San Jose Real Estate

Real estate investors on U.S. coasts target cheap, out-of-state markets

The companies are pulling in money from clients in costly coastal markets that is boosting demand and home prices in the lower-cost cities they target. “In the last 12 months, I’ve seen more cash buyers from California than I’ve ever seen in my career, and I’ve been doing this for 25 years,” said Anne Callahan, a real estate agent in Cleveland, Ohio, where the average rent for a single-family home is up 4.2 percent over the last year, according to Zillow Research.

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This type of investing is not for the faint of heart and I always suggest taking a basic real estate investment class from a local investment group for tips on out-of-state investing. San Jose Real Estate Investment Group is one recommendation.

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 […]

San Jose- Rosemary Gardens Home SOLD in 7 Days!

Old world charm of a Rosemary Gardens cottage with the modern updates any new home owner would desire.  A white picket fence entry into a front yard and cute front porch area for morning tea or coffee.  Wood floor throughout with an open floor plan between kitchen, dining room, and living room. This home has […]

Lovely West San Jose Home For Sale! Gourmet Kitchen and more!

Gourmet Kitchen Ready For You! Overview Maps Photos Virtual Tour Neighborhood Open House Market Stats IDX Search $708,750 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 Partial BathroomInterior: 1800 sqftLot: 6,368 sqft Location 1513 Stockbridge DriveSan Jose, CA 95130USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the “Like” button […]

San Jose Rose Garden Home for Sale Open House

Comfortable Rose Garden Home for sale in San Jose. Overview Maps Photos Neighborhood Market Stats IDX Search   $638,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms Interior: 1883 sqft Lot: 7,688 sqft Location 971 Dana AvenueSan Jose, CA 95126 USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the […]

Where are the foreclosures in San Jose?

Simple answer.  Everywhere.  In San Jose, according to Foreclosure Radar, there are 600 foreclosed single family homes, condominiums, and town homes in the San Jose area.  See the map below for the general distribution (partial display as there were too many to place on one map).  Certainly there are pockets of hard hit areas, Alum […]

“Who wants to build a house?” A panelist discussion on Bay Area home development.

What are residential builders saying about San Jose home market? A panelist discussion with Summerhill, Regis, and Blackrock regarding the housing market and challenges to meeting consumer demands for new housing.

Behind on your mortgage? Free community workshop February 24 San Jose

Need Help with your Mortgage? A great program brought to us by the Department of Treasury and Housing & Urban Development to help at-risk homeowners in our community.

Is the seller going to clean up their mess?

Q. We just put in a offer on a  home in  South San Jose and it is a short sale home but our agent thinks it may be a forclosure now, not sure yet. The house is trashed with stuff (garbage, furniture, toys, junk .etc) oh, and a bunch of mouse droppings. Will we have […]

Home prices ready for a second dip? Which Silicon Valley neighborhoods are at risk?

If you are reading or listening to news reports about the housing market, you may find conflicting information.  Hard to believe that three out of the four largest banks showed profits for 2010 while so many home owners are continuing to struggle.  Hard to believe that anyone above us in pay grade knows what is […]

Best Mortgage Rates, Timing, and Reality

I do not do home loans.  I could, but I don’t.  I do know how to find the right house for my clients, negotiate the offer, and close the deal.   That is my specialty.  I leave the loan process to professionals that live and breathe loans everyday.  Professionals like Gabe Bodner with RPM Mortgage in […]

Buying a home? Best web site resources

Whenever a potential home buyer contacts me about buying a home in Silicon Valley, or in the San Francisco Bay Area, I send them a list of great resource links to help assist in their education of the market and the area.  I wanted to provide  a quick list of my favorite links for you […]