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Intero founder Gino Blefari to take charge of Warren Buffett’s real estate franchise business

Congratulations Gino Blefari – A great businessman, leader, inspirational mentor who I appreciate many great years having been a part of his team!

Courtesy Inman News, June 10, 2014

Earl Lee, the veteran Prudential Real Estate executive who helped launch Warren Buffett’s new real estate franchise brand, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, will step down as CEO of parent company HSF Affiliates Inc. on Jan. 1 and hand over the reins to Gino Blefari, the founder of Intero Real Estate Services.

Cupertino, Calif.-based Intero Real Estate Services was acquired last month by Buffett’s giant brokerage firm, HomeServices of America Inc., giving the company a foothold in Silicon Valley.

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“Pocket” Listings Can Pick Your Pocket   

by Ronald R. Rossi

Pickpocketing, one of the world’s oldest and most common crimes, involves stealing money so cleverly that the victim doesn’t notice he’s been robbed until the pickpocket is long gone. This particular crime appeals to many thieves because it’s safer than many other criminal pursuits. It has been said that someone skilled in the art of pickpocketing can steal as much money as an armed robber with much less risk of getting caught. Pickpockets depend on speed, sleight of hand, and clever tricks designed to distract a victim, directing attention away from the crime in progress.  Continue reading

New Homes on the market_Sunnyvale Broker Tour_Nov 14

By Jeni Pfeiffer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Really great homes on Sunnyvale Broker Tour today – BRAND NEW Construction TUDOR Style 2,069 sqft Home located at 1216 Hollenbeck AVENUE in the CHERRY ORCHARDS Neighborhood, $1,348,000 with Cumberland Elementary School.

515 Carroll St Courtesy Maha Intero Real Estate

515 Carroll St Courtesy Maha Intero Real Estate

Another newly remodeled and expanded home in the HERITAGE DISTRICT located at 515 Carroll Street boasts 2,263 sqft of living space with 4 Bedrooms and 3 Baths. It features an open floor plan, kitchen with granite counters and mosaic backplash, stainless steel applicants listed at $1,380,000.

Looking for a Pool? 1458 ORMSBY DRIVE $1,547,000 4 Bed/2 Baths 1,944 sqft of living space s.f.,  also features a home theater area and cherry wood floors in the Chester W. Nimitz Elementary and Homestead High School District. Continue reading

Homes for Sale Mountain View Broker Tour_Oct 25

1540 Bonita_Mtn View "Water-wise" front landscaping. Photo Jeni Pfeiffer

1540 Bonita_Mtn View “Water-wise” front landscaping. Photo Jeni Pfeiffer

Jeni Pfeiffer presents highlights from the Mountain View Broker Tour – Oct 25: Lovely 1540 BONITA AVENUE Listed for Sale at $1,349,000, features 4 Beds 2 Baths newly remodeled 1,781 s.f. with an elegant kitchen. Walk to Cuesta Park and Bubb Elementary. One stunning feature is the “water-wise” front landscaping with golden fines pathway.

Other homes of interest include 961 VALENCIA AVENUE, a stunning contemporary craftsman 3 years new listed for $1,898,000 with 5 Beds and 4 baths. It has a “zen” soothing interior featuring beautiful light stone countertops and mosaic tile contrasting with deep toned cabinetry. Continue reading

Government Shutdown lenders allowing temporary exceptions to the norm

The government shut down drags on and more lenders are coming around to allowing temporary exceptions to the norm which is a mandatory processing of a 4506-T form by the IRS.  For W2 employees they’ll require us to verify income with the borrower’s employer.  Continue reading

New Homes on the Market Los Altos Palo Alto Broker Tour_Oct 11

By Jeni Pfeiffer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Oct 11Really great Los Altos and Palo Alto Broker tour today! A few new homes that I visited and worth mentioning are for Best value and tranquil settingMercedes Complex, 1070 MERCEDES AVENUE,#27, Los Altos 1,000 s.f. 2 Bed/2.5 bath condo listed for $588,000 features greenbelt view, private patio and cozy fireplace.

1070 Mercedes Exterior_Photo Jeni Pfeiffer Intero Real Estate

1070 Mercedes Exterior_Photo Jeni Pfeiffer Intero Real Estate

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Effects of Government Shut Down Mortgage Rates and delayed Close of Escrows

Jeni Pfeiffer presents mortgage update courtesy Jason Smiley: The government shut down has had little impact on Mortgage Bond pricing so far however there is an impact to the loan process that may delay escrows.  Prior to the mortgage crisis in 2007 many loans were done with stated income and assets with no verification of tax returns.   Continue reading

Gorgeous “Green Build” Eichler on Broker Tour today

Jeni Pfeiffer – Oct 2, 2013 Sunnyvale SILVAR Broker Tour: Great homes on tour today! New homes on the market worth mentioning include a gorgeous “Green Build” Eichler located at 609 WEST REMINGTON DRIVE$1,298,000. This home is a 4 bed, 2 bath 1755 SF unique home featuring zero-energy utilizing scalable solar, custom foam roof, custom glass/aluminum garage and closet doors, green landscaping, innovative use of technology and fine quality materials. Close to Las Palmas Park in the Cherry Orchard Neighborhood, a real gem!

609 W Remington Drive "Green Build" Eichler Intero Real Estate

609 W Remington Drive “Green Build” Eichler Photo: Jeni Pfeiffer Intero Real Estate

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Asian buyers scoop up ‘bargain’ million-dollar Bay Area homes

By Pete Carey 09/27/2013 pcarey@mercurynews.com – The continuing influx of well-heeled homebuyers from Asia has Bay Area real estate firms competing for a lucrative and growing slice of the region’s residential market.  Continue reading