Real Estate Tips and Information by Karen List

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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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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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A Full Pre-Approval/Commitment Letter is the First Step to Buying a Home…

January 26th, 2016 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, home for sale, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, san jose home

For this condo I just sold in downtown San Jose for $622,500, I was the agent for the buyer, who was referred to me by another client I sold a home to some years ago. He was looking to buy in only downtown San Jose, convenient to public transportation, because he does not have a […]

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A Lender That Closed in 12 Days!

October 14th, 2015 · 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, san jose home

For this condo I was the agent for the sellers. I actually sold this condo to them back in the foreclosure days of 2011 and since then their family is growing and they need more space. They bought this condo as a foreclosure and with this sale, they more than doubled their money in 4 […]

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

August 25th, 2015 · No Comments · bay area, bay area activities, buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, first time buyer, foreclosure, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice, san jose home

For this home I sold in San Jose for $456,800, I was the agent for the seller. I actually sold this home to her back in the short sale market some years ago, so she made one heck of a profit! This was a tough situation because the seller has had some rough times that […]

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A Nice and Easy Sale…

August 18th, 2015 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, first time buyer, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, Newark, real estate, real estate advice

For this condo I just sold in Newark for $420,000, I was the agent for the seller who bought this condo with me back in the short sale market and is moving out of the area. The market has really skyrocketed since she bought this home. This sale was a super smooth transaction. We received […]

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Will This Ever End????????

January 21st, 2015 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, first time buyer, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, investor, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice, san jose home, selling a home

I have to admit, to be perfectly honest, this was the listing from hell! In this market, listings are gold and that sentance seems like an oxymoron, but it so isn’t. Firstly, this condo is in a community in which the HOA is doing a terrible job managing this community, which makes selling a condo […]

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The Unexpected Bathroom Remodel

September 10th, 2014 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, investor, Market News, real estate, real estate advice, sunnyvale

For this condo I sold in Sunnyvale for $420,000 I was the agent for the seller. The transaction itself was super smooth. We received multiple offers and the seller got well over the list price, the buyer waived ALL contingencies, the buyer bought in ‘as is’ condition, and the buyer even gave the seller a […]

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On Her Way to Lunch, She Bought a Condo!

May 15th, 2014 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, first time buyer, home seller, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice, san jose home

For this condo I sold in San Jose for $390,000 I ended up being both the buyer and seller agent, which as I have said in the past, is something I really typically shy away from and tend not to do. But, this was a kind of unique case and it ended up working out […]

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The Christian Connection…

April 30th, 2014 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo homeowner, first time buyer, home for sale, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate advice, san jose home

For this condo I just sold in San Jose for $343,000, I was the buyer’s agent to a very sweet young professional who was referred to me by another client. This price point is super hard to lock in when the buyer has less than 20% as a down payment. Many cash investors scoop up […]

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