Mountain View, CA Real Estate News

By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
Mountain View California is the headquarter for search engine giant Google. The immediate neighborhood is usable to provide employees with housing. Linkedin, Facebook are also having same problems. However, with Google's employer support help is on the way.  North Bayshore district that may likely create up to 10,250 units of high-density housing consists of 12 story buildings. Apartments may be limited to 5 stories high so they do not hover over single story existing homes below. Town folks are opt to vote on it.  There will be no room for huge parking lots. The City encourage walkable mixed use units with retail store at street level like New York or Boston. Green bike lanes and pedestrian facilities are provided. There are public transportation and light rails which have been under u...
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz headed back to California to workConstruction continues to boom in many parts of California so Robert Swetz will be headed back to the Bay Area in northern California soon.It's time to get busy, it's time to make some money and it's time for me to help build parts of Silicon Valley in California.Here is a colorful photo that I took at Half Moon Bay only minutes south west of San Francisco.What I like so much about working in parts of California is being able to visit the pacific coast, hike along the beaches and take photographs like this.  Las Vegas Homes Henderson Nevada Real Estate Robert Vegas Bob ... videosbyvegasbob.blogspot.com/  Robert Vegas Bob Swetz headed back to California to work ... Construction continues to boom in many parts of California so Robert...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                                                   Sam Shueh                                                                  Silicon Valley, CA  Around Google, Facebook offices near Mountain View, younger professionals cuddled together to lease a room for $1,500 a month sharing a bath?  The room is not much bigger than 120 square feet in many cases. A one bedroom apartment goes for $2,600 or $3,200 monthly rent for a 2 bed room.  I have blogged last year that creative newbies buy a truck and live inside (Google employee new housing) or a boat (SF professional refuse live on land live in San Francisco Bay is an interim way to reduce high cost of rent.                                  Carter's affordable housing $9600 + $350 monthly fee in San Francisco Bay Mini studios w...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                                             Goog's self-driving cars struck a VTA muni bus at 2 mph in a minor crash on Feb 14, 2016.                                  photo -courtesy of Mark BergenThe crash may be the first case of one of its self-driving cars hitting a moving vehicle as a the fault of self-driving car. The Mountain View, CA auto systems developer (Google) stated it made changes to its software. Goog said the minor accident took place in Mountain View when a self-driving Lexus RX450h with a test engineer on board sought to get around some sandbags from over prepared El Nino flood which did not come in a wide lane.The auto vehicle was traveling at less than 2 miles per hour, while the bus was moving at about 15 miles per hour.  Lexus test driver both tho...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                                       Sam Shueh                                                     This is the year of the Monkey.  Those who celebrated the Superbowl 50 get another excuse for the Chinese lunar year feast one day after.   We have Mark Zukerberg and his wife Pricilla Chan md wish all of us a happy New Year. Their daughter Maxima got a Chinese name Chen Mingyu.  Happy New Year from FB CEO and his family  (Zukerberg family) People celebrate in many countries and hold parades 2016 Year of the Monkey People born in the year of monkey are smart, and people loving. But they can be mischievous and a quick temper sometimes holding things back. People celebrate in many countries and hold parades 2016 Year of the Monkey   This is the Monkey King which went to Ind...
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Funny Friday with Videos & Photographs by Robert SwetzThis week may have been long and stressful for some, along with work, getting taxes ready, Super Bowl this Sunday, Valentine's Day around the corner and more.So here are a couple funny videos of seals doing their thing and some funny photographs to end this busy week.Robert Swetz is routing for the underdogs for Super Bowl which of course would be the Carolina Panthers because the Denver Broncos have won to many times ... Go Panthers ;o)   Carolina Panthers         Sorry Denver Broncos but it's time for another team to win Super Bowl ...       Denver Broncos   Posted by Robert Swetz at 10:36 AM  Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Labels: Funny, funny friday, Photography by Robert Swetz, super bowl...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                          (94043, 94041, 94040)                                                                          Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe                                                                        SamShuehRealtor@gmail.com  Four-O-eight 425-1601                                                                          your local realtor since 2005                                                                                                                                            Total listings =32( with 17 SFHs rest not single family)                                                             Inventory: 0.6 month (2.5 month is healthy)                                                             unemployment rate=3.0%                      ...
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By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
 Mountain View is a vibrant city with lots of great restuarants, public transportations and events throughout the year.  One of the best events will be coming up on September 12 & 13, 2015; The Annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival.  A must attend event! If you are considering living in any of the surrounding Silicon Valley HOODS, take a look at these listings below: Sunnyvale Single Family Homes For Sale Under $1,500,000 Cupertino Single Family Homes For Sale Under $1,500,000 Los Altos Condos & Townhomes For Sale Under $1,500,000 
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By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
Yes, it is time to Save The Date for the Mountain View, CA Art & Wine Festival.  This year, the festival falls on September 12 and 13, 2015.        This annual event boasts that is it "A Festival Like No Other", and from what I have been told, that is the truth!  Expect to find a World-Class Art & Music Festival that showcases 600+ professional artists and musicians.  Enjoy the "Salsa Sunday", along with a "Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge" with sports games on giant screen TVs and so much more!  Bring the Kids, it's going to be Action-Packed at the Kids' Park. Photos provided via the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival Website Explore more details by visiting the facebook information page:  https://www.facebook.com/MountainViewArtWineFestival
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By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
Looking for a home in Mountain View, CA?  No worries, how about instead of searching those big box sites that contain somewhat accurate/not-very-accurate information, you take the time to connect with Christina Hood of #SiliconValleyHOODs to recive your personal Buyer Home Tour Report?Yes, there is no obligation, other than you have a productive day seeing the houses that are 'actually' holding open houses and not out of date information that has been online for years.  To get the report, just stop by my website!  I look forward to connecting after the tour.  Just send me a text or give a call at 650.382.2880.
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
 Anyone trying to buy a condo in Mountain View right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Mountain View Condos sell with multiple offers way over list price. Some homes go as much as 30% over asking, but some do not. How does a buyer make the decision about how much to offer to have the winning bid in a Mountain View condo multiple offer situation and not overpay?The answer is not simple, and sometimes it is not a question of price, but terms, like contingencies, length of escrow, length of rent back, etc. But for right now, let's just discuss price. Here are some things to keep in mind when you make an offer on a Mountain View condo in a multiple offer situation,1. In my opinion the most important thing is, how much is this home worth t...
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By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
 Enjoy learning about the 7 Things You Didn't Know About Memorial Day and make sure to "LIKE" my new #SiliconValleyHOODS business page on fb.p.s. Looking for a home in the Silicon Valley area?  Call me at 650.382.2880 to set up a hangout on HOW TO BE A BLACK BELT BUYER IN SILICON VALLEY.  I am here to help you earn your wings!
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
Anyone trying to buy a home in Mountain View right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Mountain View homes sell with multiple offers way over list price. Some homes go as much as 30% over asking, but some do not. How does a buyer make the decision about how much to offer to have the winning bid in a Mountain View multiple offer situation and not overpay? The answer is not simple, and sometimes it is not a question of price, but terms, like contingencies, length of escrow, length of rent back, etc.   But for right now, let's just discuss price. Here are some things to keep in mind when you make an offer on a Mountain View home in a multiple offer situation, 1. In my opinion the most important thing is, how much is this home worth to you...
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz is working on a Future Million Dollar Company - Glass & Metal Specialists Inc   Robert Swetz incorporated the company Glass & Metal Specialists Inc one year ago in the State of Nevada. Robert Swetz is the founder, president & owner, and is planning to relocate the business to the Bay Area in California.   Robert Swetz has been in the glass industry for 40 years and his father owned a very large glass company in St Paul Minnesota. Robert Swetz continues to be a union glass installer and has recently cleared his union card in to the San Francisco Local Union. Robert will be pulling out of San Francisco and clearing into the San Jose Glaziers Local in February of 2015.     Robert has had visions of his company Glass & Metal Specialists becoming very successful in a ...
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By Robert Lei, Sunnyvale Cupertino Santa Clara, Palo Alto Mountain View Saratoga Campbell
(Century 21 (SUNNYVALE, CA) - (408) 893-2410)
Mountain View-Whisman School District's Stevenson Elementary emphasizes growth of the whole child - intellectually, socially, physically, and creatively Stevenson Elementary is a PACT School.  Their Vision Statement and Core Values explains their philosophy. Vision Statement Stevenson PACT School is a public K-5 school that offers progressive education and a developmental curriculum. Through experiential learning, innovative teaching methods and a strong collaboration between teachers and parents, Stevenson Elementary emphasizes growth of the whole child - intellectually, socially, physically, and creatively.  Stevenson Elementary provides an environment that challenges each child to become: A lifelong learner An independent thinker A respectful individual A responsible global citizen. ...
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By Legacy Property Group, South Bay Property Manager- 650-241-3888
(Legacy Property Group)
Less than 150 spots are left for free apartment or home energy audit through Energy Upgrade MV   Who: MV homeowners and renters   What: Energy Upgrade Mountain View - FREE home energy audits   When: NOW through Nov. 30 (this is the LAST day to sign up, as the program is ending)   Where: sign up at EnergyUpgradeMV.org   Who to contact: eumv@acterra.org or 650-962-9876 x380
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
Last week I wrote a blog about how a lender can derail a home sale. Today I want to write about how a lender made a Mountain View home sale happen. The lender is Lisa Austin with Bank of America. As a Mountain View real estate agent I could not be more impressed. I have been working with a great couple who were looking for a home in Mountain View Ca. I know, who isn't looking for a home in Mountain View if you work in the Silicon Valley. The market here is intensely competitive, and it is not uncommon to make 10-15 offers on Mountain View homes before being successful. Getting out bid is the norm, especially if you are getting a loan. My clients were outbid twice on homes in Rex Manor. 3 weeks ago they made an offer on a home in North Whisman. Lisa Austin from Bank of America called the...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
Anyone trying to buy a condo in Mountain View right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Mountain View condos sell with multiple offers way over list price. Some homes go as much as 30% over asking, but some do not. How does a buyer make the decision about how much to offer to have the winning bid in a Mountain View condo multiple offer situation and not overpay? The good news is that as you can see from the above chart prices are not going as far over list price as earlier in the year, but it is still a challenge. The answer is not simple, and sometimes it is not a question of price, but terms, like contingencies, length of escrow, length of rent back, etc. But for right now, let's just discuss price. Here are some things to keep in mi...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
Anyone trying to buy a condo in Mountain View right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Mountain View Condos sell with multiple offers way over list price. Some homes go as much as 30% over asking, but some do not. How does a buyer make the decision about how much to offer to have the winning bid in a Mountain View condo multiple offer situation and not overpay? The answer is not simple, and sometimes it is not a question of price, but terms, like contingencies, length of escrow, length of rent back, etc.   But for right now, let's just discuss price. Here are some things to keep in mind when you make an offer on a Mountain View condo in a multiple offer situation, 1. In my opinion the most important thing is, how much is this home wor...
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By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans in Mountain View CA and 100% VA Loans - the best loan program in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel. Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program: - Up to 100% financing, with no down required. - No monthly mortgage insurance added to your payment. - More lenient credit qualifying standards than other types of mortgage loans. - Low rates compared to other loan programs. So how do you qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in Mountain View CA? The first step is to verify your eligibility. Eligibility is verified by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Mountain View CA VA mortgage loan lender to or...
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