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U.S. Real Estate Still Luring Chinese Investors…

May 25th, 2016 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, homebuyer, investor, Market News, Market Update, real estate

I have a lot of clients ask me about this very topic, and also about the local real estate market in general and how long the market can sustain so strong, so I thought I would share this article I read that has some interesting stats… U.S. Real Estate Still Luring Chinese Investors: Chinese buyers […]

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I Have Expanded My Service Area!

February 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Auburn, buying a home, Grass Valley, home seller, homebuyer, investor, Lake of the Pines, LOP, Nevada City, real estate, real estate advice

I recently bought some property up North and learned a lot about these 3 small towns. I love being up there, so I wanted to share with you that I have expanded my service area for selling homes. Of course, the Bay Area is my absolute MAIN service area of which I have been seliing […]

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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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A Successful 1031 Exchange Even in this Crazy Market!

May 21st, 2014 · No Comments · 1031 Exchange, bay area, buying a home, Cupertino, Duplex, home for sale, homebuyer, investor, real estate, real estate advice, san jose home

For this duplex I sold with Cupertino schools for $1,200,000, I was the buyer’s agent to a client I have worked with in the past. He wanted to do a move up type investment opportunity. The goal was to do a 1031 exchange for a condo he was going to sell, but in this fierce […]

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A Good Deal in This Market???

February 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment · bay area, buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, homebuyer, investor, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice, san jose home

For this condo I just sold in San Jose for $369,000, I was the buyer’s agent to a nice couple that wanted to buy an investment property. This was the 2nd time working with this couple who bought another investment property with me a few years ago. This was pretty incredible actually, I was personally […]

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The Whirlwind of a Transaction in San Jose….

December 18th, 2013 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo homeowner, 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 condo I sold in downtown San Jose at City Heights for $458,000, I was the seller’s agent. This was a crazy sale with so many complexities, but we closed it! The sellers actually bought this condo with me a couple of years ago and wanted to sell it to buy a condo in […]

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Just Listed Condo for Sale in San Jose Bordering Willow Glen for Only $180,000!

March 5th, 2013 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, home for sale, investor, real estate, san jose home

Check out the details at: http://360baytours.com/214 The ONLY showings of this home will be the open house weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 1:30pm-4:30pm. The tenants would like to stay and pay $1,275 per month. A great investment opportunity!          

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What? These people aren’t family? They are tenants???

December 20th, 2012 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, homebuyer, investor, real estate, real estate advice, san jose home, Uncategorized

For this home I sold in San Jose for $485,000, I was the buyer’s agent to a really sweet and fun couple.  I sold this couple a home about 2 years ago, and now they wanted to buy an investment home near their current home. This transaction was rough from the start. The sellers were […]

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Just Sold in Santana Row of San Jose for $520,000

November 1st, 2012 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, homebuyer, investor, real estate, san jose home

For this condo I sold at Santana Row in San Jose for $520,000, it was a normal sale in which I was the buyer’s agent for a very nice couple who are investors, who were referred to me by their friends who are also investor clients of mine. This couple has actually been in contract […]

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