Santa Clara, CA Real Estate News

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
Question: My lender said that the offer of $360,000 on my house was too low because the realor hired by the bank to perform a BPO said it was worth $380,000. What is a BPO? Answer: A BPO stands for Broker's Price Opinion. When a lender wants to know the market value of a home for that moment in time they will often hire a realtor ( or a company who hires realtors) to give them their opinion of what the current market will bear for the property in question. This is not a full appraisal but there are certain parameters that must be followed by the realtor. In general the parameters are: 3 active listings and 3 recently sold comps that are: 1. Within 1 mile of an urban property, 2 miles of a suburban property,and 20 miles of a rural property 2. Within 20% of the gross living area and lot s...
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By Robert Lei, Sunnyvale Cupertino Santa Clara, Palo Alto Mountain View Saratoga Campbell
(Century 21 (SUNNYVALE, CA) - (408) 893-2410)
South Bay's Art of Home Show "THE Show About Your Home" at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, 95054 will take place this weekend Friday Jan 21- Sunday Jan 23, 2011 FREE PARKING HOURS are Friday: Noon - 7pm, Saturday: 10am - 7pm, Sunday: 10am - 5pm General Admission costs $10, online $7;  Seniors (65+) get in for $6, both at the door and online; Children 12 & Under are Free Active Military in uniform or per valid ID will receive one FREE admission, Wine Tasting Garden costs $10 additional. 
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
Santa Clara, CA Short Sale Seminar January 19 6 pm and January 22 10 am      Sunnyvale/Santa Clara/San Jose Short Sale-Foreclosure Prevention Seminar            at 19200 Stevens Creek Blvd #210 Cupertino, CA This seminar will cover the basics on foreclosure avoidance with Short sale. Grace Keng has helped dozens of home owners avoid foreclosure. She is certified Distressed Properties Expert. She is a guest speaker of Short Sale in Silicon Valley for Cupertino Chamber of Commerce. Topics to be covered: Pros and cons of Foreclosure and Short Sale Bankruptcy Deed-in-lieu 1099C's and forgiveness of debt Hafa, Fnma and Freddie Mac short sale rules Common misconceptions of Short Sales   Please contact us at 408 799-8887 or gracekeng1@gmail.com  If you can not wait for our next Seminar or unab...
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
A  little known sector of foreclosed homes of HomePath Homes, Fannie Mai REO homes.  There are 126 Fannie Mae owned properties in Santa Clara County which can be financed with a HomePath Mortgage which offer: · Low down payment and flexible terms · Qualification with less than perfect credit · Availability to both owners and investors · No mortgage insurance · No appraisal fees There are only a handful of Lenders can offer a HomePath mortgage.To view available homes in your area you may want to visit Fannie Mae's website: HomePath.comEven more exciting is for a limited time (until Dec 31 2010)  Fannie Mae is offering an incentive of 3.5% CLOSING COST ASSISTANCE to homebuyers who will live in this home.   Feel free to contact me with any questions. · Qualification with less than perfect ...
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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)
ALL CUPERTINO HIGH OPEN HOMES Sunday November 7 by Michelle Carr-Crowe, Your Homes in Cupertino Schools Expert It may be raining outside but there are many welcoming open houses to see in the Cupertino High area today, Sunday, November 7th. Many buyers looking for homes in Cupertino High mistakenly think that all of their Cupertino High homes choices must be in the city Cupertino. NOT! A more financially attractive option are homes in the special pocket of one zip code (95051) in Santa Clara with Cupertino schools, including Cupertino High. In fact,the LOWEST-PRICED single-family 3-bedroom home in Cupertino High is located at 3038 McKinley Drive, Santa Clara! It's only $575,000 - more than $100,000 LESS than the next highest home. Looking for a Cupertino High Home? Just Call 408-252-890...
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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)
What Is This Funny-Looking Thing? by Michelle Carr-Crowe, Your Luxury Homes in Top Schools Specialist What Is This Funny-Looking Thing?    No, it's not an alien message. No, it's not a pixelated photo of me. Yes, it is an actual Q-code. Please use your smart phone to scan it (just like taking a photo, but using free scanning software) and see what pops up. Hint: it is a home for sale in Santa Clara with Cupertino High!
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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)
Be Thankful Challenge-Day 1 Thank God! By Michelle Carr-Crowe, Your Lynbrook & Cupertino Schools Homes' Specialist I love the idea of spending each day in November being thankful for something-and blogging about it. I've been participating in the Pay It Forward challenge and have incorporated being thankful daily with that, too. Today, day one of the The Be Thankful Challenge!  I am thankful for Jesus Christ and my salvation. I am also thankful for Donna Foresters Post and Joni's Blog for passing on the information.
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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)
Friendly Reminder: Offers due by Noon, Wed. Nov. 3 for 3038 McKinley Santa Clara Cupertino High LOWEST $$ Single Family Home in Santa Clara with Cupertino High-API 891!  Eisenhower-API 916!      You Don´t have to be a Rocket Scientist (like the prior owner) to See ... Your GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY !!   3038 McKinley, Santa Clara with Cupertino High! $599K or Best Written Offer by Noon, Wed., Nov. 3rd! Golden Opportunity! LOWEST PRICED SFH in Santa Clara w/ CUPERTINO HIGH! Include Pre-Approval & Proof of Funds with Offer Santa Clara, CA Price: $599,000 Bedrooms: 3 Square Feet: 1240 Bathrooms: 2 Company: Michelle & the Get Re$ult$ Team of Judy Carr & Associates., Inc. Agent: Michelle Carr-Crowe Office: (408) 252-8900 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (408) 252-8900      end_of_the_sk...
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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)
Preparing Now for Halloween 2011 By Michelle Carr-Crowe Your San Jose Santa Clara Cupertino Schools Specialist After reading How I actually tricked myself this year (and boy do I feel like an idiot), and commenting that I considered (actually also halfway started) to attach business cards to the candy before handing it out, I  realized I should start preparing now for Halloween 2011. I thought about doing the same thing as Alex (stapling business cards to the candy before passing it out), then he went one better and used FREE return labels from the Humane Society. I know some of you will say it's silly and self-serving. However, I actually think it is considerate and an investment in relationships. Why? Well, while talking to a neighbor while trick-or-treating in Santa Clara, Calif. wit...
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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)
Halloween Open Homes! 3038 McKinley & 7090 Bollinger! Both $599 for Cupertino Schools! Free Treats & Lotto Tickets at 2 Happy Halloween Open Houses! 3038 McKinley, Santa Clara with CUPERTINO High - $599K!7090 Bollinger, San Jose with LYNBROOK High - $599K!   Open Sunday, Oct. 31st from 1:30-4:30   www.3038McKinley.com   www.7090Bollinger.com
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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)
All Open Homes Sunday October 31 Santa Clara Cupertino High-Free Treats & Lotto Tickets at 3038 McKinley by Michelle Carr-Crowe, Your Cupertino High Homes Specialist All Open Homes today, Sunday, October 31 in Santa Clara with Cupertino High are listed below. We are giving away *Free Treats* & *FREE Lotto Tickets* at 3038 McKinley Drive (off Woodhams, off Stevens Creek, near By Th Bucket Restaurant). See you there!   www.cupertinohighhomes.com       The page is loading... 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12   0.7 miles 0.7 miles © 2010 Microsoft Corporation © 2010 NAVTEQ © AND © 2010 Microsoft Corporation © 2010 NAVTEQ © AND 2D 3D Road Aerial Bird's eye Labels See this location in bird's eye view   Bing Maps 3D has finished updating 1 1     459 La Herran DRIVE MLS #: 8...
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Short Sale Santa Clara County News:  Short Sale Success needs SKILLS, LUCK which will goes beyond just a commission check.  We Santa Clara county realtors, not only help the Santa County buyers and sellers to buy and sell homes but also solve  real people with real problems. The short sale could be a win-win situation for the seller, buyer and seller's lender. When the seller . cannot afford to pay the mortgage, the short sale gives the seller one way out. The buyer can buy it  at the short sale home  price and the seller's lender can avoid the long process and high cost to maintain the empty property. I help one Santa Clara seller closed his short sale home about 3 months ago. When we  met the Starbucks Coffee house, he did not know what options he would have and none of the other Real...
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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)
Barefoot Café in Santa Clara, Calif. Turns 7 Today by Michelle C. Carr-Crowe and the Get Re$ult$ Team, Your San Jose Saratoga Lynbrook Homes & Cupertino Schools Experts The original Barefoot Café in Santa Clara, Calif. turns 7 today, October 23rd. Silicon Valley hipsters know it as a cool place to just “be yourself” and hang out. Or as their baristas say, “Welcome home.” By treating coffee as any other fine food item, they established relationships with local farms and growers with the idea of creating uniquely enjoyable and unusual taste sensations. (Names used to describe their beverages include dark chocolate, guava, maple syrup, mouth-gasm and screaming metal guitar.) Speaking of screaming metal guitars…if you enjoy experiencing emerging talent, be sure to stop by on Wednesday night...
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
    What is the current Santa Clara Ca Real Estate market? Let us compare from August 2009 to August 2010 we can see some interesting changes: 1). Home inventory has gone up from last year’s 113 to 188 this year but the numbers of sold homes has dropped to this August`s 48 from 32 last August. 2.) The average Santa Clara homes sales price is higher this year. This August’s sale price is $609,305 vs. last August’s $606,132. The median sale price of August 2010 is $616,000 which has increased from last August’s $615,000. 3.) Last August took average 68 days to sell a home but it took 26 days this year.  This real estate trend is the same as last month. In August of 2010 there were 66% more homes for sale but 33% less Santa Clara homes were sold. The average Santa Clara sales price increas...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
  Front View OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND SUNDAY September 12th 1:30-4:30 Are you looking for a home in an idyllic neighborhood with great schools, close to conveniences, and with plenty of recreational activities?   If so, the 3126 Ryan may be the home you have been waiting for. Here you will find 3 bedrooms including a master suite, 2 bathrooms, and separate family room, living room, and large eat-in kitchen plus a fully landscaped 6,000 square foot lot, attached 2 car garage, and a place to make wonderful memories.   There are hardwood floors in the living room and 3 bedrooms, pergo in the family room, a new kitchen counter and floors, new dishwasher, and fresh interior paint. The excellent Santa Clara Schools include Sutter Elementary, Buscher Middle, and Santa Clara High. (buyer to veri...
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
  Santa Clara CA Real Estate Trend View RSS feed close [x]   What is the current Santa Clara Ca Real Estate market? Let us compare from July 2009 to July 2010 we can see some interesting changes: 1). Home inventory has gone up from last year’s 145 to 180  this year but the numbers of sold homes has dropped to this July`s 41 from 56 last July. 2.) The average Santa Clara homes sales price is higher this year. This July’s sale price is $594,031 vs. last July’s $588,735. The median sale price of July 2010 is $550,000 which has decreased from last July’s $557,500. 3.) Last July took average 80 days to sell a home but it took 47 days this year.  This real estate trend is the same as last month. In July of 2010 there were 24% more homes for sale but 27% less Santa Clara homes were sold. The a...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Santa Clara Homeowners Friendly Reminder: Property Taxes are due today, April 10, 2010 to avoid late fees and penalties. by Michelle C. Carr-Crowe and the Get RE$ult$ Team Your Lynbrook & Cupertino Schools Experts Attention homeowners in San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Santa Clara, Campbell, Palo Alto and all throughout Santa Clara County: property taxes are due and must be paid TODAY to avoid late fees and penalties. You can either pay in person or online. If in person, it is due in by 5 pm today. If online, it must be fully processed before midnight tonight. Here is information from the Santa Clara County Assessor’s Office Frequently Asked Questions section regarding payment options for secured property taxes. http://www.sccgov.org/portal/site/tax/faq?faqSite=Tax%20Collector%20%28DEP%2...
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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)
First-Time Santa Clara Homebuyers Alert: Only 40 Days Left to Qualify for FREE Tax Credit by Michelle C. Carr-Crowe First-Time Santa Clara Homebuyers Alert: Urgent! There's only 40 days left to qualify for the U.S. Government's free tax credit of up to $8,000. I’ll make it brief and to the point: there are financially sound reasons to carefully consider buying in spring 2010. For example, 2010 is a good year to buy in San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Saratoga or Cupertino IF you meet both of the following criteria: 1) You plan to buy a property for less than $800,000 2) You have not owned a home in the last 3 years There are additional qualification requirements; to find out more details, send an email to info@michellejudycarr.com. FYI, there are additio...
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By Mayra Espinosa Realtor San Mateo Pacifica Homes, San Mateo County Real Estate | Buy | Sell | Invest
(Mayra Espinosa Broker- Realtor | Call 650-996-8961)
Santa Clara, California Week of February 28 to March 8, 2010 Active Single Family home Market Update Report February 28-March 8, 2010 in Santa Clara, California, here is the market upadate for Active single-family homes Map of Property currently active in Santa Clara California Summary Of Comparable Properties Single Family Residential   Address City Beds Bath DOM LOE SqFt $/SqFt Lot(SqFt) List Price Age Sale Price   ACTIVE                       Burdick Ln   Santa Clara   4   3|1  5     2,989   $377.38   3,484   $1,128,000   6       Wood Duck Ct   Santa Clara   4   3|0  6     2,494   $428.23   11,305   $1,068,000   49        Norwood   Santa Clara   4   2|1  14     2,104   $474.71   2,178   $998,800   3        Doyle Ci   Santa Clara   3   2|1  10     2,331   $426.86   3,484   $995,000   ...
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There will be a Nia demo at 4:00 pm.  Come join us!WHAT: FREE Health Fair - Day of Dance WHO: El Camino Hospital WHEN: Saturday, February 27, 2010 TIME: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm WHERE: Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054 It is a fun-filled event that motivates women to take action to improve their health and their families! The entire community is welcome to dance, celebrate your health and learn about cardiovascular disease. Join in the day for fun and wellness! Day of Dance will be filled with a variety of activities including dancing, screenings, lectures, a fitness fashion show, vendor booths to visit, prizes, giveaways and more! Dancing Various types of dance will be performed and taught to the audience. Everyone is encouraged to participate an...
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