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Home Buying in Fremont : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Brian Ripp answered:
BART will not have an effect on the homes in this area. BART is fairly quiet and safe. Mission has great schools as well.

More inventory? We are seeing more home coming on the market over the past few days and weeks, however, we really don't know. It is normal to see more inventory as we get closer to summer.

Why wait, if you see the right house - make an offer. If you don't see the right house - keep looking. It's a great time to buy now and in the future.

Brian
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Michael Cheng answered:
Both are third party opinions. In general, the API score is a good guide. You can also go check out the school in person.
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
AMIT GAMBHIR answered:
Sacramento, Ca . If you need any help email me at amit.epicbrokers@gmail.com. Thanks
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Meena Gujral answered:
Hi Kirtish,

You should call the school directly and get them to answer this question. Waiting lists can change from year to year so if they had a waiting list last year, it may not be the case this year. Real Esate agents do not know the school waiting list situation so it is best to call them directly.

Meena Gujral
Achievers Realty
925-425-9491
www.helpusellachievers.com
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Do not assume that the LISTING PRICE was fixed by using logic, reason and the Market Value:
We are seeing both extremes;
Pricing LOW to create multiple offers, and, stupidly pricing high, thinking that people will accept or offer a little lower.
You really should ignore the LISTING price and have your Realtor do a CMA to determine the Market Value.
The appraisal normally will not let you buy much above M. V. anyway.
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Michael Tessaro answered:
If you already own the land then you woukd have costs to establish electrical, water and sewer services then you have permit fees and taxes as well as school fees and taxes typically based on square footage and bedroom count. You will also have design fees to draw your floor plans and make drawings. The actual building costs will be in the $200-$400 per sq. ft assuming you are not talking granite and fold everywhere
I would suggest you contact a cusrom hom e builder who has built in Fremont before to get more detailed numbers.
Good luck, building a home can both be rewarding and challenging but I am glad I have done it.
Michael
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Brian Ripp answered:
I have lived in Fremont since 1963, and lived in the Mission - I have not heard of any Golden Triangle.
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Mon May 6, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Overpriced compared to what?
Condos have the advantage of maintenance and security.
But they have the disadvantages of No land, No garage, an HOA looking over your shoulder as well as HOA fees, and being harder to sell, (among other things.)
No matter what you are considering; you should enlist a Realtor to give you the facts and figures.
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Michael Tessaro answered:
If you need further information contact the person who prepared the report most of these companies have people on staff who can answer most questions and if not get you the answer. The risks are hard to determine and each person will make those decisions differently but what you have to consider is how long the dam has been there, how far away are you from the dam and what is the likely hood it would break or fail and flood the home you are considering. As for taxes I don't believe this has any impact on your property taxes as the taxes are calculated based on your purchase price. As for insurance you need to see if flood insurance is required by contacting a good insurance person but my guess is that it is not required and if it really worries you then you might ask how much would flood insurance cost.
Good luck and best wishes in your new home,
Michael
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Brian Ripp answered:
Buying a home / condo is a great investment. To live in and then either sell or rent out.
It often makes more sense than renting.

You should sit down with a Realtor and discuss your future plans, price range, and goals and together come up with a plan.

Brian
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Mon Apr 15, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Until the Trustee Sale, no one has any grounds for evicting the Homeowner. (If the Bank does; it would still be bad form.)

The Homeowner may be getting Cash-for-Keys after moving, which would give them an incentive to move quickly without trashing the house.
You might be proactive in this by offering them your own incentive: Possibly $1,000 with a Contract that says that they will move by such-and-such a date, without trashing or removing any fixtures.

You have a Realtor, what does he/she say?
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Brian Ripp answered:
Well, the number could have been wrong last year, or incorrect this year. You should contact the HOA for the numbers.

However, there are a lot of investors buying property - so there might have been a few investors in that complex. As well as homeowners keeping their condos and renting them out and moving up to a larger home.

It's not good or bad, it's just shows at this time there are more renters there. We hope the HOA will continue to maintain the complex and make it a great place to live.

Brian
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Tue Apr 30, 2013
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Besides going to the builders' respective websites, try this one
http://www.newhomesource.com/communityresults/market-27/citynamefilter-san%20ramon
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
Absolutely - the personal information should be kept confidential. That said, I don't think our standards in real estate are quite as firm as with a doctor or lawyer. Most professionals in this field will honor them,, but one does find exceptions to every rule.

Find professionals who are well recommended in your area and ask those individuals if they keep information confidential,

Good luck,
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Joe Patel answered:
It will be tough to find house in your price range in these cities.Either increase your price range or change to other cities.There is no other option.check my blog about real estate market analysis in bay area.Good Luck!!!
http://www.trulia.com/blog/joe_patel/2013/02/inventory_down_prices_up
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Tue May 5, 2015
John Souerbry answered:
Your question isn't one a real estate agent can answer. Best to speak with your tax pro or financial planner.
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
John Juarez answered:
This question was posted almost a week ago. There are no response because no one knows what the real questions is.
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Tue Apr 30, 2013
Joe Patel answered:
The real estate market is really crazy.Even homes in million dollar range bought with cash.You need good realtor who can tell you the truth about what is going in buyer market.you have to be willing to pay $25K to $100K over asking price to get the home.Attaches is my blog on market analysis of homes in tricities area.good Luck!!!!

http://www.trulia.com/blog/joe_patel/2013/02/inventory_down_prices_up
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Sunil Sethi answered:
I prefer Tavena location to Central Park for the community and schools. I've helped 7 clients buy into this community and they are very happy. I've never heard anyone complain about the Ardenwood community. One thing you should realize is that even thought the Tavenna is located in Ardenwood, the associated school for this community is Warwick. However is another excellent Fremont elementary school. ... more
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