Sunnyvale, CA Real Estate News

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
Sunnyvale Ca. Market Update 12-27-08   As of this morning here is the snapshot of the inventory of homes in Sunnyvale:     Single Family Homes:   130 Active listings 56 Pending Sales 4 homes sold in last 7 days   Condos/Town homes   76 Active Listings 20 Pending Sales 2 Closed sales in last 7 days   What does this mean? Right now the market in Single Family Homes is better than condos, as evidenced by a better ratio of active to pending listings.  Otherwise, there is not much we can garner from these numbers. There would normally not be too many closed sales at the end of the year because of the holidays. The inventory of both classes is shrinking, but that is to be expected as most sellers do not put their homes on the market at this time of year, preferring to wait until after the New...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
Sunnyvale, Ca. Market Update 12-18-08   As of Dec. 18th, (I know I am a day late), this is the snapshot of the Sunnyvale housing market.   Single Family Homes:   Active listings: 132 Pending Sales: 60 Closed in past week: 6   Condo/Town Homes:   Active listings: 83 Pending Sales: 20 Closed in past week: 1   Despite the large number of listings in both SFR and Condos, the market is not too bad. The ratio of active listings to pending sales is close to 4 to 1 for condos, not awful, and less than 3 to 1 for single family homes, which is not too bad. People are out there buying taking advantage of the low interest rates and the drop in prices in this wonderful city.   If you are interested in finding the final selling price of any home, anywhere, you can do it on my web site. Go to www.marc...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
  Single family homes: Active listings: 136 Pending Sales:  53 Closed in last 7 days: 1   Condo/Town homes   Active Listings:  81 Pending Sales:  21 Closed in last week:  0   What does this mean?  The market has a lot of inventory, so plenty of choices for buyers. However, the ratio of pending sales to active listings is not too bad, 1 to 4 for condos, and less than 1 to 3 for single family homes. These numbers are better than the ratios in Palo Alto. It is a very good example of how the lower end of the market is more active than the upper end, as jumbo loans are harder to get and a lot more expensive than conforming loans.   If you have any questions about the Sunnyvale market please feel free to contact me. I have lot's of experience and interest in this wonderful city.   Marcy Moyer...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
I have a wonderful client who just closed escrow on a new town home built by KB Homes in Sunnyvale and it is a beauty! This new town home complex is at the corner of Evelyn and Wolf which is less than a mile from the vibrant downtown Sunnyvale. The 3 bedroom 3 ½ bath town home has about 1600 square feet on 3 levels with gorgeous flooring, beautiful espresso color maple cabinets, and all the bells and whistles of a new home for a price in the mid $600,000 range.  There are many new developments to choose from in the bay area and I can help you find the one that is best for you. I just think that this is definitely a development worth checking out.  My client is delighted with his.
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By Tom McEvoy, MBA, SRES / Broker Associate / Realtor
(RE/MAX Gold Santa Clara Valley)
Here is an update to some of the events and on-going programs you might want to put on your calendar for December. Most of these are selections from Sunnyvale and Cupertino but other communities in Silicon Valley may be included (e.g., Mountain View, Santa Clara, Palo Alto).•December 1-6: California Theater Center presents – “The Elves and the Shoemaker”, 408-245-2978 or www.ctcinc.org •December 1: Board of Library Sunnyvale Trustee’s Meeting, 7pm•December 2, 9, 16: Sunnyvale City Council Meeting, 7pm•December 2: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Sunnyvale Public Library, 7pm•December 3, 10, 17: Kiwanis Club of Silicon Valley, 7:20am, 408-774-0609•December 3: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), monthly meeting, 1:30pm, 408-296-3805•December 3: Silicon Valley Toastmasters, 5pm•Dec...
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By David Blockhus, Los Altos Realtor and Silicon Valley Real Estate Pro
(Coldwell Banker - Downtown Los Altos Office)
It was such a beautiful morning that I decided to go on the Sunnyvale Broker's tour on my mountain bike.  You should have seen some of the reactions of my fellow Realtor's.  It was as if they had never seen someone on a bike before.  Anyway, outside of making one wrong turn, it was a great morning combining exercise and work. The first home I saw was 1582 Belleville Way, listed by Sharon Arnold of Coldwell Banker.  This was a beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom 2 bath home on a double lot just a half block from West Valley Elementary school.  It is listed at $1,198,800.  Unfortunately, the home backs up to highway 85, so it will be interesting to see where this one ends up. 1321 Pauline Drive is listed by Dave Clark of Coldwell Banker.  Unfortunately, this 3 bedroom 1 bath home didn't show ...
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
Sunnyvale Howl'oween Pet Parade & Faire Time: Sun, Oct 26th at 10am at Place: Bean Scene in downtown Sunnyvale186 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale, CA, 94086  This is the 1st Howl'oween Pet Parade & Faire. Bring your kids, pets to the Sunnyvale downtown. You and your family may wear the Halloween costume twice this year. See some of the zaniest pet and human costumes, enjoy the "American Pet Idol" talent contest, pet themed arts & crafts vendors, products & information all geared toward your favorite pet & more! Pet Parade on several downtown streets... Faire will be held at Plaza del Sol. The details will be at the downtown Sunnyvale evenet. Grace Keng, CRS, Silicon Valley, Northern California Real Estate Residential Specialist (408) 733-8887 Rated number #2 featured Cupertino Realtor on Act...
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By Sophia Lin, Sunnyvale CA Real Estate Specialist
(Intero Real Estate Services)
We all need to start somewhere, even if it seems like the simplist things.  Alot of people say they already know this, but when we dig deeper, how many people are really doing it?  Remember "every little bit helps" and the more people that do it makes it "alot of bit helps" •1.        Install low flow toilets, showers and faucets •2.       Install solar panels on roof to use the sun's energy to generate hot water •3.       Use "energy star" approved appliances •4.       Use eco friendly materials such as bamboo for flooring and non-toxic  paint for painting •5.       Plant a tree for shade to help cool your house in the summer •6.       Insulate attic and walls, don't forget to weather strip the doors & windows too •7.       Install a tankless water heater •8.       Install energy effic...
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
The weather of Sunnyvale is sunny and the land was great so it was the homeland of of cherry, plum, peach farms. The Libby cannery has a factory near downtown of Sunnyvale. The photo is credited to http://www.worldslargestthings.com/california/fruitcocktail.htm The Lockheed started a small office in 1956 then, now the company owns many commercial buildings. A street even name as Lockheed Way. As the era of semi conductors flourished. The AMD, Yahoo, and Broadcom all has the main office at Sunnyvale. Lately Sunnyvale downtown went through the major redevelopment work to convert a traditional old shopping center to become a living, working and entertaining center. This image is credited to http://www.sunnyvale.ca.gov/ Sunnyvale Resident Grace Keng from RE/MAX RES
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
It is interesting that I found out the home where I live now - Sunnyvale, California that home sold fast!even through it is slower compared with last year. Are you ready? I mean the market is totally changed. We heard about the real estate market is slow and it has changed from seller's market to buyer's market. I used the data from August 2007 to August 2008 Sunnyvale Single family home real estate as an example: 1). More homes inventory 22% more then last year. 2). Less homes closed: 10% less then last year. 3). Take longer: the date on market went from 20 days to 37 days which is 185% increase. 4). Median priced dropped from $925K to 850K. Even though this market sold the fast but the date on the market to sell grow 185%. The above information is extracted from the www.reil.com by Gr...
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
A lively place be in Saturday morning - that is South Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The framers' market is bustling from beginning to end with around 50 vendors, displaying, offering and sampling their freshest fruits and vegetables, From kettle popcorn, breads, handmade tortillas, French crepes,fresh fish, sausage, dips, olive oils, flowers, orchids to fresh cut flowers. There so many long time Sunnyvale residents are the Sunnyvale Farmers' market. I love to go the Farmers' market every now and then. This is one of my little niece's favourite place. Many discussion groups meet early in the morning at outside tables of one of the local coffee houses. A great location for people to wonder around or just watch what is going on the Saturday morning.
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By Tom McEvoy, MBA, SRES / Broker Associate / Realtor
(RE/MAX Gold Santa Clara Valley)
Here is an update to some of the events and on-going programs you might want to put on your calendar for September. Most of these are selections from Sunnyvale and Cupertino but other communities in Silicon Valley may be included (e.g., Mountain View, Santa Clara, Palo Alto). September 1: Labor Day September 3, 10, 17, 24: Kiwanis Club of Silicon Valley, 7:20am, 408-774-0609 September 3: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), monthly meeting, 1:30pm, 408-296-3805 September 3: Heritage Preservation Commission Meeting, 7pm September 4: SNAIL Neighborhood Association, monthly, 7pm September 5: Heritage District Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting, 7pm September 6, 13, 20, 27: Farmers Market, 510-745-7100 September 7, 14, 21, 28: Fair Oaks Toastmasters, 11:30am September 8: Bo...
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
Compare Sunnyvale to Top 10 Best Places   Sunnyvale is rated as #94 out of top 100 cities to live in United State of America. Sunnyvale used to be a sleepy orchard town. It was known for its endless and bountiful fruit orchards. Now Sunnyvale is an integral part of Silicon Valley, which is the center of Silicon Valley. Sunnyvale is home from the to defense companies Lockheed Martin, Honeywell and Northrop. It also hosted the tech companies AMD, Palm Inc., Broadcom and Yahoo headquartered here.   Sunnyvale has been consistently ranks as one of the safest cities in the U.S., and it's one of the few cities in the nation to have public safety officers trained as both firefighters and police officers. I love the one long block Murphy Street as the downtown. There are planty restaurants in d...
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
Plaza del Sol is a City Sunnyvale downtown park. It is located at 200 W. Evelyn Av. It is just one block away from the history disctrict of Murphy St. I like it because it is a precious open space in downtown Sunnyvale. After Saturday Farmer market in the morning I just like walk around the downtown to see any new restaurant, stores. I stop by this park also. sits on top of Mathilda Place's underground garage and hosts numerous outdoor gatherings and functions.  The Mathilda Place is a three buildings, 472,500 SF, office campus sitting on 2.25 acre in the Sunnyvale Town Center. The project was constructed in 2002 but large portions of the project remained vacant for a few years. The Mathilda Place sold to JP Morgan Asset Management 2007. The majority of the campus is still for rent aft...
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
Every Summer in downtown Sunnyvale the Chamber of Commerce of Sunnyvale support a series of the Music and Market Every Wednesday, 5-8:30pm. Free. Sunnyvale Farmers Market, South Murphy Avenue between Washington and Evelyn, Sunnyvale. 510.745.7100. August 20 th Manicato (Latin, reggae,rock) August 27 The Groove Kings (Classic rock & Soul) There is not only concert in the downtown. You can walk around to enjoy many food vendors like pop corn, crepe, BBQ I enjoy those concerts for most the relaxation. You bring your own chairs to sit at the Murrphy Street. Looking at the blue sky, eating good food, drinking, talking with friends, listening the music and watching others dancing in street. It is a great summer events for the whole family.There are only the last two concerts left for this yea...
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
http://knol.google.com/k/grace-keng/silicon-valley-ca/9j7tlcbowkw4/2#edit I found knol from the activerain and I create one for our area. I thought it is very cool. We can brand ourselves in any format with photos and links to make it more interesting. I even put on the www.twitter.com to notify the rest of the world. I am surprised that how easy to created a knol and learn this idea from the www.activerain.com.
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By Tom McEvoy, MBA, SRES / Broker Associate / Realtor
(RE/MAX Gold Santa Clara Valley)
Here is an update to some of the events and on-going programs you might want to put on your calendar for July. These are selections from Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Mountain View, Santa Clara and other communities in Silicon Valley. July 1: No City Council Meeting July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Kiwanis Club of Silicon Valley, 7:20am, 408-774-0609 July 2: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), monthly meeting, 1:30pm, 408-296-3805 July 2: Downtown Music and Market Series, The Hitman, 5-8pm, 408-516-7217 July 2: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), monthly meeting, 1:30pm, 408-296-3805 July 2: Heritage Preservation Commission Meeting, 7pm July 3: SNAIL Neighborhood Association, monthly, 7pm July 3-27: California Theatre Center presents – The Matchmaker, 408-733-6611 July 4: Fourth o...
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Sunnyvale Summer Music Series & Market: Last wednesday in June through August.  Murphy & Washington Avenues There will be many bands playing and plenty of food & shopping. Come out and enjoy the summer fun! 6/25 - T.Y.T. (r&b/funk/latin) 7/2 - The Hitmen 7/9 - Andre Thierry (zydeco) 7/16 - Sage (70's old school) 7/23 - Mama Pacho (classic rock) 7/30 - Dub FX (reggae) 8/6 - Double Funk Crunch (top 40/dance) 8/14 - Busta Groove (top 40/dance) 8/20 - Manicato (latin, reggae, rock) 8/27 - The Groove Kings (classic rock & soul) *Information subject to change without notice. Sunnyvale Realtor
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Beautifully redone downstairs end unit in Pebble Creek. This charming 1 bedroom 1 bath home features 763 sq. ft. of living space, new kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, Pergo floors, inside laundry, a new bathroom vanity & fixtures, a fenced patio, extra storage and plenty of parking. Clean Termite report no section 1 or 2. This is a turn key home The home will be open Sat. May 31st & Sunday June 1st from 1:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. Please come by and see this wonderful home. Address is 578 Ironwood Terrace, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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By Tom McEvoy, MBA, SRES / Broker Associate / Realtor
(RE/MAX Gold Santa Clara Valley)
  Here is an update to some of the events and on-going programs you might want to put on your calendar for June. These are selections from Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Mountain View, Santa Clara and other communities in Silicon Valley.   June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Fair Oaks Toastmasters, 11:30am, 408-251-2521 June 2: Sunnyvale Board of Library Trustees Meeting, 7:00pm June 3, 10, 24: Sunnyvale City Council Meeting, 7:00pm June 4, 11, 18, 25: Kiwanis Club of Silicon Valley, 7:20am, 408-774-0609 June 4: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), monthly meeting, 1:30pm, 408-296-3805 June 4: Heritage Preservation Commission Meeting, 7:00pm June 4, 11, 18, 25: Silicon Valley Toastmasters, 5:00pm, call 866-387-4086 June 5: SNAIL Neighborhood Association, monthly, 7:00pm June 6: Heritage District N...
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