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Fri Apr 9, 2010
Lisa Lewis Hoeflich answered:
Hi StillwaterII,

The area west of 101 is having positive growth. Most homes are modest post war homes built in the 40's and 50's 2 bdrm 1 ba homes are generally priced in the mid 700 to mid 800K range. In recent years there has been steady improvement to the existing homes and some that have been rebuilt alltogether. You can find homes in the 1.5 to 2M range as well. The Willows neighborhood has also expereienced a recent improvement to it's community centers, schools, parks etc. The location is central if you have a commute into SF or SJ. The area had sustained the economic downturn fairly well, holding property values to about the 2006 level with fewer foreclosures than other surrounding west of 101 areas.

I'd be happy to take you on a tour of the area, or send you property listings that match your criteria. Please feel free to request additional information from me regarding your home search.

Kindest regards,
A Piece of the Planet
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Wed Jan 4, 2012
Alex Krumm answered:
Mike -

I've sold several units in the Willowbrook community and I've felt good about all of them. Lakewood Ranch has been one of our most popular areas since its inception some 15 years ago, and it is as safe an area as you're likely to find. While growth has crawled to a standstill all over our state, Lakewood Ranch still has tons of potential.

A major mall with lots of restaurants and shopping is slated to begin construction on the other side of the Interstate in the next few years. The economy has put those plans on a temporary hold, but it is coming. The area should continue to boom and that mall shouldn't interfere too much with Willowbrook, which will follow a different traffic pattern.

On a side note, Willowbrook isn't "in" Lakewood Ranch and is therefore not subject to the CDD fees associated with that area; that saves you about $1,000 a year for 30 years.

Alex Krumm
Re/Max Alliance Group
941-234-3597 Direct
941-954-5454 Office
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Fri Apr 10, 2009
The Medford Team answered:

Personally, I prefer Pleasanton! It has a wonderful small town feeling with awesome parks, great schools and affordable homes. Danville is a more upscale community and, to me, doesn’t feel as kid-friendly as Pleasanton.
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Thu May 3, 2012
Roxanne DeBerry answered:
This Roxanne DeBerry with Keller Williams Realty. I would not use the tax roll as an indicator of value. A CMA or comparative market analysis would give you a much better idea of the value of the property. If you can send me the address I would put together a CMA and email it over to you. Properties can go down in value after a period of time. In fact there are parts of Dallas where the land is more valuablie than the structures sitting on them and in some areas they tear those down and rebuild millon dollar homes. There are many factors that can determine value. Please send me your request for a CMA to and I will be happy to assist you. ... more
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Sat May 7, 2016
Jillian Mason answered:
I used to live in Milltown in Middlesex County. It's a very cute small town with lots of activities and shops along North Main St. The north side of Milltown has a lot of older homes with charm that rarely come on the market, and the south side has a lot of 2 bedroom bungalows that were built for the workers who came to work at the Michelin Tire Factory. Very safe town, good elementary schools, and the kids go to the high school in Spotswood, the next town over. The biggest problem you'll have is finding a home there since there are only about 15 listed right now. Good luck!

Jillian Mason
Direct: 732-586-5488
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Mon Dec 14, 2009
Paula Bean answered:
You need to find a Realtor to work with, they have access to the MLS computer and can find everything on the market. Trulia is great for looking for houses, but doesn't have all of the available properties that are on the market.

Only agents can list their properties on Trulia, and not all of them do so. For sale by owners and bank owned properties will also not be on Trulia. This is why you are not finding what you are looking for. Search out agents who work in the area you want to move to, you can do that on Trulia,, or simply google realtors or agents in xyz city or zip code.

Look through all of their profiles, pick a buyer specialist and perhaps one who is a senior specialist as well. Florida has different real estate laws than you do, and agency is an important one. You should work with a buyers agent who advocates in your best interest.

Narrow down your choices by emailing all of them and see how you like their responses, how long they've been in buisness, and how well you communicate and connect as this person will be helping you with a very important life decision and you need to trust them and get along with them well.

Good luck!
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Fri Jan 23, 2009
Joanne Chandler answered:
Dear Agb. I will give you my experience with Alameda, I have lived here for years, I have seen Alameda grow into a great afforable city even among outside forces that are undesireable. The mix of persons living here are a striving middle class who care about their community. The one feature that Alameda offers is the fact that Alameda is an island, one must cross bridges or go thru a tunnel to get in and out of Alameda. That alone offers some protection from outside forces. There is an excellent police department, fire department. and city officials who care about maintaining Alameda as a great residential community, it also offers medical facilities and one hospital. Excellent shopping centers nearby and an array of great places to eat, most at reasonable prices and they are are abundant. The schools here offer good programs and are comparatively safe for all ages. The police department is active in maintaining a 25 mph speed limit throughtout the main island, this offers much safety for drivers and pedestrians alike. One sees many families riding their bikes or pushing their children in strollers or walking their dogs all over the city, it is refreshing. Of course every city has it's problems, but I feel Alameda is diligent in protecting and preserving this great place to live.

The other cities you mentioned are all good in many aspects also Your question sounds as if you are not considering the City of Alameda, but are looking for so called high class areas that of course are nice places to live and most command a higher prices than Alameda. If that is the case then any of the above cities are excellent. Also Pleasanton could be added to your list, as it fits the category. You are wise to seek answers to relocating to California. I hope you continue to seek the ideal place for your family and ultimately you will find the one that suits you best . Good luck in your pursuit. Jo Anne Chandler, Gallagher and Lindsey Realtors
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Mon Mar 13, 2017
craig mirambell answered:
It depends, are you looking directly in the city or in the metro area. In the city there are plenty of spaces like downtown area, many areas uptown, some area on lakefront, etc.
There are plennty in the outlying cities like Metairie and Kenner.

Tell me more info about what area specifically, email if you like
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Thu May 2, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:

The fact that you are questioning the issue should represent a "red flag."

The sellers are making you a deal that is difficult to walk away from......if you project 5.....10....15 years into the future, when it is time for you to sell, you might find yourself in the same situation.......offering a deal that some one else will find difficult to walk away from.

good luck,
The "Eckler Team"
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Wed Aug 6, 2008
Sean Casey answered:
I live in the neighboring Kirkwood community, but have sold numerous homes to professionals moving into the community. In fact, a couple from San Francisco just bought a gorgeous victorian cottage renovation in Finley St. from me last month...they work at Emory and CDC.

Edgewood is currently undergoing some exciting changes, including the demolition of the large tracts of Section 8 housing that negatively impacted the area in many ways. The plan is to replace these units with over 200 new mixed-income units that will be approximately 60% market rate and 40% on a sliding scale based on income.

If you are looking at crime statistics, please keep in mind that the numbers are heavily skewed by shop-lifting and such by the nearby Edgewood Retail District, which is another overwhelmingly positive develpment to the area.

Like many gentrifying areas, Edgewoods housing values can vary widely on a street-by-street and block-by-block really pays to have an agent knowledgeable in the area to help be sure you are getting the best deal possible. For what it is worth, if I were in the market for a new home, I would give SERIOUS consideration to Edgewood.
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Wed Aug 6, 2008
Tori Lawson, ABR answered:
Hello there. The best link to check out the city is http://, please advise if I can be of further assistance. I wish you the best and would be happy to refer you to a REALTOR there in the area if you would like. ... more
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Fri Oct 1, 2010
Russell Lewis answered:
Well, as a parent that has a child entering college this year I can assure you that you are partially correct. That amount would only cover 1 year.

Now to your question

"How do real estate?"

Why not ask around with friends, associates or family members and get some recommendations to call 2 or 3 experienced real estate agents and interview them about marketing your home. It really takes more than a few paragraphs here to tray and explains what years of education and experience are worth. I do understand your reluctance and somewhat distrustful attitude because there are plenty of people in real estate industry who do not perform up to professional standards. On the other hand there are many full times professional who work diligently every day to earn every dollar for their services along with many satisfied customers who are glad they employed a real estate agent to help them with what (for most) is the single most important investment of their lives.

Good luck – Russell
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Thu Sep 4, 2008
Odelia Aminov answered:
Do you have any location constraints or any local preference ( job commute, etc?). I specialize in the philadelphia metropolitan area which has a lot of great things to offer and would fit your needs. I would love to help you with your research! Feel free to call me anytime at 215-360-7573 oe email ... more
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Wed Jan 13, 2010
Joan Patterson answered:
Hi Charles,

There are bad areas everywhere in every city believe it or not! What I would recommend is to contact the police department up there. You could try and drive around and see what areas you like and narrow them down and then call the police department. I would also ask the neighbors of those areas because they will be honest. If you see someone out walking, washing their cars etc, I would stop and ask them about the areas. You could drive around at different times of the day as well because different areas become much different during day and night. I am confident if you take my advice, you will find a place you are comfortable with. Get a good agent up in that area. I have several I could refer you to if you would like. And ask them as well. Adelanto is out of the area I typically work in and I don't know what areas are best myself. But, I can put you in good hands to find what you are looking for. You can email me at and I will help you with that if you would like!

Good luck!

Joan Patterson, B.A., A.S.P., G.R.I., Realtor
Keller Williams Realty
8250 White Oak Avenue, Ste 102
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
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Thu Jul 17, 2008
Sally Rosenman answered:
Dear Sid,

Foggy weather can be a big issue there. For safety issues you need to go to the police website which you can get to via the Mayor's website - My website also has a direct link to the police via the Links page.

Good luck,
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Fri Jan 9, 2009
Jed Lane answered:
I think you've got good areas but I'd add the Inner Mission and Potrero Hill also. When Mission Bay is completed the activity and number of workers will be huge.
I believe that the best would be an older building with character and not a new condo. There is going to be allot of new product coming on.
The growth in SF is going on in Mission Bay and then along Third street. The new light rail and all is opening that up to downtown. The tech workers are still coming and working downtown, in SOMA and the area that was media gulch prior to the dot bomb. All new bio-tech and UCSF's hospital is in Mission Bay so lots of renters. The City has actually grown in the past year. We've been stable for so long now to actually see growth is pretty exciting.
If you go for somethng new be sure to get something that has a unique value to it. My feeling is in 5 years the condo market will have lots of supply and a five year old run of the mill condo will have steep competition from new condos.
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Tue Jan 13, 2009
Greg Traub answered:
Best 3 area's to look would be Dr. Phillips and Windermere area, Lake Mary/Heathrow Area, and Winter Park. All three have very different feels though and would recommend you take a tour of the area's to see which would fit you best.

I'd be glad to help.
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Wed Jun 6, 2012
Holli Boyd answered:
It's pretty easy to get crime and other statistics about a neighborhood. For example, you can visit my community reports website at and put in zip code 12210 to pull up a lot of population information. You can also visit other sites such as the fbi site to get general crime statistics as well. And Trulia does a decent job with statistics about a region as well - - hope this helps, we are restricted by fair housing laws to give personal opinions about neighborhoods, so you might not get any direct answers :) ... more
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Mon May 19, 2008
Jason Burch answered:
I would look at the Wash Park, around City Park, and Cherry Creek areas. I would be happy to send over some recommended listings if you would be interested in taking a look. Let me know. ... more
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Sun May 26, 2013
Right now Florida is leading the nation in foreclosures. Florida is number 1 in foreclosure filings followed by California and Detroit Michigan and other areas of Michigan. There is no diveresified industry or high paying job base in Florida to justify inflated home prices. Retirees traditionally live in Florida and retirees generally live on 1/3rd of thier previous employment income. And people living on 1/3rd of thier former income just do not have the money to pay high prices. Also a large percentage of retirees live solely on SSA payments. Widows must live on 75% of thier late husbands SSA income. Since our federal government defines as poverty level most seniors, these retirees will not be buying inflated overpriced homes.
Also much of Florida has had a non justifiable rise in hoa fees, home owners association fees, monthly fees homeowners are charged by hoa ' trustees' or directors In many cases the homeowners are not receiving any value in service for these excessive hoa 'fees' and land rent 'fees'. One community of homeowners is being charged 535 a month hoa for 1 bedroom, 1 bath units, the 535 a month they are hoa assessed goes to pay for an annual ' anna marie island party 1x a year' . Needless to say this type of gross mismanagement and hoa assessment land rent fee price gouging keeps millions of buyers away.
Hopefully Florida residents and thier states attys will correct this enron type hoa fraud.
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