Menlo Park, CA Real Estate News

 I have lost Face with FaceBook by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz Around 2 months ago I closed 2 FaceBook accounts and still have 2 others active. The problem is with all these privacy breaches that have been going on with FaceBook I am very disappointed. Also July 14th FaceBook has a (NEW) privacy policy that the network just wants you to click agree on, and I'm sure without having the time to read it and or understand it's contents. So that being said I will no longer be logging into my 2 FaceBook accounts after July 7th because I do not want to be a part of this type of network that robs me of my personal information, data collecting, etc. If you want to find me then Google Robert Swetz, Vegas Bob and or Robert Vegas Bob Swetz there is plenty of information and other networks to find me.I wi...
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I deleted one of my FaceBook accounts today and there may be more ...Late last evening and into this morning I started to unfriend family and friends at one of my FaceBook accounts.The FaceBook a account that I just deleted was opened up in March of 2008 so it took me around 2+ hours to delete everything.I know FaceBook and the FBI keep everything that was ever loaded including photos, friends, etc but I still wanted to delete what I could. I have a couple other FaceBook accounts that I will be cleaning up, dropping so called friends and acquaintances, and possibly deleting? So if for some reason you were a family member and or friend of my FaceBook account that's gone, please search Robert Swetz, Vegas Bob or Alaska Bob and I might add you as a friend ;o)
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By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Our Peninsula Humane Society takes our pets and animals in need of homes seriously. But not all activities are serious; some are purely fun, while raising funds at the same time to support the PHS and their shelter animals.One of the fun ones is the the Easter Egg Hunt for dogs, sponsored by Wags Hotels. The previous link takes you to more information, and an online form where you can purchase your tickets in advance.Who: You and your dogWhat: Easter egg hunt for dogs, a raffle, tasty tidbits, photo op with your dog and the Easter BunnyWhere: Burgess Park, Menlo Park, CAWhen: Saturday morning, March 24, 2018Why: To have fun while raising funds for the Peninsula Humane Society and the SPCAI know 3 little members of my extended family who should be there!
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By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Did you know that every year over 4 million people in 20 countries participate in Relay for Life? This is the American Cancer Society's big event that raises awareness of cancer and the importance of screening; it raises much-needed funds for cancer research, and creates an environment of hope, healing and camaraderie among the participants.Today, August 6, 2016, is the Relay for Life day in Menlo Park, California. Every year we join a friend's team, Joie de Vivre, and walk and talk, make new friends and touch base with others. We laugh and are somber in turns, reveling in the stories of survivors, and remembering loved ones and friends who are no longer with us. We give support to those who need it, and take solace and comfort from others. True community.This past week was a hard one a...
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By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
Rent Payments Can Really Add Up!No matter how much you pay in rent, you might be surprised what it adds up to over the years. Investing your money is a wiser financial choice. With the current home prices and mortgage rates, this is an excellent time to look into buying your own home in Menlo Park , California. Rent Payments Can Really Add Up! No matter how much you pay in rent, you might be surprised what it adds up to over the years. Investing your money is a wiser financial choice. With the current home prices and mortgage rates, this is an excellent time to look into buying your own home in Burlingame, California. Common Concerns of Renters and Homeowners - Advantages and Considerations BUYINGProperty builds equityResponsible for maintenanceTax deductible mortgage interest*Responsib...
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By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
A day of rest was created by someone really smart.  Working as a real estate professional today is truly a 24/7 endeavor.  A single agent cannot tackle their phone round the clock, despite best efforts and working as a team leader or being part of a team has it’s limitations too. Too much busy is bad for the soul! Instead of ‘revving up’, why not ‘wind down’ once in a while.  Better yet, schedule it.  Have it blocked off in your calendar and most of all, stick to your schedule! Taking a day off is not a crime. So, today I begin my own personal quest to be Social on Sundays and take time off to rest, relax and play.  There is so much to do in so many #SiliconValleyHOODS. For our inaugural Social Sunday experience, we started with a plan:Meet a friend of my husband’s at a local restaurant...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
      Anyone trying to buy a home in Menlo Park right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Menlo Park homes sell with multiple offers way over list price. Some homes go as much as 30% over asking, but some do not. How does a buyer make the decision about how much to offer to have the winning bid in a Menlo Park multiple offer situation and not overpay? The answer is not simple, and sometimes it is  not a question of price, but terms, like contingencies, length of escrow, length of rent back, etc. But for right now, let's just discuss price. Here are some things to keep in mind when you make an offer on a Menlo Park home in a multiple offer situation, 1. In my opinion the most important thing is, how much is this home worth to you? In ot...
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By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
What's the market like? It's a common question I hear from buyers hoping to find a home in the sought-after town of Menlo Park, CA Let's take a look, starting with a glimpse of what happened in 2014 in some of the Peninsula and Silicon Valley towns neighboring Menlo Park. This chart was prepared over a week ago, so the number of active listings has changed, as reported below.   As you can see, all these Peninsula and Silicon Valley towns show a very strong market in 2014. Days on market are very short, median sales prices are up over list prices -- all indicators of a seller's market. The question people are wondering is whether this will continue in 2015, and of course there is no crystal ball. However, there are indicators. Taking just the single-family market in Menlo Park: As of thi...
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By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans in Menlo Park CA and 100% financing on VA Loans - the best loan program and loan payment in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for active duty and honorably discharged Veterans. Here are some of the main features of this great program: - 100% financing, no down payment required. - Monthly mortgage insurance is not tacked on to your payment. - More lenient credit qualifying standards than other types of mortgage loans. - Low rates compared to other loan programs. Here's how to qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in Menlo Park CA: You must first verify your eligibility. Eligibility is verified by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. An approved Menlo Park VA loan lender can order your COE for you, or you can c...
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By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans in Menlo Park CA and 100% VA Loans - the best loan program in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel. Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program: - Up to 100% financing, with no down required. - No monthly mortgage insurance added to your payment. - More lenient credit qualifying standards than other types of mortgage loans. - Low rates compared to other loan programs. So how do you qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in Menlo Park CA? The first step is to verify your eligibility. Eligibility is verified by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Menlo Park CA VA mortgage loan lender to order your ...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
Anyone trying to buy a home in Menlo Park right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Menlo Park homes sell with multiple offers way over list price. Some homes go as much as 30% over asking, but some do not. How does a buyer make the decision about how much to offer to have the winning bid in a Menlo Park multiple offer situation and not overpay? The answer is not simple, and sometimes it is  not a question of price, but terms, like contingencies, length of escrow, length of rent back, etc. But for right now, let's just discuss price. Here are some things to keep in mind when you make an offer on a Menlo Park home in a multiple offer situation, 1. In my opinion the most important thing is, how much is this home worth to you? In other wo...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
In this crazy market of homes getting five, ten, fifteen, even twenty offers, everyone knows that buyers are taking a risk when they make a non contingent offer on a Menlo Park home. This means that the buyer is waiving all rights to inspect the house as well as any rights to back out of the offer on the Menlo Park home for sale if the bank turns down the request for a loan. A non contingent offer on a Menlo Park home also means that no matter what the home appraises for, the buyer agrees to make up the difference in cash. Here is how it works.  The home is listed for $995,000. The winning offer is $1,300,000. The buyer is going to put 20% down or $$260,000 and get a loan for $1,040,000.  The buyer shows proof of funds of $350,000. Now let's say the Menlo Park real estate agent represe...
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By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans in Menlo Park California and 100% San Mateo County VA Loans - the best loan program in California! Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today. Here are some of the highlights of this incredible program: - Zero Down Payment, 100% financing. - No monthly mortgage insurance added to your payment. - Compared to other types of mortgage loans, easier credit-qualifying requirements. - Low fixed mortgage rates result in a low monthly payment. How do you know if you qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in Menlo Park California? First of all, you must verify your eligibility. Eligibility is verified by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. A Menlo Park California VA l...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
The Menlo Park May 2014 home sales report reflects the strong market throughout Silicon Valley and the fast pace of sales in Menlo Park.  31 of 36 home sales that closed escrow in May were sold within 30 days, with a median selling period of just 11 days.  Prices were strong for condos and single family homes. New homes are coming on the market at a steady rate for the summer – and selling just ask quickly.  Forty two of the 50 homes on the market were listed within the past month.  Thirty five of the 44 homes now in escrow sold in less than 30 days. June 1st Menlo Park Market Snapshot: Homes active on the market: 50, up from 31 last month (click to view active listings > Menlo Park homes for sale) Distressed properties for sale:  Short Sale – 0  Foreclosure – 1 Price range of active li...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
As a Menlo Park Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Menlo Park?" The answer is simple:   Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers.   There are currently 35 single family Menlo Park homes for sale up from 25 last week.   There are currently 9 Menlo Park town homes/condos up from 4 last week.   There are currently 36 pending sales of Menlo Park single family homes up from 27 last week.   There are currently 4 pending sales of Menlo Park homes/Condos  down from 6 last week.   This week there were 12 new Menlo Park single family home listings and 3 new Menlo Park condo listings. Not nearly enough to satisfy demand but hopefully more are on the way.   In April of 2014 there were 28 single family Menlo Park homes sold ranging in price from $648,000 to $4,985,000.  I...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
As a Menlo Park Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Menlo Park?" The answer is simple:   Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers.   There are currently 25 single family Menlo Park homes for sale up from 20 last week.   There are currently 4 Menlo Park town homes/condos down from 5 last week.   There are currently 27 pending sales of Menlo Park single family homes up from 26 last week.   There are currently 6 pending sales of Menlo Park homes/Condos  up from 5 last week.   This week there were 11 new Menlo Park single family home listings and 1 new Menlo Park condo listings. Not nearly enough to satisfy demand but hopefully more are on the way.   In April of 2014 there were 28 single family Menlo Park homes sold ranging in price from $648,000 to $4,985,000.  I...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
As a Menlo Park Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Menlo Park?" The answer is simple:   Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers.   There are currently 20 single family Menlo Park homes for sale up from 13 last week.   There are currently 5 Menlo Park town homes/condos up from 3 last week.   There are currently 26 pending sales of Menlo Park single family homes down from 27 last week.   There are currently 5 pending sales of Menlo Park homes/Condos  up from 3 last week.   This week there were 9 new Menlo Park single family home listings and 3 new Menlo Park condo listings. Not nearly enough to satisfy demand but hopefully more are on the way and a lot more than on Easter Week.   In March of 2014 there were 26 single family Menlo Park homes sold ranging in pri...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
As a Menlo Park Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Menlo Park?" The answer is simple:   Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers.   There are currently 13 single family Menlo Park homes for sale down from 19 last week.   There are currently 3 Menlo Park town homes/condos down from 4 last week.   There are currently 27 pending sales of Menlo Park single family homes down from 34 last week.   There are currently 3 pending sales of Menlo Park homes/Condos  down from 4 last week.   This week there were 2 new Menlo Park single family home listings and 1 new Menlo Park condo listings. Not nearly enough to satisfy demand but hopefully more are on the way as this week had Easter Week-end.   In March of 2014 there were 26 single family Menlo Park homes sold ranging in...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
As a Menlo Park Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Menlo Park?" The answer is simple:   Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers.   There are currently 19 single family Menlo Park homes for sale down from 20 last week.   There are currently 4 Menlo Park town homes/condos down from 6 last week.   There are currently 34 pending sales of Menlo Park single family homes up from 24 last week.   There are currently 4 pending sales of Menlo Park homes/Condos  up from 2 last week.   This week there were 8 new Menlo Park single family home listings and 1 new Menlo Park condo listings. Not nearly enough to satisfy demand but hopefully more are on the way and it is an increase from last week.   In March of 2014 there were 26 single family Menlo Park homes sold ranging in...
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