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Mortgage Rates Dip Below 3%

Courtesy: Realtor Magazine

Incentive for Home Buyers . . National Mortgage Rates for the week Ending July 16.
Courtesy: Realtor Magazine

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.98% this week, the lowest rate in Freddie Mac’s records dating back to 1971.“The drop has led to increased home buyer demand and, these low rates have been capitalized into asset prices in support of the financial markets,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “However, the countervailing force for the economy has been the rise in new virus cases which has caused the economic recovery to stagnate, and this economic pause puts many temporary layoffs at risk of ossifying into permanent job losses.”

Freddie Mac reported the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending July 16:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 2.98%, with an average 0.7 point, falling from a 3.03% average last week. A year ago, 30-year rates averaged 3.81%.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 2.48%, with an average 0.7 point, falling from last week’s 2.51% average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.23%.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.06%, with an average 0.3 point, rising slightly from last week’s 3.02% average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.48%.

Freddie Mac reports average commitment rates along with average fees and points to reflect the total upfront cost of obtaining a mortgage.

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 The number of Listings which did not complete a Sale and changed Status to Withdrawn, Expired or Canceled was 408.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


July 2019 SANTA CLARA COUNTY STATS

By: Jeni Pfeiffer, Associate Broker, Realtor®

The Bay Area Real Estate currently has 2,126 ACTIVE Status units (available for sale) in the Santa Clara County. July 2019 recorded 1,238 Single Family, Condo and Town Home SALES ranging from $11,080,000 (543 Seale Avenue, Palo Alto 94301) to $330,000 (247 N Capitol Avenue,#227, San Jose 95127) with 26 Average DOM. The average price was $1,385,492 with 50% of the Sales selling between $700,000 – $1,300,000. Properties priced 10 – 15% below the height of 2018 prices are now selling. Over-priced properties are lingering on the market. Low mortgage interest rates, currently in the 3% range, are favoring Buyers.

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.

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun 2:00-4:00pm STUNNING Lakewood Village Sunnyvale Townhome

Come visit 611 Lakehaven Terrace Sunnyvale OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun 2:00-4:00pm. This AWESOME Stylish 2 Bedroom/1.5 Bath Townhome is offered for Sale at $998,000. AWESOME Stylish TOWNHOME in Sunnyvale’s Growth Epicenter*Close to Moffett Park ll w/Google, Facebook and Amazon coming soon. CLICK HERE for the property website.

Open Living Room_Beautiful Plank Flooring_Photo Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

Open Living Room_Beautiful Plank Flooring_Photo Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

HUGE Living Room w/ Recessed Lights and BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, Great for Entertaining*NEW Stylish Grey Ash Plank Flooring*Separate Dining Area w/Stunning Chandelier Continue reading

OPEN HOUSE Sat 1:00-4:00pm GORGEOUS ENGLISH ESTATES HOME near new Apple Campus

OPEN HOUSE Sat 1:00-4:00pm – COME VISIT this GORGEOUS Turn-key English Estates Home located in West San Jose at the Saratoga Border. AWESOME Country Lane Elementary School and close to the new Apple Campus! This is an original Leep Buidling Home, known for quality building with hardwood floors, open floorplans, sliders from the Master Bedroom to the Redwood Patio Deck, and more! Asking $1,788,000  CLICK HERE for the website.

GORGEOUS ENGLISH ESTATES Home in Country Lane Elementary School District. Photo Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

GORGEOUS ENGLISH ESTATES Home in Country Lane Elementary School District

OVER $100,000 + INVESTED for IMPROVEMENTS*OUTSTANDING Custom Retrofits & Remodeling includes ENERGY EFFICIENT Green Upgrades resulting in a COMFORTABLE Living Environment w/Reduced PG&E Bills. Continue reading

AWESOME North San Jose CONDO FOR SALE 1850 Tradan Drive ASKING $555,000

1850 Tradan Drive SJ ASKING -$555,000 – COMMUTER DREAM LOCATION (at Cropley VTA Light Rail Station and Milpitas BART). EXCELLENT 10/10 Elementary SCHOOL too! Hurry . . this won’t last !! www.1850tradan.com

LIGHT, BRIGHT KITCHEN. Photo Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

LIGHT, BRIGHT KITCHEN. Photo Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

STUNNING CONDO in North San Jose*Absolutely GORGEOUS Light & Bright Kitchen w/Frosted Glass Doors*Large Center Island w/Breakfast Bar*Great for Entertaining*New Carpet Throughout w/Plush Pad*Freshly Painted Interior Designer Color*2 Master Suites w/updated Bathroom Cabinetry & BEAUTIFUL Corian Counters*New Bathroom Tile Floor*Living Room Fireplace w/Mantel*Central A/C*Indoor Washer/Dryer Included*Slider Leading to Private Balcony*Storage Closet*One Assigned Carport*EXCELLENT Northwood Elementary (GreatSchools 10)*Community Pool/Spa*Low HOA dues*5 min. to Cataldi Park w/Tennis Courts*Near Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve & Alum Rock Park with miles of trails*Convenient shopping (Sprouts, Costco) & freeways (280/680, 880,101)*Close to upcoming BART*This Won’t Last – GO NOW! Continue reading