Sunnyvale, CA Real Estate News

By Robert Lei, Sunnyvale Cupertino Santa Clara, Palo Alto Mountain View Saratoga Campbell
(Century 21 (SUNNYVALE, CA) - (408) 893-2410)
If elementary school ranking is important to you, then be extra careful of school boundaries in western Sunnyvale because the top elementary schools (Cherry Chase, Cumberland, and Ellis) all happen to border the worst performing elementary school (Vargas). The most critical boundary is the dividing line between Cherry Chase (the top performing elementary school with 2009 API = 943) and Vargas (the worst performing with 2009 API = 729). West of Mary Ave, the homes south of El Camino are in Cherry Chase while the homes north of El Camino are in Vargas Elementary. The 2nd most critical boundary is between Cumberland (the 2nd best school, API 879) and Vargas. In this case, the homes southeast of the corner formed by Mary Avenue & Washington Avenue are in the desirable Cumberland Elementary...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Sunnyvale residential lots and land are in the heart of Silicon Valley and some of the most affordable parcels in the area.  If you’re looking for a home or development site in Sunnyvale, we can help. Here are this week’s Sunnyvale residential lots and land for sale as of September 6, 2012.  Click on a property’s Listing Price to view its MLS listing, request additional information, or to schedule a site visit.   Location Listing Price Acres Notes 1098 Lilly Ave $1,160,000 0.30 Note 1                                Note 1: Potential for lot split to 2 SFR’s   Note: If link is no longer active, property has been sold or taken off the market.  Please click Contact Us to request updated information. Lot sizes are approximate and use of the land is subject to local government regulation 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)
How Did Great Britain and the American Colonists Lose 12 Days in 1752? by Michelle Carr-Crowe, Silicon Valley guide and Cupertino real estate agent selling homes in San Jose While keeping track of time may seem simple, people had to make some hard decisions to coordinate calendars and time several hundred years ago. Known as Calendar Adjustment Day, today marks the 260th anniversary of the event. To make things more complicated, most European countries adjusted their calendars 170 years earlier back in 1582. The change was needed to coordinate current calendars to match the Gregorian calendar. Great Britain and its colonies, including the American ones, didn't make the move until 1752. Great Britain and all of its colonies, iincluding the Americas, finally jumped 12 days in 1752. What w...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Sunnyvale residential lots and land are in the heart of Silicon Valley and some of the most affordable parcels in the area.  If you’re looking for a home or development site in Sunnyvale, we can help. Here are this week’s Sunnyvale residential lots and land for sale as of August 23, 2012.  Click on a property’s Listing Price to view its MLS listing, request additional information, or to schedule a site visit.   Location Listing Price Acres Notes 1098 Lilly Ave $1,160,000 0.30 Note 1   1.    Potential for lot split to 2 SFR’s   Check back next week for updates or subscribe to this ePublication. Lot sizes are approximate and use of the land is subject to local government regulation and approval. Are you an active real estate investoralways looking for great opportunities?  Click on Contac...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Sunnyvale residential lots and land are in the heart of Silicon Valley and some of the most affordable parcels in the area.  If you’re looking for a home or development site in Sunnyvale, we can help. Here are this week’s Sunnyvale residential lots and land for sale as of August 17, 2012.  Click on a property’s Listing Price to view its MLS listing, request additional information, or to schedule a site visit.   Location Listing Price Acres Notes 1098 Lilly Ave $1,160,000 0.30 Note 1   1.    Potential for lot split to 2 SFR’s   Check back next week for updates or subscribe to this ePublication. Lot sizes are approximate and use of the land is subject to local government regulation and approval. Are you an active real estate investoralways looking for great opportunities?  Click on Contac...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Sunnyvale residential lots and land are in the heart of Silicon Valley and some of the most affordable parcels in the area.  If you’re looking for a home or development site in Sunnyvale, we can help. Here are this week’s Sunnyvale residential lots and land for sale as of August 9, 2012.  Click on a property’s Listing Price to view its MLS listing, request additional information, or to schedule a site visit.   Location Listing Price Acres Notes 1098 Lilly Ave $1,160,000 0.30 Note 1   1.    Potential for lot split to 2 SFR’s   Check back next week for updates or subscribe to this ePublication. Lot sizes are approximate and use of the land is subject to local government regulation and approval. Are you an active real estate investoralways looking for great opportunities?  Click on Contact...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Sunnyvale residential lots and land are in the heart of Silicon Valley and some of the most affordable parcels in the area.  If you’re looking for a home or development site in Sunnyvale, we can help. Here are this week’s Sunnyvale residential lots and land for sale as of August 2, 2012.  Click on a property’s Listing Price to view its MLS listing, request additional information, or to schedule a site visit.   Location Listing Price Acres Notes 1098 Lilly Ave $1,160,000 0.30 Note 1   1.    Potential for lot split to 2 SFR’s Check back next week for updates or subscribe to this ePublication. Lot sizes are approximate and use of the land is subject to local government regulation and approval. Are you an active real estate investoralways looking for great opportunities?  Click on Contact U...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Sunnyvale residential lots and land are in the heart of Silicon Valley and some of the most affordable parcels in the area.  If you’re looking for a home or development site in Sunnyvale, we can help. Here are this week’s Sunnyvale residential lots and land for sale as of July 26, 2012.  Click on a property’s Listing Price to view its MLS listing, request additional information, or to schedule a site visit.   Location Listing Price Acres Notes 585 Old San Francisco Rd $1,950,000 0.28 Note 1 1098 Lilly Ave $1,160,000 0.30 Note 2   1.     Entitlements in place for 6 townhomes 2.    Potential for lot split to 2 SFR’s   Check back next week for updates or subscribe to this ePublication. Lot sizes are approximate and use of the land is subject to local government regulation and approval. Are...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
  In Sunnyvale from Jan 1, 2012 until June 30, 2012 there were: 58 closed short sales 32 closed bank owned homes Total sales during this time period were 447 Total % Short Sales: 12.9% Total % REO Sales: 7.1% Total Percentage  Sunnyvale Distressed Properties: 20% 20% of all Sunnyvale sales being distressed is enough to still have some effect on the overall market. However, as inventory is still so low unless these homes are truly physically distressed, which is more common with bank owned homes at this level, it probably will not have a long lived effect. It is interesting to see there are almost twice as many short sales as bank owned sales. If you have any questions about short sales or foreclosures in Santa Clara County please feel free to contact me. Marcy Moyer Keller Williams Rea...
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By Tom McEvoy, MBA, SRES / Broker Associate / Realtor
(RE/MAX Gold Santa Clara Valley)
Here are my observations of the most recent June transactions for Santa Clara County real estate and San Mateo County real estate. 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. If you have questions or a comment, please leave them here, or feel free to contact me through my website or send me an email. General Market Observations and Comments -- The amount of homes (single family and condos and townhouses) available for sale continue at low levels continuing the pattern started at the beginning of the year. Normally, inventory levels start their climb in early spring and peak by mid-year but not this time. Most areas in both counties have the characteristics...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
In 2007 the Sunnyvale market was very competitive for buyers, especially for homes in the Cupertino School District. Many homes were getting multiple offers (like today) and nerves were often frayed (like today). I was working with a very nice couple who were looking for a single family home with Cupertino schools. They made several offers before one of their offers was finally accepted.  One house came on the market in the Birdland neighborhood and the agent said we could submit an offer right away and she would present it to the seller. So my buyers wrote a very good offer which was submitted on a Friday evening, but the agent said she could not get a hold of her clients and would get back to me. There was an open house on Saturday and my clients went to the open house but did not tel...
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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)
Open Th., 6/21 til 12:30 1030 Chula Vista TerraceSunnyvale, CA 94086 0inShare 0   New LOW Price! $485,000 Townhouse 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Half Bathroom Interior: 1,189 sqft Lot: 725 sqft Request More Information Schedule Showing Email to Friends and Family Print Flyer     Overview Photo Gallery Map & Street View Features Description Local Schools Neighborhood Walkability Nearby Homes Virtual Tour Even More Info Property Updates Facebook Updates Open House Dates Upcoming Open House Events Text Sunnyvale to (408) 868-5685 for more info. Come & See Why Sunnyvale’s is in Kiplinger's Top 10 Places to Raise a Family in the U.S.!* Plus Guess the Correct Sale Price of This Home & You Can Win a Getaway Vacation!* 3 Close...
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By Robert Lei, Sunnyvale Cupertino Santa Clara, Palo Alto Mountain View Saratoga Campbell
(Century 21 (SUNNYVALE, CA) - (408) 893-2410)
  1. Read my other blogs to learn more about 37 Degrees North.  Are they in your price range? Will you want upgrades?  Is your preferred floor plan in your price range? (Note: I can help you get something to help you out.)2. If interested, let me know. As stated, if you walk in and register all alone and the SELLER'S agent gets you to sign, you will lose your right to have a BUYER'S agent like me on YOUR side. (I ccan help protect your interests and get some incentive.) 3. We pick a time when we can go in together.  We have to do it BEFORE the Reservation Drawing & Priority Registration event this upcoming Saturday, June 23, 2012.  Robert Lei (408) 893-2410
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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)
1 of 5 Great Reasons to Consider Buying 1030 Chula Vista in Sunnyvale Calif. 94086 (First in a five-part series) by Michelle Carr-Crowe Every home in Silicon Valley possesses at least some of the following attractive features, from price to schools and privacy to commute access. When considering single-family, townhome and condo Sunnyvale, Calif. homes for sale, it's important for buyers to clearly identify their "must-have" requirements to ensure making the right home buying choice. This five-part series shares five compelling reasons for Silicon Valley home buyers to consider buying the Casa Blanca Townhome at 1030 Chula Vista in Sunnyvale Calif., zip code 94086. 1) Quiet Neighborhood Peace is not easy to find in many good commute locations. Often the trade-off for an easy commute 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)
Chill out with Cool Water at Father's Day open house 1030 Chula Vista, Sunnyvale Relax at serene Casablanca TH. Chill with cool filtered water and check out this Quiet Private End Unit Featuring E-Z Commute, Homestead High at 1030 Chula Vista In Sunnyvale bordering Mountain View 2 br., 2.5 ba. Open Sat., Sun., 1:30-4:30 Just Call 408-252-8900
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By Tom McEvoy, MBA, SRES / Broker Associate / Realtor
(RE/MAX Gold Santa Clara Valley)
Here are my observations of the most recent May transactions for Santa Clara County real estate and San Mateo County real estate. 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. If you have questions or a comment, please leave them here, or feel free to contact me through my website.   General Market Observations and Comments -- The amount of homes (single family and condos and townhouses) available for sale continue at lower levels continuing the pattern of most of the year thus far. Normally, inventory levels start their climb in early spring and peak by mid-year but not this time. Since there have been a good amount of buyer demand, this condition has set u...
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
FIRST TIME BUYER TIPS The Silicon Valley home buyers have a lot of opportunities in today's market. You can buy a single family home, condo, townhouse, REO home, Short sale home or duplex. Here are a few smart steps to save you time and money: 1. Start by ordering a credit report - Make sure your credit history is as clean as possible. Taking time to fix any issues you found in report. The better your score the less your loan payment will be. 2. Get professional help - Look for an experienced real estate professional who will have your interests at his/her top priority. You work with a professional who will help you with strategies the search to beginning and supporting you throughout the transaction. 3. Get Pre approved by a lender - Look for a lender who can approve of your loan amoun...
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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)
You're Invited to Open House at Quiet, Convenient, Pet-Friendly 1030 Chula Vista, Sunnyvale, on Sun., from 1:30-4:30...and a Chance to WIN a Vacation Getaway!*  Here's a fun way to test your market knowledge: Just guess the correct sale price for 1030 Chula Vista Terrace in Sunnyvale and you could win a Vacation Getaway. It's so simple! The three closest guesses WILL win. Just visit the open house on Sunday, write down your best guess and best way to contact you (email, phone #). I'll let you know who the 3 winners are once it closes. And did you know Kiplinger's rated Sunnyvale one of the Top 10 Best Places to Raise a Family in the U.S.? Come by and see for yourself.  Desirable END UNIT Cathedral Ceilings New Stainless Appliances Private Patio for Outdoor Dining Mature Landscaping E-Z ...
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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)
Looking for an E-Z Commute LifeStyle? Visit our Open House 1:30-4:30 at 1030 Chula Vista, Sunnyvale 94086 Just Call 408-252-8900! Come See Why Sunnyvale is one of Kiplinger's TOP 10 Places in the U.S. to Raise a Family!* Private END UNIT in QUIET Complex! E-Z Living in Convenient Sunnyvale! Great Floor Plan Features 2 SPACIOUS Master Suites PLUS Guest Bath & Inside Laundry! Award-Winning Cupertino Schools-Homestead High! Open Sat. & Sun., 1:30-4:30! New Stainless Steel Appl. in Kit.! E-Z Care Laminate Floors Down, New Carpet Up, New Paint Thruout! 1 Assigned Carport Plus LOTS of Open Parking! $348 HOA includes Garbage & EQ Ins. E-Z Access to 85, 101 & 237 plus Central Expway and CalTrain & Light Rail Stations! See why Kiplinger’s Personal Finance rates Sunnyvale in its Top 10 Places to ...
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