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!

July 2, 2019

How to buy a property with someone who is not a spouse

Did you know? You can buy a property with someone who is not a spouse, such as a friend or significant other. There are different forms of ownership that may suit your needs!

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Not Married? Here's How To Buy A Home With A Significant Other Or Friend

"If you're thinking of buying a property with a friend or significant other, you should know that there's more than one form of ownership in real estate. Depending on which form of ownership is chosen, each individual involved may have different rights or responsibilities."
Posted in Tips & Strategies
June 28, 2019

MaxReal Open Houses: Sat 6/29 & Sun 6/30

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

 


20436 Via Palamos
Cupertino, CA 95014

$2,298,000
Sun 6/30, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



204 Belgatos Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95032

$1,848,000
Sat 6/29, 1:30PM - 4:00PM



1262 Cobblestone Dr
Campbell, CA 95008

$1,795,000
Sat 6/29, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 6/30, 1:00PM - 4:00PM



4329 Strawberry Park Dr
San Jose, CA 95129

$1,699,888
Sat 6/29, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/30, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



623 Bridgeport Ln
Foster City, CA 94404

$1,675,000
Sat 6/29, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 6/30, 2:00PM - 4:00PM



26 Barcelona Cir
Redwood City, CA 94065

$1,595,000
Sat 6/29, 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/30, 1:00PM - 4:30PM



3271 Pappani Way
San Jose, CA 95148

$1,588,000
Sat 6/29, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 6/30, 1:00PM - 4:00PM



102 Evandale Ave
Mountain View, CA 94043

$1,500,000
Sat 6/29, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 6/30, 2:00PM - 4:00PM



4226 Tobin Cir
Santa Clara, CA 95054

$1,459,000
Sat 6/29, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/30, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



3836 Evangelho Cir
San Jose, CA 95148

$1,238,000
Sat 6/29, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 6/30, 1:00PM - 4:00PM



903 Sunrose Ter #306
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

$1,198,000
Sat 6/29, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/30, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



173 Kiely Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95051

$1,198,000
Sat 6/29, 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/30, 1:00PM - 4:30PM



737 Bridge Creek Dr
San Ramon, CA 94582

$1,179,000
Sat 6/29, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



20720 4th St #17
Saratoga, CA 95070

$1,158,000
Sat 6/29, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/30, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



3508 Mount Davidson Ct
San Jose, CA 95124

$1,125,000
Sat 6/29, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



408 Eagle Creek Ct
San Ramon, CA 94582

$1,125,000
Sat 6/29, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/30, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



2652 Lucena Dr
San Jose, CA 95132

$1,088,000
Sat 6/29, 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/30, 2:00PM - 4:30PM



1158 Capri Dr
Campbell, CA 95008

$999,000
Sat 6/29, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/30, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



1860 Newbury Park Dr
San Jose, CA 95133

$899,999
Sat 6/29, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/30, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



114 Franklin St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

$799,000
Sat 6/29, 2:00PM - 4:00PM



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

$708,000
Sat 6/29, 2:00PM - 4:00PM



485 87th St #1
Daly City, CA 94015

$688,000
Sat 6/29, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 6/30, 2:00PM - 4:00PM



3245 Dublin Blvd #202
Dublin, CA 94568

$642,000
Sat 6/29, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/30, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



527 Elk Ridge Way
San Jose 95136

$599,000
Sat 6/29, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/30, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



295 Rio Verde Pl #4
Milpitas, CA 95035

$599,000
Sat 6/29, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 6/30, 2:00PM - 4:00PM


Posted in Open Houses
June 28, 2019

Today’s tip: How to keep from getting overwhelmed while house hunting

House hunting can be stressful, especially in this market. Consider these tips to keep from getting overwhelmed, and always feel free to use us as a resource!

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4 Ways To Keep From Getting Overwhelmed When House Hunting
"Take a look and try to incorporate these into your house-hunting routine in order to keep it as stress free as possible."
Posted in Tips & Strategies
June 27, 2019

Today’s tip: Understand the rent-back option when buying a home

Participating in a rent-back agreement presents many benefits for new homebuyers. Have you considered taking advantage?

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What to Know About Rent-Back Agreements If You're Buying a Home
"There are some advantages if done the right way."
Posted in Tips & Strategies
June 26, 2019

5 reasons why homebuyers need a real estate agent

You found the home of your dreams. How do you know how much to offer? This is where an experienced real estate agent can be helpful. Using information from a variety of sources, agents can help you navigate this question and a variety of others for one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make.

Here are five ways a real estate agent can be your best partner in the home-buying process:

Ethics: Though not all real estate agents are members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), those who are members must follow a code of ethics. That code essentially states that Realtors must handle all aspects of the transaction honestly and put the clients’ needs first. They’re also required to make full disclosures about any problems with the property and be truthful in advertising.

Finding a home for sale: Though most homes for sale are widely available for buyers to access online, in some cases, sellers don’t want the fact that they’re selling to be widely publicized. In those cases, only a real estate agent knows if a house is for sale and for how much.

Pricing expertise: Most real estate agents can set a price on a home as soon as they walk through the door. And, if they have a lot of experience in a certain market, they also know how well a neighborhood holds its value. While anyone can pull up information online on comparable homes, a real estate agent has the knowledge and experience to know whether a house is overpriced or underpriced, and can give you honest feedback on whether or not homes are within your range.

Requesting repairs: Often, asking a home seller for repairs is a touchy part of a real estate purchase and requires delicate negotiations. That’s where a real estate agent can come in. They’re well-versed and equipped to identify any troubles you may not see and do the requesting for a house inspection and repairs if needed.

Filling out the paperwork: You’ve found a home, within budget and in good condition. Now it’s time to tackle the paperwork. If you’ve ever bought a home, you know how much paperwork is involved. If this is your first purchase, you can imagine the number of documents involved. This is, again, where a real estate agent comes in handy. They can take care of all of the little details for you, from the written offer, to counter offer and signings, and everything in between.

Aside from the technical aspects of a sale, real estate agents know neighborhoods and houses inside and out. Consider them your best asset-and partner-in the home buying journey. You’ll never want to leave home without one again.

Posted in Tips & Strategies
June 25, 2019

Credit Event

Posted in Program
June 24, 2019

Today’s tip: Homeselling mistakes you should avoid

If you want to successfully sell your home, make sure to familiarize yourself with the market and declutter EVERYTHING before listing.

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The 9 biggest mistakes people make when they try to sell their homes, according to real-estate agents
"Business Insider asked real-estate agents around the country about what it's really like working in the industry, what they wish they could tell their clients, and the biggest mistakes people make when trying to sell their homes."
Posted in Tips & Strategies
June 21, 2019

MaxReal Open Houses: Sat 6/22 & Sun 6/23

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

 


1034 Golden Way
Los Altos, CA 94024

$2,999,888
Sat 6/22, 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/23, 1:00PM - 4:30PM



20436 Via Palamos
Cupertino, CA 95014

$2,298,000
Sun 6/23, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



204 Belgatos Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95032

$1,848,000
Sat 6/22, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/23, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



1194 Hyde Ave
San Jose, CA 95129

$1,838,888
Sat 6/22, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/23, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



4329 Strawberry Park Dr
San Jose, CA 95129

$1,780,000
Sat 6/22, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/23, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



623 Bridgeport Ln
Foster City, CA 94404

$1,675,000
Sat 6/22, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 6/23, 2:00PM - 4:00PM



102 Evandale Ave
Mountain View, CA 94043

$1,500,000
Sat 6/22, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 6/23, 2:00PM - 4:00PM



48949 Air Fern Cmn
Fremont, CA 94539

$1,238,000
Sat 6/22, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 6/17, 1:00PM - 5:00PM



3836 Evangelho Cir
San Jose, CA 95148

$1,238,000
Sat 6/22, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/23, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



173 Kiely Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95051

$1,198,000
Sat 6/22, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 6/23, 1:00PM - 5:00PM



1158 Capri Dr
Campbell, CA 95008

$1,138,000
Sat 6/22, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/23, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



2652 Lucena Dr
San Jose, CA 95132

$1,138,000
Sat 6/22, 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/23, 2:00PM - 4:30PM



1656 Brookvale Dr
San Jose, CA 95129

$1,098,000
Sat 6/22, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/23, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



1860 Newbury Park Dr
San Jose, CA 95133

$899,999
Sat 6/22, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/23, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



7101 Rainbow Dr #6
San Jose, CA 95129

$788,888
Sat 6/22, 2:00PM - 4:30PM



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

$708,000
Sat 6/22, 1:30PM - 4:00PM



485 87th St #1
Daly City, CA 94015

$688,000
Sat 6/22, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Sun 6/23, 2:00PM - 4:00PM



3245 Dublin Blvd #202
Dublin, CA 94568

$658,888
Sat 6/22, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/23, 1:30PM - 4:30PM



527 Elk Ridge Way
San Jose, CA 95136

$599,000
Sat 6/22, 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Sun 6/23, 2:00PM - 4:30PM


Posted in Open Houses
June 21, 2019

Use our mortgage calculators to take the guesswork out of your financial planning

It's an age-old question: should you buy or rent? Our Rent VS Own Calculator can literally crunch the numbers for you!

Use our mortgage calculators to take the guesswork out of your financial planning.

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Posted in Tips & Strategies
June 20, 2019

Prep your house for sale with these photo tips

While it may often be better to hire professionals to help you prepare your home for sale, here are some things you might be able to attempt yourself. Contact us for more guidance!

How to Take the Best Photos to Sell Your Home
"Taking photos during the right season isn’t the only thing to keep in mind when you start snapping those pics. There are a few other simple tactics you can use to get the best results when you’re ready to list your home for sale."
Posted in Tips & Strategies