san jose condos 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 for sale: Top 3 Myths About Today’s Real Estate Market - 12/30/21 10:35 PM
There are many conflicting headlines when it comes to describing today’s real estate market. Some are making comparisons to the market we experienced 10 years ago and are starting to believe that we may be doomed to repeat ourselves. Others are just plain wrong when it comes to what it takes to qualify for a mortgage.
Today, we want to try and clear the air by shedding some light on what’s causing some of these headlines, as well as what’s truly going on.
Myth #1: We Are Headed for Another Housing BubbleHome prices have appreciated year-over-year for the last 76 straight months. Many areas … (1 comments)

san jose condos for sale: Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing Market - 12/29/21 06:21 PM
As we move into 2022, both buyers and sellers are wondering, what’s next? Will there be more homes available to buy? Will prices keep climbing? How high will mortgage rates go? For the answer to those questions and more, we turn to the experts. Here’s a look at what they say we can expect in 2022.
Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist, First American:“Consensus forecasts put rates at about 3.7% by the end of next year. So, that’s still historically low, but certainly higher than they are today.”
Danielle Hale, Chief Economist, realtor.com:“Affordability will increasingly be a challenge as interest rates and prices rise, but remote work may expand search areas and … (0 comments)

san jose condos for sale: Home Is Where the Heart Is More than Ever This Year - 12/05/21 09:15 AM
There’s no denying the financial benefits of homeownership, but what’s often overlooked are the feelings of gratitude, security, pride, and comfort we get from owning a home. This year, those emotions are stronger than ever. We’ve lived through a time that has truly changed our needs and who we are, and as a result, homeownership has a whole new meaning for many of us.
“Last year, staying home became a necessity and that caused many homeowners to have renewed gratitude for the roof over their head.”
As a nation, we continue to work through the challenges of a pandemic that’s pushed us all to new … (0 comments)

san jose condos for sale: Sellers: You’ll Likely Get Multiple Strong Offers This Season - 11/16/21 12:50 PM
This Holiday season is posed to have a competitive sellers market. What does it mean? You are in a good place to receive multiple offers which usually brings more favorable terms and a higher sale price for you as a result!
 
Today’s buyers are still dealing with a limited number of homes for sale. Thanks to continued low inventory, those buyers are competing with one another for their dream home. And when that happens, if your house is one of the few on the market, it will rise to the top of the pool – and it will be worth it.
 
Nationwide, the … (0 comments)

san jose condos for sale: Time for your home to shine!!! - 11/14/21 10:49 AM
 
Happy Sunday! Here is your latest inventory update. Number of available homes is going down but buyers are still out there! Today, your home has a platform with more room to be seen and shine! Message me for Holiday marketing plan to understand the difference in marketing now ...vs. waiting for spring!
And for you my favorite #downtownsanjose dwellers and #japantownsanjose inventory is only 49 units. Competition is near none! Let's talk!
https://search.mlslistings.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=DE-81443440116&L=1&eml=em1haGFuQGludGVyby5jb20=
 
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san jose condos 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 for sale: How to Avoid Buying a Haunted House! - 10/26/21 11:11 PM
How to Avoid Buying a Haunted House!
Know your state’s disclosure laws!
The rules on what sellers have to disclose to buyers vary by state—and sometimes even by city. Sometimes you’ll receive the full picture about a house’s history, but there’s also chance you could be left in the dark.  A haunted house falls under the category of a stigmatized property.
A stigmatized property is home that may be displeasing to buyers for other reasons besides its physical condition. In many states, it’s not mandatory to disclose a stigma like a murder, suicide, or crime—or paranormal activity.
 
You can check with a real estate attorney in your … (0 comments)

san jose condos for sale: Breaking news! TOMORROW register for update! - 10/07/21 03:29 PM
What is new today? We have 48 active condo/townhomes (see link below) on the market and 47 Single family homes. Market slowed down a little bit so if you are looking to transition from your condo to something with more yard this is a good news for you!How? Reach out to me to find out!https://search.mlslistings.com/DE.asp?ID=DE-79945638001&eml=em1haGFuQGludGVyby5jb20= www.HomeSearchOnMLS.com   … (0 comments)

san jose condos for sale: It's never been better!!! Buying or selling your home? - 10/07/21 03:27 PM
Inventory in Downtown SJ is on continuous decline since July. We peaked at 1,057 single family homes and 583 condos/townhomes for Santa Clara county. Downtown has 59 units for sale today and about half of them are on the market longer than 30 days so expect your home to sit on the market little longer than used to. If you have any questions let me know or register for our free Thursday market update or request free online Q&A! See week by week inventory update! www.HomesearchOnMLS.com   … (1 comments)

san jose condos for sale: Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No. - 04/13/20 11:25 AM
With over 90% of Americans now under a shelter-in-place order, many experts are warning that the American economy is heading toward a recession, if it’s not in one already. What does that mean to the residential real estate market?
COVID-19 hit the pause button on the American economy in the middle of March. Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Morgan Stanley are all calling for a deep dive in the economy in the second quarter of this year. Though we may not yet be in a recession by the technical definition of the word today, most believe history will show we were in one from April … (0 comments)

san jose condos for sale: Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales? - 04/06/20 01:06 PM
Ten million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks. The next announced unemployment rate on May 8th is expected to be in the double digits. Because the health crisis brought the economy to a screeching halt, many are feeling a personal financial crisis. James Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, explained that the government is trying to find ways to assist those who have lost their jobs and the companies which were forced to close (think: your neighborhood restaurant). 
“This is a planned, organized partial shutdown of the U.S. economy in the second quarter. The overall goal is to keep … (0 comments)

san jose condos for sale: Interest Rates Vs. Your Monthly Housing Payments - 03/04/20 01:51 PM
Spring is right around the corner, so flowers are starting to bloom, and many potential homebuyers are getting ready to step into the market. If you’re thinking of buying this season, here’s how mortgage interest rates are working in your favor. To put this in perspective, the following chart from the same article shows how average mortgage rates by decade have impacted the approximate monthly payment of a $200,000 home over time: Keep in mind, if interest rates go up, this can push many potential homebuyers out of the market. You certainly don’t want to be priced out of the market … (1 comments)

san jose condos for sale: It's National Cut your Energy Cost day! But how? Here are few ideas. - 01/10/20 11:22 AM
It's National Cut your Energy Cost day! :-) But how? Here are few ideas. :-) Some Highlights: · On January 10th of each year, “National Cut Your Energy Costs Day” encourages consumers to reduce their overall energy costs by improving home efficiency. · According to Freddie Mac, a typical U.S. family spends $2,200 per year on energy bills. By making energy efficient upgrades, you could reduce your energy bills by up to 30%. · To assess the energy efficiency of your home and see how it measures up, take a moment to check out Home Energy Yardstick to calculate your estimated … (0 comments)

san jose condos for sale: How to Find the Down Payment for Your First Home - 12/27/19 10:39 AM
How to Find the Down Payment for Your First Home If you’re in the market for buying your first home, chances are you have some money saved but you might be worrying a bit about having enough for the down payment. This is especially true for millennials just a few years into the workforce who probably are just learning why their parents always told them to save some of their paycheck each week.
Sure, the prospect of saving enough might be difficult to digest when you’re eager to get house hunting, which is why sometimes it makes sense to explore some … (1 comments)

san jose condos for sale: Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs? - 12/09/19 05:24 PM
Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage.
 
When you close on a home, a number of fees are due. They typically range from 2% to 5% of the total cost of the home, and can include title insurance, origination fees, underwriting fees, document preparation fees, and more.
 
For those who buy a $250,000 home, for example, that amount could be between $5,000 and $12,500 in closing fees. Keep … (0 comments)

san jose condos for sale: OPEN OPEN OPEN! Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30PM Don't miss out! - 12/07/19 01:21 PM
Holiday Special!!! Amazing opportunity to get yourself an amazing home before end of the year! Yes, inventory is low. Paired up with low interest rates we are expecting a busy spring so don’t wait to compete! This home is available now! 
Elegant unit in quiet location, walking distance to San Pedro Market, shopping and fun of San Jose’s downtown living. You can watch the skyline of SJ downtown literally rise from here! 19ft ceilings and abundance of natural light. Unique floor- plan connecting the loft and traditional bedrooms create amazing and elegant living space. New carpet and paint! 2 full bathrooms and … (3 comments)

san jose condos for sale: Millennials Are on the Move as First-Time Homebuyers - 12/06/19 12:09 PM
Millennials Are on the Move as First-Time Homebuyers 
 
Some Highlights:
· According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time homebuyers is 32.
· With more millennials entering a homebuying phase of life, they are driving a large portion of the buyer appetite in the market, keeping buyer activity strong.
· More and more “old millennials” (ages 25-36) are realizing that homeownership is now within their grasp, and they’re actively dominating the first-time homebuyer market! 
 
#Millennials #BuyHome #SellHome #AmericanDream #LowRates #Invest #Realtor #LetsTalk
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san jose condos for sale: The difference one hour makes... - 11/02/19 11:57 AM
As most of the world adjusts the clock this Sunday I want to put this 60 minutes in prospective and he difference one hour makes in the Real Estate world...
Every Hour in the U.S. Housing market:
       614 Homes Are Sold        95 Homes Regain Positive Equity        Median Home Values Go Up $1.38 #FallBack #RealEstate #HolidayMarketingProgram #LowInventory #Shine #prepare #Sell #MoveAtYourOwnTerms #LetTalk
 
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san jose condos for sale: Off market alert!!! - 10/20/19 01:30 PM
OFF MARKET ALERT! Beautiful, modern and spacious unit at 350 N 2nd St, San Jose Coming soon! Available to show prior to market Be the first one to see... PM me for more info and a private tour! #YourNeighborhoodExpert #Japantown #SanJoseDowntown#SanJose #Live #Invest #Root #Enjoy #LetsTalk
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