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Real Estate Recovery-Silicon Valley CA-a Cupertino Story - 07/27/11 11:22 AM
Real Estate Recovery-Silicon Valley CA-a Cupertino Story Stats for the first half of 2011: single-family homes in Cupertino that closed escrow: 185 median sales price: $1,115,000; average days on market: 36; percent sales price to list price: 100.26% My story: 8 days ago I listed a home for sale at 21547 Rosario Avenue, Cupertino Broker tour last Thursday saw about 65 agents through the house Open houses on Saturday and Sunday afternoons had roughly 34 groups through--each day! As of last night 8 disclosure packages had been downloaded, with 2 confirmed written offers I'll be meeting with the seller (23 comments)
Warrent Buffet would buy now--should you? - 07/24/11 10:14 AM
My colleagues, Christopher and Stephanie Somers of Philadelphia posted these comments of Warran Buffet's. Another reason for action now--if this is a good time for you--is that at the end of September the jumbo conforming loan limit here in our high-cost counties in California will drop form $729,750 to $625,500. What does that mean? If you are borrowing more $625,500, loans will be much more expensive, and likely harder to come by. Via Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access): The Oracle on Housing I love listening and watching interviews of Warren Buffet. (4 comments)
Why I Chose Real Estate - I Was Scared!! - 07/23/11 01:01 PM
Why I Chose Real Estate -- I was scared! Growing up I rarely gave real estate a thought. Sure, I had fun walking through houses being built, trying to guess which room was which; I knew that some of my friends had very large, nice houses, and I knew which yards and gardens were the most fun to play in. I never knew that helping people buy and sell those homes was a career option. Lots of things weren't discussed in the 1950's, like careers for women. Or maybe I just didn't listen, who knows? I remember thinking my choices were: (34 comments)
Broker Tour underway at 21547 Rosario Avenue, Cupertino 95014 - 07/21/11 04:06 PM
Broker Tour is Underway at 21547 Rosario Avenue, Cupertino! I'm having a wonderful time presenting this lovely home to the real estate community here in Cupertino and other Silicon Valley towns. Proximity to Apple Computer, other high-tech corporations, large and small, and the fabulous Cupertino schools of Lincoln Elementary, Kennedy Middle and Monta Vista High (all rated '10' by GreatSchools.org The seller, who raised her family and lived here since the house was built 39 years ago, will be pleased to hear some of the comments of the 55+ agents who have been through already this morning: "Very nice house," "Beautiful (4 comments)
I'm a DocuSign® Fan! - 07/21/11 09:58 AM
I'm a DocuSign fan!DocuSign has been around for a while now, but I hadn't joined the party until May of this year. Here are a couple of my stories: May 17 - I headed to Hawaii on vacation. The night before received word that an offer was coming in on one of my listings. Arrived at the hotel, set up my office in the open air lobby, reviewed the offer, called my clients, sent it off via DocuSign, all before our room was ready. Received the signed docs back, and sent them off to the buyer's agent. $20,000+ commission set (8 comments)
JUST LISTED-21547 Rosario Avenue, Cupertino 95014-in the heart of Silicon Valley - 07/20/11 11:15 AM
Just listed- 21547 Rosario Avenue, Cupertino 95014 Please join us at this weekend's open houses. Saturday 7/23/11 and Sunday 7/24/11, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM Beautifully maintained, updated and remodeled by the original owner, 21547 Rosario Avenue has seen lots of love and happiness in its 39 years. Now its ready for you to create your own special moments. It's a spacious home in the heart of Silicon Valley, just a hop, skip and jump away from Apple Computer and other high-tech firms, The Flint Center, and DeAnza College. Open space and other recreational facilities are nearby. PLUS: award-winning Cupertino Union (6 comments)
Photographer Extraordinare-Robert Barbutti - 07/17/11 10:34 AM
Robert Barbutti, photographer, showcases our listings "These photos are absolutely stunning. I want to move in!" "I was so taken by your photos!" "Nice look home! Great pics!" "I love the pictures of the green landscaping" "That bench on the patio near the blooms positively BECKONS one to sit in it." "This home is so nicely presented...and the photos/virtual tour are excellent." Robert Barbutti's photographs have a wonderful knack for bringing out what's special about each home, eliciting rave reviews from clients and readers alike. If you're looking for a photographer in the San Mateo County area, check his site, Robert (11 comments)
Sunday Morning Thoughts - 07/17/11 08:39 AM
Sunday Morning Thoughts ---- My friend, Arun Mahajan, kindly said I could share this fantastic picture of him climbing Starlite Peak in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It's now gracing the bulletin board over my desk and elicits random thoughts like: Aim high Baby steps Keep you eye on the goal Never stop trying Fantastic people live here on the San Francisco Peninsula and --- I used to hike with this guy! (20 comments)
Price points for 4-bedroom homes in the Silicon Valley - 07/12/11 11:58 AM
Price points for 4-bedroom homes in the Silicon ValleyYesterday I was contacted by a referral partner whose client will be relocating to the Mountain View - Palo Alto area of California -- in other words, to the Silicon Valley. Until I talk directly with the party moving here, there's no telling which of our communities might be the best fit. A little initial research for homes with at least 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, came up with the following bits of information, which gives a snapshot of housing in our area: All of these communities have good schools, and are within a (4 comments)
Homes for Sale in Belmont CA -- Why 2209 Cipriani Boulevard? - 07/10/11 11:21 AM
Homes for Sale in Belmont CA -- "Where is the best window in the house at 2209 Cipriani?" Here's what the seller says:"Well, it depends on who you ask. For most it's the living room, but for our granddaughters, it's the little bedroom. They always slept there and loved to look at the lights at night. They called them "fairy lights." Would you like your own special view? If so, you'll want to visit 2209 Cipriani in Belmont California! (6 comments)
Homes for Sale in Belmont CA -- Why 2209 Cipriani Boulevard? - 07/09/11 11:03 AM
Homes for Sale in Belmont CA -- "What little details do you treasure at 2209 Cipriani?" Here's the answer, direct from the sellers:"The fireplaces, the birds and feeders, the pass-through to the deck over the kitchen sink, the vacuum sweep in the kitchen, the zoned heating and cooling, the solar, the view from the master bed at night, the deer, sunshine in the morning on the deck, the 'VanGogh Green' granite--so many more!" Could this be what you're yearning for? Call to arrange a showing and find out if 2209 Cipriani Boulevard in Belmont is your dream house. (0 comments)
Homes for Sale in Belmont CA -- Why 2209 Cipriani Boulevard? - 07/09/11 01:27 AM
Homes for Sale in Belmont CA -- "Which room is your favorite at 2209 Cipriani?" Here's the answer, direct from the sellers:"We spent most of our time in the kitchen/family room. Love the fireplace there. The kitchen is great for cooking together--even held a cooking class there!" Could this be what you're yearning for? Come to the Open House on Saturday, July 9, 1:00-4:00 and find out if 2209 Cipriani Boulevard in Belmont is your dream house. (4 comments)
Homes for Sale in Belmont CA -- Why 2209 Cipriani Boulevard? - 07/08/11 12:48 PM
Homes for Sale in Belmont CA -- Why 2209 Cipriani? Here's the answer, direct from the sellers: "We looked at every 4 bedroom home on the peninsula and then we found this. When we walked up the stairs and saw the view, then turned and saw the rest of the upstairs, we fell in love. The floor plan was perfect for our family. Plenty of room for the kids and privacy for us." Could this be how you feel? Come to the Open House on Saturday, July 9, 1:00-4:00 and find out if 2209 Cipriani Boulevard in Belmont is your dream (2 comments)
Condominium for sale, 1126 Woodside Road, Redwood City CA 94061 - 07/03/11 02:53 PM
Condo for sale at 1126 Woodside Road, Redwood City CA 94061 Great opportunity to get settled in a home of your own before conforming loan limits are lowered. Enjoy the sparking swimming pool, convenient access to Silicon Valley and high tech employers, and nearby hiking, biking and shopping. Living is easy here. (6 comments)
Downtown Palo Alto condo for sale - 360 Everett Avenue #3C - 07/03/11 02:43 PM
Downtown Palo Alto condo for sale - 360 Everett Avenue #3C Looking for a downtown living, near the shops of University Avenue and Stanford University? You really owe it to yourself to take a look at 360 Everett Unit 3C (1 comments)
Homes for sale in Belmont 94002 - 2209 Cipriani Blvd - Open today 7/3/11 - 07/03/11 02:31 PM
Open House Today, July 3, 2011 - 2209 Cipriani Blvd, Belmont 940021:00 - 4:00 PM Please join us today at 2209 Cipriani Boulevard in Belmont California and enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of this large home, with views of the Bay and San Francisco. This is a special home, as you'll see: (2 comments)
Home for Sale in San Carlos 94070 - 80 Hilltop Drive - Open House 7/3/11 - 07/03/11 02:04 PM
Open House Today, July 3, 2011 - 80 Hilltop Drive, San Carlos 94070 1:00 - 4:30 PM<!--start --> <!-- end --> Please join us today at 80 Hilltop Drive, San Carlos CA and enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of this spacious, move-in-ready home. This is one not to be missed. (6 comments)
80 Hilltop Drive in San Carlos CA is a house not to miss, a spacious home with a peaceful feel, on a nice neighborhood streetPlease join us at the first Open Houses, Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3, 2011 -- 1:00-4:00 PM (7 comments)
Listing Your Charlotte Home? Pricing is CRITICAL - 07/01/11 10:39 AM
Our colleague, Debe Maxwell has provided us with a fine, clear explanation of why pricing is so critical when listing a home for sale. Whether the market is Charlotte NC (hers) or the San Francisco Peninsual and Silicon Valley (mine) the point is the same: proper pricing is essential. Read it, and see if you don't agree. Via Debe Maxwell - Search Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte NC Neighborhoods (iCharlotteRealEstate.com Savvy + Company Real Estate): Are You Thinking of Listing Your Charlotte Home? Remember, Pricing Is Critical So you're going to list your Charlotte home for sale? Why not increase your chances (4 comments)
Beautifully remodeled and updated home ready for you to move in and enjoy! Air conditioning for comfort on hot afternoons Fireplace to enjoy on chilly evenings Superb hot tub to share with friends, or for quiet relaxing moments at the end of a busy day Beautiful updated kitchen--a happy place to be Two large bedrooms; Gorgeous updated bath Single-level home Views to the western hills A spare room off dining area for your specific needs--guest room? office? den? Even a (10 comments)
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