Open HouseReal EstateSANTA CLARA COUNTYSaratogaSellers MarketShelter in place May 29, 2021

Open House – Hot Paseo Presada Saratoga Single Family Home (SAT & SUN 1-4PM)

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Hot market! Hot house… Come this weekend to my Open House before this fantastic Saratoga home is gone! This property’s location is excellent, near all tech HQ, located near desirable El Quito Village & Westgate Mall for your convenience.
13214 Paseo Presada
Saratoga, CA 95070
4 Beds | 2 Baths | 2,468 sqft | 0.27 acres lot
Schools
Elem: Marshall Lane Elementary / Campbell Union Elementary
Middle: Rolling Hills Middle
High: Westmont High / Campbell Union High
Multiple oversized windows beckon in natural sunlight & California breezes to every room. Gourmet kitchen features granite counter tops & island, abundant cabinet storage, stainless steel appliances & expands into spacious family room w/vaulted ceiling &access to oversized private sanctuary back yard. Separate formal dining room & living rm with fireplace &built in cabinetry. Primary suite retreat with high ceilings, walk-in closet, dual vanities&opens to backyard through glass doors.There are 3 additional large & well lit bedrooms.Main living space w/hardwood flooring &brand new carpet in every bedroom. Large 2 car garage w/workshop area complimented with access to the kitchen & back yard.This sought after El Quito Village neighborhood is conveniently located near major commute routes and is reflective of all Silicon Valley has to offer.
May 29th Sat 1-4PM
May 30th Sun 1-4PM
I’ll be your host to tell you all about this great home and what we’ve done to prepare it for the market. Also, if you’re thinking of selling, I’ll tell you what buyers are looking for and how you can maximize your listing!
Market Report for Saratoga 95070 click here: http://bit.ly/SaratogaSFHin95070
Median Sale Price (past 30 days)
$3,575,000
One Month Change
16.5% ($3,067,500)
One Year Change
49.0% ($2,400,000)
Sale Price / Sq Ft$1,325.34
Lynne MacFarlane Homes
Lynne MacFarlane , MCDM, SRES | Realtor
PFAC Silicon Valley (Prof Fiduciary Assoc of California) affiliate
Intero | Berkshire Hathaway affiliate
(408) 800-1141
(831) 346-2743
L MACFARLANE @ INTERO.COM

 

BuyersHomeowners February 12, 2021

Why Owning a Home Is a Powerful Financial Decision

Lynne MacFarlane - Why Owning a Home is Powerful Financial Decision

In today’s housing market, there are clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, the chance to build your net worth, and appreciating home values, just to name a few. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to think about how homeownership can propel you toward a stronger future. Here’s a dive into three often-overlooked financial benefits of homeownership and how preparing for them now can steer you in the direction of greater financial security and savings.

1. You Won’t Always Have a Monthly Housing Payment

Personal finance advisor Dave Ramsey explains:

“Every payment brings you closer to owning the house. When you pay your rent, that money is spent. Gone. Bye. Not returning. But when you pay your mortgage, you work toward full ownership.”

As a homeowner, you can eventually eliminate the monthly payment you make on your house. That’s a huge win and a big factor in how homeownership can drive stability and savings in your life. As soon as you buy a home, your monthly housing costs begin to work for you as forced savings in the form of equity. When you build equity and grow your net worth, you can continue to reinvest those savings into your future, maybe even by buying that next dream home. The possibilities are truly endless.

2. Homeownership Is a Tax Break

One thing people who have never owned a home don’t always think about are the tax advantages of homeownership. The same article states:

“You have tax advantages. Many of the costs of owning a home—like property taxes—are tax deductible. And if you’re paying off a mortgage, you’ll get to count your mortgage interest as a deduction when you file your tax return.”

Whether you’re living in your first home or your fifth, it’s a huge financial advantage to have some tax relief tied to the interest you pay each year. It’s one thing you definitely don’t get when you’re renting. Be sure to work with a tax professional to get the best possible benefits on your annual return.

3. Monthly Housing Costs Are Predictable

A third benefit is the fact that monthly costs start to become more predictable with homeownership, something that doesn’t happen if you’re renting. Ramsey also notes:

“Rent rates will go up. Even if you found a killer deal in a hot area, inflation, competition, and rising property values will cause your rent to go up year after year.”

With a mortgage, you can keep your monthly housing costs relatively steady and predictable. Your monthly costs are most likely based on a fixed-rate mortgage, which allows you to budget your finances over a longer period of time. Rental prices have been since skyrocketing 2012, and with today’s low mortgage rates, it’s a great time to get more for your money when purchasing a home. If you want to lock-in your monthly payment at a low rate and have a solid understanding of what you’re going to spend in your mortgage payment each month, buying a home may be your best bet.

Bottom Line

If you’re ready to start feeling the benefits of stability, savings, and predictability that come with owning a home, let’s connect to determine if buying sooner rather than later is right for you.

 

Selling, relocating, downsizing or right sizing,

I’m here to assist you with your goals, give me a call!

 Lynne 
831-346-2743 text/voice

Lynne MacFarlane Homes

Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, MCDM, SRES | Realtor
PFAC Silicon Valley affiliate
Intero | A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate
phone 831.346.2743
Lmacfarlane @ Intero.com
www.lynnemacfarlane.com
DRE# 02066698

EconomyReal EstateSANTA CLARA COUNTY February 12, 2021

2021 Real Estate Forecast by Chief Economist & SVP of CA Association of Realtors

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 will happen in our California housing market 2021. Fascinating facts from this presentation. We’re seeing great interest rates right now, the lowest in history and the its interesting who’s actually moving out of California and the reasons why people are moving.
Curious how we are able to sell homes to top dollar while keeping our sellers safe? https://bit.ly/YourREadvisor 

Selling, relocating, downsizing or right sizing,

I’m here to assist you with your goals, give me a call!

 Lynne 
831-346-2743 text/voice

Lynne MacFarlane Homes

Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, MCDM, SRES | Realtor
PFAC Silicon Valley affiliate
Intero | A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate
phone 831.346.2743
Lmacfarlane @ Intero.com
www.lynnemacfarlane.com
DRE# 02066698

 

 

Mountain ViewReal EstateSan JoseVideo February 10, 2021

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 Hathaway Affiliate

Cell: 408.966.7733

kgilligan@intero.com

https://karengilligan.agent.intero.com/​

DRE# 02110859

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Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, MCDM, SRES | Realtor

PFAC Silicon Valley affiliate

Intero | A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate

Cell: 831-346-2743

Lmacfarlane@intero.com

DRE# 02066698

https://lynnemacfarlane.com/ 

Property tours on this episode:

  • 4565 Strawberry Park Dr San Jose, CA 95129
  • 3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,107 sqft | 6,375 sqft lot
  • Listed $1,298,000
  • Learn more here: bit.ly/4565StrawberryParkSFH

 

  • 203 Cypress Point Dr Mountain View, CA 94043
  • 2 Beds | 1.5 Baths | 1,290 sqft Townhome
  • Listed: $1,198,000
  • Learn more here: bit.ly/MtViewCondo
SANTA CLARA COUNTYSaratogaSellersVideo September 2, 2020

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 and perceived cons and how much they think their home is worth and why. If you’re a seller would you consider writing a buyer love letter to your prospective buyers? Do you think this would benefit the sale of your home?

Leave your comments below and. your questions!

Curious to see the home which seller was referring to?

Check out the post here

 

Lynne MacFarlane Homes

Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, MCDM, SRES, SRS | Realtor PFAC Silicon Valley affiliate Intero | A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate

Text/voice: 831-346-2743

DRE# 02066698

www.lynnemacfarlane.com

AlamedaBuyersReal Estate August 3, 2020

In Contract! Congratulations to our new homebuyers in Alameda!

Lynne MacFarlane Homes - In Contract 1825 Shoreline Alameda, California

 

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 as they have two twin boys. We were able to locate the properties in desired school districts and check out only the ones with specific schools.

Click on the image below for my powerful AI-powered, data-driven  “Search in Alameda” for single family homes, townhomes and condos. It’s a very user friendly and will help to find more information about homes that are similar to those that  you might be interested in.

Lynne MacFarlane, Realtor Alameda Search

 

If you’ve never heard of or considered living in Alameda, don’t feel bad, either have these folks, and they live in the City! (This movie scene was taken from  Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home )

Interested in Alameda Market Trends? Click on below image to take you see the Active Listings, Median Sale Prices, and Recent Homes Sold in the area.

Lynne MacFarlane, Realtor Market Search Link here

SANTA CLARA COUNTY July 13, 2020

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 Recovery?

1) Weather 2) COVID-19 containment 3) Economic resilience are three key factors driving regional differences in the housing recovery.

Realtor’s previous study about the spread of COVID-19 is closely linked to the housing slowdown, with markets with higher cases per capita more likely to see a bigger impact on supply and the pace of sales. It found that the speed and sustainability of the reopening, and each market’s ability to contain COVID-19, are dictating the speed of recovery across the regions.

Lynne MacFarlane, MCDM, SRES Reatlor blogs about market data happening during CVD-19 / SIP in Silicon Valley

Resilient economies may have an edge in the housing recovery, and areas with strong job markets before COVID-19, especially those with thriving #tech sectors, are seeing buyers and sellers reconnect faster than the rest of the country.

Lynne MacFarlane, Realtor discusses why Tech Hubs are helping to pull the real estate market strong

Yep, “West Coast rocks!” says this proud NorCal gal! 🙂

If you have any questions, or looking to relocate and would like any market stats or reports about schools in your desired area, I’m always happy to assist you in your next transition or move.

Lynne MacFarlane Homes