Santa Clara County, CA Real Estate News

By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Escaped controlled burn in Santa Cruz Mountains was on retired fire chief's property (mercurynews.com)When an ex-Fire Chief has a controlled burn on their property and next thing you know, 476 firefighters are now fighting over 148 acres and is only 35% contained.  From the San Jose Mercury News:"On Friday, the retired Cal Fire battalion chief battled one on his own property, when a controlled burn by Cal Fire on his family’s ranch to reduce fire risk in the Santa Cruz Mountains jumped containment lines.“We wanted to do right,” he said late Saturday. “My family has been here since the 1800s. We feel as though we’re good stewards of the land. The overall goal was to improve the environment.”Even though more than a dozen Cal Fire firefighters were supervising the burn, sudden gusts of win...
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
EAGLE RIDGE BINGO: OCTOBER 26TH FROM 5:00 – 7:00 PM Join us for Bingo and be a WINNER!Remember to bring your own chair and a clipboard. We provide the Bingo cards and markers.Cost: One pack of eight games for $10Two packs of eight games for $20Extra Blackout game cards for $5 eachThis will be our last outside game at the Pool Clubhouse this year. NOTE: We will play indoors on November 30th. There will be no Bingo in December. If you plan to play, please RSVP by October 24th to Linda Clark at lac1024.lc@gmail.com 
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!PLEASE SLOW DOWN AND WATCH FOR THE TRICKOR TREATERS ! LET’S HAVE A SAFE SEASON !UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:OCTOBER 23 : HARVEST EVENT FOR FAMILIES @ ER POOL CLUBHOUSE & PATIOOCTOBER 23 : OKTOBERFEST (ADULTS ONLY) @ ER POOL CLUBSHOUSE & PATIO OCTOBER 26 : BINGO AT THE POOL CLUBHOUSE, STARTING AT 5PMNOVEMBER 6 : CARS & COFFEE @ POOL CLUBHOUSE PARKING LOT STARTING AT 9 AMNOVEMBER 12 : LADIES NIGHT OUT @ NOAH’S BAR AND BISTRO, MORGAN HILL FROM 6PM TO 8PM (APPETIZER’S WILL BE PROVIDED)DECEMEBER : HOLIDAY JINGLE EVENT.DECEMBER 31 : NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AT THE GOLF COURSE CLUBHOUSETHE EVENT WILL INCLUDE A LIVE DJSAVE THE DATE! Space will be limited & tickets will go on sale in the fall. This event will be open to both Eagle Ridge residents as well as non-residents.Mark your ca...
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By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
Greetings Homeowners, Harvest Fest Saturday October 23 Eagle Ridge Pool Clubhouse & Patio Residents Only  Family Activities 10:30am – Noon Trick-or-Treat Parade * Games * Costume Contest * Pumpkin Patch  Oktoberfest Adults Only 6:00 – 8:00pm Food & Drinks * Photobooth * $10 souvenir glass * Volunteers needed * email → family@eagleridgehoa.us * RSVP for Oktoberfest by October 15 to family@eagleridgehoa.us 
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Body Burn  If you’re looking for a great overall fitness class join Dolores Grissom Tuesdays and Thursdays @9am. All ages & levels welcome, go at your own pace! Dolores is teaching outside at Troon Park but will be moving indoors to the Pool Clubhouse as weather dictates, likely by end of October. Please join the Body Burn email class list for most current updates. Current schedule: Tuesday October 12, 9:00-10:00am Thursday October 14, 9:00-10:00am Tuesday October 19, 9:00-10:00am Thursday October 21, 9:00-10:00am Tuesday October 26, 9:00-10:00am Thursday October 28, 9:00-10:00am Tuesday November 2, 9:00-10:00am Thursday November 4, 9:00-10:00am Tuesday November 9, 9:00-10:00am Thursday November 11, 9:00-10:00am Tuesday November 16, 9:00-10:00am Thursday November 18, 9:00-10:00am  Pleas...
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
The Eagle Ridge HOA is sponsoring two events this year-- one for kids and one for adults: Greetings Homeowners, Harvest Fest Saturday October 23 Eagle Ridge Pool Clubhouse & Patio Residents Only  Family Activities 10:30am – Noon Trick-or-Treat Parade * Games * Costume Contest * Pumpkin Patch  Oktoberfest Adults Only 6:00 – 8:00pm Food & Drinks * Photobooth * $10 souvenir glass   * Volunteers needed * email → family@eagleridgehoa.us *  RSVP for Oktoberfest by October 15 to family@eagleridgehoa.us
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
We serve Santa Clara County and provide probate real estate services.   What that means is we list homes in probate, trusts, and conservatorships.  We do not, despite many requests to do so, represent buyers on the properties we list or any other probate homes. We focus on representing sellers exclusively.  Probate Real Estate Services vs Probate Legal ServicesWe received a call last week from a person who said “I watched your video on Conservatorships and have a few questions. My name is [blank] and my number is xxx-xxx-xxxx.”  We know the Internet is where most people go to look for answers. We also know from experience that many people who call or request a consultation have missed a few facts from our website, NeedProbateHelp.com in terms of what we do - the service we provide.When ...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
After 64 years, the successor trustee for the original owners SOLD their single-story family home.  Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, Kathleen Daniels, had explicit instructions, among them, no open house. The title to the home was held in the family trust. With the death of the trustee, their mother, the successor trustee knew she needed help from a real estate agent with experience, not only working with a successor trustee selling homes but experience working with people who had lived in the home their entire life.  Kathleen Daniels is a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist and certified in Professional Fiduciary Management for Trustees. Two family members highly recommended Kathleen to the seller of this home because they had first-hand experience with the service she pr...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
The August 2021 Santa Clara County probate homes sales activity report is published. The data consists of properties sold in probate and homes sold by successor trustees. There were no conservatorship sales in the month of August. 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.  Let us look at a snapshot of the August 2021 data as of September 1, 2021. Four (4) homes for sale Four (4) homes under contract Seven (7) homes sold The highest price home sold: single-family home in Saratoga, 95070. List price $4,295,000. Final Sale price $4,325...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
The July 2021 Santa Clara County probate homes sales activity report is published. The data consists of properties sold in probate and homes sold by successor trustees. There were no conservatorship sales in the month of July. 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.  Let us look at a snapshot of the July 2021 data as of August 1, 2021. Five (5) homes for sale Eight (8) homes under contract Eight (8) homes sold The highest price home sold: single-family home in San Jose, 95136. List price $1,280,000. Final Sale price $1,280,000.  T...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
The June 2021 Santa Clara County probate homes sales activity report is published. The data consists of properties sold in probate and homes sold by successor trustees. There were no conservatorship sales in the month of June. 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.  Let us look at a snapshot of the June 2021 data as of July 1, 2021. Five (5) homes for sale Nine (9) homes under contract Four (4) homes sold The highest price home sold: single-family home in San Jose, 95128. List price $1,498,000. Final Sale price $1,665,000.  The l...
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Vine to Wine event Sept. 12The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley will host the inaugural Vine to Wine event 1pm to 4pm Sept. 12 in honor in California Wine Month. The event at MOHI Social in downtown Morgan Hill bring an afternoon of award-winning wine tastings from 21 vineyards throughout the valley, small bit tastings from local restaurants, and live entertainment from the Lavender Fields Band. “Our Santa Clara Valley AVA begins its harvest season in September,” said Stacy Giannini, Director of Marketing for Wineries of Santa Clara Valley. “We decided to create an event for wine lovers to come out and meet our winemakers who will be on site pouring and to sample the small bites being provided by local chefs that will be wine friendly. Vine to Wine, which describes the life cycle of the g...
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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)
The West San Jose real estate market with homes in the Lynbrook High Homes area with Cupertino Schools remains strong. Rates are again at historic lows this week. Even with "back to school" and continued challenges with COVID-19, sellers and buyers continue to act decisively. While more properties are on the market, inventory remains low, which is usual for this desirable neighborhood.Curious to know your-or any-home's value in the market right now? Just Call 408-252-8900 for a Free and Private Confidential Consultation. Thanks for reading "San Jose Lynbrook High Homes Update 8/25/21".
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                         Sam Shueh                      Silicon Valley, CaOur governor has about 1 year left with his term.  Prior he was the mayor of San Francisco City.It has brought to my attention that there are several 1,000s candidates interested to be elected as new governor. Candidate: Angelyn Party She has huge pictures of herself on the billboards all over prior to the election. No, not hanging in Las Vegas. Right in Los Angles area. Here is her WebsiteAngelyne4governor. '  No,  her name is not Rona Tama Goldberg anymore. She says she is Poland holocaust decendant.  Just assume to buy a poster hang on the wall pay her $100 by Paypal.  She ran for Hollywood City Council in 2002 and governor of California recall gathered 2,536 votes, finished 28th. She probably will be more popu...
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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)
FREE Furniture! First Come, First Served! 1394 Heckman Way, San Jose, Calif. 95129First Come, First ServedPick up at 1394 Heckman Way, San Jose, CA 95129 between W. Walbrook & McKellar off Johnson by Lynbrook High1 Square wooden end table in fair condition 2 matching wooden 6 drawer dressers in fair condition (kids put stickers on sides)2 coordinating neutral cabinets in fair condition 1 drawer piece needs to be re-attached1 Wooden cabinet for garage/storage in fair conditionAnything not picked up by Sun., July 25 will be hauled away on Mon., 7/26.Thank you & God bless you for reading "FREE Furniture! First Come, First Served! 1394 Heckman, SJ".
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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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