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 […]

Market Wise Q&A: Why Would The Seller Refuse to Issue a Counter-Offer?

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Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News Q: We were shocked to learn that the sellers walked out while our offer was being presented by our agent. According to our buyer’s agent the seller’s agent just sat there and gleefully let them leave. Isn’t the job of the seller’s agent to start negotiating?   […]

Why Off-MLS Listings, Pocket-Listings and Whisper-Listings can spell T-r-o-u-b-l-e

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REALTOR® Pat Kapowich covers the issue of Off-MLS Listings with Real Estate Attorney Anthony Ventura and the CEO of MLSListings.com, Jim Harrison. In Santa Clara County, the heart of Silicon Valley technology, the local Multiple Listing Service has been painstaking dredging up the statical rising waves of listing that were withheld from the 15,000 members […]

“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: How Do We Sell Our Home with a Unkempt Yard Next Door?

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Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News Q: Our wonderful neighbor of 20 years has stored all sorts of vehicles and traffic pylons in her front yard. Now it is time for us to sell. We asked politely for her to move all this outdoor stuff while we sell our house. She of course, […]

San Jose Home Prices and Days-on-Market

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  Time frame is from Jan 2006 to Mar 2014 Property Sub Class is ‘Single Family Residential‘ Code Name is ‘SJ San Jose’ Results calculated from approximately 50,000 listings   Time frame is from Jan 2006 to Mar 2014 Property Sub Class is ‘Townhouse/Condo (Comm Int Dev)’ Code Name is ‘SJ San Jose’ Results calculated […]