Undisclosed Mutiny; Home Sellers Smiling as they Walk the Planks of their Own Ships

Maheno shipwreck on beach

Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News This Market Wise Q&A column ran twice for the Bay Area News Group. The issue remains yet another “best kept” secret for the real estate industry. Plus! Included is part 4 of our video series on this nationwide problem of “Off-MLS Listings” featuring Real Estate Attorney Sam Chuck. Q: We were a little […]

How to Sell a Home within 10 Days in Any Market by Pat Kapowich #5 Staging with Art

Pat Kapowich, REALTOR®

Or, Never Settle for the Status Quo #5 Staging with Art  Part 1 Now, instead of staging with furniture, what if I turn the house, townhouse or condo into an art gallery? The footprint of rented furniture takes up valuable square footage as well as removes the almighty and never discussed – cubic feet.  Replacing the furniture with […]

Coming Soon! Two Story Townhouse! Why Rent?

Coming Soon

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 ~ […]

Downsizing Boomers to Fuel Apartment Market

Silicon Valley Realtor

 Downsizing Boomers to Fuel Apartment Market Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Millennials may be a big driver of multifamily housing now, but baby boomers looking to downsize are expected to drive apartment growth over the next few years, according to a study by the Kansas City Federal Reserve. They found that older Americans […]

Why Rent! Great Owner-Occupied Duplex Opportunity! First Time on Market in Decades!

First Time on Market in Decades!

MLS Numbers ML81466712 and 40699709 (Agent Related to Sellers)   3300/3304 65th Ave, Oakland CA 94605 First Time on Market in Decades! Why Rent? Great for Owner/Occupant/First-Time Buyer! Family Owned, Operated & Occupied since 1958! Sisters originally lived in each side. Super Smart Floor Plans! Attached Over-sized Garages! Wood-Burning Fireplaces! Hardwood Floors! Lots of Storage! […]

Silicon Valley Home Sales 2006 to 2015 (Santa Clara County / Santa Clara Valley)

Pat Kapowich, REALTOR®

Santa Clara County  (Santa Clara Valley / Silicon Valley) statistics from 2006 to 2015 using approximately 100,000 single-family home listings sure says is all!   See how the Median Single Family Home Price/Days on Market are night and day going in and out of The Great Recession. Wow.

Just Represented the Buyers on this Fine Two Story Home! Congrats to “repeat” clients Ian and Peggy!

SiliconValleyBroker Pat Kapowich, REALTOR@ Represented the Buyers on this Fine Two Story Home.

Buyers: Routinely, Pat’s negotiating skills usually prove successful in multiple-offer situations.   Unlike most buyers, experts agree that shopping for the right property is only the “tip of the iceberg.”  Negotiating through the maze of paperwork, personalities, inspections and surprises is critical to protecting the buyer’s interest. Sellers: We’ll invest more time and resources in the […]

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

Hypocrisy

“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 What is Elder Financial Abuse? In California, elders are defined as persons 65 years and older. Under California law, elder abuse can be both criminal and civil. Criminal elder […]

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

Coming Soon

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 […]