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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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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
 That e-Pro designation, and the size, complexity and age of my website, should tell you that I take the Internet seriously.But for what it's worth, I’ve come to the conclusion that the ‘net is a… Read more
Blogged Sat Jun 21, 2014 by John Fyten Home Buying
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
    Like most real estate questions, the answer is "it depends".I know, you asked a simple question.  You'd like a simple answer.Okay, I'll give you a simple, unambiguous answer straight out of the… Read more
Blogged Fri Jun 20, 2014 by John Fyten Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
 "I'm looking for a good deal."I like a good deal.  Everyone does.  I work hard at getting my buyers the best deal they can, regardless of how overheated the market may be.But sometimes "I'm looking… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 18, 2014 by John Fyten Home Buying
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
 Does the mid-Peninsula or the South Bay have any "bang-for-the-buck" cities?Have you ever looked at Palo Alto or Menlo Park prices and wondered how much more house that kind of money would get you in… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 17, 2014 by John Fyten General Area 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 Mon Jun 16, 2014 by John Fyten Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Samia Cullen, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
We had 12 new listings of single family homes in Palo Alto last week as oppose to 10 the week before. 7 listings changed status to pending last week as oppose to 10 the week before and 9 listings … Read more
Blogged Mon Jun 16, 2014 by Samia Cullen Home Buying Home Selling In My Neighborhood
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
   Like most real estate questions, the answer to "buy or rent" is "it depends".  I'll look at the pros and cons of renting and buying, and at why some people are more likely to buy than others.What… Read more
Blogged Sat Jun 14, 2014 by John Fyten Home Buying
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
With single-family home prices so high, you may be thinking of buying a condo or townhouse.  Or perhaps you’d like to downsize.  Condo living has its pros and cons.  I may be uniquely qualified to… Read more
Blogged Thu Jun 12, 2014 by John Fyten Home Buying
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
     Ever hear someone say that?   Ever think that yourself? This area has lots of bright, clued-in people.  So it's not surprising that they feel up to the job of predicting the future of real… Read more
Blogged Thu Jun 12, 2014 by John Fyten Home Buying
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
 If you’re new to mid-Peninsula or South Bay real estate, you almost certainly aren't prepared for the way well-priced homes are bought and sold here, especially during booms but even during busts. … Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 11, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Does anyone really know what real estate is going to do a year from now, or five years from now? Apparently some of us do, some of the time, and most of us don't. Or maybe it's just that some of you are… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 10, 2014 by John Fyten Home Buying Home Selling
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Samia Cullen, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
We had 10 new listings of single family homes in Palo Alto last week as oppose to 11 the week before. 10 listings changed status to pending last week as oppose to 4 the week before and 12 listings … Read more
Blogged Mon Jun 9, 2014 by Samia Cullen Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Originally posted to JohnFyten.com 11/5/13You probably don't know, and almost certainly don't care, that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD, which isn't nearly as charismatic as… Read more
Blogged Sun Jun 8, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Life is a play We play different parts But to be a star in love You've got to feel it in your heartYou've been acting too strange You don't love me with soul Well, there's lots of other guys Who'd love… Read more
Blogged Fri Jun 6, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Originally posted to JohnFyten.com 11/8/13.Last Sunday I was with a client at an open house, talking to the listing agent, and the agent began lamenting over how challenging this market is for buyers.… Read more
Blogged Thu Jun 5, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Originally posted to JohnFyten.com 2/21/14.My gut tells me that there's never been a more challenging time to buy than now.  Yes, the dot-com peak also put buyers through their paces, but that lasted… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 4, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
So you're a Silicon Valley homebuyer, competing with ten other motivated homebuyers.  How do you convince the seller to choose your offer?  What's your best strategy for getting the home?According… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 3, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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John Fyten, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Over the past few days we've looked at what I've called Silicon Valley "home price volatility" from 1994-2013 and 2000-2013.  But I realize that what we've been looking at can be better described as… Read more
Blogged Mon Jun 2, 2014 by John Fyten General Area Home Buying
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John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
The Palo Alto May 2014 home sales report indicates that Palo Alto homes continue to be in high demand, as inventory is stable and overall prices appear to be escalating.  Of the 24 homes that closed… Read more
Blogged Mon Jun 2, 2014 by John Souerbry Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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