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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 […]
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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 […]
House Hunter Silicon Valley Coming Soon! 9 Acre Lot in Pastoral Santa Rosa! 🍷   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lynne MacFarlane (@lynnemacfarlanerealtor)
Economy Why Diversifying Your Concentrated Portfolio Is A Smart Move The Bay Area is a hub for many industries, including tech, and investors here often find themselves with a concentrated portfolio due to restricted stock grants and incentive stock options. If this describes you, take note: Diversifying your investments can be a smart move. Silicon Valley tech employees have been jolted by their stock options […]
Home Improvement Home Upgrades Can Help Homes Sell Nearly 40% Faster than Those Without Improvements   Once you have decided to sell and move, it’s best that the home sells quickly and smoothly. Many sellers may be interested in an analysis by Knock (https://www.knock.com/blog/home-improvements-buyers-love/) about what makes homes sell faster. For example, homes in which homeowners have done upgrades sell 30% faster than those that don’t. Plus, a full-on renovation […]
Inherited property CUSTOMIZED FINANCIAL PLANNING & ADVICE FOR OUR CLIENTS LIVE YOUR BEST BAY AREA LIFE Summitry helps clients maximize the benefits of living in one of the most unique areas in the world. Their personalized financial planning guidance and investment strategies are specially suited for life in the Bay Area. Here are a few examples on how they can assist you and your family […]
Alameda County Pending! Great Condo in Fremont For My First Time New Homebuyers!   Got my first time home buyers in contract! So happy for them! Think about it, you’re either helping to pay for your landlord’s mortgage down via your monthly rent or building your own wealth. It does take sacrifice but so worth it over time! Now they wish they had taken the leap and bought […]
Economy California Housing Market Update – Feb 2022 Click here to see a snapshot of all the California Housing Market in February for the SF Bay Area, Southern California, Central Valley, Central Coast and Far Northern California. California median home prices are back to double digit growth; Condos/Townhomes set a new record; Condos continue to outpace single family homes in this report. And […]
Homeowners Excellent Time To Sell In Today’s Sellers’ Market 2021 was a GREAT market for sellers! 2021 sets the stage for 2022 with higher median prices & lowest home inventory we’ve ever seen! We’ve seen the return of the sales cycle … Buyers are unrelenting; California is a state full of very rich people! Wealth continues to grow with higher income mostly Silicon Valley […]
Housing Market Presentation – MLSlistings Silicon Valley and Coastal Regions SFH Overview Dec 2021 | Lynne MacFarlane, Realtor MLSListings Silicon Valley and Coastal Regions Single-Family Homes Market Overview Dec 2021 from Lynne Watanabe-MacFarlane
Mountain View PENDING ~ Multiple Offers! 234 Jason Way Mountain View PENDING SALE IN 4 DAYS!!! We are so happy for our wonderful sellers (who found their dream home in Oregon) but also thrilled to announce that Jason Way will be getting another new wonderful family in the neighborhood! (We also can’t wait to reveal what this great home sold for! Any guesses? We had 4 […]