“Taking Anything from a Senior is Stealing. Period.” Janet Berry, Deputy District Attorney on Financial Elder Abuse

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“Access is Not permission.” Janet Berry, Deputy District Attorney We interview Janet Berry, Deputy District Attorney of the Santa Clara County Elder Fraud Unit. (408) 792-2790 Plus an “Aging in Place” interview with Jennifer Burkett     A Trusted Name in Silicon Valley since 1960. A Respected Name in Real Estate since 1988. Pat Kapowich, […]

First Time on Market in Decades! Owner-Occupied Duplex and/or Investment Opportunity!

First Time on Market in Decades!

MLS number in the South Bay 81466712 & MLS number in the East Bay 40699709 3300/3304 65th Ave, Oakland CA 94605 First Time on Market in Decades! Family Owned, Operated & Occupied since 1958! Sisters originally lived in each unit. Super Smart Floor Plans! Attached Over-sized Garages! Wood-Burning Fireplaces! Hardwood Floors! Lots of Storage! Pantry in Garage! Fenced Yards! 1-Year Old […]

Coming Soon! ~ First-Time on the Market in Years ~

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Coming Soon! Two Story Townhouse ~ Past Clients from 1996 are Relocating ~ SOLD! Third Story Loft Sold & Closed in 46 Days!  ~ Clients Referred by a Commercial Broker and his Attorney Wife ~  Sold Over List Price with Only One Offer List Price/Sold Price Ratio ~ 102% Days-on-Market ~ 16 Days Length of Escrow ~ […]

Mercury News Market Wise Q&A: Is a Back-Up Offer ever a Good Idea?

Pat Kapowich, REALTOR®

Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News & Bay Area News Group Q: We made an offer on a property just hours after one had already been accepted. The listing agent really pushed the idea of us being in a backup position should the first buyer falter. Although our agent was not thrilled with […]

NAR Study: “formerly distressed homeowners with restored credit are re-entering the housing market”

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 The National Association of Realtors®     NAR Study: Return Buyers Expected to Boost Housing Demand in Coming Years Media Contact: Adam DeSanctis WASHINGTON (April 20, 2015) – Nearly a decade since the start of the foreclosure crisis, formerly distressed homeowners with restored credit are re-entering the housing market, but damaged credit profiles and lender […]

Coming Soon! ~ First-Time on the Market in Decades ~

First Time on Market in Decades!

Coming Soon! Duplex ~ First-Time on the Market in Decades ~ Coming Soon! Two Story Townhouse ~ Past Clients from 1996 are Relocating ~ SOLD! Third Story Loft Sold & Closed in 46 Days!  ~ Clients Referred by a Commercial Broker and his Attorney Wife ~  Sold Over List Price with Only One Offer List Price/Sold Price Ratio […]

Should Retirees Remodel or Relocate?

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Another Great Article by REALTOR® Magazine!   Daily Real Estate News | Friday, April 17, 2015   The decision on whether to renovate or relocate in retirement can be complex and emotional. A recent report revealed that as people edge towards retirement age, the more they value the emotional connection to their home rather than […]

Market Wise Q&A: Making Time for Your Inspections Keeps Surprises Down

Pat Kapowich, REALTOR®

REALTOR® Pat Kapowich for The Bay Area News Group    Q: We are in the middle of purchasing our first home and the inspection reports came back with lots of miscellaneous issues. The most alarm to my wife is the “section one” articles called out in our termite report. We are trying to get ahold of […]

These Are the 20 Hottest Housing Markets in the U.S. Right Now & Fastest Selling Homes are in San Jose

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Real Estate News     April 8, 2015  These Are the 20 Hottest Housing Markets in the U.S. Right Now by Cicely Wedgewoth of Realtor.com Looking to buy a house? You’d better be on your game. High season is here, and it’s without question a seller’s market. Prices are moving higher, faster, according to a preliminary […]

Market Wise Q&A: Simultaneous Purchase Offers? To Only Buy One Home?

How to Handle Case of Double-Dealing Buyer's Agent

Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News  How to Handle Case of Double-Dealing Buyer’s Agent  Q: Our listing agent recently called and informed us the buyers were canceling our transaction without an explanation. Our agent stated that since it was early in the look-and-see phase of inspections, disclosures and so forth, they did not […]