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Home Buying in San Carlos : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Dec 24, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
If you're talking about lay persons who advertise rental properties you can't. If you're talking about RE Professionals, Lenders, Stagers, Home Inspectors, Contractors, etc. Check them out with BBB, Angies List, the Department of Real Estate, or the California State Contractors License Board. ... more
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Thu Dec 5, 2013
Alexander Greer answered:
Have you thought about buying? It is always cheaper to buy than to rent
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Tue Aug 6, 2013
Phyllis McArthur answered:
Hi Filippo, hopefully you didn't give too much info, usually the info wanted is name/email that's all. if you are looking for information about homes for sale you cam log onto my website:
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Sun Jul 21, 2013
Shirley Kraus answered:
1001 Laurel is a great complex, beautiful finishes and oh so convenient! Pacific Hacienda is another newer complex that is near everything, and there are many older complexes as well. Depending on the space you're looking for, whether or not it's new/renovated, HOA fees, and price range are all factors that will influence your choices, along with availability! If you have any questions or would like additional guidance, please don't hesitate to contact me! Shirley Kraus, Intero Real Estate, Thank you! ... more
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Sat Jun 1, 2013
Laura Bertolacci answered:

San Carlos is the exception to the rule- as demand is so high. White Oaks is so popular that you may take a marginal reduction. How big is the yard?

Laura Bertolacci, Broker
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Mon May 27, 2013
Alan Louie answered:
One other place to check is the roof or property inspection report, if one was ordered. The inspector can point out potential flaws and problems of a property. The seller may not know, if the sky light was installed prior to his ownership. Did the prior owner disclose to the current owner? ... more
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Kyle Else answered:
Brooke -

Most San Carlos homes with beautiful tree-lined streets and large lots are in White Oaks, Howard Park, and Oak Park. Basically, you'll need to search within walking distance of downtown and expect a competitive environment when making a offer to buy. I'd like to learn why you are looking to buy in this area of San Carlos; ie: Schools, Downtown, Work, etc. because it might be possible to look at other nearby areas in Redwood City, such as; Farm Hill Estates, Mount Carmel, Edgewood Park, or Emerald Hills.

Kyle Else
Silicon Valley Properties
Broker: Keller Williams - Palo Alto
505 Hamilton Ave St
Suite #100
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-646-1238 (Cell)

lic# 01911193
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Wed Feb 22, 2012
Carolyn Shade answered:
Hi sguc,
I saw the home yesterday. The hardwood floors are lovely. The home is probably underpriced. It is in a nice neighborhood and close to shopping, restaurants etc. It is clean and freshly painted, has lots of possiblilites. The kitchen is nice sized and is just waiting to be upgraded. Of course you will want to get inspections particularly checking into the sloped floor.
Carolyn Shade
Intero Real Estate Services
650 740 5963
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Wed Jan 11, 2012
Shirley Kraus answered:
Hi sguc, 130 Oakview does need a lot of work and is very well priced. The biggest issue, however, is that it has a very steep and shared driveway. You can take care of anything else that you may want to do to the home, but you can't really change the driveway situation. There are some other homes that might be interesting to consider; I'd love to share the information with you. Please contact me at your convenience; I'm including my contact information and website link. Thank you!

Shirley Kraus, Realtor
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Wed Dec 29, 2010
Cy Rinck answered:

I have brought clients to view the complex several times, not one of them has showed interest. The comment that has came back to me almost everytime is units feel dark or cave-like. Also, the noise from the train tracks and El Camino was/could be an issue.

I agree with the post below, the overall complex was well done. It is a "secure" building and close to downtown. My suggestion is to look at other options before you make a commitment.

San Carlos is one of the more stable cities and a desirable community. As a third generation resident I can't think of a better place to live.

Cy Rinck
Alain Pinel Realtors
DRE: 01478032
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Mon Mar 29, 2010
Arn Cenedella answered:
The folks at 1001 Laurel have an in-house lender that will make loans in the development.
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Tue Jul 14, 2009
Lottie Kendall answered:
Hi Heather,

San Carlos' east side is the entry-level neighborhood for this town. It's good housing for someone wanting the mid-Peninsula; the San Carlos school district and proximity to shops on Laurel Street really makes for nice living here. Sales are strong there now, since the lower-cost areas are selling the best. At present there are no active listings on MLS; 3 pending sales. 3 closed escrows since 4/1/09. Location in the area is important; Holly Street is super busy, and houses 1 door off Industrial and possibly Old County wouldn't be my first choices. Another possible area is the A-B-C streets in Redwood City, between San Carlos border and Whipple Avenue, Industrial and Old County Roads--they feed into the Clifford School District in Redwood City, which is a plus. Good luck! ... more
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Sat Jun 6, 2009
Allison Klein answered:
Beverly Terrace is a great neighborhood in the Hills of San Carlos. It just depends if you want to be in the hills or int he flatlands. Good and bad to both. Do you like walking to coffee and shops or would you prefer a view? It just depends on what you prefer and go from there. ... more
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