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Great Location, Staged and Ready - San Jose - 04/28/12 12:03 PM
Almaden Valley - Great Location - Staged and Ready for new Homeowners This beautiful remodel located in Almaden Valley, San Jose is listed by Barry Hill of RBJ Mortgage & Realty. Please contact Barry Hill for more information on his listing at 408-568-3578. According to MLS statistics there are currently 58 homes for sale in Almaden Valley. Less than 14% of properties are distressed. The median list price for current inventory is $1,187,000. This home is listed at $769,888. Staging done by La Dolce Vita Home Staging.
Summer Programs in Gilroy, California - 04/23/12 08:07 PM
City Of Gilroy Summer Aquatics. The City of Gilroy just published its latest issue of the Parks and Recreation Activity Guide chock-full with summer programs and classes. Aquatic programs are great for body and mind and on a warm day in Gilroy the best place to be. Gilroy has added swim classes and aquatic programs at the new state of the art aquatic center at Christopher High School in the northwest quad of Gilroy. The City of Gilroy is now looking for qualified people to staff and manage their aquatic program. Contact them for job opportunities.
Number of Foreclosures in Gilroy is down significantly. Inventory is down but more importantly, the distressed market is "distressed". Last year approximately 40% of the Gilroy Real Estate Market consisted of distressed propeties mainly as short sales. The number of short sales have dropped sharply. Currently Gilroy has 80 single family homes for sale in inventory ranging in list price from $179,900 to $6,495,000. It includes 19 properties listed for more than 1 million dollars which pushes the median list price up to $617,500 compared to $535,000 for all homes (61) for sale for less than 1 million dollars in Gilroy. Percentage (0 comments)
Gilroy Real Estate Statistics vs. Morgan Hill Real Estate Statistics - 04/18/12 02:20 PM
Comparing Gilroy and Morgan Hill, California Real Estate Statistics. I am a full time Realtor working with clients in Morgan Hill and Gilroy. Clients are sometimes very specific about an area they want to live. Often they only want to look in either city, occasionally they want to look in Morgan Hill and not in Gilroy, or vice versa for one reason or another. Even though these towns are both "bedroom communities" of San Jose and located only 20 miles apart the differences are larger than one would think. Median List price for homes in Gilroy is considerable lower than in (0 comments)
Almaden Valley Real Estate Update - 04/18/12 01:34 PM
This real estate update is dated April 18, 2012 and is for single family homes in Almaden Valley, California Currently there are: 64 single family homes in inventory. This is one of the areas of San Jose with the lowest percentage of distressed properties (less than 15%) 54 single family homes in contract (escrow) of which 17 are short sales. Comparing the short sale properties with the traditional properties --> short sale properties were on the market an average of 125 days vs 41 days and the median sale price for distressed homes was $710,000 vs. $869,950 for non-distressed homes. That (0 comments)
Eagle Ridge Real Estate Update second week of April - 04/13/12 10:19 PM
This real estate update is for single family homes in the golf community of Eagle Ridge in Gilroy California. This community consists of little over 900 homes within small neighborhoods. Single family detached courtyard homes are located on smaller lots. Inventory is down 50 percent since the end of March 2012 with only 7 homes for sale. Median list price increased to $725,000; median list price for homes in escrow increased too from $599,500 to $625,000. Two homes sold in the past 14 days with median list price of $619,000 and median sale price of $580,000. The good news: only 1 (0 comments)
Turnkey new listing in Gilroy - 04/13/12 09:59 PM
This new listing in Gilroy is located on 8030 Church Street. Centrally located with easy access to shops, restaurants, downtown Gilroy, Gilroy Premium Outlets and freeway 101. This remodeled property offers 3 bedrooms 2 bath on a large lot. This could be your new home. Staged by La Dolce Vita Home Staging. This home is listed by Brenda Avilla-Kintz from Altera Real Estate in San Jose. You can contact her at Brenda@CaRealEstateOnline.com or 408-828-2020. Let her know you found her listing here on ActiveRain. This home suffered major damage during a fire. An investor purchased the property which he didn't have to gut anymore thanks (4 comments)
Sierra LaMar Missing - 04/13/12 08:10 AM
Sierra LaMar Missing Morgan Hill Teen A Morgan Hill Teen, Sierra LaMar has been missing now for over two weeks. Extensive search efforts by not only volunteers of our local communities but others who have come from far away have searched tiredlessly for Sierra but have not found her. Authorities will send divers to search local reservoirs later this week. A friend of mine whose daughter went missing a few years ago and other volunteers and organizations, such as the KlaasKids Foundation & BeyondMissing, Inc., who have missing loved ones are working hard to establish a non-profit organization right here in (0 comments)
Big Changes to BofA Short Sales Process - 04/09/12 06:28 PM
Bank of America just announced a new Short Sale Process. You may have heard it already but BofA is changing their short sale process and documentation drastically to streamline the process to reduce the approval porcess to only 20 days. YES 20 days!!
These changes are so extensive that unfortunately Equator will be down for a few hours during the over night hours of April 13th. Those of you who are currently working with or have recently uploaded short sale documents on the Equator platform need to complete the required information before Friday or risk having your request being declined. (8 comments)
Morgan Hill Real Estate Update April 1, 2012 - 04/07/12 05:20 PM
Real Estate statistics for Morgan Hill dated April 1, 2012: The real estate market in Morgan Hill seems to have turned around and is "moving" up. Home sales and list prices have increased, the number of distressed properties decreased as well as the average days on market. These statistics indicate that we are in a sellers market. Buyers are competing against multiple offers. Median sold price for March doesn't reflect the increase in sales in the market yet as many homes in escrow are distressed. These properties take longer to close. Morgan Hill single family homes for sale ranging in list price (0 comments)
How Much Does A Real Estate Agent Cost and How Do I Hire One To Help Me Buy A House? - 04/06/12 04:24 PM
Maria, wrote an excellent blog explaining why buyers and agents need a written agreement. She may be in Kansas but here in Calfornia we work in the same way. Buyer and seller agent receive no payment until a transaction has closed. No buyer representation without a signed buyer agency agreement. Via Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate (Prudential Kansas City Realty): How much does a real estate agent cost if I'm buying? In Kansas City, the Buyer's Agent is traditionally paid out of the Seller's funds at Closing. Hiring a Buyer's Agent to represent your best interests in the transaction does not change (0 comments)
Just Reduced - Gilroy Opportunity - 04/06/12 04:09 PM
Just Reduced. This Gilroy Property centrally located has just been reduced to $304,000. Inventory in Gilroy has dropped to 76 single family properties and there aren't many homes left in this price range. Are you familiar with QR codes? It is easy to generate your own QR code and scanning can be done with any QR code reader. Smart phone apps are available on iTunes. Scanning the code will direct the interested party directly to the right website. It's that easy. Try scanning the two different QR codes on this page. Then generate your own. Have fun.
Gilroy Home and Garden Tour - 04/06/12 12:28 PM
The Gilroy Assistance League is hosting another Gilroy Home and Garden Tour this Spring.
The event is scheduled for May 11th and 12th, 2012. Tour hours are from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 and will be $30 on the day of the event. This year there will be four homes on tour. Tickets can be purchased at different locations. You can also contact J. Chris Mickartz, editor of Gilroy Today at 408.848.6540 firstname.lastname@example.org or gilroytoday.com.
Buyers Beware in Gilroy California - 04/06/12 09:20 AM
Buyers Beware: The tables are turned now. It is a sellers market in Gilroy California. Where is the proof? I track the real estate market weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly. I do that for a few reasons, one being that I can have an "intelligent" conversation with my clients. Buyers have questions such as if now is a good time to buy, and when they are ready they want to know how much they should offer on a home. Sellers want to know how much their home is worth and with statistics we can back up our professional opinions and advice. (3 comments)
Gilroy Real Estate Report March 2012 - 04/05/12 09:22 PM
Gilroy Real Estate Report dated April 1, 2012 This market update is for single family homes in Gilroy for March 2012. The current frenzy in the real estate market is continuing; inventory is down from 118 to 76 single family properties, average days on market is slightly higher but median home values are up. The number of distressed homes offered for sale has decreased sharply too. Last month 48% of properties in inventory were distressed vs. 28% during March. The number of homes sold almost doubled from 31 last month to 61 this month. Buyers are realizing they can't bring "low-ball" offers to homes (2 comments)
Eagle Ridge Gilroy Real Estate Report dated March 31, 2012 - 04/02/12 10:01 AM
Real Estate Report dated March 31, 2012 for the golf course community of Eagle Ridge in Gilroy, CA This market update is for single family homes in the golf community of Eagle Ridge in Gilroy for March 2012 and includes distressed properties.
Median List Price for all real estate activity in Eagle Ridge this month is $625,000 which is higher than the Median List Price for homes sold. Questions to ask yourself and your agent are: what is the current activity, how long are homes that are priced well offered for sale before an offer is accepted are there multiple (1 comments)
Architecture in The Netherlands - 04/02/12 07:54 AM
I just came back from a trip to The Netherlands and took some pictures of the different types of homes people live in. Most Dutch live in townhomes and you'll find rows and rows of them with small yards. Apartment living is also popular especially in cities and suburbs; you don't see many in the villages. Homes are expensive and unlike here in the USA not build from wood. Brick and mortar and in recent years also concrete slabs. A smaller portion of the population live in single family homes attached or detached.
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