Real Estate

Homeowners Buyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers With so many buyers looking for homes to purchase and so few houses available today, there’s a substantial increase in bidding wars, and homes are selling fast. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), on average, houses are receiving over four offers from buyers and they’re selling in less than three […]
Building Wealth Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents: 88% – a better chance of saving for retirement 87% – the best investment plan 85% – the […]
Economy 2021 Real Estate Forecast by Chief Economist & SVP of CA Association of Realtors 2021 Market Forecast – Leslie Appleton-YoungChief Economist + SVPCalifornia Association of REALTORS® from Lynne Watanabe-MacFarlane I found this presentation very informative, not only from a retrospective view of how the pandemic continues to effect our economy, jobs, and housing last year, but Appleton-Young, the Chief Economist and SVP of California Association of Realtors predicts what […]
Mountain View House Hunter Silicon Valley: Turnkey Mountain View Condo vs. San Jose Fixer  Karen Gilligan and Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane tour a San Jose single family home and a turnkey Mountain View townhome in this episode of House Hunter Silicon Valley. Interested in seeing any of these properties or others that are not yet on the market? Give us a call! Karen Gilligan, Realtor Intero | A Berkshire […]
Real Estate Bay Area Real Estate Market Data from Aculist November 28, 2020 [video] Ho-Ho-Ho! Happy Holidays, everybody! I thought this would be a good time to bring some holiday cheering up news… for you potential buyers as well as sellers in today’s real estate market! 202o has been a year unlike any other and there is some good news… a little bright spot(?) for buyers who are persistent […]
investors Should You Buy A Retirement Home Sooner Rather Than Later? [video]  
Economy Housing Recovery Trend Disrupted by Wildfire in San Francisco Bay Area Last May, the Brookings Institution wrote about the post-Covid19 recovery as having several possible shapes of recovery (Z-shaped, V-shaped, U-shaped, W-shaped, L-shaped, and even the Nike Swoosh) but here are four major financial institutions predictions for recovery (below image). In a Realtor.com study-  we have seen a similar V-Shape recovery, but recently there’s been a […]
Los Gatos SOLD!! Congratulations to my seller who lives out-of-country as we successfully prepared this 2BD/2BA single family home for the sale & scheduled 57 safe & private tours (and countless virtual video open house tours!) during a pandemic & nearby CZU fires! Curious how I did it? For my Sellers I combine Digital and Direct Marketing Campaigns […]
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Alameda In Contract! Congratulations to our new homebuyers in Alameda!   It’s been a hot real estate market in the SF Bay Area, multiple offers on many properties, nevertheless my buyers were tired of paying rent and believed it was time to start building their own wealth by investing in real estate. We searched in Los Gatos, Mountain View and all the good school districts […]
Buyers Open Houses During a Zombie Apocalypse [Video]   Residential real estate is considered an essential service, but we no longer host public open houses during health crises. You may wonder how realtors show properties these days. Well, we do this mindfully with our clients’ health and safety in mind. Firstly, before entry, all visitors must sign a PEAD-V form and we schedule […]
Housing Market Market Report – June 16th, 2020 (Coming out of CVD19 dip as stats begin to normalize) Looking at today’s Santa Clara County inventory we’re seeing some ‘normalization’ as we are approaching mid-June. Looking locally at Santa Clara County, here’s a comparison of the last two years with this year’s Active and Pending listings. Blue indicates 2918 (which was a banner year, partially due to the low inventory), Orange indicated last year […]
Buyers Three Reasons Homebuyers Are Ready to Purchase This Year A recent survey by Lending Tree tapped into behaviors of over 1,000 prospective buyers. The results indicated 53% of all homebuyers are more likely to buy a home in the next year, even amid the current health crisis. The survey further revealed why, naming several reasons buyers are more likely to move this year (see graph below): Let’s break down why these […]
Los Gatos New Listing!! 21471 Lee Drive Los Gatos – Adorable Cabin in the Woods [Video] 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Building: 1,100 SqFt Apprx Lot: 18,797 SqFt List Price: $699,000. Who knew you could get away from it all, while so close to town! This rare opportunity for a charming 2BD, 2BA mountain getaway sits in desirable Redwood Estates adjacent to the community protected open green space. Stairs bring you down […]
Open House Virtual Open Houses – Lynne MacFarlane, Realtor Sheltering in place doesn’t mean real estate transactions have stopped. I’ll be hosting virtual open houses which allows prospective buyers to see properties from the comfort of their home, while remaining compliant with the SIP mandate. Call me today if you’re interested in buying or selling a home. Thank you and stay well!   Lynne […]
Real Estate Preparing A Listing During Shelter In Place [Video] Under NAR and CDC guidelines essential businesses such as work of realtors (buying/selling real estate) are able to help our clients under SIP- we’re preparing this 2BA/2BA single family home in desirable Redwood Estates, Los Gatos. Hope you are well, let me know if you need any assistance with any real estate or have any […]
Market Report Market Report From 5 MLS Counties in the Bay Area ( April 7th) Even if you are not buying any properties until the dust has settled, make sure you are still being informed with your realtor. Data below  includes sold homes, new listings, Transactions Fell Through (TFT) and withdrawn homes are gathered here summarized for all five MLSListings’ Counties in this graph. Homes are still being sold and […]
Articles Will The Corona Virus Create A Housing Crisis …And Our New Norms Concerns about the impact COVID-19 will have on the global and local economy are real. They’re scary too as the health and wellness of our friends, families, and loved ones are high on everyone’s emotional radar. While we don’t know the exact impact the virus will have on the housing market, we do know that […]
Buyers Congratulations to our new homeowners!   Congratulations to first time homeowners, Viv and Steve! ~ Welcome, welcome, welcome to beautiful San Jose, California! ~ I admired their fortitude during multiple offers in a fierce competitive market and wanting to own a single family home (vs. condo/townhouse). They knew that a single family home would appreciate more, they had to jump […]
Housing Market Q4 2019 Market Overview of Santa Cruz County – from MLS Listings Q4 2019 Santa Cruz County Market • Median sales prices for single-family homes in Santa Cruz County hit the highest Q4 level ever at $888,725. • Overall, the market is a bit tighter than it was at this time last year, with fewer new listings and less inventory. The number of sales decreased just slightly […]
Campbell Open House – Spacious 4BD/3BA Family Home in Campbell [video] 980 Crockett Ave Campbell, CA 95008 SAT Dec 14th 1-4 PM SUN Dec 15th 1-4PM ~ Happy Holidays! 🏡 Bring the entire family ~ Join me this Open House Weekend SAT and SUN (12/14 & 12/15) from 1-4PM at 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, open floor plan with 2,886 SqFt living space with new hardwood […]