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What’s most important to home sellers: highest price, fast close, all cash, no contingencies, pre-approved loan or what?

When home sellers receive multiple offers on their property, they get to prioritize what they want most. Is it all cash, the highest price, the fastest close of escrow, or no contingencies? This 45 second video of home sales in 2013 may surprise you!...
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How do prices compare between Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino and Palo Alto?

What does it cost to buy a home with really good schools in Silicon Valley? Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino and Palo Alto are all areas with highly regarding public schools. ┬áThese aren’t the only areas with good schools but they are popular...
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One of the happiest places in the U.S.: the San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara metro area – Silicon Valley!

MSN real estate tends to feature real estate news in bite-sized slide shares with images (and links for home buyers to search properties listed for sale on Realtor.com). A new study, more complicated and comprehensive than would normally be published for...
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Silicon Valley home prices, rental prices both rising rapidly

Here are the headlines from the San Jose Mercury News in mid April 2014: Rental article: Bay Area apartment rents set record 4/16/14 Excerpt:  Bay Area apartment rents are rising at nearly double-digit annual rates and have reached record levels,...
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Buying in a seller’s market? Do not expect a perfect house or condo!

If you are purchasing a home in a seller’s real estate market, as is the case in the San Jose area today, you may be horrified to learn that the successful bidders are those who write contracts far above list price, include few or no contingencies...
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