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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
When we think about the future of the world, we always have in mind its being where it would be if it continued to move as we see it moving now.  We do not realize that it moves not in a straight line...and… Read more
Blogged a few hours ago by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
With so many homebuyers, parents and non-parents alike, obsessing over school API scores—I've heard of buyers years from having kids refusing to buy in the attendance areas of low-scoring high schools—it's… Read more
Blogged yesterday, 6:04pm by John Fyten General Area Schools Home Buying
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
  It's not hard to find contemporaries in Palo Alto, particularly south Palo Alto, and particularly Eichlers (Joe built about 2700 here). Although Sunnyvale may offer a more complete range of Eichlers,… Read more
Blogged Wed Jul 9, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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Nancy Palmer, Real Estate Pro in 94062
Whether you are remodeling a bathroom or looking at bathrooms as you search for a new house, you might have questions about some of the terminology that is thrown about. Never fear! I’ve walked through… Read more
Blogged Tue Jul 8, 2014 by Nancy Palmer Home Buying Home Selling Property Q&A
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Yesterday, as part of my ongoing Buyer Coaching Series (and if anyone else wants to endorse me for coaching on LinkedIn, I won't mind) I explored the mindset of the successful buyer in today's challenging… Read more
Blogged Tue Jul 8, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Many are called, few are chosen.Open houses are jammed to the rafters, and hordes of buyers overrun outnumbered sellers (not that sellers seem to mind). Even more mind-blowing, anecdotal evidence suggests… Read more
Blogged Mon Jul 7, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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Samia Cullen, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
We had 2 new listings of single family homes in Palo Alto last week as oppose to 3 the week before. 9 listings changed status to pending last week as oppose to 7 the week before and 9 listings … Read more
Blogged Mon Jul 7, 2014 by Samia Cullen Home Buying Home Selling In My Neighborhood
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
At an open house years ago a woman assured me that she could keep up to speed on real estate by "following economic studies and reports". I should have asked, "Which economic studies and reports?", because… Read more
Blogged Sun Jul 6, 2014 by John Fyten Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
This just in! Buying a short sale can be a hassle!This just in! Germany surrenders!Yes, friends, six long years after short sales started showing up in the Multiple Listing Service, and maybe five long… Read more
Blogged Sat Jul 5, 2014 by John Fyten Home Buying Home Selling
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Samia Cullen, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
 The strength of our local housing market for the first half of this year continued to be unprecedented, with new record sale prices.  The median sales price for a single family home in Palo Alto increased… Read more
Blogged Fri Jul 4, 2014 by Samia Cullen Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
As Opie thoughtfully contemplates his potential annihliation by the dam-buster he casually leans against, let's contemplate, contrast and compare Q2 2014 with Q2 2013 and see if Silicon Valley… Read more
Blogged Thu Jul 3, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
In a market where fifty or even one hundred people trudge through an open house, the numbers (and odds) must seem daunting to buyers. But as every agent knows, not every open house attendee is "real".… Read more
Blogged Wed Jul 2, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Are all-cash offers changing the rules of home buying? Are they giving the ultra-wealthy (or investors) an advantage in the real estate marketplace?Yes. Thank you, and good night.Wait, not so fast! Okay,… Read more
Blogged Tue Jul 1, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
What would you think if you were a listing agent holed up in a conference room one evening, listening to offers on your listing, and a buyer's agent sitting across the table from you laid that hot tip… Read more
Blogged Mon Jun 30, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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Samia Cullen, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
We had 3 new listings of single family homes in Palo Alto last week as oppose to 14 the week before. 7 listings changed status to pending last week as oppose to 8 the week before and 9 listings … Read more
Blogged Mon Jun 30, 2014 by Samia Cullen Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
One of the biggest challenges our market throws at new buyers is the idea that offers here, especially in the extreme seller's market we've had since early 2012, are "often" (definition of "often" not… Read more
Blogged Sun Jun 29, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
A May 20 article in the Washington Post is the latest salvo in what's either a fight for the heart, soul and luxury condos of America or just another manufactured crisis.  "Foreign investors are making… Read more
Blogged Fri Jun 27, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
When the Grey Lady, aka The New York Times, writes about "off-market" listings, you know that they're a) big news, and b) old news. And in a sign that the mainstream news media really gets real estate,… Read more
Blogged Thu Jun 26, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
A gentleperson is generous without having to spend; s/he makes people work without making them groan; s/he has ambition but no rapacity; s/he has authority but no arrogance; s/he is stern but not fierce.Confucius,… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 25, 2014 by John Fyten Home Buying Home Selling
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Samia Cullen, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
We had 14 new listings of single family homes in Palo Alto last week as oppose to 12 the week before. 8 listings changed status to pending last week as oppose to 7 the week before and 8 listings … Read more
Blogged Mon Jun 23, 2014 by Samia Cullen Home Buying Home Selling In My Neighborhood
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