san jose best realtor: Downtown San Jose Real Estate Market Update! - 03/11/22 12:47 PM
Our spring market is heating up! 24 units were listed in Downtown San Jose in the last 7 days. Inventory is currently at 41 homes and we sat at around 35 units for the past 2-3 months. Finally we see more coming in! Cheers to my Bday week and hopefully more balanced market for both buyers and sellers! Current listings: … (1 comments)

san jose best realtor: How to Save for Your Retirement - 01/16/22 04:42 PM
How to Save for Your Retirement Having a student loan payment each month as a college graduate leaves little room in the budget to contribute to a retirement savings account.
College grads without student loans are much more likely to save for retirement. By the time they reach age 30, grads without student loans are predicted to have double the amount saved for retirement as individuals with student loans, according to a study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.
What can those with student loan debt do to fix this?
Pay Your Student Loans First
If you can’t afford to save … (4 comments)

san jose best realtor: Real Estate Professionals Are Experts at Keeping You Safe When You Sell - 01/10/22 09:23 AM
If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. For nearly two years, real estate professionals have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of buyers and sellers during the pandemic.
Today, they’re seasoned experts, not just in the art of buying and selling homes, but also in how to keep you safe throughout the process. Real estate professionals have learned new technologies plus safety and sanitation measures. As new variants emerge, those lessons continue to be key ways agents add value.
Real Estate Advisors Stay Current on Guidance for In-Person ShowingsAgents don’t leave your health up to chance. … (2 comments)

san jose best realtor: Retro Colors Make a Comeback: What's Hot in Decor Right Now - 01/07/22 10:57 AM
Retro Colors Make a Comeback: What's Hot in Decor Right Now Everything old is new again, and that goes for decorating with color. While the last decade in home décor has largely been defined by white and varying shades of beige and gray, today’s designers are harking back to yesteryear with paint colors, furniture and even kitchen appliances.
Part art deco, part ‘50s suburban and part ‘60s mod, these awesome retro colors are fresh and refreshed to fit today’s tastes, say the color mavens at Sherwin Williams, whose wall color faves this year include shades of pink, aqua and pale or … (3 comments)

san jose best realtor: New Tricks for Old Throwaway Items - 01/06/22 11:04 AM
New Tricks for Old Throwaway Items For many of us, mom’s ‘use-it-up, make-it-last, wear-it-out’ mantra was our introduction to thriftiness—a traditional value that has largely been kicked to the curb due to a more materialistic lifestyle.
But the truth is, most of our common throwaway items have not yet reached their full potential. Here are a few smart re-uses that will help keep junk out of landfills and make our life a little easier:
Banana peel as silver polish. Run the peel through the blender with enough water to make a paste. This makes a great silver polish when applied with a … (3 comments)

san jose best realtor: There Won't Be a Wave of Foreclosures in the Housing Market - 01/06/22 10:45 AM
When mortgage forbearance plans were first announced and the pandemic surged through the country in early 2020, many homeowners were allowed to pause their mortgage payments. Some analysts were concerned that once the forbearance program ended, the housing market would experience a wave of foreclosures like what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago.
Here’s a look at why that isn’t the case.
1. There Are Fewer Homeowners in Trouble This TimeAfter the last housing crash, over nine million households lost their homes to a foreclosure, short sale, or because they gave it back to the bank. Many believed millions of homeowners would face … (0 comments)

san jose best realtor: What Is a Negotiated Debt Settlement? - 01/05/22 11:04 AM
What Is a Negotiated Debt Settlement? If you’re buried by credit card debt, a negotiated debt settlement with your creditor may be worth checking into. Negotiated debt settlement is a general term for discharging debt in a way that appeals to the credit card holder and the card’s issuer.
It’s best to negotiate from a position of strength by not having submitted late payments or having missed them, which can cause a credit score to fall. If that happens, cardholders will likely have a harder time getting concessions in a negotiated debt settlement. Instead, they should start talking to their creditor … (1 comments)

san jose best realtor: Love whom you work with! - 01/05/22 10:59 AM
Happy Valentine! Love is always something to celebrate not just today, but daily. Love is everywhere if you choose to see it. Par of mine is loving what I do. Love is seeing the excited face of a first time home buyer or home seller getting the price they wanted. Homeowners making their house a hoe and creating memories, sacred space and all it's suppose to be. Most of all I love working with you and thank you for your trust in my commitment to get you what your heart desires in regards to your Real Estate holding. It's one form … (0 comments)

san jose best realtor: Avoid the Rental Trap in 2022 - 01/04/22 10:41 AM
Are you one of the many renters thinking about where you’ll live the next time your lease is up? Before you decide whether to look for a new house or another apartment, it’s important to understand the true costs of renting in 2022.
As a renter, you should know rents have been rising since 1988 (see graph below):
In 2021, rents grew dramatically. According to, since January 2021:
“. . . the national median rent has increased by a staggering 17.8 percent. To put that in context, rent growth from January to November averaged just 2.6 percent in the pre-pandemic years from 2017-2019.”
That increase in 2021 was far greater than … (2 comments)

san jose best realtor: How Much Do You Need for Your Down Payment? - 01/03/22 12:34 PM
As you set out on your homebuying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you’re working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much you actually need for your down payment?
If you think you have to put 20% down, you may have set your goal based on a common misconception. Freddie Mac says:
“The most damaging down payment myth—since it stops the homebuying process before it can start—is the belief that 20% is necessary.”
Unless specified by your loan type or lender, it’s typically not required to put 20% down. According to the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of … (3 comments)

san jose best realtor: This Isn’t a Bubble. It’s Simply Lack of Supply. - 12/30/21 10:31 PM
Some Highlights
In a recent article, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), discussed the state of today’s housing market. When addressing whether or not today’s high buyer competition and rising home prices are evidence of a housing bubble, Yun said that this “is not a bubble. It is simply lack of supply.” Today’s housing market is healthy, and rising prices are driven by real buyer demand. Let’s connect to talk about the best ways to navigate such an energetic market. … (0 comments)

san jose best realtor: Struggling To Find a Home To Buy? New Construction May Be an Option. - 12/30/21 09:46 PM
There’s no question that the financial benefits of selling a house are outstanding today. Now is truly a great time to list if you’re ready to make a change. But if you do sell your house right now, you may be wondering where you’ll go when you move.
With so few homes available to buy right now, you might be considering building a new home as one of your options. But you may be unsure if that’s the way to go. Let’s compare the benefits of a newly built home versus moving into an existing one, and why working with a real estate agent throughout the process is … (2 comments)

san jose best realtor: Buying a Home in Today’s Market Can Lead to the 5 Stages of Grief - 12/29/21 11:16 PM
Here’s How To Survive Them
As the housing market has become extraordinarily competitive and expensive, it is often taking an emotional toll on folks who are finding themselves mourning the loss of these homes that they loved—and then lost.
“People are envisioning life in these spaces,” says therapist Tiffany Lovell, who is based in the suburbs of Bismarck, ND. “They can see their stuff in there and all of these moments and memories happening. When that doesn’t happen and they don’t get the house, then all of that gets stripped away. It puts them into the grief cycle.”
The disappointment isn’t … (2 comments)

san jose best realtor: What Everyone Wants To Know...Will Home Prices Decline in 2022? - 12/29/21 07:44 PM
If you’re thinking of buying a home in today’s housing market, you may be wondering how strong your investment will be. You might be asking yourself: if I buy a home now, will it lose value? Or will it continue to appreciate going forward? The good news is, according to the experts, home prices are not projected to decline. Here’s why.
With buyers still outweighing sellers, home prices are forecast to continue climbing in 2022, just at a slower or more moderate pace. Why the continued increase? It’s the simple law of supply and demand. When there are fewer items on the … (1 comments)

san jose best realtor: 5 Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a Home - 12/29/21 06:25 PM
As a buyer in a sellers’ market, sometimes it can feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. When you’re ready to make an offer on a home, remember these five easy tips to help you rise above the competition.
1. Know Your BudgetKnowing your budget and what you can afford is critical to your success as a homebuyer. The best way to understand your numbers is to work with a lender so you can get pre-approved for a loan. As Freddie Mac puts it:
“This pre-approval allows you to look for a home with greater confidence and demonstrates to the seller that you are a … (1 comments)

san jose best realtor: The Average Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past Year - 12/22/21 06:41 PM
When you think of homeownership, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are you might focus on the non-financial benefits, like the security or stability a home provides. But what about equity? While it can be overlooked, a homeowner’s equity helps build long-term wealth over time. Here’s a look at what equity is and why it matters.
For a homeowner, your equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on the loan. So, as home values climb, your equity does too. That’s exactly what’s happening today. There aren’t enough homes on the market to meet buyer demand, so bidding wars and multiple offers … (0 comments)

san jose best realtor: The Perks of Putting 20% Down on a Home - 12/22/21 06:28 PM
If you’re thinking of buying a home, you’re probably wondering what you need to save for your down payment. Is it 20% of the purchase price, or could you put down less? While there are lower down payment programs available that allow qualified buyers to put down as little as 3.5%, it’s important to understand the many perks that come with a 20% down payment. Here are four reasons why putting 20% down may be a great option if it works within your budget.1. Your Interest Rate May Be LowerA 20% down payment vs. a 3-5% down payment shows your lender you’re more … (2 comments)

san jose best realtor: Happy Thanksgiving! Real Estate Update for your tonight's dinner talk! - 11/25/21 12:49 PM
Happy Thanksgiving! Wishing you and yours an amazing day filled with memories, re-connecting and creating memories we missed out on last year!
I made a little Real Estate update for you by neighborhood so you don’t get caught at the dinner table not knowing! Real Estate is guaranteed to be talked about. Here is your fresh update!!! Don’t see yours building or neighborhood? Message me and I will send you yours exclusively!!!
Active in Downtown San Jose. We only  have 31 units for sale! (Condos)
Lowest I’ve seen it in a very long time. Link to all at:
Here is what sold or is under … (2 comments)

san jose best realtor: Don't be "THE ONE" at Thanksgiving table that doesn't know!!! - 11/23/21 11:33 AM
Week of traditions, fun family time and good food is upon us! But time doesn’t wait and big decisions as sale or your home are common discussion and almost guaranteed topic to come with that delicious turkey. Don’t hesitate to contact me to update you on market predictions and your home value. Don’t be that one behind the table that doesn’t know the latest! Home Value is up so know your bragging right is guaranteed !
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san jose best realtor: Delightful Dodecagons! Lewis Estate -Is Listed for $8.5M - 11/04/21 12:25 PM
If this distinctive modernist home perched high in the hills of the San Fernando Valley looks familiar to you, you may be a fan of Elle King, of the short-lived TV series “American Woman,” or simply of California midcentury modern architecture. This residence based on three 12-sided structures features prominently in all three.
Now the iconic Lewis Estate in the Encino hills is on the market for $8,495,000 and is waiting for a new owner to write the next chapter of its illustrious history.
The Lewis Estate’s celebrity-fueled history began when it was built in 1972 by Joby and Helen Lewis, the owners … (0 comments)

Zdenka "Zee" Mahan, Making Real Estate sale fun- exciting experience! (Intero / Berkshire Hathaway )

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