Sellers Market ~ Time to Downsize?

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  By REALTOR® Pat Kapowich A Trusted Name in Silicon Valley since 1960 A Respected Name in Real Estate since 1988   Excerpt from an article original published for ActiveOver50 and its media affiliates.   Younger buyers are preoccupied with schools and more square footage while they often lack larger down payments. Not so for most older […]

Market Wise Q&A: Asking Questions to Understand Your Real Estate Question

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Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News Q: We are close to finishing the selling of our townhouse while purchasing in a house in the nearby city.  My husband owned our townhouse before we met so I felt he was familiar with dealing with the sale of a home.  In the past few days, […]

Coming Soon! Two Story Townhouse in Santa Clara!

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~ Past Clients from 1996 are Relocating ~ Also Coming Soon Duplex ~ First-Time on the Market in Decades ~ SOLD! Third Story Loft  ~ 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 […]

“Home Flipping Gone Bad” with Mark Garrison & Tim Garrison ~ Kapowich on Real Estate #213

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The Garrison Brothers, Mark and Tim, tackle flips gone bad: Shoddy work, sagging rafters, bouncy floors – causes and remedies.Also discussed: Two triggers for full code upgrades. Since founding the company in his son’s bedroom, Mark Garrison has built MG Constructors & Engineers, Inc. into one of the most respected engineering companies in the region and […]

Sunnyvale Homes Sales: Condos, Townhouses & Single-Family Home Sales

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My family bought a home in Sunnyvale for $23,000 ~ in 1960. Take a look at what Sunnyvale houses, townhouses and condos sell for in 2014. Pat Kapowich, REALTOR® Time frame is from Jan 2006 to Dec 2014 Property Sub Class is ‘Single Family Residential’ City is ‘Sunnyvale’ Results calculated from approximately 6,200 MLS listing Time […]

Market Wise Q&A ~ Selling Off-MLS

Marketing and strategy

REALTOR@ Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News Q: We were a little shocked to learn our next door neighbor of twenty years sold their home last week without signs, open houses or brokers coming and going. Days later we were stunned to learn the buyer got a sweetheart of a price.  Now it […]

Coming Soon! SOLDs, Repeat Clients & Their Referrals

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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  ~ Clients Referred by a Commercial Broker and his Attorney Wife ~  Sold Over List Price with Only One Offer List Price/Sold Price Ratio ~ 102% […]

Market Wise Q&A: Sell “As-Is” or Make Improvements, Which Agent to Hire?

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  Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News Q: Our mother finally gave the proverbial thumbs-up to sell the family home now that she has successfully moved to an adult community.  Recently, a new agent with a notable reputation was introduced to the sibling in charge of emptying the house.  This new agent is […]

Coming Soon! Duplex! First Time in Decades!

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Coming Soon Two Story Townhouse ~ Past Clients from 1996 are Relocating ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SOLD! Third Story Loft  ~ 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 ~ 31 Days ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ […]

“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 […]