Sunnyvale, CA Real Estate News

Open House Today: 1540 Nuthatch Lane Sunnyvale CA 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm 3 bedroom 2 bath Birdland Neighborhood   1540 Nuthatch Lane Sunnyvale CA, is a wonderful 3 bedroom 2 bath home listed for $839,000.00 in the Birdland Neighborhood.  Nuthatch Lane is South of Wolfe Road and West of El Camino and East of Homestead Road. This is a great location for easy access to many of the major employers in Silicon Valley.   Plus easy access to shopping in Sunnyvale and Cupertino.   1540 Nuthatch Lane Sunnyvale CA, has updated kitchen and baths, includes a family room.  The house is approximately 1528 sq ft on a generous 6000 sq ft lot   Includes a two car garage with laundry.  Storage Shed in side yard for extra storage Nuthatch Lane is a beautiful tree-lined street, stop by and see if this could be ...
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
 What is the current Sunnyvale 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 152 to 194 this year. But the numbers of sold homes has dropped this year to 46 from last year’s 63. 2.) The average Sunnyvale homes sales price is higher this year. This August’s sales price is $764,659 Vs last August`s $705,388. The median sales of August 2010 is $840,000 which has gone up from last August`s $755,000. 3.) Last August took average 77 days to sell a home but it took 33 days this year. This real estate trend is the same as last month.  In August of 2010 there were 27.6% more homes for sale, but 27% less Sunnyvale homes were sold. The average Sunnyvale sales price increased 8% and the Sun...
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
Most of buyers think the bank own homes will have a lot of rooms for buyer to negotiate but for the good value bank owned home with Cupertino schools with large building 1916 sf and 5 bedrooms 3 baths. It sole more then asking and a lot of more asking for 847,935 and sol for $932,000 and it was sold on March 4 and closed on April 2 this year. I put in an offer for my client, I knew it a good deals for that sized home even the condition need to be work on.  Listed 02/26/2010 Original: 02/26/2010 Sale: 03/04/2010 COE: 04/02/2010   List: $847,935 Original: $847,935 Sale: $932,000 If we look at the current on the market Bank Owned home 717 CAROLINA AV, Sunnyvale 94085 listed by Advisors Real Estate Group. This home located on the north side of town even it has the same 5 bedrooms but 2 bat...
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By Sophia Lin, Sunnyvale CA Real Estate Specialist
(Intero Real Estate Services)
If you like fresh, healthy and just plain taste good, than you'll be excited to know that Pinkberry is opening in Sunnyvale. What is different about Pinkberry Yogurt vs. other yogurts?  It is made with real nonfat yogurt and nonfat milk that is rBST hormone free!  The toppings, like the yogurt, is selected with the highest quality standards;  fresh fruit that is hand-cut daily, premium Belgian chocolate shavings, organic gummy bears with no high fructose corn syrup and much more. In honor of the grand opening of the new Sunnyvale location Pinkberrys will be offering free yogurt Saturday, September 25th........yay!
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By Sophia Lin, Sunnyvale CA Real Estate Specialist
(Intero Real Estate Services)
I am passionate when it comes to "no wasting", and preserving the environment.  We need to seek every opportunity to recycle. Composting is one more way we can recycle.  Compostings is simply turning your food such as over ripe fruits and veggies, old bread and leftovers into rich and nutrient soil amendment. Sunnyvale offers workshops on everything you need to know about starting a backyard composting pile.  For Sunnyvale residences, classes are held at the Heritage Building at 550 E. Remington Dr.  Next class is October 9, 2010 from 10am til 12noon. If you are not a Sunnyvale resident, check with your local garbage carrier to see what your options are.
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
Do you want to learn how to be smart buyer and seller? Come to Sept 25,2010 Saturday 12:30 to 4 PM with light refershment. You will learn buyer and seller tips and more about short sale. Sunnyvale senior center 550 E. Remington Dr, Sunnyvale, CA
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By Sophia Lin, Sunnyvale CA Real Estate Specialist
(Intero Real Estate Services)
For the past years the Baylands trails that run from East Palo Alto through San Jose has been compromised because of the fact that a 2.4 mile portion of the trail that goes  into Sunnyvale behind Moffett Field had been blocked off by bolted up gates.  After four years of collaboration among many different agencies local leaders are set to "cut the bolt", in order to provide a continuous pathway from East Palo Alto to San Jose! The "bolt cutting" ceremony will take place on September 20th starting at 10:30am - noon at the east gate on the Sunnyvale side of Moffett Field.
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By Sophia Lin, Sunnyvale CA Real Estate Specialist
(Intero Real Estate Services)
  In today's market does homeownership still make sense........."heck yah"!!  These are the days we've all wished for in the past: •1.       Low interest rates •2.       Tons of inventory                                                               •3.       Great bargains Granted in a perfect world, we wouldn't have a challenged economy, but guess what, we don't live in a perfect world!  So we have to deal with the good, bad and ugly and work with what we have.  If one could think outside the box, and don't always go with the flow, and understand that everything in life has a risk factor and be willing to take a little of that risk (nothing ventured, nothing gained) than many doors will open.  Who knows, the next door open may be to you new home!
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By Sophia Lin, Sunnyvale CA Real Estate Specialist
(Intero Real Estate Services)
While there are many entertaining things to do in Sunnyvale, here is a list of 3 just to name a few. Lace Museum Sale- a semi annual fundraiser which takes place on September 10-11 from 9:30-4 at the Lace Museum, 552 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale.  One can find beautiful lace edged handekercheifs, bedspreads, table runners and much much more! Evening of Cultural Arts - Grammy-nominated fingerstyle guitarist Alex de Grassi, will perform live to Yasujiro Ozu's 1934 silent film, A Story of Floating Weeds. Sept. 11, 8 p.m.  Location: Sunnyvale Community Center Theatre, 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale Senior Center - The center offers a variety of services and activities, billiards room, fitness center, table games, trips, classes and lunches every weekday. For details, contact the ce...
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By Sophia Lin, Sunnyvale CA Real Estate Specialist
(Intero Real Estate Services)
Long before Sunnyvale was known as "Silicon Valley", it was populated with orchards and farms.  Naturally canning was one of the first industries to find its way to the Santa Clara Valley. Libby's Cannery had opened in 1906 and was at that time the largest employer in the area.  The factory closed in 1981 and was demolished in 1985.  Today a water tower painted to resemble an old Libby's fruit can stands in the former factory location at 600 W California Ave. Recently on August 17, 2010 a reunion for the Cannery workers was held at the Sunnyvale Historical Museum.  More than 100 former employees turned out at this exciting gathering.  All celebrated a good time of reminiscing and visiting with long-time friends.
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By Sophia Lin, Sunnyvale CA Real Estate Specialist
(Intero Real Estate Services)
On August 18th, Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill held their "pre-grand opening" at their new location at:  108 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA (corner of El Camino & Sunnyvale-Saratoga).  They raised $3,305 that evening and donated it all to the Sunnyvale Community Services. Sunnyvale Community Services is a nonprofit agency that provides emergency financial assistance to low income families and seniors. Thank you to Rubio's for your generous support!
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
    What is the current Sunnyvale 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 171 to 178 this year. But the numbers of sold homes has dropped this year to 66 from last year's 69. 2.) The average Sunnyvale homes sales price is higher this year. This July's sales price is $806,859 Vs last July`s $784,661. The median sales of July 2010 is $797,000 which has gone up from last July`s $790,000. 3.) Last July took average 41 days to sell a home but it took 54 days this year. This real estate trend is the same as last month.  In July of 2010 there were 4% more homes for sale, but 4% less Sunnyvale homes were sold. The average Sunnyvale sales price increased 2.7% and the Sunnyvale median p...
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A couple of weeks ago I blogged about Jazz and Beyond, Saturday Night on Murphy Street in Sunnyvale CA http://siliconvalleyrealestate-blog.com/local/California/Sunnyvale/Downtown but I had not actually fully participated yet.  I gained some tips I wanted to share from last Saturday night from experiencing the whole Jazz & Beyond event. We go out to dinner almost every Saturday night on Murphy St in Sunnyvale, CA.  We get dinner and then have a glass of wine and listen to the jazz.  However we had not sat at one of the tables on Murphy St and ordered food via our phone and enjoyed dinner outside. One of the reasons is that the tables filll up really fast and we also felt that it was something we wanted to do with another couple. So last Saturday night we met up with another couple and ga...
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By Tom McEvoy, MBA, SRES / Broker Associate / Realtor
(RE/MAX Gold Santa Clara Valley)
Here are the highlights of July's transactions and market comments for Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Your comments and questions are always welcome. If you see something in your neighborhood that you are curious about or have a question, please don't hesitate to share with us. You may leave comments here, or contact me through my website.> Market Overview -- It's been over a year since we called the bottom of the real estate market in Santa Clara County -- March-April 2009. Since then we've seen a general improvement in market conditions and this remains more apparent in Santa Clara County than San Mateo County. Closings of single family residences (SFR) in Santa Clara County decreased to 1,008 from 1,084 last month and was down 18.2% from the same month a year ago. San Mateo Coun...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors is hosting a great event on September 25th, 2010 from 12:30-4pm.  Located at the Sunnyvale Senior Center 550 East Remington Drive, Sunnyvale. (California).  FREE If you would like to learn more about the smart way to achieve the American Dream of home ownership, this is for you! This event will cover things topics like: How to Be a Smart Buyer from 12:30-1:15pm How to Be A Smart Seller from 1:30-2:15 Myths and Misconceptions About Distressed Properties from 2:30-4pm. For more information, contact SILVAR directly at 408-200-0100 or rmeily@silvar.org    
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Come join me at my Open House: 1005 HELEN AVENUE,#3, Sunnyvale CA 94086 Saturday from 1:30 to 4:30 pm New Price of $475,000 for this lovely three bedroom (one bedroom is a loft) and two bath townhome in Sunnyvale CA.  1005 Helen Ave #3 Sunnyvale CA has a remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.   1005 Helen has over 1500 sq ft of living space, a two car garage and parking for guests. Plus low HOA's. 1005 Helen Ave #3 Sunnyvale CA 94086 is walking distance to several restaurants; you have your choice of seafood, BBQ, Thai, Japanese, plus several other options.  You can also walk to grocery stores and pharmacies.  You have your choice of several name brand coffee shops in the area plus local coffee and tea places for you to try.  Sunken Gardens Golf and ...
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Saturday Night, Enjoy Live Jazz and try a New place to eat on Murphy Street in Sunnyvale CA We often go to Murphy Street in Downtown Sunnyvale CA for dinner. Last Saturday night we encountered "Jazz & Beyond" after we had already eaten.  However, this Saturday night we are going to go back and take advantage of the opportunity to sit at a table on Murphy Street in front of the Jazz band and order from ANY restaurant on Murphy Street.  No compromises!  I can eat Mexican and he can eat Thai or whatever else looks good when we sit down.  We have invited a couple of friends to go along.  We can all eat together but order from any restaurant, plus enjoy a bottle of wine together.  I think this is such great concept.  So often you get in a rut and keep going to the same place or you want to t...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
I was at Toys R Us last week...  And no, not for me, but my son.  :)  And as I was loading a new sand box for him, I heard several birds chirping, but they were not local birds to our area.  We have sparrows, mocking birds, crows, robins, seagulls...  But not this type of chirp.  I felt like I was in the pet store.  I turned to look, and there were 10-15 birds flying, swooping, playing...   as if they have always done this. So I am unsure what type of birds these are?  Do you??? One last picture. So they were flying all around this area of Sunnyvale CA.  Kind of fun!  
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About The Cupertino Union School District Area of Sunnyvale by Michelle C. Carr-Crowe and the Get Re$ult$ Team, Your San Jose Saratoga Lynbrook & Cupertino Schools Experts The Cupertino Union School District is a neighborhood generally comprised of homes located (not surprisingly) within the Cupertino Union School District.  The Cupertino Union School Distrct includes homes in West San Jose in zip code 95129 and Saratoga zip code 95070, whose residents are blessed to attend Lynbrook High School; Cupertino in zip code 95014 whose students attend either Cupertino High or Monta Vista; and Sunnyvale and Santa Clara homes whose students attend Cupertino High, Fremont or Homestead High. Generally referred to by locals as "Cupertino Schools" there are actually two separate districts: Cupertino...
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By Carla Dimond, (Silicon Valley)
(CATARRA)
I have wanted to write about downtown Sunnyvale CA for a long time but keep putting it off.  The reason? I don't know when the mall renovation will be complete and cannot seem to find any great answers. However, I do keep hearing lots of rumors about what is or is not happening with the mall.   With or without a new mall, the downtown Sunnyvale area is a great lifestyle neighborhood.  You have a farmer's market at the Caltrain Station on Saturday. The Caltrain station is at the end of Historical Murphy Street with it's great restaurants and shops.  You have apartments, houses and condos all within walking distance of Murphy Street and Caltrain.  Downtown Sunnyvale is also less expensive compared to some of the other downtown Silicon Valley neighborhoods.   A great new addition to the ar...
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