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South San Jose : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Bradley Wilson answered:
I recommend

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488 Blossom Hill Rd. Suite B
San Jose, CA 95123
DRE 01491944 NMLS 340990
Direct: (408) 228-7867
FAX: (408) 273-6975
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Wed Nov 14, 2012
carolyn_cst asked:
This question was asked from this property:
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Sat Oct 6, 2012
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you for your question Renee:

The house in the link that is advertised for $980 is far below the Fair Market Value of the rent for that property in that location. The Fair Market Value of the rent for a property of that type in that location is approximately $2,500 per month.

The people who posted that advertisement are not the owners of the property, and they are not licensed by The State of California Department of Real Estate.

I suspect that the listing in your link is part of a rental scam where people who do not own the property and are not licensed by The State of California Department of Real Estate, post fake rental advertisements of properties at ridiculously low rents.

The fake landlords ask you for your security deposit and prepaid rent and then disappear with your money. A number of these people have been prosecuted and sent to jail, however there still seem to be some of them out there.

This is a particularly cruel scam because people who are desperate to find a place to rent have now had their prepaid rent and security deposit stolen from them, and now they have no place to live and no money for the Security Deposit or prepaid rent.

I recommend that your best protection is to make certain that anyone offering you a place to rent, or real estate for sale, at the very least, has a current, valid Real Estate License with the State of California Department of Real Estate.

For more information you may call me at my cell phone: (408)509-6218 or send me an email at my email address:

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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Sat Oct 6, 2012
John Hanson answered:
Va loans are a great way to buy a home. Sometimes they get a bad rap as agents either do not know how easy they are to deal with or are concerned that it is %100 financing. In a sellers market it is often hard to get a VA offer accepted due to these concerns. One of the great benefits available to the Veterans who have served their country.. Great loan program. ... more
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Sat Mar 28, 2015
Lamson Dang Broker/Listing answered:
Please visit my website and leave your request information. I will let you know ASAP when there is one available.
Best wishes,

Lamson Dang
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Ricky Ablaza answered:
Hi Chaongai2787,

Ok will do. When you get back please call (408-316-0793) or email ( so that we can start your homebuying search. Thanks
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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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Sat Apr 21, 2012
Hue Tran answered:
Please send me more information about this Hue Tran
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Sun Mar 25, 2012
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
The last four listings on Kylemore indicate the HOA fee is $208 per month and covers all the common areas as well as your roof, exterior paint and garbage.
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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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Wed Aug 8, 2012
James Mauldwin answered:
If an agent helps you look for properties , you will also be paying a fee to the agent to arrange things for you. This wound be spelled out in detail on a renter/ broker agreement. Is this something you are ok with? By the way, how much are you willing to spend per month and when do you expect to move in?

Jim Mauldwin
Intero Real estate Services
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Wed Mar 21, 2012
charles butterfield answered:
That depends upon the type of Auction.

There is no financing at all for the typical trustee's Auction that takes place on the courthouse steps.

However for many of the other Real Estate Auctions, arrangements are made for financing the transaction the same as if it were a regular sale through the Multiple Listing Service. ... more
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Thu Jan 12, 2012
George Nowicki answered:
Depends on what you consider a Foreclosure. If you mean a REO, the answer is usually yes. You really need to talk to your lender for the details as it's not a slam dunk. If you mean at auction, The answer is usually no because you generally need cash or proof of liquid funds to bid.

I hope that helps,

George Nowicki REALTOR®
Cell: 408.892.3379
DRE# 01363797

Realty World Platinum
3333 Bowers Ave #130
Santa Clara. CA 95054
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Thu Mar 17, 2011
Grace Keng answered:
which Villa Cortona Way house? There are 7 on the market for sale 5 of them are pending only one is still available.
Elementary Middle High
Canoas ES
880 Wren Drive
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6391
Willow Glen MS
2105 Cottle Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6277
Willow Glen HS
2001 Cottle Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6330
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Thu Mar 4, 2010
Dan Chase answered:
A house price prediction site is below. Look to see what it says.

San Jose is expected to drop prices by 8.9% according to this site.

How long will it last? We have serious foreclosures coming until 2012. It could be a year or more to clear them all. That says 2013. Government interventions could slow things more. Maybe 2014. That is really the first year I would expect real estate prices could go up on a nationwide basis.

Do not forget, as long as high unemployment exists house prices will be affected.
1 unemployed people do not get mortgages.
2 unemployed people often do not pay their mortgages. That leads to even more than expected foreclosures.

Consider, if you wait to buy interest rates will go up by april. The free $8k will go away on april 30.
Higher interest rates are almost certain to lower house prices. Going from 5% to 7% interest rates buying power drops by 23.9%. House prices must drop to meet that buying ability unless incomes go up.

I hope this helps some.
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Fri Feb 12, 2010
Sabyasachi Basu answered:
I own a similar townhome in the neighboring Lancaster Gate community. I have been an original owner since 2001 and love the place. The most convenient thing that I like about the place is its proximity to the 4 South Bay highways - 85, 87, 280/680 and 101 - all within a 4 mile radius. Plus it is a new construction with a modern upscale looks. It is pretty near to parks, banks, groceries, movies and mall. The neighborhood is generally quiet and upscale. The only drawback is there are no decent public schools nearby. But I love the place and hate to let it go. ... more
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