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Sat Feb 11, 2017
tphfw answered:
One well behaved, clean, quiet pet is allowed and $100/month extra pet rent.
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Tue Mar 22, 2016
Carolinegreen355 answered:
My husband just got a job in Mountain View, CA. This is a huge change for us because we live in Maryland on a farmette. I have two horses, cats and a dog. Where can I live within commuting distance and have horses? Or where could I live within commuting distance near a horse boarding facility? Wish us luck :/ ... more
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Fri Apr 24, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:

I am in the Mountain View area. Does she have a max commute time she is ok with?

Kind regards,

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Sat Nov 30, 2013
Joe G answered:
Just got a job at Linkedin in Mountain View, CA. I'm moving from Orlando, FL , starting out in my career, and don't know the area.

What's an affordable place close to work with minimal traffic issues. How much can I expect to pay for 1 or 2 bedroom apartments, and how much would corporate housing or furnished places cost?

I appreciate any and all feedback!
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Sat Oct 5, 2013
Marcy Moyer answered:
Most rentals cam be found on Trulia, Zillow, or Craigslist. Occasionally they are on MLS, but not often. You can also contact apartment complexes directly. For example, Avalon allows dogs, is in downtown MV, but has a weight limit. There is a lot of competition for rentals in Mountain View. so do not get discouraged or surprised by how difficult it is. You may want to see about staying at a Marriott Residence Inn where they allow pets in order to give yourself time to find a place to rent.

Marcy Moyer
Keller Williams Realty Pal Alto
BRE 01191194
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Thu Sep 26, 2013
Robert Chomentowski answered:
Hi Mike,

You can get a VA loan only 1 year after a short sale. Give me a call and I can discuss assisting your get approved.
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Tue Sep 17, 2013
Panji Nugroho answered:
I'm selling my land 3800m2 in South Jakarta, Very strategic location, email me
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
Vivian answered:
We live in that area. We know the seller and neighbors as well. That is a very nice community and area to live in. high school is pretty good. you could walk to castro and shoreline park. that is most of people we know are doing.

We also help 15neighbors in this community (named gables end) to refinance. We definitely know this area very well. We offer the lowest wholesale rate for them. most of them: 5arm rate is 2.625, no point no fee. some of them choose 30fix, rate is 3.75(for condo, 3.5for single family home), no point no fee.

You could contact me for more details about this area and loan support.
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Thu Mar 8, 2012
Hassan Sabbagh answered:
Here they are:

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Fri Sep 16, 2011
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Jennifer

You have lots of choices from Redwood City, San Mateo, San Mateo to Campbell or Santa Teresa.

If you have many questions do give me a call.
To find out what is happening in Mountain View or Sunnyvale go to:

I think you will love Willow Glen:

Best regards

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Fri Mar 4, 2011
John Arendsen answered:
Natalie, Is that Ventura, CA?
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Thu Nov 4, 2010
Anna Salas answered:
The immediate area in The Crossings is very nice and convenient location with all the shopping stores like Safeway, the San Antonio Center and the 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport. The best judge on a neighborhoood is good is actually you. You can talk with people that live in the area or you can spend time in the area to jugde for yourself. I think that the crime rate in general, in Mountain View is pretty low. However, the best people to ask would be the police department, feel free to call them and get the data from them. They are very helpful and friendly. ... more
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Thu Nov 4, 2010
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Hi Thirty and thanks for your post.

I'm not certain where you obtained information that violent crime was higher in Mountain View than the county average unless, of course, the average is higher due to the smaller population of Mountain View. Mountain View has only 72,000 residents (as of 2009), compared with 140,000 in Sunnyvale and more than 1 million in San Jose.

Also, everything truly depends on what you classify as "violent crimes"? According the Mountain View's site, there were slightly more than 2000 incidents of FBI Class 1 crimes in the city, but "zero" homicides in Mountain View. The bulk of the crimes were larceny--theft.

For more information about crime in Mountain View, check out their police site at

Remember that all cities will have crime. Because Mountain View is an affluent town with a median average income well above the norm in California and its located near the freeway, it may have a bit more larceny and theft than other more secluded towns like Los Altos, which does not have major roads into the town.

Good luck and check with the City's website for more information!

Grace Morioka, SRES
Area Pro Realty
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Wed Sep 29, 2010
Francis Rolland answered:
Hello Mindy,
without generalizing too much, Mountain View holds its value a little better than Sunnyvale in hard times, in the same way that Palo Alto holds it better than Mountain View. As you go South it seems over time that this is the rule.
North Sunnyvale seems to be less desirable than South Sunnyvale if you look at the prices. The schools are important in that equation. Of course, South Sunnyvale right next to the freeway is not a great investment, and some areas in the North could be more desirable...
For more details stats, don't hesitate to go to the attached web reference and enter the appropriate area for Mountain View.
Let me know if I can help further,
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Mon Jul 12, 2010
Joseph Chen - (650) 776-1997 answered:
Hi Eddy

I am a local agent. I live in Mountain View myself. I can help you negotiate the terms and price for you condo and help you get the condo.

Let me know if you need anything.

Joseph Chen
Keller Williams Realty
Palo Alto
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Tue Aug 25, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:

You should consider yourself "a little off topic."

Consider another forum..................
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Tue Aug 4, 2009
Sam Shueh answered:
I think so when I was there last time. They are much more affordable than those off Fabian, PA
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Thu Apr 9, 2009
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Hi Raj and thanks for your question. I was born and raised in Mountain View and then moved to Sunnyvale. I frequent many hamlets of Mountain View, but here's what you might find interesting:

Mountain View is nestled between Los Altos to the North and Sunnyvale to the South. The residents are mostly professional and the best places to live are in areas where the school is Los Altos School district elementary and middle schools--usually a litte further north and on the west side of El Camino Real. The population of Mountain View is mostly professional with residents working for Sun Micro, Apple, Google, and other high profile companies in the area. In fact, when Google went public, housing prices in Mountain View shot up over 10 percent in about one month.

The residents of Mountain View love their downtown area, and their City Hall is famous as a backdrop in a movie staring John Lithgow. John's pictures grace many of the walls inside the City. They have one of the best planning departments to work with, and the City government is both cooperative and responsive. The newer library is wonderful. Restaurants line the downtown Castro street, and you'll find many neighbors walking around in the summer enjoying the evening.

Because Mountain View and Los Altos share a high school and overlapping school districts, many Mountain View residents can be enjoy the sights and art of Los Altos, including the Hillview Community Center and theaters in both Mountain View and Los Altos. Mountain View has the Shoreline Ampitheatre and residents from Mountain View can often get preferred tickets for concert events there. The best celebration is the Fourth of July at Shoreline Theatre and fireworks can be seen from many parts of the city. Shoreline Ampitheatre is located in the wetlands near the bay's edge in Mountain View and you'll find plenty of residents, biking, hiking and taking in the lovely sights and animal life at this preserve.

Mountain View has convenient access to both 85 (to go south) and 101 (to go north). Housing prices are a bit higher in Mountain View than at points further south, and there are definitely better sections of town than others. For more information about Mountain View, please contact your real estate professional. Good luck and happy house hunting!!

Grace Morioka, SRES, e-Pro
Area Pro Realty
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