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General Area in Fremont : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Brian Ripp answered:
Work with your lender to increase your credit score.
And work with your Realtor to help with finding a property in your price range.

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Sat May 26, 2012
Brian Ripp answered:
Well, I'm not sure if you are referring to the homes on the west side of Alvarado-Niles or the east side. However - I see both sides are selling quickly (depending on the price & condition). Parks are on both sides and people seem to like them.

The market has been very good in the past 4-5 months and we are seeing the prices on the raise.

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Sun Sep 8, 2013
Dawn Rivera answered:
Hi, Ive never heard of anything as far as that goes. Your best bet is to call the city and find out.....Dawn
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Sun Nov 3, 2013
John Juarez answered:
Every area is “rentable”. The amount of rent will vary. Glenmoor is one of Fremont’s jewels. Homes within the Glenmoor Homeowners Association pay a very affordable annual HOA fee and are subject to HOA rules and restrictions which have helped to maintain the high quality of the neighborhood. The homes were built in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s and are mostly single story homes are stipulated in the HOA rules. A notable exception is a small group of two story homes built in 1999 on the site of an old commercial development. Many of the original homes have been expanded and upgraded. Lots sizes are generally of ample size. Glenmoor is well located in mid-Fremont with easy access to commute routes and BART. Generally speaking, Glenmoor is a sought after area in which to live. ... more
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Tue May 1, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
See link for helpful information
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Sun Apr 29, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
There have been two major earthquakes in the Bay Area in the last 106 years.
I am sure that there has been signifcantly more loss due to Hurricans, Tornadoes, Automobile Accidents or Smoking.
This is totally up to you; statistics aside, you must determine your risk.
Statistics do not kill people.
If it is that important to you, you should move to Denver.
And do not listen to other people's opinions; including mine.
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
Steven Ornellas answered:

"Any idea why lot of Warm Springs newer (2004) homes are out in market/sold recently."

Demand is stronger than Supply.

"Any possible rezoning of schools?"

I doubt it. FUSD has been down that bumpy pothole road before. There have been two notable "Boundary Controversies":

The most contentious came in 2000 when FUSD announced plans to redraw the school boundary lines. The plan would route students from high-scoring elementary schools (such as Weibel Elementary School, which at this time held the 3rd highest elementary API score in CA) to a lower-scoring high school (Irvington High School). The school district claimed this action was normal “load balancing.” In the fall of 2000 a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in San Jose against the school district, five school district board members, and Superintendent Sharon Jones. The parent’s lawyer argued that the district was trying to maintain a racial and socio-economical balance within the district, which violated the equal protection clause in the 14th Amendment. The lawsuit was later dropped, as a compromise between the parents and school district was made.

Boundary line controversy was revived in June 2007 when the Fremont Board of Education proposed as an option to route students from Gomes Elementary to Kennedy High, once again citing overcrowding at MSJ High. Even though the option was not recommended by the Board in the meeting, the mere mention of the school name incited strong concern and reaction from parents. A town hall meeting was held on June 12, 2007. More than 1500 people attended, and Gomes was dropped from their option list.

"Any idea if it could be rezoned to Milpitas school district?"

Highly doubt this. Warm Springs [ ] is within the Fremont Unified School District. Milpitas has its own School District.

"New constructions that could cause dip for existing properties?"

I understand the concern; however, Builders are not stupid; they build when they see demand, which would be a good sign!

"Or Bart extension etc that could cause issues? Any other red flags?"

BART may introduce some noise; however, being able to use public transit to access San Francisco-to-Santa Clara job centers is a big plus. Perhaps a small red flag is that primarily during the summer months; there is a smell (assumedly methane) from the Dixon Landing landfill when the right combination of heat, wind direction, and one's outside proximity combine. I have personally come across this while viewing the newer attached housing bounded by Kato Road and Warm Springs Blvd.; however, I have never personally considered it to be absolutely overpowering.

"We are especially concerned of the possibility of Warm Springs elementary school being rezoned out and if that could be a possibility. Not sure if it is currently overloaded due to all the new construction?"

Boundary changes and re-zoning into Milpitas is unlikely. James Leitch and Warm Springs Elementary are the two schools for the Warm Springs area (both 900+ API schools). The following chart shows overload transfers as of Sept 2011 to give you an idea of where those transfers went (Weibel and Harvey Green).

Now, a question for you: Why isn't your agent providing you this info!

Additionally, if you are considering buying a new home see:

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Thu Apr 19, 2012
Brian Ripp answered:
If the HOA in charge of managing the complex as well as the insurance, they can choose any company they fell is in the best interest of the complex and homeowners. I would assume they will pick a major company with the best rates available to protect the home owners. Your insurance will cover your personal belongings in case of fire or theft. You can choose any company to cover yourself.

Hope this answers your question.
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
John Dutra answered:
I live in Niles and while they have some older homes, I can tell you there is no neighborhood like it in all of Fremont. You seem to be commenting on the older part of Niles which is a nice area, but older homes with smaller rooms.

The Rancho Arroyo area homes have much bigger lots with bigger homes, and they are older too, but still nice.

The one thing that Niles has over other areas is the sense of community. Whether it is the shops on Main street, Mr. Mikey's grocery store (one of the nicest I have seen for a small store) to the new Niles park, NCLL (Niles Centerville Little League) or just the neighbors you meet there, it is unique not only to Fremont, but to just about any city in the Bay Area. Niles Elementary is one of the jewels for any schools and the teachers are great, with lots of personalized attention.

Many of the older homes are being fixed up and remodeled as well. Although it is tucked away, it has really won my heart over and I just love it there. Come on down anytime - you will love it.
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Fri Mar 30, 2012
John Dutra answered:

Not sure exactly what you are looking for, but if you mean can a PUD have insurance that covers the structure itself, beyond streets and common areas, yes they can.

Dependent on the complex and how it was set up, a PUD development can have an HOA that covers streets and common area (most typical in today's development climate) or they can cover both that and the structure as well. This is most likely to happen in attached PUD situations and can cover just the exterior (most common in these cases) or both exterior and interior (rare) structure components.

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to call or email me and I will be happy to help walk you through that.
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
Brian Ripp answered:
It does not seem to be a problem with the many of hunderds (or thouands) of people living in the Warms Springs / Mipitas area. Location, schools, re-sale all seem to do very well.

However, if you feel you do not like it or if it effects your health or life somehow - then you should think about a different area.

You may consider talking to friends or residents in this area and see how they feel.
Hope this helps.
~ Brian
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Sat Jan 14, 2012
The Medford Team answered:

If you are looking in Sacramento, change your profile to reflect the area code you are most interested in - otherwise, the only agents that will respond will be from the Fremont area because that's the zip code you currently have entered.
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Mon Apr 9, 2012
Cynthia Bell answered:
Refer back to your lease signed by them and the landlord. If you are not clear on your rights as a landlord, consult with an attorney.
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Mon Feb 14, 2011
Brian Ripp answered:
I have no idea. Maybe a deadline?
Can you give us the content that you saw this phrase in?
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Sat Feb 12, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why not provide a receipt.....for any legal advice needed consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate.
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Fri Feb 4, 2011
Doug Zeller answered:
The "Sierra Foothills" east of the Sacramento Valley into El Dorado County!

Video of the area to share at:
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Sun Feb 6, 2011
Lee Goade answered:
Our Taxes are paid in the Rears. So, the impound acct. grows during the yr. and pays out after the yrs. end.

But, if the home goes into default, the Bank is already in charge of the acct. and they would then have the burden of creating a clear Title to resell the Property. ... more
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Sat Jan 22, 2011
The Roskelly Team answered:
Hi Babuyer, That is going to depend on your lease terms. Whatever is written there is what you have to abide by. To my knowledge there is no local or national law that would make it OK for a tenant to do whatever repairs they deem necessary and deduct it from the rent. Perhaps if your Landlord ignored your requests for a legitimate repair and a legal professional provided guidance that might be a resolution on the rare occasion. ... more
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Mon Jan 24, 2011
Bobby Nijjar answered:
AG, just my opinion but we are more likely to see a rebound in housing starting with the San Jose area and that in turn has helped Fremont in the past. My personal feeling is that Fremont will hold value a little better than Pleasanton. On the other side of the coin, you might want to consider which area gives you what you are looking for. Example, maybe you want a newer house, larger lot, etc., so one city might offer a better selection than the other.

History has shown that there won't be a significant difference in values between Fremont and Pleasanton, so make your purchase based on which area gives you the house, location, amenities, etc., that you want and will enjoy for the next 5-6 years and who knows, you may make such a good selection that you won't need to reconsider for another 10 plus years.

Good luck!
Bobby Nijjar
Legacy Real Estate & Associates
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