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Buyers What You Want To Know If You’re Pursuing Your Dream of Homeownership | Lynne MacFarlane Real Estate Blog f you’re a young adult, you may be thinking about your goals and priorities for the months and years ahead. And if homeownership ranks high on your goal sheet, you’re in good company. Many of your peers are also pursuing their dream of owning a home. The 2022 Millennial & Gen Z Borrower Sentiment Report from Maxwell says: “Many young […]
Real Estate Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right | Lynne MacFarlane Homes Last year, the housing market slowed down in response to higher mortgage rates, and that had an impact on home prices. If you’re thinking of selling your house soon, that means you’ll want to adjust your expectations accordingly. As realtor.com explains:   “. . . some of the more prominent pandemic trends have changed, so sellers might wish to adjust […]
Open House New Listing! 3731 Flora Drive Santa Cruz [Video Tour] Warren Kohn & Lynne MacFarlane Realtors ***LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION wonderful opportunity in Pleasure Point neighborhood. Short walk to Beach. Remodel, expand or build new. Just a few blocks from the beach.  Keep as rental while getting permits for new construction; great tenants! Original home was 1bd, 1ba expanded to 3/2 at some point permits unknown “as-is sale”.       3731 […]
Articles Key Advantages of Buying a Home Today | Lynne MacFarlane Real Estate Blog Key Advantages of Buying a Home Today   There’s no doubt buying a home today is different than it was over the past couple of years, and the shift in the market has led to advantages for buyers today. Right now, there are specific reasons that make this housing market attractive for those who’ve thought about buying […]
Accessory Dwelling Units Can An ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) Fit In My Lot in Silicon Valley? | Lynne MacFarlane Realtor   If you’re curious and wonder if your existing home lot or a home you’re considering to buy fits an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), I can help you! In this video I walk you through an example using the Symbium website (under California law it will show if an ADU is allowed; Your city may […]
Buyers Your House Could Be the #1 Item on a Homebuyer’s Wish List During the Holidays | MacFarlane Homes Your House Could Be the #1 Item on a Homebuyer’s Wish List During the Holidays   Each year, homeowners planning to make a move are faced with a decision: sell their house during the holidays or wait. And others who have already listed their homes may think about removing their listings and waiting until the new year to go […]
Economy Two Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask Themselves Right Now Rising interest rates have begun to slow an overheated housing market as monthly mortgage payments have risen dramatically since the beginning of the year. This is leaving some people who want to purchase a home priced out of the market and others wondering if now is the time to buy one. But this rise in borrowing cost shows no […]
House Hunter Silicon Valley Beautiful Asian Tea-Style Home Nested in Los Gatos Mountains Join me for open house Oct 15th 1-4 PM 21550 Old Gold Mine Road Los Gatos 4 bedroom 3 bath 3 acres of beautiful 360 scenery only 7 miles to downtown Los Gatos, with Los Gatos schools! Tranquil and calm, give me a call for a private tour. Listed at 1.98M by Jennifer Cosgrove ** […]
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Capitola In Contract Capitola Beach Bungalow – 714 Hill Street 714 Hill Street Capitola  3-bed/2-bath Capitola beach house! The open living room has beautiful hardwood floors, well-lit by the large front window. The spacious kitchen/dining area has a small pantry, & laundry is hidden behind bifold louvered doors.All 3 bedrooms feature hardwood floors to match the living room& both bathrooms have gorgeous tile work, this […]
Buyers Broker Open Tours – Campbell [video] House Hunter Silicon Valley Video Previewing For Clients One of the many hats we wear as professional realtors is that we promote by marketing and advertise the properties we list. Broker Open Houses are primarily showings for realtors of our fellow brokerage and other brokerages since buyer agents control the attention of their buyers and will encourage their clients to visit a previewed […]
Advance Real Estate Education Demo Using Home Search RealScout – Helping Sellers Connect With Buyers in Silicon Valley & Beyond [video] One of the great tools we use to communicate with our buyers and match them with our listings is the use of RealScout, an award-winning listing alert platform, it’s an industry-first computer-vision powered home search! This is a quick demo of Capitola single family homes. Let me know if you’re ready to find the home […]
Building Wealth 5 Questions You Should Ask As A Luxury Buyer – MacFarlane Homes Blog 1. WHY ARE YOU BUYING AND WHY NOW? Perhaps the most basic and essential question to ask if you’re a buyer in today’s market is why are your buying and why now? Regardless of what you know from research, data, or experience — this question will help me as your real estate advisor so I […]
Homeowners Planning To Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goal – Lynne MacFarlane Realtor Blog Planning To Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goal   Whether you’ve just retired or you’re thinking about retirement, you may be considering your options and trying to picture a whole new stage of your life. And you’re not alone. Research from the Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA) shows 10,000 Baby Boomers reach the typical retirement age […]
Alameda We’re In Escrow! Congratulation To Our Wonderful Buyers!   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lynne MacFarlane (@lynnemacfarlanerealtor) If you’re interested in buying or finding buyers in Alameda, contact me! <Click here to see the Alameda Market Report>      
Housing Market What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market? MacFarlane Homes Blog What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market? According to a recent survey from the Wall Street Journal, the percentage of economists who believe we’ll see a recession in the next 12 months is growing. When surveyed in July 2021, only 12% of economists consulted thought there’d be a recession by now. But this July, when polled, […]
Homeowners What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices?   Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, you probably want to know: will home prices fall this year? Let’s break down what’s happening with home prices, where experts say they’re headed, and why this matters for your homeownership goals. Last Year’s Rapid Home Price Growth Wasn’t the Norm In 2021, home prices appreciated quickly. One reason why is that […]
Economy 3 Graphs To Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble – Lynne MacFarlane Realtor Blog   With all the headlines and buzz in the media, some consumers believe the market is in a housing bubble. As the housing market shifts, you may be wondering what’ll happen next. It’s only natural for concerns to creep in that it could be a repeat of what took place in 2008. The good news is, there’s […]
Building Wealth Wealth Tips in Real Estate: Did the Home of Your Dreams Just Come onto the Market? MacFarlane Blog   The supply of homes for sale has been increasing, and that gives you a better chance of finding the home of your dreams. Let’s connect today so you can start exploring homes in our local market!   Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, Realtor Intero, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate 408-800-114- Silicon Valley / Bay Area 831-346-2743 – […]
Capitola Open House in Capitola! Spacious 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Townhome For Sale Open House! 480 Plum Street, Unit D Capitola, California 95010 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms 1532 SqFt Living 2 Car Attached Garage Property website: https://bit.ly/480PlumCapitola OPEN HOUSE: Saturday July 23 from 11 AM – 3 PM Sunday July 24 from 10 AM – 2 PM Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, Realtor Intero Real Estate Services, a Berkshire […]
Economy What Does an Economic Slowdown Mean for the Housing Market? According to a recent survey, more and more Americans are concerned about a possible recession. Those concerns were validated when the Federal Reserve met and confirmed they were strongly committed to bringing down inflation. And, in order to do so, they’d use their tools and influence to slow down the economy. All of this brings […]