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Tue Apr 7, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Nimisha,

Looking at data in Heat Map form may help you review the data that is available.
A place to start may be: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Milpitas-California/market-trends/
Then a local agent or better yet, an appraiser can look at underlying data, mapping trends for properties closer and farther from the tracks.

Kind regards,

Arpad
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Mon Mar 16, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
This is a question for a building contractor. Get some estimates from folks who do this work in your neighborhood,
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Fri Mar 6, 2015
Nora Moore answered:
The cost of adding a bathroom on the main floor varies quite a bit. It depends on if you want a full bathroom or half bathroom. How you add it on to your home also changes the price. Depending on how it is attached, the home should be habitable during that process. It would probably be a good idea to find a home that you're interested in and ask a few contractors for time and cost estimates. http://www.norrisplanthirevic.com.au/about-us ... more
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Sun Mar 1, 2015
Carrie Rollings Meynet answered:
No matter if the home is brand new or a an older home, it is my recommendation to always inspect. Sadly, one of the most challenging escrows I had was a technical remodel- most of the structure brand new. The inspections revealed a bunch of issues. Ultimately, the buyer got credits he felt comfortable to "make up" for the issues. I have also sold brand new construction and very little showed up on the reports. Inspections are knowledge, and I feel you should know your property as well as you can. Home buying is often the largest financial investment a person makes- doing your due diligence is a wise step in my mind.
Best of luck to you in your home buying!
Carrie Rollings
Gibson International
310.650.3075
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Sun Mar 1, 2015
Carrie Rollings Meynet answered:
We often find that one of three escrows fall out. Lending is often a challenge- but on a basic level, inspections reveal the health of the property. If buyer and seller can not reach an agreement as to "credits" issued based on findings in an inspection, buyers can get discouraged and pull out of escrows prior to inspection contingencies. There are other reasons that may effect an escrow as well, such as appraisals. In our fast moving market, appraisals can be a problem- therefore effecting the loan process as well.
The escrow process is highly dynamic. Getting a solid team of inspectors and lending agent is imperative.
Good question.
Carrie Rollings
Gibson International
310.650.3075
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Tue Feb 17, 2015
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You are posting in the form. Trulia does not monitor the form like a contact us page. You can to contact them for something like this.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
AGreer@TheMortgageOutlet.com

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
408-352-5147
NMLS #1056079
http://www.TheMortgageOutlet.com
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Thu Feb 12, 2015
joettamcfadden asked:
Anyone else purchase a home from this community? If so, what has your experience been like so far?
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
r_tpownall answered:
I will have to disagree with most of your answers on the point of the bank not seeing the home. Any home that has gone through a foreclosure has been serviced by a property management company and their vendor/contractors are required to inspect and report back in writing and pictures all that is wrong with a home. So the bank is well aware of any defects or hazardous situations. I know this because I work for one of the top property preservation companies in the US and have uploaded photos and reports on these properties. So I don't think it should be legal for banks to not adhere to the full disclosure act. ... more
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Sun Jan 11, 2015
Sam Shueh answered:
taking 237 about 30 minutes, Getting on 237 from Mpts taking longer than getting to PA.
Fri & Mon taking longer.

Sam Shueh
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Sat Jan 10, 2015
pkmarimuthu answered:
I have visited the Milpitas multiple times and felt strong smell and sometimes mild but smell is there
I also complained to Milpitas hotline established for reporting this issue.

Regarding Orchid by Dr Horton, I love the community,floor plan,overall house and location- This kind of house i was looking for it. I visited there 3 times but one time it was very strong smell and i didn't feel good for that day. My kids were running into the car and not coming to see the house. And then i removed milpitas itself from my list.

Visit milpitas multiple times, if smell don't bother you, Orchid is the best one[ no good school though].


just my thoughts...
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Tue Jan 6, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Gurvinder,

I would be happy to help you with a townhome purchase in Milpitas.
What price range and what size (bedrooms baths) please?

All the best,

Arpad
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Sun Jan 4, 2015
agentman97 answered:
We are also thinking of buying a home in this community.
We have visited the place at least 4-5 times (at different times of the day), and also talked to 3 neighbors. All of them gave a positive feedback. ... more
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Wed Dec 17, 2014
Robert Chomentowski answered:
First thing to do is get a estimated HUD 1 settlement statement from escrow as soon as you can. This will detail all of the closing costs paid by you in the closing. Make sure the seller is paying everything as detailed in your purchase contract. And make you are your lender fees are the same as the estimate that your lender gave to you. Closely review each line in the settlement statement and make sure it makes sense. If it does not immediately speak to your loan officer and Realtor. Pay close attention to your final cash to close required and make sure it was in line with your expectations. ... more
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Tue Dec 16, 2014
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Generally, you can start right after you close provided you have a No pre payment penalty.

Best regards
P Mistry


www.ruthandperry.com
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Sat Dec 13, 2014
Robert Chomentowski answered:
The ASHI site can be a good place to find an inspector. There is also a California certification. It can be a good idea to get an inspector that is certified with one of these major organizations. ... more
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Thu Nov 20, 2014
Ali Qureshi answered:
I have heard nothing but great reviews about this community. I recently helped my client get a house in this community. The sales office was not inclined to negotiate much but together we were able to get reduced price and credits. All the best. ... more
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Tue Nov 4, 2014
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Yes. As it gets further and further along it will but at this point it will be very little appreciation especially since they haven't started construction.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
AGreer@TheMortgageOutlet.com

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
408-352-5147
NMLS #1056079
http://www.TheMortgageOutlet.com
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Tue Nov 4, 2014
My NC Homes Team answered:
Builders tend to build what buyers are demanding. If Buyers weren't buying them builders would stop building them. It's fine to buy one, but be certain to check out all the rules and regulations that are part of any condominium development. Too often buyers don't pay attention to these and then get upset later on when their HOA is enforcing them. ... more
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Tue Nov 4, 2014
manny answered:
Hey Kiran ,

I know it it too late for the reply.

May I know if the 590 price is including lot premium ? I recently bought a 2BD in avenue.

Manny.
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Mon Nov 3, 2014
manny answered:
Hello Divya ,

I almost bought a unit in Taylor Morrison. Builder may be good but the management is very irresponsible and lethargic. Had a very bad experience with them.

- Manny
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