San Jose, CA Real Estate News

By Lisa Wiseman
(Intero Real Estate Services, San Jose, Silicon Valley)
  The average sales price for Almaden single family homes in the past 3 months was $969,707 The average sales price for Almaden condos in the past 3 months was $727,500 Located in San Jose's Almaden Valley bedside community (75 min.south of San Francisco and Monterey), at one time the 2nd largest Quicksilver producing mine in the world, active for over 125 yrs. Over 83 million pounds of quicksilver was produced for everything from Civil War explosives to Victorian wine glass, to 20th century battery cells and thermometers.Prior to this, the area was used by the  Ohlone Indians for the deep red mercury-bearing rock, Cinnabar.But enough of the park's history! This diverse county park, located in Silicon Valley boasts 4147 acres, miles of hiking (part of The City of San Jose's Healthy Trai...
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By Lisa Wiseman
(Intero Real Estate Services, San Jose, Silicon Valley)
    The average sales price for condos in downtown San Jose was $354,918 The San Jose Redevelopment Agency  has made significant improvements in making our downtown more vibrant,exciting and accesible to all. Dining, museums, business, transit, theatre, temperate weather, music, and the best in night life are only some of what this fabulous city has to offer.The average sales price for single family homes in downtown San Jose was $468,618-keep in mind this is a very eclectic community! Single Family Residential  2008 Q4   City/Area County New Listings Current Inventory Closed Sales Average DOM Average CDOM Average Sales Price Median Sales Price % LP Rec'd Total Sales Volume Central San Jose (9) Santa Clara 235 271 118 70 119 468,618 405,000 98.13 55,296,995 Summary   235 271 118 70 119 ...
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By Lisa Wiseman
(Intero Real Estate Services, San Jose, Silicon Valley)
    Willow Glen, San Jose's desirable community was founded in 1927. Prior to that it had been an unincorporated community since the 1860's. Willow Glen is conveniently located about 3 miles south of downtown San Jose and boasts a stable, sought-after housing market historic homes, that include Spanish-style bungalows, tudors and Victorians all located in tree-lined streets as well as award-winning schools. The town also features a unique business district that includes everything from Starbucks, to independent bakeries, restaruants, clothing wine and bookstores. Senior centers and senior housing as well as  parks and libraries are also abundant. Residents share a strong sense of community and participate in events such as Dancing on the Boulevard and Founder's Day. 'The Avenue' has bec...
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By Denise Stuart, Coldwell Banker
(Coldwell Banker San Jose Realtor )
If you are in Real Estate I am sure you've heard this.... I have a huge sphere, of course I have those past and present clients but my  "people I am in contact with all the time" Is 2 schools and everybody associated with them, Girl Scouts and community friends is about 2000 or so people. Well, they all know I am in Real Estate and will never forget it (if you know what I mean). Every chance I get I am boasting about a house or a buyer or a seller, I have done this for so long, I don't even know I am doing it. So, a couple of weeks ago I turn on the computer (coffee in hand, it was Sunday) and in one of my groups someone posts "I want to see this home please call me if you can show it to me" Nobody answered but me!?! I was off and running in less than 1/2 hour How easy was that? within ...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Bank Owned Home Blossom Valley 95123 725 Calero Avenue, San Jose, CA 95123 4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms 1893 square feet Great Blossom Valley neighborhood homeLarge backyard with poolGranite CountertopsRecessed LightingHardwood FloorsOpen Saturday ~ January 3, 2009 from 1:30pm - 4:30pm Open Sunday ~ January 4, 2009 from 1:30pm - 4:30 pm REO/BANK-OWNED LIST AVAILABLENO COST ~ NO OBLIGATIONHosted by Kathleen Daniels, Broker Realtor and Certified REO SpecialistCopyright © 2009, All Rights Reserved by Kathleen Daniels * Bank-Owned Home ~ Blossom Valley 95123*
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Almaden Valley ~ 95120I was out previewing Almaden Homes in Almaden Valley on December 30, 2008. Unlike most days when I preview Almaden Homes, I took time to really embrace all that Almaden Valley is.I stopped by the Almaden Golf and Country Club which is the host of many LPGA Tournaments.  It was a slightly hazy day in Almaden Valley - the sun was shinning - however it was a bit cold. Nonetheless, the Almaden Golf and Country Club Golf Course are as beautiful as ever - don't you agree? I then drove to Almaden Quicksilver County Park which is one of Almaden Valley's public recreational sites. Even on a hazy day - the view of Almaden Valley is spectacular!No wonder so many Silicon Valley residents love living in Almaden Valley! Kathleen Daniels, Broker Realtor and Certified REO Speciali...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Happy New Year Willow Glen ~ 95125!Today was a rather hazy New Year's Day in Willow Glen.  I did not let that stop me from visiting downtown Willow Glen. I was curious to see which stores were open and how many people were downtown Willow Glen. I must admit, I was a little surprised to see so much activity downtown Willow Glen on New Year's Day. A few stores and restaurants were open however, as you can see, it was otherwise pretty quiet for a hazy Thursday afternoon in downtown Willow Glen.New Year's Day (1-1-2009) Downtown Willow Glen ~ 95125 Kathleen Daniels, Broker Realtor and Certified REO Specialist wishes everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year.Copyright © 2009 Kathleen Daniels  
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Active Single Family Home Listings for week ending December 20, 2008 compared to December 22, 2007. San Jose Ca homes Cambrian Park Homes for Sale 95124 and 95118 There were 154 single family home listings active in the week ending December 20, 2008 compared to 158 single family home listings active in week ending December 22, 2007.There were 41 San Jose condos and San Jose Townhomes listed active compared to 40 in 2007.Kathleen Daniels, Broker Realtor and Foreclosure REO Specialist Copyright © 2008, All Rights Reserved by Kathleen Daniels * Cambrian Park ~ 95124 ~ Week ending December 20, 2008* 
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Active Single Family Home Listings for week ending December 20, 2008 compared to December 22, 2007. San Jose Ca homes Almaden Valley Homes for Sale 95120 There were 81 single family home listings active in the week ending December 20, 2008 compared to 57 single family home listings active in week ending December 22, 2007. There were 8 San Jose condos and San Jose Townhomes listed active compared to 8 in 2007.   Kathleen Daniels, Broker Realtor  Copyright © 2008, All Rights Reserved by Kathleen Daniels *Almaden Valley Homes ~ 95120 ~ Week ending December 20, 2008*
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Active Single Family Home Listings for week ending December 20, 2008 compared to December 22, 2007. San Jose Ca homes Blossom Valley homes for sale 95123 95136 There were 198 single family home listings active in the week ending December 20, 2008 compared to 269 single family home listings active in week ending December 22, 2007.There were 164 San Jose condos and San Jose Townhomes listed active compared to 204 in 2007.Kathleen Daniels, Broker Realtor Copyright © 2008, All Rights Reserved by Kathleen Daniels * Blossom Valley ~ 95123 ~ 95136 ~ Week ending December 20, 2008* 
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Active Single Family Home Listings for week ending December 20, 2008 compared to December 22, 2007. San Jose Ca homes Willow Glen Homes for Sale 95125 There were 235 single family home listings active in the week ending December 20, 2008 compared to 158 single family home listings active in week ending December 22, 2007.There were 42 San Jose condos and San Jose Townhomes listed active compared to 30 in 2007. Kathleen Daniels, Broker Realtor 
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Active Single Family Home Listings for week ending December 20, 2008 compared to December 22, 2007. San Jose Ca homes Santa Teresa in San Jose 95138 95119 There were 88 single family home listings active in the week ending December 20, 2008 compared to 144 single family home listings active in week ending December 22, 2007.There were 23 San Jose condos and San Jose Townhomes listed active compared to 27 in 2007. Kathleen Daniels, Broker RealtorCopyright © 2008, All Rights Reserved by Kathleen Daniels *San Jose Listings ~ San Jose Ca Homes ~ Week ending December 20, 2008*
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By Mary Pope-Handy, CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley
(Sereno Group Real Estate)
With the real estate market in a bad slump, many San Jose homeowners are wondering what their home is now worth. Are you one of them?I will tell you where to get no-cost, no-obligation, online and automatic valuations of your San Jose house, condo or townhouse, several without registering anywhere.  But there's one caveat: the more automatic these services are, the less likely they are to be accurate. It will be more precise if a human being who's a real estate professional active in your area runs the numbers. And it will be more accurate still if an experienced Realtor or appraiser visits your property, takes notes, and then works out the figures for you.   Depending on your wants and needs, any of those could work for you. So now let's get to your San Jose real estate resources, onli...
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By Denise Stuart, Coldwell Banker
(Coldwell Banker San Jose Realtor )
 It's Winter break! Here's the opportunity to do things with the kids. What's there to do in Santa Clara County? You could always take a walk thru Christmas in the park, Don't forget to take a trip into the Fairmont http://www.fairmont.com/sanjose/GuestServices/Restaurants/Christmas2008.htm Did you know the Fairmont, always has some sort of display of Ginger Bread homes? Just ask the front desk, if there is none available upon entry. This is always the ending of our trip to Christmas in the park. Willow Glen is always great, stay near downtown to get the most out of your neighborhood viewing. Also Vasona Park has the light and music show. Check out the Mercury News for street specific viewing in your own neighborhood http://mercextra.com/holiday/ Here's a wonderful display for a good ca...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
San Jose Stage TheatreEvery Christmas Story Ever Told ~ This is a fast moving irreverent comedy that takes holiday cheer to the Extreme! A Fond and Furious look at the holiday classics and traditions we all remember. Sunday ~ December 21, 2008 Starts at 2:00pm Tickets: $20 - $45 San Jose Stage Company490 South First StreetSan Jose, CA 95113San Jose California Homes Kathleen Daniels ~ Broker Realtor 
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Winter Movie Series presents White ChristmasWhat great fun ~ experience movies in Downtown San Jose's Historic Gem!Guests will receive a coupon for free popcorn. A new Wurlitzer Organ has been fully restored and will play each night before the movie.Bring the entire family. Take the light rail and stroll through downtown San Jose and enjoy the lights and beautiful Christmas decorations and other holiday festivities! Show times 3:35 pm and 7:30 pm Tickets: $5 California Theater ~ 345 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 Friday ~ December 19, 2008 Saturday ~ December 20, 2008 Sunday ~ December 21, 2008  San Jose California Homes Kathleen Daniels ~ Broker Realtor 
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Downtown San Jose is Dancing with the Stars!HP Pavilion ~ Downtown San Jose525 West Santa Clara Street ~ San Jose, California 95113Dancing with the Stars ~ The Stars are hitting the road this winter and bringing an entirely new cast of celebrities and dancers. Friday ~ December 19, 2008 The excitement begins at 7:30pm Tickets: $52.50 - $225.00 Call 619.224.4171 for more information Plan to take the light rail service into downtown San Jose and enjoy dinner before the show at one of the many local downtown San Jose restaurants.San Jose Homes for Sale Kathleen Daniels ~ Broker Realtor  
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Downtown Willow Glen 95125 ~ What's Happening?Get in the Holiday spirit with some holiday cookie decorating this weekend. Bake them and serve.Cucina Bambini ~ 1041 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125Drop-In Cookie Decorating Saturday ~ December 20, 2008 9:00 am - 10:00 am Tickets: $20  Father Christmas in Downtown Willow Glen Saturday ~ December 20, 2008 12:00pm - 1:30pm Treehouse in the Glen ~ Olde World comes to Downtown Willow Glen! Father Christmas is holding his holiday court at the Treehouse. Lincoln Avenue in Downtown Willow Glen ~ 95125 Tickets: Free Willow Glen Homes for Sale Kathleen Daniels ~ Broker Realtor
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By Denise Stuart, Coldwell Banker
(Coldwell Banker San Jose Realtor )
I, as a Realtor took a trip to the Auction over the weekend with my client. Before we went we both had to sign in with REDC on line. •·         Start time:  9:30. •·         Check in start time 8:00 We got there at                8:00. •·         Actual open time:  after 8:00. Employees were sitting at the table with the letter of  your last name posted behind them.. I was told the client must check in with the Realtor. So I stood in the line with my last initial, once in line, I was told wecould move to the Realtor check in, once in the Realtor check in, I was told my client must check in first, under his last name, then come back to the Realtor check in. •·         Let me help, if you choose to  go this will save time....  Have your client stand in line and realtor go to Broker check ...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
 Evergreen Valley Home3 Bedrooms ~ 2 Bathrooms Upstairs Addition ~ Bonus RoomLiving Space 1,789 Sq. Ft. ~ Lot Size - 6,098 Sq. Ft. Offered at $579,000Features New Dual Pane Windows New Furnace & Air Conditioning New 30 year roof and gutters New Exterior Paint Newer Tile Floors in Entry, Kitchen, Family Room and Bathrooms Newer Laminate Flooring New Front Door New Steel Door New Steel Door Stovetop & Oven Partial New Interior Paint Wood Burning Fireplace in Living Room Skylight in Family Room Copper Plumbing Newer Roll-Up Garage Door Fruit Trees in back yard (lemon, orange & guava) Shed in Backyard Automatic Sprinklers with timer (in front yard)  Kathleen Daniels ~ Broker Realtor   
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