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Have you ever dreamed about staying in your home rather than moving into a retirement community? More details on this new project, which is becoming a reality in a number of communities in the U.S. are below. A NEW APPROACH TO AGING IN PLACE Have you heard about the amazing new concept for seni...
Our local newspaper, like so many others tends to cite national numbers when reporting on the housing market. We all know that each of our local housing markets is much different. As the old saying goes,"You've gotta know the territory!". A few comparisons for the month of July; Almaden Valley h...
Silicon Valley Continues to be a Market to Follow & Invest In! LOCAL MARKET UPDATES (8/09/10): A total of 1,177 single family homes have sold since July. There are 3,182 active listings and 2,403 pending. More San Jose Home Values ALMADEN REAL ESTATE MARKET STATISTICS (Single Family Homes) Cur...
Interesting how many posts were received on this blog. Please read! In this competitive, often cut-throat market, we are all dealing with this issue at some point. Buyer broker agreements are rarely used in our area, however I have been on this end as well, and like some of the ideas, such as hav...
This is a great article. I love the last 3 or 4 paragraphs-please read! The current market does not favor buyers. I repeat, the current market does not favor buyers. Allow me to explain. For months, if not years, you have been told that the glut of housing inventory makes for a buyer’s market o...
Very interesting article. Some of us have been saying this all along, but this gives you a wholeother perspective on the debacle. As interesting as it is, it doesn't really addressthe issue of the bank pursuing the homeowners. Are the 'rich' just special? Dothey know people in high places, or jus...
It has a small town feel on most days, but this year's Dancing on the Avenue (LincolnAvenue, that is) was a blast. 'I'm in the band'. My friend Frank, a member of the fabulous band Sage.
Buyers, listen up! Words of wisdom here...What was your first reaction when seeing this property? Assuming that you’ve been there in person before writing an offer, the initial price must have been within your reasonable range, or you would have skipped it altogether. Was there something objectio...
This may be an option for sellers who do not want to purchase another property through a 1031, but still want to defer taxes and receive a stream of income, depending on their equity and own personal situation. You've heard of 1031s, and this is called a Deferred Sales Trust, and basically it is...
Can you guess where this historical location is? (Hint; it was built at the turn of the century-the other one!, many dignataries visited this loation, and we spent the night...)