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.
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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.
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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
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
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.
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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.
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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
Overall, Realtors are prohibited by law from telling you whether or not any specific neighborhood is safe. Itâ€™s called â€œsteeringâ€ 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
Donâ€™t Get â€˜Steeredâ€™ in the Wrong Direction
However, we CAN tell you where to go to get information. In your case, for crime statistics, go to the following sites:
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:
â€¢ Crime Statistic (including questions about whether a neighborhood is good or bad or safe)
â€¢ Environmental Concerns
â€¢ Household Income
â€¢ 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:
Reasons Why A Real Estate Agent Cannot Comment
These links should be able to provide some of the answers you are seeking.
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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
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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