San Jose, CA Real Estate News

By John Pinto
(Realty World - John V. Pinto & Associates, Inc.)
I have reviewed the July MLS statistics for Single Family Homes in the Alum Rock neighborhood of San Jose, California. Please listen to my podcast to learn about the key trends and indicators in this area. If you have any questions about the market, feel free to give me a call at 408-829-4141 or e-mail JohnPinto@jvpinto.com Thank you, John V. Pinto
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By John Pinto
(Realty World - John V. Pinto & Associates, Inc.)
I have reviewed the July MLS statistics for Condominiums & Townhomes in the Alum Rock neighborhood of San Jose, California. Please listen to my podcast to learn about the key trends and indicators in this area. If you have any questions about the market, feel free to give me a call at 408-829-4141 or e-mail JohnPinto@jvpinto.com Thank you, John V. Pinto
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By John Pinto
(Realty World - John V. Pinto & Associates, Inc.)
I have reviewed the July MLS statistics for Single Family Homes in the Almaden Valley neighborhood of San Jose, California. Please listen to my podcast to learn about the key trends and indicators in this area. If you have any questions about the market, feel free to give me a call at 408-829-4141 or e-mail JohnPinto@jvpinto.com Thank you, John V. Pinto
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By John Pinto
(Realty World - John V. Pinto & Associates, Inc.)
I have reviewed the July MLS statistics for Condominiums & Townhomes in the Almaden Valley neighborhood of San Jose, California. Please listen to my podcast to learn about the key trends and indicators in this area. If you have any questions about the market, feel free to give me a call at 408-829-4141 or e-mail JohnPinto@jvpinto.com Thank you, John V. Pinto
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By John Pinto
(Realty World - John V. Pinto & Associates, Inc.)
I have reviewed the July MLS statistics for Condominiums & Townhomes in San Jose, California. Please listen to my podcast to learn about the key trends and indicators in this area. If you have any questions about the market, feel free to give me a call at 408-829-4141 or e-mail JohnPinto@jvpinto.com Thank you, John V. Pinto
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By raman kandola
(kandola mortgage services)
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Option One, Countrywide and First Franklin (Merrill Lynch) will no longer offer 2/28 loans. A spokesman for Countrywide said that investors' demand for such loans is "very, very limited." Alliance Bancorp. ceased operations on July 13th per a message placed on their homepage, and Heritage Plaza Mortgage, a California mortgage wholesaler and retailer best known for its Alt A products, has closed. General Electric Co. said that it plans to sell its three-year-old U.S. subprime WMC Mortgage unit following a surge in defaults by borrowers. According to Moody's, Washington Mutual's Long Beach Mortgage, GE's WMC Mortgage, New Century Financial Corp. and Fremont General Corp. made loans that backed about 60% of the $5 billion bonds that were ...
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By raman kandola
(kandola mortgage services)
Wait till subprime cloud clears Global markets dictated trend on the US stock exchanges last week. Global bourses witnessed alternate bouts of buying and selling caused by risk aversion or risk appetite that, in turn, was driven by how concerned the market was about the US subprime mortgage woes. As more and more institutions across the US got dragged into the subprime quagmire, the work markets continued to get affected by weak sentiments. The Dow lost 387 points over the last thursday to close at 13,200 range. While large cap and mid-cap indices were in the red.  While we remain positive on the long-term outlook of the US Stock markets, yet short-term seems to be clouded by the subprime woes. Therefore, in the short run, the investor may stay on the fence till a clearer picture of how...
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By Dan Pizano, San Jose Realtor Real Estate Agent
(Coldwell Banker Los Gatos)
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this blog is my personal opinion. This information can not be considered as legal or financial advice nor should it be relied upon as legal or financial advice. The Cambrian Area is a good example of how diverse an area is within a certain mls real estate area. This is area 14 on the mls and it runs between Almaden Expressway and the 880 freeway on the east and west, and between Curtner and Blossom Hill Rd north and south (approx 4 to 4.5 square miles).  The school districts are Cambrian School District, Union School District, and San Jose Unified School District. As a Cambrian Realtor I know that many of the homes in the San Jose Unified School District take longer to sell than the homes in the Union School District. Specifically my buyers are s...
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By Dan Pizano, San Jose Realtor Real Estate Agent
(Coldwell Banker Los Gatos)
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this blog is my personal opinion. This information can not be considered as legal or financial advice nor should it be relied upon as legal or financial advice. The San Jose Real Estate Market is in a weird state right now. The homes that are listed aren't selling unless it's an extremely good deal for buyers. The price has to be under the last comp by at least 2%-3%. If not, it just sits and sits there with no offers for weeks and months. Buyers are not buying unless it's a great deal.I've talked to Realtors with homes listed for 90 to 100 days and they can't seem to figure out why their listings are not selling. Some of the homes are in great shape and listed for a pretty fair price.June 2007 numbers just came out and it is says that the sales ...
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By Robert Whitelaw, Broker, CEO, Realtor , ePro
(Whitelaw & Sons Real Estate Services)
Santa Clara County gets more than it share of growth. But in a recent CNN article, San Jose made #8 on the list... the only California city to make the list.While not the total cause, these growth numbers can help to explain continued average home increases in the face of high inventories and fewer buyers. At least its something to hang a theory on in a market that continues to see double digit property value increases from year to year.Silicon Valley is still hiring. There is a whole lot going on here and these growth numbers are a sign of that.  
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By Rosemary Brooks, The Mother & Daughter Realty Team
(BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706)
 Looking for something to do to start off the 4th of July Celebration??  Check out Tracy, CA.CITY HALL DEDICATION & COMMUNITY CELEBRATION - JULY 3, 2007 (TRACY, CA) - After nearly 20 years of saving money and two years of construction, Tracyresidents are invited to dedicate and celebrate the new City Hall building at 333 Civic CenterPlaza on Tuesday, July 3. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and will be hosted by the Mayor andCity Council.The event will begin in front of City Hall. It will include the raising of the American andCalifornia flags by local boy scouts, the burying of a 50-year time capsule next to the flag pole,and a ribbon cutting ceremony. Rosemary Brooks
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By Rosemary Brooks, The Mother & Daughter Realty Team
(BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706)
Visit the Questions for Real Estate ProfessionalsHave you checked out the question and answer section of AR? There are some really good questions asked on that section and it just might be a place to get a lead or two from. This is a good source for consumers to ask questions that they need an immediate answer to.  It is another opportunity to add value to someone that is looking for answers. It is also interesting to read the answers from other agents.  So really its another learning tool that AR offers.Every time I come on AR I learn something, am able to share information and find new ways to use AR to better myself and profession.  By reading questions, using your thought process it is a way to enlighten yourself and by providing answers to others is a way of helping out. Might get ...
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By Chris C., San Jose Mortgage
(BAYAREALOANGUY.COM)
San Jose Fireworks Display, San Francisco Fireworks Display, Bay Area Fireworks Display and other Bay Area Fourth of July Festivities A list of Bay Area Fireworks and 4th of July Festivities: July 2-3 San Jose Giants Fireworks Extravaganza. Fireworks after the game at 6:30 p.m. July 2-3. San Jose Municipal Stadium, 588 E. Alma Ave. $10, $7 children. (408) 297-1435. July 3 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. 7:30 p.m. July 3, fireworks 9:30 p.m. July 3. Frost Amphitheater, Galvez Street and Campus Drive, Stanford University. $44, $22 children. (650) 725-2787, http://livelyarts.stanford.edu/.  July 4  South Bay Cupertino Fourth of July. Pancake breakfast, children's parade, festival and fireworks. 7 a.m.-dusk. July 4. Multiple locations in Cupertino. Free. (408) 777-3120. For more details, see www.cupe...
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By Jessica Bell, Realtor, RCC
(Intero Real Estate Services)
Visitors...You will be one of the first to land upon the brand new Homes In Tuscany Hills website @ www.HomesInTuscanyHills.com - a website designed with you in mind, in this case, readers, realtors and residents (current and prospective) of the Community of Tuscany Hills in California's Silicon Valley, County of Santa Clara, City of San Jose, Area of Blossom Valley.  Whew!  Home to (currently) 750+ units situated on Communications Hill, this Hill undoubtedly has so many unique qualities to offer it's residents from the rare find in San Jose - that is, lots of developable land among the rolling hills (relatively speaking for California) for growth, schools, future parks,  retail, walking trails, the landmark Grand Staircase and views galore from every angle.  Along with the vast History...
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By Chris C., San Jose Mortgage
(BAYAREALOANGUY.COM)
Dancin' on the Avenue in Willow Glen is back for the 12th year running! Bust out the dancing shoes, call your friends and neighbors, and come to Downtown Willow Glen's annual street party for fun, folks, food, and music! We've got four stages of music and a kids court lined up for fun for all. Hope to see you at this fun event!Click Here for More
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By raman kandola
(kandola mortgage services)
 As you are undoubtedly aware, the 1031 qualified intermediary business has received a great deal of press over the past few weeks, as a well known QI in San Jose filed for bankruptcy last month (on the heels of a Las Vegas-based QI folding earlier this year).  I have received numerous inquiries from Realtors, investors, escrow officers and others about this situation and about IPX1031's security of client exchange funds. While investment property sellers must use a qualified intermediary in 1031 transactions, the qualified intermediary industry is not regulated.  How the QI decides to protect the clients' money during the transaction is up to each QI.  Some smaller QI companies may only have little or no fidelity bonding or E&O insurance coverage
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By Deborah Ryman, M.A. Feng Shui Services, Santa Cruz County
I suspect I am like a lot of people, hurrying through life - not noticing a lot of the detail of my surroundings. As a Realtor, looking at so many homes has caused me to become astutely aware of my own taste in everything from architectural style (Tuscan, Craftsman, Tudor) to the way light falls in the backyard (unfortunately, my own back yard is dark - I never paused to notice this fact before I bought my house, almost ten years ago). Working with buyers (and representing sellers), I have become more aware of the subtle nuances of features that create mood and make a house feel right and comfortable. I believe one of the most important features to effect mood is natural light.Being a person who is somewhat directionally challenged (I can find anything on a map, but if someone asks "is ...
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By raman kandola
(kandola mortgage services)
Hard Money loans is an effective way of getting fast money with almost no documentation. Hard money loans are collateral-based real estate loans made by private investors instead of banks. These loans fill a need for funding when banks won't lend for any reason, there are credit problems, or there isn't time to obtain conventional financing to secure a purchase or get cash from the equity in a property. These types of loans are sometimes referred to by different names such as private money loans, private equity loans, or  bridge loans.  Sometimes it is easier to get a hard money loans, than conventional loan.  Especially if time isthe essence of the deal.    
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By Pamela Hendriksz
(Boulevard Financial Group)
Yeah!  Spring is here and walking your farm is much more fun in this weather than in the cold winter.  The best time to walk seems to be dusk.... right after dinnertime when people are out puttering in their yards.  It is cool enough that I am not a sweating fool, but not so late that people are ready for bed.I generally bring newletters, and flyers with my advert on one side and coupons from parter vendors on the other.  Sometimes I put in short articals about neighbors that love to share their fruit ie. lemon tress, blackberry bushes, and good recipes on how to use these fruit products.  Think "How to make perfect Lemonaid"This allows me to think I am buiding community spirit - connecting neighbors with neighbors and advertising  the best small businesses in the neighborhood. For exam...
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