Real Estate Tips and Information by Karen List

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Will This Home EVER Be Completed???

January 12th, 2016 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, Hayward Hills, home for sale, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, New Community, new home, real estate, real estate advice, Stonebrae Country Club

For this home I sold in Hayward Hills in Stonebrae Country Club for $1,143,750, I was the agent for the buyers who are such an adorable and warm hearted family who were referred to me. The mom speaks not even a word of English, so communication was a bit challenging. Her daughter had to do […]

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How To Make Your Home Feel Larger

December 1st, 2015 · No Comments · Market News, Market Update, new home, real estate, real estate advice

Ever feel a little crowded in your own home? Rearranging your home for a more roomy look is sometimes much more difficult than it seems. Hiring someone to redesign is just costly and inefficient. So how do you completely change the feel of your home with the same stuff in it? Here are seven great […]

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Ways to be Green and Save Green in Your Home

November 20th, 2013 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, first time buyer, homebuyer, Market News, new home, real estate, real estate advice

Here are some simple ideas that are both kind to the environment and your wallet.   1. Purchase a high-efficiency showerhead. This cuts down on both water consumption and energy costs. 2. Upgrading your appliances? Consider energy-efficient appliances with the ‘Energy Star’ logo. According to the Energy Star site, Energy Star-qualified appliances use 10%-50% less […]

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Brand New Condo Sale at “The Works” in San Jose

July 13th, 2011 · No Comments · buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, first time buyer, new home, san jose home

This transaction was a condo sale in San Jose to a very sweet young couple buying their first home. They really like the downtown San Jose area and like to be able to walk to the downtown life. This condo was for sale by the builder, so it was a new home sale, as opposed to a […]

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The Long Search to Buy a Home in San Jose with a Happy Ending!

May 11th, 2010 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, first time buyer, homebuyer, new home, real estate, san jose home, tax credit

These buyers faced a long journey to a very happy ending! I started working with this very nice couple almost a year ago in search for their first home. At the very beginning of the search, that market was still a bit slow, but very soon after the market really started to pick up just […]

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The Buyers Who had Only 60 Days to Buy and Close the Transaction

April 19th, 2010 · No Comments · condo homeowner, first time buyer, homebuyer, new home, real estate, tax credit

These buyers are a very sweet couple buying their first home and they had forced motivation put upon them for buying quickly in that after 19.5 years of living in the SAME apartment, they got a 60 day notice from management. Can you believe it? A faithful tenant for 19.5 years paying his rent on time all those years, and the apartment […]

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$18,000 Combined Tax Credit for a Very Limited Time for California Homebuyers!

April 8th, 2010 · No Comments · buying a home, first time buyer, homebuyer, new home, real estate, tax credit, Uncategorized

Now is the time for a very rare opportunity for up to $18,000 in combined tax credits from the Federal and State for homebuyers. To take advantage of both tax credits, a first time homebuyer must enter into a ratified purchace contract for a principle residence by the end of this month of April and close the transaction between […]

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Brand New Home Communities Tend to Have Less Competition

April 1st, 2010 · No Comments · buying a home, first time buyer, homebuyer, new home, real estate

I just sold a brand new home built by Summerhill in Fremont for $625,000 to a very sweet young couple buying their first home and expecting their first child. They were looking to buy something new or newer. As they looked for newer homes, they realized that they didn’t want to compete with other buyers to buy […]

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New Home Built from Ground Up in Palo Alto

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments · buying a home, first time buyer, homebuyer, new home, real estate

This was a fun sale. The buyers went into contract in June and just closed the transaction last week. They actually watched this home being built from start to finish and were very involved in getting to choose everything to suit their own taste. They even got to choose where some outlets went and such, […]

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