“Good consumer-protection for the buyers is solid risk-management for the sellers”

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Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury news and Bay Area News Group 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 […]

“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

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: Home Inspector Craig Moorhead and Termite Inspector Mark Rodriguez Join featured guest speaker Real Estate Attorney, Jonathan Bishop, REALTOR® Pat Kapowich, and guest inspectors while they share legal and practical insight on […]

Loft with No Common Walls built by Regis Homes ~ Pending Sale!

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  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 Kitchen with Island/Breakfast Bar! Upstairs Den/Reading Room as well as Family Room Area! Central Air Conditioning. Lots of […]

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! […]

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

Hypocrisy

“Access is Not permission.” We interview Janet Berry, Deputy District Attorney of the Santa Clara County Elder Fraud Unit. (408) 792-2790     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Aging in Place” interview with Jennifer Burkett

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 […]