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A year in review - what happened in Bay Area real estate in 2019 and what can we expect the real estate market to do in 2020

2019 Year in Review + 2020 Forecast

It's been a little over a decade since the United States recession, a result of the 2007-2009 mortgage crisis. This 10 year benchmark has led many to speculate- is another housing crash around the corner? While there can be indicators a bubble is imminent (or in progress) housing bubbles are definitively measured in hindsight, only after there's been a market correction ... and that's what 2019 felt...

Silicon Valley Microclimates Explained

I’d like to start  by sharing some good news about Santa Clara County. We were recently ranked the HAPPIEST county in California! That’s 1st out of 58 total counties for the state, according to Smart Asset’s 2018 Edition of Happiest Places in America. Not only was Santa Clara County ranked first in California, it made top ten for the United States as a whole! Smart Asset compared U.S counties...

San Jose Slips from 3rd to 17th Best Place to Live … Could Housing be to Blame?

Last year, U.S. News & World Report ranked San Jose as the third-best place to live in the United States. 3rd BEST. In the entire country! That's a solid position and one the city was über proud of... until this year, when the it slipped to 17th. Don't get us wrong, 17th is still an admirable ranking out of (roughly) 20,000 or so cities nationwide. Still, why such a dramatic drop from one year to...

NEW! Introducing the Greater Rose Garden Farmers Market

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden As the name suggests, this particular market is located smack dab in the middle of the Rose Garden - a historic residential and cultural neighborhood, near Downtown San Jose. It’s one of San Jose's oldest neighborhoods. Aptly named for the sprawling 5 acre garden, it surrounds. You see, the City purchased an 11-acre prune orchard back in 1927, and converted half of it...

The Hayes Mansion – Learn the Backstory Behind this Local Landmark

Have you heard that name before? The Hayes Mansion? It's a truly beautiful and, in my opinion, underutilized location here in the South Bay. If you grew up in the San Jose Area, perhaps you attended a conference, dance or special event there. Regardless, many people are unfamiliar with the Hayes Mansion history. As I mentioned, it’s a beautiful sprawling, historic estate located in the Edenvale...

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