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?

Coming Soon- Olive Hill Drive San Jose CA 95125

Coming Soon- Olive Hill Drive San Jose CA 95125

 Gorgeous single family home built in 2004. Close to The Plant shopping and dining, Willow Glen, and CalTrain.A lovely two story home with attached garage, AC, wood flooring, large open kitchen and family room. Bedrooms:3 beds Bathrooms:2.5 baths Townhouse:2,250 sq ft Lot:2,193 sq. ft. Year Built: 2004  

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 […]

December Housing Market Report Mountain View, Ca

December Housing Market Report Mountain View, Ca

Looking back at December 2013 in the Mountain View Housing Market. Active listings in Mountain view were down by 33% from last year and down 43% from November. The media listing price was $715,000 and houses on the market sold more quickly with the average days on the market down to just 12 days. The […]

San Francisco Condo

San Francisco Condo

Fantastic penthouse level condo in San Francisco. Located in desirable SoMa district waterfront views, patio 1Bed / 1Bath 742 sqft. Offered by AKILI FOSTER BRE# 01515394 People & Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. Visit the website for more information.

November Real Estate Market Report- San Jose

November Real Estate Market Report- San Jose

This housing market report is for the area of downtown San Jose, Ca. If you are interested in a more specific report for a different neighborhood, just let me know. I’m happy to give you neighborhood information in the bay area. Summary Active listings are down 28% from last year The median listing price just […]

Maintaining an Unsold Home throughout Winter

Maintaining an Unsold Home throughout Winter

As Daylight Saving Time ends, so does the real estate selling season, and many buyers and investors are left with a home that didn’t sell. The question then becomes whether you should keep the house on the market and plug away at trying to sell during the off-season, or take it off the market until […]

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