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!

Sept. 13, 2019

MaxReal Open Houses: Sat 9/14 & Sun 9/15

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

 


18110 Constitution Ave
Monte Sereno, CA 95030

$4,999,000
Sat 9/14, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/15, 1:45PM - 4:45PM



3403 Ramona St
Palo Alto, CA 94306

$2,688,000
Sat 9/14, 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/15, 1:00PM - 4:30PM



5490 Oak Park Dr
San Jose, CA 95129

$2,150,000
Sat 9/14, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/15, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



20436 Via Palamos
Cupertino, CA 95014

$2,038,888
Sat 9/14, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 9/15, 2:00PM - 5:00PM



5 Edinburgh Pl
Danville, CA 94526

$1,987,000
Sat 9/14, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 9/15, 1:00PM - 4:00PM



414 Crystalline Dr
Fremont, CA 94539

$1,899,000
Sat 9/14, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/15, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



1081 Corvette Dr
San Jose, CA 95129

$1,899,000
Sat 9/14, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/15, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



871 Lakehaven Dr
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

$1,888,888
Sun 9/15, 1:45PM - 4:45PM



1262 Cobblestone Dr
Campbell, CA 95008

$1,699,000
Sun 9/15, 1:00PM - 4:00PM



7076 Anjou Creek Cir
San Jose, CA 95120

$1,678,000
Sat 9/14, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/15, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



4226 Tobin Cir
Santa Clara, CA 95054

$1,398,000
Sat 9/14, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/15, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



684 Tarrytown Ct
San Jose, CA 95136

$1,279,500
Sat 9/14, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 9/15, 1:00PM - 4:00PM



1932 Foxworthy Ave
San Jose, CA 95124

$1,151,118
Sat 9/14, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 9/15, 1:00PM - 5:00PM



1110 Brooks Range Lndg
San Jose, CA 95131

$1,098,888
Sat 9/14, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/15, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



912 Campisi Way #114
Campbell, CA 95008

$999,000
Sat 8/10, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 8/11, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



1951 Dry Creek Rd
Campbell, CA 95008

$998,000
Sat 9/14, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



471 Wainwright Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

$998,000
Sat 9/14, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/15, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



19197 Almond Rd
Castro Valley, CA 94546

$915,000
Sat 9/14, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 9/15, 1:00PM - 4:00PM



5501 Great Oaks Pkwy
San Jose, CA 95123

$820,000
Sat 9/14, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 9/15, 1:00PM - 4:00PM



780 Luna Park Dr
San Jose, CA 95112

$810,000
Sat 9/14, 1:30PM - 5:00PM



5137 Dupont Ave
Newark, CA 94560

$788,000
Sat 9/14, 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Sun 9/15, 1:00PM - 4:30PM



6395 Joaquin Murieta Ave #J
Newark, CA 94560

$708,888
Sat 9/14, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/15, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



1910 Mount Vernon Ct #15
Mountain View, CA 94040

$599,000
Sat 9/14, 1:00PM - 4:00PM



1055 N Capitol Ave #193
San Jose, CA 95133

$529,000
Sat 9/14, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/15, 1:30PM - 4:30PM


Posted in Open Houses
Sept. 13, 2019

Today's tip: Buyer's market on the rise

The latest weekly trend shows a buyer's market on the rise. Are you prepared to meet this opportunity? Contact us for more knowledge and strategies.

Weekly mortgage applications rise as buyer’s market takes hold
"Homebuyers are taking advantage of lower mortgage rates and a slow summer for sellers, and that is driving mortgage applications higher. Total mortgage application volume rose 2% last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. Volume was up 69% compared with the same week one year ago, when interest rates were much higher."
Posted in Tips & Strategies
Sept. 12, 2019

Fall 2019 top landscape design trends

If you're thinking about selling your home this fall, you'll want to get a head start on capturing buyer attention with these landscape design trends of the season! Contact us for more knowledge and strategies.

THE TOP 4 LANDSCAPE DESIGN TRENDS OF FALL 2019
"It’s time to upgrade your home with textured plantings, jewel tones, cozy outdoor living styles and lush lawns this season. Fall welcomes endless opportunities for homeowners to enjoy their outdoor spaces, and NALP trends help forecast elements of design and maintenance that influence how Americans will spend their time outside this fall."
Posted in Tips & Strategies
Sept. 11, 2019

Upgrading and selling like a pro

How did this fairly basic home sell for nearly $1 million more than the seller originally purchased it for? Experts weigh in on the design changes that sealed the deal. Contact us for more knowledge and strategies.

Lessons From Listings Photos: An Open Floor Plan Helped This CA Home Score a $900K Profit
"Built in the 1970s, it lacked most of the contemporary features that today's buyers are really looking for. So, after a modern update, it's no surprise that it sold for nearly $1 million more than the seller purchased it for. What sort of design changes sealed the deal? We asked experts to weigh in on what the seller did right—and how you can incorporate similar choices into your home."
Posted in Tips & Strategies
Sept. 10, 2019

How to read the real estate market

Do you know the right time to buy? Understanding the real estate market is essential to this decision. Contact us for more knowledge and strategies.

Should I Buy? How To Read The Real Estate Market "No matter what time of year it is, clients and friends are always asking me, 'Is now a good time to buy real estate?' I firmly believe that real estate is always worth investing in, but buying at the right time can make a big difference in what you can afford. Understanding your real estate market is the best way to know whether or not it's the right time for you to buy property."
Posted in Tips & Strategies
Sept. 9, 2019

Looking for a great home?

Dreaming of the perfect home in a great neighborhood? Let us help you take the first step toward homeownership today.

Posted in Tips & Strategies
Sept. 6, 2019

MaxReal Open Houses: Sat 9/7 & Sun 9/8

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

 


18110 Constitution Ave
Monte Sereno, CA 95030

$4,999,000
Sat 9/7, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/8, 1:45PM - 5:00PM



5640 Kimberly St
San Jose, CA 95129

$2,868,000
Sat 9/7, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/8, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



3403 Ramona St
Palo Alto, CA 94306

$2,688,000
Sat 9/7, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/8, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



20697 Scofield Dr
Cupertino, CA 95014

$2,300,000
Sat 9/7, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 9/8, 2:00PM - 5:00PM



20436 Via Palamos
Cupertino, CA 95014

$2,038,888
Sat 9/7, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 9/8, 2:00PM - 5:00PM



5 Edinburgh Pl
Danville, CA 94526

$1,987,000
Sat 9/7, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 9/8, 1:00PM - 4:00PM



414 Crystalline Dr
Fremont, CA 94539

$1,899,000
Sat 9/7, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/8, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



871 Lakehaven Dr
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

$1,888,888
Sun 9/8, 1:45PM - 4:45PM



7076 Anjou Creek Cir
San Jose, CA 95120

$1,678,000
Sat 9/7, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/8, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



3066 Paseo Granada
Pleasanton, CA 94566

$1,499,500
Sat 9/7, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 9/8, 1:00PM - 4:00PM



4226 Tobin Cir
Santa Clara, CA 95054

$1,398,000
Sat 9/7, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/8, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



1695 Salamoni Ct
San Jose, CA 95133

$1,199,000
Sat 9/7, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/8, 1:00PM - 4:00PM



458 Curie Dr
San Jose, CA 95123

$1,150,000
Sat 9/7, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/8, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



471 Wainwright Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

$1,088,000
Sat 9/7, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/8, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



1951 Dry Creek Rd
Campbell, CA 95008

$998,000
Sat 9/7, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/8, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



4108 George Ave #5
San Mateo, CA 94403

$899,888
Sat 9/7, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/8, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



5501 Great Oaks Pkwy
San Jose, CA 95123

$820,000
Sat 9/7, 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Sun 9/8, 1:30PM - 4:00PM



780 Luna Park Dr
San Jose, CA 95112

$810,000
Sat 9/7, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 9/8, 1:00PM - 4:00PM



6395 Joaquin Murieta Ave #J
Newark, CA 94560

$708,888
Sat 9/7, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/8, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



19 Sister City Way
Gilroy, CA 95020

$699,000
Sat 9/7, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 9/8, 1:00PM - 4:00PM



350 N 2nd St #123
San Jose, CA 95112

$688,000
Sat 9/7, 2:00PM - 4:00PM



2567 Village Dr
Union City, CA 94587

$688,000
Sat 9/7, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 9/8, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



1572 Four Oaks Cir
San Jose, CA 95131

$579,000
Sun 9/8, 1:30PM - 4:30PM


Posted in Open Houses
Sept. 6, 2019

Buying a home is the “best decision they have ever made,” say renters-turned-homeowners

New survey data from Bank of America shows nearly all renters who became homeowners are happy about buying their home and would not go back to renting. Don't miss out on your opportunity!

Nearly all homebuyers are happy they stopped renting
"The study, which is based on a national sample of more than 2,500 people, asked several questions, including 'Does owning a home make you happier than renting?' To that question, 93% of the respondents answered yes, while only 7% said no. Beyond that, more than 80% of homeowners said they wouldn’t go back to renting. According to the study, 88% of homeowners agree that buying a home is the 'best decision they have ever made,' while 79% believe that owning a home has changed them for the better."
Posted in Tips & Strategies
Sept. 5, 2019

Stop putting off your own American Dream

Owning a home may not be as far out of the realm of possibility as you might think. If any of these reasons have been holding you back, now might be a good time to reevaluate!

Stop Making Excuses! Busting the Most Common Reasons for Not Buying a Home
"We get it—investing in real estate is a huge commitment. It's scary and exciting all at the same time. But what if buying actually is in the realm of possibility? Think of all of the reasons you've ever given for not getting into the real estate game. Now allow us to poke holes in those theories."
Posted in Tips & Strategies
Sept. 4, 2019

Forecast: U.S. home prices will rise 5.4% by July 2020

According to Corelogic's latest forecast, home prices will likely jump 5.4% by July 2020, due to low mortgage rates, low inventory, and increase in household income. Contact us for more knowledge and strategies.

CoreLogic: Home-price gains will pick up speed
"Low mortgage rates coupled with a scarcity of inventory are driving gains in home prices because lower financing costs mean borrowers can qualify for bigger mortgages. A shortage of homes for sale, especially in lower-price segments of the market, are giving sellers the opportunity to hold out for the prices they want. Also supporting home-price gains is an increase in U.S. household income, said Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic’s chief economist."
Posted in Tips & Strategies