san jose condos and townhomes for sale: 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:https://search.mlslistings.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=DE-83578246330&L=1&eml=em1haGFuQGludGVyby5jb20= … (1 comments)

san jose condos and townhomes for sale: 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 condos and townhomes for sale: Growth vs. Value Investing: Know the Differences - 01/16/22 04:39 PM
Growth vs. Value Investing: Know the Differences Your investing style and tolerance for risk can help determine what type of stock mutual funds you invest in. The two main types of funds — growth and value — have different characteristics that can match your investing style.
Owning a mix of both funds is probably a smart move, but it can still be worthwhile to understand how each fund works. Here are some short explanations of growth vs. value funds:
Characteristics
Growth businesses are likely to reinvest profits, instead of paying out dividends to shareholders, as a way to grow. Growth stocks … (0 comments)

san jose condos and townhomes for sale: 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 condos and townhomes for sale: Steps to Take After Identity Theft - 01/08/22 02:58 PM
Steps to Take After Identity Theft Reacting quickly is essential after you’ve been the victim of identity theft. It can lessen the damage by thieves and lower the stress of having your credit card lost or stolen.
You may notice when you get home that your credit card is missing. Or you may get an email from your credit card company that there is some suspicious activity on your account.
Whatever alerts you to identity theft, here are some steps to take immediately after realizing it:
Get on the phone
Depending on the circumstances, you may want to first call the … (1 comments)

san jose condos and townhomes for sale: How to Check If a Debt Collector Is Legitimate - 01/07/22 11:05 AM
How to Check If a Debt Collector Is Legitimate Figures from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) show that about 70 million people—more than a quarter of adults in the United States—either have a debt in collection or have been contacted about one.
Some of those people are wrongly contacted by debt collectors. Reasons include contacting the wrong person for the wrong amount, or for debt that can’t legally be enforced, according to the CFPB.
Some calls are from debt collectors who aren’t legitimate and don’t represent an original creditor or don’t own the debt. In other words, they’re outright scams.
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san jose condos and townhomes for sale: Financial Priorities for Newlyweds - 01/07/22 10:55 AM
Financial Priorities for Newlyweds Deciding where to live, if you’re going to have children, and who takes out the garbage are some of the big and small decisions newlyweds have to make together after the wedding gifts are put away and they’re ready to start their lives together.
There are also financial decisions to make as a married couple, though they may not be as easy to discuss as who’s making dinner on Sunday nights.
Here are some financial priorities newlyweds should set — together:
Set a budget: A good way to start is by living within your means and setting a … (1 comments)

san jose condos and townhomes for sale: 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 condos and townhomes for sale: Homebuyers: Be Ready To Act This Spring - 12/30/21 02:38 PM
To succeed as a buyer in today’s market, it’s important to understand which market trends will have the greatest impact on your home search. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, says there are two factors every buyer should keep their eyes on:
“Going forward, the conditions buyers face are primarily dependent on two things: mortgage rates and housing supply.”
Here’s a look at each one.
Mortgage Rates Projected To Rise in 2022As a buyer, your interest rate directly impacts how much you’ll pay on your monthly mortgage when you purchase a home. Rates are beginning to rise, and experts forecast they’ll continue going up in 2022 (see graph below):As the graph shows, … (2 comments)

san jose condos and townhomes for sale: Hate Your New Couch or Paint Color? How To Avoid (or Cope With) Renovation Regret - 12/29/21 11:29 PM
Confession: All my life, I’ve wanted a chaise lounge. Chalk it up to Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda canoodling on one in “The Lady Eve.” A chaise always seemed like a highly comfortable perch for a grown-up. Plus, it has a chic French name.
I eventually bought a chaise … that took up way too much space in my living room and blocked an entry. After all, chaisemeans “long chair.” And yes, that chair was long indeed, as was the lasting sting of my buyer’s remorse.
Unfortunately, when you’re faced with a big design decision, this regret will rear its head … (3 comments)

san jose condos and townhomes for sale: From Ornaments to Yeast: The Biggest Household Dangers for Cats & Dogs - 12/29/21 11:22 PM
All pet parents want to keep their fur babies safe. So they may be shocked to learn their home can be a minefield of potential hazards that can cause severe harm or even death for their feline and canine family members.
“Cats and dogs are curious animals and tend to get into things, so nothing is foolproof,” says Tina Wismer, senior director of toxicology at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. “But there are some easy precautions that you can take to make it less likely that they will find something that they shouldn’t.”
Most people know to keep chocolate hidden away … (2 comments)

san jose condos and townhomes for sale: ‘Buyers Will Get Creative’: The Rate of Home-Price Growth Is Slowing, but Buyers Can’t Catch a Break - 12/29/21 11:09 PM
The numbers: Home-price growth continues to decelerateFor the third consecutive month, home-price appreciation occurred at a slower pace, according to a major price barometer released Tuesday, reinforcing the notion that the housing market is cooling after over a year of frenzied sales.
The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city price index posted a 18.4% year-over-year gain in October, down from 19.1% the previous month. On a monthly basis, the index increased 0.8% between September and October.
What happened The separate national index from the Case-Shiller report showed a 19.1% annual gain, down from a 19.7% increase in September. While lower on the monthly basis, this … (2 comments)

san jose condos and townhomes for sale: Pending Home Sales Slide- Buyers Grow More Cautious About High Prices - 12/29/21 07:53 PM
The number of home buyers who signed a contract to purchase a home in November declined, as high home prices give buyers pause.
Pending home sales decreased 2.2% in November compared with October, the National Association of Realtors reported Wednesday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had projected a 0.8% increase for pending home sales in November.
The pending home-sales index gauges real-estate transactions where a contract was signed for a previously-owned home, but the sale has yet to close, and it is benchmarked to contract-signing activity in 2001. The index provides insight into the direction of existing-home sales data will take in the months … (2 comments)

san jose condos and townhomes for sale: When a House Becomes a Home - 12/29/21 06:36 PM
It’s clear that owning a home makes financial sense. But lately, the emotional side of what drives homeownership is becoming increasingly important.
No matter the living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether it’s a familiar scent or a favorite chair, the feel-good connections to our own homes can be more important to us than the financial ones. Here are some of the reasons why.
1. Owning your home is an accomplishment worth celebratingYou’ve put in a lot of work to achieve the dream of homeownership, and whether it’s your first home or your fifth, congratulations are in order for this … (0 comments)

san jose condos and townhomes for sale: Key Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage - 12/29/21 06:28 PM
Once you’ve found your dream home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. It’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating your new place, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any major life changes, be sure to consult your lender – someone who’s qualified to explain how your financial decisions may impact your home loan.
Here’s a list of things you shouldn’t do after applying for a mortgage. They’re all important to know – or simply just good reminders – for the process.
1. … (1 comments)

san jose condos and townhomes for sale: 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 condos and townhomes for sale: 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: 
https://search.mlslistings.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=DE-81614168160&L=1&eml=em1haGFuQGludGVyby5jb20=
 
Here is what sold or is under … (2 comments)

san jose condos and townhomes for sale: Thank you next? - 11/04/21 07:34 PM
A Year After Buying L.A. Mansion, Ariana Grande Sells It for $14M
 
Ariana Grande, the pop star, has sold her contemporary home in the Hollywood Hills for a cool $14 million.
True to her principle of “thank u, next,” she has moved on from the massive mansion that she scooped up just over a year ago.
The swanky estate on a perch high above Sunset Strip in Los Angeles had languished on the market since it was completed in 2018. Three years ago, the brand-new home, in the exclusive neighborhood known as the Bird Streets, had initially been offered at a high-flying $25.5 million.
 
The … (1 comments)

san jose condos and townhomes for sale: Does the Size of Your Down Payment Matter? - 11/04/21 11:32 AM
0 Cities Where You’ll Need the Biggest Down Payment To Snag a Home—and 10 Where You’ll Put Down the Least 
 
In this hot housing market, a sizable down payment always stands out. Here are 10 cities where buyers are bringing the most cash. On the flip side, we've also found 10 towns where a massive down payment isn't a requirement.
 
Here’s what it comes down to: Those with big bank accounts are obliterating the competition by winning bidding wars with all-cash offers. Meanwhile, the other 99% of Americans—the ones who need a mortgage to finance the largest purchase most will ever make—are struggling … (0 comments)

san jose condos and townhomes for sale: Foreclosures Are Shooting Up. Is It a Repeat of Crisis? - 11/02/21 09:55 PM
Foreclosures Are Shooting Up—Is It a Repeat of the Early 2000s Housing Crisis?
With a federal moratorium on foreclosures ending, loan forbearance relief running out, and no end to the COVID-19 pandemic in sight, the latest data shows that foreclosures are starting to jump up. The number of properties with foreclosure filings shot up a whopping 68% in the third quarter of 2021 compared with the previous year. They rose 34% compared with the previous quarter. 
OK, time to take a step back. Most housing and financial experts don’t believe this is the start to another foreclosure crisis reminiscent of the one about a decade … (0 comments)

 
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