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1390 Saddle Rack St #234, San Jose, CA

September 16th, 2014

I just sold this Condo at 1390 Saddle Rack St #234, San Jose, CA .

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935 Lundy Lane, County Club in Los Altos, Los Altos, CA

August 21st, 2014

I just sold this Los Altos House at 935 Lundy Lane, County Club in Los Altos, Los Altos, CA County Club in Los Altos.

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Should you have contingencies when you offer to buy a home

August 16th, 2014

When you write an offer to purchase a home you make many choices.  One of those choices is do you have any contingencies?  A contingency is a right to cancel the agreement based on certain conditions.  You can have a physical contingency such as a property condition contingency.  A contingency can also be based on a non-physical condition such as obtaining financing or the property appraising ...

Passing of a friend and long time realtor Steve Bellumori

August 15th, 2014

A good friend and exceptional realtor passed away yesterday.
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Member News

In Memoriam: Steve Bellumori

It is with great sadness that SILVAR announces the passing of longtime member Steve Bellumori. A REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker in Menlo Park, Steve died of a massive heart attack yesterday evening, August 14, 2014. He was 65 years old.

A licensed real estate broker since 1983 and Certifie ...

Los Altos and Los Altos Hills homes sold

August 5th, 2014

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Area 211 of Los Altos (North Los Altos) had 8 sales with an average list price of $2,421,750 and an average sale price of $2,613,000 for July 2014.  On average that means that homes sold for 8% over list price.  What do you get for that price: a 47 year old 2,533 square foot home on about 10,096 square feet of land.  All of these homes sold belong to the excellent Los Altos School district.  ...

14% of California real estate sales are buyers from China

July 31st, 2014
The percentage of Chinese buyers who buy homes and other Real Estate is higher in the bay area then in the state overall. Interesting read from Forbes magazine: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2014/07/30/for-rich-chinese-u-s-becoming-giant-monopoly-game/?sf3941425=1

New real estate forms

July 31st, 2014
As a member of the PRDS real estate forms committee i help write and edit the forms we use in the listing and sale of homes.  New updates to the forms include:
  • Buyer's Walk-Through Inspection (RBWT)
  • Exclusive Authorization and Right to Sell (REXA)
  • Modification Addendum to Exclusive Authorization and Right to Sell (REXAD)
  • Exclusive Authorization and Right to Lease/Rent (REXL)
  • City of Sa ...

Email filtering that works for a Los Altos realtor

July 31st, 2014

We are all busy in life and as a busy real estate agent - excess email can be tedious – and time consuming.  Filtering thru the fluff to get to the important stuff can be difficult.  In the past I usually had about 300 emails in my inbox – and I receive at least 300 emails per day.  I have tried many ways to cut thru the fat to see only the important emails - and this is how I currently do th ...

Google buys more real estate

July 30th, 2014

Google has bought more commercial real estate - this time at 800 E Middlefield Road in Mountain View for about $98 million dollars. Another good sign for local housing prices.   Demand is strong for local housing – and prices have risen dramatically over the past few years.  Apple is busy working on their “Spaceship” campus – and with the recent purchases by Google (others are not listed here ...

Floor plans in real estate sales and marketing

July 29th, 2014

As an innovative real estate agent I started using floor plans in real estate sales brochures years ago - and was one of the first realtors to do so. Why not?  It’s a bit of trouble to create them – but they are very useful to potential buyers.  I use them on the property specific websites I build for my listings and in the printed advertising materials created for the property.  They are acc ...

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