Yes – Blossom Valley is in bloom and Real Estate sales are bursting forth.
The number of listings is down by a whopping 57% from last year! There are currently 63 active listings in Blossom Valley ranging in price from $240,000-$1,995,000. The current median list price is $505,000. Look at these numbers – Last year there were 148 active listings. And the median price was $485,000. Continue reading →
Santa Clara Condos/Townhomes Flying off the Shelves. Can you believe it – Last year there were 97 active condos/townhomes in Santa Clara. This year there are just 42! That is a 57% reduction from last year.
Pending sales in the last 30 days for the same group (condos/townhomes) were 36 and closed sales in January were 19. How much change is there really from last year? The pending sales were up 44% over last year’s figure and closed sales – Hold onto your hat – were up 380%. Continue reading →
Cambrian condos/townhomes are the stars! The number of condos/ townhomes for the Cambrian area of San Jose is just 19 actives. This is a huge reduction in inventory from last year’s 35!
There were 13 pending sales in the last 30 days and 13 closed condos/townhomes in January. Pending plus closed sales are way up! In fact last year there were only 2 closed sales of condos/townhomes in the area for January. These are good signs of the real estate marketing returning to San Jose. Continue reading →
Say – Where have all the listings gone? The inventory for active listings in Santa Clara County has dropped to 2007 units! That’s 1482 single family homes and 525 condos/townhomes. I don’t know if you felt that reduction in listings but these numbers are down 41% from last year’s figures. Continue reading →
There’s no doubt many homeowners in Santa Clara County are suffering but we are lucky to be located in an area where we have a better real estate market than most. The number of listings for Santa Clara County is down. Down almost 34% over last year!
In this area, the percentage of active distressed single family homes is 29% and for townhomes/condos it is higher at 46% (combined it is 30.6%). Just to give you an idea Phoenix closed sales were 62% distressed properties!
Guidelines for lending have changed dramatically and they now account for many of the home sales that are not completing.
The need for a knowledgeable Realtor is more important than in past years. The possible pitfalls to the sale or purchase of a home can be navigated around with a Realtor who has on the ground experience in this market and markets of years past.
What is this trend? Asking a buyer to pay money toward the seller’s 2nd loan. I am seeing more and more in the private remarks on the MLS “buyer to contribute $**K toward the 2nd loan”. I saw one last week that asked the buyer to pay $26K to the seller’s 2nd loan. I confirmed with the listing agent that is what they meant to say. It was! Continue reading →
I had the experience recently on a property with a HAFA short sale approval in place. My client put in his offer and within 72 hours we had the short sale lender approval! FAST. The seller’s loan, by the way, was through Wells Fargo. Continue reading →