marcy moyer: What To Do When The Accepted Palo Alto Home Offer Does Not Appraise - 05/26/12 10:40 AM
 
This is a common problem. The market is appreciating and homes are selling for more now than they were 6 months ago. Good news for Palo Alto sellers, right?  It can be, but there are pitfalls.
 
If the offer you accept is higher than the market value of closed sales, not the ones that are pending and you know sold for $300,000 over asking, then you may run into issues if that offer is contingent on an appraisal. The appraisal will look at closed sales in the last 3-6 months, not rumors about the house around the corner.
 
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marcy moyer: What is a Buyer's Walk Through Inspection - 09/10/11 02:31 PM
Today was a good day in real estate, The Buyer's Walk through inspection.  the last 6 weeks have been rough. For some reason every lender that my clients used (and there were 4 different one) decided that despite promising a 14 day approval and 30 day close, it just did not happen. It was as some one just turned of the money spicot. Anyway, I managed to get the  clients through the escrows and today was walk through for a condo in Menlo Park.  
At the walk through the buyer checks to make sure that everything is in the same … (4 comments)

marcy moyer: Almaden San Jose Ca Open House Sun Aug 28 1:30-4:30 - 08/26/11 07:08 AM
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marcy moyer: When The Silicon Valley Rental Market Is Tight, Don't Try to Haggle on the Rent - 08/14/11 03:49 PM
In addition to being a full time realtor for sales, I also have rental properties myself, and help a few clients rent out their investment properties.  Right now rentals in the Silicon Valley are hard to come by. There are many more potential renters than there are available homes.  Rentals that allow pets, or that are close to universities are especially popular.  So if you are trying to rent one of these properties here is a little hint: Don't try to get the price lowered when you can see that you are in competition with many other parties.
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marcy moyer: Palo Alto Buyers are From Venus and Sellers are From Mars - 07/31/11 03:59 PM
I have said this before, but it seems appropriate again.  So here's what set it off this time.  I have spent most of 2011 listing properties in and around Palo Alto. However, recently I have had to switch gears and have represented several buyers. In deciding what the buyers are going to offer on a property I always like to explain things like this:
The seller wants the highest price, the fewest and fastest contingencies, to do the least amount of repairs,  and the quickest close of escrow.  Whether the offer is one of several or the only one in 6 … (0 comments)

marcy moyer: Fabulous sharon Park Condo - 06/04/11 05:25 PM

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marcy moyer: Downtown Palo Alto Condo Open Sat/Sun May 28/29 - 05/27/11 04:31 PM
Celebrate this Memorial Week-end with a gorgeous downtown condo, 2 blocks from University Ave and ideally located on the first floor with no stairs from the parking lot. Come see how much fun and how affordable downtown living can be!
 

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marcy moyer: How Is An Palo Alto Trust Sale Different from a Regular Sale - 05/25/11 01:58 PM
 
How is a Palo Alto Trust Sale Different From a Regular Sale
 
A trust sale is not the same as a regular sale. But the differences are not that great. It is actually a much more simple process than a probate sale, and a world away from a short sale or foreclosure.
 
In a trust sale, the owner of a property has passed away and the home is being sold to settle an estate.  The seller of the house is the successor trustee to the estate and is charged with disposing of the assets of the estate to … (1 comments)

marcy moyer: Downtown Palo Alto Condo for Sale - 05/24/11 04:33 PM
Check out this new listing in downtown Palo Alto. It is gorgeous, close to everything, and priced well!!!
 

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marcy moyer: Santa Clara Open House Sun April 17 1:30-4:30 - 04/15/11 12:20 PM
Are you looking for a large home with 4 bedrooms, a dining room, gas kitchen, family room, wood floors, air-conditioning, a first floor bedroom, private back yard, quiet street, not too old, in a convenient location, and under $700,000? It is possible to have it all, at this lovely home in the heart of Santa Clara. Just 20 years young and nicely dressed, this is beauty may be just what you are looking for. Come take a look! It is waiting for a new owner to enjoy all these creature comforts for the next 20 years. Offered for $685,000 Marcy Moyer Keller … (2 comments)

marcy moyer: Open House Sat/Sun April 16/17 Palo Alto Ca - 04/15/11 06:06 AM
Open House This Sat/Sun 1 - 5! Beautiful Home in an Ideal Location. 2908 Sevyson Court, Palo Alto Welcome to this ideal home on a lovely cul-d-sac in south Palo Alto.   This lovely rancher has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a family room, dining room, attached 2 car garage, mature landscaping, a covered patio, hardwood floors,  new exterior paint, new light fixtures, corian kitchen counters, with an integrated kitchen sink,  and refaced maple cabinets.  This lovely Palo Alto neighborhood is ideal for the home buyer looking for a peaceful place to call home. Offered at 1,200,000.00Marcy Moyer Keller Williams Realty www.marcymoyer.com marcy@marcymoyer.com 650-619-9285 … (1 comments)

marcy moyer: Open Sun April 10 2-4 - 04/08/11 01:01 PM
Open Sun April 10 2-4 Are you looking for a large home with 4 bedrooms, a dining room, gas kitchen, family room, wood floors, air-conditioning, a first floor bedroom, private back yard, quiet street, not too old, in a convenient location, and under $700,000? It is possible to have it all, at this lovely home in the heart of Santa Clara. Just 20 years young and nicely dressed, this is beauty may be just what you are looking for. Come take a look! It is waiting for a new owner to enjoy all these creature comforts for the next 20 years. Offered … (1 comments)

marcy moyer: How Many Cash Buyers In Palo Alto? - 03/22/11 04:59 PM
I was asked an interesting question recently. What is the percentage of cash buyers in Palo Alto?  It may not be what you think.
 
Homes under 1 million in the last year: 67 total  Sold with all cash:  9
Homes from 1-2 million:  255     Sold with all cash:  31
Homes from 2-3  million:  64  Sold with all cash:  20
Homes over 3 million:     21   Sold with all cash:    14
 
So despite what you hear about cash being king and so many buyers being beat out by all cash investors, in Palo Alto, a … (0 comments)

marcy moyer: Santa Clara Short Sale and the Buyer's Pre-Approval Letter - 03/14/11 05:24 PM
One of my listings is a short sale in a lovely complex in Santa Clara.  It was only on the market about a week and I got 3 offers on it.  It was priced appropriately, looked good, and I had an open house on Sat and Sun. with plenty of traffic. My sellers signed one of the offers which included a good down-payment, a copy of the earnest money deposit, a pre-approval letter. All of this was sent to the lender by fax and I have been doing my weekly follow up every week. Nothing unusual here. After 3 weeks I … (7 comments)

marcy moyer: Step Out of the Rain and Into This Lovely Open House... - 02/18/11 07:55 AM

SUNDAY  1  - 4! Are you looking for a large home with 4 bedrooms, a dining room, gas kitchen, family room, wood floors, air-conditioning, a first floor bedroom, private back yard, quiet street, not too old, in a convenient location, and under $700,000? It is possible to have it all, at this lovely home in the heart of Santa Clara. Just 20 years young and nicely dressed, this is beauty may be just what you are looking for. Come take a look! It is waiting for a new owner to enjoy all these creature comforts for the next 20 years. Offered … (0 comments)

marcy moyer: Open House This Saturday! 1-4 - 02/04/11 03:29 PM
 
Are you looking for a large home with 4 bedrooms, a dining room, gas kitchen, family room, wood floors, air-conditioning, a first floor bedroom, private back yard, quiet street, not too old, in a convenient location, and under $700,000? It is possible to have it all, at this lovely home in the heart of Santa Clara. Just 20 years young and nicely dressed, this is beauty may be just what you are looking for. Come take a look! It is waiting for a new owner to enjoy all these creature comforts for the next 20 years. Offered for $685,000 Open Sat … (3 comments)

marcy moyer: Santa Clara Open House This Weekend! Saturday/Sunday 1-4! - 01/15/11 06:17 AM
Are you looking for a large home with 4 bedrooms, a dining room, gas kitchen, family room, wood floors, air-conditioning, a first floor bedroom, private back yard, quiet street, not too old, in a convenient location, and under $700,000? It is possible to have it all, at this lovely home in the heart of Santa Clara. Just 20 years young and nicely dressed, this is beauty may be just what you are looking for. Come take a look! It is waiting for a new owner to enjoy all these creature comforts for the next 20 years. Offered for $685,00 Open Sat/Sun Jan 15/16 … (0 comments)

marcy moyer: Indymac/Service Link Very Quick Short Sale Appproval - 01/11/11 06:43 AM

I have a short sale listing in Gilroy which had an offer accepted by the seller at the beginning of December.  All of the paperwork was forwarded to Indymac who had it for about 2 1/2 weeks and then gave to Service Link for negotiation.  By then it was Christmas Week.  A negotiator was assigned who contacted me the first week of Jan.  I got approval, at purchase price, on Jan 10th. That was fast! There were no special tricks I used other than the way I handle all of my short sales.
1. A realistic, but still a good … (5 comments)

marcy moyer: Big is Beautiful In Santa Clara California - 01/06/11 05:27 AM
1710 Triton Ct, Santa Clara Ca.

 Virtual Tour: http://www.visualtour.com/shownp.asp?T=2372296
Are you looking for a large home with 4 bedrooms, a dining room, gas kitchen, family room, wood floors, air-conditioning, a first floor bedroom, private back yard, quiet street, not too old, in a convenient location, and under $700,000? It is possible to have it all, at this lovely home in the heart of Santa Clara. Just 20 years young and nicely dressed, this is beauty may be just what you are looking for. Come take a look! It is waiting for a new owner to enjoy all these creature comforts … (0 comments)

marcy moyer: Silicon Valley Short Sale with Wells Fargo: Take Time to Make Follow Up Calls - 12/30/10 09:14 AM
Silicon Valley Short Sale with Wells Fargo: Take Time to Make Follow Up Calls
Short Sales are not short, as anyone knows, but many banks are making great strides in streamlining the process.  There are short sale platforms, like Equator, where everything goes online and you can see where you are in the process by going on line to your account.  Aurora has a website where you can type in your loan number and check the status. Chase has a system called List Assist where they collect all of the needed documents and do an appraisal before you get an offer.  … (4 comments)

 
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