Real Estate

Santa Clara County Real Estate Market information for 2017

The real estate market in Silicon Valley continues to look hot for 2018 as we look at the wrap up for 2017. With large companies like Google and Apple building in the South Bay, the housing shortage is driving the price of homes up. Take a look at the charts to get an overview of…

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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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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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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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September 2013 Home Sales Dip While Prices Climb

According to a report from the National Association of Realtors® existing home sales declined last month (September 2013) with limited inventory continuing to pressure home prices higher. Total existing-home sales, (include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and “co-ops”) declined 1.9 percent – but are 10.7 percent above the 4.78 million-unit pace in September 2012. Sales have remained above year-ago…

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Brian & Dan | Sereno Group

Brian & Dan | Sereno Group