Cupertino, CA Real Estate News

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)
Posted My First ActiveRain Listing - 20307 Northbrook Square Cupertino By Michelle Carr-Crowe, ABR, CDPE, ALHS, RCS, ASP, SRES, San Jose Lynbrook & Cupertino Schools home selling expert If you've been blogging on ActiveRain for a while, you may already know you can specifically post your listings to ActiveRain. I learned about this feature only last month. However, I kept getting stuck in "pending" because my photos weren't big enough. As you know, merely stretching your photos to a larger size only results in poor, faded, pixilated images. So tonight I finally successfully posted my first ActiveRain listing at 20307 Northbrook Square Cupertino, for which I did have big beautiful photo images to post. I even posted a second ActiveRain listing at 7100 Rainbow Drive, San Jose for which I ...
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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)
Closing the Home Sale in Cupertino in 2011 By Michelle Carr-Crowe, ABR, CDPE, ALHS, RCS, ASP, SRES, Silicon Valley home selling expert If you've been searching for a home and shopping for a home in Cupertino, chances are you'll also want good information about closing the home sale once you and your real estate professional locate the home of your dreams. Included in this video are many of the facts and data needed to help you close on the sale of your home. Together, the U.S. government's Department of Housing and Urban Development (aka HUD) and the National Association of REALTORS(R) have prepared this special video to help prepare you when purchasing a home in 2011-and it's helpful in your home search throughout Santa Clara County. If you're thinking of closing on a home sale in Sant...
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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)
Shopping for a Loan in Cupertino in 2011 By Michelle Carr-Crowe, ABR, CDPE, ALHS, RCS, ASP, SRES, Silicon Valley home selling expert Are you or someone you care about shopping for a Loan in Cupertino in 2011? If so, you'll want to obtain all of the facts and data needed to prepare you for your home buying journey. The U.S. government's Department of Housing and Urban Development (aka HUD) and the National Association of REALTORS(R) have prepared a special video to help prepare you when shopping for a home in 2011-and it's helpful in your home search throughout Santa Clara County. If you're thinking of shopping for a Loan in Silicon Valley in 2011, whether in Saratoga or San Jose or Cupertino, you'll find this free video tool useful. When you're ready to learn more about shopping for a l...
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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)
Shopping for a Home in Cupertino in 2011 By Michelle Carr-Crowe, ABR, CDPE, ALHS, RCS, ASP, SRES, Silicon Valley home selling expert Are you or someone you care about shopping for a home in 2011? You probably want to gather a lot of facts and information before embarking on this exciting journey. The U.S. government's Department of Housing and Urban Development (aka HUD) and the National Association of REALTORS(R) have prepared a special video to help prepare you when shopping for a home in 2011-and it's helpful whether you're thinking of shopping for a home in Silicon Valley, from Saratoga to San Jose to Cupertino. When you're ready to learn more about shopping for a home in Cupertino, San Jose or Saratoga in 2011, Just Call 408-252-8900.
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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)
Cupertino TownHomes Condos January 2011 Market Report by Michelle Carr-Crowe, Cupertino homes and schools expert January 2011 Cupertino TownHomes Condos Market Report Curious about the values of Cupertino townhomes and condominiums for January 2011? Wondering if prices are up or down? Take a look at the report images below to see what's happening throughout the Cupertino area, including Sunnyvale with Cupertino Schools, for the month of January 20111 If you are considering making an offer today on 20307 Northbrook Square, Cupertino, this information can help you with understanding overall values in the Cupertino Schools market. Keep in mind that many smaller properties tend to sell for a high price per square foot just by virtue of being in the right Cupertino School boundary map area. ...
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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)
Cupertino Homes Open Houses Today January 30 By Michelle Carr-Crowe, ABR, CDPE, SRES Cupertino Saratoga San Jose Lynbrook Homes Expert 81051500 10030 MOSSY OAK COURT $785,000 3 2|1 1,645 1,662 Sqft Cupertino 1/30/2011 1:00 PM-4:00 PM   81102504 10600 WHITE FIR COURT $569,000 2 1|0 914 1,548 Sqft Cupertino 1/30/2011 1:30 PM-4:30 PM   81102829 18780 PENDERGAST AVENUE $588,000 2 1|0 814 5,100 Sqft Cupertino 1/30/2011 1:30 PM-4:30 PM   81039714 21113 PATRIOT WAY $815,000 2 2|0 1,884 2,625 Sqft Cupertino 1/30/2011 1:00 PM-4:00 PM   81100228 10465 SAN FERNANDO AVENUE $1,488,000 4 2|1 2,578 8,280 Sqft Cupertino 1/30/2011 1:30 PM-4:30 PM   81051995 10745 NORTH DE ANZA BOULEVARD,#107 $578,000 2 2|1 1,518 1 Sqft Cupertino 1/30/2011 1:00 PM-4:00 PM   81043421 18760 ARATA WAY $1,288,000 4 3|0 2,705...
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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)
  Sneak Peek! Cupertino Resort Living! By Michelle Carr-Crowe, ABR, CDPE, SRES Cupertino Saratoga San Jose Lynbrook Homes Expert You’re Invited to a Sneak Peek Open House !! 20307 Northbrook Square, Cupertino, CA 95014 BRIGHT, LIGHT & BEAUTIFUL !!   AUSPICIOUS EAST-Facing Home! GORGEOUS ALL NEW GRANITE Kitchen! GLEAMING Hardwood Floors Thruout Home! MILGARD Dual Pane Windows! AWARD-WINNING CUPERTINO Schools!     Collins—API 980 Cupertino Jr. Fremont High!   To attend the SNEAK PEEK, Text “sneak peek” to 408-252-8900 or Just Call 408.252.8900. The exact date and time are still to be determined, but it will be between this Thursday and Saturday. The most recent sales of similar homes sold almost as soon as they hit the market with multiple offers, so this is your chance to SEE IT FIRST! I...
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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)
Cupertino High Homes Open January 23 2011 By Michelle Carr-Crowe, ABR, CDPE, SRES Cupertino Monta Vista Saratoga San Jose Lynbrook Homes Expert Throughout the Cupertino High School area of Cupertino and Santa Clara with Cupertino Schools, a total of 18 open houses will be held on Sunday, January 23. For more information and showings, Just Call 408-252-8900.  Prices range from $199K for a 1 Br., 1 Bath condo in Santa Clara with Cupertino High, and up to $1.528M for a 5 Br., 3 Bath single family home in Cupertino with Cupertino High. To see any of these homes or obtain market research and information, Text or Just Call 408.252.8900 to speak with the Cupertino Monta Vista San Jose Saratoga Lynbrook High Homes experts. View All Photos    Virtual Tour       19967 RODRIGUES AV Detached Single...
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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)
Cupertino Monta Vista High Homes Open January 23 2011 By Michelle Carr-Crowe, ABR, CDPE, SRES Cupertino Monta Vista Saratoga San Jose Lynbrook Homes Expert Throughout the Monta Vista High School area of Cupertino with Cupertino Schools, a total of 12 open houses will be held on Sunday, January 23. For more information and showings, Just Call 408-252-8900.  Prices range from $569K for a 2 Br., 1 Bath condo, and up to $2.850M for a 5 Br., 4 Bath single family home on a 27,878-sf lot with Monta Vista High in Cupertino. To see any of these homes or obtain market research and information, Text or Just Call 408.252.8900 to speak with the Cupertino Monta Vista San Jose Saratoga Lynbrook High Homes experts. View All Photos    Virtual Tour       10470 SERRA ST Detached Single Family (Class 1) 5 ...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Use All Five Senses for a Successful Open House By Michelle Carr-Crowe and the Get RE$ult$ Team, Top 5% Silicon Valley real estate agent, San Jose Cupertino Lynbrook High Homes selling expert Did you know that even in today’s technology-focused world, a properly prepared, presented and marketed open house can be the key to selling your home quickly at top market price even in the current challenging sales environment? People may see the nine photos on the multiple listing service. They may click to see the virtual tour. But until they physically walk through the door of your home they are merely online shoppers, not potential home buyers. I’ve included my list of ways to integrate all five senses (smell, sight, sound, taste and touch) to create a successful open house-one that leads to ...
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
Cupertino City Mayor Gilbert Wong January 26 2011 noon will be at the Quinlan Community Center Cupertino. Gilbert Wong is the 1st American boarn Asian mayor in Cupertino, CA   Grace Keng  CRS,CDPE,CHS,SFR RE/MAX RES, Cupertino Cupertino, CA 95014 408-799-8887 Gracekeng1@gmail.com www.santaclarahomestoday.com
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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)
Cupertino West San Jose Lynbrook Open Homes Sunday January 16 2011 By Michelle Carr-Crowe, ABR, CDPE, SRES Cupertino Saratoga San Jose Lynbrook Homes Expert Throughout the Cupertino Schools area (West San Jose and Cupertino), a total of 23 open houses will be held on Sunday, January 16. There will even be some on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 17. Tthese homes are in the Cupertino Schools area, including Lynbrook High, Cupertino High and Monta Vista High Schools. For more information and showings, Just Call 408-252-8900 and ask for Michelle or 408-887-6684 and ask for Zee.  Prices range from $290K for a 2 bedroom condo in West San Jose with Cupertino High, and up to $2.150M for a single family home with Monta Vista High in Cupertino. To see any of these homes or obtain mar...
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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)
Cupertino West San Jose Lynbrook High Homes Open January 15 2011 By Michelle Carr-Crowe, ABR, CDPE, SRES Cupertino Saratoga San Jose Lynbrook Homes Expert Throughout the Cupertino Schools area (West San Jose and Cupertino), a total of 60 open houses will be held the weekend of January 15 and 16. Most of these homes are in the Cupertino Schools area, while a few are in Moreland/Campbell Schools. For more information and showings, Just Call 408-252-8900.  Prices range from $290K for a condo, and up to $2.150M for the single family home with Monta Vista High in Cupertino. To see any of these homes or obtain market research and information, Text or Just Call 408.252.8900 to speak with the Cupertino Area Experienced Experts for Cupertino San Jose Saratoga Lynbrook High Homes.   81100423 4653...
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By Robert Lei, Sunnyvale Cupertino Santa Clara, Palo Alto Mountain View Saratoga Campbell
(Century 21 (SUNNYVALE, CA) - (408) 893-2410)
All parents who live in the Cupertino Union School District have an opportunity to apply to one of the four special schools offered by the Cupertino Union School District.  Two of those schools, Faria Elementary and Christa McAuliffe Elementary are on opposite ends of the spectrum.Faria Elementary follows the traditional education model.  The principal is no-nonsense.  He stresses reading, writing, and arithmetic.  Children sit in a traditional classroom with all desks facing the teacher at the head of the class.  With this stress on core academics, Faria Elementary consistently scores at or near the top of all schools in the Bay Area on the API Standardized Exam.Christa McAuliffe Elementary follows the opposite approach.  They stress a dynamic learning community that emphasizes not onl...
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By Robert Lei, Sunnyvale Cupertino Santa Clara, Palo Alto Mountain View Saratoga Campbell
(Century 21 (SUNNYVALE, CA) - (408) 893-2410)
One topic of concern to Cupertino parents last month were the PISA results.  The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA ) is an internationally standardized assessment jointly developed by participating countries and administered to 15-year-olds in schools. PISA assesses how far students have acquired the knowledge and skills essential for full participation in society - reading, mathematical and scientific literacy are covered. Korea and Finland top the OECD's latest PISA survey of reading literacy among 15-year olds. Strong performances also were turned in from Hong Kong-China, Singapore, New Zealand and Japan. Canada also scored highly.Some findings and discussions (Note: These are findings and/or opinions of various parents in the Cupertino Union School District.): Publi...
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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 Cupertino Schools Home Buyers Tool Kit by Michelle C. Carr-Crowe and the Get RE$ult$ Team, Your Lynbrook and Cupertino Schools Experts Free Cupertino Schools Home Buyers Tool Kit Do you want to own a home in the Cupertino Schools? Do you long for (or need to) buy a Cupertino Schools home within the next 3 to 6 months? Would you appreciate FREE information presented in a helpful, professional manner … with no pressure? Simply send an email to us and we’ll send out our Free Cupertino Schools Home Buyers Tool Kit. You can also request it through www.freehomebuyerstoolkit.com Your Free Cupertino Schools Home Buyers Tool Kit Includes: 1) Cupertino Schools Report Card 2) Information on CALIFORNIA HomeBuyer State Tax Credit (Up to $10,000) 3) Cupertino Schools Boundary Map 4) Contact List...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
It's that time of the month again to talk about stats, and the Cupertino Market.  These stats are compiled by hand daily, and posted as the number from the last day of the month.  (+/-). This first chart is for Single Family Homes in Cupertino, showing year to date. (Monthly) The Blue line shows active inventory.  As with most years, inventory takes on a seasonality and drops as we approach the end of the year and increases as we come forward in the new year.  I would assume this will be the case in Cupertino as well. The Red line is pending inventory.  As with less active inventory, so drops the pending in this case.  As more buyers come out of the crowd, you will see this increase. The Green line is for sales that have occurred in the last 30 days.  This has had a slight increase, and...
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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)
How to Find a HUD Home Bargain in Santa Clara County By Michelle Carr-Crowe, ABR, RECS, SRES, Top 5% Santa Clara County real estate agent and home buying expert The Department of Housing and Urban Development has got a deal for you! If you belong to one of the five eligible purchasing groups, including owner occupant or investor, you may just find a bargain at their website, known as HUD Home Store. First, enter http://www.hudhomestore.com in your browser. On the Map on the Right, click California To see ALL HUD homes for sale in Silicon Valley/Santa Clara County, enter Santa Clara in the County name slot You can also narrow the list by one of four status options: Accepting Bids New Listing Price Reduced Pending Bid Opening   As of January 7, 2011, only three HUD homes were available in...
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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)
15 Questions Every Seller MUST Ask ANY Agent BEFORE Committing Themselves and Their Most Precious Asset   by Michelle Carr-Crowe, Top 5% Silicon Valley real estate agent, San Jose Cupertino Saratoga home selling expert   1)      Do you personally own real estate? (you want someone who understands the financial obligations of a homeowner) 2)      Do you personally own real estate in my general area? (you want someone familiar with your area, both laws and other factors) 3)      How long have you been a homeowner? (The longer the better) 4)      How long have you been a licensed REALTOR®? (Generally the longer the better, especially in todays markets-you want a professional whos navigated through difficult markets and can give you solid, not inflammatory, advice.) 5)      Are you a full-...
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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)
142 Ways to Say Happy New Year By Michelle C. Carr-Crowe, ABR, CDPE, SRES, Top 5% Agent, Silicon Valley San Jose Cupertino Homes Expert Living in Silicon Valley, the melting pot of the world, allows us the privilege of meeting and befriending people from everywhere across the globe. To help you out, I've copied 142 ways to say happy new year, courtesy of FreeLang. Impress your friends and neighbors, and make your corner of the world a friendlier place by using these phrases to welcome 2011.   LANGUAGE TRANSLATION AFRIKAANS gelukkige nuwejaar / voorspoedige nuwejaar AKPOSSO ilufio ètussé ALBANIAN Gëzuar vitin e ri ALSATIAN e glëckliches nëies / güets nëies johr ARABIC عام سعيد (aam saiid) / sana saiida ARMENIAN shnorhavor nor tari AZERI yeni iliniz mubarek BAMBARA aw ni san'kura / bonne ...
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