How to 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 […]

Pending Sale ~Another Seminar Attendee Relocating~

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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! […]

“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.” We interview Janet Berry, Deputy District Attorney of the Santa Clara County Elder Fraud Unit. (408) 792-2790

Market Wise Q&A column: What Happens When Death in Home is Not Disclosed?

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Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News   Q: We snapped up a home after it reappeared on the market.  The sellers had a sale that fell apart. We bought it and were thrilled at the time to do so after writing so many offers while home shopping.  On Monday we spent several hours and […]

Coming Soon! ~ More Past Clients and their Referrals ~

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Coming Soon ~ Past Clients from 1996 are Relocating ~ Coming Soon! ~Another Seminar Attendee Relocating~     Coming Soon! ~Referral from Past Client~     Pat Kapowich Certified Residential Brokerage Manager REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, GRI & SRES Home Sales Expertise (408) 245-7700

Market Wise Q&A column: Permit Cat-and-Mouse with Seller’s Agent Requires Action

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Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News   Q: We are buying a property where the family room and master suite were added years apart from one another. We were repeatedly told that the previous sellers “had permits pulled, but never completed. However, our bank appraiser stopped the progress of her work and informed […]

1324 Klamath Drive, San Jose, Ca ~ Sold with Multiple Offers

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First Time on Market in over 50 Years! 1324 Klamath Drive, San Jose, Ca   1324 Klamath Dr, San Jose CA 95130 First Time on The Market in over 50 years! Move-in Ready & Great Location! Refinished Hardwood Floors! Freshly Painted 2-Car Garage! New Interior Paint. New Front Door. All New Light Fixtures, Outlets and […]

‘Single-Family Home Sales in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, San Jose and Campbell

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Single-Family Homes Time frame is from Jan 2006 to Mar 2014 Property Sub Class is ‘Single Family Residential’ City Code Name is ‘SU Sunnyvale‘ Results calculated from approximately 4,900 listings Time frame is from Jan 2006 to Mar 2014 Property Sub Class is ‘Single Family Residential’ Area Name is ’15 Campbell’ Results calculated from approximately […]