Do You Want To Buy A Home? Don’t Let Fear Get in Your Way!

Do you want to buy a home but aren’t sure if you’ll be able to handle the mortgage? Are you afraid of the whole home buying process, including applying for a loan and negotiations with the seller?  Are you afraid that the home values in Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale and Palo Alto are at their peaks?

Here is an article that might help put you at ease.

http://tinyurl.com/p99p2os

 

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Are All Real Estate Agents Equal?  Heck No!

Before internet use was widespread you needed a real estate agent to help you find a home. These days you no longer need an agent to obtain information on available homes or sale prices of homes in specific neighborhoods.  That information is easily available online.  You do, however, need someone to deliver a thoughtful analysis of all of the information available.  Information without analysis is essentially useless.  What is truly important is being able to understand, analyze, and use the information for the best outcome.  What you really need is someone who can:

  • Analyze all available information
  • Determine if it is the best time to buy or sell
  • Determine the value of the home you have to sell or the home you wish to buy
  • Explain your options
  • Utilize their relationships within the industry to get you the best outcome

Not all agents are the same, and not all are experts.  Rely on performance and reputation for the best results!

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3 Los Altos Schools are Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014

Excerpt from the Bay City News Service

The U.S. Department of Education has recognized 9 Bay Area schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014. 3 of the schools are in Los Altos.

The honor is bestowed on schools that are either “exemplary high performing schools” based on students test scores and high school graduation rates or on schools that have made significant progress closing achievement gaps between demographic groups over the past five years.

The local Blue Ribbon schools are Ardis G. Egan Junior High School, Bullis Purissima Charter School and Georgina P. Blach Junior High School, all in Los Altos.

Overall, 24 schools in California and 337 schools nationwide were designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

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Luxurious Almaden Valley Estate – Open House Today!

Come by and visit me at my open house today at 22710 Davis Court in San Jose, a beautifully updated estate in Almaden Valley!  This home boasts 4820 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and an approximate 2.5 acre flat lot zoned rural residential – can be used as an equestrian property or for agriculture.  1pm – 4pm open house 10/19/14.

22710 Davis Ct - Curb Beyond VT2

http://www.22710DavisCourt.com

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Long live the lawn: Los Altos native offers drought-resistant strategies

With the on-going drought issue affecting California, many of you may be concerned about the state of your lawn. Well, according to a local lawn service expert, grass is highly adaptable to conditions beyond our control. Click on the link below to read more and for suggestions on how to make your lawn drought-resistant.

http://www.losaltosonline.com/special-sections2/sections/your-home/48067-long-live-the-lawn-los-altos-native-offers-drought-resistant-strategies

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A Homeowner’s Net Worth is 36x Greater Than A Renter!

In recent years, potential homeowners have been wary of investing in real estate due to the unsteady economy and the housing bust, but the Federal Reserve just released a new report indicating that a homeowner’s net worth is over 36 times greater than that of a renter! So, if you’re debating on whether to rent or buy, please keep this in mind before making your final decision.

http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2014/09/22/a-homeowners-net-worth-is-36x-greater-than-a-renter/

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Charming Waverly Park Home!

Just listed by Suzanne O’Brien and Nancy Carlson in Waverly Park – 2708 Wasatch Drive in Mountain View.  Beautifully landscaped and updated single family home – 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  Open House Sunday 8/24/14 12:30 – 4:30pm.  Come say hello!2708 Wasatch

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