Happy Earth Day 2016! Start a Compost Pile for your garden

Start a Compost Pile, Courtesy Jeanne Huber

Instead of having your food waste, plant debris, and fallen leaves hauled to the dump, why not turn them into compost? The dark, rich organic matter helps garden and landscape plants grow bigger and more beautiful. Plus, it saves you money and time by reducing your water, fertilizer, and even weeding needs, since a few inches of compost laid like mulch will prevent most weeds from sprouting.

Start a Compost Pile. Photography Jeni Pfeiffer

Start a Compost Pile. Photography Jeni Pfeiffer

Making backyard compost even has a civic benefit because it saves landfill space, helping to keep garbage-processing costs lower for you and your neighbors. You can make compost without spending a penny, or you can buy simple equipment that looks tidier and speeds up the transformation process. Whichever approach you take, you’ll need to understand a few key principles of composting. Continue reading

Sunnyvale SF Homes 109% List to Sales Price AVERAGE $1,476,388

What to offer? What to list for? The Sold price to Original List price averages 109% for Residential Single Family homes, located in the City of Sunnyvale CA from April 8 – April 21, 2016. According to the Multiple Listing Service MLS, the average SOLD price was $1,476,388.

Sunnyvale SOLD Price April 8-21, 2016. Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer.

Sunnyvale SOLD Price April 8-21, 2016. Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer.

Location, location, location – 1047 Mango Avenue, Sunnyvale 94087 was listed for $1,288,000 and SOLD at 124% of list price for $1,600,000. It was a modest 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,245 SqFt home, and located in the highly sought after Cherry Chase Elementary and Homestead High School District.

The list and sales price are reflective of offers accepted, on average, 30-days ago, given a normal escrow period. As values ebb and flow, the market fluctuates as a result of supply and demand.

If you would like additional information regarding any of these listings, please contact Agent Jeni Pfeiffer at 408-813-4256. CaBre# 01709666

3 Ways Sellers Can Show Off Outdoor Space

Courtesy Realtor Mag, Daily Real Estate News.

Enhance Outdoor Space. Photography Jeni Pfeiffer

Enhance Outdoor Space. Photography Jeni Pfeiffer

 

Take a close look at your listing from the eye of a home buyer. Are the bushes overgrown around the front windows? Has the mulch all washed away? Is the paint on the shutters fading?

These are the questions Jon Coile, chairman of the multiple listing service MRIS in Rockville, Md., asks in a recent column at The Washington Post that aims to help sellers examine the exterior of their homes. Here are some simple ways to solve common curb appeal issues: Continue reading

The City of Campbell List to Sales Price still Average Over-asking

What to ask? What to offer? The City of Campbell residential housing still is averaging slightly “over-asking” prices, posted within the past 30 Days, according to the MLS listings.

Campbell Sold to List Price Mar-April 2016

Campbell Sold to List Price Mar-April 2016

The Sold price to Original List price averages 104% for Residential Single Family homes and Condominiums, located in the City of Campbell CA from March 21 – April 18, 2016. The average sales price of a Single Family home is $1,280,780 and $622,400 for a Condominium. The average  sales price of a townhome is $837,000, 102% of the original list price.

If you would like additional information regarding any of these listings, please contact Agent Jeni Pfeiffer at 408-813-4256. CaBre# 01709666

1325 INDIANA ST UNIT 208 – PENDING – ACCEPTING BACK-UP OFFERS

1325 Indiana St UNIT 208,  offered for SALE at $897,000, is currently PENDING. The Seller  is still showing and accepting back-up OFFERSINFO CLICK HERE

Live/Work Loft - Distinguished David Baker Building located in SF's hip & sunny Dogpatch neighborhood. Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

Live/Work Loft – Distinguished David Baker Building located in SF’s hip & sunny Dogpatch neighborhood. Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

Distinguished David Baker Building Live/Work Modern Loft located in SF’s hip & sunny Central Waterfront Dogpatch neighborhood. Built in 2002, this 945 square of feet living space Loft features soaring 22′ floor-to-ceiling windows to provide a magnificent light filled, innovative & entertaining environment. Extra storage space is located under the stairway.  The built-in, lighted shelving unit in the entryway provides a perfect place to showcase special works of art. In-unit laundry included. Continue reading

OPEN HOUSE SAT, FEB 6, FROM 1:00-3:00PM

OPEN HOUSE SAT, Feb 6, from 1:00-3:00pm. CLICK HERE for more information.

1325 Indiana Street UNIT 208_OPEN HOUSE Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

1325 Indiana Street UNIT 208_OPEN HOUSE Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

1325 Indiana Street Unit 208, San Francisco CA

Don’t Buy a Money Pit

Don’t Make This Home Buyer Mistake – Avoid A Money Pit
Courtesy Glenn Stewart, The House Whisperer

How to Avoid a Money Pit, when Buying a House… Do Not waive the home inspectionThe House Whisperer cannot emphasize enough the value and necessity of having a professional home inspection. Many home buyers, either in the desire to save a little money that a home inspection costs, or due to simple ignorance… have spent several thousand dollars repairing items after the purchase of their house that a knowledgeable home inspector would have pointed out.

CONTACT: Glenn Stewart, The House Whisperer (800) 662-8589

SF Dogpatch Neighborhood LOFT COMING SOON $897,000

FOR SALECOMING SOON! 1325 Indiana Street Loft. More info: http://bit.ly/1325Indiana

ComingSoon_1325 Indiana Street_LOFT

ComingSoon_1325 Indiana Street_LOFT

Live/Work Loft – Distinguished David Baker Building located in SF’s hip & sunny Dogpatch neighborhood. Soaring 22′ floor-to-ceiling windows provide a magnificent light filled, innovative, & entertaining environment. Kitchen includes s/s appliances, granite countertops, maple cabinetry. Custom color scheme w/softly polished concrete floors grace expansive main floor with full bath leading to private terrace. Upstairs loft bedroom features large closet + full second bath. Extra storage and built-in, lighted shelving. In-unit laundry. 1 deeded parking space + elevator. Low HOA’s. Close to UCSF campus, high-tech corridor, HWYs 101 & 280, Caltrain 22nd St. Station, Progress Park, Fashionable eateries: Piccino, Serpentine, Skool, Plow, & Just for you Cafe.

Listed at $897,000, 945 square feet of living space, 1 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms + Terrace – Built in 2002

 

Contact: Jeni Pfeiffer, Broker Associate Realtor®  408-813-4256  CalBRE #01709666

San Jose Eichlers’ Appreciation from $14,800 – $925,999_Rose Glen Neighborhood

Dave Weinstein, of Eichler Network, recently published a fascinating article about “Rose Glen” San Jose Eichler owner, Karina Marshall, sleuthing to learn more about the history of her housing tract, designed by A. Quincy Jones in the early 50’s post WWII. I have represented Buyers for Eichlers in this wonderful, original Eichler housing tract neighborhood in San Jose. Karina located this advertisement for Eichler Homes priced between $14,800 – $16,750 featuring luxurious architect-designed homes with such custom extras as engineered radiant heating, Armstrong Cork floors, wood paneled walls, concrete patios and welcoming Vets.

Morepark ad for Eichlers, Courtesy EichlerNetwork

Morepark ad for Eichlers, Courtesy EichlerNetwork

The Eichler Homes have become Iconic and highly sought after. The Rose Glen Neighborhood’s most recent Eichler sales are:

  • $820,000 – 831 Menker Avenue , San Jose 95128,  SOLD on 05/15/2015
  • $925,999 – 861 Richmond Avenue , San Jose 95128,  SOLD on 06/15/2015

How’s that for appreciation? CLICK HERE for The CA Modernist article “Newcomer Rediscovers Neighborhood’s History” by Dave Weinstein

861 Richmond San Jose Sells for $925,999, 06/15/2015. Photo Courtesy Shelly Potvin, Coldwell Banker

861 Richmond San Jose Sells for $925,999, 06/15/2015. Photo Courtesy Shelly Potvin, Coldwell Banker