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In My Neighborhood in San Jose : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hey, you know - they sell vanilla ice cream and strawberry ice cream.....chocolate, works for one person isn't right for the next person. We all have our preferences.

Clearly people are buying and selling homes in all areas, regardless of how the school districts are rated.

Want more house?
Buy in the town that gives you more........more concerned with schools? Buy less house in the higher ranked school district.

There is no right or wrong........decide what your priorities, needs and wants are, and follow that route.
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Fri May 24, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you, Ranganath for your question:

I understand your question to be if there are problems living under electric power lines.

There have been claims that the electric field surrounding power lines can be harmful, however it appears that the electric fields surrounding power lines are not harmful.

However power lines do have a negative effect on the fair market value of a property, because many people do not want to buy homes near power lines.

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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Fri Dec 14, 2012
Terri Vellios answered:
No. I only know of one that was in existence and that was on Payne Avenue in Campbell.
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Sat Oct 13, 2012
Terri Vellios answered:
What do you consider the Best Schools? Are those school scores? If so I have a PDF I can email you of all the schools ratings. Drop me an email and I'll send it to you.

Are you looking for rentals when you refer to Modern Apts.? There are a few areas with newer apts. for rent, I can think of Avalon on Winchester in Los Gatos. ... more
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Fri Aug 17, 2012
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
You need to contact an attorney. There are two things you should have in my opinion which is not legal advice. The first is a note to spell out the repayment terms. The second is a mortgage which binds the note to the property and establishes the lien. ... more
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Wed Apr 8, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
I am're living there ("my home") and you don't know?

ask your neighbor......or agent...........or google the name of the community!
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Wed Apr 18, 2012
Ricky Ablaza answered:
HI Hue,

Let me know if you want to see the home. I am free Wednesday and Thursday. Call me and let me know what time @ 408-316-0793 or email

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Wed Mar 21, 2012
Marie Souza Team answered:
Irma - I suggest calling rental companies directly, rather than posting here. You'll get a better response & they will be able to tell you what they have that suits your needs.
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
James Mauldwin answered:
This is considered a very good neighborhood. Are schools important to you as well?

Jim Mauldwin
Intero Real Estate
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Mon Jul 4, 2011
Your appraiser was a Cal Bears fan and theirs bled Cardinal Red?

But seriously, there are a lot of variables... a couple could be...

Was yours a drive-by and theirs a full appraisal, or vice versa? Did you both get the same appraiser? Was it appraised on the same day? If it was a different appraiser, did both appraisers have access to all of the same data? Are all the upgrades similar? Is the lot size similar? Did one appraiser give greater weight to certain comparables (such as distressed sales) than the other? Was one appraiser local and another not as familiar with the area? Was it for the same purpose such as financing, litigation, or tax/estate planning? Was the goal of each appraisal the same, such as determining the market value, assessed value, insurable value, use value, etc.? If financing was involved were your mortgage types the same/lender's instruction to the appraiser the same (for example one was wanting it to be compared to only rental properties and the other to all sales, or one wanted all sales and one wanted to exclude distressed sales)? Did the appraisers interpret the instruction the same? ... more
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Thu May 5, 2011
Gabriel Nguyen answered:
Hi Santoso,

First of all, William Lyons is a reputation builder. It is centrally located near everything. You can walk a few blocks to go to Japan town or drive a few minutes to work (depending who you are working for).
Secondly, if you give it 5-6 years time frame, I'm sure you will have some equity in your home. So, if you would like me to come down to the sale office with you tomorrow to register, please don't hesitate to contact me at 408-426-1441.

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Thu Mar 17, 2011
David Chiles answered:
Thank you for your question about finding a buyers agent and or working with more than one agent. Many people often work with more than one agent, however, many agents push for exclusive representation. The term that applies to working with more than one agent is non exclusive representation by a buyers agent. Furthermore, in today's market it may be easier to negotiate a lease with an option to buy. ... more
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Thu Aug 19, 2010
Jorge E. Gosalvez answered:
Hello Lance,

I work in the San Jose Area, as well as have rentals in Santa Clara County.

Rentals, most all rentals as long as they are in good condition and at market rent, rent right away, sometimes with several applications, a few exceptions & those large apartment complexes.

The inventory as far as selling/buying for the past few months, has been with the sellers. We are selling slightly more homes than inventory coming on the market. Again a good home in good condition properly priced, will have multiple offers, and will sell for market value or slightly over. Not like before that they were selling way over market.

As far as supply, there is a good selection of homes & like I said new inventory is coming to the market just short of what is selling, but good property to chose from.

Condos/townhomes are doing ok but below the single family homes.

If you would like to discuss further, please feel free to call me, & will be happy to go into more detail with you.

Jorge E. Gosálvez
Broker Associate, GRI, SRES | DRE: 00811940
INTERO Real Estate Services
10275 N. De Anza Blvd. | Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 249-3718 Direct | (408) 904-5465 Fax |

Please send me a note or call me if you or any of your family, friends, or co-workers are looking to buy or sell real estate, or need a property manager. I am never too busy to take care of your referrals. Serving Clients Since 1981
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Wed May 5, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
You may wish to ask your question and be a little more specific so that your question may be answered accordingly. See link for addtional information. ... more
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Sun Jul 24, 2016
Dan Chase answered:
That is the wrong question. The real question is what impact do those have.

many people believe (right or wrong) that the high power lines cause cancer or other health risks. They find the lines to be an ugly eyesore. Many people refuse to buy a house near those lines. They see them and never bother to look at the house. They just do a u-turn in the driveway and leave.

It will lower both resale value and how many people would consider buying that house. It could translate into a long time trying to sell later on.

Some people even claim that electrical appliances have shorter lives near those wires.

Safe or not, true or not does not matter. Perception drives the market. It is better to find a property without built in objections if you ever want to sell it later. Cell phone towers, high power lines, cemeteries, railroad tracks, busy roads, near highways are all problems a house can have. Corner lots are also less desirable and price lower.
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Wed Mar 23, 2011
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
Hello Tlynch, if you are speaking of the older homes in the 4400 block of Strawberry Park Drive, those were built in the mid 1950's. Records of that age are usually not available through the normal on-line resources. If nobody else here can find the answer for you, you can look it up down at City Hall, Tract 1465 - Strawberry Park - Book 59 -Page1;10 Page 2;15 ... more
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Wed Mar 10, 2010
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
Hi Mickelin, is a good source for that type information.
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Thu Feb 25, 2010
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
Last MLS listing Sale in April 2009 says builder is "NEAL 3030 LLC"
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Tue Feb 21, 2012
Terri Vellios answered:
Is that address correct? I could not find it on the tax records.
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