Coming Soon Listings – Homes in Cambrian, San Jose [Video]

It’s the end of the year of 2020 and even though there are 63% more new listings in the month of November in the Bay Area (according to Aculist / MLSlistings) housing is limited and buyer demand remains strong when traditionally we tend to see a real estate market holiday slow down.

The Cambrian Park area of San Jose is very desirable for the proximity to major Silicon Valley tech hub, shopping, restaurants and schools. One thing I forgot to mention is that Cambrian is in the path of progress with the Cambrian Park Plaza Mixed Use Village, some of us ‘old timer/locals’ remember Cambrian Park for the Cambrian Park Plaza Carousel which is now considered a landmark. 

If you’re interested in any of these properties or want to learn how we sell homes in today’s real estate market (with virtual technologies and showings) text me at 831-346-2743

 

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Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, MCDM, SRES Realtor

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Posted on December 10, 2020 at 11:42 pm
Lynne (Watanabe) MacFarlane | Category: Cambrian, Coming Soon listings, Housing Market, San Jose, Video | Tagged , , , , ,

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 and determined NOW to lock in that low interest rate and to become homeowners in 2021.

Click here to see the video and scroll below to see the slide show.

 

Posted on December 8, 2020 at 12:02 am
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Coming Soon! San Jose Blossom Valley SFH – Video [December 4, 2020]

What’s hot right now in real estate? Single family homes with backyards, and a list price point that is below 1M (Silicon Valley entry level homes are super desirable right now!) Blossom Valley (area 12) is no exception to this as the buyers are attracted to the below 1M list price, and sold/list 107% with only 10 days on market ( November 04, 2020 to December 02, 2020)

This video features three new Coming Soon listings in the Blossom Valley area.

I keep my buyers informed of what’s happening in the real estate market as well as what’s coming up on the market.

Let’s talk about your options on where you’d like to go next and what your future plans may be! Interested in finding your dream home in Blossom Valley (SFH or Condo)?

https://bit.ly/BlossomValleyHome

Prospective sellers should know that this is a great time to consider selling your property and taking that equity and enjoying the strong seller market!

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Interested in learning how much your home is worth?

Text me 831-346-2743 “How much is my home worth”

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Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, MCDM, SRES Realtor

Intero | Berkshire Hathaway affiliate

PFAC Silicon Valley affiliate

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Posted on December 4, 2020 at 7:43 pm
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California 2020 September – Monthly Housing Market Outlook

 

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Posted on October 15, 2020 at 1:58 am
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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 14.5 percent from August 2019.

– Year-to-date statewide home sales were down 6.8 percent in August.

Posted on September 12, 2020 at 12:31 am
Lynne (Watanabe) MacFarlane | Category: SANTA CLARA COUNTY | Tagged , , ,

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 July differences between the years. In July 2019 we had a total of 2,757 Closed Sales, but July 2020 we had 3,134 Sales, that’s a 13% Year over Year difference.
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Posted on August 26, 2020 at 10:58 pm
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Why Search For Multi-Generational Housing In The SF Bay Area [Video]

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Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, MCDM, SRES | Realtor

PFAC Silicon Valley affiliate

Intero | A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate

phone 831.346.2743

DRE# 02066698

Posted on August 14, 2020 at 12:15 am
Lynne (Watanabe) MacFarlane | Category: Housing Market, multigenerational, Retirement, seniors, SRES, trends | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Multi-Generational Housing On The Rise And Co-Living Arrangements In The SF Bay Area

San Jose - Sunnyvale - Santa Clara Shared Households

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 single dwelling. Typically, each resident has a private bedroom but other rooms (such as kitchen, laundry room, family room) are considered shared common spaces. In a co-housing community, each individual or family has an independent living unit (single family home, condo or apt) and they might share common facilities such as pools, a library, conference or fitness space.

Silver Tsunami

In the SF Bay Area we know that the lack of affordable housing is difficult as it can hit the senior population hard. As the ‘Silver Tsunami’ and senior households continues to expand over the next two decades, households in their 80’s will be the fastest-growing age group according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Many of those households already face cost burdens.

Santa Cruz, Watsonville Shared Housing

Santa Cruz – Watsonville Share of Households age 65+ www.jchs.harvard.edu

As the cost of senior communities continue to rise, along with visitation restrictions which COVID19 has placed on family members not being allowed into these senior communities, the desire for multi-generational housing continues to escalate. These are hard questions all families must decided what is important to them. Families are looking for more options as our lifestyle has shifted during these stressful health crisis times our community and family interdependence has become of greater necessity.

What are Co-Living Advantages?

  1. Sharing household responsibilities can lessen the load and housemates can have complimentary benefits such as one roommate’s ability to drive to the store and another can prep food and cook. This might allow individuals to live independent and active lives.
  2. Fewer seniors own their own homes these days, more are likely to have a mortgage or even a second mortgage. Co-living can help homeowners afford to stay in their home but creating passive income with rent. Sharing space means dividing up utility costs and home maintenance expenses too.
  3. Loneliness is one aspect of aging-in-place that co-living can help remedy. A sense of belonging and community can be nurtured with scheduled co-living events such as “Italian Night!” and plan cooking a dinner while playing Italian opera and watch a favorite Italian movie!

Preventing Co-Living Conflicts

Create a written agreement outlining who pays for what and when. Housemates with declining cognitive abilities and/or mobility issues can make living together difficult so a mutually agreed upon rental contract will help avoid co-living conflicts.

Make sure to interview to find the right fit housemate. Look for someone who is financially stable, and shares your interest, values and lifestyle. Always discuss privacy expectations and do consider looking outside an age range. When meeting with a prospective roommate for the first time, always meet in a neutral public location for safety reasons. Get references from previous roommates and consider a background check and credit check; protect oneself.

Consider a trial period and see if all personalities get along! Will pets or habits become irritating after two weeks? Will you need to consider ‘overnight guests’ and does each roommate need to seek permission and could this be considered an invasion of privacy for some? Some people need more privacy than others and having a written agreement can help communication and expectation.

It can be a wonderful experience co-living with others. Co-living can be multi-generational or the same age, but whatever one decides to do I hope you’ll enjoy the company and appreciate your differences!

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Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, MCDM, SRES | Realtor

PFAC Silicon Valley affiliate

Intero | A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate

phone 831.346.2743

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Posted on July 26, 2020 at 2:59 pm
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