Campbell, CA Real Estate News

By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Campbell Homes Campbell California 95008 Active Single Family Home Listings for week ending Nov 8, 2008 compared to Nov 10, 2007There were 188 single family home listings active in the week ending November 8, 2008 compared to 151 single family home listings active in week ending November 10, 2007. Of the 188 single family home active listings there were 26 short sales, 16 bank owned homes and 146 traditional listings.There were 99 Campbell condos and Campbell Townhomes listed active compared to 92 in 2007. Of the 99 Campbell condos and Campbell Townhomes there were 11 short sales, 4 bank owned reo and 84 traditional listings. Kathleen Daniels, Broker Realtor Copyright © 2008, All Rights Reserved by Kathleen Daniels *Campbell Homes ~ Listings ~ November 8, 2008*
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Campbell Real Estate Campbell Home Sales in September 2008Campbell 95008Property Type:  Single Family Homes ~ Campbell Real Estate There were 19 single family homes reported sold in Campbell during the month of September 2008. Current Inventory in the month of September 2008 = 108 The Average Price was $767,963 The Median Sales Price was $770,000 The Average Days of Market (DOM) was 53 % LP Received = 97.22% There were 39 new listings reported in Campbell, California in September 2008. Property Type:  Condos / Townhomes ~ Campbell Real Estate There were 8 condos / townhomes reported sold in Campbell during the month of September 2008. Current Inventory in the month of September 2008 = 59 The Average Price was $516,375 The Median Sales Price was $537,000 The Average Days on Market (DOM) ...
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By Mary Pope-Handy, CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley
(Sereno Group Real Estate)
The Campbell real estate market is levelling out and even improving in many regards but it does remain a buyers market there now. In this look at the real estate market in the city of Campbell, we'll use tools and data provided by two subscription services I have, Altos Research and The Real Estate Report, and also I have crunched some numbers from our MLS myself. We will review both the situation for buyers and sellers of houses as well as condos and townhomes. To read more, continue here: The Campbell Real Estate Market - An Update Featuring Absorption Rates       
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
The City of Campbell is located in Silicon Valley ~ Santa Clara County ~ California.Property Type:  Single Family Homes ~ Campbell There were 29 single family homes reported sold in Campbell California during the month of August 2008 compared to 40 homes sold in Campbell during the month of July 2008. The current inventory of homes in Campbell in August 2008 = 194 The current inventory in the month of July 2008 = 195 The average sales price was $749,982 The average sales price in July 2008 was $776,560 The median sales price in August 2008 was $770,000 as compared to $748,000 in July 2008 The average Days on Market (DOM) were 44 compared to 46 days in July 2008. % LP Received = 97.09 compared to 98.41% in July 2008 There were 63 new listings reported in Campbell ~ Silicon Valley ~ Calif...
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
My buyer purchased a short sale transcations two months ago. I checked in with the listing agent for status bi-weekly. After two months the listing agent told me that he talked with 10 different workers for last 2 months. We are talking about a file is completed in fast track but just no actiion. They put me through different people for the same file.". The listing agent said: " He called every day 4 times 10 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM and 5 PM."He said:"When they realized they don't want to hear his phone call, may be this file will be on the top of the list."  I don't even recall how many time I called. He always told me I just talked to the bank or asset manager. They should give us an answer 72 hours. It was at least 3 weeks ago, however, no answer. We are not going any where. I have more arti...
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By Michael Wayne Jackson, Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato
(Coldwell Banker)
Stop by and say hi to Heather Thompson with Commonwealth Land Title Company. She just joined today and works as an acount executive in Campbell California. Call or email her for all of your marketing needs and of cousre escrows. Click here to view her page, you can also log onto their website for your next escrow at www.cltsc.com 
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Property Type:  Single Family Homes ~ Campbell There were 40 single family homes reported sold in Campbell during the month of July 2008. Current Inventory in the month of July 2008 = 195 The Average Price was $776,560 The Median Sales Price was $748,000 The Average Days of Market (DOM) was 46 % LP Received = 98.41% There were 85 new listings reported in Campbell, California in July 2008.  Property Type:  Condo / Townhomes ~ Campbell There were 23 condos / townhomes reported sold in Campbell during the month of July 2008. Current Inventory in the month of July 2008 = 124 The Average Price was $502,128 The Median Sales Price was $506,000 The Average Days on Market (DOM) was 85 % LP Received = 99.49% There were 43 new listings reported in Campbell, California in July 2008.   Definitions: ...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
With its charming historical downtown, safe streets, strong sense of community, highly regarded schools and relatively modest real estate prices, Campbell has become one of the Santa Clara Valley's most desirable residential communities. Home to 38,000 residents, its part of what's known as the "West Valley," along with its neighbors, Los Gatos and Saratoga. When it comes to location, location, location, Campbell has all three. Campbell sits just a short drive away from Mineta International Airport, Silicon Valley's work places, San Jose's cultural attractions, Santa Cruz mountain wineries and Santa Cruz beaches. It provides easy access to highway 17/880 and connections to highway 85, 101, 280 and 680.Campbell was settled in 1851 by hay farmer Benjamin Campbell, whose original 160 acres...
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By Dorene Shirley, Silicon Valley Real Estate
(The Mortgage & Property Connection)
Last weekend we enjoyed another "Boogie on the Bayou event".  The event is hosted by the Campbell Chamber of Commerce.  2008 was the 30th anniversary for the Chamber's Spring Festivals.     The event was well attended by the community.  The weather was perfect, not too hot and warm enough to feel like spring.   If you've never attended this event, don't miss it next year!
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By Dorene Shirley, Silicon Valley Real Estate
(The Mortgage & Property Connection)
Yesterday, Blythe Kern and I visited Planet Beach in El Paso De Saratoga shopping center.  We had a few minutes to kill between appointments.  Planet Beach (spa) is a member of our Campbell Chamber of Commerce.  They have been very gracious to provide gift certificates and products as donations to our many fund-raisers.  I felt it was time to stop by to not only thank them for all their support, but see the facility first hand.Wow, what a great atmosphere. There were two items which intrigued both Blythe and I, The Aqua Massage and Hydro Massage beds.  The beds utilize heat and water pressure to relieve stress, decrease muscle tension and increase flexibility.While you're there....you can get a magic tan (I think they said it lasts about 7 days) and yhey have full menu of products inclu...
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By Dorene Shirley, Silicon Valley Real Estate
(The Mortgage & Property Connection)
According to the Campbell Times, the group rehearses twice a week for performances around the state.  But now they have an even more important date they are practicing for: Carnegie Hall.The group is a local chapter of Sweet Adelines, where women of all ages come together and add to their singing skills through education, training and performances.If you have a desire to sing, please contact the group on the web http://www.misionvalley.org/ or call (510)OLD-SONG.
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By Dorene Shirley, Silicon Valley Real Estate
(The Mortgage & Property Connection)
With consumer confidence dropping to a five year low, there are easy things that will save money.  Bay Area Consumers' checkbook.org have assembled a list of 20 useful tips that can immediately add to your bottom line.I will only list a few, but you can read more about the article at the Campbell Times April 2008 addition.         You can also visit http://www.checkbook.org/. Consider membership warehouse stores for things you can buy and store in quanity.Substitute store brands for national brandsUse a shopping list to speed shopping and help avid buying items you won't need or useIf your doctor approves, buy in quantity and consider buying by mail order. (My husband does and saves a substantial amount each month)Consider switching insurance companiesTry bundling your car, home with th...
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By Dorene Shirley, Silicon Valley Real Estate
(The Mortgage & Property Connection)
Our Campbell Chamber of Commerce members had a fantastic time last night welcoming our latest business into the downtown Campbell area.  The owners are friendly and welcoming.  We were able to taste all the different flavors.  My favorite was the Crème Brulee and my husband's was the Bananas Foster.  They also serve desserts as well.  We've decided this will be a new addition to our Friday night excursions.Menu -                                                          Gelato Classics is located at:191 E Campbell Ave Campbell, CA 95008 (408) 370-9020 http://www.gelatodessertcafe.com 
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By Dorene Shirley, Silicon Valley Real Estate
(The Mortgage & Property Connection)
Yesterday we held our monthly Chamber luncheon at Frankie Johnnie, and Luigi's Italian restaurant. The monthly luncheon is a great way to network and become more familiar with what's going on in the area.  We all know that a referred customer is the best customer any business can hope to obtain.  Being around a group of professional ready, willing and able to do this for you is priceless. Picture of the eventArt Low, Chamber President and Betty Deal, Chamber Executive DirectorIf you'd like to attend or find out more about this monthly event, please contact the chamber website: http://www.campbellchamber.com/ 
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By Dorene Shirley, Silicon Valley Real Estate
(The Mortgage & Property Connection)
Ever get the feeling you were suppose to be somewhere and when you got there, you're not sure why???This happened to me last night.  When I logged onto my computer yesterday morning, I saw a Yelp.com email.  It advertised a meeting taking place in my area, Campbell.  The group is called "Ladies Who Launch".  The email advertised an event for ladies only..."What/Why: Ladies Who Launch is the ultimate destination for women launching businesses or creative projects. It is one of the best investments you can make toward reaching your goals! Connect with like-minded ladies, find and develop partnerships, promote your products and services, and get the resources that you need to move your business along. We will have a panel of Lady Launchers give their personal stories, share insights, passi...
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By Dorene Shirley, Silicon Valley Real Estate
(The Mortgage & Property Connection)
I'm proud to live in a community where our Mayor of Campbell, Don Burr gets involved by participating in the Mayors for Meals (Meals on Wheels outreach program) on March 18th & 19th.  He delivered nutritious hot meals to Campbell seniors. According to an article I read in the Campbell Times, there are about 160,000 residents in Santa Clara Count over the age of 65, and persons over the age of 85 are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. Population.  The article also mentions that only 13 percent of the older adults eat the minimum amount of fruit and vegetables needed for good nutrition, and one in five skip meals daily.Good job Mayor Burr!
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By Dorene Shirley, Silicon Valley Real Estate
(The Mortgage & Property Connection)
For the Campbell and San Jose area Business owners and residents, we have a social network website called Social Wave.  Sheldon Chang is the administrator for the website.  Sheldon sends out weekly community updates for events in the area.  I will be adding his weekly updates for review each week. Please email any events not covered on Social Wave. Social Wavehttp://www.doreneshirley.com/Dorene@DoreneShirley.com  
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By Dorene Shirley, Silicon Valley Real Estate
(The Mortgage & Property Connection)
The Mercury News reported on Friday April 4th , many homeowners here in Santa Clara County will be receiving a notice in the mail that their property tax payments will go down.  The assessed value will go down in some of these neighborhoods due to the mortgage meltdown we've been experiencing around the country.  The article stated that approximately 41,231 homeowners will receive one of these notices. The schools districts will be hit the hardest.  Campbell Union School District had 5,793 homes totaling $389,418,860 decline in assessed value.  The estimated decline in taxes for the Campbell Union School District is $4,673,026 with an average of $807 per property. If you purchased your home between 2005 and 2007 its possible you are paying too much for property taxes and you can have yo...
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By Dorene Shirley, Silicon Valley Real Estate
(The Mortgage & Property Connection)
We held our 2007  Citizen of the year last Saturday night.  See the original post below.  Ann Height agreed to video the event on my digital camera.  It shut off three times during the skit.  I was able to edit the three clips into one.  I hope you enjoy the fun...My first attempt a posting a moving on youtube.  http://activerain.com/blogsview/446041/What-a-Fantastic-Night
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By Dorene Shirley, Silicon Valley Real Estate
(The Mortgage & Property Connection)
Two years ago we took the grandkids to Vasona Park in Los Gatos, CA. We are fortunate; this park is only 10 minutes away from where we live. I accepted the task of watching the kids every-other Saturday. It has been wonderful. Had we not made this arrangement (my daughter works a couple Saturday’s a month) we wouldn’t have the opportunity to spend so much time with them. I get to be the fun grandma. We do arts and crafts, cook, and go on what I call “field trips”. I loved going on field trips in school when I was a kid. I make sure they get good old fashion home cooking and I teach them manners which I find lacking in most children these days. This is one of my favorite videos I’ve made. It’s so peaceful. Listening to the ducks hit the water is soothing... It’s so peaceful. Listening to...
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