News and Commentary

The realtors in the Slater Thomson team spend a lot of time out and about in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area visiting properties and networking with other realtors. We also spend a lot of time online at our Los Gatos office researching properties, industry trends, financial updates and local news and laws. We love to write about what we learn (well Gail does ūüėÜ) and so here you’ll find curated news that we feel is informative and of interest to our Bay Area neighbors.

Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost You

If you‚Äôre trying to¬†sell your house, you may be looking at this spring season as the¬†sweet spot¬†‚Äď and you‚Äôre not wrong. We‚Äôre still in a¬†seller‚Äôs market¬†because there are so few¬†homes for sale¬†right now.¬†And historically, this is the¬†time of year¬†when more buyers move, and competition ticks up. That makes this an exciting time to put up [...]

Stunning Home in Downtown Los Gatos

236 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos Welcome to your dream home in the heart of Los Gatos! This stunning luxury home offers a perfect blend of modern luxury and convenient living. Located just moments away from downtown Los Gatos, this home provides the ideal combination of urban amenities, convenience and luxury. No expense was spared [...]

Homeowner Net Worth Has Skyrocketed

If you’re weighing your options to decide whether it makes more sense to rent or buy a home today, here’s one key data point that could help you feel more confident in making your decision. Every three years, the Federal Reserve Board releases the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF). That report covers the difference in net worth for both homeowners and [...]

4 bedroom Duet Home in the Heart of Los Gatos

100 Cuesta De Los Gatos, Los Gatos Welcome to your dream home in the heart of Los Gatos! This appealing 4-bedroom duet residence is a rare gem, offering a perfect blend of modern luxury and convenient living. Located just moments away from downtown Los Gatos, this home provides the ideal balance of urban amenities and [...]

What Are Accessory Dwelling Units and How Can They Benefit You?

Maybe you’re in the market for a home and are having a hard time finding the right one that fits your budget. Or perhaps you’re already a homeowner in need of extra income or a place for loved ones. Whether as a potential homebuyer or a homeowner with changing needs, accessory dwelling units, or ADUs for short, may be able [...]

Home Prices Are Not Falling

During the fourth quarter of last year, some housing experts projected home prices were going to crash in 2023. The media ran with those forecasts and put out headlines calling for doom and gloom in the housing market. All of this negative news coverage made a lot of people have doubts about the strength of the residential real [...]

Charming Los Gatos home on 1/4+ acres

16490 Englewood Ave, Los Gatos Charming home nestled behind a white picket fence on a 1/4+ acre lot in a popular neighborhood in Los Gatos. Enjoy Mountain Views and a close proximity to schools, parks and the vibrant downtown area with its array of shops, restaurants and entertainment options. Fully remodeled to a high standard [...]

Safeguarding Your California Home Against Wildfires

Living in the picturesque landscapes of California comes with its fair share of advantages, but it also exposes homeowners to the threat of wildfires. These natural disasters can be devastating, wreaking havoc on homes and endangering lives. Fortunately, there are proactive steps you can take to protect your family, property, and even lower your insurance [...]

How Inflation Affects Mortgage Rates

When you read about the housing market in the news, you might see something about a recent decision made by the¬†Federal Reserve¬†(the Fed). But how does this decision affect you and your plans to buy a home? Here’s what you need to know. The Fed¬†is trying hard to reduce¬†inflation. And even though there have been [...]

Dream Home Opportunity in Los Gatos

16791 Corcel Ct, Los Gatos Charming home nestled on a 1/4+ acre pie-shaped lot on a delightful court in Los Gatos. Offering a peaceful and private setting, while still being within close proximity to schools, parks and the vibrant downtown area with its array of shops, restaurants and entertainment options. The appealing floorplan includes a [...]