Sunnyvale, CA Real Estate News

By Sophia Lin, Sunnyvale CA Real Estate Specialist
(Intero Real Estate Services)
Coming to Downtown Sunnyvale this Wednesday evening will be the band group called "Sage" Beginning their musical quest in 1969, SAGE started their journey, never taking the typical path, staying true to the mission of playing good R&B, funk and soul.  From the early 70's to its present form. SAGE has maintained the 8-piece member format for that big, full sound they like to deliver at live performances.        c - u- there!
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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)
Sunnyvale Fogging to Suppress West Nile Virus Mosquitoes Completed The Santa Clara County Vector Control District (SCCVCD) fogging operations in the City of Sunnyvale were successfully completed at 3:00 a.m. on Friday, July 08.   The fogging area included areas of the city of Sunnyvale, and was generally bordered by Evelyn Avenue on the north, South Grape Avenue, Lime Drive and South Mary Avenue on the west, South Wolfe Road on the east, and Cascade Drive on the south.  Please refer to the map of the fogging zone or call the district for more specific information on the treatment boundaries.   Post-fogging mosquito traps will be placed to evaluate the effectiveness of the fogging and determine the presence or absence of West Nile virus.  Samples will be collected over the weekend and an...
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By Tony Lacy Thompson, The Mortgage Guy for Sunnyvale & Cupertino
(Arcus Lending)
Well folks, they finally pulled down the old California Buffect building on the corner of Sunnyvale-Saratoga andRemington. The place closed a couple of years ago and word was that Rite-Aid was going to build a pharmacy there. With Walgreen, Safeway, CVS and Target that's just what we need! Well, not so fast. Although Rite-Aid did get approval on their plans, they have not yet submitted any building permits to construct a new building as of yet.     Apparently it was the property owner that applied for the demolition to remove the building due to maintenance and liability concerns. And now there's an "Available" sign up, so frankly, who knows what's going to happen there. Watch this space. With my contacts at City Hall, you'll see it first here.
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By Sophia Lin, Sunnyvale CA Real Estate Specialist
(Intero Real Estate Services)
If you enjoy great music, fantastic variety of food, fun shopping booths, then don't miss the Wednesday evening Summer Concerts in Downtown Sunnyvale! Tonight "Night Fever" will be playing at the Summer Series, they are a versatile, high- energy party band, specializing in dance music of all genres. This award-winning group of musicians is renowned for getting hips shaking, feet moving, fists pumping, and most of all, keeping that booty movin!! If you can't make it this evening, here is the schedule for the next couple of Wednesdays;  Upcoming Wednesday Night Performances   July:    6th - The Groove Kings            13th - Sage            20th - Busta-Grove!            27th - Joe Bagale  Aug:    3rd - Entourage Band            10th - Take 2             7th - Tortilla Soup            24t...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
I was driving through Sunnyvale, CA the other day.  Well, Sunnyvale/Cupertino/Saratoga/Los Altos seem to all be right next to each other...  So saying I was driving through Sunnyvale is like a normal occurrence. So here I was, driving through Sunnyvale.  I had just left Pep Boys since I was going to change my oil later, and I love to do it myself. I passed buy this park...  With a pond...  And a fountain...  So, um...  I think they used a bit tooooo much dye in the pnd water, since this fountain was blowing up a shad of blue/green as if it were cheering on the San Jose Sharks. The dye makes the water one uniform look, prevents crap from growing, etc...  I just thought it looked kinda funny. Happy Sunday to all!   -Chris Alston  
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
Monday, Fourth of July 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Washington Park 840 W. Washington Ave. All members of the public are invited to the 2011 State of the City Celebration! Join your fellow residents as we celebrate the accomplishments of community members and enjoy sunny Fourth of July weather in one of Sunnyvale's wonderful public parks.The event features the Mayor's State of the City Address, Community Awards presentations, music from The Peninsulaires Barbershop Harmony Chorus and Magnolia Jazz Band, children's activities and a BBQ lunch for only $5.    I hope to see you there!!   :) chris
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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)
About West Valley Cupertino School District West Valley Cupertino School District By Michelle Carr-Crowe, ABR, ACRE, ALHS, CDPE, SRES West Valley Cupertino School District is named for the appealing areas of Sunnyvale in zip code 94087 and Cupertino in zip code 95014, whose majority of residents attend Cupertino High School, with most of them also attending West Valley Elementary, part of the award-winning Cupertino Union School District. Other especially appealing schools in this neighborhood include Stocklmeir Elementary and Cupertino Middle School, as well as Fremont High School. Cupertino High is a distinguished part of the Award-Winning Fremont Union High School District, and is notable for attaining the highest point increase in API test scores - a 39-point gain, bringing their AP...
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By Francis Rolland, - Since 1985
(Coldwell Banker)
Following up on a few of my last blogs on the surrounding Cities, what happened in Sunnyvale in the past 3 or 4 years?A picture is worth a thousand words. Here is the graph of average prices since 2006, both for houses, and for the group "townhouses and condominiums". Click to see larger In Sunnyvale it turns out that values as an average are still down about 11% from 2006 for houses, and about -15% for class 2 - condominiums.These are averages, for the whole town of Sunnyvale, and a study of specific neighborhoods to see how they fared through the crisis is called for: not all areas went up or down in the same manner. I am thinking that the areas that have good schools probably did better, as is usual in other Cities.As far as the price per square foot, here is the evolution, for house...
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By Robert Lei, Sunnyvale Cupertino Santa Clara, Palo Alto Mountain View Saratoga Campbell
(Century 21 (SUNNYVALE, CA) - (408) 893-2410)
The Floorplans of the New DR Horton Townhomes in Sunnyvale are as follows:Residence 1:1338 sqft3 bedrooms / 2.5 bathroomsPriced from $509,9902 stories2 car garageResidence 2:1494 sqft3 bedrooms / 3.5 bathroomsPriced from $529,9903 stories2 car garageResidence 3:1691 sqft3 bedrooms / 3.5 bathroomsPriced from $559,9903 stories2 car garage
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
Yup!  It is that time again...  Time for the Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival.  June 4th and 5th, 2011.  The event will start at 11am each day and end at 6pm. There will be local artists, great wine, good food and of course, live entertainment! Saturday June 4th 11-12pm         "Highwater Blues Band" 12:30-1:30pm "The Hot Rods" 2-3pm            "The Rayburn Brothers" 3:30-4pm       "Redhouse Blues Band" 5-6pm            "Groove Kings" Sunday June 5th 11am-12pm     "The RBXPRESS band 12:30-1:30pm  "The Mystic Pilots 2-3pm             "The Peelers" 3:30-4:30pm   "The Mo-Fo's 5-6pm             "The Department of Rock" Here is a map of the event in Sunnyvale. Hope to see you there!  Rain or shine, the show will go on this year!
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By Tony Lacy Thompson, The Mortgage Guy for Sunnyvale & Cupertino
(Arcus Lending)
If you're looking for a home for sale in Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale should be near the top of your list. According to the Financial Times "American Cities of the Future 2011/2012" report published in the newspaper's fDi Magazine, Sunnyvale - ranked as a small city with population between 100,000 and 250,000 - was named the top small city for economic potential. Now of course those of us that live here know this already, with companies like Yahoo, Network Appliance, Maxim, Lockheed Martin and Juniper Networks being well-established, and Nokia recently consolidating all their Bay Area employees in the new downtown office buildings. Still, it's nice to get some recognition don't you think? Sunnyvale was also named second in the human resources category and fifth in quality of life. And one ...
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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 April 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 at www.thomasmcevoy.com .> General Market Observations and Comments -- Closings increased a bit more in April than in March, indicating continued strength in the various real estate markets in Silicon Valley. Inventory, or the number of homes available for sale (supply) has increased but it continues to grow at a slower rate than the average of the past ten years.Demand continues...
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By Tony Lacy Thompson, The Mortgage Guy for Sunnyvale & Cupertino
(Arcus Lending)
If your home is anything like mine, you have animals - and I'm not talking about the children! If you need a veterinary clinic in Sunnyvale then look no further than Serra Veterinary Hospital next to the Post Office on Fremont Ave. We have 5 cats and one dog, and I think they've all been in for something or other! Poor little Tiffany just left us for the big cat-scratcher in the sky, 2 days short of her 18th birthday. She was shipped out here from the UK as a kitten. On the left here is Max taking 40 winks. Looks sweet doesn't he? Well he's a real fighter and tends to get wounded, which then gets infected. Yuk. He's been to Dr Natt 3 or 4 times I believe. Oliver the orange cat is a real hisser and scratcher. We think he's bipolar as he will just turn on you for no reason. But he adds so...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
Today I got a call from the listing agent on a Sunnyvale Short Sale where my buyer is waiting patiently. The agent said that the file went into HAFA limbo. A new wrinkle in short sale submission is HAFA elegibility testing.  When a short sale is submitted many banks are automatically sending the file for HAFA review, to see if the owner qualifies. the problem is that too often either the buyer does not qualify and you have lost 6-8 weeks waiting for a reply.  In this case the file just got lost in the HAFA department but the point here is that the banks are doing this automatically. The seller has to specifically ask to be taken out of the program when you submit the short sale package or it will go into auto review.  Since up to this point less than 10,000 HAFA short sales have been ap...
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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 March 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 -- Closings turned up sharply in March, indicating much stronger markets in Silicon Valley. Additionally, the amount of homes available for sale (supply) has increased as it usually does in the last winter, early spring. However, what's different is that the rate of increase is lower than the average over the last ten years. Demand conti...
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By Sophia Lin, Sunnyvale CA Real Estate Specialist
(Intero Real Estate Services)
Check out this nice size sweet plump juicy perfect (no pesticides) strawberry I got to sample for "free"  at the Sunnyvale Farmer's Market (me like-em free).  Besides the strawberry I got to sample "to die for" dried apricots, different variety of crunchy sweet/sour apple slices, and an array of flavored nuts!  Besides all the freebies I was able to purchase my favorite fresh produce (also pesticide free) for the week!  Yummo, what a fun filled day with lot's o' sunshine, scrumpdillyuptious samples and some much needed exercise......think I'll do it again next week;)
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By Tom McEvoy, MBA, SRES / Broker Associate / Realtor
(RE/MAX Gold Santa Clara Valley)
Here are the highlights of February transactions and market comments 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.> Market Overview -- The decrease in the amount of closed sales in both counties continues, an indicator of slowing markets. Closings of single family residences (SFR) in Santa Clara County decreased slightly from last month to 632 at match the level of the same month a year ago. For San Mateo County, SFR closings were 221, down from 234 last month and down from 230 from th...
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By First Priority Financial, Mortgage Loans
(First Priority Financial)
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By Grace Keng, CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887
(Keller Williams Realty Cupertino)
Happy Valentine's Day! Today I went to Trader's Joe. Many custmers purchased beautiful roses and candies to their love Valentines. They are lucky because they have some one to give a Valentine gift! Wish your love is in full bloom just like those flowers!The The above photo is credited to http://www.freedigitalphotos.net and the video from MrJohnnyNK of www.youtube.com
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By Tom McEvoy, MBA, SRES / Broker Associate / Realtor
(RE/MAX Gold Santa Clara Valley)
Here are the highlights of January transactions and market comments 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. > Market Overview -- The last several months has seen a continual decrease in the amount of sales in both counties, an indicator of slowing markets and something we see each year as we enter the holiday and winter season. Closings of single family residences (SFR) in Santa Clara County decreased from last month to 640 from 951 but was 7.9% higher than the same month a year ...
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