Pat Kapowich’s Community Parkland Highlight: Washington Park ~ 12 Acres of Sunnyvale Real Estate

Washington Park puts every square foot of the 12 acres in Downtown Sunnyvale to remarkably good use. A short walk to Historic Murphy Avenue, Washington Park offers a wide array of activities for every member of the family. Three generations of our Kapowich family have enjoyed Washington Park. Not only did I enjoy Washington Park’s […]

Average Time to Close: 44 Days (Fears of TRID Delays Calmed)

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, May 20, 2016 For the second consecutive month, the average time to close all loans stayed at 44 days, suggesting that new mortgage rules that took effect this fall are having less of an impact on delaying loans, according to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insight Report. Here’s a breakdown […]

“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 What is Elder Financial Abuse? In California, elders are defined as persons 65 years and older. Under California law, elder abuse can be both criminal and civil. Criminal elder […]

Juxtaposition: “Average” versus “Median” Days-on-Market for Silicon Valley Real Estate Sales 2011-Present

Real estate agents have always used (“Average”) Days-on-Market (DOM) as an important indicator for any given marketplace. However, the (“Median”) Days-on-Market (DOM) shows me which sellers and their listing agents are working as a “team.” The average Days-on-Market (DOM) includes sellers and/or their agents who has woefully underprepared and/or overpriced listed properties.   These properties often […]

Real Estate Attorney Anthony Ventura on Hot Market Issues! Mistakes made by Buyers, Sellers and their Agents! Kapowich on Real Estate #221

Real Estate Attorney Anthony Ventura on Hot Market Issues for “Kapowich on Real Estate” #221   Real Estate Attorney Anthony Ventura addresses the mistakes made by buyers, sellers and agent in and around Hot Market Issues. Listen to savvy advice from a Silicon Valley Real Estate Attorney who grew up in an extended family of […]

Buyers & Their Offers Languishing,……While Offer Deadlines Come and Go

Pat’s Market Wise real estate Q&A advice column runs in the Pulitzer Prize Winning San Jose Mercury News on the first and third Sunday.  Look for it in a Bay Area News Group newspaper near you. Q: We tried to buy a property that had a deadline to submit buyers’ offers by Tuesday at 2 p.m. The next day, the listing agent told […]

SOLD with 9 Offers ~ Past Buyer Clients became Seller Clients, too!

Award-Winning REALTOR® Pat Kapowich Call or Email Pat Today! Kapowich Real Estate (408) 245-7700 Part Art, Part Science, Kapowich Real Estate Excels at Negotiations.    Past Clients Moving-Up! Massive Kapowich Marketing Campaign ~ 9 Multiple-Offers Presented In-Person ~ 3 Bedroom Home Built in 1968    Past Clients are Moving Up, Again! Townhouse to Single-Story into a Two-Story! Epic Kapowich Marketing […]

More Homes Go Under Contract—Except in One U.S. Region    Real Estate News Home buyers have been out in force this spring, as the number of homes under contract got a boost last month—except in the Western swath of the country, where the cost of buying is intimidatingly high. March pending home sales, which are purchases that have yet to close, were up […]

The Serious Business of Wall Removal ~ Pat’s “Market Wise” Q&A column in San Jose Mercury News

Pat’s Market Wise Q&A real estate advice column runs in the Pulitzer Prize Winning San Jose Mercury News on the first and third Sunday.  Look for it in a Bay Area News Group newspaper near you. Q: We are going to sell our five-bedroom home in an established neighborhood. Two of the agents we interviewed commented the master […]

Mortgage Rates Hit New Low for 2016

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, April 08, 2016 Mortgage rates this week plunged to their lowest level since February 2015, unlocking more savings for home buyers and home owners who are refinancing. “Mortgage rates this week registered the delayed impact of last week’s sharp drop in Treasury yields, as the 30-year mortgage rate fell […]