Renting vs. Buying: Which Makes More Financial Sense?

Homeownership is still a major factor in the pursuit of the American Dream, but some people may still be pondering whether to rent or buy a home. Harvard University has recently published a report about the future of homeownership in Amerca and has listed the top 5 reasons why purchasing a home would be more beneficial financially. Click on the link below to read more on this topic.

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Where is Everyone Moving?

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Waverly Park – Mountain View!

Just on the market – excellent Waverly Park home at 512 Mansfield Drive in Mountain View.  4 spacious bedrooms and 2126 sq. ft. of living space on an 8000 sq. ft. lot – this home has the perfect single-level open layout for families and entertaining.  Easy access to Cooper and Cuesta Parks, El Camino Hospital and YMCA, shopping and restaurants, commute routes, and highly-rated Mountain View schools!  Open this weekend 2/6/16 and 2/7/16.  Offered at $1,948,000.

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Selling Your Home? Want the Highest Price?

If you’re thinking of selling your home, it would be advisable to strategize the timing of your sale.  Typically most homes go on the market in the spring, but that means more competition for the sellers. A better strategy may be to put your house on the marketbefore everyone else does. It’s the principal of supply and demand. Less inventory translates to a higher selling price for you. Click on the link below for more on this topic.

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Bay Area Prepares for Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50, scheduled to take place at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara on February 7, is just around the corner and the Bay Area is deep in its final preparations for this epic event.  And although most residents are  excited about the opportunity to host this year’s event, many understand that they will also have to tackle traffic issues for the next couple of weeks as visitors descend upon the Bay Area to enjoy the pre- and post-game festivities. The City of Santa Clara has put together a website dedicated to help residents in the vicinity of Levi Stadium to understand and navigate some of the issues. You can visit the website by clicking on this link: http://santaclaraca.gov/visitors/santa-clara-sb50

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293 Sleeper Ave, Mountain View

One of the most “fun” homes I have seen on the market in awhile.  Great layout, excellent features and finishes, shows very well.  5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, over 4000 sq.ft. and a 19,000+ sq. ft. lot.  $3,495,000. Open this weekend – take a look!

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Mortgage Interest Rates Expected to Rise – Finally

If you are thinking of buying a home, it may be wise to act sooner rather than later. Why? Real estate experts predict that interest rates will increase steadily in 2016, thus possibly impacting your ability to afford a new home or decreasing your buying power. Click on the link below to read more on this topic.

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