Silicon Valley

Getting Highway 101 moving again: San Mateo County express lane project inches forward, as Facebook, Genentech and Stanford University push for progress – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Possibilities includes converting existing carpool (HOV) lanes to express lanes and adding new express lanes on U.S. 101 between Whipple Road and the I-380 interchange in San Mateo County. It could also include reconstructing ramp connections to U.S. 101 and and installing electronic toll collection.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bizjournals.com

Really? Even in the middle of the day? ; )

SocketSite™ | Bay Area Employment Hits a New High

Santa Clara County to a record 1,015,600 with an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.socketsite.com

We know this fact by the traffic! We also can count the demand for housing to continue as we simply do not have enough homes to meet the inbound movement.

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 […]

Experts Believe Single-Family Rental Market is Here to Stay – AAOA

the strength of the millennial graphic and their spending power as they get better paying jobs and look to move out of their parents’ houses will be a major factor in the growth of the single-family rental market. Currently about 29 percent of the nation’s rental stock consists of single-family detached homes.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.american-apartment-owners-association.org

Rental restrictions coming from most condo/townhome HOAs (Home Owner Associations) are a major driving force for investors looking to buying single family detached homes in Silicon Valley. 

Expect a big fight on rent controls proposed by many municipalities as the investors will have a lot to say about these proposals to limit their property rights.

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 […]

Legal Update #19

What they do not tell sellers, however, is that exposing the property on the MLS puts it on the radar of over 14,500 members, all of whom then have the opportunity to work on their property. Confidential statistics indicate that in 2012, in Santa Clara County alone, properties on the MLS sold for 12.9% higher […]

NAR Sees Home Prices Rising in 2014, Rates Jumping to 5.4%

As chief economist of the National Association of Realtors, the housing industry’s biggest cheerleader, Lawrence Yun often has an optimistic outlook. On Friday, he embraced a bit of caution. CJ Brasiel’s insight:“Housing starts really need to ramp up going into next year,” Mr. Yun said. “Otherwise, home prices will continue to go up. … The […]

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CJ Brasiel’s insight:Great infographic on getting your credit score cleaned up. Homebuyers can benefit from these great tips! See it on Scoop.it, via Real Estate in Silicon Valley Read more here: credit_report_101_infographic.jpg (1000×1411 pixels)     

Los Gatos: Third annual Santa Clara county-wide high school art competition is on. – San Jose Mercury News

Los Gatos: Third annual Santa Clara county-wide high school art competition is on. San Jose Mercury News Seventy-four works were exhibited at the Los Gatos Art Museum at 4 Tait Ave. The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2014.CJ Brasiel’s insight:Great event! Don’t miss it! See it on Scoop.it, via Los Gatos,Ca Read more here: […]

Sign of the Times

As reported in the MReport, the market continues to cool as real estate, rightly so, cannot sustain it’s upward climb. The mid and upper price points are seeing not only price reductions, but con…CJ Brasiel’s insight:Caution to sellers on pricing. Even setting price at last comp could be risky. See it on Scoop.it, via Real […]

Is Your Home Older Than Its Years?

HouseLogic’s home maintenance schedule is a simple strategy that makes maintaining your home easier than following a checklist.CJ Brasiel’s insight:Excellent refresher on home maintenance. See it on Scoop.it, via Real Estate in Silicon Valley Read more here: Is Your Home Older Than Its Years?     

LiveLoveDIY: 10 Home Improvement Ideas: How To Make The Most of What You Already Have!

See it on Scoop.it, via Real Estate in Silicon Valley Read more here: LiveLoveDIY: 10 Home Improvement Ideas: How To Make The Most of What You Already Have!     

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