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Buying and Selling Homes in Santa Clara and Alameda County

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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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Just Sold in Santa Clara for $365,000…

June 21st, 2016 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, first time buyer, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, santa clara, santa clara home

For this condo I sold in Santa Clara for $365,000, I was the agent for the seller who I met through networking many years ago. Preparing for the sale of this condo was a very long process. Due to the crazy market conditions of finding places for rent, we felt the best strategy was for […]

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Get Your Offer In Today!

August 4th, 2015 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo/townhome, first time buyer, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice, santa clara, santa clara home

For this home I sold in Santa Clara for $815,000, I was the agent for a super sweet buyer who was referred to me by another client. This buyer was very laid back and so easy going! Love it! So, we had been chatting back and forth and he had been going to open houses […]

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It’s a Great Time To Sell a Home in the Bay Area! The Market is Sizzling Hot!

January 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment · bay area, home for sale, home seller, Market News, Market Update, milpitas, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, real estate, real estate advice, san jose home, santa clara, santa clara home, santa clara home, santa clara home, saratoga, sunnyvale

In keeping you updated with market conditions and optimal timing to advise on buying and selling real estate. I thought it would be a good time to talk about selling a home. On the housing market front, inventory is super duper low! The market is still sizzling hot. Prices are still consistently on the rise. […]

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The Dreaded Banks and Appraisers….

August 20th, 2013 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, first time buyer, home seller, homebuyer, real estate, real estate advice, santa clara, santa clara home

For this townhome I sold in Santa Clara for $455,000, I represented both the buyer and seller due to the circumstances and unique situation at hand. I typically do not like to be a dual agent, and usually say ‘no’ when asked, but for this case, it seemed to be the only way to create […]

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Check Out This Mercury News Article Regarding the Ultra Low Inventory!

April 24th, 2012 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, san jose home, santa clara, stats

It’s a good time to sell! My sellers are getting top dollar for the current market, especially with my ultra aggressive advertising and marketing approach…Check this out… Lack of Housing Inventory is a Problem in the Bay Area By Rose Meily, for Silicon Valley Community Newspapers mercurynews.com Posted:   04/16/2012 07:34:28 PM PDT April 17, […]

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2 Cats Allowed or No Sale!

November 17th, 2011 · No Comments · buying a home, condo/townhome, first time buyer, home for sale, home seller, real estate, santa clara, santa clara home, selling a home

This was a normal transaction in Santa Clara where I represented the seller. I actually sold the seller this home as her buyer’s agent so this was our second transaction together on the same home! I just love this seller. She has the best personality and is such a positive person. After our first transaction together we stayed in touch […]

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Another Successful Short Sale Transaction with a FHA Buyer

October 27th, 2010 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo/townhome, FHA approved, FHA loan, first time buyer, homebuyer, real estate, santa clara, santa clara home, short sale

I sold this home to a really sweet first time FHA buyer who was  very patient through the waiting process. This sale was a short sale that took about 2 months for short sale approval and then another month to close the transaction, so not too bad. For the most part the short sale process and […]

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Average Sales Prices for Santa Clara County and Fremont 1st Half of 2010

August 31st, 2010 · No Comments · bay area, real estate, santa clara, statistics, stats

Single Family Residential       City/Area Average Sales Price 2010 Almaden Valley (13) 951,635 Alum Rock (4) 350,648 Alviso (Santa Clara County) (7) 447,500 Barron Park (232) 1,432,191 Berryessa (5) 524,324 Blossom Valley (12) 514,807 Cambrian (14) 615,609 Campbell (15) 685,626 Central San Jose (9) 422,843 College (236) 1,572,318 Community Center (240) 2,638,666 Country […]

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FHA Loan or Conventional Loan?

May 25th, 2010 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, FHA loan, first time buyer, homebuyer, real estate, santa clara, tax credit

I sold this home in Santa Clara for $711,000 to a very nice young couple buying their first home. They initially wanted to get an FHA loan and put as little of a down payment as possible, but also had the ability to go with a conventional loan as well. In my opinion, if you […]

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