Market Information

What is happening in the Silicon Valley real estate market?

It is always interesting to evaluate the New Year from a real estate perspective.  Recent discussions with my colleagues have brought up interesting descriptions of upcoming 2016 Silicon Valley Real Estate Market.  I have heard, “Frothy”, “Schizophrenic” to describe the upcoming market. My take? The inventory is still low, but not any lower than the […]

What’s happening in Santa Clara County Home Sales

As we move into the 4th Quarter of 2015, three key market drivers continue to push sales and appreciation on homes upward. Continued job growth for the Silicon Valley area, low available inventory of homes for sale, and record low-interest rates. Job growth for our area is nearly 3% over last years with some of […]

Silicon Valley’s Latest Real Estate Trend: Begging Buyers

The media is telling you all about the hot housing market in the San Francisco Bay Area.  It was predictable.  You do not build 1/10th of the housing needed over the last 5 years and expect not to enter a low inventory market once the economy began to recover.  As real estate professionals, our jaws […]

Silicon Valley Home Price Comparison 2005 – 2014

Booms and busts.  Booms are many times caused by rapid growth.  Some booms are completely generated by speculation.  All are bets.  None are guaranteed.  The difference in the housing market for Silicon Valley now, compared to 2005, is the foundation upon which it was built.  Prior to the 2007 bust, exotic loan products were trying […]

Homes for sale in San Jose begin to increase

February’s inventory numbers showed gains in all reported counties when compared both month-over-month and year-over-year. Santa Clara County leads the way in year-over-year gains with a staggering 49% jump, while San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties saw a 23% and 22% jump when compared month-over-month.  More homes are coming to market and this trend will […]

Flipped Homes decreasing in Silicon Valley

The short video report below from indicates investor flips of homes purchased in California and then sold to produce a profit in an fast appreciating market continue, is not quite the true story for Silicon Valley. Most of the experienced investors have moved on from Silicon Valley to other areas in California due to […]

Silicon Valley Real Estate: Not a bubble, simply supply and demand in action

In this Slideshare presentation are some quick stats to support my opinions on the Silicon Valley housing market.  As well my top 10 predictions for the real estate market for 2015.  I welcome your feedback and look forward to helping you find your wealth in real estate. Silicon Valley Real Estate Market Report November 2014 […]

Looking for a rental in San Jose? Consider buying your own home.

As a real estate professional, the discussion regarding affordability comes up often when a client is considering buying a home in the San Jose, Silicon Valley.  The simple reality is housing of all kind is in great demand.  Currently, San Jose has a less than 4% vacancy rate in the rental housing market.  The demand […]

Real Estate is more than the data

This post was sparked by an article on the purchase of and the launch of Nowcast, a new housing report designed to combine industry data, proprietary company transaction data, and Google Trends findings to predict market trends as they’re happening. Utilizing data to help buyers and sellers plan for market conditions within the real estate industry is critical.  […]

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 […]

California Home Buyer Optimism at an All-Time High

This infographic from the California Association of Realtors® pretty much sums it up. Buyers are optimistic about the real estate market! This is likely due to a more affordable California home market and historically low interest rates. Now is a good time to get into the market.

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 […]