Common Issues With Older Homes Older homes in Santa Clara can be anything built from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s and 1970’s. Personally I don’t consider homes built after 1980 that old. That’s mainly due to the materials and building techniques. By the 1980’s walls were being sheered and there were more seismic improvements […]
https://vimeo.com/383411918 2019 December home sales in Santa Clara consisted of 39 single-family homes that closed escrow, a decrease from the 48 homes sold in November. Average days on market heald steady at 23 days, and median days increased to 13 from 10. The average price of a home sold in December 2019 was $1.38M which […]
https://vimeo.com/377654521 2019 November home sales in Santa Clara consisted of 48 single-family homes that closed escrow, a slight increase from the 45 homes sold in October. Average days on market decreased to 23 days from 26 days, and median days decreased to 10 from 16. The average price of a home sold in November 2019 […]
As you make payments against your mortgage, you build equity in your home. This equity can be used to secure future loans, making it easier to refinance your home or cover certain other expenses. Depending on your needs, you might consider taking out a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit (HELOC). […]
As we approach the end of the year, many homeowners find themselves asking the question, “If we’re currently in a strong real estate market, why won’t my house sell?”
Homeowners may think real estate agents are all the same, or that they will only spend a couple of weeks with the person, so it doesn’t matter—but when you’re bringing another person into your life, your finances, and your home for weeks at a time, it’s crucial to take the time to choose the right one.
We make sure to carefully plan the updates we do when we are preparing our listings to sell. The goal is to make sure they create value and bring the best return.
2019 October home sales in Santa Clara consisted of 45 single-family homes that closed escrow, a slight increase from the 44 homes sold in September. Average days on market decreased to 26 days from 34 days, and median days decreased to 16 from 17. The average price of a home sold in October 2019 was […]
Pradeep and Raji had purchased a townhome several years ago. The home had served them and their two children well, but they were aspiring to own a single-family home.
Purchasing a home is a major investment, and as with any investment, it is important to be educated before you dive in. Once you have a basic understanding of what home ownership entails, you must carefully consider whether you are truly ready to buy. When determining whether you are ready to buy your first house, […]
Deb and Tom had left silicon valley years ago. They retired about 3 hours away, in Northern California. The only thing that kept them coming back was caring for their aging aunt who lived in Sunnyvale.
Staging by far is the least expensive and least intrusive way to get your home sold for a higher dollar amount. With the right amount of updates, a home that is staged well will show and feel completely different than one that was listed as-is. As a seller, it’s this difference that you want to […]