Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

May 24, 2019

MaxReal Open Houses: Sat 5/25 & Sun 5/26

Click on each property image or address to view more details!

 


1194 Hyde Ave
San Jose, CA 95129

$1,899,000
Date: Sat 5/25 & Sun 5/26
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM



7564 Shadowhill Ln
Cupertino, CA 95014

$1,888,000
Date: Sat 5/25
Time: 2:30PM - 4:30PM



14679 Nelson Ct
San Jose, CA 95124

$1,880,000
Date: Sat 5/25, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Date: Sun 5/26, 2:00PM - 4:30PM



4329 Strawberry Park Dr
San Jose, CA 95129

$1,798,000
Date: Sat 5/25 & Sun 5/26
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM



3553 Cour De Jeune
San Jose, CA 95148

$1,648,000
Date: Sat 5/25 & Sun 5/26
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



2784 Valley Oak Loop
San Jose, CA 95135

$1,598,000
Date: Sat 5/25 & Sun 5/26
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



1995 Assunta Way
San Jose, CA 95124

$1,480,000
Date: Sat 5/25 & Sun 5/26
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



4442 Billings Cir
Santa Clara, CA 95054

$1,375,000
Date: Sat 5/25 & Sun 5/26
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



3803 Arbuckle Dr
San Jose, CA 95124

$1,298,000
Date: Sat 5/25 & Sun 5/26
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



48949 Air Fern Cmn
Fremont, CA 94539

$1,289,000
Date: Sat 5/25 & Sun 5/26
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM



948 E Duane Ave #200
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

$1,198,000
Date: Sat 5/25
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



20720 4th St #17
Saratoga, CA 95070

$1,198,000
Date: Sat 5/25 & Sun 5/26
Time: 1:30PM - 5:00PM



1356 Shelby Creek Ln
San Jose, CA 95120

$1,128,000
Date: Sat 5/25
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



4415 Norwalk Dr #21
San Jose, CA 95129

$798,000
Date: Sat 5/25 & Sun 5/26
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM



2223 Brega Ct
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

$539,950
Date: Sat 5/25 & Sun 5/26
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM



2009 22nd St
San Pablo, CA 94806

$349,888
Date: Sat 5/25
Time: 1:45PM - 3:30PM



1591 Ellis St #220
Concord, CA 94520

$228,000
Date: Sat 5/25
Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM


Posted in Open Houses
May 24, 2019

Alternative income documentation: Super Jumbo

Posted in Program
May 23, 2019

How to buy your first home

Buying a home is a major investment. Make sure you can afford it before moving forward.

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First-Time Home Buying Guide
"Navigating the waters of home financing isn’t always easy, but these articles can help guide you."
Posted in Tips & Strategies
May 22, 2019

Why so many homesellers enlist the help of a real estate agent

Did you know that FSBOs —homes that are For Sale by Owner — account for only about 8% of home sales? Or that many properties that start out as FSBOs end up being listed with and sold by a Realtor? Here’s why so many people sell their homes with the help of a real estate agent:

More exposure. Homes offered by owner get less exposure to home buyers, and in multiple offer situations, fewer bidders. The higher the number of bidders on a property and the more exposure a property gets, the better, when it comes to a home’s selling price.

Pricing assistance. A common mistake among those selling on their own is pricing their property too high or too low. A real estate agent is armed with information that can help you price your property right so that it sells quickly without leaving money on the table. So it’s not difficult to understand why the typical FSBO home sold for $185,000 compared with $240,000 for agent-assisted home sales. Real estate agents can be a tremendous help in setting the right listing price and helping home sellers get the most for their property.

Assistance with selling process. Real estate agents do many tasks other than simply helping you get the most money for your property. Agents manage all of the required paperwork involved in selling a home, help the seller determine things they should do before they list their home and during the listing process, and coordinate the other professionals involved in a home sale, such as an inspector and appraiser.

For assistance with your home sale, contact us today!

Posted in Tips & Strategies
May 21, 2019

Buyers want "smarter" homes. Do you have these tech features?

Attention homesellers: The age of the Smart Home is here. Appeal to tech savvy homebuyers with these top home technology features!

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Top 10 Tech Features Your Buyers Want
"While at least 40% of home buyers say they want these tech features, only about 21% currently have them—indicating that there is a market growth potential for these items."
Posted in Tips & Strategies
May 20, 2019

Today's tip: Don't forget about closing costs

Today's tip: Don't forget to take closing costs into consideration when making your plans.

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Posted in Tips & Strategies
May 17, 2019

MaxReal Open Houses: Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19

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1008 Wright Ct
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

$2,498,000
Date: Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19
Time: 1:30PM - 5:00PM



6002 Rainbow Dr
Cupertino, CA 95129

$1,999,000
Date: Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



14679 Nelson Ct
San Jose, CA 95124

$1,980,000
Date: Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



1194 Hyde Ave
San Jose, CA 95129

$1,899,000
Date: Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



4329 Strawberry Park Dr
San Jose, CA 95129

$1,798,000
Date: Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



2784 Valley Oak Loop
San Jose, CA 95135

$1,688,000
Date: Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



3553 Cour De Jeune
San Jose, CA 95148

$1,648,000
Date: Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



581 Monterey Ter
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

$1,399,999
Date: Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM



4442 Billings Cir
Santa Clara, CA 95054

$1,375,000
Date: Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



3803 Arbuckle Dr
San Jose, CA 95124

$1,298,000
Date: Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



48949 Air Fern Cmn
Fremont, CA 94539

$1,289,000
Date: Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM



948 E Duane Ave #200
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

$1,198,000
Date: Sat 5/18, 12:00PM - 4:30PM
Date: Sun 5/19, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



1656 Brookvale Dr
San Jose, CA 95129

$1,178,000
Date: Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



3508 Mount Davidson Ct
San Jose, CA 95124

$1,175,000
Date: Sun 5/19
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



1356 Shelby Creek Ln
San Jose, CA 95120

$1,128,000
Date: Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19
Time: 1:30PM - 5:00PM



4207 Hamilton Ave
San Jose, CA 95130

$938,888
Date: Sun 5/19
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM



4415 Norwalk Dr #21
San Jose, CA 95129

$798,000
Date: Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



7052 Cherry Chase Way
San Jose, CA 95139

$625,500
Date: Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19
Time: 2:00PM - 4:30PM



2223 Brega Ct
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

$539,950
Date: Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/19
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM


Posted in Open Houses
May 17, 2019

Increase your home value

Did you know? Here are some proven ways to increase your home value.

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5 Proven Ways to Increase Home Value
"If, like 70% of American homeowners, you believe your house is your biggest asset, taking care of it is probably a top priority. The good news is, keeping up with repairs and making smart improvements are both proven ways to increase home value over time."
Posted in Tips & Strategies
May 16, 2019

Avoid these 5 common first-time home-buying mistakes, especially for millennial buyers

Millennials: beware of these common first-time home-buying mistakes!

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5 common mistakes millennials make when buying their first home
"Many millennials are reaching a point in their lives when they are finally ready to become first-time homebuyers, which means they soon could be making a number of home buying mistakes. Here are five common mistakes millennial homebuyers make; the good news is that all of them are avoidable."
Posted in Tips & Strategies
May 15, 2019

Quality matters

In a recent survey, 78% of #homebuyers said they consider neighborhood quality to be more important than square footage. We understand how important that is!

Contact us today and let us help you find the right home.

Posted in Tips & Strategies