San Jose, CA Real Estate News

By Don Orason, "Helping You Make Good Real Estate Decisions"
(Silicon Valley Real Estate Team -Intero Real Estate Services)
Locals know that Silver Creek Valley is a great place to raise a family.  The scenic Silver Creek Valley resides on a mountain ridge and is bordered by numerous oaks and environmentally protected areas thru the heart of the community while the hillsides, parks and golf courses have estates that can see all the way to San Francisco on a clear day.  There's is an abundance of open space, hiking trails and great schools. Silver Creek value comes from its welcoming warm atmosphere, where neighbors participate enjoying various spectacular amenities enjoying a great convenient location.There are many upscale home styles and communities to choose from. All the great neighborhoods; Silver Creek Country Club (Gated community), Bel Aire Luxury Estates, The Ranch, Hillstone, The Meadowlands, Tusca...
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By Don Orason, "Helping You Make Good Real Estate Decisions"
(Silicon Valley Real Estate Team -Intero Real Estate Services)
We'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 Market Report here!  We are your neighborhood specialists and we are read...
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By Don Orason, "Helping You Make Good Real Estate Decisions"
(Silicon Valley Real Estate Team -Intero Real Estate Services)
Locals know that Silver Creek Valley is a great place to raise a family.  The scenic Silver Creek Valley resides on a mountain ridge and is bordered by numerous oaks and environmentally protected areas thru the heart of the community while the hillsides, parks and golf courses have estates that can see all the way to San Francisco on a clear day.  There's is an abundance of open space, hiking trails and great schools. Silver Creek value comes from its welcoming warm atmosphere, where neighbors participate enjoying various spectacular amenities enjoying a great convenient location.There are many upscale home styles and communities to choose from. All the great neighborhoods; Silver Creek Country Club (Gated community), Bel Aire Luxury Estates, The Ranch, Hillstone, The Meadowlands, Tusca...
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Friday May 29th 2020 at 3:00pm I took this photograph from the building I am working on in San Jose California.There were about 300 protesters marching for the death of George Floyd from a police officer in Minneapolis Minnesota.The police officer from Mlps was fired and taken into custody and being charged with possible 3rd degree murder.So my question would be why are these protesters still marching in San Jose and other major cities across the USA? Destroying buildings by burning them down, breaking windows and more?The police officer is in jail now so get back to your homes and or get back to work if you have jobs? Please stop breaking and destroying properties across the USA and start expressing LOVE not hatred. Sure a man was possibly murdered by a police officer that went to extr...
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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)
Bay Area Cities and Churches may be closed in Santa Clara, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Oakland, and San Francisco Counties and the City of Berkeley ...But Christian Hearts are Open & Praying Blessings Upon Our Land and People!   May God bless and heal us and keep us safe as we enter into Phase 2 of Re-Opening.   Enjoy this video of people from local churches singing the Aaronic Blessing, known as the Blessing Song, over Silicon Valley.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLPDcqwdcto&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3g8biCEpaAw9MKHScHBJxHrbY6k0C410qcuqRfV90HXjegsbgAkVF3zRs   Thanks for reading "Bay Area Hearts are Open, Praying Blessings on Our Land".
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By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Your Pandemic Guide to a Jumbo Mortgage  "Our Realtor said it's very difficult to get a jumbo loan these days.""We tried to do a cash out jumbo refi on our place but our bank told us that they're not doing those anymore.""We wanted to refinance our jumbo loan but by the time we did the research the rates weren't any lower than what we have already.""Is it possible to refinance a jumbo loan without having to move our savings and investments to the bank who's making the mortgage?""We have a 20% down payment and are looking to buy a house that requires a jumbo loan.  We had no idea that would be so difficult.  Why are banks now telling us we need more than 20% down?" As we go into the second half of 2020, it's unquestionably true that we've seen a complete reshaping of the mortgage industr...
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By Don Orason, "Helping You Make Good Real Estate Decisions"
(Silicon Valley Real Estate Team -Intero Real Estate Services)
 We've streamlined and perfected the process of finding dream homes for our clients in Almaden ValleyWe 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 Market Report here!We are your neighborhood specialists and we are ready to hel...
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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)
As of May 20, there are 7 single family homes for sale and 8 under contract in the West San Jose area of Lynbrook High School. The past 30 days saw 3 closed sales of  single family homes. There are currently no condos nor townhomes for sale, pending or sold in the past 30 days. Curious about home values during the pandemic-or concerned about future opportunities and investments? Text or Just Call 408-252-8900 for a private and confidential educational update. Thanks for reading "San Jose Lynbrook High Homes Update May 20, 2020."Image courtesy of author's collection.
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By Don Orason, "Helping You Make Good Real Estate Decisions"
(Silicon Valley Real Estate Team -Intero Real Estate Services)
Locals know that Silver Creek Valley is a great place to raise a family.  The scenic Silver Creek Valley resides on a mountain ridge and is bordered by numerous oaks and environmentally protected areas thru the heart of the community while the hillsides, parks and golf courses have estates that can see all the way to San Francisco on a clear day.  There's is an abundance of open space, hiking trails and great schools. Silver Creek value comes from its welcoming warm atmosphere, where neighbors participate enjoying various spectacular amenities enjoying a great convenient location.There are many upscale home styles and communities to choose from. All the great neighborhoods; Silver Creek Country Club (Gated community), Bel Aire Luxury Estates, The Ranch, Hillstone, The Meadowlands, Tusca...
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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)
 As Santa Clara County and the other Bay Area counties along with the City of Berkeley begin  moving into Phase 2 of reopening starting on Friday, May 22, 2020, people are asking "what will the 'New Normal' look like in Santa Clara County?"Assembled experts asserted in a press conference on May 18, that while efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 have been successful, people need to continue the following: social distancing of at least 6 feet between them and others wash hands frequently stay home if unwell most importantly, wear a mask when entering any business, and ideally anytime when out in public. The exceptions for the mask requirement are: for children, or when a health condition precludes the ability to wear a mask. Dr. Sara Cody bluntly asserted that the "wearing of masks 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)
Santa Clara County, which has been the final holdout in the Bay Area, looks to be moving into Phase 2 of reopening. Phase 2 will allow curbside pickup, manufacturing and logistics work to resume.The announcement came Monday morning, May 18th, in a joint press release from the Bay Area counties that have been working together on their coronavirus response and shelter-in-place orders: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties (plus the city of Berkeley, which has its own public health department)."While much work remains to be done, in light of this progress, we are issuing a new order today that allows retail establishments to offer storefront pick-up, and also allows the manufacturing, warehousing, and logistical operations that support retail to resume. We ar...
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By Don Orason, "Helping You Make Good Real Estate Decisions"
(Silicon Valley Real Estate Team -Intero Real Estate Services)
We'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 Market Report here!  We are your neighborhood specialists and we are read...
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By Don Orason, "Helping You Make Good Real Estate Decisions"
(Silicon Valley Real Estate Team -Intero Real Estate Services)
Locals know that Silver Creek Valley is a great place to raise a family.  The scenic Silver Creek Valley resides on a mountain ridge and is bordered by numerous oaks and environmentally protected areas thru the heart of the community while the hillsides, parks and golf courses have estates that can see all the way to San Francisco on a clear day.  There's is an abundance of open space, hiking trails and great schools.  Silver Creek value comes from its welcoming warm atmosphere, where neighbors participate enjoying various spectacular amenities enjoying a great convenient location. There are many upscale home styles and communities to choose from. All the great neighborhoods; Silver Creek Country Club (Gated community), Bel Aire Luxury Estates, The Ranch, Hillstone, The Meadowlands, Tus...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                                                           Sam Shueh                                                  Realtor One Group                                                   Silicon Valley, CA As west coast is getting less rain started about a decade ago, local Water District has offered programs getting people to be waterwise.  It starts with encouragement to replace lawn by drip system with water tolerant local plants. Those water their lawn not on a scheduled day or running are subject to fine and embarrassment with names in the paper.Some adopt Japanese sand garden with sand and rocks.  A few creative home owners start putting AstroTurfs or just spray paint their lawn soil with green paint.Here are a few photos of my garden. Sam Shueh (408) 425-1601   Sam...
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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)
On Saturday my friend Keila came upon an a baby bird on the ground who appeared to have fallen out of its and be in distress. She took it home and used the heating pad to keep it warm, gave it water and consulted with the Wildlife Center. After a few hours, the baby began to move and hop around and chirp to the point Keila began calling the birdie Chirpy.On Sunday Keila was able to bring it in to the Wildlife Center so they could continue to nurture it for later release back to the wild.Out of curiosity Keila asked the wildlife worker what kind of bird Chirpy was. Chirpy was a female house sparrow.Wow, thought Keila. Just like the song based on the Bible verse, “his eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches over me."On Monday came the distressing and depressing announcement of yet an...
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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)
In welcome news for home sellers and buyers, real estate agents in Santa Clara county can resume showing homes, even occupied homes, to clients using safe protocols as long as the resident is not currently at the property during the showing, beginning May 4, 2020. Both local REALTORS associations, SCCAOR and SILVAR, worked collaboratively to clarify lthe County Shelter in Place Ordinance surrounding private showings. Previously private showings and walk-throughs were not allowed when an occupant was living in the residence. The new clarification includes Real estate agents and Service providers that enable real estate transactions (including rentals, leases, and home sales), including, but not limited to, real estate agents, escrow agents, notaries, and title companies. With this langua...
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By Don Orason, "Helping You Make Good Real Estate Decisions"
(Silicon Valley Real Estate Team -Intero Real Estate Services)
We'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 Market Report here!   We are your neighborhood specialists and we are ...
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By Don Orason, "Helping You Make Good Real Estate Decisions"
(Silicon Valley Real Estate Team -Intero Real Estate Services)
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, present and future in Silver Creek Valley, one of the most charming neighborhoo...
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By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
 Vegas Bob might be busting a move soon! The construction project I was working on in San Jose was shut down March 30th 2020 because of the Corona Virus and I have been in quarantine now for 21 days now. I only received $318 dollars because I made too much money in 2019 for the stimulus money and I have (not received) any money from unemployment yet.I know glazier's (glass worker) friends in Oregon, Minnesota, Las Vegas and other states that are still working and were never laid off because of the virus. I enjoy working, plan to retire in the next 3 years so I might have to bust a move. If the governor of California doesn't get his shit together and get us back to work soon, then I will be headed to Las Vegas to work until he does.Sure I have nest eggs set up for retirement but I would ...
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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)
As of April 1, 2020, there are 8 total homes for sale, all are single-family homes. One is an attached single-family in a condo-style development. There are 7 pending sales, again all single-family homes. In the past 30 days, there are 10 closed sales: 6 single-family homes, 1 townhome and 1 condo.Since the shelter-in-place order, the three luxury speculation homes have all withdrawn from the market.Curious to know how the changing reality affects your opportunities to buy a home or sell a house?For a confidential consultation, Just Call 408-252-8900.  S Street Address Ask Price Sold Price BR BA SF Lot  Type Age A 1449 Bretmoor Way $2,828,000   5 3|0 3,165 8,876 SFH 63 A 1484 Triumph Court $2,799,888   5 3|0 3,591 6,711 SFH 27 S 5978 Pilgrim Avenue $2,500,000 $2,760,000 4 3|0 2,524 5,94...
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