Real Estate Tips and Information by Karen List

Buying and Selling Homes in Santa Clara and Alameda County

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Remove Your Loan Contingency!!!

March 7th, 2017 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, first time buyer, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, real estate, san jose home

For this townhome style I sold in San Jose for $389,000, I was the agent for the sellers. They actually bought this home with me as their agent about 15 years ago! And, to make things even more interesting, back then, in 2002, I was the listing agent for this home as well, and dual […]

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Relax…We Got This!

March 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, san jose home

Well, here is a different story in the usually crazy Silicon Valley real estate market…this is a case in which the tables were a bit turned! I was the agent for the buyers for this home I sold in San Jose for $1,250,000. This home was initially priced way too high at a price of […]

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Smooth Sailing…

February 22nd, 2017 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, first time buyer, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice, saratoga, selling a home

For this condo I sold for $782,000 in Saratoga, I was the agent for the seller. I sold this condo to her a few years ago and she was ready to buy a SFR. This was one of those really easy, peasy sales, my favorite kind! We had multiple offers, the price went even beyond […]

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Trump Administration ‘Indefinitely’ Suspends FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut…

January 25th, 2017 · No Comments · buying a home, FHA loan, first time buyer

And, in real estate news…this is a major bummer for MANY homebuyers that use the FHA program to achieve home ownership, who otherwise couldn’t buy a home…this FHA program is specifically designed to help people like the ‘working class’ so this news is unfortunate. http://rismedia.com/2017/01/23/trump-administration-indefinitely-supsends-fha-mortgage-insurance-premium-cut/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=eNews#close

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Just Sold in Campbell for $815,000!

January 17th, 2017 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, campbell home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, first time buyer, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice

For this townhome I sold in Campbell for $815,000, I was the agent for the sellers, a super cute couple moving out of the area, who found me on Yelp! The initial plan was to list their home after the holiday season, but they found a home right in the midst of the holidays, and […]

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Always Stay on Top of Your Offer…

November 15th, 2016 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo/townhome, home for sale, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice, san jose home

For this townhome I just sold in San Jose for $685,000, I was the agent for the buyers. This is my 3rd time working with this adorable family. I had a similar experience in negotiations for this home as I did the last townhome I sold, in that there were other buyers lurking around, but […]

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Public Service Announcement for Buyers…

October 26th, 2016 · No Comments · buying a home, first time buyer, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate advice

I wanted to send this information out because I just had a client close on his home and got this letter in the mail about his deed. I have had other clients get these letters in the mail and ask me about the letter, and likely, I am certain that many or all of my […]

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Just Sold in San Jose for $670,000…

October 20th, 2016 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo/townhome, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice, san jose home

For this townhome I just sold in San Jose for $670,000, I was the agent for the buyers, a very sweet couple referred to me by another client. There were 2 other buyers lurking at the same home, but we didn’t know if they would be writing an offer or not. We weren’t sure what […]

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The Long Wait for City Permits…

September 14th, 2016 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, Fremont, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate

For this townhome I sold in Fremont for $685,000, I was the agent for the seller, who I actually sold this home to back when he bought it over 10 years ago! Prepping the home for sale was the biggest challenge in that the seller needed to replace the upstairs balcony, because he said it […]

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Short and Simple…

August 31st, 2016 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo/townhome, homebuyer, Market News, real estate, santa clara, santa clara home

For this condo I sold in Santa Clara for $625,000, I was the agent for the buyer. I had just recently sold her townhome and she was ready to buy a home that is closer to work. We only encountered one other offer as competition for this condo, but the other buyer made basically the […]

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