Market Wise Q&A: How Do Adult Children Sell the Family Home While Keeping the Peace?

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Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News Market Wise column   Q: We have been trying to sell a deceased parent’s large vacation home for almost a year. We received one low offer within the first few weeks.  The trust states all personal property is to be distributed within six months. The sibling, who is […]

Interview of Real Estate Attorney Roger Wintle on the Epidemic of Pocket Listings/Off-MLS listings and its Ramifications

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We are very proud of our series on the epidemic of pocket listings/Off-MLS listings and its ramifications.  This program features Real Estate Attorney Roger D. Wintle and Jim Harrison who is the CEO of MLSlistings.com in Sunnyvale. This is program 2 of 4 on our Off-MLS/ Pocket-Listings. Kapowich on Real Estate #216 REALTOR® Pat Kapowich […]

Why make an “as-is” offer $100,000 over list price and totally void of contingencies?

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Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News Q:  My wife has always been really good at looking ahead and planning for changes.  That’s partly the reason for selling our two-story home in order to buy a one-level replacement property.  We do not want to deal with stairs 15 years from now. What we did […]

“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     Pat Kapowich, REALTOR® Kapowich Real Estate, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager Contact Pat Kapowich, The Santa Clara […]

Pat’s Next De Anza College Forum: Avoiding the Costly Mistakes by Home Buyers (Sellers, too) & Their Agents

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Click here to sign up on the De Anza College Website!   Saturday Morning ~ October 18th! 9:30AM to 12:30PM  Guest Speakers include: Real Estate Attorney Jonathan Bishop Home Inspector Craig Moorhead Termite Inspector Mark Rodriguez Join featured guest speaker Real Estate Attorney Jonathan Bishop, REALTOR® Pat Kapowich, and guest inspectors while they share legal […]

Loft with No Common Walls built by Regis Homes ~SOLD

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List Price ~ $599,000 SOLD! ~ $610,000 Day-on-Market ~ 16 Days Length of Escrow ~ 31 Days     800 N 8th St #306, San Jose CA 95112 No Common Walls! Top Floor Loft Style Living! Don’t Miss this Hard to Find Loft Style Living! Refinished Hickory Hardwood Floors! New Interior Paint! New Carpet/Pad! Modern […]

How do we Handle Double-Dealing Buyers’ Agents?

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Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News 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 have to justify a cancellation.  The very next […]

Another Seminar Attendee Relocating ~ SOLD

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        526 Felix Way, San Jose CA 95125 Open House Saturday & Sunday ~ July 12 & 13 All New Flooring! Lots of Fresh Paint, too! Excellent Floor-plan! What a Great Home! Cul-del-Sac Living w/ Front & Back Concrete Patios + a Big Backyard. Great Combo of Shade and Sunlight! 4 Bedrooms […]

Market Wise Q&A column in San Jose Mercury News: The Train-Wreck of “Pocket Listings”

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Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News   Q:  We have been losing out on buying a home through multiple bidding. Now, we recently learned that many sellers’ agents are withholding their listings in order to sell the property themselves. In such low inventory conditions, my wife and I are perplexed why any seller […]

SOLD! Childhood Home of Repeat Client = Three Generations of Larson Family Clients!

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488 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Redwood City, CA 94062 MLS #  81418057   488 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Redwood City CA 94062 First Time on Market in Over 60 Years! New Roof, Gutters and Downspouts! All New Carpet, Pad & Vinyl! New Electrical Switches, Outlets and Light Fixtures! All New Exterior Paint and Interior Paint! […]