Try the different school district sites and then call as well to verify. Here is a link to Santa Clara Unified School district and pdf file of street names and their proper schools. http://www.santaclarausd.org/schools.cfm?subpage=144897
I understand that you may be frustrated, but in order to sue you will have to prove that the listing agent willfully withheld information from you and/or was deliberately deceptive. It sounds to me like they provided correct information when the cable was included, and then removed it when it no longer applied. You may not have been informed about the change, but it doesnâ€™t sound like it was a deliberate attempt to deceive.... more
I think you are referring to the new home on Monroe for 699k. The home is very nice, is brand new so it qualifies for the $10,000 tax credit. it is in a great location with no air traffic or train noise that rivermark has.
At this point I would go with the new home on Monroe, it will appreciate faster as it is underpriced, Rivermark is a nice and sought after area as well.
If I can provide any additional information, please give me a call or e-mail,
I have helped my clients purchase summerhill homes and I believe they are a good buy, they have good schools, easy highway access. The only problem I see is that the units still available are backed up to highway 85 so there may be a noise problem for you if that bothers you.( which will effect your resale value as well). But the homes themselfs are very nice and for the right price are very doable even backed up to the highway.
If you have any additional questions or would like assistance with your purchase, feel free to contact me.
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While you can use future earnings to pre-qualify or even pre-approve a loan, lenders will require that the buyer both be on the job and at the very least have their first months pay stub in hand prior to a final approval.
Sparky, I know I have been late to appointments. Sometimes due to the demands of previous appointments.
I appreciate the fact that you are willing to ask such a profound question here. Have you REALLY shared with him what you need, desire and expect? That is an absolute must for everyone to remember!
If you ask him to provide those for you, you will make huge strides in your search and subsequent purchase. Lockboxes and contracts are important...the escrow process and negotiations are far more demanding than anyone here is willing to spend the time to tell all the horror stories.
I will share a short version of one. Short details and sad ending. This happened to an agent in an office I worked in just a few years ago. .
True Story: A buyer chose a home and bought from this agent. The Seller disclosures were completed properly and the agents did what most do everyday. 20 years prior, a septic tank was covered up and the sewer connected to the city service. Well, the Seller did not know and neither agent "walked the property". The system was not evident. No one really paid any attention. Until the buyer was landscaping. Short end....The cost was nearly $500,000.00 in Legal fees and remedy. Agents have value that is not always evident. There are many more similar cases.
I hope your Realtor appreciates your value as his client and remedies your concerns.
Some agents are flexible. I recommend you post your e-mail, or pick up a new g-mail or yahoo account for the purpose of the communication and broadcast it.
A strong agent studies year-round and protects interest all the way through. In one of my cases, a seller did not disclose Sec. 1 work that had been identified. Agent gets $6K credit for buyer. In another case, seller left boxes in front of a huge crack in the wall that was discovered 4 days before close of escrow in the final walk through. Agent gets $60K from seller in escrow for repairs; buyer chooses their own vendor; and home closes on time.
If you are comfortable representing yourself through the myriad bumps that are possible, then I recommend you publish your e-mail and see who shows up.
I coach agents and I recommend against flat fee arrangements except for short sale negotiations (then they can be quite fruitful) or situations where buyer and seller have already found each other, agreed on the price, and the process is simplified.
Erica M Nelson
I think it's a fish! My suggestion is that your broker report this to the selling agent's broker. With our purchase agreement in louisiana it is now illegal to cross out,white out or black out anything,but this may not be the case in California. i really think this should be reported.... more
While prices in Rivermark are currently higher than Ardenwood, Ardenwood prices, especially in the Forest Park area are actually seeing increases. This is in contrast to Rivermark. This trend, although down lightly in March, was up for the 4 previous months. However, if you are buying for the schools, be advised that buying in Ardenwood is no guarantee your children will get into the schools right away.
Is it a good time to buy in Santa Clara. Not with the current state of the Silicon Valley Job Market. Home prices will most likely go lower. Yet if you want to get a great rate and plan to actually live in your home it is a great time to buy. Is it a good time to buy in Fremont,Milpitas,Union City, Hayward, absolutely. In some areas home values have dropped below value. Of course home values could drop more. Yet investors are buying property as fast as they can make a deal. When you wait for the bottom, and then buy, you will be overpaying. If you don't feel the time is right, you don't have to buy. None of us has a crystal ball. The most successful investors know to buy on the dip, and we are on the dip. I am sorry you feel that all agents are unethical and only care about their commisions. There are many great agents that are trustworthy.... more
I do believe now is a great time to buy. There are plenty of graphics to prov it as well. I would be happy to send them over to you.
From the mortgage side which I work now is a great time to buy. Rates are incredibly low and values are bottomed in most areas. In addition there is verbiage in the stimulus package as well that would benefit home buyers.
I do have great agent in that area as well if you would like a recommendation.... more
Right now at $450 there are about 20 bank owned homes in Santa Clara, most are in poor location and would be more suited for investment properties. However, right now the best deal in Santa Clara that I am aware of is this home on Machado. Its a 3 bedroom 2 bath home, does need some tlc, but they are asking $399K.
3265 MACHADO AVE
MLS Num: 80904603
City: Santa Clara
County: SANTA CLARA COUNTY
Zip: 95051 Bedrooms: 3
Square Feet: 1078
Lot Size: 0.115acres
Year Built: 1955 List Date: 1/28/2009
Org. List Price: $399,900
List Price: $399,900
As for Rivermark there is a great deal on a 2 bedroom 2.5 bath town home. Tandem Garage Parking but very clean and updated at $524K.
4534 LAIRD CIR
List Price: $524,900
Original Price: $599,900
List Date: 11/25/2008
Original Date: 11/25/2008
Status Change: 11/25/2008
Expiration Date: 2/24/2009
Revision Date: 1/22/2009
Lot Size (Acres): 0.050
Lot Size: 2178.00 SF
SqFt (source): 1437 (Assessor)
Year Built: 2005
School District: Santa Clara Unified
If you are interested email me and I will add you to my listing alert that tracks all the great deals, bank owned properties in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale.... more