Silicon Valley Real Estate Investing

Aug. 29, 2017

Costs of Buying a Silicon Valley Home

VA loans require no money down. With a high enough credit rating, a conventional buyer may be able to get a loan with no money down through other means. However, most Silicon Valley home buyers must provide a down payment. Furthermore, the down payment represents only one of the many ...

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Aug. 22, 2017

Silicon Valley Home Buyers: Pre-Approval vs Pre-Qualifying

Back in the day (ie, before the bust of the mid-2000's), pre-qualification of a mortgage might have been enough to start a Silicon Valley real estate search.  After the bubble burst, though, things shifted.  Pre-qualification won't cut it now.  Silicon Valley Home Buyers need to be pre-approved instead ...

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July 18, 2017

Silicon Valley Market Report - June 2017

The Silicon Valley remains a very good market for home sellers.  Already low inventory levels took an even bigger hit, within all areas covered in this Silicon Valley Market Report for June 2017. While Los Altos, San Jose, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale saw increases in their year-over-year sales, Cupertino and ...

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June 13, 2017

Silicon Valley Market Report - May 2017

The Silicon Valley Real Estate Market continues to experience low inventory.  In fact, Cupertino had the most inventory with just a 30-day supply.  The other five cities discussed in my Silicon Valley Market Report for May 2017 had much less inventory available, with Mountain View and Sunnyvale at the lowest ...

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May 9, 2017

Silicon Valley Market Report - April 2017

The Silicon Valley Market Report for April 2017 showed inventory levels getting even smaller than last year, with Buyers paying over the list price. Don't be surprised to come into a multiple offer situation when you do find your dream Silicon Valley home.The Silicon Valley Market Report for April 2017 shows a continued tightening of inventory levels.  All the communities we cover except Cupertino saw a decrease in homes available for sale compared to this time last year.  We also see a constant trend that buyers are needing to pay well over ...

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May 2, 2017

Sunnyvale General Plan Includes Implementation of Village Centers

All around Silicon Valley, cities have been working on how to make each community better.  Committees get together to draw up plans for the future of our neighborhoods.  Sunnyvale is no exception.  The City Council recently unveiled their vision of what the City could like by the year 2035 ...

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March 14, 2017

Silicon Valley Market Report - February 2017

According to the Silicon Valley Market Report for February 2017, some Silicon Valley communities saw increases in prices. Most saw total sales goes up. But all of them have extremely low inventory right now.The Silicon Valley, real estate market, saw its share of ups and downs last month.  For example, total sales were up from last year in every community except Mountain View, CA.  Only the Los Altos real estate market experienced a decrease in their average sale price.  Everyone else went up ...

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Feb. 14, 2017

Silicon Valley Market Report - January 2017

While the Silicon Valley Market Report for January 2017 showed some communities with higher sales while others saw lower average prices, one thing was constant: inventory levels are extremely low in the Silicon Valley real estate market.The Silicon Valley Market Report for January 2017 showed a mixed bag.  Some communities, like Cupertino, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale, saw increases in home sales.  The average sale price increased in every market except Mountain View and Santa Clara.  However, one thing remains uniform across the board ...

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Jan. 10, 2017

Silicon Valley Market Report 2016 Year in Review

The Silicon Valley Market Report 2016 Year in Review showed that inventory levels remain incredibly low while the average sale prices have increased.Last year was a great one for Silicon Valley Real Estate, albeit a little challenging for some.  Low inventory made finding a home difficult for some Buyers.  Every one of the five communities focused on in my Silicon Valley Market Report 2016 Year in Review saw drastically reduced inventory levels by ...

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Dec. 13, 2016

Silicon Valley Market Report - November 2016

The November 2016 Silicon Valley Home Sales Report showed that Mountain View was the only community to see a decrease in their median sale price.For the most part, Silicon Valley real estate prices continue to rise.  Total sales, on the other hand, were a mixed bag.  They increased in some areas and decreased in others.  The price-per-square-foot was also mixed.  Read on to see how each Silicon Valley community fared over last year's ...

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