8 Top Tips For Selling A Home Quickly

8 Top Tips For Selling A Home Quickly

If you are selling a home there are a few key things you really must know. The infographic below is distilled from surveys by Trulia from the experience of 500 real estate agents and represents some key things every home owner should know. If you’d like to hear more you can do to make sure […]

Willow Glen Homes For Sale – Trends in Real Estate

Willow Glen Homes For Sale – Trends in Real Estate

Many clients will ask about “seasonality” in our marketplace.  When is the best time to sell?  The best time to sell is when you are ready to move.  In this current market, your home will most likely have an offer within the first week and close with 30 days.  This quick sell time is due […]

Cash Sales in Silicon Valley – Not Just Low Priced Homes

Cash Sales in Silicon Valley – Not Just Low Priced Homes

All cash deals continue in Santa Clara County with nearly 33% of all homes sold year-to-date being purchased with all cash. Recently I read in an article written by Zillow, Cash Sales Decline; Still Dominate Lower-Priced Homes and wanted to compare their findings.  Nationwide it is certainly logical to recognize areas like Detroit, Cleveland, and Tampa, […]

San Jose-5th Strongest Real Estate Market

San Jose-5th Strongest Real Estate Market

According to a study by Veros Real Estate Solutions, San Jose is projected as one of the top markets in the US. The third largest city in California, located within the fastest growing county (1.8% population growth Y-O-Y 2013), San Jose continues to top the charts in real estate. With a projected 9.7% home appreciation […]

Fantastic View Home in Alum Rock Hills For Sale SOLD!

Fantastic View Home in Alum Rock Hills For Sale SOLD!

SOLD! This home offers sweeping views of the mountains and the valley. The beautifully terraced landscaping gives you many opportunities to relax amongst the native plants on a 20,000 square foot lot, a long private drive and large red brick patio with a unique herringbone inlay creating the perfect outside living room. This amazing patio […]

Are Buyers Looking For a Green Home?

Are Buyers Looking For a Green Home?

There are two very important points in this great post from BuilderOnline.com about “green” and the home buyer.  First, choosing language that connects the feature to the client’s needs is very important.  The word “green” unto itself is vague and tends to mean “costly cool stuff” for home buyers.  The author Suzanne Shelton points out […]

Understanding Contingencies

New and even experienced buyers may not be fully informed about what their options are in regard to the contingency period. If things aren’t working out, how can you cancel the purchase without losing your deposit monies? What limitations are there?

Home Buyers Frustrated With Pocket Listings

Home Buyers Frustrated With Pocket Listings

A recent INMAN blog post by Associate Editor Andrea V. Bramila outlined the recent statistics from CoreLogic regarding the practice of real estate brokers not submitting a listing to the publicly accessed and syndicated Multiple Listing Service.  So called, “pocket listings” are frustrating buyers in markets with low inventory and MLS boards across the country […]

Which neighborhoods in San Jose are the best?

Which neighborhoods in San Jose are the best?

There are a lot of great neighborhoods to consider, now it is finding out more about what you want in a neighborhood. Here are brief summaries of neighborhoods in the Greater San Jose area. – Los Gatos, Willow Glen, and Campbell have nice little downtowns with walk to coffee, dining, and some entertainment. From a […]

Don’t Be Afraid Of Multiple Offers- Be Afraid of Rising Rates!

Don’t Be Afraid Of Multiple Offers- Be Afraid of Rising Rates!

The Wall St Journal is predicting rising interest rates, even though the rates are the lowest they’ve been in three months. This week. I have seen predictions of 5.35% by the end of 2014.  But right now, I am seeing about 4.5%.  What is that difference in house payment when comparing this rate difference for […]

5 Reasons You May Not Get Top Dollar When Selling Your Home

5 Reasons You May Not Get Top Dollar When Selling Your Home

Q. CJ, my neighbor down the street needed to sell quickly and he ended up getting a lot less than he expected for his home. There wasn’t an open house, he didn’t want a lock box on his house so it was harder to show and  the agent said it would sell fast so they […]

Should I Have Home Inspections Done?

Should I Have Home Inspections Done?

Q.  CJ, do I really need to get home inspections done before I put my Los Gatos home on the market or would it be better to wait for offers before I fix things?In addition how much do inspections cost? It seems like a lot of work to do if we don’t have to. CJ’s […]

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