“Flips Gone Bad” featuring Mark Garrison & Tim Garrison on KRE #213

Tim and Mark Garrison

  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.     Mark Garrison, Owner MG Constructors & Engineers, Inc. 15650 Vineyard Blvd.,Suite A, #232 Morgan Hill, CA 95037 (408)842-5599 Phone www.mgconstructors.net Tim Garrison, P.E. The […]

Pending Home Sales Rise in January to Highest Level in 18 Months


News Release from the National Association of REALTORS® WASHINGTON (February 27, 2015) — Improved buyer demand at the beginning of 2015 pushed pending home sales in January to their highest level since August 2013, according to the National Association of REALTORS® All major regions except for the Midwest saw gains in activity in January. The Pending […]

How to Sell a Home within 10 Days in Any Market by Pat Kapowich #5 Staging with Art

Pat Kapowich Staging with Art ~ Professional Videographer

Or, Never Settle for the Status Quo #5 Staging with Art  Part 1 Now, instead of staging with furniture, what if I turn the house, townhouse or condo into an art gallery? The footprint of rented furniture takes up valuable square footage as well as removes the almighty and never discussed – cubic feet.  Replacing the furniture with […]

Prices Up, Sales Down, Demand High, Rates Low,……..Just Another Real Estate Market

California Sales via California Association of REALTORS®

In other news … Good Signs for Housing in 2015 Source: U.S. News   With job growth and solid economic expansion, household formation experiences a boost and demand for rental and owner-occupied housing increases. As the economy continues to improve, there are promising signs for the housing industry because housing demand creates jobs and in […]

Serra Park ~ The Jewel of the Sunnyvale Park System

Serra Park

by Pat Kapowich, REALTOR® In fact, Serra Park has long been considered one of the best parks in Silicon Valley or on the Peninsula. Opened in 1963, (I was at the Grand Opening), it has since grown to over 13 acres. The old “Lester’s Field,” was converted to add a parking lot, two tennis courts, multiple picnic areas […]

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

Pat Kapowich, REALTOR®

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 […]

California Home Sales and Prices Start Year Lower ~ Source: C.A.R.


California home sales and prices start year lower Source: C.A.R.   California’s housing market started the new year still bearing the scars of 2014’s tight housing inventory and low housing affordability as statewide home sales fell from the previous month and year, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). Making sense of the story […]

How to Sell a Property within 10 Days in Any Market ~ #17 The Art of the Fireplace


by Pat Kapowich #17  The Art of the Fireplace    The Fireplace, Chimney, Firebox, Hearth and Mantle are often the most neglected features of a home.  Experts agree that neglecting creosote build-up on the interior of a chimney is asking for a dreaded “chimney fire.”  Prior to entering “the market,” it is important to have a chimney cleaned as well as its components inspected […]

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


“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, […]

Average Days-to-Sell and Median Sale Prices for 3-Bedroom Single-Family Homes in six Silicon Valley cities.

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By Pat Kapowich See the Housing Prices for a 3-Bedroom, 2-Bathroom Single-family Homes in Campbell, Cupertino, Mountain View, San Jose, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale. Housing stats assembled via 2,300 MLS listings from last 12 Months. (Sunnyvale is my Hometown.   This “Snapshot” shows the Average Days to Sell and Median Sale Prices for Single-Family Homes […]