The San Jose Way

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Real Estate Agent - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Working the real estate world in San Jose, California.

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2011 

Fascinating graph of mortgage loan interest rates from 1972 to today. I remember when I got my first loan. Do you? Yikes! And, buyers are still waiting for rates to get even lower! If that's you, are you waiting for banks to hand out money for free? The old adage is very true. How do you know th...
Posted over 2 years ago
The highlighted video above is from the Home Staging section of the Better Homes and Gardens Video Library containing videos covering how to stage a home to sell. This particular video describes the difference between decorating and staging. Other videos in the Home Staging section cover paintin...
Posted over 2 years ago
Looking at a 10-year history of property sales in San Jose, single-family home prices continue to remain stubbornly just under where they were in 2002/2003. After a summer of below-normal activity, prices appear to have erroded from March of this year and are down approximately 5% from September...
Posted over 2 years ago
The highlighted video above is from the Makeover section of the Better Homes and Gardens Video Library containing videos covering cutting-edge home makeover topics. This particular video describes ideas for integrating kitchen and dining areas in homes without a formal dining space. Other videos...
Posted over 2 years ago
A recent article in the Los Angeles Times warns of a growing scam preying on homeowners in mortgage distress. Solicitations have been sent to millions of homeowners promising a way to stop foreclosures, reduce loan balances or interest rates, or get free and cleaer title to their home by particip...
Posted over 2 years ago
This is part one of a five part series highlighting a library of videos produced by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and available online for homeowners, home buyers and home sellers. The library covers a range of topics from home decorating/design trends, home makeovers, do-it-yourself proje...
Posted over 2 years ago
The October 2011 edition of my Santa Clara County Real Estate Market Trends Report covering San Jose and surrounding communities is now available. This report is a wealth of practical and statistical information about the real estate market in Santa Clara county. It covers the trends and current ...
Posted over 2 years ago
Rooftop solar panels are becoming more and more prevalent these days. I'm seeing them pop up on more homes in my neighborhood all the time. In California, the sun doesn't shine straight down at any time of the year. The line-of-sight from my roof to the sun usually goes over several neighboring p...
Posted over 2 years ago
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Working the real estate world in San Jose, California.