Santa Clara County, CA Real Estate News

By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Can I Get a Jumbo Mortgage with an H-1B Visa? Right now, immigration is a hot topic in the United States.  Also right now, real estate is a hot market in the United States.  And also right now, at the intersection of these two, I field a lot of questions from those with H-1B visas who are looking to get a jumbo mortgage in order to buy or refinance a home.  Here are the three most common:  "Can I get a jumbo mortgage if I am on an H-1B visa?" "What are the requirements for getting a jumbo mortgage if I am on an H-1B?" "Are the terms any different for a visa holder compared to a US citizen?"  Let's look at the answers for each, but first delve into just a little bit of the technical definitions of both the H-1B visa and a jumbo mortgage. Citizenship Status and the H-1B In mortgage lendin...
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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)
Hurry to see and buy it now! HOT BUY with COOL Central Air Conditioning is Open Sa. ONLY, July 3rd from 1:30-4:30!Lovely & Updated 4 Br, 3 Ba, with Full 2 Master Suites + Studio*, all on a HUGE ~10K Lot! https://listings.realbird.com/tour/E2F3C3C5/587904/1-3/2270-Lindaire-Avenue-San-Jose-CA-95128Attractive Floor Plan with Charming Arches Connecting the Entertainment Rooms! Separate Living & Family Rooms + Formal Dining! Dramatic Black Granite Kitchen with Gas Range & All White Appliances with Convenient Granite Breakfast Bar Opens onto Family Room + Sunny Back Yard. Sellers Expanded & Added ~396-sf with Permits in ~2010 (Orig. 1740-sf 3 Br, 2 Ba). Separate Artist's Studio with Bath in Back has Unknown Permits (was there when Sellers bought the house). Hurry to See Now Before It's Gone! ...
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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)
There's still time to sign up for Senior Hour happening at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose at 9am on June 24, 2021.For Silicon Valley senior citizens, local attraction Happy Hollow Park and Zoo is once again offering a special "power hour" to enjoy the place before the children arrive.Previously known as "Senior Safari" it's now "Senior Hour" from 9 am to 10 am on the fourth Thursday of the month from May through October. Assuming no more COVID or a Zombie apocolypse that is. June Senior Hour Senior Hour, Happy Hollow’s 2021 Covid-modified stand-in for Senior Safari, saw many happy guests in May and is now back for June! Seniors 50+ can join us between 9 and 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 24, for an exclusive hour to enjoy Happy Hollow before the Park & Zoo opens to the general public....
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
10121 Torrance Ave San Jose, CA 95127 Charming 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom probate home for sale in the Alum Rock area of San Jose, listed by Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, Kathleen Daniels, Broker-Owner of NeedProbateHelp.  An extended driveway provides additional parking space. Gates on both sides of the home offer access to the side yards leading to the backyard. The single-car attached garage conveniently leads directly into the kitchen. The washer and dryer in the garage are included.   Tile Flooring in the Dining area. Two large dual pane windows provide plenty of natural light. Updated kitchen with tile flooring, granite countertop, tile backsplash, stainless steel dishwasher, microwave, sink, and hood over the stove. Convenient direct access to the kitchen from the att...
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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)
Just 455 days ago, Silicon Valley and much of the world went dark with the first mandatory "shelter in place" order, designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. With curfews, restrictions on gatherings, business closings and requirements for masks, gloves and sanitizers, the world resembled (and sometimes felt like) an apocolyptic horror movie. Now that the Nine-County Bay Area is re-opening on June 15, inquiring minds want answers.Here are links to Frequently Asked Questions and resources to help people make good choices moving forward as of June 15, 2021. While it's reported that more than half of all Californians age 12 and up are reportedly vaccinated, caution is still advised. Employees should be aware that California's Occupational Safety & Health Association will be releasing new wo...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
The May 2021 Santa Clara County probate homes sales activity report is published. The data consists of properties sold in probate and homes sold in trusts. There were no conservatorship sales in the month of November. This report is presented by Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, Kathleen Daniels, Broker-Owner of NeedProbateHelp which provides probate real estate services.   With the addition of a second probate judge, the cases are now starting to move through the court system at better than a snail’s pace.  The State reopening on June 15, 2021, may help as well. We will provide an update following the “The State of the Probate Court” Zoom meeting with both probate judges on Friday, June 18, 2021. Let us look at a snapshot of the May 2021 data as of June 1, 2021. Five (5) homes ...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
The April 2021 Santa Clara County probate homes sales activity report is published. The data consists of properties sold in probate and homes sold in trusts. There were no conservatorship sales in the month of November. This report is presented by Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, Kathleen Daniels, Broker-Owner of NeedProbateHelp which provides probate real estate services.   With the addition of a second probate judge, the cases are now starting to move through the court system at better than a snail’s pace, yet COVID-19 and state budget cuts continue to create hardship for many probate estates. Let us look at a snapshot of the April 2021 data as of May 1, 2021. Four (4) homes for sale Ten (10) homes under contract Three (3) homes sold  The highest price home sold: single-famil...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
It is a well-known fact that the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic and budget cuts increased the already backlogged Santa Clara County Probate Court.  Some say not enough is being done.  Yet, the court is doing all that it can to process more cases and catch up on the backlog.During a recent Zoom meeting the Probate Judges discussed: - The impact on the court since the Shelter in Place Order.- A second full-time probate judge added in 2021.- The pilot court process for Ex Parte Submission.- Other changes in the probate court.- Use of Microsoft Teams for hearings.- A "Drop Box" at the court to expedite the processing of files.  Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist Kathleen Daniels  May 3 -May 7, 2021, was an exceptionally busy week.  We provided attorney recommendations to four individuals who ...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
The March 2021 Santa Clara County probate homes sales activity report is published. The data consists of properties sold in probate and homes sold in trusts. There were no conservatorship sales in the month of November. This report is presented by Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, Kathleen Daniels, Broker-Owner of NeedProbateHelp which provides probate real estate services.   While cases are moving through the court, the increase in court backlog due to COVID-19 and state budget cuts is creating hardship for many probate estates. The Probate Court is acutely and painfully aware that there are significant backlogs. Let us look at a snapshot of the March 2021 data as of April 1, 2021. Four (4) homes for sale Eight (8) homes under contract Seven (7) homes sold The highest price hom...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
The February 2021 Santa Clara County probate homes sales activity report is published. The data consists of properties sold in probate and homes sold in trusts. There were no conservatorship sales in the month of November. This report is presented by Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, Kathleen Daniels, Broker-Owner of NeedProbateHelp which provides probate real estate services.   While cases are moving through the court, the increase in court backlog due to COVID-19 and state budget cuts is creating hardship for many probate estates. The Probate Court is acutely and painfully aware that there are significant backlogs. Let us look at a snapshot of the February 2021 data as of March 1, 2021. Three (3) homes for sale Eight (8) homes under contract Three (3) homes sold The highest pr...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                       Sam Shueh                                    San Jose, CA                                         (408) 425-1601                        SamShuehRealtor at Gmail.com For Sale:   Sierra Crest Development off Morpark and Bascom near City College and Valley Medical Center. Virtual Tour  MLS 81840945 Beautiful ground floor 2 br/2 bath (bldg 18) east facing condo in a highly desirable & convenient location just 1 mile from Santana Row and Valley Fair. Spacious living room with sliding glass door to access large private porch with a hardwood floor storage area. Walk-in closet in MBA. Granite counter and tile floor in all electric updated kitchen. Laundry inside home. Parking space included. Easy access to 17,280,880 and Valley Medical Hospital. siliconval...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                                         Sam Shueh                                                          BRG Realty                                                    San Jose, CA 2020 was the darkest year for many. With the lock-down in place order people were trying to stay safe and made adjustment on their life style. While we accept this virtue human interaction life style, this year we went to look at neighborhood chickens instead of egg hunting contest.  Many neighbors raised chickens for eggs and education for their children. Neighbor had green eggs raised by Polish hens. So green eggs and ham are very fresh. You do not find ham in one's backyard, but we did have ham, creamy macaroni, and broccoli for our family gathering on an Easter.________ SOURCE:     Shueh...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                                    Sam Shueh                                                    BRG Realty                                               Silicon Valley, CA When I first started working, one co-worker came before me told he did not know what happened to his savings. He earned $250,000.00 of life time wages and had just $250 saved up. I said quarter of a million dollars is a lot of money.Fast forward, I see some investors added an ADU or two wanted to call a 1900 Victorian, an eye soar fixer upper in a rental neighborhood claiming it has the same square footage as 3,000 sf home. It is entitled to ask $1.5M.There are many beautiful homes scattered in every state that buyer can pick and choose from. They all are charming asking for less.Some appear to look j...
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By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Asian American Support Goes Viral Often, getting the first words down are the hardest. "Writer's block."  But not this time.  So let me start by condemning the recent incident of gun violence against Asian Americans in Atlanta.  Let me take the opportunity to communicate to all Americans of all races that discrimination, in all forms, is wrong and will not be tolerated.  Not in my business, not in my community, not in the private confines of my home.   Specifically with violence against Asian Americans, statistics show an increase in verbal and physical assaults since the onset of COVID-19. So the next time you get a chance to talk about the pandemic --- anywhere with anyone --- don't call it, or allow it to be called, the China virus or the Wuhan flu.  Not because there isn't a kernel ...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                                         Sam Shueh                                                         BRG Realty                                                        San Jose, CAIt is just 3 weeks away from spring break week where college students from all over the country come to California relax, drink C2H5OH and smoke(over 21) have a good time time on the Pacific Ocean beach.  Mother nature has played games with us this year. We were getting some precipitation from North West. Wait?  Isn't that coming from Alaska direction?  Water is highly treasured here. Having just level-1 storm twice since last spring we will take all the rain we can get. What we got was not expected. The Alaska freezing air stirred up with moist cloud formed hail which started in the North...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
The January 2021 Santa Clara County probate homes sales activity report is published. The data consists of properties sold in probate and homes sold in trusts. There were no conservatorship sales in the month of November. This report is presented by Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, Kathleen Daniels, Broker-Owner of NeedProbateHelp which provides probate real estate services.   While cases are moving through the court, the increase in court backlog due to COVID-19 and state budget cuts is creating hardship for many probate estates. The Probate Court is acutely and painfully aware that there are significant backlogs. Let us look at a snapshot of the January 2021 data as of February 1, 2021. Four (4) homes for sale Eight (8) homes under contract Four (4) homes sold The highest pri...
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By Elizabeth Tucker, GRI, CNE, IMSD, Realtor ~ Silicon Valley
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
For 13+ years I have helped my clients across Santa Clara County!* I have expanded my area to Santa Cruz County, coastal and mountain properties are making more sense for many who have transitioned to working from home during COVID19. I I can help *you* get where you need to be*
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By Don Orason, "Helping You Make Good Real Estate Decisions"
(Silicon Valley Real Estate Team -Intero Real Estate Services)
We've streamlined and perfected the process of finding dream homes for our clients in Almaden Valley We know you want to spend less time looking at perhaps hundreds of homes for sale, looking all over. . .just to find that special place, allow our knowledge, experience and passion for Almaden Valley to guide you through the process of finding the right neighborhood that will fit your lifestyle. We strive in making it easier and have a direct path to help you find your dream home.   We are also your Trusted Resource for Almaden Valley Real Estate, offering complete solutions for buyers, from financing assistance to creating innovative marketing strategies for home sellers.     Check out the Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Report here!   We are your neighborhood specialists and we are r...
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By Don Orason, "Helping You Make Good Real Estate Decisions"
(Silicon Valley Real Estate Team -Intero Real Estate Services)
Locals know that Silver Creek Valley is a great place to raise a family.  The scenic Silver Creek Valley resides on a mountain ridge and is bordered by numerous oaks and environmentally protected areas thru the heart of the community while the hillsides, parks and golf courses have estates that can see all the way to San Francisco on a clear day.  There's is an abundance of open space, hiking trails and great schools.  Silver Creek value comes from its welcoming warm atmosphere, where neighbors participate enjoying various spectacular amenities enjoying a great convenient location. There are many upscale home styles and communities to choose from. All the great neighborhoods; Silver Creek Country Club (Gated community), Bel Aire Luxury Estates, The Ranch, Hillstone, The Meadowlands, Tus...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Our December 2020 Santa Clara County probate sales activity report is published. The data consists of properties sold in probate and homes sold in trusts. There were no conservatorship sales in the month of November. This report is presented by Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, Kathleen Daniels, Broker-Owner of NeedProbateHelp which provides probate real estate services.   While cases are moving through the court, the increase in court backlog due to COVID-19 and state budget cuts are creating hardship for many probate estates. The Probate Court is acutely and painfully aware that there are significant backlogs. Let us look at a snapshot of the December 2020 data as of January 1, 2021. Four (4) homes for sale Seven (7) homes under contract Four (4) homes sold The highest price h...
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