3 Critical Metrics for the Real Estate Investor

3 Critical Metrics for the Real Estate Investor

As a real estate investor, it is important to create business goal for each real estate investment as well the entire real estate portfolio.  To be successful, the 3 most common used metrics when deciding to invest could be summarized as: 1.) Determine your investment goals. Start with the WHY.  Why do you want to […]

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 […]

Take Advantage of Hidden Spaces in Your Home

Take Advantage of Hidden Spaces in Your Home

I love these imaginative uses for the nooks and crannies in a home to make it more fun and take advantage of every inch of space available. Sometimes it just takes a fresh eye on your available space to come up with creative ways to solve a problem or make elements of your home more […]

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 […]

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