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 14, 2019

Today’s tip: Outdoor living season is prime time for indoor improvements

Outdoor living season is here. With your loved ones spending more time outside, this could be the perfect time for indoor home improvements. What items on your renovation to-do list could be most easily finished during these longer days and warmer temperatures?

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Posted in Tips & Strategies
May 13, 2019

Today’s tip: Avoid fraud scams when buying or selling homes

Fraud scams are on the rise. Here are some important tips for preventing the scam and how to handle the aftermath.

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Buying Or Selling A House? Here's How To Avoid Fraud Scams
"With the FBI reporting nearly $150 million in real estate fraud losses last year, it seems Americans—and the industry pros who serve them—need to step up their game in the cybersecurity department."
Posted in Tips & Strategies
May 10, 2019

MaxReal Open Houses: Sat 5/11 & Sun 5/12

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21890 Rucker Dr
Cupertino, CA 95014

$2,388,000
Date: Sat 5/11 & Sun 5/12
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



10117 Stern Ave
Cupertino, CA 95014

$2,288,000
Date: Sat 5/11, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Date: Sun 5/12, 1:00PM - 3:00PM



740 Coronado Ln
Foster City, CA 94404

$1,999,000
Date: Sat 5/11 & Sun 5/12
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



14679 Nelson Ct
San Jose, CA 95124

$1,980,000
Date: Sat 5/11 & Sun 5/12
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



7564 Shadowhill Ln
Cupertino, CA 95014

$1,888,000
Date: Sun 5/12
Time: 2:30PM - 4:30PM



4329 Strawberry Park Dr
San Jose, CA 95129

$1,698,888
Date: Sat 5/11 & Sun 5/12
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



2784 Valley Oak Loop
San Jose, CA 95135

$1,688,000
Date: Sat 5/11 & Sun 5/12
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



3553 Cour De Jeune
San Jose, CA 95148

$1,648,000
Date: Sat 5/11 & Sun 5/12
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



5506 Harwood Rd
San Jose, CA 95124

$1,438,000
Date: Sat 5/11 & Sun 5/12
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



572 E Duane Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

$1,388,000
Date: Sat 5/11
Time: 1:30PM - 5:00PM



3803 Arbuckle Dr
San Jose, CA 95124

$1,298,000
Date: Sat 5/11 & Sun 5/12
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



48949 Air Fern Cmn
Fremont, CA 94539

$1,289,000
Date: Sat 5/11 & Sun 5/12
Time: 1:00PM - 5:00PM



1656 Brookvale Dr
San Jose, CA 95129

$1,178,000
Date: Sat 5/11 & Sun 5/12
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



3508 Mount Davidson Ct
San Jose, CA 95124

$1,175,000
Date: Sat 5/11
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



6314 Honeysuckle Dr
Newark, CA 94560

$968,800
Date: Sat 5/11, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Date: Sun 5/12, 1:30PM - 5:00PM



832 Harmony Pl
Milpitas, CA 95035

$898,000
Date: Sat 5/11 & Sun 5/12
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



4415 Norwalk Dr #21
San Jose, CA 95129

$798,000
Date: Sat 5/11 & Sun 5/12
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



450 Navaro Way #221
San Jose, CA 95134

$719,000
Date: Sat 5/11 & Sun 5/12
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM



3309 Nicol
Oakland, CA 94602

$599,000
Date: Sat 5/11
Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM


Posted in Open Houses
May 10, 2019

Alternative Income Documentation: WVOE; CPA letter, P&L, Business license; No tax return

Posted in Program
May 9, 2019

Best Home-Selling Advice

Struggling to attract buyers? Consider updating your landscaping and bathrooms. They account for 80% of purchase decisions!

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The Best Home-Selling Advice I've Heard, Ever
Posted in Tips & Strategies
May 8, 2019

Buying a small home? Here are some tips to make it look bigger

Whether it’s your first, second or third home, you can’t always afford all the space you want. Here’s how to make any home feel more spacious:

Choose colors wisely. Darker paint colors and tones can bring warmth to a room and make it feel cozy, but when a space is small to begin with, they can make it feel like the walls are closing in on you. Choose light and airy colors to create an open feeling and make a space seem larger. But that doesn’t mean everything needs to be white and sterile. Accessorizing with pops of color or accent pieces will keep things interesting.

Go easy on the furniture. Using too much furniture, or the wrong scale of furniture, can induce a feeling of claustrophobia. For example, if you have a small living room, a giant sectional sofa may not be the best furniture choice. Too much furniture can have the same effect. A room should be open enough that you have space to move around in it. If furniture is blocking walkways or restricting access, it’s probably the wrong scale for the room.

Use multi-purpose pieces. Multi-functional pieces, such as a bed with storage drawers underneath or an end table that’s also a bookshelf, can help make your room feel bigger.

Keep clutter under control. Trinkets, knick-knacks, or too much stuff everywhere can be overwhelming. Keep rooms free of clutter to make them feel more open and spacious.

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Posted in Tips & Strategies
May 7, 2019

Today’s tip: Improving home exterior increases value

Curb appeal and landscaping can make all the difference in the value of your home. How does your house look at first glance?

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Posted in Tips & Strategies
May 6, 2019

Today’s tip: Hold off on major purchases

Today's tip: Don't make any major purchases during the mortgage application process.

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Posted in Tips & Strategies
May 3, 2019

MaxReal Open Houses: Sat 5/4 & Sun 5/5

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10117 Stern Ave
Cupertino, CA 95014

$2,288,000
Date: Sat 5/4 & Sun 5/5
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM



4338 Burdick Ln
Santa Clara, CA 95054

$2,188,000
Date: Sat 5/4 & Sun 5/5
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



740 Coronado Ln
Foster City, CA 94404

$1,999,000
Date: Sat 5/4, 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Date: Sun 5/5, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



14679 Nelson Ct
San Jose, CA 95124

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



26 Barcelona Cir
Redwood City, CA 94065

$1,699,000
Date: Sun 5/5
Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM



4329 Strawberry Park Dr
San Jose, CA 95129

$1,698,888
Date: Sat 5/4 & Sun 5/5
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



2784 Valley Oak Loop
San Jose, CA 95135

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



1167 Myrtle Dr
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

$1,649,800
Date: Sat 5/4 & Sun 5/5
Time: 1:00PM - 5:00PM



5506 Harwood Rd
San Jose, CA 95124

$1,488,000
Date: Sat 5/4 & Sun 5/5
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



572 E Duane Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

$1,388,000
Date: Sat 5/4 & Sun 5/5
Time: 1:30PM - 5:00PM



3803 Arbuckle Dr
San Jose, CA 95124

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



1656 Brookvale Dr
San Jose, CA 95129

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



3508 Mount Davidson Ct
San Jose, CA 95124

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



2668 Carlo Scimeca Dr
San Jose, CA 95132

$1,080,000
Date: Sat 5/4 & Sun 5/5
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



2 Rosebud Ct
Daly City, CA 94014

$1,075,000
Date: Sun 5/5
Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM



4207 Hamilton Ave
San Jose, CA 95130

$938,888
Date: Sun 5/5
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



1533 Bleecker St
Milpitas, CA 95035

$900,000
Date: Sat 5/4 & Sun 5/5
Time: 2:30PM - 4:30PM



832 Harmony Pl
Milpitas, CA 95035

$898,000
Date: Sat 5/4 & Sun 5/5
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



4415 Norwalk Dr #21
San Jose, CA 95129

$799,000
Date: Sat 5/4 & Sun 5/5
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM



615 Port Dr #303
San Mateo, CA 94404

$618,000
Date: Sun 5/5
Time: 1:30PM - 4:30PM



3309 Nicol
Oakland, CA 94602

$599,000
Date: Sat 5/4 & Sun 5/5
Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM


Posted in Open Houses
May 3, 2019

Should you rent or own?

The debate ends here. Use our rent vs. own calculator to see how much you would save if you owned your property!

Posted in Tips & Strategies