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John Hostak, Renter in Fremont, CA
Sun Sep 8, 2013
John Hostak answered:
Clydene -

There is abundant evidence of induced electrical field in horizontally placed objects like pipelines, wire fences, semi-trailers, etc. resulting in problems like enhanced corrosion of metals when high-voltage lines (e,g., 450,000 V) are emplaced above the objects. The US has not established uniform standards for health protection for these types of fields as yet.

Your concern, in the hundreds of volts, is not insignificant from the standpoint of electrical protection, but is unlikely to result in corrosion of a vertically placed well casing if they are metallic, and in all events has no lasting effect, if any, on the quality properties of the supplied water. If the casing is more recent and is of PVC, the effects are pretty much non-existent. Jerry's resources below from the Health Physics Society and Wikipedia are enlightening about the subject. Also, check the following where standards have been established (UK is a bit ahead of us in this area) for more information:
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BA buyer, Home Buyer in Milpitas, CA
Mon Jul 29, 2013
BA buyer answered:
Anything changes in last one year in ref to answer of original questions such as re-zoning, bart etc as we are looking into this warmspring area...
Also the talk about possible building on new 4000 homes near BART station, can it imapct the warmpspring schooling and possible re-zoning or overcrowding issues..
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Steven Ornel…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Mon Apr 8, 2013
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi doncelfive,

In January of this year I attended a Bay East Association of Realtors® "Housing Opportunities" round table event concentrating on Credit Repair and counseling.

The major takeaway:
NEVER pay for credit repair!

Quite frankly, anything a "credit repair" company can do you can do yourself. Understand there are no quick fixes and the length of time to get your credit back into shape will likely be at least a year (depending on what issues you actually have).

One of the leading non-profit credit counseling companies in the US is National Budget Planners, which you can check out at

I would encourage you contact them today and get started with their FREE Budget and Credit Counseling

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The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Wed Aug 15, 2012
The Medford Team answered:
The only person who can really answer this to your satisfaction is ... you. You really need to go there on a few different types of days and use your nose. In reality, it depends a lot on how sensitive your nostrils really are … my wife can smell things I cannot, and so is obviously bothered by smells more than I am. Women overall seem to have a better sense of smell than men. ... more
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John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Sat May 26, 2012
John Juarez answered:
The Lakes and Birds area is in North Fremont and includes homes on both sides of Hwy 880. There are significant value differences in various neighborhoods with the Lakes and Birds. However, to say that prices are low and houses are hard to sell is an incorrect statement. This continues to be one of Fremont’s desirable areas. Sales are currently strong and multiple offers are common. ... more
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User8, Home Owner in Fremont, CA
Tue May 1, 2012
User8 answered:
We bought a home backing power lines in Fremont. We have two young kids and were concerned so we had the PG&E come out and measure the effect of power lines in the home and backyard. The EMF readings were negligible, more like the emf emitted close to a electric bulb in the bathroom. The PG&E technician said that the power lines are high enough to not cause any harmful radiation close to ground.
He said usually the electric household items like microwave, range etc are much more harmful if you are standing close to them when in operation. We are typically much closer to any home appliance when operated, as simple as a hair dryer. That proximity pose more risk than the power lines. But then home buying is matter of what you are comfortable with.
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John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Leucadia, CA
Sun Apr 29, 2012
John Arendsen answered:
You've hit a nerve with me inasmuch as I've been a disaster response contractor for the past 25 years and have worked in every major California earthquake since 1986 including the Loma Perita event in 1989 which took down the Bay Bridge.

In fact April coincidently is "Earthquake Preparedness and Awareness Month" and a great time to be asking questions like this. Ron't right there's been 2 major EQ's in the Bay area during the past 106 years.

That stated all the experts from Cal Tech, USGS, and SCEC (Southern California Earthquake Center) as well as many other very well informed and astute experts and authorities all conclude it's not IF. It's WHEN.

Here's some more info for you to chew on including a post I previously wrote on Trulia on April Fools Day to commemorate Earthquake awareness and preparedness.

Good luck.
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Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Thu Apr 19, 2012
Pacita Dimacali answered:
You have every right to choose your own insurance company (and policy) to cover your personal belongings. Some folk bundle their insurance to also cover their vehicles, and there is usually some savings done that way.

Common areas, exterior of the building and other structures covered by the HOA will fall under the policy and servicer selected by the HOA management/board.

Did something happen that made you concerned after 13 years of living there? Perhaps the HOA is offering an opportunity for discounts if the individual owners wanted to piggy back off the master. Can't hurt to check it out.
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Dawn Rivera, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Sun Apr 15, 2012
Dawn Rivera answered:
Nile is a quaint little "small town" area it has many antique shops which it is well known for. It also (as you stated) does have great schools. Do I think they will change it into something like Mission San Jose? In my opinion I dont think so. They may do some face lifts on some of the building but most of them are historical buildings and cannot or should not be changed. If you are looking for a newer home, there are some newly build homes in the area, and as for shopping if you drive straight down Niles Blvd. it turns into alvarado niles and goes to the huge shipping center in union city called Union Landing where you can shop, buy groceries, go to one of many restaurants, and see a movie if you like.....Dawn ... more
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Logspotter, Home Owner in Fremont, CA
Mon Apr 9, 2012
Logspotter answered:
Have you checked the roof? I live in a PUD in Fremont and all of our mold inside the unit is from a roof leak or an outside wall such as stucco. Also if the dryer is not properly vented it could cause moisture and create the mold.

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Dawn Rivera, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Fri Mar 30, 2012
Dawn Rivera answered:
Hi Logspotter, I think what your asking is can your HOA change to another insurance company? If your HOA includes the homeowners insurance then they can change who they purchase it from. If that is the case it may be in your best interest as it may help keep the cost of your HOA dues from going up to cover the higher priced Insurance....Hope this helps, feel free to contact me if I can answer any other questions.......Dawn ... more
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The Medford…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Sat Jan 14, 2012
The Medford Team answered:

If you are looking in Sacramento, change your profile to reflect the area code you are most interested in - otherwise, the only agents that will respond will be from the Fremont area because that's the zip code you currently have entered.
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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Mon Jul 4, 2011
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
It's simple then - call PG&E and find out what happened in regard to the billing............if the tenants forgot to order a final reading, then you need to arrange it.

That's the correct thing to do, as you certainly shouldn't be using electricity if its still under their name. ... more
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Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Thu Apr 21, 2011
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Where in Fremont are these properties and what does each offer? Weigh the differences not just in number of bedrooms, baths and square footage, but what each offers,

Some amenities that may appeal to prospective tenants or future buyers:
In-unit laundry --- some condos don't have this much-desired convenience
Assigned/Dedicated parking spaces
Garden/patio area (townhouses may have at least a small patch of yard for outdoor activities)
Proximity to shopping, restaurants
Proximity to highways --- especially desired by commuters
Other amenities like swimming pool, gym, recreational facitilities

And, for families with kids, what school districts? Is one better than the other?

And for buyers ---- and as Bryan asked, what kind of loan can they get? Some buyers may want to get an FHA loan. To find out which projects are FHA-approved, see:

Good luck!
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Dawn Rivera, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Tue Apr 19, 2011
Dawn Rivera answered:
Hi Joey, I agree with Barry 100% and i just want to add that while some schools have higher test scores than others, that can change from year to year. It depends on how well the students apply themselves and if the parents enforce the doing of the home work. Irvington has the second best highschool scores in fremont, but approx. 10 years ago it had among the worst scores in fremont. American high has passed up washington in the past few years too. So just keep in mind that what ever school your children attend its all fremont unified and as such all teach the same curriculum. In other words if your child is an A student at Mission they will still be an a student at Kennedy.....Dawn PS I live in that nieghborhood and it is very quiet and peaceful, all my neighbors are friendly and we have a great community! ... more
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Brian Ripp, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Mon Feb 14, 2011
Brian Ripp answered:
If you serve the three day notice day, (early) you count, monday/tues/weds. Start the notice of unlawful detainer on Thurs.

However - you should contact an eviction comp. to make sure you do it right. One wrong step on your part could make you start all over.

Verne Perry, attorney
225 W.Winton Av. #106
Hayward, CA 94544

good luck,
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Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Sat Feb 12, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Receipts - for what ? unconfirmed what you questions is about , can you provide additional information ?

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Amit Inamdar,…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Sun Feb 6, 2011
Amit Inamdar, MBA answered:
Impound accounts have separate escrow feature and the funds must be used for the purpose they were put in. As long as the account has sufficient funds the property tax and insuance must be paid. Mortgagors has right to request the impound account escrow statement. ... more
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