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The Best Time To Sell Your House Is When Others Aren’t Selling

If you’re thinking about selling your house, you should know the number of homes for sale right now is low. That’s because, this season, there are fewer sellers listing their houses for sale than the norm. Looking back at every April since 2017, the only year when fewer sellers listed their homes was in April [...]

The Impact of Inflation on Mortgage Rates

If you’re reading headlines about inflation or mortgage rates, you may see something about the recent decision from the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But what does it mean for you, the housing market, and your plans to buy a home? Here’s what you need to know. Inflation and the Housing Market While the Fed’s working hard [...]

Incomparable Luxury in Montalvo Heights, Saratoga

20520 Montalvo Heights Dr, Saratoga Spectacular newer custom home in arguably one of the most sought after addresses in Silicon Valley. Exceptional finishes, premium convenient location and unparalleled views ensure this home will exceed your expectations. Expansive windows showcase breathtaking views from every square inch of the home. Situated on the upper half of a [...]

I inherited a house in the Bay Area. Do I owe taxes on it?

The tax implications for inheriting property in Santa Clara County, California, will depend on several factors, including the value of the property and your relationship to the deceased. Estate Tax: The state of California does not have an estate tax, but if the estate is worth more than $11.7 million (for 2021) at the time [...]

Serene Mountain Living at Big Redwood Park

18429 Main Blvd, Los Gatos Welcome home to Big Redwood Park where you can enjoy peaceful and serene mountain living with easy access to Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz and Los Gatos. This updated home offers accommodations split over 2 levels and includes 2 separate living areas, 4 generous bedrooms plus an office and 2 bathrooms. [...]

Timeless French Country Beauty in Los Gatos

16322 Lilac Lane, Los Gatos Simply stunning Blossom Manor home with a timeless French Country style. To-the-studs remodel completed in 2006 to produce the perfect home for today’s busy lifestyle. Boasting 5 bedrooms PLUS an office AND a den/movie room this home packs so much into its 2908 Sq Ft. The heart of the home [...]

Is It Enough To Offer Asking Price in Today’s Housing Market?

If you’re considering buying a home this year, you’re probably wondering about what you’ll need to do to get your offer accepted in today’s competitive market. Previously, it wasn’t uncommon for buyers to try and determine how much less than the asking price they could offer to still get the home. Buyer and seller would [...]

Architectural Beauty in the Heart of Los Gatos

160 Stacia Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030 Tucked away in its own private haven and surrounded by high value estates this architectural delight is located on one of Los Gatos’ quintessential downtown foothill streets. This home offers an ideal combination of tranquility and convenience with easy access to all 3 schools, freeways and all the [...]

Vacation at Home

Superbly updated inside and out this home must be seen to appreciate all that it has to offer. A vaulted ceiling and abundant windows add to the already spacious and airy living room.  The kitchen boasts modern painted cabinetry and granite counters. Hardwood floors run through the living and bedroom areas with tile flooring in [...]

What’s Happening with Home Prices?

Many people have questions about home prices right now. How much have prices risen over the past 12 months? What’s happening with home values right now? What’s projected for next year? Here’s a look at the answers to all three of these questions. How much have home values appreciated over the last 12 months? According to the [...]