Real Estate Tips and Information by Karen List

Buying and Selling Homes in Santa Clara and Alameda County

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The Fairy Tale Sale…

July 17th, 2017 · No Comments · appraisal, bay area, buying a home, first time buyer, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, san jose home

For this home I sold in San Jose for $755,000, I was the agent for the seller, who was referred to me by a lender I worked with a few years ago. The seller has owned this home for over 35 years and it’s been a rental for many of those years. At the time […]

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I Wish They Were All This Easy…

June 20th, 2017 · No Comments · 1031 Exchange, bay area, buying a home, condo/townhome, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, investor, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice, san jose home, selling a home

For this townhome I just sold in San Jose for $535,000, I was the agent for both the buyers and the sellers! I typically am not a fan of dual agency, but for this case, it just made sense for both clients and worked out. The sellers found me on the internet, they had seen […]

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Truly Meant To Be…

June 6th, 2017 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, homebuyer, Market Update, san jose home, Willow Glen

For this home I sold in San Jose (Willow Glen) for $1,285,000, I was the agent for the buyer. This is my 3rd transaction with this client! The search for a home was a long one for this buyer because she needed to sell her townhome in order to buy a home, and in this […]

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Strategy is Key…

May 23rd, 2017 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo/townhome, first time buyer, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, san jose home

For this townhome I just sold in San Jose for $830,000, I was the agent for the seller. I actually sold this townhome to the owner as her buyer’s agent back in 2012 when she bought it as a short sale when the market was inundated with short sales and foreclosures. She more than doubled […]

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When You Make an Offer on a Home…Make Yourself Available!

May 16th, 2017 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, campbell home, Duplex, home seller, homebuyer, investor, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice

For this duplex I just sold in Campbell for $1,105,000, I was the agent for the seller. I worked with this client over 15 years ago when he sold another duplex in Willow Glen. This property had been in their family for over 60 years! This property was really unique, very few duplexes like it […]

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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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