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RECENT BLOG POSTS
  Many of my Silicon Valley Investors are finding that the price it costs to purchase an investment rental property  in someplace like Palo Alto, Mountain View, or even downtown San Jose has gone up much faster that the rental market value has.  It is not unusal to see CAP rates of 1 or 2 % which...
10/05/2017
I am a realtor and a Santa Cruz rental property investor since 2000. There are many reasons to invest in Santa Cruz rental properties, some of which I have discussed in this article. Today I want to talk about what the pros and cons are in renting to UCSC students.  Here are the pros that I have ...
10/01/2017
Santa Cruz, known for the beach, the boardwalk, Pacific Ave, hippies, and organic food, along with University of California Santa Cruz is also probably the best place for investors looking for rental properties right now. Here are some reasons why.  62% of Santa Cruz residents live in rentals, co...
09/28/2017
 While it may seem as if it is hard to determine what is happening in the downtown San Jose condo real estate market, there are some majors metrics that are quantifiable that can help you see where the market is going. These markers include:       Sales to list price ratio      Days on Market    ...
02/03/2017
Selling a House In Palo Alto With A Lot Of Equity And Deferring Taxes Many owners of homes in higher priced areas like Palo Alto are living in homes that are larger than they need or just have so much equity in them that if they sell there would be a huge tax bite. At this moment in time, if the ...
01/19/2017
This is a question I get asked all the time. When an owner has passed and has rental property should the heirs sell the Palo Alto probate or trust home with the tenants in place, or wait until the lease is up? While most years I would say wait until the tenants are gone but with the uncertainty o...
01/05/2017
Developers don’t build condos with the intention of sloppy work that they hope no one will notice. But never the less, they almost always get sued in about year 8-9. In California, new construction comes with a 10 year warranty on latent defects on the structure. In plain terms home owners and ho...
01/02/2017
 I am frequently asked by San Jose real estate investors, both veteran and new, what is best for San Jose rental investments, multi- family homes, single family homes, or condos. My first answer has been the same for decades: “Are you most concerned with appreciation or cash flow?” The answer to ...
12/31/2016
 If you are the Administrator of an East Palo Alto Probate Estate that has rental property to sell you need to be aware of the portion of the East Palo Alto Rent Control law that pertains to Just Cause Eviction. You need to know the rules in order to make sure the property is sold without breakin...
12/23/2016
  On Nov. 8th Mountain Voters approved Measure V, commonly known as the Rent Control Measure. If you are the Administrator of a Mountain View Probate Estate that has rental property to sell this is a huge deal. You need to know the rules in order to make sure the property is sold without breaking...
12/17/2016
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