San Jose, 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)
How to Lower or Limit Tax When Selling a Silicon Valley Home It’s human nature to pay as little as possible for a desired item, especially when it comes to paying taxes on the sale of real estate, whether a home or investment property. On every estimated seller net sheet I provide, there is an important disclosure at the bottom of the page. “*Estimate is based on reliable information and data but is not guaranteed. Principals to verify tax and legal consequences of buying and selling Real Estate prior to signing a contract.” As of April 18, 2019, my understanding of the real estate tax law still shows the following benefits below are valid and available to Santa Clara County home sellers in California. Primary Residence Benefits 1 U.S. Citizen Capital Gains Benefit A Seller can keep up ...
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By Don Orason, "Helping You Make Good Real Estate Decisions"
(Silicon Valley Real Estate Team -Intero Real Estate Services)
Silver Creek Valley Homes For Sale | Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay? There's is an abundance of open space, hiking trails, great schools and charm. Locals know that Silver Creek is a great place to raise a family.While some people may say that the area is energized by new growth and rapid changes, Silver Creek value comes from its welcoming warm atmosphere, where neighbors participate enjoying various spectacular amenities enjoying a great convenient location.All great neighborhoods have this in common. Pride in ownership is obvious when the residents, whether renters or owners, maintain their homes and care about their neighborhood. Neighbors participate to connect and create local groups that bring the residents together for the betterment of the area.Connect with the past, prese...
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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)
Looking to dramatically make your life better? Here's a 5-Step Cheat Sheet to Manifest Your Best Life from Coach Brian Tracy.The Law of Attraction can work in your favor if you manifest your future in the right way.It's actually simple if you follow these steps: Step 1. Focus -- Get a strong idea of what you want. Step 2. Boost -- Feel the energy of your dream. Step 3. Release -- Let go of mental obstacles. Step 4. Gratitude -- Feel thankful for what you have. Step 5. Go -- Take action to move you forward! These five simple steps can bring you more happiness, wealth, success, love and more. Make it a great day! Image courtesy of www.pixabay.com.  Thanks for reading "5-Step Cheat Sheet to Manifest Your Best Life from Coach Brian Tracy".
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                                                           Sam Shueh                                                      Realty One Group                                                         San Jose, CA   Today is the deadline to file your individual tax return. If you have not already filed, there are several ways to get an extension without penalty: E-file extension for free e-file their extension form for free. By paying an estimate of their income tax due and indicate that the payment is for an extension using Direct Pay, the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), or a credit or debit card. No need to file a separate extension from if you do this. By mailing a paper Form 4868 today.   I used to work across the street from San Jose City Main Post Office. ...
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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)
Selling a Cupertino Home? What You Need to Know Now"What To Know Before Buying or Selling a Cupertino Home"by Cupertino REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweIn Silicon Valley, California now is the time when Buyers begin actively searching for Santa Clara County homes to buy. From Sunnyvale and San Jose, to Santa Clara, Los Altos and Cupertino, buyers looking for homes in Cupertino Schools are out shopping for homes and ready to write offers.Although several savvy Sellers already sold their Cupertino Schools homes early this year, taking advantage of low inventory (and low competition) to net multiple offers and record-setting prices, many home sellers are waiting for the traditional "spring and summer rush" of additional house choices. Why? Because these Cupertino Schools home sellers are lookin...
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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)
Buying a Cupertino Home? What You Need to Know Now"What To Know Before Buying or Selling a Cupertino Home"by Cupertino REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweIn Silicon Valley, California now is the time when Buyers begin actively searching for Santa Clara County homes to buy. From Sunnyvale and San Jose, to Santa Clara, Los Altos and Cupertino, Buyers are seriously seeking Santa Clara County single-family homes, condos and townhomes homes to buy within the desirable "Cupertino Schools".Although several savvy Sellers already sold their Cupertino Schools homes early this year, taking advantage of low inventory (and low competition) to net multiple offers and record-setting prices, many home sellers are waiting for the traditional "spring and summer rush" of additional house choices. Why? Because 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)
Give your family the Royal Treatment when you Buy this Lovely Lynbrook Luxury Home For Sale at 1474 Sharon Manor Court in San Jose, Calif. with All 3 Top Cupertino Schools!  You and the people you care about are invited to explore this luxury home on Sunday, April 14 from 1:30-4:30. Enjoy yummy treats as you startr to savor the stunning double-door, double-height formal entry welcoming you to the attractive, flowing floor plan. An entertainers dream, 1474 Sharon Manor Court is Bright and Light throughout, from the Grand 2-Storey Marble Foyer to the Huge E-Z Care Corian Island Kitchen.  With Gracious, Spacious separate Living, Formal Dining, Family and Casual Dining Rooms, this 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath  home has it all for you! With All 3 Top Cupertino Schools-Blue Hill, Miller and Lynbrook ...
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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)
Starting today this Fabulous Mini-Castle Retreat can be yours!Give your family the Royal Treatment when you Buy this Lovely Lynbrook Luxury Home For Sale at 1474 Sharon Manor Court in San Jose, Calif. with All 3 Top Cupertino Schools! You and the people you care about are invited to explore this luxury home on Saturday, April 13 from 1:30-4:30. Enjoy yummy treats as you savor the stunning double-door, double-height formal entry welcoming you to the attractive, flowing floor plan.An entertainers dream, 1474 Sharon Manor Court is Bright and Light throughout, from the Grand 2-Storey Marble Foyer to the Huge E-Z Care Corian Island Kitchen.With Gracious, Spacious separate Living, Formal Dining, Family and Casual Dining Rooms, this 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath  home has it all for you! With All 3 Top ...
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By Don Orason, "Helping You Make Good Real Estate Decisions"
(Silicon Valley Real Estate Team -Intero Real Estate Services)
Almaden Valley Homes For Sale | Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to StabilizeWe've streamlined and perfected the process of finding dream homes for our clients in Almaden Valley We know you want to spend less time looking at perhaps hundreds of homes for sale, looking all over. . .just to find that special place, allow our knowledge, experience and passion for Almaden Valley to guide you through the process of finding the right neighborhood that will fit your lifestyle. We strive in making it easier and have a direct path to help you find your dream home. We are also your Trusted Resource for Almaden Valley Real Estate, offering complete solutions for buyers, from financing assistance to creating innovative marketing strategies for home sellers. Check out the Almaden Valley...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                                                                 Sam Shueh                                                         Realty One Group                                                        Silicon Valley, CA The area is as vibrant as ever. In 2019 there has been several ipos in the works. Lyft, Uber, Printest not to mention Levi Strauss just outside the area there are already lots happy stock optioners become instant multi-millionaires.  Our craze on overbidding for the last few years seemed to run out of steam. Like the rest of country since late spring in 2018, with stock volatility people are more cautious not to overreact.  Once 30 offers are reduced to a handful, the sold/asked ratio reduces exponentially to full price. After a less active winter it st...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                                          Sam Shueh                                                          Cupertino, Ca This is inspired by a question to me that a local home buyer does not carry check books and wish to pay earnest money deposit (EMD) for real estate mobile transaction. It also implies if one can purchase a real property  I contacted a few large US escrow and title companies and they informed me they are more opt to receive funds or deposits electronically.  Some title companies influenced by the international banking industry are evaluating opportunities to receive funds other than wired funds or checks.  Federal Reserve has now a committee to see if US can become a cashless mobile society.  The millennial buyers are more opt to use new technology of...
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By Don Orason, "Helping You Make Good Real Estate Decisions"
(Silicon Valley Real Estate Team -Intero Real Estate Services)
Silver Creek Valley Homes For Sale | Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up! There's is an abundance of open space, hiking trails, great schools and charm. Locals know that Silver Creek is a great place to raise a family.While some people may say that the area is energized by new growth and rapid changes, Silver Creek value comes from its welcoming warm atmosphere, where neighbors participate enjoying various spectacular amenities enjoying a great convenient location.All great neighborhoods have this in common. Pride in ownership is obvious when the residents, whether renters or owners, maintain their homes and care about their neighborhood. Neighbors participate to connect and create local groups that bring the residents together for the betterment of the 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)
Wouldn't it be amazing if you could check out a Kitten from the Library? Can you imagine how much fun that could be?Of course the usual 3 Week Limit would apply. Then again, some people might "lose" the kitten (or forget to return it because they fell in love) and have to pay a fine! Hope you enjoyed this April Fool's Day blog post. No kittens were harmed in the process.
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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)
Curious about the next possible place to live in the universe outside of earth? Come find out on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 7 p.m., hen Dr. Kevin Hand from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a federally funded research and development center managed for NASA by Caltech, will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on: “The Worlds Under Our Feet: Caves from Earth to Mars and Beyond” in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, in Los Altos. The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series at Foothill College, now in its 19th year. Where is the best place to find living life beyond Earth? It may be possible that the small, ice-covered moons of Jupiter and Saturn harbor some of the most habitable real estate in our solar system. Life loves liquid water and these moon...
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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)
by San Jose Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr Crowe As workers unite across the country to Celebrate Cesar Chavez Day (usually at the end of March), this year the "legal holiday" date is April 1st. Be aware that "no fooling," most city, county and state government offices in California will be closed on April 1st.  Hope you weren't planning for an April 1 closing date. President Obama declared Cesar Chavez a Federal Commenorative Holiday in 1994. It is celebrated in many states, including California, Florida and Texas. Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later to become the United Farm Workers union, or UFW) in 1962.  With his pro-union and nonviolent tactics, Chavez helped the farm workers' cause to generate broad nationwide support. He...
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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)
Books are some of my favorite friends. From the Holy Bible to Jane Eyre to Agatha Christie mysteries, stories have elevated, engaged and entertained me.In this Facebook "Challenge of the Day" to "Name a Book That Changed Your Life", I select "The Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck. A Christian psychologist (that's a rare combination), the first line of the book reached out and burned itself in my brain.I was going through a painful relationship with someone suffering with mentally illness, causing me to suffer as well. I often questioned myself, God and my own perception of reality.This book gave me practical tools, as well as case studies written as easily digestible stories that worked like parables for the soul.That famous first line?"Life is difficult."Once a person recognizes 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)
by Silicon Valley San Jose REALTOR Michelle Carr Crowe  President Obama declared Cesar Chavez Day a Federal Commenorative Holiday in 1994. It is celebrated in many states, including California, Florida and Texas. Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later to become the United Farm Workers union, or UFW) in 1962.  With his pro-union and nonviolent tactics, Chavez helped the farm workers' cause to generate broad nationwide support. He is famous for popularizing the motto, "Si, se puedes" (meaning "Yes, we can" in Spanish). San Jose is proud to be home to Plaza de Cesar Chavez, commemorating the Mexican-American farm worker and union activist. Plaza de Cesar Chavez hosts many multi-culteral festivals and events, including San Jose's famous "Chr...
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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)
What a great day to enjoy the outdoors! National Take A Walk In The Park Day occurs annually on March 30th.  After a long busy day, a calming and therapeutic way to relax is a pleasant walk in the park.Taking a walk at a local park is an excellent way to clear one’s mind from the stresses of the day, re-energize body and soul while simultaneously improving one's health.During a walk, the opportunity to capture a beautiful photograph, compose an original poem, or have an uninterrupted conversation may arise.  The chance to lose track of time and run into a familiar face could occur, too.  When taking a walk in the park, all sorts of pleasant surprises may blossom. One of the easiest days to observe, a person celebrates by simply going outside for a walk in the park. Use #TakeAWalkInThePa...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Where homes sell fastest According to an article from Realtor.com:Nationally, we do indeed seem to be moving closer to a true buyer's market. For four consecutive years through 2018, the length of time it took to sell a home fell. But this February the typical home sat on the market 83 days, unchanged from last year. It's a telltale sign of a market that's pumping the brakes, if not yet slamming into reverse.So, first, where do buyers need to be ready to pounce?Topping the list is San Jose, CA. Median list price: $1.1 millionMedian days on market: 30.1Change in days** on market: +8 daysYes, the epicenter of America's booming tech biz remains the most competitive market for real estate. But paradoxically enough, it's also nucleus of the nation's real estate slowdown. Still following us?“...
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By Don Orason, "Helping You Make Good Real Estate Decisions"
(Silicon Valley Real Estate Team -Intero Real Estate Services)
 Almaden Valley Homes For Sale | How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for YouWe've streamlined and perfected the process of finding dream homes for our clients in Almaden Valley We know you want to spend less time looking at perhaps hundreds of homes for sale, looking all over. . .just to find that special place, allow our knowledge, experience and passion for Almaden Valley to guide you through the process of finding the right neighborhood that will fit your lifestyle. We strive in making it easier and have a direct path to help you find your dream home. We are also your Trusted Resource for Almaden Valley Real Estate, offering complete solutions for buyers, from financing assistance to creating innovative marketing strategies for home sellers. Check out the Almaden Valley Real Estate ...
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