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Cycling tours in Morgan Hill and Gilroy, California - 12/31/10 06:43 PM
Cycling tours in Morgan Hill and Gilroy, California Here is another great route for cyclists in the Gilroy and Morgan Hill, California area. We biked 41 miles this morning in just three hours around Gilroy and Morgan Hill. As usual we left from Concept Cyclery on E. Dunn Avenue in Morgan Hill. This time we headed south on the east side of Morgan Hill and Gilroy then crossed over in San Martin to pick up a few minor hills on the west side of Morgan Hill. At one point we had a brown calf running along with us. Poor thing seemed (3 comments)
Cycling Tours in Morgan Hill - 12/27/10 06:07 PM
Cycling in Morgan Hill, California. Morgan Hill, California offers bikers some nice routes for all levels of cycling; from beginner to experience and from flat easy country roads to gentle to challenging climbs. We are training for a nice 100 mile ride in Palm Springs in February 2011 and decided to stick to the country roads without challenging climbs. This 36 mile route is good for beginners to intermediate bikers, fairly flat with only 584 feet of climbing.
We started this ride at Concept Cyclery, a great and beautiful state of the art bike shop specialized in Specialized cycling components (1 comments)
Kodak Moment - One last time - 12/17/10 10:21 PM
I love photography and have taken thousands throughout the years. My children's lives are well documented in print and photography; they are now proud owners of a collection of photo albums chronicling their lives. So, we I accepted this Kodak Moment Challenge I needed to think about which of the many great pictures was my Kodak Moment and decided it was this picture; my last photo of my Dad and Mom together; relaxed and happy.
In the early 1980s I moved to the USA with my husband to the intense sorrow of my parents. I have always been very (7 comments)
Mortgage Rates on the Rise - 12/15/10 11:24 PM
What can you do to protect your largest investment? Mortgage Rates are on the Rise Mortgage rates are continuing to rise. Just today the rates adjusted upward twice. If you have applied for a mortgage loan for the purchase of a property you may want to contact your mortgage broker/banker to discuss your options. Did you lock in the rate when you applied for the loan? Should you lock in now? When you don't know when your close of escrow date is it may be difficult to lock in the rate. If the property you intend to purchase is a short (3 comments)
Short sale homes - home buyer tips - 12/14/10 03:07 PM
What are short sale properties? On a recent home buyer tour with a client I discussed the property details of the home I was showing them and the short sale market here in Gilroy when my buyers asked me what a short sale was. I realized at that moment that many homeowners don't know what the concept "short sale" means even though I assumed the word was self-explanatory. A short sale means that a homeowner sells the home short of the amount (s)he owes on the mortgage. In other words: the value of the home is less than the debt on (4 comments)
Gilroy CA - Real Estate Market Update for Gilroy - 12/09/10 04:17 PM
Following is a real estate market update for November 2010 Distressed properties for sale, in escrow and sold is still relatively large in Gilroy. Even though the number of short sales in escrow is large at 124 the number closed last month is only 16. The number of bank owned properties in escrow is much lower at 39 yet 17 closed escrow last month. The Real Estate market in Gilroy is still recovering from the fallout of the sub-prime mortgage disaster. Many homeowners are victim of high risk mortgages which forced them to sell or abandon their properties resulting in a (2 comments)
Volunteer - If we ALL do a little we can accomplish a lot - 12/09/10 01:43 PM
Charities need our help this time of year - volunteer The generosity of all of us is apparent this time of year. Even in these economic times when the number of people in need seem to be growing and the number of people donating is dwindling there are still those who organize events and work hard to help the needy.
Here in the South Bay a number of my friends and neighbors are working hard to collect donations for a number of charities such as Community Solutions which was founded as a teen drop in center and has since expanded (0 comments)
Gilroy, Ca - Garlic Capitol of the World and much more - 12/08/10 07:28 PM
Gilroy, California, and the it's many treasures. Gilroy, California is known as the Garlic Capital of the World and rightfully so. Not because we produce the largest amount of garlic. No, those days are over, China is the largest producer now, but we still host the largest food festival in the country: The Gilroy Garlic Festival hosted every year on the last weekend in July. Gilroy is the most southernly town in the SiliconValley. It used to be a smaller farming community but we have grown to more than 52,000 residents and the city has responded to the increase by (3 comments)
Eagle Ridge Golf Course Community in Gilroy, California consists of different neighborhoods and each community has unique features and home styles. The community consists of about 935 detached single family homes which have to adhere to standards and guidelines. Homes must conform to the Mediterranean style architecture whether they are built by a builder, (Standard Pacific, Shapell Industries, Summerhill homes, or Old Orchard) or custom built. This is a market update for single family homes in Eagle Ridge Golf Course Community, Gilroy, California. These statistics show property listing price of current active listings higher than those currently under contract. The number of distressed properties available is (1 comments)
Buyer Rep Agreements . . . It's NOT ABOUT US -- It's About THE CLIENT! - 12/06/10 11:07 AM
I came across this blog from Carla Muss-Jacobs in which she explains why it is important for both buyer and broker/real estate professional to work with a buyer's rep agreement and I felt it worthy of a re-blog. Buyers often feel intimidated signing such an agreement afraid it will "force" them to work with this agent exclusively, but it doesn't bind them to the real estate agent for all their real estate properties; only to the ones the agent is showing them or working with them on.
It is a great tool with benefits for both buyers and real estate professionals.
The Median Sales price of both single family homes and condominiums has declined in the last few months, however, are still higher than the same period last year. Since August 2010 to November 2010 the median sales price of a single family home declined 3.3%. Median sales price for condominiums has dropped 5.2%
Get in the holiday spirit early with the light show at Gilroy Gardens starting December 3, 2010 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Thousands and thousands of lights were used to turn the only Horticultural Theme Park in California into a Holiday Wonderland complete with fireworks and laser light show over Coyote Lake. Gilroy Gardens is formally known as Bonfante Gardens named after the Michael Bonfante, creator of the truly amazing park. The amazing circus trees and many beautiful plants make this horticultural park a must visit park. Bring the kids who will enjoy the (0 comments)
Market Update for condominium sales in Santa Clara County as of November 30, 2010
This update is for single family homes in Santa Clara County. The number of sales in September 2010 is down compared to the same period in 2009 median sale price is slightly higher in 2010 than in 2009. The number of sales in October 2010 is down significantly compared to the same period in 2009 as well as the median sale price. Year to date condominium sales for 2010 is 4,177. Total sales in September 2009 516 with a median sale price of $370,000 Total sales in September 2010 392 with a (0 comments)
This update is for single family homes in Santa Clara County. Even though the number of sales in September and October 2010 is down compared to the same period in 2009 median sale price is higher in 2010 than in 2009. Year to date sales for 2010 is 10,267 with a median sale price of $580,000 Total sales in 2009 12,687 with a median sale price of $520,000 Total sales in September 2009 1,262 with a median sale price of $540,000 Total sales in September (0 comments)
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