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Home Buying in South San Jose : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Feb 20, 2014
Kenn Ellner answered:
No, it doesn't. This is a 55 and older mobile home park. The land is leased from the park. You must qualify for the lease.
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Tue Dec 17, 2013
Mitchell Pearce answered:
Greg and Renee:

Please give me a call if you are interested in the Paolo Alto area. I have a landlord who wants a rent to own tenant.

Mitchell Pearce
408-639-0211 ... more
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Sun Jul 14, 2013
Julie Priest Keil answered:
Are you refering to an available property in Cherry Plaza? Some HOA's have a weight restriction for pets. Please give me a call or the listing agent for that property and we can provide you with an accurate answer.
Julie Priest Keil
Ventura Barnett Properties
Better Homes & Gardens Realty
Almaden/Campbell/Los Gatos
1408 529 1482 cell
BRE 01917489
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
chris mosher answered:
This is a fairly new complex with all the modern features we would expect. That includes air conditioning and inside laundry. I have toured these homes before and they are quite nice. The HOA policy restricts pets to a maximum of 2 and no fighting breeds. ... more
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Yvonne Han answered:
Hi Chaongai2787,

Ok we'll wait for you here in San Jose.
Are you looking for a 3 or 4 bedroom home or..............?
Please let me know.

Thank you and see you soon!
Yvonne Han ... more
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Sat Apr 21, 2012
First steps:

1. Meet with a Local Mortgage Banker to get prequalified for mortgage financing. The Mortgage Banker will review all facets of your loan request to answer your questions with regards to the types of loans and maximum loan amounts you could qualify for.

2. Get a referral to a good, local, real estate attorney. Call the attorney, retain the attorney so you have her information handy when you make an offer. Having that information at time of offer helps you demonstrate to the Seller how serious you are, and they will consider your offer with more interest.

3. Line up a Home Inspector. A good home inspector will scare the heck out of you: that's what you pay him for! But you'll concentrate on the fundamentals of the property: roof free of leaks, plumbing, heating and electrical up to code and in good working order. Again, when you make an offer and you have your Home Inspector ready to go, your offer will be considered with much more interest by a Seller because you truly have your "ducks in a row" and your preparation demonstrates your serious attitude about conducting the purchase transaction in a timely manner.

4. Find an experienced Local Realtor who works in your desired shopping area. A serious pro Realtor will refuse to show you homes until you are Prequalified for mortgage financing. Don't take offense! That Realtor doesn't want you to be disappointed and wants you to have a smooth experience as you shop for your new home.

Put together your Team of real estate professionals and shop 'til you drop!

Good luck!
Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140.
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Sun Mar 25, 2012
Sam Shueh answered:
$208 / month

call them for coverage COMPASS MANAGEMENT

If you are referring to that bank owned condo
it can NOT sell to anyone or relatives affiliated with BoA,

Sam Shueh
Keller Williams
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Thu Mar 17, 2011
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
You can ask the HOA or any of the listing agents about litigation. New construction generally drops in value, as do new cars, unless the market is especially strong and housing choices limited. Instead, we've seen several distressed properties come on the market and in general, prices drop 10-30% when that happens, especially when there are more than one distressed home. ... more
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Thu Mar 4, 2010
Dan Chase answered:
Below is a heat map showing foreclosures for January 2010. See what you think should be the answer. ... more
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Fri Feb 12, 2010
Mary Pope-Handy answered:
Just a quick comment on the response about a 10 year warranty and how important it is to get that. In California, all residential construction has a 10 year warranty for builder defects. With condo or townhouse complexes, when they get to be about 7 or 8 years old you'll find the Home Owner Association (HOA) hiring inspectors and contractors to give the place a very careful inspection to see if there's anything wrong. If there is, and the builder doesn't readily fix it, the HOA will start litigation. This can sometimes make it tough to sell a unit. If you're looking to buy a younger home that's 7-9 years old, always ask if there's litigation and ask if there's been a recent effort to discover any building defects before the 10 year timeframe ends. ... more
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