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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 […]
Atherton 307 Walsh Road Atherton – Beautiful New Custom 5 Bedroom Home [private video tour] Welcome to prestigious Atherton! If you’re searching for a brand new custom build in the exclusive enclave of Atherton, this is it! This modern, 3 story custom build has 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath home with a stunning open floor plan, two gas fireplaces, a chef’s gourmet kitchen with elegant white quartz island waterfall and floor […]
SANTA CLARA COUNTY Prop 19 – What Does This Mean For Your Family? [video] If it is your plan to transfer real property to your children at some point in the future or you have considered making gifts of real property to your children while alive, doing so before Prop 19 becomes effective on February 15, 2021 will have major property tax ramifications for your children.   For reasons […]
investors Should You Buy A Retirement Home Sooner Rather Than Later? [video]  
SANTA CLARA COUNTY Rising Home Equity Is Growing In Every State Highlights According to CoreLogic, homeowners across the country are gaining significant equity. Over the past year, the average homeowner gained $9,800 in equity, growing their overall net worth. If you’re ready to sell your current house and ready to look for your dream home, contact me to learn how your home equity can help make that possible. 831-346-2743 text/voice […]
Buyers House Hunter Silicon Valley: 3 listings in the Santa Cruz Mountains (Sept 25, 2020) Today  we feature three properties in Redwood Estates, Ben Lomond, and Los Gatos mountains that allow multi-generational housing, acreage for spreading out and the proximity of being near major tech hubs and headquarters. The properties in Santa Cruz Mountains offer exceptional views, peace & tranquility – what better place to gather family with a sprawling […]
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 […]
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SANTA CLARA COUNTY California Seller Listing Price Jump 34% in Hot Seller Market The value of your home has never been higher, and the interest rates have never been lower! Call me to discuss your selling options and purchase options in this HOT market and don’t miss out! Listing prices in California have risen 34% since January as inventory shriveled amid the pandemic according to Mercury News (click […]
SANTA CLARA COUNTY California Housing Marketing Update – August 2020   California housing market continues recovery as median home price breaks $700,000 mark, C.A.R. reports – Existing, single-family home sales totaled 465,400 in August on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, up 6.3 percent from July and up 14.6 percent from August 2019. – August’s statewide median home price was $706,900 up 6.1 percent from July and up […]
SANTA CLARA COUNTY What’s Your Favorite Feature of Your Home? Seller’s Letter in Saratoga [Video]   Seller’s ‘Love Letter’ to a buyer is a good idea – The seller can elaborate about their favorite best features of the property and the memories attached to the home. Also sometimes included in a letter to prospective buyers are neighborhood shops, restaurants, and parks. This love letter from the seller describes the pros […]
SANTA CLARA COUNTY 100+ Days On Market… in Saratoga? Sept 1, 2020 [Video]     Saratoga Real Estate Market Trends 09_02_2020 from Lynne Watanabe Here’s my search for all Saratoga homes listed on the market, click here: https://lynnemacfarlane.realscout.com/homesearch/map?geo_type=city&geo_id=0670280&for_sale=1&for_rent=0  
SANTA CLARA COUNTY Weekly Update Look at Five SF Bay Area Counties It’s the Weekly Update look at real estate activity in the five SF Bay Area counties (San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey). Take a look at the contrast between 2019 vs. 2020 (March 1st – Aug 22nd) and how far we have bounced back from SIP looking at May, June and […]
Alameda August 24 2020 – Wildfires in Bay Area & Creating a Wildfire Safety Plan [Video]  Today in this video we share the areas of the wildfires in the Greater SF Bay Area. We also discuss the importance of creating a Wildfire Safety Plan for Older Adults who are living alone. Also, please note that if you and your family have evacuated Intero has a special discount with Country Inn […]
Housing Market Strong Demand for Housing Continues Despite COVID Here’s the latest from MLSListings Silicon Valley and Coastal Regions – Single-Family Homes Market Overview The SF Bay Area real estate market continued to show its strength during July, even in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic. Median prices again rose across all five MLSListings counties compared to July 2019; the lowest gain was 7% […]
SANTA CLARA COUNTY Santa Clara Co. Real Estate Market – Shift From Condos to Single Family Homes/Suburbs   It’s been a hot market recently, with a sharp decline during Shelter-In-Place (March 16th), but incline of showing interest (only with a July 4th dip), then back to climb. Would you like information about your neighborhood? Sign Up!   Please let me know how you and your family are doing during this health crisis. […]
Economy Multi-Generational Housing On The Rise And Co-Living Arrangements In The SF Bay Area In recent years co-living has gained popularity not only in younger 20’s demographics, but attracting popularity for 50+ Boomer generation. Typically, seniors who opt for the co-living lifestyle as homeowners enjoy additional income from roommates and companionship! What’s the difference between Co-Living versus Co-Housing? In co-living people without family ties choose to cohabitate in a […]
SANTA CLARA COUNTY Know Why Tech Hubs in the S.F. Bay Area / Silicon Valley Have Edge in the Housing Recovery Tech Hubs, such as #SanJose, #Sunnyvale, #santaclaracounty may have the edge in the housing recovery. “New supply” and “pace of sales” remained below during COVID19/SIP January, but in the West Coast, by June 21, it surpasses and continues to lead the recovery with the overall index now visibly above the pre-COVID benchmark. What’s Driving Our […]
Housing Market Are People Really Leaving San Francisco For The Suburbs? [Video]   Here’s my latest vlog post – I hope you and your family are doing well, staying healthy. One of the first trends that became evident when quarantines began was the large number of young professionals who had gone home to wait out the virus with their parents. Having left the cities where they work […]
SANTA CLARA COUNTY Creative Design Builders with Bob Harrison – Carport Design [Video] Bob Harrison, Creative Design Builders, discusses his carport design for 21471 Lee Drive Los Gatos, Redwood Estate. 2BD, 2BA cabin in the woods,  List price $699,000. Ideal for someone who’s looking for that down to earth country lifestyle but still close to downtown Los Gatos (10 mins) and surfing in Santa Cruz (20 mins); Redwood […]