Santa Clara, 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)
Why I Don’t Shop After-Christmas Sales By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley real estate agent selling homes in Santa Clara County Anyone who knows me can tell you I love a bargain. From Westfield Shoppingtown Valley Fair in Santa Clara to Westgate Mall on Saratoga to Stanford Mall in Palo Alto, Silicon Valley boasts a huge variety of stores and bargains to choose from. So why don’t I shop the after-Christmas sales in Santa Clara County? 1)     I’m tired. Truly, after a big Christmas celebration and the days of preparation, I need to just unwind, enjoy my presents and relax.   2)     I’m uninterested in spending time with the crowd who shops the after-Christmas sales. The people who do shop those after-Christmas sales, at least in my experience, are the same ones we heard about on Blac...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
It happens every year. Agents tell their sellers that they should wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market. They say no one is looking during December so don't bother. Translation: Agent wants much needed and deserved time off during the holidays, or seller has a lot of family coming and does not want people traipsing through their home with all of the activity going on. Other side of the equation: Very busy professional gets some down time the last two weeks of the year. Or, out of town relocation buyers are coming to the area to look for a place to live in the new year. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the problem. The only inventory left on the market at this time of year tends to be overpriced or weird which does not help the buyers who finally have ti...
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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 Santa Clara, Calif. zip code 95051, part of Silicon Valley, there are currently 11 distressed single family homes and properties for sale and available, as of December 11, 2011.   Prices range from $370,000 for a 3-bedroom with Santa Clara schools to $763,000 for a 4-bedroom single family home located within the top Cupertino Schools area.   For details about these 11 distressed single family homes and properties for sale and available in Santa Clara, Calif., zip code 95051, contact Silicon Valley real estate agent Michelle Carr-Crowe at 408-252-8900.   Single Family Residential ACTIVE Address City Bd Ba DOM SqFt $/SqFt Lot (SF) List Price Age 353 La Salle Avenue Santa Clara 4 2|0 31 1,350 $565.19 7,210 $763,000 54 651 Wilson Court Santa Clara 3 2|0 18 1,707 $357.35 6,000 $610,000 57...
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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)
There are currently 9 (nine) distressed condominiums and townhome properties for sale and available in Santa Clara, Calif., zip code 95051.   Prices for these Santa Clara condominiums and townhomes range from $370,000 for a 2-bedroom to $400,000 for a 3-bedroom. These distressed homes are either in pre-foreclosure, bank-owned or short sale status.   For details about these 9 distressed condominiums and townhome properties for sale and available in Santa Clara, Calif., zip code 95051, contact Silicon Valley real estate agent Michelle Carr-Crowe at 408-252-8900.   Townhouse/Condo (Comm Int Dev) ACTIVE Address City Bd Ba DOM SqFt $/SqFt HOA List Price Age 2600 Cortez Drive #7104 Santa Clara 3 2|0 38 712 $561.80 $253 $400,000 39 1119 Pomeroy Avenue Santa Clara 4 2|1 3 1,564 $239.77 $470 $37...
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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)
Walk Thru Bethlehem Christmas Experience December 11-12 in Santa Clara, Calif. by Michelle Carr-Crowe, Your Silicon Valley & Cupertino Schools Home Selling Experts   Tonight and tomorrow you can literally “Walk Thru Bethlehem” in Santa Clara, Calif. Santa Clara First Baptist Church in Santa Clara, Calif. invites anyone in the general public of Silicon Valley to join them on a journey to the Biblical city of Bethlehem. From the Roman guards to the tax registry to the nativity, attendees get to be a part of history and witness the events that led up to the birth of Jesus Christ. Participants watch Joseph and Mary search for a place to stay, see the angel visit the shepherds and witness the visit by the three wise men in a true “three-dimensional” experience of that first Christmas night. ...
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By Robert Lei, Sunnyvale Cupertino Santa Clara, Palo Alto Mountain View Saratoga Campbell
(Century 21 (SUNNYVALE, CA) - (408) 893-2410)
City of Santa Clara "Road Diets" on Pruneridge westward toward the New Proposed Apple Campus   City of Santa Clara "Road Diets" on Pruneridge westward toward the New Proposed Apple CampusPosted under: General Area in Santa Clara, Traffic & Public Transportation in Santa Clara, In My Neighborhood in Santa Clara | December 10, 2011 12:00 AM The City of Santa Clara has completed implementationi of its "Road Diets" on Pruneridge and Monroe. These so-called "Road Diets" are the cities roadway lane reductions from 4 through lanes down to 2 through lanes with a two-way center left turn lane on Pruneridge Avenue from Pomeroy Ave to Lawrence Expressway and westbound Monroe from Scott Blvd to Los Padres Blvd. The City of Santa Clara has also "road dieted" Pruneridge Ave from Lawrence Expressway w...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
This custom Silicon Valley ranch home is located in the Santa Clara Orchards district of Santa Clara, CA.Features:- 3 bed/2 bath- Informal dining area- Wood burning fireplace- Upgraded kitchen and baths- Covered patio- In-ground pool with surrounding deck- Detached 2 car garage- Storage shedListing Price: $649,500 APN: 294-16-068 MLS#: 8114927 Click link for more information, slide show, flyer: http://www.jsrealproperty.com/2136homesteadlisting.html Broker:  John A. Souerbry & Associates Contact: John Souerbry (DRE 01370983)  Email: john@jsrealproperty.com Tags: Santa Clara homes for sale 2136 Homestead Road, Silicon Valley homes for sale, Silicon Valley listings
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Santa Clara Kenpo Academy has opened its doors on the corner of Homestead and Scott in Santa Clara, CA.  The new school teaches primarily American Kenpo Karate and Muay Thai-style kickboxing with a full schedule of evening classes for beginners through advanced and juniors through adults. American Kenpo Karate is a modern martial art developed by late Grandmaster Ed Parker (1931 – 1990) as a hybrid of Chinese, Japanese and other traditional martial arts and modern self defense techniques.  Mr. Parker is universally considered the “Father of American Karate” and is known for introducing Bruce Lee and for having been an instructor to Elvis Presley and many other Hollywood celebrities. Mr. Freddie Agonoy and Mrs. Sandra Agonoy, owners, lead an impressive instructional staff that includes m...
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By Robert Lei, Sunnyvale Cupertino Santa Clara, Palo Alto Mountain View Saratoga Campbell
(Century 21 (SUNNYVALE, CA) - (408) 893-2410)
Near Proposed New Apple Spaceship Campus De Soto Ave at Lawrence Expressway Potential Closure   Near the Proposed New Apple Computer "Spaceship" Campus, the neighborhood residents requested a study of a potential closure of De Soto Ave at Lawrence Expressway and its effects on the surrounding neighborhood. A Notice of Public Meeting was mailed out to residents who live on De Soto Avenue and/or live in the surrounding neighborhood. The postcard calls it a "De Soto Avenue Traffic Calming Study" and the Public Meeting to discuss it is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 6pm-7pm at the Santa Clara City Council Chambers at 1500 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050.   POSTED BY ROBERT REAL ESTATE (408) 596-3188 AT 10:38 PM 0 COMMENTS    LABELS: APPLE COMPUTER, CALMING, CAMPUS, CHAM...
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By Robert Lei, Sunnyvale Cupertino Santa Clara, Palo Alto Mountain View Saratoga Campbell
(Century 21 (SUNNYVALE, CA) - (408) 893-2410)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011 Price Trend of Santa Clara Eisenhower Elementary Condos on Mauricia Avenue   Condos are a good way to gauge the price trend of a neighborhood because condos provide a uniform apples to apples comparison. In this case, I chose the "apple" as the Mauricia Avenue 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 1067 square foot units. Click the hyperlink for the price trend graph of Santa Clara Eisenhower Elementary on Mauricia Avenue 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 1067 square foot condos.If the above link doesn't work, then copy / paste this link in your browser:http://siliconvalleyhouses.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/mauriciaav2bed2bathpricetrend.pdf   POSTED BY ROBERT REAL ESTATE (408) 596-3188 AT 10:05 PM 0 COMMENTS    LABELS: AVENUE, CONDOS, EISENHOWER, ELEMENTARY, MAURICIA, PRICE,SANTA CLARA, TR...
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By Robert Lei, Sunnyvale Cupertino Santa Clara, Palo Alto Mountain View Saratoga Campbell
(Century 21 (SUNNYVALE, CA) - (408) 893-2410)
http://siliconvalleyhouses.blogspot.com/2011/10/cupertino-santa-clara-good-schools.html   Cupertino, Santa Clara, Good schools, Convenient location for under $750,000   Now that the high-balance conforming loan limit has dropped from $729,750 down to $625,000, many homebuyers have now reduced their search criteria to $750,000 homes. $625,000 <-- max loan without going into Jumbo loan territory+ $125,000 <-- 20% = minimum down payment to get conventional loan without MI-----------= $750,000What is the best real estate you can buy in the South Bay for $750,000? That depends on your priorities. If your priorities are:-- Single Family Home (no monthly HOA fee)-- Good Schools (good API for elementary, middle, and high school)-- Convenient to employment in the South Baythen here are some choi...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
Today in the Mercury News there was a story about how first time home buyers who need to purchase with loans are getting beaten out by investor cash buyers who often offer less than traditional buyers for foreclosures. http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_18853804?IADID=Search-www.mercurynews.com-www.mercurynews.com Has this happened to you? If so, I may have the answer, buy a short sale! In a short sale the seller owes more than the property is worth and has to have the bank forgive the difference between what is owed and what the house is worth.  The seller decides who has given the best offer, signs it, and sends it to the bank for approval.  THE BANK DOES NOT DECIDE WHICH OF SEVERAL OFFERS IS THE ONE THEY WANT, JUST WHETHER OR NOT THEY WILL ACCEPT THE OFFER THAT IS PRESENTED TO TH...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
In 2008/2009 I listed a Bank of America Short Sale in Mountain View. It took 11 months to close it, with the first buyer walking and the second one sticking it out.  11 months, and I was thrilled to have gotten approval from Bank of America for a short sale.  At that time they had a terrible reputation for short sale approvals, and now they are most agents favorite company.  Boy have things changed!  It has now taken me 3 months, from seller signature on a contract to approval of both a first and second loan from Wells Fargo. It sounds great, but expectations have changed. I would have expected 6-8 weeks from signed offer to full approval on this short sale? I kept asking what is taking so long? The answer in this case is that the sellers never stopped making payments, instead choosing ...
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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, Calif. Open Houses Open Homes Easter Sunday, April 24 2011 By Michelle Carr-Crowe, ABR, CDPE, SRES Cupertino Santa Clara San Jose Lynbrook Homes Expert Today, Easter Sunday, April 24, 19 residential properties for sale are holding open homes in Santa Clara, Calif.  All of these homes fall within either the "Cupertino Schools" or Santa Clara Unified School District areas.   To see any of these 19 Santa Clara homes or obtain market research and information, Text or Just Call 408.252.8900 to speak with the Santa Clara San Jose Saratoga Lynbrook High Homes experts. 81117120 3697 MAGELLAN AVENUE $799,000 4 2|0 1,350 7,084 Sqft Santa Clara 4/24/2011 1:00 PM-4:00 PM   81117180 2532 ELLIOT STREET $649,000 4 2|0 1,290 7,878 Sqft Santa Clara 4/24/2011 1:00 PM-4:00 PM   81108210 3556 ...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
One of my listings is a short sale in a lovely complex in Santa Clara.  It was only on the market about a week and I got 3 offers on it.  It was priced appropriately, looked good, and I had an open house on Sat and Sun. with plenty of traffic. My sellers signed one of the offers which included a good down-payment, a copy of the earnest money deposit, a pre-approval letter. All of this was sent to the lender by fax and I have been doing my weekly follow up every week. Nothing unusual here. After 3 weeks I was still waiting to hear from a negotiator. So this morning when I called for my weekly update the service rep read me the notes on the file from the processor. She was asking for some updates, including an updated pre-approval letter from the buyer.  I looked at the date on the pre-ap...
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
You are here: Home / Buy Cupertino Homes / Cupertino school home Open today Cupertino school home Open today February 26, 2011 By admin Leave a Comment (Edit)   Cupertino homes Santa clara Cupertino schools have been a selling point for Silicon Valley Real Estate. In Cupertino home values up and out of reach for many home buyers. Some buyers have given up on hopes of owning a home in Cupertino and are renting property so their children can go to Cupertino School District. The buyers are unaware that a portion of Santa Clara bordering Cupertino called Maywood area does fall into the Cupertino School district and enrollement into Eisenhower Elementary, Hyde Middle, and Cupertino High. These neighborhoods vary from starter type and size home to larger homes. Since they do not fall within t...
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By Steve Mun, Silicon Valley Realtor
(Keller Williams Silicon Valley)
6.4 reasons why the sellers received added value service.  (Or $25,000 in cash.)       Click on photo for details. www.facebook.com/MiravalRivermark
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By Paul Caloca
(The Papas Group (DRE #01766524))
Dear For Sale By Owner: I picked up a flyer and, while reading it on your sidewalk, no less than SIX couples stopped by to see your home. All were disappointed. I was close enough to hear what was being said as they saw your closed door, the chair out front with flyers held down by a rock and a sign on your door saying to take a flyer and leave offers at the door -- none of the comments were positive. Two couples said they were considering making offers on the other two places being shown today just a few doors down form yours. It appears that not being there may have cost you an opportunity to sell today. I'm not sure, but it did look that way to me, a real estate professional. I hope you can make it up tomorrow. You may have no interest whatsoever, but loosing those buyers today may b...
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By Robert Lei, Sunnyvale Cupertino Santa Clara, Palo Alto Mountain View Saratoga Campbell
(Century 21 (SUNNYVALE, CA) - (408) 893-2410)
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