You can find this discussed in earlier threads but here are a few things to consider:
1. The homes in the new area will be TOD (transit oriented development). This means stacked condos (3-4 stories) and townhomes on top of businesses, so not single family homes with a yard.This is a different demographic so might not reduce demand much for existing larger homes.
2. These homes will not be in the Warm Springs school district and thus won't demand 900-API score premiums. Each API point seems to add about $1000 to homes in this school district.
3. Crime does tend to go up in a 300 yard concentric circle around BART stations so again existing homes should not experience this as a negative.
4. With BART going eventually to downtown San Jose and the theoretical business to come at the BART station, maybe Silicone Valley might go a little north keeping demand up.
5. Long term, this area survives downturns so likely not too much of a risk. If you only live here 5 years, anything can happen!... more
Most Fremont schools are very good to outstanding. There is only one high school in the Irvington district, Irvington High and it is excellent. There is also one middle school, Horner and it is also excellent.... more
Ardenwood homes have always commanded attention, Primarily due to the schools and the closed community that fosters a very healthy neighborliness . It has a little bit of everything and choices of floor plans that command attention. These homes were built by KB homes and are designed for more functionality versus luxury. Prices have gone higher at an average of 35% -$40% since 2008.
A lot more Buyers are looking to buy into this community , especially with two parks, proximity to the Freeway, Schools, and and the friendly neighbors.
The demography is mixed and with average incomes over$120,000 annul, a leading contributing factor to the demand for housing in ardenwood . There are new homes being built by KB homes across Peralta road , that used to be open fields.
Ardenwood area is a place where one can settle down for a few years, save money and grow their home equity then move on to more luxury homes after.
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There are probably quite a few different companies in your area. It will probably depend on what kind of services you want and what your price range is. They will most likely be different, so I would look into a few different services to see what you are looking for. Then you could get the right service and get moved more easily! http://www.templeterrace.com/index.aspx?nid=369... more
This is really a personal preference for you and your wife, because you need to see what is best for you and your family...
Are you willing to drive further than your wife? Is she willing to drive further?
What are the most important factors in deciding where you live besides commuting? School district, for example?
There would be more traffic going towards Mountain View than there would be going towards Stockton... does that change your outlook?
Maybe you can begin look at Tracy, Dublin, or Pleasanton to START? Those cities might be good middle places. A good Realtor will be able to tell you more about the pros and cons of each place. Never count anything out, just keep an open mind. It might end up being best that you live in Mountain View, you never know. Please discuss with your Realtor.
This is a tough question for Realtors â€“ while weâ€™d love to be able to give you our opinion, we canâ€™t. Overall, Realtors are prohibited by law from telling you whether or not any specific neighborhood is safe. Itâ€™s called â€œsteeringâ€ and we are prohibited by our code of ethics and federal law from providing such information. Here are a couple posts that explain more:
NO STEERING ALLOWED: 3 Important Facts To Know As A Buyer
Donâ€™t Get â€˜Steeredâ€™ in the Wrong Direction
However, we CAN tell you where to go to get information. In your case, for crime statistics, go to the following sites:
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:
It is as good a neighbor as any in Fremont. The house is already Pending so you are out of luck if you were interested in it. I suggest that you get together with an experienced local Realtor who can show you houses that you can buy before someone else beats you to them. This is still a fast moving market.... more