Selling Silicon Valley Real Estate

Feb. 15, 2018

Silicon Valley Market Report - January 2018

My Silicon Valley Market Report for January 2018 shows that prices are up in every community except Los Altos. But even there, the prices were less than 1% below January 2017's average. Cupertino homeowners seemed eager to put their homes on the market. They were the only Silicon Valley ...

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Jan. 9, 2018

Cupertino Market Report - 2017 Year in Review

Cupertino Real Estate Market Report - 2017 Year in Review

Like most of the Silicon Valley real estate market, Cupertino housing inventory dropped to its lowest levels at the end of 2017. Total sales for the year came in lower as well due to fewer homes to sell. Both of these ...

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Jan. 3, 2018

Silicon Valley Home Buyers: Get Approved and Stay Approved

The end of 2017 brought some exciting news to the Silicon Valley real estate market. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae announced new loan limits. The median sale price for a San Jose home hit its highest mark yet ($1,050,221). And President Trump signed a new tax bill that ...

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Dec. 12, 2017

Silicon Valley Market Report - November 2017

The Silicon Valley Market Report for November 2017 continues to show prices go up while inventory tightens up. Until more inventory makes it to the market, Silicon Valley prices will continue to rise.This month’s Silicon Valley Market Report for November 2017 shows home prices are continuing to climb throughout Silicon Valley as we have even fewer homes to sell. At a micro level, in November, we saw double-digit sales growth in Los Altos and Santa Clara and a drop in sales in ...

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June 20, 2017

Silicon Valley Homes Go 100% Green by July 2017

You recycle.  A visit to the farmer's market has become your destination of choice for your weekly grocery shopping.  You buy in bulk to reduce the amount of packaging you throw away.  Plastic bags have been replaced with reusable fabric shopping bags.  All this is great.  But what about ...

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April 11, 2017

Silicon Valley Market Report - March 2017

Inventory continues to decrease while prices go up, according to the Silicon Valley Market Report for March 2017. Be prepared to see multiple offers on Silicon Valley homes.According to the Silicon Valley Market Report - March 2017, inventory continues to remain very tight.  Every single Silicon Valley community in the market report showed less than a month's worth of inventory available.  Mountain View came in the lowest with just 0.4 months (or two weeks ...

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Jan. 24, 2017

Preparing Your Silicon Valley Home for Sale

Keep these ideas in mind when preparing your Silicon Valley home for sale so you can sell your home quickly and get the best possible price.The calendar may say it's only January, but before you know it, it will be spring.  That is prime sale time for Silicon Valley real estate.  Families want to be ready to move when school lets out.  The nicer weather gets more Buyers out looking for their next home ...

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Oct. 25, 2016

Customer Satisfaction is Job 1

Customer satisfaction is job 1 for Tom Stynes. Your testimonials are an integral part in his success as a Silicon Valley REALTOR.In my business, customer satisfaction is Job 1.  Word of mouth plays heavily into the success of a REALTOR®, especially in the Silicon Valley Real Estate  When you need a new doctor, dentist, mechanic, etc., do you ask people you know for a referral?  Or do you just Google ...

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Oct. 12, 2016

How to protect your Silicon Valley Home Equity?

Sipping coffer planning the future

To protect your Silicon Valley Home Equity, Let's First Define What Is Home Equity.

Home equity seems to be a very simple calculation — the total amount of mortgages owed subtracted from the current market value of a home. Here is a simple example:  


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Aug. 30, 2016

Transferring Solar Lease Panel Agreements in a Silicon Valley Home Sale

Does your home utilize solar panels? Learn all you can about transferring solar panel lease agreements before you sell your Silicon Valley home.Silicon Valley Buyers look for energy efficient homes.  From large appliances to tankless water heaters, the less dependent a home is traditional energy sources, the more attractive it can be to a potential Buyer.  Many Silicon Valley homeowners have turned to solar panels as their primary source of energy.  This ...

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