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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto Probate & Trust Specialist - B.R.E. 01191194
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 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
As I said before, I think this is a good time to buy rental property in the Bay Area. To read my thoughts click here. I also believe that investments are a great idea in the north Peninsula because I believe that the bio tech industry will do well in the coming years. The combination of the antic...
12/11/2016
  Anyone who has looked for acreage in places like Pescadero, Gilroy, or Morgan Hill has probably come across a situation where a neighbor or friend has horses or goats or cows who graze the property. You ask to see the lease and the response you get is often, “There is no lease, they have an inf...
12/07/2016
 Is This Is A Good Time To Purchase Investment Real Estate in The Silicon Valley? YES!!!!!! Next question? But seriously. I previously talked about the effect of increased interest rates on Silicon Valley Real Estate.  For my analysis of that situation please click here. The upshot is that higher...
11/30/2016
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