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Home Buying in Willow Glen : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Miekeba Jones answered:
Hi Connie! Have you employed a Realtor to help you find a house, because I can help you find a Realtor?
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
Please explain, what do you want to send?
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Norman Alessandrini Warren Weston answered:
Hi Amy,
I don't know which house you are refering to so it is hard to give you an exact reason. Most probably it is a short sale and the agent is trying to get an offer into the bank, or this is the begining bid for an auction, but without knowing the home that is just a guess. This does not mean there is something wrong with the property it only means that they WANT an offer quickly. You have to understand a home at that price usually does have something wrong with it or it is in a terrible location. To find out ask your agent to contact the listing agent for more info, or to see the home and look for yourself.
If you don't have an agent I would be happy to assist you, just email or call with the info on the property and I will find out for you.
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Mon Mar 15, 2010
Terri Vellios answered:
Are you talking about a single family home? That would be $365,000. No. Possibly south San Jose.
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Rebekah Owen, Broker answered:

Are you a first time buyer?
Do you have an agent - or know a good one? they can represent you and negotiate a great deal with the builder.
Otherwise, why would anyone put their professional reputation on the line to speculate on the future? For someone that's not even their client? All risk and no reward.

Good luck!

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Tue Jul 20, 2010
Michael Faulkner answered:
Hi BonBon143,

Buying a home in Willow Glen can be a very good investment. The resale of homes
in this area is very good and will get better as the market get better. Good Luck.


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Thu Jul 5, 2012
Michael Moresco answered:
Hi Sam,

First off take a look at the agents profile, see what areas they work in. Then check out their web site, to see if they have the information you are looking for. You can also check and see if they have any recommendations form past clients either here on trulia or on their web site. Select about 5 or so and then interview them. ... more
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Wed Jul 22, 2009
Patrick Johnson answered:
Hi Langood,

All very valid questions. Since it sounds like you are not able to be where you want to end up right away (your single family home in MV). I would look at an approach that will get you where you want to go as quickly as possible. Property values in Mountain View have not seen the decrease that other areas have seen. Since your ideal single family in Mountain View if out of reach, I suggest looking at single family homes in the Willow Glen and Cambrian areas. You may have greater upside potential, especially if you add a bit of "sweat equity". Also, you would not have the added burden of an HOA ($200, $300, $400, or more per month) that you would with a condo in Mountain View or anywhere else for that matter. Put that saved money aside. Added with your property appreciation from buying in an area that has good fundamentals, you can then look at moving up to Mountain View when the time is right. In the meantime you may find that you like Willow Glen or Cambrian just fine and decide to put down roots.

Hope these thoughts are worth pondering. Please check out my website ( for more information about me. I'd love to work with you if you think we are on the same wavelength.

Enjoy this fantastic weather weekend!


Patrick Johnson
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Mon Jul 13, 2009
Bill Mccord answered:
Willow Glen is generally considered a better neighborhood than Cambrian and like for like will cost more. It has more of a community feeling having a legitimate downtown surrounded by very attractive homes of all ages and styles. Cambrian is more of a housing district than a genuine commumity. A 60 year old house in Willow Glen would not be considered old and would almost certainly have a much larger lot than a 10 year one in Cambrian, and cost considerably more. A well maintained older home in Willow Glen will probably see better appreciation over time as that is the preferred type of property for many of the communities residents.
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Tue Jul 14, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:

Be careful not to read too much into this......"child friendly backyard" may simply mean this specific home has a yard that is fenced.
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Wed May 27, 2009
Alan K answered:
So get a pre-approval. It's free, it's easy, you won't be obligated to anyone, it won't ding your credit, and then every Realtor will love you!
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Mon Jul 23, 2012
Ali Moein answered:
Hello M,

Welcome to Silicon valley! Willow glen is a charming beautiful area and historically it has enjoyed better than average appreciation in value. In the last year or so the home values in willow Glen have suffered making the buying opportunity very attractive.

To commute to Rivermark you'll most likely want to take 87 to 101. Both these freeways are busy, bumper to bumper during the commute hours. I'd say 30 minutes is reasonable on a good day.
As for Mtn View, the best route will be 280 north to 85. 280 is not bad and it travels at a good speed during the commute hours. However the intersection from 280 to 85 and 85 to Mtn view is somewhat busy and slow. All and all I'd think, on average, you'll have a shorter commute time to Mtn View than you will to Rivermark.

Willow Glen has a few elementary schools some are better that others depending on the address of the home. You'd want to make sure your new home is within one of the better schools. For schools information you can refer to web site.

Ali Moein
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Sat Aug 9, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
Contact a Trulia agent in your specified zip code if they dont see your post. A real estate agent can place you on an automatic email send properties the moment hits MLS for your review. Prior to submitting an offer you will need to be approved for a lender.
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Tue Jun 11, 2013
Ronald Minearo answered:

A response here from a local contractor would be great! However, a good rule of thumb is $250 to $300 per sq. ft. Of course it depends on what you're adding. Kitchens and bath remodels are more expensive, bedrooms and family room additions tend to be less expensive. You can also check with your homeowners insurance agent to find out what cost/sq. ft. figure the company uses for calculating replacement values in this area.

Just be sure the quality and finish of any addition you do is consistent with your existing home and the other homes in your neighborhood. If your add on is done too cheaply it'll hurt your home value when it's time to sell, and overbuilding for the neighborhood will make it difficult to recoup your investment.

Happy home hunting!
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