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Moving in Santa Clara County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Sep 27, 2017
Onecooldread asked:
Reasonable short/long term rental housing options within a 10-30 mile radius.
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Mon Jun 26, 2017
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Lydia,

Are you looking to rent or buy? What are your price and house criteria please?
You can contact me from my profile.

Kind regards,

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Mon Jan 30, 2017
The rentals are quite scarce in the mls for rentals with pet policy. They start from $1,840 for 1bd 1ba with pets in Gilroy.

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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
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Wed Sep 11, 2013
Sione Paletua answered:
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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Myle408

Give us a call at

and we will be able to help you.

It is for Rent and not for Sale.

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Fri Jun 15, 2012
Terri Vellios answered:
You have received some referrals.

When moving the fees are calculated in various ways, make sure they explain what that means to you.

1) By weight they will look at your belongings and give you an estimate of the weight. Once they pack you they weigh the load. Ask them what guarantee on the weight and overage cost would be.

2) By the hour. This usually isn't factored in for long distance moving.

3) By the amount of space. This can be more costly because it has to do with the amount of boxes and space your items consume.

The other thing to understand is the insurance. Insurance for lost or broken items may be based on the weight of the item. Be sure you understand what you are getting in the insurance before signing the contract.

May your move be uneventful and welcome to our beautiful City.

Have an amazing day!
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Fri Feb 17, 2012
Kawain Payne answered:

The landlord can charge you a daily rate for each day you have the keys beyond the day you actually moved out.

Kawain Payne, Realtor
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Tue Jan 24, 2012
Mitchell Pearce answered:
First, check with the Santa Clara County Housing Authority, which keeps a list of landlords that may accept Section 8 vouchers.
In the meantime, your status as a veteran entitles you to a no money down loan that may make a purchase cheaper than rent. You may want to give me a call to see if this is feasible.
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Sun Feb 27, 2011
Marcy Moyer answered:
Welcome to the left coast. I have a son who lives in Williamsburg and the rents in Palo Alto seem to be equivalent to Williamsburg. When are you moving out here? I have a one bedroom in a 4 plex I manage that allows dogs that will be available in June. There is also a complex in Palo Alto called Southwood that allows dogs and is adjacent to a park that has a dog run. There is an apartment building in Mountain View called Avalon that allows dogs. You would probably enjoy being close to University Ave or California Ave in Palo Alto, Castro Street in Mountain View, or Santa Cruz Ave in Menlo Park. These are all close to Stanford and as close to city life as possible in the endless burbs of California.
Marcy Moyer
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Sat May 8, 2010
Clayton Young answered:

Welcome to the bay area. Rivermark is a wonderful community. It is one of my favorites.

Early morning commute: Rivermark to Campbell should take approx. 20 minutes, assuming normal traffic patterns and no traffic accidents. Rivermark to Hwy 101 south is smooth, contraflow traffic. From Hwy 101 to Hwy 880 south to Campbell has more traffic but moves fairly well if no traffic accidents. The interchange at 280 and 880 (880 actually turns into Hwy 17 right before the interchange) can get a little backed up if you are trying to enter 280, if not, the other traffic lanes will typically move fairly quickly.

The morning commute returning from Campbell to Rivermark can be a real bear on the stretch from 880 heading north to 101 and from heading north from 101 to Rivermark. You'll see traffic congestion.

Afternoon commute: From Rivermark to Campbell, the traffic starts to build up once the car pool lane kicks in. Returning from Campbell to Rivermark is fast since it is contraflow traffic, should only take 20 minutes.

We have car pool lane hours during the workweek in our county: morning starts at 5:00 a.m. and ends at 9:00 a.m. The afternoon starts at 3:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m.
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Wed Jan 6, 2010
Norman Alessandrini Warren Weston answered:
You have already recieved some good advice, I would like to add a few neighborhoods for you to consider, Campbell it has a wonderful little down town with good resturants, Willow Glen also has a nice little down town area, also on the higher end there are Los Gatos and Saratoga they both have very fine down town areas, they would generally be a shorter commute for you and they are are all vibrant and each has it's own special style.
I hope this helps, feel free to contact me with any questions.
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Thu Mar 5, 2009
Fred Glick answered:
There is a great site called that shows you what is walkable from different areas.

Our downtown (called Center City, where I live and have my office) is Manhattanesque in it's walkability.

There are small towns in the suburbs like Narberth for example that you can walk to the train and the downtown area and get most of what you need.

If I can be of ay more help, please let me know.

Fred Glick
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