Trisha

A client introduced me to Trisha because she needed more than just a “for sale” sign in the yard and a lockbox on the door – she needed real help.  Even though her home was worth a great deal and she owed relatively little, she could no longer afford to live in it.  At a…

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Los Gatos Swearing-In Ceremony

My wife and I took our children to the Los Gatos Town Council Meeting this week to see our friend Marico Sayoc be sworn in to her first term as newly elected Councilwoman for the Los Gatos Town Council.  Also sworn in were Rob Rennie who was also elected to his first term and Steve Leonardis returning for his second term). I say that…

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Collaboration with Los Gatos Ballet

This week we ran a “collaboration ad” in the local Los Gatos Weekly newspaper highlighting the fact that right here in little ol’ Los Gatos we have our very own premiere ballet school, Los Gatos Ballet. The timing for this was very intentional in that we were also able to bring attention to their upcoming production of The Nutcracker running…

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Forget About Math and Science. . .

Dodgeball is where its at! The Dodgeball Tournament at Fisher Middle School today was truly inspired! In a world where all the talk about “good schools” revolves primarily around, math, science, college preparation and API Scores, today’s dodgeball tournament offered something we don’t see that often anymore – something indescribably senseless and fun. Food was served while…

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

In 1914 Robert Frost published Mending Wall, a remarkably complex poem about a seemingly simple subject matter – 2 neighbors and a fence. There is one line from this poem that has become a ubiquitous sound bite today, “good fences make good neighbors”.  Thanks to California Civil Code Section 841 we now have specific guidelines regarding how to…

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Unpopular Music in Los Gatos

Throughout each year, right here in little ol’ Los Gatos, there are abundant opportunities to go out and hear high quality live music.  Two of the more popular concert series are Jazz on the Plazz which has been brining world renowned jazz music to the Los Gatos Town Plaza for over a decade and Los Gatos Music in the Park which is heading into its…

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Benefits and Hazards of Seller Financing

Depending on your circumstances, seller financing offers certain advantages.  Often overlooked and misunderstood, seller financing can offer the following benefits: Monthly Income – Payments from a buyer provide seller with monthly cash flow (income). Tax planning – This type of installment sale allows the seller to report only the income received in a single calendar year (consult a tax professional).…

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Los Gatos shows up for the 2014 WAG auction and fundraiser

Brian and Christina Bernasconi Untouchables at the 2014 WAG The Los Gatos real estate market is what it is for many reasons – not the least of which is the Los Gatos Union School District.  Although there are many, very good neighboring schools (some posting better test scores even) I have to say that I…

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Silicon Valley Real Estate Market Simplified

Infographic by Brian Bernasconi Real Estate Broker

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Inventory, Economic Recovery, Qualified Mortgage and the Ability to Repay . . . its all here.

I believe we are looking forward to an interesting and likely robust real estate market this year. Amid predictions of economic recovery come concerns about a cooling stock market and rising bond prices.  As the government slows Quantitative Easing we anticipate mortgage interest rates may rise slightly and people’s enthusiasm for spending money could cool…

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Brian & Dan | Sereno Group

Brian & Dan | Sereno Group