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 […]

Silicon Valley Housing Sales for Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Campbell, Santa Clara & San Jose

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  Part 1 The housing “peak” of 1989, the “valley” of the earlier 1990’s and recovery of the mid/late 90’s was my first involvement through a real estate cycle. Silicon Valley has had lots of real estate “peaks and valleys” since then and the numbers are always fascinating. Take a look! Pat Kapowich, REALTOR® Certified […]

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

Hypocrisy

“Access is Not Permission.” Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Janet Berry   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 […]

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

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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 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 […]

San Jose Mercury News Market Wise Q&A: Are Home Inspections Worth Their Weight in Gold or Lead?

Substandard Inspections by the Buyer and Haunt the Seller, too!

  Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News Q: Regarding your last column on inspections: When we purchased our first home we had our agent have a contractor inspect the roof, an owner of a home inspection franchise inspect our home and we also engaged a chimney inspector. What was left out was that […]

San Jose Mercury News “Market Wise” Q&A: Why Does the Buyers’ Agent Keep Ignoring Deadlines?

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Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News   Q: We have a sale in progress regarding our personal residence.  The problem that keeps arising is that the buyer’s agent is constantly ignoring each deadline.  Our listing agent keeps threatening to remove the buyer from the sale, which falls on deaf ears.  This precarious situation make […]

Coming Soon! First-Time on the Market in Decades

Pat Kapowich, REALTOR®

Coming Soon Two Story Townhouse ~ Past Clients from 1996 are Relocating ~ Coming Soon Duplex ~ First-Time on the Market in Decades ~ 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 […]

“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 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, […]