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Mission San Jose : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Tjbartel7,

I would just caution you if the property listings are from RealtyTrac, which is a company who advertises "foreclosure listings" on Trulia. RealtyTrac's primary objective is to separate you from your $$$ in exchange for providing information most any Realtor® can provide you for FREE.

Please see:

MLS Data Accuracy – Where to search if you’re “without Realtor®”

Here's a quick diagram explaining the process of actually getting to the status of an actual foreclosure (the property above is on the very first step and may never become a foreclosure):

As far as having the most up to date listing information for ACTIVE listings team with a local Realtor® who can set you up with an automated search for what you can afford.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014
Michael Tessaro answered:
If you find any you don't want please let me know as I currently have 3 or 4 investors with CASH looking for the same thing as you. Should I locate any my investors are not interested in I will let you know
Michael Tessaro
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Thu Jun 14, 2012
Kanwal Chaudhary answered:
Hello Ira
Most landlords will allow section 8 and it say so in their rental ad, "Section 8 OK"
Please let me know if you need any other help.
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Thu Jan 19, 2012
Basil Yaqub answered:

I have a duplex coming up with 11% ROI after expenses.

Please contact me when you get a chance at 510-493-3508


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Sat Jan 7, 2012
Mindy asked:
Hi -- if a real estate income investor has an option of buying a multiplex versus a bunch of condominiums, which strategy is better and for what reason? I'm sure there's no ri...
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Fri Jul 18, 2014
Shan Saigal answered:
Hello Fremontlover,
I wish someone would be able to predict prices, however, that is pretty difficult to do.
That being said, this area does seem to hold its value real well due to the school district.
So, hopefully, you have made an investment in a good area, and that will bear well in the long run, and for a good resale.
Good luck!
Shan Saigal
Referral Realty Silicon Valley
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Thu Jan 12, 2012
John Dutra answered:
If you are looking at a full addition (as opposed to a remodel), you can contact David Ayres. He has done several buildings and tenant mprovements for us and is well known by the Fremont Planning staff. You can contact him at 925-600-1166. ... more
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Sat May 15, 2010
Steven Fong answered:
When thinking about putting your offer together, make sure you are aware of the current status of the property. Like, are there any other offers on the table. Having your Realtor find out as much information as they can will contribute to helping you successfully getting the house. If there are no other offers on the table, it is really up to the buyer to determine how much it is worth to them. Determine a price that you think is reasonable. Depending on the asking price, the sellers may have already taken into consideration its location.

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Fri Apr 2, 2010
Dawn Rivera answered:
HI Lkash,

I have never been to the modern Ice homes in San Jose but from what i hear and have seen online they are very nice. The homes in Fremont I have been to see and they also are very nice. Your question should where would you rather live? Is San Jose or Fremont a better commute location for you? Do you have children and are the schools a deciding factor, if so the schools for Gramercy in Fremont are among the best in Fremont. I am not sure about the schools in that area of San Jose but if you would like to know I can find out for you. If you are working with a Realtor your Realtor can find out for you as well. If you do not have a Realtor you should be sure to get one before you sign up at either place. A buyers Realtor is paid by the seller and so it is at no cost to you. You get a professional Realtor working on your behalf at no cost. You can't lose! ....Good luck and feel free to contact me if you need any help or have any other questions....Dawn ... more
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Sun Apr 6, 2014
Mission_buyer answered:
No Real Estate agents out there who specialize in Mission Area who would like to answer this question?
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Mon Mar 15, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
You did not attach a link by the way, you may wish to ask your question again or contact any local realty office(s) any agent can help you or contact any local Trulia contributor directly. ... more
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Fri Jul 18, 2014
Charo Bhatt answered:
Hello C.G.

If you want an experienced, knowledgeable and hardworking agent who works for you in your interest call me at 510-381-2105 or email me at

You can check my website about me I have closed several of these kinds of transactions.

Good luck to you in finding a right agent.

Charo Bhatt
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Mon Jul 28, 2008
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi SJ Resident, there's actually an interesting twist to all the foreclosures that have been happening. Namely, the rental market has heated up due to new demand by those displaced and it should be fairly easy to find a tenant.

Best Regards,

Steven A. Ornellas, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, CMPS, RE Masters, MBA
REALTOR® / Mortgage Banker-Broker / Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist

Steven Anthony Real Estate & Financial Services
Expect Excellence. Get What You Expect.â„¢
Cell: 510.461.6011
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Thu Apr 22, 2010
CJ Brasiel answered:

In the last 30 years there has never been a time that the Bay Area had lots of home choices and low interest rates. Trying to pick the absolute bottom is difficult. There are great values all over the East Side. Depending on the neighborhood, Milpitas and Fremont have seen anywhere for 2-12% drop in average sales price over last year. It is very much about finding the right deal. Find a motivated seller (someone that HAS to move). Preferably, one with equity that may be open to helping with closing costs. Investigate short sales and foreclosures but in my opinion they are not always the best deals. Work with an agent who is really on top of the area you are interested in and you will find a good deal.

Good luck,
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Mon Mar 10, 2008
Perry Henderson answered:
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