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Home Buying in 95135 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Nadim Aziz answered:
Hello Julie,

You need to ask the planning Department this questions. They are the ones who can properly guide you as to what you can or cannot do.
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
Send me an email with more specifics. List price, space rent, all age park or an age 55+ restricted park, etc...
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
There are about three less than than 4 star parks which sometimes make an exception. The reason is that you have a lease with the park in which you have to qualify. When you lease it out it becomes a sublease. The park doesn't want the added risk and liability of having to deal with a less than arms length tenant who has no claim to the real estate, nor lease with the park. ... more
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Sally Blaze answered:
I would suggest you talk with your county or city to see if they offer "affordable housing programs" or Below Market Rate programs. For example, go to the Livermore city website (below) to see if they have any homes available for sale. Or check out communities close to where you want to live.

You should also talk with a lender to see what loan options might be available to you.

Sally Blaze
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you Jennifer for your question:

There are no cheap places left that are not too far from the bay area.

There are some very nice places at relatively low price in Sacramento, Modesto and Fresno.

Prices are also lower in places like Tracy, Hollister and Gilroy, but I would not call them cheap.

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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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry asked:
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
Their package consist of several items and often times they price them differently.

There is the HOA CC&R's, By Laws, Rules and Regulations, Minutes, Newsletters, Budgets and Projections, Insurance. Then there is the Certification for the Lender, and the Transfer Fee.

$800 may include the Transfer Fee and Certification. If not, then it does seem on the high side. They should give you a breakdown.
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
What is your price range? What do you consider a "good district"? What are your needs?

Would you like to schedule a free, no obligation consultation to learn about buying a home in Santa Clara County? If so message me.

In the meantime, you can go to my website to get an idea of pricing for various areas.

Have an amazing day.
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Jim Guido answered:
Hi Raj,

Their is a lot information online to assist you in learning about any area. I would recommend checking the San Jose PD site for crime stats for the area. Then Google the area to see if there are any comments or reviews. And for checking the schools check the web site It will give you the neighborhood schools and the API scores. Driving the area at various times and speaking with the neighbors is another good way to find out about any area.

Good Luck and lets us know if we can be of further help.

Jim Guido,

Realty World/Blue Property Group
Cell: 408-472-2074
DRE# 00700635
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you, Angie:

I am not familiar with that organization in South Carolina. I do not recommend that you work with an organization that is out of State or that only gives you a post office box for their contact information.

If you need help with a loan modification, I recommend NACA, The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America. NACA is a nonprofit organization and is HUD certified. The local office for NACA is in Oakland, California.

Loan modification services by NACA are no charge to you. Most of the work is done by volunteers.

From what I have seen NACA is better than most of the other organizations out there that are providing assistance with loan modifications.

I recommend that you go to the website for NACA. That is and contact NACA through their website.

For more information you may reach me at my cell phone: (408)509-6218 or send me an email at my email address:

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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Thu Mar 3, 2016
Hi Som,

In this very competitive sellers market it is not uncommon for buyers to offer no appraisal contingencies in an offer to buy a home. That said, if you are not comfortable doing so, especially with so little wiggle room, I would recommend you not do so. From what real estate experts have alluded to, it is likely that in the coming months more homes will be available on the market. Perhaps this influx in inventory will allow buyers such as yourself get into a home without having to remove your appraisal contingency.

Hope that helps.

David M Setti
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Fri May 12, 2017
Martin Garcia answered:
there should be no risks because the seller has to disclose everything about the property so you would know what's wrong, the fact that its being sold on as is conditions doesn't mean they don't have to tell you what's wrong ... more
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Fri Feb 17, 2017
Frank Herman answered:
Most hard money lenders will only lend up to 60% or 70% of the purchase price and will charge 3 to 4 points at close of escrow with an anual interest rate of 10%to 12%. This is only good if you are trying to close escrow on a house real quick and you have the 30 to 40% to put down. It is very expensive ... more
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Fri Jan 24, 2014
Jinaye Conley answered:
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Maria Cipollone answered:
Under Florida Law, Title companies provide real estate closings, escrow services, title search and title insurance. So, it does not matter that the listing agent and the title company ooficer share the same last name. What is really important is what your sales contract estipulates. Did you conduct your inspection in the propertyalready? For instance, if you find any major repairs or damages to the property you can still back up from the transaction. If you are worry hire a real estate attorney that can review the sales contract and advice you.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone

Century 21 Tenace
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Ricky Ablaza answered:
Hi Trulia San Jose,

In a highly competitive seller's market, specially where there is little inventory and a LOT of buyers, adding contingencies to you offer will weaken your offer. In today's market, a cash offer or approved loan offer, as-is sale, all contingencies removed and an offer among the top 3 offers will give you a very good chance of winning the bids.

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Tue Jun 18, 2013
Travis Jackson answered:
I think Celadon in San Jose would increase in price quicker. As an investment I would chose Celadon. If you have yet to find a Realtor, I would be more than happy to represent you as your buyers agent.

Travis Jackson
Century 21 M & M Associates
DRE# 01879566
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Sat Apr 23, 2016
Roseanne Realtor answered:
Usually not. There is ususally an RV storage in the community. It is to do with fuels and propanes to close to the house

Roseanne Johnson
REALTOR DRE #00965303
Intero Real Estate Services
1865 Winchester Blvd, Suite 200
Campbell, CA 95008
Direct: (408) 321-0100
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Sun Jan 27, 2013
Gabriel Nguyen answered:
No you just can demolish the house and put a manufacturing house there UNLESS that land is designated as a mobile homes park.

Gabriel Nguyen
1-Stop Realty Group
900 E. Hamilton ave. #100
Campbell, CA 95008

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Thu Sep 12, 2013
John Juarez answered:
I agree with Sheryl’s advice. Contact your title insurance company. Let their attorneys go to work on your behalf. That is why you bought title insurance.
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