Open House! 1368 Branham Lane #4 San Jose, CA 95118

Open House 

Friday Twilight Viewing Aug 30th  5PM – 8PM

Saturday Afternoon  Aug 31sth 1PM – 4PM


1369 Branham Ln, #4

San Jose, CA 95118

2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom, 798 SqFt



It’s a good time to be a buyer with a bit of a weakening market, nothing drastic, but last year, 2018 was a banner year, so we’re experiencing a bit of a correction (note the cross over between the Single Family Res. Pending vs. Single Family Res. Active in 6/3/2018). Interest rates are fantastic for new homeowners and  those who are currently homeowners, now might be a good to to review and check to see if it makes sense to refinance.

This is the July 2019 Summary of Santa Clara County Condo/Townhomes:

The median list price for condo/townhouse in the 95118 zip code is $719,443 with the average days on market was 35 and the condo prices decreased to 38% less.

The most expensive condo on Aug 30th  is $899,000 and the least expensive $469,000. (Note: This Open House featured is one of the least expensive in the area! Take advantage of it!) See you at my Open House!



Posted on August 30, 2019 at 8:12 am
Lynne (Watanabe) MacFarlane | Posted in Uncategorized |

Yu Ai Kai’s 45th Anniversary Celebration

One of San Jose’s Japantown treasures is the Japanese American senior center, Yu Ai Kai. We celebrated it’s 45th anniversary with an evening gala of festivities including entertainment by the San Jose Taiko, ukelele performance by Hawaiian native, Herb Ohta, Jr. and keynote speaker, gold medalist U.S. Figure Skating champion, Kristi Yamaguchi. It was an opportunity to thank the community that has played an important and vital role in their vision to empower seniors to age well and thrive in our community.

The theme of “bridging Generations” reflects the hope that younger generations will be inspired by this community spirit to bring their energy and ideas to keep Yu Ai Kai’s vision vibrant for the next 45 years and beyond!



Posted on March 18, 2019 at 6:32 pm
Lynne (Watanabe) MacFarlane | Posted in Articles, San Jose, seniors, Uncategorized | Tagged ,

When selling your house, first impressions matter!

One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house.

Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the KonMari Method of Tidying Up, has gained popularity with her new Netflix series. She gives some great tips for sorting through years of accumulated possessions that we all collect in our homes.

“The KonMari Method™ encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items. Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy. Thank them for their service – then let them go.”

When you subjectively look at all of your belongings, you can sort through the ones that mean the most to you. Not only will you increase space for more joy-bringing items in your new home, but you will also have a much easier time packing remaining belongings!

“Remember, tidying up isn’t about getting rid of stuff. It is about creating an environment that sparks joy and improves your quality of life.”

When selling your house, first impressions matter! Before you or your agent schedule a photographer to take photos for your listing, make sure to tour your home with fresh eyes. Look for any imperfections that a buyer might notice.

When you sort through your more sentimental items, consider packing them away to ensure that you know where they all are. That way, they are safe during open houses and showing appointments. This will also cut down on the amount of packing you need to do right before you move!

Bottom Line

Whether you are selling your house to move up to a larger one, downsizing, or moving in with family, only bring the items that truly spark joy for you. This will not only help cut down on the items you move, but also ensures that you’re off to a great start in your new home!

Posted on February 6, 2019 at 5:55 pm
Lynne (Watanabe) MacFarlane | Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , ,