San Jose, CA Real Estate News

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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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 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)
Today more than ever, people need time outdoors to safely enjoy nature. Physical distancing of six feet is required between people during this time of "shelter in place" designed to "flatten the curve" of the spread of Coronavirus 19, also known as COVID-19 and SARS-2. Yet thank God there is no law against walking outside in one's own family group to enjoy nature. Hence the serendipitous timing of "National Take A Walk In The Park Day" on March 30. Taking a walk at a local park is an excellent way to clear one’s mind from the stresses of the times and re-energize body and soul while simultaneously improving one's health. During one's walk, take the opportunity to capture a beautiful photograph, compose an original poem, or enjoy an uninterrupted conversation.  The chance to lose track ...
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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)
11 Odd but Cool Things That Happened in History on March 31By Michelle Carr Crowe, Cupertino real estate guide selling homes in San JoseWhat do Matthew Perry, the Eiffel Tower and Jesus Christ have in common? All three share an anniversary today on March 31, 2020.Do you, like me, get a thrill learning new things daily? If you’ve read my blog, you know one of the pastimes I enjoy is discovering new facts and interesting pieces of history.I like to share intriguing stories from our local newspaper the San Jose Mercury News, as well as from some of my favorite print and online magazines Mental Floss, the National Geographic Society or  Smithsonian Magazine. Other times I find articles or facts online at  The History Place, Brainy History,or Dates In History. These events for today’s blog p...
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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 to know how Santa Clara County is doing in regards to Coronavirus 19? On today March 26, here are statistics straight from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department website as of the night before, March 25 at 5 pm: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/DiseaseInformation/novel-coronavirus/Pages/home.aspx   COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County as of 5:00 p.m. ​on March 25, 2020. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ BIG CHANGE! Because most of our newly confirmed cases in Santa Clara County are likely associated with community transmission, we are no longer displaying case counts by mode of transmission.   Total Confirmed Cases Hospitalized Deaths             542 154 19             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​...
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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 to know how Santa Clara County is doing in regards to Coronavirus 19? Here are statistics straight from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department website athttps://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/DiseaseInformation/novel-coronavirus/Pages/home.aspx  COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County as of 5:00 p.m. ​on March 24, 2020. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Total Confirmed Cases 459Hospitalized 137Deaths 17Close Contacts of Known Cases 88Presumed Community Transmission 217 Age Breakdown for Total Confirmed Cases20 or Under 1721-30 3831-40 7941-50 10151-60 8161-70 5971-80 48Over 80 28Unknown Age 8  http://www.cdph.ca.gov Remember all of California has a Shelter In Place order to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Only leave home for essentials. If you are 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)
TOO LATE! RENTED!1211 Spruance St., San Jose 951283 Br, 2.5 Ba, 2000sf for $4188/month     Curious as to whether people are still actively buying, selling, leasing and investing in Santa Clara County? Yes, they are! To learn more details, Just Call 408-252-8900.    IImage courtesy of author's collection. Thanks for reading "Too Late! Rented! Spacious Move-In Ready San Jose SFH!"  
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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 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)
Questions about COVID-19 in Santa Clara County?Call in to either 855-962-1194 or Anna Eshoo’s office at 650-323-2984 now (1 pm on March 24) to ask questions (and hear answers) of both Santa Clara County Health dept and government officials happening in a live and televised countywide town meeting happening right now.  Participants include SCC Health Officer Dr. Cody as well as Anna Eshoo, Leon Panetta, Ro Khanna and Zoe Lofgren.Live Santa Clara County Town Hall via either 855-962-1194 or Anna Eshoo's office at 650-323-2984.   MAR24Tele-Town Hall on Covid-19 in Santa Clara County       Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 1 PM – 2 PM PDT Happening Now   pin   Phone Call Only: 855-962-1194        Details  WHAT: Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19WHEN: Tuesday, March 24 2020 — 1:00pmPTWHO: Representativ...
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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)
Agents in Silicon Valley, California and throughout the United States are scrambling to learn what they can and cannot do for clients during the time of Coronavirus 19, AKA COVID-19. To help agents, on March 20, the California Association of REALTORS published the "COVID-19 Guide for Open Houses and Showings (see below)." Here is one important excerpt for Bay Area agents: "Know that the decision to host an open house remains at the discretion of you and your seller. In addition, local government and health authorities may alter what is permissible in a given area at a given time. For example, in the Bay Area there should probably be no open houses held for the next three weeks." CAR also produced a new Addendum/Amendment form for use with current contracts specifically addressing COVID-...
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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)
The local MLSListings suspended the accrual of all DOM (Days On Market) Through April 7, the current expiration date of Silicon Valley's "Shelter in Place" order, which was established to prevent the spread of Coronavirus 19 (AKA COVID-19).While I personally know of home showings and sales still occurring, I'm curious to learn if this is this happening in other parts of California and different states as well. See the recent update below."In light of the Shelter in Place (SIP) order, the MLSListings Board of Directors approved a policy to suspend the accrual of days on market (DOM) on all listings from March 17, 2020 until the SIP order is rescinded. Specifically, this means that: All Active listings will stop accruing DOM effective March 17, 2020. Any DOM accrued prior to March 17, 202...
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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)
Can real estate agents legally engage in face to face, in-person real estate activities, such as listing appointments, showing houses, hosting open houses and meeting inspectors at homes with California's current "shelter in place" order?As readers of my post,"Are Real Estate Agent Activities Essential Services?" know, I reached out to our California Association of REALTORS Legal Hotline to speak with an attorney for the answer and interpretation of the law under the state's mandatory "shelter in place" order. While many of us in real estate equate housing with shelter, it's important to know the California law does not. "As I interpret it, the order says to 'shelter in place', meaning stay in whatever shelter you are currently in-not seek new housing or a different shelter unless you a...
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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)
Spacious, Elegant Move-In Ready Home in Ideal Commute Location of West San Jose/Campbell Now Available for Lease.Open Floor Plan, High Ceilings and Abundant Natural Light Welcome You Home! Gorgeous Brazilian Rosewood Floors throughout Add Style and Warmth.The Gleaming Granite Kitchen wFeatures Stainless Steel Appliances, Including a Convenient Wine Fridge for Relaxing!Maple Cabinets, Tile Floors and Garden Window Overlook the Peaceful Back Yard.Separate Living Room, Formal Dining Room and Family Room with Fireplace plus Convenient Half-Bath Downstairs Affords Easy Entertaining.The Family Room Opens to a Lovely Back Yard with Fruit Trees, Roses and Vegetable Patch.Cathedral-Ceilinged Master Suite Offers Double Sinks, Separate Vanity, His and Hers Closets, plus a Skylight.Cool Central Air...
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By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Please be careful out there my friends We are living in some crazy times with the Corona-virus and the impact across the nation & world.All I can say is be safe, stay indoors with your family & loved ones, go to the bank & take out some extra money for emergency, don't count forever on credit/debit cards. Get enough supplies of food for the next 3-4 weeks if you can find them ...Take showers often, wash your hands often, blow your nose often if needed and throw out the tissue right away.If you go outdoors wear what I'm wearing in the photo below, and if you don't have a mask then wear a bandanna over your face.If there is anyone around you in public that is coughing or sneezing, get away from them right away.Let us all pray that this virus is some how contained soon & or antidote is cre...
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