Campbell, CA Real Estate News

By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans in Campbell California and 100% VA Loans - the best loan program in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for active duty and honorably discharged Veterans. Here are some of the main features of this great program: - Zero Down Payment, 100% financing. - Monthly mortgage insurance is not tacked on to your payment. - Compared to other types of mortgage loans, easier credit-qualifying requirements. - Low fixed mortgage rates result in a low monthly payment.       Here's how to qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in Campbell California:   The first step is to verify your eligibility. Eligibility is verified by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. An approved Campbell California VA loan lender can order your COE for...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
 Campbell Homes for Sale | January 2014 Market Report Campbell homes market snapshot for the month of January 2014  Active Listings: 13 = 44.4% increase from December with 9 listings Active Foreclosures: Zero and Zero in December Active Short Sales: One and Zero in December Median Price: $880,000 = 1.7% increase from December ($865,000) Average Price: $968,849 = 4.6% increase from December ($926,679) No. of Campbell Home Sales: 14 and 14 in December Pending Properties: 14 = 16.7% increase from December with 12 properties Bank-Owned Homes Sold:  Zero and Zero in December Short Sales Sold: Zero and zero in December Sale vs. List Price: 102.3% = 0.8% decrease from December (103.1%) Days on Market:  39 = 90.5% increase from December with 20 days on market   Campbell CA is a great place to l...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Valentine 5K & 10K Fun Run-Walk on February 8, 2014 in Campbell CA Grab your running shoes! Campbell's 37th Annual Valentine Fun/Run Walk is Saturday, February 8, 2014.Registration is now only available on the day of the event from 8:00am to 8:45am. The cost to register is $30.00 for adults and $15.00 for participants age 19 and under.The fun run/walk starts at 9:00am at Campbell Park located at the corner of Campbell Avenue and Gillman Avenue.  The course runs along the Los Gatos Creek Trail.This fun and fitness event is great for the entire family.  Bring your family, friends, and don't forget to bring your Sweetheart this Valentine Event in Campbell.Starbucks is providing coffee in the morning.  Following the City of Campbell Valentine Fun Run participants can enjoy refreshments prov...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Downtown Campbell Winter Wine Walk February 12, 2014 The 2014 Winter Wine Walk in Downtown Campbell will surely sell out.  Advanced ticket prices are $30.00.  Advanced tickets may be purchased online or at The Olive Bar, Bombshell Boutique and Frost Cupcake Factory.  Tickets purchased at the shops will be available until noon on February 12, 2014. All unsold tickets will be available for purchase for $35.00 the night of the event.The Winter Wine Walk is on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. What a great way to get a jump start on Valentine’s Day.  The wine walk will take place rain or shine.  With the weather we have been having it is unlikely rain will be part of the event. This is a self-guided wine tasting tour.  All guests receive a program guide and a commemorative ...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
 Campbell Homes for Sale | December 2013 Market Report Campbell homes market snapshot for the month of December 2013  Active Listings: 9 = 40.0% decrease from November with 15 listings Active Foreclosures: Zero and Zero in November Active Short Sales: Zero and Zero in November Median Price: $865,000 = 6.8% increase from November ($810,000) Average Price: $926,679 = 6.9% increase from November ($867,240) No. of Campbell Home Sales: 14 = 44.0% decrease from November with 25 sales Pending Properties: 12 = 45.5% decrease from November with 22 properties Bank-Owned Homes Sold:  0 = 100.0% decrease from November with 1 REO sold Short Sales Sold: Zero and zero in November Sale vs. List Price: 103.1% = 2.0% increase from November (101.1%) Days on Market:  20 = 14.6% decrease from November with ...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Free Zumba Fitness Class at Campbell Library 10:30 am Sat., Jan. 4, 2014 by Michelle Carr-Crowe Curious about Zumba, the high-energy Latin-music-inspired fitness craze? Looking for a free, simple and fun way to get fit in 2014?  Santa Clara County residents from Cupertino to Campbell to Palo Alto are invited to wear appropriate fitness shoes, bring a bottle of water and a small towel to the Campbell Library at 77 Harrison Ave. in Campbell on Sat., Jan. 4, 2014 at 10:30 to enjoy a free Zumba fitness class. No pre-registration is required. Adults over 18 only. The Campbell Library is located at 77 Harrison in Campbell, Calif.
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Free Stuff You Can Get With a Santa Clara County Library Card by REALTOR® Michelle Carr-Crowe Residents from Morgan Hill to Los Altos Hills, Cupertino to Campbell know their award-winning Santa Clara County Library provides access to movies, books, video games and more. Each cardholder can reserve up to 12 items, including not-yet-released DVD’s, as well as recommend suggestions for purchase. But there’s an additional category of fun free stuff included with a Santa Clara County Library card! That benefit includes free and reduced pricing from The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose to The Presidential Yacht in Oakland to the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco. For example, a special pass printed from a Santa Clara County Library cardholder’s account gives $3 off per person at The T...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Free “Make Some NoiseMakers” Event 2 pm Dec. 30 Campbell Library  by REALTOR® Michelle Carr-Crowe In addition to the family movie showing of "Despicable Me 2" at the Campbell Library at 2:00 pm on Mon., December 30, 2013, children of all ages are invited to “Make Some Noisemakers”. The "Make Some Noisemakers" event will supply the materials needed to create noisemakers to ring in the New Year of 2014. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Campbell Library,  For questions, call the Campbell Library, at (408) 866-1991. The Campbell Library is located at 77 Harrison in Campbell.    
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Free Despicable Me 2 Family Movie Event 2 pm Dec. 30 Campbell Library  by REALTOR® Michelle Carr-Crowe Looking for a fun, free family event over the Christmas vacation? Visit the Campbell Library at 2:00 pm on Mon., December 30, 2013 for a showing of "Despicable Me 2". One lucky visitor will also win a Minion stuffed toy. Popcorn will be available. For questions, call Klara at the Campbell Library, at (408) 866-1991. The Campbell Library is located at 77 Harrison in Campbell. Winter Break Movie Night: Ex-Supervillain Sequel w/Minions Edition!  Email a friend   Notify me   Print  Download to calendar   Remind Me    
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
“Celebrate Christmas Eve 6 pm, Dec. 24 at The Home Church, Campbell, CA” By Campbell REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe Looking for a warm, family-friendly Christmas Eve celebration? The Home Church of Campbell, Calif. invites you, your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and even your enemies, to celebrate Christmas Eve together at The Home Church's Christmas Eve Service at 6:00 pm on December 24, 2013. If you’ve been searching for a family-oriented Christmas experience, The Home Church of Campbell invites you to celebrate a warm, low-key and joyous Christmas Eve Service at 6 pm on Tues., December 24, 2013. The whole family is welcome to celebrate together, from babies (with or without swaddling clothes) to centenarians (people 100+ years of age). The Home Church Christmas Eve service fe...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
 Campbell Homes for Sale | November 2013 Market Report Campbell homes market snapshot for the month of November 2013  Active Listings: 15 = 42.3% decrease from October with 26 listings Active Foreclosures: Zero and Zero in October Active Short Sales: Zero and Zero in October Median Price: $810,000 = 2.5% increase from October ($789,999) Average Price: $867,240 = 3.4% increase from October ($838,548) No. of Campbell Home Sales: 25 = 19.0% increase from October with 21 sales Pending Properties: 22 = 4.3% decrease from October with 23 properties Bank-Owned Homes Sold:  1 and Zero in October Short Sales Sold: Zero and 1 in October Sale vs. List Price: 101.1% = 1.0% decrease from October (102.1%) Days on Market:  24 = 36.0% decrease from October with 37 days on market   Campbell CA is a grea...
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By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
        I'm not currently a Mortgage Broker or have been in the last 5 years. But as most of my fellow Realtors I do stay up on the different items that have an impact on our industry, however large or small it may be. This information came across my desk and felt it worthy to share. If it is old news to you by all means I commend you on your knowledge.      If you are, or have, an FHA buyers currently “sitting on the fence”, these new (lower) loan limits may be the motivation needed. But a buyer will need to be in contract having their offer accepted (within the next 10-15 days) in order to get a FHA case number with the 2013 higher loan limits.      As per Mortgagee Letter 2013 -43: Effective Jan 1st 2014 FHA Max loan limits will be reduced over 100K, down to $625,500      Sixteen “hi...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Campbell's Free Carol of Lights Christmas Celebration Sat. Dec. 7, 2013 by real estate consultant Michelle Carr Crowe It's happening! After the Grinch of bad weather forced the cancellation of last year's event, Campbell's free Carol of Lights 2013 event is happening from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, Dec. 7th in downtown Campbell. Fun Stuff to Do!  In addition to many special merchant offerings and sales, the  Carol of Lights features a petting zoo, pony rides, train rides, musical entertainment, Santa Claus and even snow!  If you enjoy the Carol of Lights, please consider donating online to help us fund festivities for this and upcoming years with an online donation. For more information, visit http://www.caroloflights.org.  Thank you for reading about "Campbell's Free Carol of Ligh...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Make Your Own Gadget Gloves for Touch Screens Sat. Dec. 7 in Campbell By Campbell REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe Looking for a fun and simple do-it-yourself craft project to give to a favorite techie? This one will make the recipient feel happy and “warm all over”. People 10 and older are invited to bring a pair of gloves (or mittens) and learn how to make “gadget gloves” (AKA conductive gloves) on Sat., Dec. 7, 2013. Gadget gloves allow a person to simultaneously keep their hands and fingers warm while successfully manipulating touch screens on smartphones, tablets and iPads (without the required skin-to-touch screen contact). This event is the first in the Santa Clara County Library System’s new “Make Anything” series of “Do-It-Yourself” projects designed to appeal to the people of Sili...
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By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans in Campbell California and 100% financing on VA Loans - the best loan program and loan payment in the country! Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today. Here are some of the main features of this great program: - Zero Down Payment, 100% financing. - No monthly mortgage insurance. - Easier credit qualifying compared to other types of mortgage loans. - VA Mortgage Rates are low compared to other types of home loans.   Here's how to qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in Campbell California: The first step is to verify your eligibility. You can verify eligibility by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Santa Clara County VA mor...
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By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
   My closing 30 in 30 was supposed to be this post and I missed his birthday again;    Today would have marked the 178th birthday (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910) for Samuel Langhorne Clemens or by his pen name, Mark Twain as most of us remember him. Still read and enjoyed by many, Twain made a substantial amount of money through his writings, but he lost a great deal through bad investments, mostly in inventions or new technology. In my opinion that was probably a good thing for us as he kept returning to his writing for much needed income. It eventually caused him to file Bankruptcy, for protection from his creditors. After all was said and done, he was back on his feet and although not required to by law he paid back every last person that was included in his Bankruptcy.      Th...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
 Campbell Homes for Sale | October 2013 Market Report Campbell homes market snapshot for the month of October 2013  Active Listings: 26 = 13.3% decrease from September with 30 listings Active Foreclosures: Zero and Zero in September Active Short Sales: 0 = 100% decrease from September with 1 short sale  Median Price: $789,999 = 5.1% decrease from September ($832,500) Average Price: $838,548 = 2.3% decrease from September ($858,397) No. of Campbell Home Sales: 21 = 4.5% decrease from September with 22 sales Pending Properties: 23 = 14.8% decrease from September with 27 properties Bank-Owned Homes Sold:  Zero and Zero in September Short Sales Sold: 1 and 1 in September Sale vs. List Price: 102.71% = 1.5% decrease from September (103.7%) Days on Market:  37 = 12.1% increase from September ...
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By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
  There are just some things in life that will make you laugh, regardless of how silly.... this is one of them!    A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude byconsistently saying only polite words, playing soft music andanything else he could think of to "clean up" the bird'svocabulary. Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. Theparrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. John, in desperation, threw up his hands, grabbed the bird andput him in the freezer.For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly the...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
“Visit Campbell Veterans Memorial Anytime Nov. 11 in Campbell, Calif.” By Michelle Carr Crowe, Cupertino REALTOR® Campbell residents and visitors are invited to visit the Campbell Veterans Memorial anytime on Mon., Nov. 11, 2013 in Campbell, Calif. The Campbell Veterans Memorial is Located “on the green” along Campbell Avenue near the Campbell City offices, library and police department. This year a fund-raiser for the Veterans Memorial was held on November 9, 2013 in lieu of a service. The Campbell Veterans Memorial honors the contributions of all veterans and active-duty military. Watch President Barack Obama’s Address for Veterans Day Watch this Veteran’s Day message filmed at the Campbell Veterans Memorial by Ken Estep of Cisco. Read about America’s oldest living veteran, 107-year-o...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Campbell Homes for Sale | September 2013 Market Report Campbell homes market snapshot for the month of September 2013  Active Listings: 30 = 25.0% increase from August with 24 listings Active Foreclosures: Zero and Zero in August Active Short Sales: 1 and 1 short sale in August  Median Price: $832,500 = 2.8% increase from August ($810,000) Average Price: $858,397 = 0.3% increase from August ($856,020) No. of Campbell Home Sales: 22 = 12.0% decrease from August with 25 sales Pending Properties: 27 = 3.8% increase from August with 26 properties Bank-Owned Homes Sold:  Zero and Zero in August Short Sales Sold: 1 and zero in August Sale vs. List Price: 103.7% = 0.6% increase from August (103.0%) Days on Market:  33 = 62.2% increase from August with 20 days on market   Campbell CA is a great...
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