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Niles : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Sep 14, 2013
The Medford Team answered:
This is a job for your Realtor - you need to find one you trust, then let them run the numbers for you and make recommendations. We are really not supposed to be providing pricing in this forum. In fact, if any given seller sees their property being discussed like this in a public forum such as this (all they have to do to find it is Google their address), it gives them an advantage in trying to negotiate price once offers come in. ... more
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Wed Aug 28, 2013
Bhambhaat answered:
Some thoughts on the topic:

It was too big to post as here, so converted it to a blog instead. Hope you find it useful. ... more
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Wed Aug 28, 2013
Bhambhaat answered:
Some thoughts on the topic:

It was too big to post as an answer here, so converted it to a blog instead. Hope you find it useful. ... more
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Sat Aug 24, 2013
John Juarez answered:
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
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Mon Aug 19, 2013
Brian Ripp answered:
Average selling price in Niles: $750K

Average renting price: 3 bedrooms: $2,000, 4 bedrooms: $2,200.
However, that's just an average. They may go as high as $3,000.

Hope that helps,
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Fri May 3, 2013
Kim Glass answered:
Hi ashley.alves03,

The best way to find out would be to ask the listing agent or property manager directly. Go back to the listing and write them directly with the message feature (click the orange button 'Contact Property' to send the message).

Hope that helps get you started!
-Kim, Community Manager
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi kirtish,

If the FUSD are not able/willing to disclose the waiting list numbers the following links are probably you best source for finding a useful pattern; however, I 'm not sure in the long-run it will prove useful given the variability each year:

By the way, you can check any address in Fremont, and many other Bay Area Cities, via which I find to be more informative and easier to use than the FUSD site - plus they also have a mobile application, which is quite handy when you are viewing homes! Just access on your mobile phone to download the app for FREE.

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Wed Oct 3, 2012
Prasad Bodas answered:
Hello Carmen,

Next time when you submit your lease application you may want to submit cover letter stating your current situation , what you could offer to property owner in terms of prepaid rent and any other information by which owner or property manager could make a decision in your favor. Hope this helps and wish you all the best in your home search. ... more
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Fri Aug 24, 2012
Dawn Rivera answered:
Hi Kalinka, you can also try Brian or Barry Ripp at Realty world Viking. They are real estate brokers and they also do Property Management and have over 40 plus properties they manage. you can contact them to see what they have available....Their office phone is 510-794-9922 Also, Brians cell is 510-710-4905 and Barry's cell is 510-386-5066.....Good luck, Dawn ... more
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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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Mon Jul 11, 2011
John Juarez answered:

The easy and obvious answer is “yes”. That answer is not sufficient because we don’t know what other qualifications that you have in regard to your planned purchase.

Are you looking for the “best schools”? Are you looking for specific neighborhood characteristics? What is your budget for your planned purchase? Would a condo or townhouse be sufficient or not? Have you been approved for a loan? Are you working with an experienced local Realtor?

Right now, there are more questions than answers, but that is also normal for something as big as the purchase of a home.
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Sun Apr 17, 2011
Will Bateson answered:
There are always sellers out there who think their home is special, i.e. better than the 'comps' and will not price it for anything less than they think it is 'worth.9; The truth is, an overpriced listing generates minimal interest. If the seller is actually motivated to sell the house, this strategy will backfire - there will be lots of price reductions, and it will inevitably sell for LESS than if the seller priced the home at market value to begin with.

Good luck!

Will Bateson, Broker (Sidewalk Homes)
Full service Rebate Broker
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Fri Apr 15, 2011
Tina Lam answered:
As you can see from the sales trends, condos in fremont have been dropped through 2010, making them really good buy. When you say good values, you can look at from 2 perspectives 1) very affordable for home buyers or 2) very good return as rental properties. And there are listings for both. I need to know more about your criteria to make recommendation and of better assistance. Feel free to reach out to me. ... more
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Fri Dec 10, 2010
Charo Bhatt answered:
Hi Maddy,

It seems like you like to buy a home in Niles area of Fremont.

Sunroom is a good place to read, meditate, exercise, party and do other house hold activities.

Sunroom adds value to the home. It takes away some yard space but gives nice feeling.

Good luck to you,

Charo Bhatt
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Sat Aug 21, 2010
The Medford Team answered:

This link will show you the elementary school scores sorted by API score – as you can see, Niles is ranked #11.

As a neighborhood, Niles is great – it’s quiet and located up against the hills. Niles Canyon Railway connects to Niles and is a wonderful, historical connection to a bye gone era in California. Neighborhoods are tucked out of the way, access to parks is wonderful, including great access to Fremont’s Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area.

If you are looking for good schools and great neighborhoods but don’t want to go to south Fremont, I’d also consider Parkmont and Brookvale.
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Fri Jul 25, 2008
Meena Gujral answered:
Hi Micros,

The Niles school has an API score of 886 and a Great schools rating of 9 according to the great schools website.
Follow the link below to see the school information:

If you would like to get some listings in that area e-mailed to you, please send me an e-mail off line or call me at 510-279-9580 and I would be happy to help you.

I can also send you listings in all the good elementary school areas in Fremont if you want.

Meena Gujral
Help-U-Sell Achievers Realty
40083 Mission Blvd
Fremont, Ca. 94539
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Mon Jun 2, 2008
Charo Bhatt answered:
Hello Mr. Buyer

As far as the opinion, of Fremont or San Jose, Fremont is a smaller and younger town then SJ. I would say it’s all case by case, what fits your scenario the best? Do you mind to commute more if you get a better house? Do you have children of the school age? Do you care for the age of the house? Do you need an attached garage? Some more questions for you before your particular scenario can be analyzed.

I think you can get a town house in Mt. View too, in that range. If you like to live in Mt view, this town home that I know off, is band new, 3 bed 2.5 baths with 2 car attached garage. You need a negotiator to bring the price down to your numbers.

Feel free to call me I will show you this community and also try and negotiate the price for you.

Best of luck in house hunting.

Charo Bhatt
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