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)
3 Open Homes in Cupertino Schools, Sat. & Sun., 1:30-4:30 by Michelle C. Carr-Crowe and the Get Re$ult$ Team, Your San Jose Saratoga Lynbrook & Cupertino Schools Experts 3 Open Homes in Cupertino Schools, Sat. & Sun., 1:30-4:30 1483 Eddington Place, San Jose 95129 Lynbrook High 20632 Oak Creek Lane, Saratoga 95070 with Monta Vista High 4658 Persimmon Place, San Jose 95129 with Cupertino High Country Club LifeStyle! Pool! Tennis! Park! Light-Filled END UNIT! Rare Find! Single-Level with No Stairs! Fantasy MBR Walk-In Closet! TOP Cupertino Scls.! Overview Maps Photos Features Description Open House $368,000 TownhouseFor Sale Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 BathroomInterior: 880 sqftLot: 1,600 sqft Location 4658 Persimmon PlaceSingle-Level END UNITSan Jose, CA 95129 To get updates on open home d...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
Alot of agents have asked me how to post your blog on your facebook fan page.  I know that you can get it to appear as a post, but then is lost in the shuffle over time.  What I am showing you, is how to have it appear in the "notes" tab at the top of the page on your Facebook fan page. ***Be sure that your Active Rain Blog is a public blog, so that the rss feed will work***If you are getting errors when trying this, check to be sure that your blog is public to the outside public***If your blog is for members only, they it will not feed to FB*** ***Please see comments below.  Some are having issues, so I posted three options to help importing your blog*** When you log in, and look at your fan page, you have "several tabs" at the top of your news feed. If you click on the "notes" tab on ...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
I love to track stats on a daily basis, and input what I find into a spreasheet.  I pull the number of homes that are currently for sale, the number of homes that are pending sale (any type of pending), and I pull the number of sales that occured in the last 30 days.  I pull these stats daily.  So the last day of the month stat, I track that on the following chart. This chart reflects single family homes, in Cupertino California. This chart reflects Common Interest Development properties.  (condo's-townhomes). Interesting statistics to me...  What do you think when you see these stats?  Inventory is heading up?  Sales are going down?  Are we following a normal seasonal trend?
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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)
About the Monta Vista Area of Cupertino, California Zip Code 95014 by Michelle C. Carr-Crowe and the Get Re$ult$ Team, Your San Jose Saratoga Lynbrook & Monta Vista Cupertino Schools Experts Monta Vista (which means Mountain View in Spanish) is named for the wonderful area of Cupertino in zip code 95014, whose residents are blessed to attend Monta Vista High Schools. Both Monta Vista and neighboring Cupertino High School are part of the Fremont Union High School District, and boast award-winning elementary and middle schools of the Cupertino Union School District-together loosely defined by many as "Cupertino Schools." These select Nationally-Recognized high schools in Silicon Valley not only benefit students with excellent education; homeowners in this particular area with these "desti...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
Crazy huh?  I collect recycling to use the money as one of the many sources of savings for my son's college saving account.  Now he is only three years old, so every little bit counts right now, as there is at least 15 more years till I will be encouraging him to continue on his own path in life.  There are many ways to save for your kid's college, and this is one way that takes little time, and has a great feeling when you turn the stuff in for cash.  Not to mention the space you save when you remove all the bags of stuff. I don't know if you have ever gone to a recycling center, but it can be crazy and hectic!  I pulled in today, and there was no where to park, so I had to back out, to wait for someone to leave, so I could drive my big Chevy Truck in and park.  Among the hustle and b...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
The Star Spangled Banner LyricsBy Francis Scott Key 1814 Did you know that there is more to this song?  I thought I would post it!  I hope everyone has a great 4th of July! Here are the lyrics Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early lightWhat so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet waveO'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,As it f...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
The City of Cupertino schedule for the annual July 4th festivities. The De Anza Optimists will start the morning with a traditional pancake breakfast at the Quinlan Community Center. Breakfast begins at 7am. At 9:30am, the line-up for the children's parade will take place by the Memorial Park ball field, and at 10am, the parade will begin. The parade will wind through Memorial Park, ending at the Memorial Park Amphitheater. Once the parade ends, there will be a family concert by The Peelers! Pack a picnic and enjoy the music!Daytime Program 7am-11am: De Anza Optimist Pancake Breakfast (Quinlan Community Center's Cupertino Room)9:30am: Line-up for the Children's Parade (Memorial Park ball field) 10am-10:30am: Children's Parade starting at the Memorial Park ball field and proceeding to t...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
I pull the stats daily for Cupertino and the county.  There have been some interesting things going on in our market. As you can see from the monthly stats that I pull, the market seems to be going in the right direction!  Pending sales are up, sales are up.  Great time to get into the market! (sales are based on the number of closings that occured in the last 30 days from the time the stats are pulled for that day). When you look at the current month, you see a different picture.  Inventory is on the rise, pending are starting to slow and sales are slowing as well.  If you are thinking of selling, make sure that you price you home to where buyers are going to buy.  The value of your home is based upon a willing and able buyer wanting to pay the price that they feel compfortable paying....
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
iPhone update! So you have an iPhone now, and WANT a new iPhone, but are going to wait...  Did you know you can update the OS (operating system) on your phone?  What I mean, is upgrade the software that runs your iPhone so it is better...  stronger...  faster...  (oops, I thought I was watching the Six Million Dollar Man). So, open your iTunes library on your computer.  Then connect your iPhone to the computer. Next, highlight the device on the left. Next, click "update".  This update will take about 30 minutes to loan onto your iTunes library.  You may have to say yes, or I agree, or something.  You will need to be sure you are running the most current version of iTunes as well.  This download may take a few minutes as well.  It may even ask you to restart after you download the new up...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
          Habits form very quickly.  Like watching TV at night, going to the gym daily, putting on your shoes right foot first, etc...  Good ones and even bad ones. Human nature also makes us want to take the easier path in life.  The path that is more comfortable, less hassle, not as much trouble is the path that we WANT to take, but not necessarily the one we choose.  So when you start doing things that are harder to do, it takes willpower and determination (and dreams and goals) to get you there.  It's not easy, but the rewards are great!  You have a sense of accomplishment that drives you to the next goal and beyond! So when you start doing things that are easy, you don't need willpower or determination (or dreams or goals) to get you there.  Make sense?  The finish line at the end ...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
  In reading the new book Soci@l (by Ben Kinny and Jay Papasan) really opened my eyes, and the eyes of the countless agents that have read this, or have attended classes regarding this subject.  We all know what we should do, however this book was a "Wake up and smell the coffee, and get off the coach and go do it" guide.  Not only did it show you some of the great tools that were out there, it also showed you exactly what to say, and how to do it. As many of you know, Ben Kinney is a very successful agent in the Pacific NorthWest (www.facebook.com/benjaminkinney) and Jay Papasan was the co-author of the best seller "Millionaire Real Estate Agent", "SHIFT" among others (www.facebook.com/jaypapasan).    Your Brand, and Online Image. We know that what happens in Vegas stays on Twitter, Yo...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
When you post an article, link, YouTube post to Facebook, do you ever wonder if anyone actually looks at them?  You loved the story, article, post, blog, etc... and you share it.  Then NO ONE responds if they liked it...  And you wonder if you are the only one wearing the white tuxedo to the senior prom (Yes, I did wear a white tux, but to a winter formal, not the prom...).  When you hit the share button on the actual post, it does automatically for you...  But you cannot track any clicks that your friends actually made.   Well, check out bit.ly  That is www.bit.ly   Once you are on the site you will have an option to create an account, and I suggest you do so that you can track the stats.  Then you surf the web finding all types of great articles out there.  From Real Estate, technolog...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
Interesting question.  Not to me, I enjoy the social aspects to Facebook as well as the massive business building sides to it as well.  So let me explain where I am going with the question. When we first started using Facebook, we had a few friends and were able to keep up with everyone's posts, and thoughts, and knew what everyone was doing and saying.  It was fun, it was new, it was exciting...  As time passed, we started to read less and less of what was posted on our wall, due to the sheer volume of information that was shared.  Not to mention the adds, and likes, and friend requests - It all seems to get lost in the shuffle sometimes. However, when you see pictures on a post, we snap into gear and check them out.  It seems that we all love to view pictures of our friends and famil...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
There are agents that shy away from Facebook, or ActiveRain, or LinkedIn, or any other type of social media.  The most common reason I get, is that they feel that they are not funny, or witty, or have one-liners that will make people read them.  Or that they will run out of stuff to talk about. Interesting question. Think about the last 24-48 hours you spent on Facebook...  Well, I hope you weren't on Facebook the whole time!  What I mean, is look who posted comments on your posts.  Who wished you a happy birthday?  Who clicked "I like" on one of our posts?  Now thinking of them, after they did that to your post, did you notice them more often when they posted something?  Say they posted a picture or a quote, were you more likely to click like or comment on them back? The thing is, if y...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
Adding Social Media Icons to Your Outlook Email Signature: Step 1: Search for the icons you would like on the internet. One useful site is www.iconfinder.net Download the icon you've chosen. Step 2: If you need to resize the icon, copy the icon onto a Microsoft Publisher document. On the Publisher document, you can resize the icon without losing quality. Save the finished icon by right clicking on it and selecting save picture as. Step 3: Under your email options, select the signature you would like to edit. Click on the picture icon and find the social media icon you would like to add. Step 4: To add a hyperlink, select the insert hyperlink icon. Type in the website under address or you can search under browsed pages. (ex: www.facebook.com/chrisalston) Takes a bit of time, but looks gr...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
Year To Date - This chart represents active single family homes on the market, pending sales and closed sales (in the last 30 days).  The stat listed for the year based on monthly numbers.  The monthly numbers are based on the last day of that particular month.  Month to Date - This chart represents active single family homes on the market, pending sales and closed sales (in the last 30 days).  The stat listed for the month, is the numbers based daily statistics compiled every morning. Year To Date - This chart represents active Condo/townhomes on the market, pending and closed sales (in the last 30 days).  The stat listed for the year based on monthly numbers.  The monthly numbers are based on the last day of that particular month.    Month to Date - This chart represents active condo/...
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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)
Friendly Reminder: Offers due by Noon on Tu., 6/15 for 4658 Persimmon, West San Jose 95129 Cupertino High by Michelle C. Carr-Crowe and the Get RE$ult$ Team, Your Lynbrook & Cupertino Schools Experts   Just a friendly reminder that offers due by Noon on Tu., 6/15 for 4658 Persimmon Place, West San Jose 95129 Cupertino High This HOT BUY! Is Only $375K for Cupertino High! www.persimmonplace.com Fabulous Light-Filled END UNIT! All One Level-No Steps or Stairs! ENJOY THE SUMMER WITH COOL CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING! Just Steps to COOL POOL & Guest Parking! Asking only $375,000 This Rare Find! Light-Filled END UNIT! Rare Single-Level Corner Unit! 1 of only 25 of This Model (350 homes in complex)! Move-In Condition! Rare Find! Best Location in Complex! QUIET with View to Pool! Most Sought-After ...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
  You're a Grand Old Flag by George M. Cohan   You're a grand old flag,You're a high flying flagAnd forever in peace may you wave.You're the emblem ofThe land I love.The home of the free and the brave.Ev'ry heart beats true'neath the Red, White and Blue,Where there's never a boast or brag.Should auld acquaintance be forgot,Keep your eye on the grand old flag. You're a grand old flag,You're a high flying flagAnd forever in peace may you wave.You're the emblem ofThe land I love.The home of the free and the brave.Ev'ry heart beats true'neath the Red, White and Blue,Where there's never a boast or brag.Should auld acquaintance be forgot,Keep your eye on the grand old flag. The original lyric for this perennial George M. Cohan favorite came, as Cohan later explained, from an encounter he had ...
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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)
Lynbrook High Homes Open Houses for Sat. & Sun., June 12 & 13 by Michelle C. Carr-Crowe, Your Lynbrook & Cupertino Schools Experts OK, Buyers…to make it easy for you, here is a list of ALL open homes in San Jose with Lynbrook High for the weekend of June 12th & 13th. Would you like to LEGALLY get out of having to Sign in at every open house? Call me for your Introductory set of “GOLDEN TICKETS.” *P.S. Ask about our Special VIP Buyer *Invitation Only* Open House this Sun., June 13th from 1:30 pm-4:30 pm.
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
  Be very aware and maybe cautious about what you share online, as it can reflect on you and your image/business long after the post was created.  Whether it is on Facebook or Twitter or blogging on this site.  Be very mindful of the repercussions.  It seems that I always hear, and often teach about the major emotional things that occur in people's lives, that can create the most passionate discussions.  Religion, politics, love and money.  So it would seem for us to maybe steer clear of the first two?? That would seem to be the consensus we are being taught over and over... so here is a different point of view. I was teaching a social media class last month, and talked about keeping away from politics as you might offend some on your sphere.  If you were to write a post that you love ...
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