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Wed Mar 27, 2013
John Lajara answered:
Hi Sam,

This property is very close to public transportation. The D & B train are only a short walk away and will get you to downtown in 30-40min. Driving is about 20-25min.


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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Laura Feghali answered:
Hi Nadeem,
It may increase the home's value and make it a more desirable place to live to be within walking distance to the amenities of the neighborhood; that's if it isn't looking directly over the mall/retail stores. However...it also may increase the traffic and noise on your street depending on where your home is situated which would make it less desirable.

Hope this is helpful.
Best wishes!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Roger Buraimoh answered:
Distance is less than 10 miles, and should not take any more than 10 to 15 minutes drive time with traffic.
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
CH Naamad answered:
Please let go, and find another unit and let your broker clearly state to the seller broker that you want the unit.
However, if you do this, you may be taken for a ride.
Your situation sounds like an example of when some brokers put units on the market for a lesser $$ than the market requires and then have buyers outbid each other.
You are better off staying away from such deals.
Kind regards,
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Sat Jun 1, 2013
Mike Scherer answered:
You are a little remote out there. Overall the people in the Los Gatos mountains are wonderful, very few snobs, lots of people who care about their community and their neighbors. There are lots of activities for kids both at the Loma Prieta campus and downtown Los Gatos. Being so far out there you realize that you have to give up convenience for price. It looks like a very nice home on a nice lot at a very good price. I wish you the best! ... more
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Talisa Rafferty answered:
It takes less than 20 minutes to get to Cambridge from Saugus, with traffic. Saugus is super convenient to Boston, Logan airport and all major highways.
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Sat Jun 8, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
For those areas, you should look for homes roughly 500 feet away from the train tracks for the noise to be attenuated enough that people don't mention it.

As you mentioned, there are plenty of homes quite close to the train tracks, and for those, you try to look for those that don't have direct views of the train tracks. You'll still get a train track proximity discount for those who can live with it. There are also ways to mitigate the noise, with triple-pane windows for example. That allows some townhomes to be built right next to train tracks and still sell for $1M+. ... more
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Melissa Johnson answered:
Charles,

1400/mo is certainly not unreasonable. There are many condos available for many price ranges.
However, if you are willing to adjust your budget you will be able to find something slightly nicer. Many prices are easily bargained.

I am from the Mizner Park area & will be completely honest that the traffic will continue like that on the weekends. Weekdays are not as bad (except during the Rush Hours). These are some things you may eventually get used to .. or perhaps you may look to live just a little west of Route 1 or Dixie Highway to avoid some of the downtown traffic, while still being close enough to enjoy the atmosphere.

I would love to help you find your ideal rental… please feel free to visit my website

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Melissa Johnson
Douglas Elliman: The Alexander Group
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
See link below for helpful information, or consider Google Maps for directions and distance...
http://www.hopstop.com/
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Sun Sep 29, 2013
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, You can take either the Bee-Line bus or metro north, bus make more sense though.

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
914.406.9023
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Rosalie answered:
My favorite community would be the Yacht Club located between West Palm
and Boynton Beach just less then 10 min from 2 beautiful beaches. This community is on the intercostal and if you like you can purchase a boat slip. Very affordable with low Hoa fees.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I wish you very good luck in finding the right vacation home for you and your family.
Rosalie Klein
Signature International Real Estate LLC
561-504-8282
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Tue Mar 25, 2014
Lisa LeBlanc answered:
Hi, Melissa

A real estate agent can do a CMA for you for free. You can call any real estate office or get a personal referral from someone that has been happy with the agent they have used. I would be happy to provide you with a CMA, as well. It would require me to come out to your home and take a look. Please let me know if you are interested, I would be happy to help you. Thank you !! ... more
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Thu Jul 24, 2014
The Medford Team answered:
Overall, Realtors are prohibited by law from telling you whether or not any specific neighborhood is safe. It’s called “steering” and we are prohibited by our code of ethics and federal law from providing such information. Here are a couple posts that explain more:

NO STEERING ALLOWED: 3 Important Facts To Know As A Buyer
http://www.trulia.com/blog/carl_medford/2010/03/no_steering_allowed_3_important_facts_to_know_as_a_buyer

Don’t Get ‘Steered’ in the Wrong Direction
http://sanleandrotimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3462:dont-get-steered-in-the-wrong-direction-&catid=7:examples&Itemid=121

However, we CAN tell you where to go to get information. In your case, for crime statistics, go to the following sites:

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/san-jose/crime/
https://www.crimereports.com
http://www.spotcrime.com
http://www.nixle.com/
http://www.everyblock.com/
http://www.localcrimenews.com
http://www.mylocalcrime.com
http://www.crimemapping.com
http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov

As for train traffic, you can go to a few different sources:

http://capitolcorridor.org/stations/index.php?station_code=SJC
http://www.up.com/
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
answered:
Real Estate Agents are not allowed to comment on a variety of topics. The Fair Housing Act restricts the information that can be provided by a Real Estate Agent.

Off Limit Topics Include:
• Crime Statistic (including questions about whether a neighborhood is good or bad or safe)
• Demographics
• Environmental Concerns
• Household Income
• Religion
• Schools (including questions about how good or bad the school is)

Determining to the answers to questions on any of the topics listed above is something that you would need to do on your own. It is up to the individual to make their own determination about a specific area. If a Real Estate Agent were to comment on such a thing, it could be steering which is a prohibited act.

Some websites to try include:
www.crimereports.com

www.familywatchdog.us/

www.neighborhoodscout.com

www.greatschools.org/

www.schoolmatters.com

Reasons Why A Real Estate Agent Cannot Comment
http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=20748062
http://www.fairhousing.com/index.cfm?method=page.display&pageid=3657
http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2010/12/06/what-a-real-estate-agent-cant-tell-you

These links should be able to provide some of the answers you are seeking.

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Mon Jul 8, 2013
Holly Brink answered:
Congratulations on the new job! (If you take it.) Are you referring to a purchase or a rental? Just let me know. I can run a custom search for you. Depending on the area- in Phoenix- we are talking between $85k- $200 or more. Phoenix is a big area/ so lets narrow down the search a bit based on where this new job is and freeway access. ... more
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Mon Apr 15, 2013
Steve Manos answered:
There were several different builders that developed the Tuscany Hills area over time. Some properties will see their Mello Roos end in the next few years. Others won't see them end for another decade or more. If you have an address you can go to the city's website at www.lake-elsinore.org to see the specifics on the Mello Roos for free.

The neighborhood is very safe and clean. The schools associated with this area are all top notch in the state. The homes were built very well, especially the homes built after the millennium. In terms of safety I would say that the area rivals Murrieta's upper middle class neighborhoods. Less traffic, good roads, some homes have spectacular views, plus you get more house for your money.

Definitely worth a look.
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Eric Marcus answered:
The nearest train station is about 3/4 mile away at North and Sedgwick. However most people in this are take the various bus options that stop practically right in front of the building. The 22, 36 or 151 buses which would be about 25 minutes door to door to the loop.

Beware that this building has a big special assessment pending. Guessing it could be $20-30K for this unit.

I see it as a good value as long as someone else is footing the special.

If I can help you let me know.

Eric Marcus
Your Real Friend in Chicago Real Estate
Eric Marcus Real Estate Group
773-732-9898
5-Star Rated at http://www.zillow.com/profile/Eric-Marcus/
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there-

Take a look at Trulia's Community Maps: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/SoMa-San_Francisco/1462/

Hope this sheds some light for you!

Ali, Community Manager
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Terry Couch & Phil Ormsby answered:
I actually live in Ellenton, just about a mile north of the outlet mall. Traffic is rarely a problem, other than around the holidays when traffic is naturally a little heavier. However, there are numerous other 'back roads' that get you in and out without too much delay.

Access to I-75 is superb from either Ellenton or Parrish and you can get around easily because of that, either south to Sarasota or north to Tampa or St Pete.

Prices are lower north of the Manatee River than homes located to the south, up to $50,000 for a similar home. As for things to do, well, this is definitely a semi-rural area. However, good restaurants and shopping is nearby, particularly on University which is 3 exits south on I-75.

The famous gulf coast beaches are around 30 minutes by car and you will have a great selection of outstanding beaches, Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island or across the Sunshine Skyway to St Pete Beach, winner of Tripadviser's Beach of the Year 2012.

Hope that helps. Give me a call on (941) 526-8707 if you need any further help or would like me to assist you in finding a great Florida home.

Phil Ormsby
Broker/Owner Cabana Real Estate LLC
Sarasota, FL
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Mon Jul 11, 2016
April Tavares answered:
Hi Jesse,

Great question. There are many factors to consider to answer it. The cost of staging varies based on the number of rooms you are staging, whether or not you are bringing in all the furniture and accessories or using a mix of both your own items along with items brought in by the stager. The size of your home is also another factor influencing the overall cost.

APRIL TAVARES, GRI, QSC
Realtor, DRE License #01742179
Montalvo Realty
408-309-5471 (direct)
408-867-7272 (office)
april@apriltavares.com

http://www.apriltavares.com
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