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Sat Mar 5, 2016
Matthew Smith answered:
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
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Sat Mar 5, 2016
Matthew Smith answered:
In addition to the other suggestions, if money is no object, Piedmont schools are fabulous. The homes can be pretty fabulous too, with some amazing older properties.
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Sun Apr 5, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Raj, Did you find a place yet? I am afraid the rental inventory is quite low currently so you should check with the local rental management companies for their inventory. You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities.

You may qualify to buy FHA with fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

You will need to be pre-approved if you decide to buy to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, home price, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran & VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
22+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
760-486-4225
9am till 5pm by phone Monday thru Saturday, Sundays by appt., EMAIL ANYTIME 24/7
Under640FicoScoreLoans@gmail.com or HomeLoans4U@live.com
http://youtu.be/MrygA2_8fAY
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Sun Apr 5, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Amy, Did you find a place? I am afraid the rental inventory is quite low currently so you should check with the local rental management companies for their inventory. You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities.

You may qualify to buy FHA with fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

You will need to be pre-approved if you decide to buy to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, home price, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran & VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
22+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
760-486-4225
9am till 5pm by phone Monday thru Saturday, Sundays by appt., EMAIL ANYTIME 24/7
Under640FicoScoreLoans@gmail.com or HomeLoans4U@live.com
http://youtu.be/MrygA2_8fAY
http://www.trulia.com/profile/SherylArndt

If my response was helpful, consider clicking Thank, Link or Best Answer.
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Sun Apr 5, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Katrina, I am afraid the rental inventory is quite low currently so you should check with the local rental management companies for their inventory. You should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities.

You may qualify to buy FHA with fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment/price you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Your email address is needed to set you up for the automatic daily updates.

Beware of the many rental scams out there these days on all sites. The scams are on all of the rental listing sites except one that us agents/broker use such as mls, multiple listing service.

You should not give anyone any funds or personal information without confirming with a licensed agent/broker or management company to find out whom you should be dealing with and the status of any address of interest.

You will need to be pre-approved if you decide to buy to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, home price, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.

It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
Veteran & VA/CalVet Loan Specialist
REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
22+ Years Experience
BRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
760-486-4225
9am till 5pm by phone Monday thru Saturday, Sundays by appt., EMAIL ANYTIME 24/7
Under640FicoScoreLoans@gmail.com or HomeLoans4U@live.com
http://youtu.be/MrygA2_8fAY
http://www.trulia.com/profile/SherylArndt

If my response was helpful, consider clicking Thank, Link or Best Answer.
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Fri Nov 28, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
No link is visible, however rather than waiting for an open house and potential added buyer competition, why not simply schedule a private showing; if you are not currently working with an agent of your own, perhaps consider the idea; he/she can schedule showings, provide any necessary information, etc. ... more
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Madhavan,
You really can't rely on online valuations or on shoot from the hip agent perspectives on a home they can't really see in person. Any local agent that has seen the home, may withhold their true opinion if they have an interested buyer too.
You need a great professional agent on your side to help determine not only the value, but your offer strategy. The listing agent works for the seller, so they can't be objective and won't keep your confidences.
Have your agent prepare a market analysis for you and review the findings with you. Also ask them to research what they can about the seller's level of motivation, the speed at which similar homes are selling and decide on a strategy to move forward. Best of luck
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
Huey Nguyen answered:
Hello leiladeweese,

Please refer to this website of the Fremont Unified School District to check on the school attendance areas of a property you are interested in:

http://www.schoolworksgis.com/FremontUSD/schoollocator.html

For 3876 Wildflower Common, the schools are as follows:

Hirsch Elementary
Horner Junior High
Irvington High

Good luck!


Best regards,



Huey Nguyen
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Wed Apr 9, 2014
Ali Qureshi answered:
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Ali Qureshi answered:
I am sure you must have noticed this winter was unusual for real estate market as the market had limited inventory just like now.
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Wed Feb 26, 2014
Ali Qureshi answered:
BMR properties, depending on the city, may qualify for partial financing through the city as a subordinate 20%. Best option is to contact the city to find out more about the program and also contact your lender to see if they have any issues with a subordinate financing. ... more
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Fri Aug 23, 2013
Shonaa asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/homes/California/Fremont/sold/2813696-41557-Patton-Ter-Fremont-CA-94538
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Sat May 25, 2013
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Xiaopooh,

This property's status is "Pending, Show for Backups" and as Manny states may be closing on 6/9.

This property was first purchased on 4/9/08 for $570,000.

-Steve
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Steven Ornellas answered:
Kaybear:

The future BART tracks are approx. 400' from this home. http://goo.gl/maps/XOZWW

If noise is a concern, you may want to find an area where the active BART track is ~400' away to approximate the sound level.

-Steve
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Fri Feb 3, 2012
Steven Ornellas answered:
Home99:

Balconies ARE NOT included in the living space measurement. So, it appears the interior living space is 1433 (tax records show this same amount).

-Steve
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Fri Feb 3, 2012
Marie Souza Team answered:
Home99 - Talk to a insurance person about the area & cost. They will know exactly if it's in a flood zone.
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Tue Nov 8, 2011
Steven Fong answered:
Hi Myfirsthome,
You're off to a great start using school performance as the main criteria for your search. As a former teacher, my partner and I sell homes to buyers based on the best schools that fit their budget. Parklane West is a nice complex, newer construction, goes to Hirsh Elemenary with a 910 API score, Horner (923) and Irvington High School (869). Keep in mind most of the high performing Elementary Schools in Fremont are impacted which means they will be diverted to another school that has space. It's always a good idea to call the individual schools to find out their current status.

School info/API Scores can be found at: http://www.sunilsethi.com/schools.htm

The community offers a swimming pool, underground gated community parking, storage area, and a small playground. There's a mix of condos and townhomes. Interior units are preferred as the back over looks a cemetery and the front faces a busy road. I met with Sunny the other day, who is the sales rep there, and he says they have sold most of their new units and are down to their final phases, which are the units facing Grimmer. There are some resales that periodically pop up. Across the street from Parklane West on Grimmer is there is a Tattoo, Porn, and Gun Shop.

The complex is very attractive and comfortable. If you're looking in the price range of <$500,000 you should also consider North Gate and Parkmont districts of Fremont which are also associated with great schools.

Steven Fong
Realtor
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Thu Oct 28, 2010
Brian Ripp answered:
Hi Nancy,

Yes, Joe is correct.
Don't forget that interest rates are very low and it's a great time to buy.

good luck,
Brian
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Mon Jan 25, 2010
Soumya answered:
Hi,

I am also looking to purchase a condo in the park lane west community. I drove around the place and realized that there is a cemetery located just behind this community on the irvington ave. Will this have a negative effect on the resale value of the home? Please let me know.

Also, if any of you already own a home in this community...i will be glad if you can give some feedback on good\negative aspects of these homes

Thanks
Soumya
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