Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Milpitas- CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Milpitas-CA/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate I am interested in a pre foreclosure property in milpitas. How can i visit the property? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-a-pre-foreclosure-property-in-milpitas-How-can-i-visit-the-property/579911/ Tenants are still living in the property. How can i visit the property and what will be the process of buying it?<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 23 Mar 2015 03:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-interested-in-a-pre-foreclosure-property-in-milpitas-How-can-i-visit-the-property/579911/ 2015-03-23T03:58:00Z Documents needed for buying a home in California http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Documents-needed-for-buying-a-home-in-California/565139/ I am buying a new construction property in California and I would like to know the list of documents i need to obtain from the builder to make sure that if tomorrow if I plan to sell the property I dont have to go back to the builder .If someone can share a list of documents that will be great<br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 02 Nov 2014 03:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Documents-needed-for-buying-a-home-in-California/565139/ 2014-11-02T03:45:00Z I am debating between whether to go ahead and buy a condo in Harmony (buildingby DR Horton)-Milpitas http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-debating-between-whether-to-go-ahead-and-buy-a-condo-in-Harmony-buildingby-DR-Horton-Milpitas/502710/ right infront of Great Mall<br/>price 571K 3bed 2 bath,den-1456sqft. Most sqft is on the top floor except the den which is beside the 2 car tandem garage in the lower floor. Living room is a bit small. There is a railway track right beside the property and from the bedroom patio of this condo i can see the railway track. School is Zanker elementary(8 rating/880). And there is lot of new construction around this area (mainly townhouses) and BART coming just few blocks away in 2018 for public use is proposed as-well. I want to ideally move out of this house in 5years or so; if i can afford one in a good school district (depends on house prices around that time right; who can time it). Concerns:<br/>1. whether selling be a problem with the railway track(when i asked folks who live around Main street they said this is a <br/>freight train track which only comes about twice a day and do not make that much of a noise) right beside it after a few years <br/>2. And interest rates going up next year <br/>3. and may be house prices going up<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 20 Jul 2013 01:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-debating-between-whether-to-go-ahead-and-buy-a-condo-in-Harmony-buildingby-DR-Horton-Milpitas/502710/ 2013-07-20T01:08:00Z Neighborhood near Milpitas town center (Shapell townhomes) http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Neighborhood-near-Milpitas-town-center-Shapell-townhomes/500675/ We are considering buying a property here (1997 built townhomes), asking price over 700k, with abt $490/sf. Below are my Qs:&nbsp;<br/>1. Is it worth the asking price &amp; does that leave any room for future appreciation (plan to live here for atleast 5-8 yrs)? The highest I have seen them go (from what I can online) is abt $695k during peak of 2007.&nbsp;<br/>2. How safe is the neighborhood?&nbsp;<br/>3. Any positive/negative impact of upcoming BART and new planned residential constructions near Montague/McCandless?&nbsp;<br/>4. How is Shapell homes quality/reputation as a builder?&nbsp;<br/>5. There are some power lines (not sure, if they are high frequency) running right behind the homes, over Berryessa creek trail. Any health issues to consider and/or ways to check its effect?&nbsp;<br/>6. How is the traffic going towards El Camino real via S Milpitas Blvd/Montague during normal work hrs?&nbsp;<br/><br/>Any insights subjective/opinions/facts will help us greatly. Appreciate all your expert advice and comments. Thanks.<br \><br \>1 reply Sun, 07 Jul 2013 13:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Neighborhood-near-Milpitas-town-center-Shapell-townhomes/500675/ 2013-07-07T13:48:00Z My home builder installed the wrong size tile in my new home. What would be the best resolution? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-home-builder-installed-the-wrong-size-tile-in-my-new-home-What-would-be-the-best-resolution/272273/ The condo is in a new development and is just closing escrow.&nbsp; I did the walk through and noticed the tiles were not the same size I had requested.&nbsp; The agent assured me they were correct and looked different once installed.&nbsp; I signed off on the walk through, but later confirmed the size was incorrect, and I'm not pleased with the end result.&nbsp; What would be a reasonable solution?<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-home-builder-installed-the-wrong-size-tile-in-my-new-home-What-would-be-the-best-resolution/272273/ 2009-08-26T05:24:00Z For a first time buyer, how much %could be the min down payment? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-a-first-time-buyer-how-much-could-be-the-min-down-payment/463008/ 11 replies Sun, 07 Oct 2012 03:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-a-first-time-buyer-how-much-could-be-the-min-down-payment/463008/ 2012-10-07T03:13:00Z Is there any reason a short-sale seller only wants cash? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-any-reason-a-short-sale-seller-only-wants-cash/400556/ We made an offer on a short-sale (10k above listing), and their real estate agent informed ours that they only want cash. Is this normal?<br \><br \>9 replies Thu, 26 May 2011 07:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-any-reason-a-short-sale-seller-only-wants-cash/400556/ 2011-05-26T07:17:00Z Just curious why my home has been pulled off from MLS listing, but it's still showing on Zilow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Just-curious-why-my-home-has-been-pulled-off-from-MLS-listing-but-it%27s-still-showing-on-Zilow/379345/ Can you tell me what needs to be done. Thanks.<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 03 Jan 2011 06:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Just-curious-why-my-home-has-been-pulled-off-from-MLS-listing-but-it%27s-still-showing-on-Zilow/379345/ 2011-01-03T06:32:00Z how do i get trend information to prove my property tax assesment is incorrect? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-get-trend-information-to-prove-my-property-tax-assesment-is-incorrect/348389/ 3 replies Tue, 04 May 2010 04:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-get-trend-information-to-prove-my-property-tax-assesment-is-incorrect/348389/ 2010-05-04T04:07:00Z Recent Milpitas homes sold for 40 K http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Recent-Milpitas-homes-sold-for-40-K/185655/ hi,<br/><br/>I see on zillow.com<br/>that recent homes in Milpitas were sold for $40 K Only.<br/>Is it true? Is this a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fore_lt/">foreclosure</a> home?<br/>Was this the only amount to be paid before owning the house?<br/>What are the other hidden costs and fees associated with this amount?<br/><br/>Please share your feed back/suggestion and comments<br/><br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 07 Jan 2009 00:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Recent-Milpitas-homes-sold-for-40-K/185655/ 2009-01-07T00:29:00Z 1491 ashland dr milpitas ca 95035 change new picture in front of house, take off the yellow old one http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/1491-ashland-dr-milpitas-ca-95035-change-new-picture-in-front-of-house-take-off-the-yellow-old-one/301624/ Hi, sorry I don't understant how to change the picture, now i have the new one is on the house front, please help me to put on the main picture then take off the old yellow one, thank you very much. Because the old yellow one is looks very bad.<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/1491-ashland-dr-milpitas-ca-95035-change-new-picture-in-front-of-house-take-off-the-yellow-old-one/301624/ 2009-11-25T23:19:00Z Where can I find a structural engineer in Milpitas, CA to inspect foundation? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-find-a-structural-engineer-in-Milpitas-CA-to-inspect-foundation/293516/ 2 replies Mon, 02 Nov 2009 05:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-find-a-structural-engineer-in-Milpitas-CA-to-inspect-foundation/293516/ 2009-11-02T05:18:00Z How can I check all the permits on the house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-check-all-the-permits-on-the-house/293519/ 3 replies Mon, 02 Nov 2009 05:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-check-all-the-permits-on-the-house/293519/ 2009-11-02T05:27:00Z regarding 374 Imagination pl, milpitas ca95035 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/regarding-374-Imagination-pl-milpitas-ca95035/291679/ Hi, To Whom May Concern<br/>&nbsp;I recently bought the property 374 Imagination pl, Milpitas, CA 95035 of 325,000. However the listing of recently sole value is 320,000 on Zillow webpage, I would like to know what happend? The price before suppose to be 320,000, then our agent asked us for another 5000, coz the 2nd bank raised price, Please help me find out if possibel, will be really appreicate it. thank you<br/><br/><br/>Liana<br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 26 Oct 2009 19:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/regarding-374-Imagination-pl-milpitas-ca95035/291679/ 2009-10-26T19:44:00Z Who should I hire to help me buy a house using tenants in common? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-should-I-hire-to-help-me-buy-a-house-using-tenants-in-common/183943/ I'm looking to buy a house with my uncle using tenants in common. Can a buying agents help me with this? Do I need to find a specialist?<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 02 Jan 2009 20:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-should-I-hire-to-help-me-buy-a-house-using-tenants-in-common/183943/ 2009-01-02T20:02:00Z is citation builders near river mark or shapell new homes near milpitas town center http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-citation-builders-near-river-mark-or-shapell-new-homes-near-milpitas-town-center/237577/ Hi,<br/>we are 1st time home buyers and are confused wheather we should go for shapell new home snear milpitas town ceneter or citaion builders new homes near River mark. The river mark place is better but the homes there have tandem garage and very small garage door.And all you see are are houses. In mipits there is a great view of hills with a hiking trail nd lots of parks and shopping complex, restaurants close by. The sq feet area and price is same but rivermark place are townhomes style condos so we dont own the land whereas in shapell homes we own the land.<br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 21 May 2009 19:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-citation-builders-near-river-mark-or-shapell-new-homes-near-milpitas-town-center/237577/ 2009-05-21T19:02:00Z What is the vacancy rate fro rental condos in Milpitas? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-vacancy-rate-fro-rental-condos-in-Milpitas/203089/ I want to rent my 3/2 condo in Mi;pitas,,,What is the vacancy rate right now or where may i find it?<br/><br/>thanks you<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 24 Feb 2009 02:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-vacancy-rate-fro-rental-condos-in-Milpitas/203089/ 2009-02-24T02:29:00Z Can I use $100k foreign gift? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-100k-foreign-gift/184179/ Can i use $100k foreign gift to buy a $450k house, down payment $100k. My income is $100k/year. The money comes from my parents, do I need to to prove their source of income?<br/><br/>Will it help if I lower the gift amount to $80 and put $20 of my own? Will if help if I put more down payment?<br/><br/>Thank you.<br/><br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 03 Jan 2009 08:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-100k-foreign-gift/184179/ 2009-01-03T08:10:00Z Do I need legal document to use $100k my parents sent me from Vietnam to buy a house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-need-legal-document-to-use-100k-my-parents-sent-me-from-Vietnam-to-buy-a-house/183962/ Do my parents need to prove their source of income in order for me to use it to buy a house?<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 02 Jan 2009 20:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-need-legal-document-to-use-100k-my-parents-sent-me-from-Vietnam-to-buy-a-house/183962/ 2009-01-02T20:49:00Z