Post COVID: Open Houses are BACK !

One of my favorite things to do is to visit OPEN HOUSES . . I’m a Realtor! For this, it’s so exciting to share, post COVID, is that OPEN HOUSES are BACK! For a listing Agent, it’s a great way to turn the lights on and show off a home . . and for Buyers, it’s a fantastic way to visit a home worth consideration of purchasing.

Need Help locating OPEN HOUSES? CONTACT ME TODAY! Jeni Pfeiffer, Broker Associate, Realtor 408-813-4256 DRE #01709666

Closing Costs for Home Sales C.A.R.

FEB. 2020 SANTA CLARA COUNTY STATS

By: Jeni Pfeiffer, Associate Broker, Realtor®

The real estate market turned quickly and heated up with multiple offers late DEC 2019, JAN and FEB 2020. The market can turn on a dime, and has shown this again. Mortgage interest rates dipped below 3.5%, and the real estate inventory dwindled. With a low supply, and still high demand, with favorable mortgage rates, bidding wars returned! For example, 635 Yosemite Avenue, Mountain View 94041 was listed on 01/30/2020 for $2,448,000 and SOLD 27% “over-asking” to CLOSE at $3,100,000.

As of March 4, 2020, the Bay Area Real Estate currently has 997 ACTIVE Status units (Single Family, Condo and Townhomes available for sale) in the Santa Clara County. FEB 2020 recorded 806 Home SALES ranging from $359,000 (1062 Summershore Court, San Jose 95122) to $8,100,000 (28011 Elena Road, Los Altos Hills 94022), with 28 Average Days on Market DOM. The Average Close Price was $1,337,243 with 46% of the Sales selling between $800,000 – $1,400,000.

CONTACT: Jeni Pfeiffer, Associate Broker, Realtor®

Need Real Estate Advice elsewhere in the U.S.?

Are you considering purchasing a retirement, vacation or investment home in another area or state such as Washington, Arizona, Oregon, Vermont, Idaho, or Hawaii? Need help?

Stowe Vermont_Jeni Pfeiffer
Stowe Vermont_Jeni Pfeiffer

Through our relationship with Cartus Corporation, a global relocation RELO company, we can offer you connections with Top Relocation Agents throughout the entire United States.

As Real Estate is local, connecting with an expert in your chosen area can help you save time and money, as well, assist in a wise decision for your family and future. The RELO Agent needs to meet a high level of standards in order to be referred, and to provide you with the highest level and quality of service.

This is a complementary service that we offer to our clients. We have had many thrilled and satisfied clients who have used this service.

Please CONTACT ME TODAY at 408-813-4256.

OCT. 2019 SANTA CLARA COUNTY STATS

By: Jeni Pfeiffer, Associate Broker, Realtor®

The Bay Area Real Estate currently has 2,076 ACTIVE Single Family, Townhomes and Condos listings for Sale in the Santa Clara County. OCT 2019 recorded 1,022 SOLD listings ranging from $7,500,000 (25055 La Loma Drive, Los Altos Hills 94022) to $370,000 (2454 Balme Drive, San Jose 95122), with 35 Average DOM.

OCT SOLD Volume was 18% lower than July’s recordings. The Average Close Price was $1,340,213 with 33% of the Sales selling between $700,000 – $1,000,000. The number of Listings which did not complete a Sale and changed Status to Withdrawn, Expired or Canceled was 408.

Please contact Jeni for the current real estate market trend.

SELLER SLIP-UPS according to C.A.R.

Here is advice for Sellers, directly from the California Association of Realtors. SELLERS . . please let the Buyers view your home comfortably, so they can imagine themselves living there. It will greatly benefit your successful sale.

Seller Slip-Ups_Jeni Pfeiffer


Do I need a Home Inspection?

Very few home inspections ever come back completely clear. Here are the most common problems uncovered in home inspections.

Important items to evaluate on a Home Inspection. Jeni Pfeiffer/Associate Broker/Realtor
Important items to evaluate on a Home Inspection. Jeni Pfeiffer/Associate Broker/Realtor

Never skip your Home Inspection . . a great Realtor, looking out for your best interests, will ensure that you are provided with the best resources to best evaluate any potential problems both now and in the future. Be certain that you have an agent working exclusively for you and on your behalf. Contact me today.

1031 Tax Deferred Exchange?

By: Jeni Pfeiffer, Associate Broker, Realtor®

Do you have a rental property and wish to sell it without paying hefty capital gains tax? Are you considering purchasing property that would generate a higher net income? A 1031 Exchange is a powerful tax-deferment strategy used by some of the most financially successful investors. Why? As Bay Area real estate values have increased, many investors think that today is the optimal time to exchange properties for stronger cash flowing properties across the country. By: Jeni Pfeiffer, Associate Broker, Realtor®Do you have a rental property and wish to sell it without paying hefty capital gains tax? Are you considering purchasing property that would generate a higher net income? A 1031 Exchange is a powerful tax-deferment strategy used by some of the most financially successful investors. Why? As Bay Area real estate values have increased, many investors think that today is the optimal time to exchange properties for stronger cash flowing properties across the country.

By: Jeni Pfeiffer, Associate Broker, Realtor®Do you have a rental property and wish to sell it without paying hefty capital gains tax? Are you considering purchasing property that would generate a higher net income? A 1031 Exchange is a powerful tax-deferment strategy used by some of the most financially successful investors. Why? As Bay Area real estate values have increased, many investors think that today is the optimal time to exchange properties for stronger cash flowing properties across the country. By: Jeni Pfeiffer, Associate Broker, Realtor®Do you have a rental property and wish to sell it without paying hefty capital gains tax? Are you considering purchasing property that would generate a higher net income? A 1031 Exchange is a powerful tax-deferment strategy used by some of the most financially successful investors. Why? As Bay Area real estate values have increased, many investors think that today is the optimal time to exchange properties for stronger cash flowing properties across the country.

A 1031 Exchange allows an investor to “defer” paying capital gains taxes on an investment property when it is sold, as long another “like-kind property” is purchased with the profit gained by the sale of the first property. There are rules and timelines to follow, and working with an agent who is experienced and can connect you with resources outside of the Bay Area will provide successful investments. Contact me to learn how you can defer capital gains on the sale of an income property. 

Staged Homes Sell Quicker

Home staging is key to attracting home shoppers, an maybe even more so in an era where consumers are used to watching TV home-makeover shows. 83% of buyers’ agents say staging a home makes it easier for buyers to visualize a property as their future home. 44% of buyers’ agents say staging a home increases its value.

Cleaner appearance, Buyers envision themselves if staged homes are done well.