Should I Get Inspections When Buying A New Home in San Jose CA?

Should I Get Inspections When Buying A New Home in San Jose CA?
 
You should always get inspections, even for new homes!

Some people are mistaken when they think new homes never come with problems.  If you are going to spend close to or more than half a million dollars on a San Jose CA house, shouldn’t you make sure there are no issues with it?  Unless you are a professional home inspector, you will not be able to visually tell when there are problems with the home.  Although a new home in San Jose CA does come with certain warranties, wouldn’t it be nice to know about the problem when you buy instead of years down the road when the home may possibly be out of warranty?

Once inspections are completed and if your inspector discovers problems, you can go back and ask the developer to fix the item(s) before you move into your new San Jose CA home.  If the developer is not willing to fix the problems, you can also ask for other concessions.  Please click on type of concessions to ask from the seller for ideas.

Trang Beuschlein specializes in Campbell and San Jose CA Real Estate sales but also services the rest of Santa Clara County, including Cupertino, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale.  Trang will be that San Jose CA Realtor who will look out for your best interests, provide you with first-class service, and negotiate the best deal for your home.  If you are interested in a list of homes for sale in San Jose CA or a list of homes for sale in any other community in Santa Clara County, please contact her at (408) 410-5628 or .  Trang would love to help you with any of your real estate needs.

 
 
 
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Sierra Crest 2 Bedroom Condos in San Jose CA: Market Update for 1st Half of 2011

Sierra Crest 2 Bedroom Condos in San Jose CA:  Market Update for 1st Half of 2011

There were thirteen 2 bedroom Sierra Crest condos sold in the first half of 2011.

AVERAGE SALES PRICE:
During the 1st half of 2011, average sales price for the 2 bedroom Sierra Crest condos in San Jose was $243,354, which is 5% lower than the previous half ending 2010 and 10% lower than the 1st half of 2010.  In addition, this average sales price is at a historic low when comparing with all prior 6 month periods back to 2007.

MEDIAN SALES PRICE:
Median sales price in the first 6 months of 2011 was $245,000 for these 2 bedroom Sierra Crest condos in San Jose, compared to median price of $261,000 in the prior period ending 2010 and $270,000 in the same period in 2010. This median sales price is also at a historic low when compared to all prior 6 month periods back to 2007.

AVERAGE COST PER SQUARE FEET:
In the 1st half of 2011, average cost was $264 per square feet of living space for these 2 bedroom condos.  This is 5% lower than last period; 10% lower than the same period in 2010; and is a historic low.

As you can see, now is a great time to buy one of these 2 bedroom condos in San Jose with current prices being at a historic low!  With interest rates also being low, buying these 2 bedroom condos could be a good long-term investment.

The Sierra Crest Condo complex was originally constructed in the year 1988.  It consists of 19 buildings with a total of 332 units with 2 and 1 bedrooms.  This complex is centrally located:  close to freeways (280 and 17/880), shopping and restaurants (Santana Row and Westfield Valley Fair Mall) and hospitals (Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and O’Connor Hospital).

Trang Beuschlein has been helping those selling or buying San Jose CA Real Estate for years, providing exceptional service.  When you need a full-time, experienced San Jose CA Realtor who can sell your home for top dollars in the least amount of time or who can negotiate the best deal for your new home, you can count on Trang Beuschlein.  If you are looking for a service oriented San Jose CA real estate agent or for a list of San Jose CA Homes for Sale, please call (408) 410-5628 or send an e-mail to
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Courtesy To Buyers When Selling Your Home In San Jose CA

Courtesy To Buyers When Selling Your Home In San Jose CA
 
There are different emotions involved when selling your home in San Jose CA.  You can be in the group of sellers that are excited to move into another home.  Or you can be in the other group that are sad to move out of your home in San Jose CA, either because you have invested so much sweat equity into it and/or because you have raised your kids in that home.

Because of all the emotions involved, you may either want to take as many things as possible that may remind you of the home in San Jose CA or you may just want to leave everything so you can start fresh in your new home.

Before you decide what you will take with you or what you will leave behind, put yourself in the buyers’ shoes.  

  • Would you as a buyer be okay if the sellers left all their home improvement excess or scrap materials behind for you to dispose of (i.e., pipes, old shower glass doors, 2×4 wood pieces)?  
  • Would you as a buyer be okay if the sellers took all the existing light fixtures and replaced it with just a socket and light bulb?

If you are unsure of what you can take with you or what you should leave behind, please consult with your real estate agent.  Remember the golden rule:  “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Trang Beuschlein has been helping those selling or buying San Jose CA Real Estate for years, providing exceptional service.  When you need an experienced San Jose CA Realtor who can sell your home for top dollars in the least amount of time or who can negotiate the best deal for your new home, you can count on Trang Beuschlein.  If you are looking for a service oriented San Jose Realtor or for a list of San Jose CA Homes for Sale, please call (408) 410-5628 or send an e-mail to

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Single Family Homes Currently for Sale in West San Jose CA

Single Family Homes Currently for Sale in West San Jose CA

There are currently 19 single family homes for sale in San Jose CA (with zip code 95130).

11% of the single family homes for sale in West San Jose CA are “distressed sales.”  The breakdown of the single family homes currently for sale are as follows:

  • 0 REO/bank-owned
  • 2 short-sales
  • 17 normal sales

The median list price of single family homes currently for sale in San Jose CA (with zip code 95130) is $685,000 and average list price is $714,503.  The highest list price is $989,000 (1,975 square feet and is a normal sale) while lowest list price is $495,000 (1,185 square feet and is also a normal sale).  The single family homes currently for sale have been on the market for an average of 92 days.  This is mainly skewed by one short-sale home that has been on the market for 674 days.  Excluding this short-sale, average days on the market is 60 days.

* Above data obtained from MLS Listings.

Homes in West San Jose CA with zip codes 95130 are highly desired due to the school district.  Homes in this zip code belong to the highly rated Moreland School District for elementary and middle schools.

If you are interested in seeing any of the West San Jose CA Homes for Sale listed above, please contact Trang Beuschlein at (408) 410-5628 or via e-mail at   Trang specializes in the Campbell and San Jose CA Real Estate markets and surrounding cities Real Estate market.  She is a Campbell/West San Jose CA Real Estate Agent / Realtor  who looks out for the best interests of all her clients and helps them get what they want, whether it be in selling or buying a home.

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2011 Gilroy Garlic Festival

2011 Gilroy Garlic Festival

Garlic lovers, the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival will be held this year Friday through Sunday, July 29-31 from 10am to 7pm!  Can you believe this popular event is in it’s 33rd year!  It is being held at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, which is 30 miles south of San Jose, CA off Highway 101.

Admission prices, which include parking, musical entertainment, cooking demonstrations and a children’s area are:

  • Adults  $17.00
  • Children (ages 6-12)  $8.00
  • Under age 6  FREE
  • Seniors (60+)  $8.00

Food and beverages must be purchased from the vendors and range from $2-$12.

$15 adults and $6 children and senior discount tickets are available online and at all Raley’s, Bel Air, and Nob Hill Foods.

For those who live in Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Martin, Hollister, San Juan Bautista or Aromas, discount tickets for adults are available for attendance only on Friday, July 29, 2011.  Tickets are $12 for adults who present a valid photo ID showing an address in one of those cities.  There is a maximum of 2 tickets per ID and is valid for Friday, July 29, 2011 only.

Trang Beuschlein is an experienced Campbell CA Realtor who specializes in West San Jose, CA and Campbell, CA Real Estate but also serves the communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, rest of San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, and Sunnyvale.  You can count on Trang to sell your home for top dollars in the least amount of time and who can find you the best deal for your new home.  If you are looking for a real estate agent in Santa Clara County, CA who will provide first-class service, or for a list of Campbell CA Homes for Sale or a list of homes for sale in any city in Santa Clara County, please call (408) 410-5628 or send an e-mail to


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