMQ0CCw))

If you would like more information or would like to work with an agent that represents your interest in the negotiation process versus going direct to the sales agent who represents the developer feel free to give me a call. 408-391-6722

Enjoy your day!
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Juliana Lee, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Tue Jan 7, 2014
Juliana Lee answered:
Trulia and other sites pull information from the Santa Clara County Tax Assessor's Office giving you a view into past sales. If you want to go to the Assessor's web site you can:
https://www.sccassessor.org/index.php/online-services/proper…

Knowing what the builder sold their previous homes for won't really give you any advantage negotiating with the builder. Knowing what else you can buy and its likely sales price, is what counts.

San Jose Evergreen neighborhood home values are provided at
http://julianalee.com/san-jose/evergreen-statistics.htm

San Jose zip code 95121 home values are provided at
http://julianalee.com/zip-code/95121-statistics.htm

Work with an experience real estate agent who is working full time to understand the market and find the best values for her clients. Be committed to your agent and she will be committed to your success. After work effort doesn't match full time professional effort.

Juliana Lee
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty, the nations largest
Cell 650.857.1000
juliana@silicon-valley-homes-for-sale.com

Over 20 years experience
Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County
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Bahia Fear,  in San Jose, CA
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Bahia Fear answered:
Hi Suresh,

Connecting with an agent to help you develop a strategy and provide you with options is important. Real estate can be a great investment with high returns but can come with high risks. It is important to work with someone that understands the process and will help educate you though each step. I know this from personal experience as an agent and investor.

Feel free to reach out to me anytime. I'm more than happy to share my experience and provide additional resources.

Bahia Fear 408-391-6722
CA BRE 01929938
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Juliana Lee, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Thu Nov 7, 2013
Juliana Lee answered:
One of the things about the local real estate market that we see now is that homes in areas where the average home price is below $700k, the average home values still have not risen to the peaks they had in 2007. In areas where the average price is over $700k the values on average have gone well over their 2007 peaks.

The average Evergreen home price is just about $900k but the average price has not reached the 2007 peak. If you look at
http://julianalee.com/san-jose/evergreen-statistics.htm

Scroll down to the third plot you will see that Evergreen neighborhood homes on average began selling over list price in 2012 but the trend wasn't all that strong. My neighborhood plots are done by quarter. The fourth quarter of 2013 only has data for October. which shows that most Evergreen homes have sold under list price and that on average they have sold not quite 2% under list price.

If you want to see details of Evergreen home sales you can view the information for zip code 95138 at
http://julianalee.com/zip-code/95138-home-sales.htm

Juliana Lee
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty, the nations largest
Cell 650.857.1000
juliana@silicon-valley-homes-for-sale.com

Over 20 years experience
Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County
.
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John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Mon Oct 14, 2013
John Juarez answered:
When it comes to real estate rental scams Postlets.com is a major tool used by the scammers.

Don’t be taken in by unusually attractive rental rates. They are the first red flag of a scam attempt. ... more
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charles butt…, Real Estate Pro in san jose, CA
Fri Sep 27, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
As other responders have mentioned, I have also found the most effective method to determine if this neighborhood is one that you will be happy with is to go knock on the doors and talk to the neighbors.

The place where you buy your home is the most important decision that you will make in your life. It is also a very personal decision. A neighborhood that you might like is a neighborhood that others will not like, and of course a neighborhood that others like may be a neighborhood that you will not like.,

The only way to find out if it is the right neighborhood for you and your family is to knock on the doors and meet and talk to the neighbors before you make your decision whether or not to buy a home in that neighborhood.

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
Broker/Owner: The Butterfield Real Estate Firm
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com
DRE#00901872
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Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Coppertino, AL
Thu Sep 12, 2013
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Are you painting for yourself or for selling? If for yourself, you can be more adventurous with color. If for selling, pop by some open houses to see ones you like and ask what the colors are.

Bone, Wise Owl or Parisian Taupe (beige, gray, taupe) with Swiss Coffee (white) are popular choices. If you are having a professional paint the home, ask them what colors they see are commonly being chosen.

If you hire a pro painter, they may also suggest subtle color changes to give more dimension to the rooms.

Personally unless you have a historic home or one with a very distinct style (such as a Victorian or Eichler), stay away from the "Historic Homes of Distinction"-in my opinion the colors are too strong and trendy-meaning they can easily make the home look dated as soon as next year.
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