Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but “San Jose”, otherwise known as the San Jose Statistical Metropolitan Area, otherwise known as Silicon Valley, was ranked the hottest market in the county this October by realtor.com. As it was in September.
One of the many charges leveled against real estate agents over the years has been that they show their buyers only homes listed with their brokerage. For example, since I’m with Coldwell Banker, I’ll show you only Coldwell Banker listings.
33 percent of 412 millennials recently surveyed listed their pet as their top homebuying motivation. 25 percent listed marriage. 19 percent listed the birth of a child.
Being able to personalize your home is one of the perks of owning it. These days two in five homeowners are going for a “statement” front yard.
The well-respected Urban Land Institute recently looked at “the role immigrants play in local housing markets”, focusing on five metropolitan areas including the San Francisco metro. How will immigration affect real estate in these areas and influence the type of “housing products” they build? The answers may challenge the orthodoxy on how to solve Silicon Valley’s housing crisis.
Ranch-style home, or socialist worker housing? Big back yard, or a tiny deck with a sweeping view of your neighbor’s tiny deck? A 2017 kitchen, or a 1955 kitchen?
What Gen X-ers want is home sweet home. And a Rachael Ray Nonstick Bakeware 5-Piece Set, Latte Brown with Agave Blue Handle Grips.