Real Estate Tips and Information by Karen List

Buying and Selling Homes in Santa Clara and Alameda County

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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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Promises, Promises!

August 9th, 2016 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice, san jose home, selling a home

For this home I recently sold in the San Jose Silver Creek Country Club for $1,670,000, I was the agent for the sellers, who I actually sold this home to as their buyer’s agent about 4 years ago. When I sold this home to this couple as buyers, they just feel in love with this […]

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Just Sold in San Jose for $980,000…

June 14th, 2016 · 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, san jose home, selling a home

For this townhome I sold in San Jose for $980,000, I was the agent for the seller. I actually sold this home to her as a buyer’s agent almost exactly 10 years ago! There was a pending sale at the time, basically a twin of this home, the same model, the same condition, the same […]

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5 Tips to Spruce up the Back Yard and Deck…

February 17th, 2016 · No Comments · real estate, real estate advice, selling a home

1. Reupholster cushions and seats in need of updates or repair. Consider using water-repellent, UV-protected fabrics for slipcovers or fitted, zippered cushion covers. These changes will instantly update the outdoor space. “It makes it feel fresh and tidy, ready to use,” Vasilios says. 2. Repaint garage walls. “It’s a good investment,” says Vasilios. “You can […]

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Banks Suck!

September 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice, san jose home, selling a home

For this home I sold in San Jose for $735,000, I was the agent for the seller who I met through a networking organization years ago. This one was a tough situation and the kind where it’s just not fun to get a listing under these types of circumstances. This home was just about to […]

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The Highest Priced Offer is Not Always the Best Offer…

April 28th, 2015 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice, san jose home, selling a home

For this home I sold in San Jose for $682,800 I was the agent for the sellers, who actually bought this home with me 10 years ago! We priced the home at exactly the price of the last comp which was the same model home and sold for $608,000. As you can see from the […]

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It Was So Good to be So Wrong!

April 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · bay area, first time buyer, home for sale, home seller, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice, san jose home, selling a home, sunnyvale

For this home I sold in San Jose for $780,000, I was the agent for the sellers, a really nice family that was referred to me actually a few years ago, but we keep in touch and she said she reads all my “Just Sold” stories and I know she’s waiting for her own story…ha […]

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The Race to Get the Home Ready for Open House Weekend…

February 4th, 2015 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, campbell home, first time buyer, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice, selling a home

For this home I sold in Campbell for $789,000, I was the agent for the seller, who is a very sweet couple that had bought this home for investment purposes. They found me on Yelp! This listing had a rough start with a happy ending. I met the owners one Sunday when the tenant was […]

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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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Sometimes Over Priced Listings are an Opportunity for a Good Deal!

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments · bay area, first time buyer, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice, san jose home, selling a home

For this home I sold in Campbell for $1,010,000 I was the agent for the buyers, a very sweet young couple buying their first home. We had run into some really fierce competition, so the search was a tough one. For this home, I went above their price range just to see what was out […]

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