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95136 : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Apr 6, 2014
Lamson Dang Broker/Listing answered:
Dear Kumaresh,

Yes, Arbor Village seems to fall under Evergreen Elementary and Chaboya Middle, Evergreen Valley
High School. You need to call the district to verify since they keep changing the boundary map.
You can also visit my website to review the Evergreen Market Report or use "Find A Home" (connected to Pro-MLS) to research about Active Listings on the market.

Thanks and Best regards,

Lamson Dang
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Sun Aug 25, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
The agent either (1) has not changed it on Trulia, (2) Not changed it on the MLS, or (3) Has no control over the syndication from one old website to the link you are finding the property. ... more
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Thu May 2, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
The current market in San Jose is a seller's market. The buyer's market ended over 1 year ago.

The inventory of active listings has dropped to a very low level.

There are far more people who want to buy property than there are people who want to sell property. People who had been sitting on the sidelines for the past few years have all of a sudden jumped back into the market to buy property.

People who were waiting for the market to fall further waited too long.

Now we have panic buying.

Multiple offers of 10 to 20 or more with overbids well over the amounts of the recently closed comparable sales are very common. All cash offers and offers with 40% to 50% or more for the down payment are very common.

This is a market that is far out of balance. There are far more buyers than there are sellers.

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 May 2, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
Value is in the hands of the key holder. Value is determined by location. It it is a solid refurbished Victorian in downtown Los Gatos vs a new construction in downtown San Jose, I'd say the older Victorian.

It all comes down to Location, Location, Location.
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
Myron Von Raesfeld answered:
The market trends in the 95127 zip code area for foreclosures are improving significantly for homeowners. Values are rising significantly and many distressed property owners are finding their situation improving as home prices rise. Currently there are 29 active homes on the in 95127 market, of which 3 are short sales and 2 are bank owned properties for sale.

There are 77 homes that are pending sales and of those 40 are short sales and 1 is a bank owned property. For the past 6 months banks have been focusing on cooperating with short sales over the foreclosure. I believe the trend will continue with the banks preferring the short sale over a foreclosure and if the market continues to improve you will see less and less distressed sales.

The average marketing time of homes today is less than 30 days and inventory as a whole remains very low which will continue to put upward pressure on homes that come to market.

I hope this answered your question. Have a great day.
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
Trends are based on time. What do you want it compared to? Also, 95127 Covers Alum Rock and Berryessa.

If you want to a report specific to your house, drop me an email with the details and I'll email it to you. ... more
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Sat Apr 5, 2014
Kimberly Nicholson answered:
Here is the link for the district and schoold finder.
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
Sorry, no, there are none. will help you determine market value.
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
What is the real question here?

You are buying a short sale, has it been approved by the seller's lender?
Why is your bank extending your loan?
Is your bank stating that you need to increase your credit score?

Talk with your lender, often times they will be able to tell you what you need to do to increase your credit score. Don't make any changes to your financial picture without consulting with your lender.
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
You don't need to, but I would get my own. You have no idea who the seller's inspector is. Over the years,I've seen some inspectors miss way too much. You're buying a home that costs at the least a few hundred thousand are you really going to pinch pennies over a few hundred dollar inspection???

Do yourself a favor and do your own inspection...if for no other reason than peace of mind.
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
Unfortunately, that's not quite common. Hopefully your Realtor explained what you were getting into with a short sale...every detail, price, terms, dates, are all on the bank's terms.

Hang in there...and best of luck.
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Elena Talis answered:
It depends... If the general floor plan is acceptable then remodel. I don't think you want to be a buyer on this market anywhere in Bay Area.
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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

Don’t Get ‘Steered’ 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:

As for train traffic, you can go to a few different sources:
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Bill Mccord answered:
Hi Robert,
This property is a Pending Sale. Trulia is not really an accurate way to search for active listings. If you want the most accurate and convenient way to search drop me an e-mail
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Tue Dec 17, 2013
Jason Walter answered:
I hope you found a nice place to rent but if not, check Craigslist,, Zillow, Trulia and local property management companies. You could even drive the neighborhoods that you are looking to move to and locate "For Rent" signs. Good luck! ... more
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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.

Realtor, DRE License #01742179
Montalvo Realty
408-309-5471 (direct)
408-867-7272 (office)
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
In todays crazy multiple offer market, if Buyers have cash they either decide to go cash or elect to make up appraisal difference if financing.
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
I would say that Cupertino appears to be the hottest with respect to the amount of buyer demand, multiple offers and overbids over the most recent comparable closed sales.
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Richard Matusich answered:
In California residential loans are usually non-recourse loans.However, commercial loans usually have a recourse against the buyers in case of default on the loan.Commercial loans are usually 5 units or more.

Richard Matusich Realtor DRE#00358728
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
It could be called; an addition, apartment, cottage, granny unit, aupair quarters. How does the owner refer to it?
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