Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Campbell- CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Campbell-CA/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate What specific areas, if any, in Campbell are most desirable? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-specific-areas-if-any-in-Campbell-are-most-desirable/549065/ 1 reply Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-specific-areas-if-any-in-Campbell-are-most-desirable/549065/ 2014-07-09T20:07:00Z Sale and Purchase or Refinance and Purchase http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sale-and-Purchase-or-Refinance-and-Purchase/547667/ I own a home in Los Angeles with approx $400,000 in equity.&nbsp; Should I refinance/turn it into a rental an pull out a down payment for a home where I currently live (San Jose) or should I sell and buy a home.&nbsp; I am currently renting.<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sale-and-Purchase-or-Refinance-and-Purchase/547667/ 2014-06-28T22:50:00Z I will be moving up to the Bay Area - working in Santa Clara. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-will-be-moving-up-to-the-Bay-Area-working-in-Santa-Clara/540218/ If I don't want to commute more than 30 mins what're the best options for renting or buying - location wise.&nbsp; I have no children so schools are not an issue.<br \><br \>4 replies Sun, 11 May 2014 04:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-will-be-moving-up-to-the-Bay-Area-working-in-Santa-Clara/540218/ 2014-05-11T04:12:00Z What are some key things a buyer should do to ensure a smooth home buying experience? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-some-key-things-a-buyer-should-do-to-ensure-a-smooth-home-buying-experience/532102/ <div>1. Check your credit<div>2. Get preapproved<div>3. Get a buyer's agent<div>4. Research neighborhoods in advance</div></div></div></div><br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-some-key-things-a-buyer-should-do-to-ensure-a-smooth-home-buying-experience/532102/ 2014-03-12T23:50:00Z Ask a potential home buyer, what are some valuable questions to ask when visiting open houses? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Ask-a-potential-home-buyer-what-are-some-valuable-questions-to-ask-when-visiting-open-houses/530768/ <p class="p1">Ask if the agent hosting is the listing agent. Ask if there have been offers and how long the house has been on the market. Ask if there are any special costs associated with the property such as HOA dues, tax assessments, natural hazards (flood zones, etc.) Is any furniture, etc. being left with the home? How does the home compare to others in the surrounding neighborhood?</p><br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Ask-a-potential-home-buyer-what-are-some-valuable-questions-to-ask-when-visiting-open-houses/530768/ 2014-03-03T21:23:00Z Does the new buzz Downtown Campbell add or decrease the value of Real Estate ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-the-new-buzz-Downtown-Campbell-add-or-decrease-the-value-of-Real-Estate/523333/ 1 reply Sun, 05 Jan 2014 01:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-the-new-buzz-Downtown-Campbell-add-or-decrease-the-value-of-Real-Estate/523333/ 2014-01-05T01:25:00Z How much comission do you think a buyers agent should get paid on a FISBO? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-comission-do-you-think-a-buyers-agent-should-get-paid-on-a-FISBO/524704/ 7 replies Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-comission-do-you-think-a-buyers-agent-should-get-paid-on-a-FISBO/524704/ 2014-01-16T15:34:00Z Campbell schools are confusing, API ranking are all over the place, where can I find info? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Campbell-schools-are-confusing-API-ranking-are-all-over-the-place-where-can-I-find-info/522027/ 2 replies Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Campbell-schools-are-confusing-API-ranking-are-all-over-the-place-where-can-I-find-info/522027/ 2013-12-19T16:24:00Z Is there a 55 and over community with manufactured/modular homes with lots in the San Jose, Ca area http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-55-and-over-community-with-manufactured-modular-homes-with-lots-in-the-San-Jose-Ca-area/486586/ <p>Is there a 55 and over community in San Jose Area or San Luis obisbo area or campbell area including the lots in the 79,000?? I am moving from San Diego <em>and am in shock regarding prices. open to a one condo looking for this range.. I am looking for something at least one hour from Prundale, Ca going NORTH other than possible San luis obispo Please let me know looking within the year. Catherine Piscitello</em></p><br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 06 Apr 2013 02:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-55-and-over-community-with-manufactured-modular-homes-with-lots-in-the-San-Jose-Ca-area/486586/ 2013-04-06T02:16:00Z Registered Sex offender lives in Townhome Complex http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Registered-Sex-offender-lives-in-Townhome-Complex/448710/ I have been researching areas to buy a condo or town home. I really love the area by the campbell community center as it is quite reasonable in price and so close to downtown campbell. I have been checking crime maps and nothing really too bad crime-wise.<br/><br/>However, Megan's law shows a sex offender living there (within in the same complex I believe). Now, I know this person may have since moved on, but is there anyway to verify this (within the law of course!). I would imagine this is why the prices seem to be lower? Any ideas? Aside from the obvious safety concerns, I would guess this would be an unwise purchase?<br \><br \>4 replies Thu, 28 Jun 2012 00:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Registered-Sex-offender-lives-in-Townhome-Complex/448710/ 2012-06-28T00:57:00Z What about home buying these days? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-about-home-buying-these-days/425071/ I'd really like to know what happened to the days, when hard-working citizens, were able to buy the property/home that they wanted..........Not what the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/lenders/">lenders</a> wanted? I'm a Veteran, who's finally able to afford the acreage I've always wanted, with NO covenants, wow! This property also has a nice shop on it, is completely fenced, and is close to my family, and my job; and..........I qualify for the asking price, and then some; not only by the lender, but VA!! That is, until............the ' Lenders ' realized that the very nice home, that happens to be on the property,is a...........manufactured?????????????? And if that wasn't bad enough (in THEIR opinion ONLY) it was dubbed as a ' singlewide' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW; I'm looking for a ' <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/lenders/">lender</a> '( too nice of a word) Their explanation, as to why they wouldn't lend the money, only added insult to my injury: " Because WE don't want it!" &nbsp;First of all; if I qualify for the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage-rates/">loan</a>, it should make NO difference what I choose to live in; and I resent the insinuation that, just because it happens to be a so-called trailer, in their shallow heads; that I'm going to automatically default on my payments??? Is it just me, or is Campbell Co. FULL of manufactured homes, and.........a part of America?<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 07 Dec 2011 13:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-about-home-buying-these-days/425071/ 2011-12-07T13:52:00Z Dumpster in the back of the house http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Dumpster-in-the-back-of-the-house/429782/ Hi,<br/><br/>We are considering purchasing our first home and have liked one town home. Everything is fine, except when we looked at the surroundings, we saw that there is a dumpster at the back of the house behind the compound wall, in the other community. Is there anyway we can get that removed? We are scared of the consequences of having a dumpster close to our compound wall, as we have a 2 yr old.<br/><br/>What should we do? Or we are overly concerned?<br/><br/>Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.<br/><br/>Thank you<br/>First time buyer<br/><br/><br/><br \><br \>14 replies Tue, 24 Jan 2012 21:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Dumpster-in-the-back-of-the-house/429782/ 2012-01-24T21:35:00Z Why is the Zestimate for my condo significantly lower than my neighbor's who have identical condos? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-the-Zestimate-for-my-condo-significantly-lower-than-my-neighbor%27s-who-have-identical-condos/276808/ My condo is estimated $527,000.&nbsp; The other identical condos (square footage, layout, age, etc.) are estimated between $570,500 - 589,500.&nbsp; The 2 others that are nearly identical except smaller and end units are estimated at 589,000 &amp; 622,500.<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 08 Sep 2009 23:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-the-Zestimate-for-my-condo-significantly-lower-than-my-neighbor%27s-who-have-identical-condos/276808/ 2009-09-08T23:23:00Z