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Property Q&A in South San Jose : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Feb 8, 2014
Terry Frey answered:
Hi Jimmy:

Do you want to see a rental home or a modular home?

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Mon Dec 9, 2013
Juliana Lee answered:
It looks like the link you provided is already pointing to the for sale listing. When everyone reports scams it helps remove them quickly making the community more worthwhile and reduces potential profit for scammers. Great!

The for sale listing I see is from a local realty and is listed on the MLS.

South San Jose home values can be viewed at

Juliana Lee
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty, the nations largest
Cell 650.857.1000

Over 20 years experience
Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County
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Tue Oct 29, 2013
Lawrence Gillen answered:
I did an internet search of the phone number and found evidence that would cause me to avoid this home, or even calling the number. Not to mention all of the other information that Charles and John have provided.

Lawrence Gillen
Realtor/Manufactured Home Specialist
(408) 472-5582 Direct
Advantage Homes
BRE# 01193237
HCD# SP1177640
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Sun May 19, 2013
Juliana Lee answered:
Probably you tried to find out more while the property status was changing. An offer was accepted for this San Jose home on March 20 and on that same day the status was changed from "active" to "pending do not show". On April 22 escrow closed and the status was changed to "sold"

San Jose real estate information at
Search for San Jose homes for sale at

Juliana Lee
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty
Cell 650-857-1000

Over 20 years experience
Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
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Fri May 17, 2013
Juliana Lee answered:
It was built in 2005 and last sold in 2006. It is not listed for sale. If you look at the Trulia web page you asked your question from you can see that the Trulia estimate is actually lower than the Santa Clara County Tax Assessor's appraised value. The web page address is in a sold subdirectory.

Computer generated values are often wrong. Work with an experienced real estate agent and get results. Homeowners aren't desperate to sell their homes. If a home is for sale at a reasonable price you will be competing with other buyers.

San Jose zip 95136 zip code real estate statististics at

Juliana Lee
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty, the nations largest
Cell 650-857-1000

Over 20 years experience
Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara County and San Mateo Counties.
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Lole asked:
This question was asked from this property:
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Tue Jan 22, 2013
Grace Morioka answered:
Hi Luis:

Anytime you see any listing here on Trulia (or Zillow) or any real estate site with the words "RealtyTrac", please know that the information is not an actual listing, but a notice of sale or notice of default. In most cases--especially now with housing prices very much on the rise--the owner will "cure" the default far in advance of any sale.

If you really want to see actual homes for sale in the Santa Clara County, try the public portal of the MLS at This will give you all the information about the homes for sale in any city in the county.

And, of course, working with a great Realtor will help you find and purchase a wonderful home for your future! Unfortunately, however, finding a home for $3,000 is never going to happen here in the State of California! So set realistic goals, get yourself approved for a loan, and get a home while interest rates are lower!

Good luck!
Grace Morioka
Allison James Estates & Homes
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Fri Nov 23, 2012
Rich Ptaszynski answered:
Hi Hunting408,

The space rent is $568 per month and the home will be Open from 1 to 4PM this Saturday and Sunday. Let me know if you would like to see it any other time.

Rich Ptaszynski
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Mon Nov 19, 2012
Mitchell Pearce answered:

The last paragraph of Mr. Juarez' answer is really the best advice you can get.

Auctions are really under priced to start in order to get the room at the auction over crowded. I've sold homes at auction before and have deliberately priced the home below market value in the advertising knowing it will sell above market value at the end of the auction. Once people see the below market price, they start fantasizing about living there, which makes them want the home so badly, they stay in the bidding even as it goes over market price.

The real question is how "not so well" is your credit? Please call me and lets sit down, create a credit application, look at your credit report, and see if you can fit into any government programs that will lend to you in spite of your credit situation.

My phone number that rings on my hip is 408-639-0211.l

Mitchell Pearce
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Mon Nov 19, 2012
Jinaye Conley answered:
We can assist. We work with relocation clients regularly and can locate on market and off market opportunities.

We charge a $1,000 fee that is offset by any amount received by the owner. We work promptly and immediately on your needs to provide the best rental inventory in the South Bay Area. If you have questions please feel comfortable contacting me at 408-867-9300 or my assistant at 408-315-1100.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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Mon Oct 1, 2012
The Medford Team answered:
Unfortunately, all Realtors do not have the same standards when it comes to preparing a home for the market – in this case, there is only one picture. In addition, this is a short sale and there are no more showings. Offers are due today at 5:00 pm, so if you want to submit an offer, it will have to be subject to viewing. ... more
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Wed Sep 19, 2012
raiderdog18 asked:
This question is about this property:
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you, Laura for your question:

As Grace Morioka pointed out, that is a notice of default, not a property for sale.

The small loan amount listed of $3,095 suggests to me that is for unpaid Homeowner's Association fees. That is not the amount that you will have to pay for the property.

If this property goes to a trustee's sale. all that you can buy is the interest that the homeowner's association has, you do not get the property. For you to get the property, you also have to pay off the mortgage holders, tax liens and any other liens against the property. The amount of all of the other liens is often more than the fair market value of the property.

As Grace pointed out that listing is very misleading. I know it looks like you could buy that property for $3,095 but that is not the case. Also as Grace pointed out, Realty Trac is merely using advertisements like that to get you to sign up and pay for Realty Trac to get the notices of default from Realty Trac.

However, if it is information about notices of default that you want, you can get that information from the Santa Clara County Recorder's Office at no charge. Why pay Realty Trac for information that the Santa Clara County Recorder's Office will provide to you. at no charge?

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address:
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
The Medford Team answered:
It's been flagged - should be gone soon.
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Fri May 11, 2012
Jim Guido answered:
Hi Maruna,

You have received some very good answers so far. I can get that info for you fairly quickly thru my title companies web site. Like the others I would only do so after talking with you and feeling comfortable about your need for the info. This is public record info and you can pay for it on your own. I hope these answers help you.


Jim Guido,
Realty World/Blue Property Group
Cell: 408-472-2074
DRE# 00700635
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