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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
We made another Top 10 list this week, and like all the Top 10s I've faithfully reported on, this one has baggage.  We only came in seventh this time, not even a podium finish, but I still think it's… Read more
Blogged yesterday, 9:11am by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
The #1 all-guts-no-glory job in real estate is being the spouse or significant other of an agent.  It's a good thing my wife doesn't blog.A posting on Trulia Pro Blog, 7 Signs You're Dating or Married… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 19, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
The share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades, according to a survey just released by the National Association of REALTORS.  Of course, the "national" in National Association… Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 17, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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Samia Cullen, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
We had 12 new listings  in Palo Alto last week the as oppose to 5 the week before.6 listings changed status to pending last week as oppose to 8 the week before and 7 listings  closed escrow last… Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 17, 2014 by Samia Cullen Home Buying Home Selling In My Neighborhood
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
From the latest Market Report by Mike James, President, Coldwell Banker, San Francisco Bay Area:Silicon Valley – Things seem to be picking up a bit after a slow couple of weeks, reports our Cupertino… Read more
Blogged Sun Nov 16, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Market Conditions Home Buying
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
See what's happening in local real estate now, with plenty of charts for the analytical types and plain explanations for everyone else, covering recent real estate trends from Burlingame to the South… Read more
Blogged Sat Nov 15, 2014 by John Fyten Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
..."this decrepit, potentially hazardous home is on the market for $1.8 million. “Property is not habitable,” reads"... see more$15,000 Buyer Rebate, or $22,500 Seller Discount, on $1 mill home;… Read more
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Samia Cullen, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
We had 5 new listings  in Palo Alto last week the as oppose to 6 the week before.8 listings changed status to pending last week as oppose to 9 the week before and 5 listings  closed escrow last… Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 10, 2014 by Samia Cullen Home Buying Home Selling In My Neighborhood
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Okay, I've been putting it off for way too long.  I need a professional identity.  But according to a branding expert I just read, I already have a brand, whether I know it or not, and whether I like… Read more
Blogged Sun Nov 9, 2014 by John Fyten Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
People who've "always wanted to get into real estate" usually wait until there's absolutely positively no doubt that real estate is back! back! back! before they get their license and join a brokerage. … Read more
Blogged Thu Nov 6, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
My husband just found out that he is being transferred from Google office in New York to head quarters. We have been looking at homes on MLS online
Hi Jessica,

Both Palo Alto and Mountain View have appreciated in price greatly recently. Would you consider a fixer upper at all, or do you need it to be turn-key? I keep a list of f ... more
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
It seems inevitable that whenever science, or more accurately, "science", turns its lofty gaze to real estate it falls flat on its face.I have before me a study which purports to predict home buyer behavior… Read more
Blogged Tue Nov 4, 2014 by John Fyten Home Buying
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Samia Cullen, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
We had 6 new listings  in Palo Alto last week the as oppose to 14 the week before.9 listings changed status to pending last week as oppose to 16 the week before and 12 listings  closed escrow last… Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 3, 2014 by Samia Cullen Home Buying Home Selling In My Neighborhood
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
One of the big reasons I completely redid my website, which exceeds the Encyclopedia Britannica in size and complexity but not by all that much, is so that JohnFyten.com would be mobile friendly.  Not… Read more
Blogged Sun Nov 2, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
A recent Palo Alto Weekly "Streetwise" survey of five vocal and opinionated citizens, interviewed while shopping or dining or loitering at Palo Alto's Town & Country Village, illustrates 1) why democracies… Read more
Blogged Fri Oct 31, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
You just knew that Boomers had to be good for something, and it turns out we are!  We're aging!And because we're aging, we're making "housing moves to support our retirement", although apparently not… Read more
Blogged Wed Oct 29, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Today I threatened to stop a real estate transaction in its tracks, two days before closing, because neither the listing agent or the title company felt my pain.I quietly but firmly explained that I was… Read more
Blogged Mon Oct 27, 2014 by John Fyten Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
The unholy marriage of journalism and statistics has produced yet another ugly baby.A recent Movoto post, These Are The Best ZIP Codes In America, suggested in all seriousness that ZIP code 95497, better… Read more
Blogged Mon Oct 27, 2014 by John Fyten Home Buying
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Samia Cullen, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
We had 14 new listings  in Palo Alto last week the as oppose to 8 the week before.16 listings changed status to pending last week as oppose to 10 the week before and 17 listings  closed escrow… Read more
Blogged Mon Oct 27, 2014 by Samia Cullen Home Buying Home Selling In My Neighborhood
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
I purchased a house "AS-IS" nothing stated about appliances included or not included. Seller removed some appliances and ceiling fans. Is this?
It will depend what it states in your purchase agreement. Hopefully you included appliances, ceiling fans or fixtures (meaning anything attached) to your contract. The stove and dishwas ... more
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