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Great Time for Investors, Sellers Now Hold the Upper Hand (For the Time Being)

Likely in response to the state’s dwindling inventory, home prices are climbing once again.  In California’s 10 largest cities, the median list price increased by a whopping 20 percent on average from January 2012 to January 2013 Inventory is Low: … Continue reading

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Banks Offer Money to Home Owners to Short Sale!

HOME OWNERS:  Did you know that the banks can offer MONEY TO YOU if you short sale a home?   In December 2011, foreclosed properties sold for an average of 22% less than conventional sales, while the discount for short sales … Continue reading

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Dave Cortese Talks About Changes in the Silver Creek / Evergreen Community

Dave Cortese with The County of Santa Clara spoke at the weekly Evergreen/East Valley Marketing Meeting at MegaBytes Pizza today.  Did you know that Dave voted to keep Prop 13 in Santa Clara County when the tax accessor wanted the … Continue reading

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Who wants to be my date?

New Leaf Grocery Pre-Opening Receiption: New Leaf has invited me and a guest to join them for a private Pre-Opening Reception at their new location on Silver Creek Valley Rd, cross street Beaumont Canyon Dr.  Come with me to celebrate their first location … Continue reading

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2012 Housing Market Forecast

Very modest increase in both sales and price expected next year… View a video of California Association of REALTORS® Vice President and Chief Economist, Leslie Appleton-Young. While the worst is over, the market continues to struggle with not much relief in sight.  The … Continue reading

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What Happens with Early Termination of the Lease?

Most leases in California are written for initial fixed terms, usually 12 months. Renewal periods are also usually written for a fixed number of months.  During these fixed terms, the tenant has agreed to remain in the property and pay rent … Continue reading

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The 5 Types of ID Theft and What to do if YOU are a Victim

There are 5 types of Identity Theft:  Financial, Medical, Employment, Drivers Licenses, Character Theft. While the FTC has the Identity Theft Forms Online, they do not offer any assistance in clearing up your information.  You will need to get your … Continue reading

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Win $200 in Canyon Creek Pet Hospital’s Costume Contest!

Stop by 5617 Silver Creek Valley Road anytime between 3-6pm from now and Halloween with your pet in full costume to get their picture taken.  They will then send the photo to you, and you can send the photo to … Continue reading

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Reduced SCVCC Membership Dues!

Hey everyone…I spoke with Janice, the Membership Director of The Silver Creek Valley Country Club; she is offering a trial program through the end of this year!  Reduced monthly dues to try out a Premier or Racquet membership.  If you know … Continue reading

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6 Mistakes Landlords Make…(Great tips for investors)

Investing in real estate right now can be surprisingly profitable, but if you’re going to purchase investment property to rent it out, watch out for these common pitfalls. Mistake 1: Confusing a cheap deal for a good deal. It is … Continue reading

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