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Entries from January 26th, 2012

Housing Trust…Where Are You???

January 26th, 2012 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, FHA loan, first time buyer, homebuyer, Housing Trust, real estate, san jose home

For this home I sold in San Jose for $382,000 where the buyer also got an $8,300 credit for closing costs, I represented a first time buyer who was going to use a program through the Housing Trust. This transaction was a ‘normal’ sale…well not so normal, but it was not a short sale or foreclosure sale. Negotiations were […]

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Household Tips for Saving Energy and Water

January 16th, 2012 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, homebuyer

Saving Energy:  1. Paint interior walls and ceilings light colors so both day and artificial light reflect. 2. Use floor coverings that are medium to light in color. 3. Insulate hot water heater and wrap hot water pipes with insulation. 4. Keep humidity level in the home at 30 to 40 percent during the heating […]

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Yay, a Regular Sale and a Smooth Transaction in San Jose!

January 5th, 2012 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, home for sale, home seller, real estate, san jose home

This was a regular sale I sold in San Jose for $520,000, as opposed to a short sale or foreclosure, and I represented the sellers. The sellers were referred to me by my good friend and are both very sweet, easy to work with, and very accomodating. The actual sale was very smooth and uneventful as far as the […]

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