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)
7 Surprising Anniversaries of Historical Events That Happened May 16 By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley real estate guide selling homes in San Jose What do these seven events have in common? All share an important newsworthy anniversary today, May 16, 2014.   For those of you who’ve read my www.ActiveRain.com/Results blog, you know one of the pastimes I enjoy is learning new facts and interesting pieces of history. Sometimes I come across intriguing stories while reading our local San Jose Mercury News. Today’s collection of facts was found at Wikipedia. While these interesting items capture my curiosity, they have nothing to do with the real estate business of helping families buy and sell Silicon Valley, Calif. homes in San Jose, Palo Alto and Cupertino. I find learning just adds ...
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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)
8 Noteworthy News Items of Important Historical Events on May 14 By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley real estate guide selling homes in San Jose What do Smallpox, the U.S. Constitution and a 5-year-old mother have in common? All share an important newsworthy anniversary today, May 14, 2014. If you’ve read my www.ActiveRain.com/Resultsblog, you know one of the pastimes I enjoy is learning new facts and interesting pieces of history. Today’s collection came from Wikipedia.   Though interesting, these fascinating facts have nothing to do with the real estate business of helping families buy and sell Silicon Valley, Calif. homes in San Jose, Palo Alto and Cupertino. I just find learning new facts fun. What 8 news items were noteworthy on May 14?   ·         1607 – Jamestown, Virginia is ...
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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)
April 28 is Yom Hashoah, National Holocaust Remembrance Day By REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah in Hebrew) officially was first observed in 1953. The date marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Monday, April 28th, is Yom Hashoah, National Holocaust Remembrance Day. Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah is the full Hebrew name of the day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust. The literal translation is the "Day of (remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism." If you, like me, are in favor of ensuring such a tragedy never again occurs, please visit the following Facebook page of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) and click LIKE to pledge “NEVER AGAIN.” Although 6,000,000 deaths are attributed to the Holocaust, shockingly, there still are people...
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By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans in Santa Clara California and 100% financing on VA Loans - the best loan program and loan payment in the country! Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today. Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program: - Zero Down Payment, 100% financing. - No monthly mortgage insurance. - Easier credit qualifying compared to other types of mortgage loans. - VA Mortgage Rates are low compared to other types of home loans.   Here's how to qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in Santa Clara California: First of all, you must verify your eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Santa Clara California VA ...
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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)
Relocating to Silicon Valley? Search Santa Clara, CA Homes for Sale By Cupertino REALTOR® Michelle Carr-Crowe “How can I search for Santa Clara, Calif. homes for sale long distance?” a new relocation home buyer recently asked. This Silicon Valley homebuyer wants to research homes long-distance, then plans to visit here to preview and purchase a home within the Santa Clara County area.   After completing a telephone consultation and researching the market segment this home buyer is interested in and can afford, an automatic search was set up to alert the home buyer whenever any home in their criteria came on the market, went under contract or came back to the market. This is an easy way to begin researching the hot Silicon Valley market. Unlike many other U.S. markets, homes for sale in ...
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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)
Coming Soon Santa Clara Home for Rent on Quiet Street Available April  by real estate agent Michelle Carr-Crowe Are you or someone you care about looking for a home for rent this spring? Coming soon, we have a lovely Santa Clara home for rent on a quiet street. The home is set to be available in April, 2014. Located on a quiet, this 3 bedroom home featured an oversized master suite (the size of 2 regular bedrooms), plus 2 other bedrooms. Search Homes in Santa Clara County and beyond for FREE!   Download my free APP direct at http://app.kw.com/KW2CD60JE Or from Apple iTunes or Google PlayStore, choose KW, then enter KW2CD60JE.   Happy Silicon Valley home searching and feel free to pass this on to friends and family. I look forward to speaking with you again soon. Remember … when you and ...
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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)
Coming Soon! Gorgeous Granite & Cherry Kit. on HUGE Lot in Santa Clara by Michelle Carr-Crowe Coming Soon! Spacious 3 Br Home with Separate Family & Living Rooms on ~10K Lot! Warm and welcoming 3 bedroom home features a floor plan designed for entertaining! Gorgeous New Granite, Cherry & Stainless Steel Kitchen opens onto large family dining. This attractive home is located on a quiet street in desirable Santa Clara within easy walking distance of schools plus easy access to commute to San Tomas, Lawrence, 280 & more. If this sounds appealing to you, Just Call 408-252-8900. Looking for homes for sale or rent in Santa Clara, San Jose, Cupertino, Palo Alto or anywhere in Silicon Valley? Use my FREE new KW Home Search App to Search All Homes in Santa Clara County and beyond fr FREE! Downlo...
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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)
Please Help Catch a Thief in Santa Clara-Report If You Know This Woman by REALTOR(R) Michelle Carr-Crowe Silicon Valley and Santa Clara County residents, please help catch this female theif in Santa Clara, Calif. From the Santa Clara Police Department: On 1/14/14, at about 4:00 pm, a package was taken from the front porch of a residence in the 1900 block of Hillebrant Place, Santa Clara (see image above of alleged female above). Anyone with information, please call Sergeant MacFarlane at (408) 615-4816 and reference case number 14-529.Thanks for looking at this photo and reading about "Please Help Catch a Thief in Santa Clara-Report If You Know This Woman".
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
South Bay Home & Garden Show in Santa Clara on January 10-12, 2014The South Bay Home & Garden Show is at the Santa Clara Convention Center on January 10, 11, 12, 2014. Friday from 10:00am - 6:00pm Saturday from 10:00am - 6:00pm Sunday from 10:00am - 5:00pm  This is a great place to find inspiration for home improvement projects. Admission and Parking are Free! The Santa Clara County Convention Center is located at 5001 Great American Parkway, Santa Clara, CA.   
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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)
8 Exceptional Events That Happened on January 8 By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley real estate guide selling homes in San Jose Do you enjoy 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. These events for today’s blog post are primarily from Wikipedia. While these interesting items are intriguing, they have nothing to do with my real estate business of helping people buy and sell homes in San Jose, Cupertino and Palo Alto, they just add fun and fascination to life. 8 Exceptional Events That Happened on January 8 1675 - The New York Fishing Company became the first corporation chartered in the United States.   1790 - President George Washington delivered the first State of the Union ad...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
  If you are going to sell an older home in Santa Clara which has really ugly counters you may be in a quandary about whether to leave them the way the are, or replace them so the house does not look so bad. Since so many of our older homes are being purchased as tear downs, or at a minimum for major remodel you may wonder if it is worth spending the money if the house and or kitchen are going to be demolished anyway.  I actually think that unless your home is red tagged by the city and unsafe to enter, it is a good idea to make it look livable, and as welcoming as possible when you are selling a home in Santa Clara.  The reason is simple. While it is true that many older and especially smaller homes in Santa Clara are sold and totally remodeled or even demolished, it is not true for al...
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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)
Live Santa Clara Nativity=Unforgettable Christmas Experience Dec. 5-9 by Santa Clara REALTOR® Michelle Carr-Crowe Experiencing a living nativity story translates into an unforgettable Christmas experience December 5-9, 2013 at First Baptist Church, located at 3111 Benton Street (between Pomeroy and Kiely) in Santa Clara, Calif.  Santa Clara First Baptist Church in Santa Clara, Calif. invites everyone in Santa Clara County to join them on a journey to the Biblical city of Bethlehem. From the stern Roman guards to the tax clerks registering citizens to the crèche scene with Joseph, Mary and Jesus, attendees experience what it feels like to be a part of world history and witness the events that led up to the birth of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Every 30 minutes, participants observe Joseph a...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
I know what you are thinking, I am going to wait till after the first of the year or the spring to sell my Santa Clara home. It would be stupid to list a home during the holidays, no one does that. Or no one is looking for a home during the holidays. I need to respectfully disagree with those sentiments. I believe December is a great month to sell a home in Santa Clara, especially right after Christmas. Here are the reasons I think selling  a Santa Clara home on Dec 26th this year is a great idea. 1. The inventory has never been lower. As of today there are only 51 homes for sale in Santa Clara. A buyer's market doesn't even happen until there are over 100 homes for sale. List this month and you will have no compettion. 2. There are many people who are planning on moving to Santa Clar w...
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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 Veterans Day Service 3pm Nov. 11 Central Park, Santa Clara, CA” By REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe The City of Santa Clara and the United Veterans Society of Santa Clara County invite the public to a Veterans Day Service on Mon., Nov. 11, 2013. As always, the annual service is at 3:00 pm. The service will be held at the Veterans Memorial at Central Park in Santa Clara, Calif. Central Park is located on Kiely Boulevard between Homestead and Benton. Looking to make a donation to honor Santa Clara veterans and support the Veterans Memorial? Consider purchasing a Santa Clara Veterans Memorial medallions ($10), or one of the Memorial Brick Pavers ($125). Order forms are available online. Read about America’s oldest living veteran, 107-year-old Richard Overton, and what’s responsibl...
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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)
Early Voting Information in Santa Clara County, Calif. by real estate agent Michelle Carr Crowe By now, voters should have received their voting booklets in the mail. Need (or want) to vote prior to November 5, 2013? Be sure to complete the early voting form in the voting booklet and be sure it is post-dated before the cut-off date. As the government is back on the clock, it's more important than ever to ensure everyone's votes are counted. Also, be sure to check where this year's polling station is located-several areas have had polling station changes this year.  
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
As a Santa Clara Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Santa Clara?" The answer is simple: Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. There are currently 43 single family Santa Clara homes for sale, up from 40 last week. There are currently 44 Santa Clara town homes/condos for sale, up from 41 last week. There are currently 56 pending sales of Santa Clara single family homes, down from 66 last week. There are currently 42 pending sales of Santa Clara town homes/Condos, up from 41 last week. In Sept of 2013 there were 46 single family Santa Clara homes sold, 5 less than in Aug, ranging in price from $505,000 to $1,183,000. These prices are a little lower than in Aug., on the highest price home, but that is because there were no new homes sold.   In Sept of 2013 the...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
As a Santa Clara Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Santa Clara?" The answer is simple: Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. There are currently 40 single family Santa Clara homes for sale, up from 36 last week. There are currently 41 Santa Clara town homes/condos for sale, up from 38 last week. There are currently 66 pending sales of Santa Clara single family homes, up from 64 last week. There are currently 41 pending sales of Santa Clara town homes/Condos, down from 45 last week. In Sept of 2013 there were 46 single family Santa Clara homes sold, 5 less than in Aug, ranging in price from $505,000 to $1,183,000. These prices are a little lower than in Aug., on the highest price home, but that is because there were no new homes sold.   In Sept of 2013 the...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
As a Santa Clara Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Santa Clara?" The answer is simple: Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. There are currently 36 single family Santa Clara homes for sale, up from 45 last week. There are currently 38 Santa Clara town homes/condos for sale, down from 41 last week. There are currently 64 pending sales of Santa Clara single family homes, up from 62 last week. There are currently 45 pending sales of Santa Clara town homes/Condos, up from 40 last week. In Sept of 2013 there were 46 single family Santa Clara homes sold, 5 less than in Aug, ranging in price from $505,000 to $1,183,000. These prices are a little lower than in Aug., on the highest price home, but that is because there were no new homes sold.   In Sept of 2013 the...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
I am currently getting a Santa Clara Probate sale ready for market. However, for a variety of reasons the Personal Representative has decided to let the Santa Clara Probate Process finish up before putting the home on the market. As a result, she has now inherited the home outright and so the rules have changed some. This means that she can now do repairs on the house without putting the Santa Clara estate in jeopardy of increased liability. The previous owner was almost 100 years old when he died and there is a lot of differed maintenance.  Both bathrooms were completely filled with dry rot, besides being old, ugly, and dirty. She made the decision that it was worth having the termite company come in and get rid of the dry rot, replace the fixtures, and re tile the bath rooms before s...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
As a Santa Clara Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Santa Clara?" The answer is simple: Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. There are currently 45 single family Santa Clara homes for sale, up from 42 last week. There are currently 41 Santa Clara town homes/condos for sale, the same as last week. There are currently 62 pending sales of Santa Clara single family homes, down from 66 last week. There are currently 40 pending sales of Santa Clara town homes/Condos, down from 43 last week. In Aug of 2013 there were 51 single family Santa Clara homes sold, 10 less than in July, ranging in price from $525,000 to $1,500,000. The lowest priced home is $115,000 higher than the lowest price in July, but the highest price home is about the same, and in the same new d...
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