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  • Homestead High School Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary

    Celebratory Gala is Being Held in Downtown Sunnyvale

    Posted on February 23, 2013 by Nikki.

    On March 1, Homestead High School in Sunnyvale will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a gala at the historic Del Monte Building in downtown Sunnyvale. There will be good food, good wine, and an auction that will help raise money for the school. Auction items will include Sharks and 49er tickets, as well as parties donated by school parents. Auction winners can designate which department, sport, or club they would like their donation to support. The $85 ticket price will also include a delicious dinner buffet offering chicken piccata, tournedos of beef, and penne fresco. Ticket prices a... Read More »



  • Euphrat Museum of Art – “War and Healing”

    Euphrat’s latest exhibition

    Posted on February 21, 2013 by Nikki.

    Here's something you might be interested in this weekend! 1. Euphrat Museum of Art deanza.edu/euphrat If you’ve never visited the Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College, you owe it to yourself to check it out! It’s much more than just a museum. I creates an experiential environment for visual ideas and communication. They offer programs in arts, education, public art programs and lectures to stimulate creativity and interest in art. The latest exhibition is “War and Healing.” It looks at the healing potential of art and runs through March 21. A reception takes pl... Read More »



  • February is Spay/Neuter Month at the Humane Society Silicon Valley

    Sunnyvale Vets Join Forces to Ensure the Health of Area Pets

    Posted on February 20, 2013 by Nikki.

    The Humane Society Silicon Valley is combining with Silicon Valley and Sunnyvale veterinarians to offer discounted spaying and neutering in an effort to reduce the number of unwanted cat and dog litters. Through the month of February, cats are only $50, dogs under 50 lbs. are $80, and dogs over 50 lbs. are $100. Your pet need not have been adopted from the Humane Society to qualify for the discount. But your pet will need to be current on vaccines. Vaccinations can be updated the day of surgery. This special discounted rate includes a pre-op exam, anesthetic, a nail trim, hospitalization on th... Read More »



  • Single Family Residential Home in Sunnyvale for $899k

    172 Piedra Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

    Posted on February 19, 2013 by Nikki.

    You can own a fantastic single family residential home in Sunnyvale for only $899,000! This beautiful single-story home has 1,720 square feet of living space on its 6,099 square foot lot. It is in a ideal location of Sunnyvale: safe neighborhood, close to Washington Park for exercise and leisure, close to downtown for shopping and dining, and close to freeways for commuting. It features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, and the master suite has been enlarged. The kitchen has a breakfast bar and has been upgraded with granite countertops. There are separate family and dining rooms, and the living ... Read More »



  • Property Owners Tapping Into Home Equity Again

    Optimism on the rise as equity is source of money again

    Posted on February 18, 2013 by Nikki.

    A recent CNBC article written by Diana Olick showed the home owners are tapping into home equity once again. This was a very popular option during the booming market when home prices were skyrocketing upward. This time, however, the movement seems much more careful and prudent. There isn’t a mad dash to just increase cash flow by refinancing, taking out a home equity line of credit, or home equity loan. In the past, people just tapped into their homes to purchase extravagant vacations, buy luxury cars, etc. Near the peak in 2006, there was a total of $28 billion in home equity lines ... Read More »



  • Homeownership in Sunnyvale for $399,000?

    A great 2 bed/2bath condominium at The Terraces at Sunnyvale

    Posted on February 16, 2013 by Nikki.

    929 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, 94087 - This wonderfully updated condo has 1,082 square feet in a great open floor plan. The remodeled kitchen has new cabinets and granite counters. It opens to the spacious living/dining room. Doors to the outdoor balcony let in lots of natural sunlight. The master bedroom suite also opens onto the balcony. Both bathrooms have been updated with new granite-topped vanities. The entire condo has new paint, carpet, baseboards, and blinds throughout. Interior laundry is very convenient.The Terraces at Sunnyvale is conveniently located on El Camino Real at S. W... Read More »



  • Upcoming Sunnyvale Events

    Sunnyvale events for the weekend

    Posted on February 14, 2013 by Nikki.

    1. Tango Trio Concert, Friday, February 15 8:30pm https://www.facebook.com/TangoTrio3?fref=ts Tango Trio is a group that plays new tango compositions. It is composed of master accordionist Gianfranco, pianist Nancy and violinist Griff. On Friday they will perform a concert at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery at 251 El Camino Real. They encourage dancing if you feel the music, and if you don’t know how to tango yet, come early because Joanna Bresee and her friend Alex will teach you tango moves at 7:30pm before the concert. 2. Evening of Cultural Arts, Saturday, February 16, 8pm http://sunnyva... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale Challenge Team Honored With YMCA Award

    Steve Young will be keynote speaker at Awards Breakfast

    Posted on February 13, 2013 by Nikki.

    What started as a grassroots think tank in response to gang violence is now being nationally recognized for their outstanding efforts. The Sunnyvale Challenge Team is being awarded the Community Values Youth Award for 2013 by the YMCA of Silicon Valley and Project Cornerstone.For the past five years, Sunnyvale Challenge Team, which was spearheaded by the Department of Public Safety’s Captain Doug Moretto, has connected trouble teens with community activities, from sports to cooking classes. By using three key tactics – mentoring, improving parenting skills, and providing connection... Read More »



  • Largo Condo in Sunnyvale for only $795k!

    1049 Jena Terrace, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

    Posted on February 12, 2013 by Nikki.

    A large condo just came to market in Sunnyvale for $795k. It is 1,725 square feet and is only 6 years old. This three level residence features four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, a spacious living room, separate dining area and a cozy family room off the gourmet kitchen. It is located in a quiet neighborhood yet is also just minutes from major freeways, light rail, and parks. It has separate family and dining rooms, a breakfast bar, and an eat-in kitchen for family meals. There is also a fireplace in the living room for those cold winter nights and an attached two-car garage. Ameni... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale Maintains Aaa Credit Rating

    Sunnyvale has great credit rating still

    Posted on February 11, 2013 by Nikki.

    Moody's Investors Services recently granted the city of Sunnyvale a fantastic credit rating of Aaa. Sunnyvale is one of only eight California cities to be granted Moody’s highest credit rating. Other notable cities include Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, and Palo Alto. Moody’s decided to evaluate more than 30 California cities due to the state’s struggling financial crisis. However, the city of Sunnyvale passed with outstanding grades due to “strong fiscal operations featuring healthy reserves” and “sound prospects for continued near-term economic growth,&... Read More »



  • Blood Drive

    Save a life!

    Posted on February 07, 2013 by Nikki.

    Do you want to save lives? You don’t have to become a doctor, police officer, or firefighter to save lives. You can save lives by donating blood! To make it even easier, Red Cross is staging a blood drive right here in Sunnyvale. Next Wednesday, February 13, come to the Moffett Towers Club at 1080 Enterprise Way in Sunnyvale from 10am – 3pm to donate blood. For more information, call 1-800-733-2767 or look at their website at http://www.redcrossblood.org/.... Read More »



  • Beautiful Custom Home in Cupertino School District in Sunnyvale

    142 Connemara Way, Sunnyvale 94087 - $1,238,000

    Posted on February 06, 2013 by Nikki.

    This beautiful ranch home in the Ortega neighborhood in Sunnyvale has 4 bedrooms, an office, and an artist studio, plus 2 ½ baths in a spacious 2,036 square foot open floor plan. This home has been upgraded with so many wonderful touches – gorgeous hardwood floors, custom doors, imported tile floors, recessed lighting, in-ceiling speakers, the list goes on and on.The huge combination living and dining room has beautiful hardwood floors, a lovely fireplace, and expansive views to the backyard. The eat-in kitchen has a custom tile backsplash, a large skylight that lets in plenty of ... Read More »



  • Foreclosures Down Yet Again

    The number of foreclosures continues to dip

    Posted on February 05, 2013 by Nikki.

    Inman news recently reported that the “Number of homes in foreclosure down 19.5 percent from a year ago.” They reported on two categories: the number of homes in the foreclosure process and the number of homes actually lost to foreclosure. The number of completed foreclosures in December was 56,000, 21% lower than this time last year. The number of homes in the process of foreclosure in December was 1.2M, down 19.5% compared to that time last year. In all, the number of foreclosures is about 3% of all homes with an active mortgage. This trend continues to show that the housing m... Read More »



  • Single Family Home in Sunnyvale for only $549k!

    618 East Duane Avenue, Sunnyvale 94085

    Posted on February 04, 2013 by Nikki.

    If you are looking for an affordable single family residential home in the great city of Sunnyvale, look no further. A 1,449 square foot home with a lot size of 5,200 square feet just came to market for $549,000. It features four bedroom and two baths, and it’s in a perfect location in the safe city of Sunnyvale. It is near 101 for commutes, near Fair Oaks Park for walking, and near plenty of companies for jobs. It has an open floor plan with separate dining and family rooms and an eat-in kitchen to enjoy a peaceful breakfast. It also has a bonus room, a master suite with a large cl... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale Library Welcomes Silicon Valley Reads

    Community Events Encourage Families to Read Together

    Posted on February 02, 2013 by Nikki.

    Now in its 11th year, Silicon Valley Reads is a community event focused on encouraging all family members to read, fostering a life-long love of learning. All of Santa Clara County is encouraged to read the same books at the same time. This year’s Silicon Valley Reads theme is the Invisible Wounds of War. The unique diversity of Santa Clara County can offer differing perspectives and thoughts on the subject of war.The featured adult books for 2013 are The Long Walk and Minefields of the Heart. The Long Walk is soldier Brian Caster’s story of his three tours of duty and his difficul... Read More »



  • Housing Market to Ignite Economy?

    Can the recovering housing market lead to a economic boom?

    Posted on January 31, 2013 by Nikki.

    Floyd Norris wrote a recent New York Times article entitled “Housing Offers Hope of Strength in the Economy.” When the market was booming several years ago, too many homes were built and/or sold to under-qualified buyers. When the mortgage crisis finally reared its ugly head, it sent the housing market into the doldrums for almost four years. It has taken a long time to rid the market of these excess homes and loan situations. Now, the inventory of homes for sale is as low as it’s been in decades. Naturally, prices have been slowly increasing in most U.S. markets, and it&... Read More »



  • Home Prices in December Give Strong Showing

    Silicon Valley and Sunnyvale Price Going Up, Up, Up

    Posted on January 30, 2013 by Nikki.

    Even with incredibly low inventory, single-family home prices in the Bay Area showed a huge spike in December. Overall, the median sale price in the nine-county Bay Area rose almost 25% year over year in December according to real estate data reporters DataQuick.The median sales price of Bay Area homes was $470,000, up from $380,000 a year ago December. The last time the median sales price rose faster in Silicon Valley was almost three years ago in May 2010. The median sales price of single-family homes in Sunnyvale was just over $1M.What’s even more encouraging is the trend of more high... Read More »



  • Columbia Middle School and Stanford Launch New Program

    Columbia Middle School is teaming with Stanford on a new program

    Posted on January 29, 2013 by Nikki.

    If you have children in school, you are probably interested in the quality of local public schools. This is often measured by an API test score. Your local Sunnyvale middle schools usually post impressive API scores. See a previous blog for more details, http://www.sunnyvaleresidential.com/blog/post/Sunnyvale-School-Scores/1771. Basically, Cupertino Middle School often leads the way, recently scoring 935 out of a possible 1000. Marian A. Peterson Middle School and Sunnyvale Middle School aren’t too far behind at 862 and 843. Columbia Middle School struggles in this regard though, r... Read More »



  • Own Your Own Sunnyvale Condo for $699,000!

    438 Hogarth Terrace, Sunnyvale 94087

    Posted on January 28, 2013 by Nikki.

    A new Sunnyvale condo just came to market for $699,000. It is 1,419 square feet and features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. It has been recently updated with granite countertops, copper pipes, new baths, and new carpet in the stairwell and bedrooms. It also has recessed lights, hardwood floors, and vaulted ceilings. There is an eat-in kitchen, a fireplace in the living room, and a two car garage. Amenities include central heating and a laundry area. It is in the excellent school districts of Louis V. Stocklmeir, Cupertino Middle, and Fremont High Schools. If you would like mor... Read More »



  • Modern Townhouse in the Cupertino Union School District in Sunnyvale

    822 KINGFISHER TERRACE, Sunnyvale 94087 - $699,950

    Posted on January 27, 2013 by Nikki.

    This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1,700 square foot Sunnyvale townhouse is in the highly desirable Cupertino Union School District in Sunnyvale. This end unit features private access to the community pool, soaring ceilings in the living room, new paint, and a newly remodeled kitchen and bath.The living room has large windows that let in tons of natural sunlight, engineered wood floors, and a gas fireplace. The kitchen features beautiful Shaker style cabinets and granite slab counters. There is a family room with wet bar, gas fireplace, and lots of cabinets for storage.The master bedroom suite has a ... Read More »



  • Upcoming Events Around Sunnyvale

    Here are some things of interest in and around the Sunnyvale area

    Posted on January 24, 2013 by Nikki.

    1. Friends of the Sunnyvale Library Book Sale, Jan 26-27 Find some good books to cozy up with this cold winter season at the Sunnyvale library book sale. Teachers receive a 20 percent discount with a school-issued ID. On Saturday from 10am-4pm, you can pay with cash, check and credit/debit card. On Sunday from 1-4pm, you must pay with cash or check only. The library is located at 665 W. Olive Ave. Find more information at 408-730-7300, fotsvl.org, or facebook.com/FriendsoftheSunnyvaleLibrary. 2. Kindergarten Readiness, Jan 29 Do you have any children who will be going to school for the firs... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale Schools Begin Renovation and Improvement Projects

    Voter Approved Bond Measures Finance Projects

    Posted on January 23, 2013 by Nikki.

    Voters in all three Sunnyvale school districts - Cupertino Union, Sunnyvale and Fremont Union High School districts – approved funds that are resulting in numerous construction, renovation and improvement projects.Cupertino Union School DistrictIn June 2012, district voters passed Measure H, a $220 million school facility and repair bond measure. The money will be used to modernize and build additional classrooms, upgrade safety systems, replace infrastructure, and update science labs and technology systems. Each of the district’s 25 schools will receive a “technology refresh... Read More »



  • New Foreclosure Rules

    New Rules for Foreclosure to Protect Struggling Homeowners

    Posted on January 22, 2013 by Nikki.

    A recent Realtor magazine article reported last Friday that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released new guidelines for mortgage lenders, http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2013/01/18/federal-agency-releases-new-rules-for-foreclosures. These guidelines are designed to help struggling homeowners who are facing foreclosure. Their new guidelines include the following. * Mortgage servicers are prohibited from foreclosing on a home owner who is seeking loan modifications. Servicers will be unable to file a foreclosure notice until a home owner is at least 120 days behind on a mortga... Read More »



  • Own Your Own Sunnyvale Home for $490,000!

    1069 Duane Court, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

    Posted on January 21, 2013 by Nikki.

    If you are looking for an affordable single family residential home in Sunnyvale, look no further than this new listing on Duane Court. It’s listing price is only $490,000! It is 1,425 square feet and sits on a lot size of 5,200 square feet. It is located near Lawrence Expressway and is close to many businesses, stores, and freeways for your commute. It features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. There is even a tub in the master bathroom, Amenities include central heat and air, a breakfast room, a breakfast bar, an interior laundry area, and a office room. It sits in the sc... Read More »



  • Catch the 49ers NFC Championship Game in Sunnyvale

    Catch the Big Game on the Big Screen

    Posted on January 19, 2013 by Nikki.

    Join fellow sports fans as the San Francisco 49ers invade the Georgia Dome on Sunday at noon on their Quest for Six. Cheer them on at one of these Sunnyvale bars:Fibbar MaGee’s156 S. Murphy Avenue in downtown SunnyvaleEnjoy authentic Irish dishes and beer and plenty of TVs to watch the big gameThe Peacock Lounge102 E. Fremont Avenue at Sunnyvale Saratoga Road2 jumbo screens, 16 HDTVs to catch all the actionSt. John’s Bar & Grill510 Lawrence Expressway Ste. 110 at Arques AvenuePlenty of TVs and great burgers and sandwiches. A Sunnyvale institutionTL Beer Garden 769 N. Mathilda A... Read More »



  • Gorgeous Sunnyvale Condo for $568,000

    984 Alpine Terrace #1, Sunnyvale 94086

    Posted on January 17, 2013 by Nikki.

    A beautiful Sunnyvale condo just came to market at $568,000. It is a 1,553 square foot two bedroom, two-and-a-half bath end unit townhouse. It has a formal entry with tile floors, and it has lots of windows for great natural lighting throughout the house. The kitchen has been remodeled with granite countertops, and the dining area overlooks the living space. Both bedrooms are master suites. Amenities include central air and heat, a fireplace in the living room for those cozy evenings, and a breakfast bar. There is also a two-car garage and an interior laundry area. The list price includ... Read More »



  • Have Fun While Learning at the Sunnyvale Public Library

    Story Time, Computer Skills, and So Much More

    Posted on January 16, 2013 by Nikki.

    Did you know that not only is your local Sunnyvale Public Library home to a vast collection of books and periodicals that make research a breeze, but it’s also a great place for children of all ages to learn to read, and for teens and adults to learn new skills or share their love of reading with other like-minded Sunnyvale residents?Babies and toddlers can enjoy storytime at the Sunnyvale library with program designed specifically for them. Baby Lapsit, Terrific 2’s & 3’s, and Fantastic 4’s & 5’s prepare young minds for a life-long love of reading. School... Read More »



  • Own Your Own Sunnyvale Home for $750K!

    1320 Eleanor Way, Sunnyvale 94087

    Posted on January 15, 2013 by Nikki.

    A new Sunnyvale home just came to market at $750,000. This short-sale is a fantastic deal! It is a 1,711 square foot single family residential home on a 6,000 square foot corner lot. This ranch-style home features four bedrooms and two baths. It is in a great location near El Camino Real and South Wolfe Road, within walking distance of many great stores and restaurants. The kitchen has been fully upgraded with ceramic tile floor, full slab bull-nosed granite countertops, new appliances, and glazed cabinets. The living room has a fireplace for cozy evenings together. The yard is spacious... Read More »



  • $8.5B Mortgage Settlement

    Banks Agree to an $8.5B Mortgage Settlement on Foreclosures

    Posted on January 14, 2013 by Nikki.

    A recent Realtor magazine article reported that several banks agreed to an $8.5B mortgage settlement due to foreclosure errors, http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2013/01/08/banks-agree-85b-settlement-over-foreclosure-errors. Ten major banks were involved and agreed to terms with federal regulators over prior mistakes in processing foreclosures:Aurora Bank of America Citibank JPMorgan Chase MetLife Bank PNC Sovereign SunTrust U.S. Bank They are going to pay $3.3B to help 3.8M eligible homeowners who were foreclosed on in 2009 and 2010. The other $5.2B will be paid as assistance to curr... Read More »



  • Events Around Sunnyvale to Start the New Year

    Here are some things of interest in and around the Sunnyvale area

    Posted on January 10, 2013 by Nikki.

    Here are some events around Sunnyvale to keep you entertained if you don’t want to watch the NFL playoffs this month.1. Sunnyvale Farmers’ Market http://www.urbanvillageonline.com/markets/sunnyvale/ The Sunnyvale Farmers’ Market is held year ‘round in downtown Sunnyvale at Murphy Avenue and Washington on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. Support your local growers and buy fresh produce! 2. The Silicon Valley Story If you’re interested in networking, don’t miss this event on Wednesday, Jan 16 from 7 to 11pm at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery. Here’s the agenda. 7 ... Read More »



  • Charming Bungalow Near Downtown Sunnyvale

    493 Southwood Avenue, $649,000

    Posted on January 09, 2013 by Nikki.

    This quaint 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in the Heritage District of Sunnyvale is move-in ready. This 979 square foot home is on a large 5,000 square foot lot – tons of room to add on in the future. This updated Sunnyvale home features beautiful hardwood floors, double-paned windows, and central A/C. The large open kitchen has beautiful granite counters and a dine-in area. The living space has a separate dining area. The bedrooms are spacious, and the bathroom has been updated and features a solid surface vanity with integrated sink, as well as a tile surround shower over tub. There is a dedic... Read More »



  • Beware of Underwater Scams

    Be wary of any too-good-to-be-true offers

    Posted on January 08, 2013 by Nikki.

    The Sunnyvale real estate market has been improving steadily, but unfortunate buyers during the mortgage crisis several years ago may still be underwater. That is, they may owe more on their loan than the home is currently worth. Naturally, they may seek some type of relief or help to address their situation, i.e. some type of payment reduction. As the saying goes, always beware of offers that seem too good to be true. Recently, it has been discovered that scammers have targeted these underwater homeowners. Basically, con artists claim to be from government programs trying to help modify a... Read More »



  • Own a Sunnyvale Condo for $350K!

    1001 East Evelyn Terrace #120, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

    Posted on January 07, 2013 by Nikki.

    A new Sunnyvale condo just came to market at only $350,000! If you are looking for an affordable place to call your own in a great town like Sunnyvale, this might be your best bet! This 1,123 square foot home features two bedrooms, two baths, and a den! It’s the largest unit in this complex. The kitchen and bathrooms have been updated, and amenities include double pane windows, central air conditioning, central heat, a formal entry, and interior laundry area. The list price even includes the washer and dryer as well as the dishwasher and refrigerator. Condo benefits include a car w... Read More »



  • Happy Holidays!

    Enjoy the holiday season!

    Posted on December 21, 2012 by Nikki.

    Due to the holiday schedule, I will not be updating this blog until the new year.  However, I will still be working, so if you'd like any help with your Sunnyvale real estate needs, please contact me, Nikki Langendorf, at 1-408-896-4221 or nikki@sunnyvaleresidential.com.  Happy Holidays!... Read More »



  • Christmas Movies for Everyone

    What are you going to watch this Christmas?

    Posted on December 20, 2012 by Nikki.

    Do you spend a lot of time with family or friends during Christmas watching movies? If so, here is a reminder of some non-classic movies you might want to consider… …if you are just looking for some laughs 1. Elf Will Ferrell stars in this comedy. He plays an elf from the north pole who learns he’s a human. He travels to New York City to meet his biological father, and he spread Christmas cheer to even the cynical NYC crowd. 2. Four Christmases Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn star in this comedy about a couple visiting all four of their divorced parents in one day. 3.... Read More »



  • How to Handle Low Appraisals (Part 2 of 2)

    What should you do if an appraisal is lower than the selling price?

    Posted on December 19, 2012 by Nikki.

    See previous blog entry for part 1. Just to recap, a low appraisal can cause many problems, not the least of which are issues to fund your mortgage loan which might prevent you from being able to purchase your home. There are a few things you can do in that situation. First, there’s a saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It is applicable here because, hopefully, you should be working with an agent who will do their best to prevent this in the first place. They can proactively provide the appraiser with a set of accurate comparables and/or market analys... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale Home at $669,950

    725 Carolina Avenue, Sunnyvale 94085

    Posted on December 18, 2012 by Nikki.

    A new Sunnyvale home just came to market at $669,950. It’s a great buy! This single story home features three bedrooms and two full baths. It is 1,440 square feet on a 6,084 square foot lot. It has a beautiful, open floor plan, and it is fully remodeled with a permitted addition. Upgrades include new granite, cabinets, fixtures, hardwood floors, interior doors, texture, paint, new roof, new copper plumbing, and new heating ducts. It also features a large shed that can alternatively be used as an office. The yard feature automatic sprinkers and a large deck. The master suite has a ... Read More »



  • How to Handle Low Appraisals (Part 1 of 2)

    What should you do if an appraisal is lower than the selling price?

    Posted on December 17, 2012 by Nikki.

    As prices of Sunnyvale real estate continue to rise, a unique problem is starting to occur. Appraisals are sometimes coming in lower than the selling price. That can present a strange set of problems. To review, here’s how the process generally works. Let’s say you are seriously looking for a Sunnyvale home, and you’ve already been pre-approved and pre-qualified for a $600k loan. You also have $110k for a down payment. As you are shopping for a home, you find a perfect one at an asking price of $700k. You really want that house, and you bid $710k. After reviewing sever... Read More »



  • Evaluating a neighborhood properly

    Be thorough in your housing search

    Posted on December 14, 2012 by Nikki.

    One of the top considerations in shopping for a new Sunnyvale home is of course location. Most people generally know what they are looking for in terms of location, i.e. school district, neighborhood, length of commute, etc. Here are a few other details to think about while you look around. 1. School District If you have or will have children in school, it’s probably important for you to look at the quality of the school district your home will be in. Of course this is important, but remember that private schools may be an option too. There are a lot of great private schools in the S... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale Happenings

    What is going on in our lovely city of Sunnyvale?

    Posted on December 13, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are a resident of Sunnyvale, here are a few developments you might be interested in. 1. Downtown Sunnyvale Parking http://www.mercurynews.com/sunnyvale/ci_22131453/sunnyvale-install-paid-parking-systems-downtown On December 4, the Sunnyvale city council voted to install paid parking in the north and south Mathilda overpass lots. Based on a study that started in 2011, it has been decided that this paid parking system is the best solution to help the ongoing maintenance required of the five existing city-owned downtown parking lots. More information can be found from the above hyperlink... Read More »



  • Beautiful Sunnyvale Home in Great Location for $1.2M

    454 Cumulus Avenue, Sunnyvale 94087

    Posted on December 12, 2012 by Nikki.

    A gorgeous two-story, single family residential Sunnyvale home just came to market for $1,199,000. This large 2,888 square foot home features four bedrooms and three baths and sits on lot size of 6,300 square feet. It has separate family and dining rooms, a fireplace in the living room, a fireplace in the master bedroom, and a two-car garage. There are multiple master bedrooms as well as a room on the first floor. Upstairs includes an office that you must check out! The home itself is in a fantastic location, within walking distance of Las Palmas Park, shopping, and dining, yet it’s... Read More »



  • Holiday Foreclosure Reprieve

    Enjoy the holidays if you have a mortgage with Freddie, Fannie, or BofA

    Posted on December 11, 2012 by Nikki.

    Realtor magazine recently reported that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be suspending foreclosures beginning on December 17 and 19, respectively, http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2012/12/04/no-foreclosures-for-holidays-fannie-freddie. They will both resume on January 2. Fannie Mae Executive Vice President of Credit Portfolio Management Terry Edwards said “The holidays are a chance to be with loved ones and we want to relieve some stress at this time of year.” Bank of America also announced a holiday suspension of evictions for foreclosure victims for loans it owns as wel... Read More »



  • Single Family Sunnyvale Home for $484k!

    1030 Colusa Ave., Sunnyvale 94085

    Posted on December 10, 2012 by Nikki.

    You can own a single family residential Sunnyvale home for $484,000! This bank-owned three-bedroom, two bath home just came to market. The home itself is 1,165 square feet, and the lot is 5,200 square feet. It has an eat-in kitchen and a fireplace in the living room. Recent upgrades include new carpet, new interior paint, remodeled bathrooms, new flooring in the kitchen and bathroom, new appliances in the kitchen, and new sod in the front and back yards. The home will include the cooktop range, the refrigerator, and the microwave oven. It is in the school districts of San Miguel Elementa... Read More »



  • Foreclosure Auction Cancellations

    Don’t rely on buying a foreclosure these days

    Posted on December 07, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are waiting, hoping to find a can’t miss deal on a foreclosed property, you may want to rethink your strategy. Foreclosures in the south bay are declining according to an article written by Pete Carey of the Mercury News, http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_21990195/bay-area-sees-big-increase-cancellation-foreclosure-auctions?source=email.  He wrote that foreclosure auctions declining for a few reasons. First, since the housing prices are increasing, people are able to hold onto their homes a little longer, and they can get above water. This makes it much easier to sel... Read More »



  • Weekend Events for December 7 to 9

    What to do as a Sunnyvale real estate owner the weekend of December 7 to 9

    Posted on December 06, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are a Sunnyvale home owner, here are just a few things you might be interested in this weekend, December 7 to 9.1. Cogswell Polytechnical College Open Househttp://www.cogswell.edu/prospective/rsvp-open-house.phpAre you or your child interested in getting a unique and/or specialized education, do yourself a favor and attend the free open house at Cogswell Polytechnical College. It’s in our own backyard at 1175 Bordeaux Drive and has been around more than 100 years! It specializes in merging arts and technology, and you can learn more about their programs in Animation, Game Design... Read More »



  • Become a Sunnyvale Land Owner!

    Own land at 963 South Wolfe Rd., Sunnyvale

    Posted on December 05, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you’re in the market to invest in Sunnyvale real estate, a unique opportunity has opened up. A great property at South Wolfe Road and El Camino Real has just come to market for $1,850,000. It is 13,802 square feet, and it has already been approved for a complex to house six townhomes at 1,570 square feet each. Each would have three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and two-car garages in three stories. These townhomes will sit in the Santa Clara Unified school district with Braly Elementary, Peterson Middle, and Wilcox High School. It is fully entitled and ready to pull permits and... Read More »



  • Fear of Commitment

    Why you should NOT wait on buying a house

    Posted on December 04, 2012 by Nikki.

    Are you afraid of committing? I’m not talking about committing in your relationship, that’s a different blog! No, I’m talking about committing to the purchase of a house. If you’ve been in the Sunnyvale real estate market for a while, perhaps you are waiting for the perfect home in the perfect area for the perfect price with the perfect loan. If so, you might be better off not wasting your time. You should just stop looking now. You might never be able find the absolute perfect scenario to buy your dream home. If you really search and scour, you can probably find... Read More »



  • Single Family Sunnyvale Home for <$500K!

    293 Hiddenlake Dr., Sunnyvale 94089

    Posted on December 03, 2012 by Nikki.

    Own your own single family residential Sunnyvale home for only $499,888! This 1,000 square foot home features three bedrooms and two baths and sits on a lot size of 5,800 square feet. It features a breakfast nook, a living room/dining room combo, and a one-car garage. Amenities include a wall furnace, a patio, and area carpeting. The home will include the refrigerator and the security alarm system. It is in the school districts of Lakewood Elementary, Columbia Middle, and Fremont High School. If you would like more information on this property, please contact Sunnyvale real estate specia... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale School Scores

    How do Sunnyvale schools rank?

    Posted on November 30, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you have or will have a child in school, you will be interested in the rankings of Sunnyvale’s schools. Even if you don’t have a child in school, knowing about school rankings might help you choose a location as better schools equals higher property value. There are a lot of websites on the internet to find school rankings, but probably the most important score you’ll see are the Academic Performance Index (API) scores.The API is a score between 200 and 1000, the higher the score the better. A score of 800 is the statewide goal for all schools. Also, schools are compar... Read More »



  • 5 Bedroom Single Family Sunnyvale Home for < $1M

    776 Sequoia Dr., Sunnyvale 94086

    Posted on November 29, 2012 by Nikki.

    Own a two-story, five-bedroom single family residential Sunnyvale home for $968,800. This 2,149 square foot home also has two and a half baths and sits on a lot size of 6,014 square feet. It features a breakfast nook, a living room/dining room combo, a separate family room with a wood-burning marble fireplace, and an attached two-car garage. Amenities include central air and heat, granite counters, double-pane windows, recessed lighting, and copper plumbing. The home will also include a dishwasher, cooktop range, refrigerator, and built-in oven. It is in the school districts of Ponderosa ... Read More »



  • Christmas Events Are Coming

    What to do as a Sunnyvale real estate owner the weekend of November 30 to December 2

    Posted on November 28, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are a Sunnyvale home owner, here are just a few things you might be interested in this weekend, November 30 to December 2. Holiday events are filling the Sunnyvale calendar, so start planning now!1. Lakewood Village Holiday Paradehttp://www.facebook.com/events/548602021821423/The Christmas season kicks off with the 21st Annual Lakewood Village Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 1. It runs from Lakewood Elementary School at 11am to Fairwood Park, and it includes the Columbia Choir, pictures with Santa, and a food truck area at the Valley Faith Church.2. Christmas Tree Lighting Celebra... Read More »



  • Affordable Single Family Sunnyvale Home

    706 San Tomas St., Sunnyvale 94085

    Posted on November 27, 2012 by Nikki.

    An affordable single family residential Sunnyvale home just came to market for $549,999. This 1,345 square foot home has three bedrooms and two full baths and sits on a lot size of 5,600 square feet. Located on San Tomas St., it’s a perfect starter home and is in a great location for commuters.  It's just minutes away from 101 and not that much further from 237. It features a separate family room, a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, and an attached one-car garage. Amenities include central air and heat, hardwood floors, double-paned windows, and a built-in barbecue. Re... Read More »



  • Working with a Real Estate Agent

    Why should you work with a real estate agent?

    Posted on November 26, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are in the market to buy or sell Sunnyvale real estate, then you may be searching the internet on your own to start. That’s a fine way to gather some initial information, but there are a lot of reasons you should quickly start working with a real estate agent. Here are a few of them.1. ComplexityA Sunnyvale home is very likely the most expensive and important purchase you’ll ever make. It’s also the most complex, both in terms of paperwork involved as well as issues to research. A real estate agent specializes in the whole process and can both educate you as well a... Read More »



  • Thanksgiving Potluck?

    What to bring to a Thanksgiving Potluck

    Posted on November 21, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are a guest to a Thanksgiving potluck, hopefully you and your host figured out who is responsible to bring what. If not, here are a few ideas so you don’t have to walk in empty-handed.1. Dinner RollsYou can always bring [more] dinner rolls. They can be used as appetizers or eaten during the Thanksgiving meal itself, so it's hard to have too many.2. CookiesCan you ever have too many cookies? Cookies can be eaten during dessert, but they will also last for a few days should dessert already be provided.3. SaladSalad can always be eaten before the big meal. Just be sure not to put... Read More »



  • Tips On Selling Your Home

    Advice to sell your home

    Posted on November 20, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are in the market to upgrade, move, or otherwise just sell your Sunnyvale real estate, then here are a few tips to consider.1. Be realisticDon’t get too emotional. You may have intangible attachments to your home and consider it more valuable than it’s really worth. Try to use reason as much as possible to price your home appropriately. It is important to evaluate as many comparables as possible, certainly homes in the same geographic area that are about the same size. However, each home is ultimately unique because of it’s exact location, layout, yard size, landsc... Read More »



  • Great Sunnyvale Home for Commuters!

    215 Alturas Ave., Sunnyvale 94085

    Posted on November 19, 2012 by Nikki.

    Own a single family residential Sunnyvale home for just $539,000. This 1,152 square foot home has three bedrooms and two full baths and sits on a lot size of 6,534 square feet. Located on Alturas Ave.. It’s a perfect starter home and is in an ideal location for commuters, just minutes away from 101, 237, and 85! You can get almost anywhere in the Bay Area in a reasonable amount of time! It features an eat-in kitchen, a fireplace in the living room, and an attached two-car garage. Amenities include central heating, a dishwasher, a built-in oven, and a laundry area in the garage. It... Read More »



  • Home Buyer’s Checklist

    Bring a checklist to help evaluate homes

    Posted on November 16, 2012 by Nikki.

    Before you start seriously shopping for a new Sunnyvale home, create and bring with you a checklist to help evaluate properties. Work with your real estate agent to come up with your own checklist, but here’s a start.DoorsDo all the doors open and close properly with ease? Any issues with doors should be noted and carefully inspected. Misaligned doors could signify shifts in the foundation which could be a big problem.FlooringPay special attention to any warping as that could indicate a water problem underneath. If it has been recently replaced, find out when it was done, if it was d... Read More »



  • Things To Do As A Sunnyvale Home Owner This Weekend

    What to do as a Sunnyvale real estate owner the weekend of November 16 to November 18

    Posted on November 15, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are a Sunnyvale home owner, here are just a few things you might be interested in this weekend, November 16 to 18.1. Violin Concerthttp://www.cys.org/If you are a fan of violin music and would like to support a local child, get tickets to the Flint Center in Cupertino for a special concert this Sunday, November 18, at 2:30pm. Local 11-year old prodigy Alex Zhou will perform with the California Youth Symphony. He already won first place in an instrumental division of the symphony’s annual Young Artist competition. He was the youngest winner ever! Tickets are $30 for a family, $... Read More »



  • Price Cut! Exquisite Sunnyvale Home Near Cupertino Schools

    1673 Lachine Dr., Sunnyvale 94087

    Posted on November 14, 2012 by Nikki.

    There has been a price cut to $1,350,000 on a beautiful new three bedroom two bath Sunnyvale home. If you have schoolchildren, it sits near great Cupertino schools and is in the districts of West Valley Elementary, Cupertino Middle, and Homestead High Schools. It is a 1,512 square foot three bedroom two bath home on a huge 8,720 square foot lot. This Brown and Kauffman house has just completed a high-end remodel. The gourmet kitchen features cherry cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. The living room has a wood-burning fireplace with a custom-made mantel. The doubl... Read More »



  • Buying a Home After Foreclosure

    You can still buy a home after a foreclosure

    Posted on November 13, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you were an unfortunate victim of some bad circumstances and have a foreclosure on your record, don’t give up on owning a house again, perhaps sooner than you thought. Even Sunnyvale homes may not be out of consideration. If you were part of the 2009 housing bust, then the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) might provide you a path to buy a new home today!The FHA approves home loans as early as three years after foreclosure. Of course, you must otherwise be a great candidate for a mortgage loan. You must have a good history of credit in the past three years. You must have a goo... Read More »



  • Price Cut! Attractive Sunnyvale Home and Cottage for $1.1M

    1488 Norman Dr., Sunnyvale 94087

    Posted on November 09, 2012 by Nikki.

    Price cut!!  Don’t miss this unique opportunity! A Sunnyvale property just had a price cut to $1,138,000.  It features a single family residential home and a cottage, and both living quarters have all the necessary permits and inspections. The main home is more than 1,500 square feet and has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. It has a dining room and an eat-in kitchen. Amenities include central air conditioning and heat and double pane windows. The cottage is almost 1,000 square feet and has two bedrooms and one bath. Finally, there is a two-car garage as well as sp... Read More »



  • Things To Do As A Sunnyvale Home Owner This Weekend

    What to do as a Sunnyvale real estate owner the weekend of November 9 to November 11

    Posted on November 08, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are a Sunnyvale home owner, here are just a few things you might be interested in this weekend, November 9 to 11.1. Olson’s Annual Fall Food and Gift Fairehttp://www.cjolsoncherries.com/events.htmlOn Saturday and Sunday, our favorite cherry stand hosts their annual faire from 10am to 5pm. There will be food, fun, and fantastic food for the family and friends. Do some gift shopping early this year and pick up a few goodies. Did you know that C.J. Olson’s was featured in California Country Magazine a few years ago? Read about it here: http://www.cfbf.com/magazine/MagazineS... Read More »



  • By the Numbers

    Save by buying not renting

    Posted on November 07, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are considering buying a Sunnyvale home instead of renting, here are some numbers to consider. When you purchase a home, your monthly payment is obviously highly dependent on the amount of interest you have to pay. That is why interest is such a key component in your search. Here is a quick summary on how much of an impact it has and what you might be paying depending on your interest rate.Monthly Payment Per $100,000 Interest Rate 30-Year Loan 15-Year Loan 2.5% $395 $667 3.0% $422 $691 3.5% $449 $715 4.0% $477 $740 4.5% $507 $765 5.0% $537 $791 5.5% $568 $817 6.0%... Read More »



  • Price Reduction on Beautiful Sunnyvale Condo

    970 Asilomar Terrace #1, Sunnyvale 94086

    Posted on November 06, 2012 by Nikki.

    A gorgeous Sunnyvale condominium just had a price reduction to $599,000. This gated community home has 1,586 square feet and features two master bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. It is in a great location as the end unit which has more windows. Amenities include central air and heat, a detached two-car garage, a dishwasher, and a built-in microwave oven. The washer/dryer and refrigerator are included in the price. Lastly, it is in the school districts of Vargas Elementary, Sunnyvale Middle, and Homestead High Schools. If you would like more information about this Sunnyvale condo for sal... Read More »



  • Top Concerns as a Buyer

    Before you seriously start looking for a home, you should address these issues

    Posted on November 05, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are in the market to purchase a Sunnyvale home, then there are a few things you should address immediately.1. AffordabilityYou obviously need to know what price range of home you can legitimately afford and how much loan you will be approved for. This is something a mortgage broker can help you with, but a previous blog outlines some guidelines that you can calculate yourself.2. LocationAs the cliche says, location is everything in real estate. That may be true when it comes to property values of Sunnyvale real estate, but it may not necessarily be true when it comes to your specific ... Read More »



  • Single Family Residential Listing on Bryan

    602 Bryan Avenue, Sunnyvale 94086

    Posted on November 02, 2012 by Nikki.

    A new single family residential Sunnyvale home recently came to market at $679,000. This single story 1,449 square foot home features three bedrooms and one and a half baths, and it sits on a lot size of 5,150 square feet. It has an eat-in kitchen and a breakfast bar, a fireplace in the living room/dining room combo, a spacious backyard patio, and a detached two-car garage. Amenities include a gas heater, new Pergo floors in all the bedrooms, and a newly remodeled half-bath. Lastly, it is in the school districts of Ellis Elementary, Sunnyvale Middle, and Fremont High Schools. If you would... Read More »



  • Things To Do As A Sunnyvale Home Owner This Weekend

    What to do as a Sunnyvale real estate owner the weekend of November 2 to November 4

    Posted on November 01, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are a Sunnyvale home owner, here are just a few things you might be interested in this weekend, November 2 to 4.1. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Beehttp://sunnyvaleplayers.orgIf you are a theater fan, you must see this Tony Award-winning musical. Six youngsters battle it out in a spelling bee where they learn that winning isn’t everything and losing doesn’t make you a loser. Get your tickets and watch it at our beloved Sunnyvale Theatre at 550 E. Remington Drive.2. Free Symphony Concerthttp://www.netview.com/csb/Come enjoy a free concert on Saturday, November 4 st... Read More »



  • The 4 Cs of Getting a Good Loan

    What are the criteria in obtaining good rates on a mortgage loan?

    Posted on October 31, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are in the market to purchase a Sunnyvale home, then you should understand the four Cs of mortgage lending. These are the criteria used by lenders to determine the interest rate and perhaps amount of your home loan.1. CapacityCapacity is the ability for you to repay the loan. Factors will include your income history, employment history, savings, and current debt payments. Note that history is important here as well as your current situation. In other words, it is helpful if you have a long history of stable income and a stable job.2. CapitalCapital is your ability to sustain the mon... Read More »



  • New Single Family Residential Listing on Redwing

    1662 Redwing Ave., Sunnyvale 94087

    Posted on October 30, 2012 by Nikki.

    A new single family residential Sunnyvale home recently came to market at $760,000. This single story 1,232 square foot home features three bedrooms and two baths, and it sits on a lot size of 6,540 square feet. It has an eat-in kitchen, a fireplace in the living room, and an attached two-car garage. Amenities include central air and heat, dual pane windows, new interior paint, and a new cement driveway. It is perfectly located near shopping, dining, and the freeway for your daily commute. Lastly, it is in the school districts of Laurelwood Elementary, Peterson Middle, and Wilcox High Sch... Read More »



  • How Much Home Can I Buy?

    Before you start looking for a home, figure out how much you can afford?

    Posted on October 29, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are in the market to purchase your first Sunnyvale home, then you need to determine what price range you want to look at. An important part of that calculation is your monthly payment, which will obviously depend on the length of your mortgage, usually 15- or 30-years. Still, the monthly payment is a critical number that will help you figure out what price range you can qualify for. It is a simple calculation that will be outlined here.1. Gross IncomeThe first step is to calculate your gross monthly income. If you are purchasing a house with your spouse, then you should calculate yo... Read More »



  • New Sunnyvale Listing Near Braly Park

    463 Jacaranda Way, Sunnyvale 94086

    Posted on October 26, 2012 by Nikki.

    A large Sunnyvale home just came to market at $899,000. This tri-level, 2,017 square foot detached, single family residential home features four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, and it sits on a lot of 6,500 square feet. The kitchen has been upgraded and includes a breakfast bar. The dining and family rooms are separate in this spacious house, and the family room has a fireplace for those cold winter nights. There is also an in-ground pool in the backyard and a two-car garage for your vehicles and/or belongings. There is also lots of street parking, and this house is near Braly Park and... Read More »



  • Things To Do As An Sunnyvale Home Owner This Weekend

    What to do as a Sunnyvale real estate owner the weekend of October 26 to October 28

    Posted on October 25, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are a Sunnyvale home owner, here are just a few things you might be interested in this weekend, October 26 to 28.1. Jay Larson at Rooster T. Feathershttps://www.roostertfeathers.com/If you enjoy stand-up comedy, you should check out Jay Larson at Rooster T. Feathers this weekend. You might be familiar with his work if you watch Last Comedy Standing or the Comedy Channel. Here's a YouTube clip from a recent television appearance, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbvmyP-DfrU. He’s also been on The Late Late Show, and he will be appearing at Rooster T. Feathers with Kellen Erskine an... Read More »



  • Dangers of a Reverse Mortgage

    Reverse mortgages can destroy your future

    Posted on October 24, 2012 by Nikki.

    Reverse mortgages were designed to help the elderly who lack liquidity. If they own Sunnyvale real estate, odds are that they have quite a bit of equity in their home.  If they are retired with little income coming in, they might struggle to make ends meet. A reverse mortgage on their Sunnyvale home allows them to take a loan out on their home’s equity, and they would ideally never have to pay the loan back during their lifetime. Instead, the loan would be paid off when they pass away and the home is sold. The proceeds from the home’s sale is then used to pay off the loan.U... Read More »



  • Quaint Sunnyvale Condo for $259,900

    709 San Conrado Ter #3, Sunnyvale 94085

    Posted on October 23, 2012 by Nikki.

    Are you tired of renting in the Sunnyvale area? Pick up this inexpensive bank-owned condo for only $259,900! Opportunities like this don’t come around often, so you better jump on this now! This one bedroom one bath condo is 784 square feet and in a great location near 101 and North Fair Oaks. That’s perfect for commuting! It is in move-in condition with new carpeting and interior paint. There are two balconies, one by the master bedroom and one by the living room, which overlooks a pleasant grass area. There are laundry facilities in this condo itself, and you also get a pr... Read More »



  • Credit Score Pitfalls Part 2

    Watch out for these little-known credit score stingers

    Posted on October 22, 2012 by Nikki.

    This is part 2 of a previous blog entry about credit score pitfalls.3. Beware of Cards with No LimitsSome credit cards such as American Express have no real, defined limits. In calculating your credit utilization (see previous blog entry), the no-limit cards count as $0 towards your credit limit. In other words, if you have $3,000 in credit card debt with an aggregate credit card limit of $10,000, you would be at the 30% utilization limit, the maximum for a good credit score. If you even have $100 in credit card debt on that American Express card, it would push you over the 30% threshold.4.... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale’s New Area Code (Repost)

    What is the new Sunnyvale area code and how does it affect me?

    Posted on October 19, 2012 by Nikki.

    This is a repost of a previous blog entry from September 26, 2012. Since the new area code is scheduled to be effective beginning this weekend, I thought it would be a wise reminder.----------------------------------------As a resident of a Sunnyvale home, you have no doubt heard about the new San Jose area code changes. In case you weren’t aware of the details, here’s a short primer.OverlayThe new area code (669) is an overlay on top of the same geographical region as the existing 408 area code. In other words, it’s conceivable that two phones in the same house will have two... Read More »



  • Things To Do As An Sunnyvale Home Owner This Weekend

    What to do as a Sunnyvale real estate owner the weekend of October 19 to October 21

    Posted on October 18, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are a Sunnyvale home owner, here are just a few things you might be interested in this weekend, October 19 to 21.1. Race to End World Hungerhttp://worldrunnerssv.org/dp/?q=node/66If you are interested in exercising and doing something good for this world, look no further than your neighborhood park. On Sunday, October 21, the fourth annual Race to End World Hunger takes place at Sunnyvale’s Baylands Park at 8am. There are 5K run/walk and 10k run events along the mostly flat, scenic course. It will be a mixture of paved and dirt roads. Proceeds will benefit the charity World Ru... Read More »



  • Credit Score Pitfalls Part 1

    Watch out for these little-known credit score stingers

    Posted on October 17, 2012 by Nikki.

    A Sunnyvale home, or any other Bay Area property for that matter, is probably the largest purchase you will ever make. You will almost certainly need a 30- or at least 15-year mortgage loan for that, so it’s going to be a very long-term financial commitment. Therefore, every little bit you can save on your interest rate will be that much more you can save or spend every month. If your loan is $1M for 30 years in the 4-6% range, then each 0.25% more on your interest rate is about $150 per month more out-of-pocket. Over a period of 30 years, that can add up to almost $60K!Clearly, you ... Read More »



  • Attractive Sunnyvale Home and Cottage for $1.2M

    1488 Norman Dr., Sunnyvale 94087

    Posted on October 16, 2012 by Nikki.

    Don’t miss this unique opportunity!  A new Sunnyvale property just came to market featuring a single family residential home and a cottage!  It is listed at $1,188,000, and both living quarters have all the necessary permits and inspections.  The main home is more than 1,500 square feet and has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths.  It has a dining room and an eat-in kitchen.  Amenities include central air conditioning and heat and double pane windows.  The cottage is almost 1,000 square feet and has two bedrooms and one bath.  Finally, there is a t... Read More »



  • First-Time Homebuyer Guide

    Some Advice for a First-Time Homebuyer

    Posted on October 15, 2012 by Nikki.

    First-time Sunnyvale home buyers for often focus on price, square footage, and location. This is the big picture and are obviously important things to look at, but there are other things that deserve your attention too. Here are a few things to keep in mind.1. Know What You REALLY Want In Your LocationThink about where you live now, where you have lived in the past, what you enjoyed about those places, and what you didn’t enjoy about them. Consider this thoroughly in your search for a new home’s location. For example, people often want quiet neighborhoods. However, this may me... Read More »



  • Affordable Sunnyvale SFR Home for $699,000

    396 Bartlett Ave., Sunnyvale 94086

    Posted on October 12, 2012 by Nikki.

    A new single family residential home just came to market in Sunnyvale for $699,000. It is a short sale and lender approval is required. This 1,765 square foot home feature three bedrooms and two baths and sits on a 5,100 square foot lot. It is in a quiet location as part of a cul-de-sac, and it has an attached two-car garage. Amenities include central air conditioning, a separate family room, and a fireplace in the living room. It is in the school districts of Ellis Elementary, Sunnyvale Middle, and Fremont High Schools. If you would like more information on this Sunnyvale real estate pr... Read More »



  • Things To Do As An Sunnyvale Home Owner This Weekend

    What to do as an Sunnyvale real estate owner the weekend of October 12 to October 14

    Posted on October 11, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you own Sunnyvale real estate, then you are always just a short jaunt away from entertaining activities every weekend.  Here are a few choices for you for this weekend, October 12-14.1. The Game Show Showhttp://theretrodome.com/index.php/what-s-on-stageCome watch a fantastic new and original musical comedy, The Game Show Show, at the Retro Dome. It was voted “Standout New Work” by the Silicon Valley Small Venue Theatre Awards. It’s an homage to past game shows such as What’s My Line, The Price is Right, Match Game, and more. It’s got “witty lyrics... Read More »



  • Appliances to Look For

    What appliance features are worth paying for?

    Posted on October 10, 2012 by Nikki.

    When you look to buy your new Sunnyvale home, you might very well overlook appliances and features. You probably spend most of your time and energy focusing on location, size, cost, etc. That is obviously most important, however, don’t forget about your appliances. That may make your daily life more convenient and comfortable. Here are some features you may want to keep an eye out for.1. Energy Saver AppliancesThe cost of electricity is a daily expense that adds up over the months and years and perhaps decades you own your Sunnyvale real estate. You should definitely look for energy... Read More »



  • Large Sunnyvale Townhouse for $815,000

    558 Santa Rosalia, Sunnyvale 94085

    Posted on October 09, 2012 by Nikki.

    A fantastic large new Sunnyvale townhouse has just come to market for $815,000 for a brand new development (Fusion) with a March move-in date. It will be approximately 1,882 square feet and features four bedrooms and three and a half baths. It is in a great location with a private setting. You can still choose your finishes in addition to the granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a tankless water heater. The clubhouse will feature a fitness center, a movie theater, a children’s play area, a fire pit, and for those golfers out there, a putting green! Your energy bills ... Read More »



  • Things To Do As An Sunnyvale Home Owner This Weekend

    What to do as an Sunnyvale real estate owner the weekend of October 5 to October 7

    Posted on October 04, 2012 by Nikki.

    As a Sunnyvale home owner, here are a few ideas for things to do this weekend in the South Bay Area.1. Brasilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournamenthttp://www.usopenbjj.com/On Saturday and Sunday, one the biggest Brasilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments in the world comes to San Jose. It will be held at Independence High School from 9am to 6pm on both days. Over 1,000 competitors are expected for this highly competitive event.2. Rock and Roll Half Marathon in San Josehttp://runrocknroll.competitor.com/san-joseThe Rock and Roll Half Marathon takes place this Saturday starting at 8am. In case you are not familiar wi... Read More »



  • Condo in Great Location for $574,000

    180 Brahms Way, Sunnyvale 94087

    Posted on October 03, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are looking for affordable Sunnyvale home, a great new townhouse has just come to market for $574,000 at 180 Brahms Way. It is in a fantastic location as it’s just a couple blocks away from Las Palmas Park and the Sunnyvale Tennis Center. It’s also just a short walk away from great dining areas that include Five Guys, Panera, and PF Chang’s among others. It is a three bedroom two bath house with 1,056 square feet. Amenities include an attached one-car garage and a fireplace in the living room. The community’s recreation room, pool, and barbecue area will be ... Read More »



  • Loan Limits for Various Types of Loans

    What are loan limits for FHA, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae loans?

    Posted on October 02, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are in the market to purchase Sunnyvale real estate, then you should at least be aware of the loan limits for a few types of loans. Three common types of loans you’ve probably heard about are Federal Housing Adminstration (FHA) loans, Federal National Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) loans, and Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) loans. In Santa Clara County, FHA loans have a maximum of $729,750, and Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loans have a maximum of $625,500. These are both for single family residential home. The limits are higher for duplexes, tri-plexes, et... Read More »



  • Huge Single Family Residential Sunnyvale Home for <$1M

    477 Palo Verde Dr., Sunnyvale 94086

    Posted on October 01, 2012 by Nikki.

    This huge singe family residential Sunnyvale home just came to market for less than $1M at . It’s a massive two-store, five bedroom three bath house with 2,282 square feet of living space on a lot size of 6,100 square feet. It features central air and heat, an eat-in kitchen, and a fireplace in the living room. Amenities include upgraded kitchen cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, dual pane windows, and the dishwasher, refrigerator, and free standing range/oven are included. It also has an attached two-car garage for your vehicles and/or belongings. Lastly, it is ... Read More »



  • Single Family Residential Sunnyvale Home for <$500K

    1250 Sandia Ave., Sunnyvale 94089

    Posted on September 28, 2012 by Nikki.

    Live in a single family residential Sunnyvale home for less than $500K! This three bedroom two bath house is 1,108 square feet, and it’s lot size is 5,700 square feet. It is right across the street from Fairwood Park so you’ll always have a place for an after-dinner walk. The kitchen has a breakfast bar and will include the stove and refrigerator. The living room has a wood-burning fireplace, and the backyard has been newly landscaped. Last but not least, it has a two car garage for your vehicles and/or belongings. It’s not often that you can find a single family resid... Read More »



  • Things To Do As An Sunnyvale Home Owner This Weekend

    What to do as an Sunnyvale real estate owner the weekend of September 28 to September 30

    Posted on September 27, 2012 by Nikki.

    Whether you live in downtown Sunnyvale or own a Sunnyvale home, this is a great weekend for live music in the south bay.1. Harmony By the BayHarmony by the Bay is a music festival this Saturday at Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheatre. There will be two separate stages featuring musical acts such as The Shins, Tegan and Sara, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Jimmy Cliff, and Kimbra. Besides the great music, there will also be more than 50 vendors of worldwide goods, a yoga stage, delicious food, and collections of art. Tickets range from $40-75.2. The Go-Go’s & Psychedelic ... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale’s New Area Code

    What is the new Sunnyvale area code and how does it affect me?

    Posted on September 26, 2012 by Nikki.

    As a resident of a Sunnyvale home, you have no doubt heard about the new San Jose area code changes. In case you weren’t aware of the details, here’s a short primer.OverlayThe new area code (669) is an overlay on top of the same geographical region as the existing 408 area code. In other words, it’s conceivable that two phones in the same house will have two different area codes. In the past, area codes used to signify a geographic region, hence the term “area” code. However, that will not be the case with this overlay. This is becoming more and more common. ... Read More »



  • Exquisite Sunnyvale Home Near Cupertino Schools

    1673 Lachine Dr., Sunnyvale 94087

    Posted on September 25, 2012 by Nikki.

    A beautiful new three bedroom two bath Sunnyvale home is available for $1,398,000. If you have schoolchildren, it sits near great Cupertino schools and is in the districts of West Valley Elementary, Cupertino Middle, and Homestead High Schools. It is a 1,512 square foot three bedroom two bath home on a huge 8,720 square foot lot. This Brown and Kauffman house has just completed a high-end remodel. The gourmet kitchen features cherry cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. The living room has a wood-burning fireplace with a custom-made mantel. The double-pane windows a... Read More »



  • Where to Go For Repairs?

    How to find a good repairman or contractor?

    Posted on September 24, 2012 by Nikki.

    A part of being a Sunnyvale home owner is managing work around your house. Sometimes you’ll have small repairs, sometimes you’ll have larger repairs, but owning your own real estate in Sunnyvale means you are ultimately responsible for whatever is required.You can do your own work if you have the time, energy, and knowledge. However, many times Sunnyvale residents are too busy and will have to simply hire a professional. If you don’t already know someone, by far the best way to find a good repairman or contractor is a personal reference from a friend or neighbor. Social n... Read More »



  • New Sunnyvale Condo Under $500K

    617 Arcadia Terrace, #106, Sunnyvale 94085

    Posted on September 21, 2012 by Nikki.

    A great new condominium is available in the Sunnyvale real estate area. It’s a two bedroom two bath 1,058 square foot unit, and it’s in a great location in the Compass Place complex. It’s on the first floor (no steps) and next to a garden, gazebo, and children’s playground. It’s one of the farthest locations from the street and is relatively quiet. Amenities include hardwood floors, new paint, central air and heat, breakfast bar, and an attached one car garage. The community has a clubhouse and recreation room, and there are great walking trails nearby. The ... Read More »



  • Things To Do As An Sunnyvale Home Owner This Weekend

    What to do as an Sunnyvale real estate owner the weekend of September 21 to September 23

    Posted on September 20, 2012 by Nikki.

    Enjoy the benefits of owning Sunnyvale real estate, and find something fun to do this weekend. It won’t be difficult, and here are just three of your many options.1. UFC 152: Jon Jones vs. Vitor BelfortIf you are a fan of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, you know that the card on Saturday night features not one but two championship fights. Jon Jones is defending his light heavyweight belt against challenger Vitor Belfort, and Joseph Benavidez is taking on Demetrious Johnson for the flyweight title. If you feel like watching the fights with a bunch of other fans, check it out at the... Read More »



  • Time to Buy a Sunnyvale Home

    If you’ve been waiting, it’s time to buy Sunnyvale real estate

    Posted on September 19, 2012 by Nikki.

    In a recent statistical summary at Trulia, it is clear that now is a fantastic time to own or be in the market to own Sunnyvale real estate. The average price per square foot was $465, an increase of 9.7% in the past year. Likewise, the median sales price for a Sunnyvale home from June 12 to August 12 was $659,000, an increase of 10.2% compared to the same period in 2011. Furthermore, the number of homes sold during that time period was up a whopping 30.4%!These statistics clearly indicate that real estate prices in Sunnyvale are trending upward. Demand also seems to be rising as the numbe... Read More »



  • What is an FHA Loan?

    You don’t have to put 20% down on a home.

    Posted on September 18, 2012 by Nikki.

    Affording a 20% down payment in the Sunnyvale real estate area can be a difficult challenge. A $1M property near downtown Sunnyvale would require $200k down, and a lot of people simply don’t have that much money available in cash. One of the many solutions to this problem is to use a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan. The FHA loan was designed by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help Americans become homeowners. It has been around since 1934, and it enables you to put as little as 3.5% down on a house!How is this possible? Basically, HUD provides i... Read More »



  • Beautiful Sunnyvale Home Under $1M

    771 Silkoak Way, Sunnyvale 94086

    Posted on September 17, 2012 by Nikki.

    A great new three bedroom two bath Sunnyvale home just came to market for under $1M. The kitchen has been updated with new cabinets, granite counters, and new stainless steel range and dishwasher. There are also new wood laminate floors in the in the family and formal dining rooms. This ranch-style home has central heat and is located in the school districts of Ponderosa Elementary, Marian A. Peterson Middle, and Adrian Wilcox High Schools. This single family residential home sits on its own lot of 6,000 square feet and is not subject to any monthly HOA fees. If you would like more informa... Read More »



  • Things To Do As An Sunnyvale Home Owner This Weekend

    What to do as an Sunnyvale real estate owner the weekend of September 14 to September 17

    Posted on September 14, 2012 by Nikki.

    Enjoy the benefits of owning Sunnyvale real estate, and find something fun to do this weekend. It won’t be difficult, and here are just three of your many options.1. Legally Blonde: The Musical If you enjoyed the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, check out a live performance of Legally Blonde: The Musical at your local Sunnyvale Community theater. It begins a three-week run at our beloved theater this Friday at 8pm. Tickets are $24 for adults, $21 for students/seniors, and $11 for children 5 and under. Find more information at the Sunnyvale Players website.2. Stand Up ComedyIf you en... Read More »



  • Down Payment Options

    Where to Get Your Down Payment

    Posted on September 13, 2012 by Nikki.

    One of the biggest concerns and decisions in purchasing a house in the Sunnyvale real estate area is your down payment. Most people know about standard financing, 20% down and mortgage the rest. This is a great option, but it’s not your only one. It certainly is not required that you put that much down, so don’t let that idea prevent you from exploring your options and look to become a home owner in beautiful Sunnyvale. If you can’t afford 20% up front, and even if you can, there are other things to consider.1. There may be special down payment assistant programs to help ... Read More »



  • Tips for Staging Your Home

    Ideas for Selling Your Home Quickly

    Posted on September 12, 2012 by Nikki.

    If you are planning to sell your Sunnyvale home, then you may want to seriously consider staging it properly.  Naturally, location, size, location, price, and location are the most important attributes for any home.  Fortunately, if your house is in the beautiful Sunnyvale area, then you already have a great location.  You obviously want to sell it for the highest price possible, and in a competitive area such as this, you need to make sure it looks as attractive as possible.  As Andre Agassi once said, “image is everything,” and first impressions do count for a... Read More »



  • BRAND NEW SUNNYVALE TOWNHOUSE!

    572 Santa Rosalia Terrace, Sunnyvale 94085

    Posted on September 11, 2012 by Nikki.

    A brand new townhouse just came to market in beautiful Sunnyvale.  This gorgeous 1,882 square foot four bedroom four bath home will be available for move-in in March.  Since it’s still finishing construction, you will be able to customize the finishes to your liking.  It has a spacious deck and private patio so you will be able to enjoy pleasant evenings outside just in time for spring.  Double pane windows will keep the temperature pleasant inside.  When that’s not enough, central air and heat will still keep your environment quiet.  The ame... Read More »



  • Weekend Events Around Sunnyvale

    Fun Things To Do in Sunnyvale

    Posted on September 10, 2012 by Nikki.

      1. Bollywood Aerobics Very few of us enjoy going to the gym, so try to get in shape dancing instead!  Karate ABK Martial Arts studio in Sunnyvale hosts a Bollywood Aerobics class for adults.  The 10-week session costing $130 starts this Sunday morning at 9am, and there are also classes for young adults as well as children at other times and/or locations.   2. The Bobs If you enjoyed watching a cappella music on NBC’s The Sing Off, then you absolutely must get tickets to The Bobs.  They are a hilarious a cappella group, and they are singing at the intimate Sunny... Read More »



  • Great Sunnyvale Ranch Style Home

    Walking Distance to Downtown Sunnyvale

    Posted on September 06, 2012 by Nikki.

    This three bedroom, two bath single family home is approximately 1,522 square feet and sits on a lot of 5,500 square feet.  It has granite counter tops as wells as hardwood floors in all the bedrooms.  The dual pane windows helps to keep it warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  You would be able to sit on your own patio and enjoy fruit from existing fruit trees while looking over the recently landscaped backyard.  It is in ideal location, within walking distance of Washington Park and the city library, and within the districts of Cumberland Elementary, Sunnyvale Middl... Read More »



  • Celebrating 4th of July in Sunnyvale

    Fireworks and Events in Sunnyvale & surrounding areas

    Posted on July 04, 2012 by Nikki.

    The Fourth of July is always fun in Sunnyvale and all of Santa Clara County.  It is a great day to spend time with family & friends.  Whether you are looking for a great place to bbq or want to watch fireworks, here is a list of some ideas for your 4th of July. Fireworks California’s Great America Shoreline Amphitheatre San Jose Municipal Stadium Milpitas Sport Center  Parade San Jose, The Alameda Avenue   Arriving early for these events is always a good idea if you want to get a front row seat. Have a safe & fun 4th of July!... Read More »



  • Hot New Sunnyvale Listing

    Sunnyvale Ranch Style Home

    Posted on June 27, 2012 by Nikki.

    This gorgeous Sunnyvale home is priced well at $985,000.  The home offers 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms with approximately 2,406 square feet of living space.  The home on Maxine Court in Sunnyvale has hardwood flooring, updated kitchen with granite counters, professional landscaping & pool, and a bonus room with bar area.  The home is part of the Sunnyvale School District and currently falls within the boundaries of Ellis Elementary and Sunnyvale Middle. The home is within walking distance to Downtown Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale Farmer’s Market, and great restaurants ... Read More »



  • New Listing – Sunnyvale Bungalow

    Walk to Downtown, Farmer’s Market & Train

    Posted on June 07, 2012 by Nikki.

    Charming Sunnyvale home is priced at $599,000.  This California Bungalow offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with over 1,124 square feet of living space.  This home on Flora Vista Avenue has hardwood flooring, updated kitchen with granite counters, and newer interior paint.  The home is part of the Sunnyvale School District with Ellis Elementary and Sunnyvale Middle. The home is within walking distance to many great area restaurants including Pure Restaurant Lounge, Tarragon, and more.  For information on this Sunnyvale house or Sunnyvale real estate, please contact Nikki Langend... Read More »



  • 38th Annual Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival

    Don’t miss out on this great summertime event

    Posted on June 01, 2012 by Nikki.

    This weekend is the 38th annual Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival in downtown Sunnyvale.  The festival will be held along Murphy Avenue.  Along with great food & wine of course, there will be free concerts throughout both days of the event. The bands include Aftershock, Big Band, Hot Rods, and The Muddy Roses to name just a few.  The Sunnyvale festival takes place June 2nd & 3rd starting at 10:00am through 6:00pm.  There will be free event parking at the Plaza de Sol which can be found by entering from Evelyn Avenue @ Frances Avenue.  No dogs will be allowed ... Read More »



  • Charming Downtown Sunnyvale Home

    New Listing in Sunnyvale – Walk to Downtown

    Posted on May 25, 2012 by Nikki.

    This Sunnyvale home is listed for $639,000 and offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with over 1,036 square feet of living space.  This home on South Sunnyvale Avenue has been upgraded including dual pane windows, refinished hardwood flooring, and newer interior paint.  The home lies within the Sunnyvale school boundaries of Ellis Elementary, Sunnyvale Middle, and Fremont High School. The house in Sunnyvale is within walking distance to many great area restaurants including Pure Restaurant Lounge, Tao Tao, Il Postale and more.  For more information on this Sunnyvale home or any Sun... Read More »



  • More Reasons to Buy Now in Sunnyvale Than Rent

    New Housing Survey by Freddie Mae shows consumers expect prices to go up

    Posted on May 07, 2012 by Nikki.

    According to the March 2012 Fannie Mae National Housing Survey, 33% of Americans believe over the next 12 months housing prices will increase.  Additionally, the report shows 73% of people surveyed believe now is a good time to buy.  This is the highest number in more than a year. Meanwhile, 39% of respondents say mortgage rates will go up over the next 12 months which is a 5 percentage point increase over last month.  At the same time, Americans also expect rental rates to go up and expect the increase to be 4.1% over the next year. For Sunnyvale Home Buyers, this is all good n... Read More »



  • Beautiful Cherry Chase Area Home

    New Listing in Sunnyvale – Excellent Sunnyvale Schools

    Posted on May 03, 2012 by Nikki.

    There is a new listing in the Cherry Chase neighborhood of Sunnyvale.  This Sunnyvale home is listed for $875,000 and offers 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms with over 2,314 square feet of living space.  This home on Windsor Terrace has been upgraded including stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and master suite with soaking tub and walk-in closet.  Additionally, this home lies within the Sunnyvale school boundaries of Cumberland Elementary, Sunnyvale Middle, and Fremont High School. For more information on this Sunnyvale home or any Sunnyvale real estate, please conta... Read More »



  • Condo Owners Review The Fine Print

    Be aware your community may have rental restrictions

    Posted on May 02, 2012 by Nikki.

    With today’s real estate market, many condo owners have opted to hold onto their properties and rent them out until the market picks up again.  But for many of these owners, the answer may not be that simple. It’s important for sellers & buyers a like to thoroughly review condo association rules to determine if their community has rental caps.  Condo associations claim the rules are put in place to help homeowners in these communities, not hurt them.  Rental restrictions also play a role in financing of units within a community.  If there are too many renta... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale Summertime Activities

    Quick look at fun summer activities in Sunnyvale

    Posted on May 01, 2012 by Nikki.

    The city of Sunnyvale offers an array of summer programs through its parks & recreation program.  For younger children, the city offers swim lessons, gymnastics, dance and martial arts.  For teens and adults, there is dance, music, golf, painting, pottery.  For older adults, there are classes specifically designed for you including fitness, computer classes, and more. To register for Sunnyvale classes you may visit the City of Sunnyvale website. The city is filled with summertime activities that you can enjoy for little or not cost.  There are numerous parks located thr... Read More »



  • Vacation and Investment Home Sales Surged in 2011

    Sunnyvale offers great investment opportunities

    Posted on April 30, 2012 by Nikki.

    According to the National Association of Realtors buyer survey, sales of vacation and investment homes increased in 2011 to its highest level since 2005.  Further, according to the survey of buyers, investment home sale increased by 64.5% or 1.23 million sales last year compared with 749,000 in 2010. Sales of vacation homes rose 7% to 502,000 in 2011 up from 469,000 in 2010. According to the National Association of Realtors, sales of vacation and investment homes increased in 2011 to its highest level since 2005.  Further, according to the survey of buyers, investment home sale incr... Read More »



  • Nationwide Open House This Weekend

    Come learn more about sunnyvale real estate

    Posted on April 26, 2012 by Nikki.

    This weekend Saturday and Sunday April 28th & 29th is Realtor Nationwide Open House Weekend.  Thousands of homes coast to coast will open this weekend offering buyers a great opportunity to visit many homes in their search area. Currently, the inventory of Sunnyvale Real Estate available is low with only 45 Sunnyvale homes and 18 Sunnyvale Condos currently available for sale.  According to NAR’s Profile of Buyers and Sellers, 45% of all buyers use open houses as a source for their home search.  Here are some quick tips when visiting Sunnyvale Open Houses: 1. &nbs... Read More »



  • Short Sales May Actually Become Shorter

    Federal Housing Finance Agency announces changes

    Posted on April 23, 2012 by Nikki.

    The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced changes for short sales this week.  These new rules are intended to help speed up the short sale process and help many homeowners avoid foreclosure.   A short sale is defined as property being sold for less than the outstanding mortgage balance owed on the home.  According to a California Association of Realtors member survey, 60% of short sale offers failed to result in a closed sale last year.  In the case of a short sale, the bank must approve the short pay off in order for the home to be sold.  In today’s rea... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale Condos

    Featured Review of Charming Sunnyvale Condo

    Posted on November 14, 2011 by Nikki.

    Traditional Sale!  This charming Sunnyvale townhouse located at 984 Belmont Terrace #5 (mls # 81147371) in Sunnyvale is within walking distance to Downtown Sunnyvale.  It is a 2 bedroom / 2 1/2 bathroom unit with approximately 1,405 square feet of living space.  This sunnyvale property features newwer carpet, wood floors, in-unit laundry, skylights and more.  For more information on this sunnyvale townhouse or any other home in sunnyvale, please contact Nikki Langendorf at (408) 896-4221 or visit the Sunnyvale Residential homepage. Property listed by Ala... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Homes 94087

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Update

    Posted on November 10, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Market Update.Here is what is happening in the Sunnyvale Housing Market in 94087.  For a more detailed report specific to your Sunnyvale neighborhood, please contact Nikki Langendorf at (408) 896-4221.As of November 10, 2011, the Sunnyvale market statistics for single family homes in 94087 Average Days on Market 43 days Median Sales Price $819,000 Total Inventory Available 35 Price Per Square Foot $532 Average Days on MarketMedian Sales PricePrice Per Square Foot... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Home 94086

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Trends

    Posted on November 10, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Market Update. Here is what is happening in the Sunnyvale Housing Market in 94086.  For a more detailed report specific to your Sunnyvale neighborhood, please contact Nikki Langendorf at (408) 896-4221. As of November 10, 2011, the Sunnyvale market statistics for single family homes in 94086 Average Days on Market 67 Days Total Inventory Available 19 Median Sales Price $530,000 Average Price Per Square Foot $422 Average Days on MarketMedian Sales PriceAverage Price Per Square Foot... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Home 94085

    Sunnyvale Market Trends

    Posted on November 10, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Market Update. Here is what is happening in the Sunnyvale Housing Market in 94085.  For a more detailed report specific to your Sunnyvale neighborhood, please contact Nikki Langendorf at (408) 896-4221. As of November 10, 2011, the Sunnyvale market statistics for single family homes in 94085 Average Days on Market 76 days Total Inventory Available 5 Median Sales Price $387,000 Average Price Per Square Foot $363 Average Days on MarketMedian Sales PriceAverage Price Per Square Foot... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Homes 94089

    Sunnyvale Market Update

    Posted on November 10, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Market Update. Here is what is happening in the Sunnyvale Housing Market in 94089.  For a more detailed report specific to your Sunnyvale neighborhood, please contact Nikki Langendorf at (408) 896-4221. As of November 10, 2011, the Sunnyvale market statistics for single family homes in 94089 Average Days on Market 64 days Total Inventory Available 3 Median Sales Price $390,000 Average Price Per Square Foot $350 Average Days on MarketMedian Sales PricePrice Per Square Foot... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Condos 94087

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics

    Posted on November 09, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Market UpdateHere is what is happening in the Sunnyvale market in 94087.  For more detail information specific to your area, please contact Nikki Langendorf at (408) 896-4221.As of November 9,2011, the market statistics for sunnyvale condos / townhomes 94087 Average Days on Market 47 days Median Sales Price $540,000 Price Per Square Foot $400 Total Inventory Available 14 Average Days of MarketMedian Sales PriceAverage Price Per Square Foot... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Condo 94086

    Sunnyvale Market Statistics

    Posted on November 09, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Market UpdateHere is what is happening in the Sunnyvale market in 94086.  For more detail information specific to your area, please contact Nikki Langendorf at (408) 896-4221.As of November 9,2011, the market statistics for sunnyvale condos / townhomes 94086 Days on Market 160 Total Inventory Available 14 Median Sales Price $577,000 Price Per Square Foot $287 Average Days on MarketMedian Sales PricePrice Per Square Foot... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Condo 94085

    Sunnyvale Condo Market Trends

    Posted on November 09, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Market UpdateHere is what is happening in the Sunnyvale market in 94085.  For more detail information specific to your area, please contact Nikki Langendorf at (408) 896-4221.As of November 9,2011, the market statistics for sunnyvale condos / townhomes 94085 Average Days on Market 7 Total Inventory Available 10 Median Sales Price $375,000 Average Price Per Square Foot $325 Average Days on MarketMedian Sales PriceAverage Price Per Square Foot... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Condo 94089

    Sunnyvale Condo Market Trends

    Posted on November 09, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Market UpdateHere is what is happening in the Sunnyvale market in 94089.  For more detail information specific to your area, please contact Nikki Langendorf at (408) 896-4221.As of November 9,2011, the market statistics for sunnyvale condos / townhomes 94089 Average Days on Market 6 Median Sales Price $569,950 Inventory Available 5 Average Price Per Square Foot $316 Average Days on MarketMedian Sales PriceAverage Price Per Square Foot... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale Condo

    Property Review - 192 Anaheim Terrace

    Posted on November 07, 2011 by Nikki.

    Great Sunnyvale Townhome!  Walking Distance to Downtown Sunnyvale, Caltrain & more.  This home features wood flooring, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, tile flooring and an open floor plan.  It is a 4 bedroom / 2 1/2 bathroom townhome with approximately 1,919 square feet of living space.  Priced at $649,000.For more information on this Sunnyvale townhome or any other Sunnyvale home, please contact Nikki Langendorf at (408) 896-4221.Property listed by Intero Real Estate Services... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale Homes

    Featured Review of Sunnyvale Home

    Posted on October 31, 2011 by Nikki.

    Charming Sunnyvale Bungalow! Great location - walking distance to Downtown & Caltrain.  This Sunnyvale home at 132 Sunset Ave (mls # 81145219) is a 4 bedroom / 2 bathroom with approximately 1,464 square feet of living space.  This home has hardwood floors, air conditioning, updated kitchen & new bathrooms.  For more information on this Sunnyvale house or any other homes in sunnyvale, please contact Nikki Langendorf at (408) 896-4221.  Property listed by Intero Real Estate Services.... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Homes 94087

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Trends

    Posted on October 28, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - Sunnyvale Homes 94087Sunnyvale Homes Active/Pending vs. Sold - the number of closed sunnyvale homes in 94087 was 25 for hte month of September.Price Per Square Foot of Sunnyvale Homes - ... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Homes 94086

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics

    Posted on October 28, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Homes 94086 - Sunnyvale Housing TrendsSunnyvale Homes Active / Pending vs Sold - the number of closed sunnyvale homes in 94086 was 9 in the month of September.Price Per Square Foot of Sunnyvale Homes 94087... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Homes 94085

    94085 Sunnyvale Housing Market Trends

    Posted on October 28, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Homes Market TrendsSunnyvale Homes Active/Pending vs. Sold - Price Per Square Foot - Sunnyvale 94085... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Homes 94089

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics

    Posted on October 28, 2011 by Nikki.

    Housing Market Trends - Sunnyvale Homes 94089Active/Pending vs Sold Homes - Sunnyvale 94089Price Per Square Foot - Sunnyvale Homes 94089... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale Homes

    Property Review - Great Newly Listed Sunnyvale Home

    Posted on October 20, 2011 by Nikki.

    Wonderful Sunnyvale Home!  This Brown & Kauffman home has an open floor plan, remodeled kitchen, spacious back yard, and formal dining room.  It is a 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom with approximately 1,698 square feet of living space.  Additionally, this home has dual pane windows, hardwood floors, and skylight.  This property is move-in ready & priced at $965,000 it is a great value.For information on this Sunnyvale Home or additional listings, please contact Nikki Langendorf at (408) 896-4221 or visit the Sunnyvale Residential homepage. Property Listed by Alain Pinel Real... Read More »



  • Things To Do In Sunnyvale

    Sunnyvale Public Library - Scary Stories & Halloween Disguises

    Posted on October 18, 2011 by Nikki.

    Looking for something to do in Sunnyvale! Great event for kids and adults at the Sunnyvale Public Library.  On Tuesday, October 25th from 3:30 - 4:15, the Sunnyvale Library will be hosting a great Halloween event - Scary Stories and Halloween Disguises.  Grades Kindergarten and up are welcome.  For more information on this event click here.... Read More »



  • New Sunnyvale Listing

    Great Sunnyvale REO - 614 Arcadia Terrace

    Posted on October 17, 2011 by Nikki.

    New Sunnyvale Foreclosure Listing!  This Sunnyvale bank-owned condo is a 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom unit and has approximately 1,160 square feet of living space.  It has newer carpet and paint, open floor plan, and in-unit laundry room. Priced at $410,000 this is a great value.For more information on this condo or any other Sunnyvale Foreclosures, please visit Sunnyvale Residential homepage or contact Nikki Langendorf at (408) 896-4221.Property Listed by Lender's Realty... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale Condo

    Property Review - 125 Connemara in Sunnvyale

    Posted on October 13, 2011 by Nikki.

    A nice Sunnyvale Townhouse just lowered their list price $435,000.  This home in Sunnyvale at 125 Connemara Way #8 (mls #81136647) is a 2 bedroom / 1 1/2 bathroom townhome with approximately 1,136 square feet of living space.  The kitchen has been updated w/ corian counter tops.  It has a nice open floor plan with a large outdoor patio.  This Sunnyvale townhome is a great commute location.  It is located close to Apple, Hewlett Packard, and Kaiser Permanente.For more information on this property or any Sunnyvale homes please visit the Sunnyvale Residential homepage. Pr... Read More »



  • Schools In Sunnyvale Information

    Cumberland Elementary School Event

    Posted on October 12, 2011 by Nikki.

    Reminder!  Cumberland Elementary School in Sunnyvale is holding their annual walkathon.  The event will be held Friday, October 21st.  For more information visit the Cumberland Elementary homepage.... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Homes 94087

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics

    Posted on October 11, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - Sunnyvale Homes 94087 Average List Price - September 2011 $951,279 Price Per Square Foot - September 2011 $549 Total Inventory Currently Available 34 Average Days to Sell - September 2011 31 Price Per Square Foot - Sunnyvale Homes 94087... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Homes 94086

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics

    Posted on October 11, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - Sunnyvale Homes 94086 Average List Price - September 2011 $621,554 Price Per Square Foot - September 2011 $450 Total Inventory Currently Available 28 Average Days to Sell - September 2011 52 Price Per Square Foot - Sunnyvale Homes 94086... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Homes 94085

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - Sunnyvale Homes 94085

    Posted on October 11, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - Sunnyvale Home 94085 Average List Price - September 2011 $446,484 Price Per Square Foot - September 2011 $348 Total Inventory Currently Available 9 Average Days to Sell - September 2011 80 Price Per Square Foot - Sunnyvale Home 94085... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Home 94089

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics

    Posted on October 11, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - Sunnyvale House 94089 Average List Price - September 2011 $350,000 Price Per Square Foot - September 2011 $344 Total Inventory Currently Available 10 Average Days To Sell - September 2011 204 Price Per Square Foot - Sunnyvale Homes 94089... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale Condos

    Property Review - New Sunnyvale Condo Listing

    Posted on October 11, 2011 by Nikki.

    Great New Listing! A sunnyvale condo at 1258 Crescent Terrace in Sunnyvale (mls #81142436).  It is a 2 bedroom / 2 1/2 bathroom condo with approximately 1,300 square feet of living space.  This Sunnyvale Condo has Cupertino Schools!  Remodeled kitchen w/ cherry cabinets, granite slab counters, hardwood floors & newer carpets.  Priced at $546,000If you are interested in learning more about this home, please contact Nikki Langendorf at (408) 896-4221.  For additional Sunnyvale Condos, please visit the Sunnyvale Residential homepage. Property Listed by Keller Williams... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale Homes

    New listing - Sunnyvale Eichler

    Posted on October 10, 2011 by Nikki.

    House in Sunnyvale - Atrium Model Eicher home.  Great new listing at 1649 Edmonton Ave in Sunnyvale (mls #81142354).  This Sunnyvale Home has 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms and has approximately 2,215 square feet of living space.  Open kitchen, formal living room, separate family room, indoor laundry, and master suite. This Sunnyvale home has Cupertino Schools If you are in the market to buy a House in Sunnyvale, please contact Nikki Langendorf at (408) 896-4221.  For additional homes in Sunnyvale, visit Sunnyvale Residential homepage. Property listed by Coldwell Banker... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Condos & Sunnyvale Townhomes 94087

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics

    Posted on October 07, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - Sunnyvale Condos 94087 Average List Price $529,895 Price Per Square Foot $399 Total Inventory Available 15 Average Days to Sell 42 Price Per Square Foot - Sunnyvale Condo & Sunnyvale Townhome... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Condos & Sunnyvale Townhome 94086

    Sunnyvale Market Statistics

    Posted on October 07, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - Sunnyvale Condos 94086 Average List Price $209,000 Price Per Square Foot $294 Total Inventory Available 17 Average Days to Sell 72 Price Per Square Foot - Sunnyvale Condos & Sunnyvale Townhomes 94086... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Condos & Sunnyvale Townhomes 94085

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics

    Posted on October 07, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - Sunnyvale Condo & Sunnyvale Townhome 94085 Average List Price $518,385 Price Per Square Foot $365 Total Inventory Available 12 Average Days to Sell 88 Price Per Square Foot - Sunnyvale Condos & Sunnyvale Townhomes 94085... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Condos & Sunnyvale Townhomes 94089

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics

    Posted on October 07, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - Sunnyvale Condos 94089 Average List Price $562,229 Price Per Square Foot $402 Total Inventory Available 5 Average Days to Sell 89 Price Per Square Foot - Sunnyvale Condo & Sunnyvale Townhome 94089... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale Homes

    Great New Listing - Sunnyvale Home 94087

    Posted on October 07, 2011 by Nikki.

    If you are in the market to buy a home in Sunnyvale, there is a great new listing at 1621 Bittern (mls #81142428) in Sunnyvale 94087.  It is a 5 bedroom / 3 1/2 bathroom home with approximately 2,644 of living space.  This Sunnyvale home has Cupertino Schools. This home has been updated with dual pane windows, granite slab kitchen counters, air conditioning, and skylights.  Priced at $1,069,000. If you are interested in learning more about this Sunnyvale Home, please contact Nikki Langendorf at (408)896-4221.  For additional homes in Sunnyvale, please visit Sunnyvale Reside... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale History

    How well do you know your town?

    Posted on September 28, 2011 by Nikki.

    There was a great article in the San Jose Mercury News this week on our beloved city of sunnyvale.  The article depicts the rich history of our city and how it all got started.  Did you know the city is actually divided into 13 planning areas?  Additionally, each area has a theme.To learn more about the city of Sunnvyale history click here to read the article.... Read More »



  • Schools In Sunnyvale Information

    St Cyprian School Open House

    Posted on September 22, 2011 by Nikki.

    Reminder! St Cyprian School in Sunnyvale is holding an open house this Friday, September 23rd.  The hours are 8:30am - 12:00pm or 1:00pm-2:30pm.  Come by and learn more about the school, programs etc.  For more information visit St. Cyprian School homepage.... Read More »



  • Homes in Sunnyvale

    Great new condo in Sunnyvale

    Posted on September 21, 2011 by Nikki.

    If you are in the market to buy a condo in Sunnyvale, there is a great new listing at 516 S Cashmere Terrace (mls # 81140583) in Sunnyvale 94087.  It is a 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom townhouse in Sunnyvale.  It has 1,496 square feet of living space and has 1 car garage.  The condo has been updated throughout including granite kitchen counters, plantation shutters, remodeled bathrooms, closet organizers, and lovely outdoor patio.  This home in Sunnyvale has Cupertino Schools.  Priced at $599,950 this Sunnyvale condo is a great value.If you are interested in learing more ab... Read More »



  • Looking to Buy a Sunnyvale Condo?

    Why rent when you can own a condo in Sunnyvale

    Posted on September 19, 2011 by Nikki.

    Did you know that the average list price of a Sunnyvale Condo in 94087 currently available is only $514,000?  There are some Sunnyvale Condos priced as low as $225,000.  There is a great new listing at 880 East Fremont Ave. (MLS #81137915).  It is a 2 bedroom / 1 bathroom Sunnyvale Condo priced at $304,500.  The condo is approximately 867 square feet of living space.  The unit has inside laundry, granite counters in kitchen, updated bathrooms and more.  This home in Sunnyvale has Cupertino Schools - Stocklmeir Elementary and Cupertino Middle (buyer to verify schoo... Read More »



  • School In Sunnyvale Information

    Vargas Elementary School

    Posted on September 19, 2011 by Nikki.

    Reminder! Vargas Elementary Back to School Night is Thursday September 29th at 6:30pm.  For more school in sunnyvale information click here.... Read More »



  • Schools In Sunnyvale Information

    Lakewood Elementary School

    Posted on September 19, 2011 by Nikki.

    Lakewood Elementary School in Sunnyvale is holding Back To School Night Thursday September 29th at 6:30pm.  For more school in sunnyvale information click here.... Read More »



  • Things To Do in Sunnyvale

    Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum

    Posted on September 18, 2011 by Nikki.

    Looking for something the entire family can do together this weekend?  Why not take a tour of the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum.  The museum is open Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 12:00 - 4:00pm.  The latest exhibits include Technology Time Limit and Lockheed Exhibit.  It is a great way to learn more about our City of Sunnyvale.  For more information click here.... Read More »



  • School In Sunnyvale Information

    Fremont High School Football

    Posted on September 17, 2011 by Nikki.

    Football Season has started for Fremont High School in Sunnyvale.  Saturday September 17th - JV starts @ 5:00pm & Varsity starts @ 7:30pm.  Click here for more information about the event.... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Condos & Sunnyvale Townhomes 94087

    Sunnyvale Housing Statistics

    Posted on September 16, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - Sunnyvale Condos 94087 Average List Price $451,299 Price Per Square Foot $364 Total Inventory Available 17 Average Days on Market to Sell 98 Price Per Square Foot - Sunnyvale Condos & Sunnyvale Townhomes 94087... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Condos & Sunnyvale Townhomes 94086

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics

    Posted on September 16, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - Sunnyvale Condos 94086 Average List Price $431,818 Price Per Square Foot $295 Total Inventory Available 17 Average Days on Market to Sell 90 Price Per Square Foot - Sunnyvale Condo & Sunnyvale Townhome 94086... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Condos & Sunnyvale Townhomes 94085

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics

    Posted on September 16, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - 94085 Average List Price $398,744 Price Per Square Foot $320 Total Inventory Available 12 Average Days on Market to Sell 53 Price Per Square Foot - Sunnyvale Condo & Sunnyvale Townhome 94085... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Condos & Sunnyvale Townhomes 94089

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics

    Posted on September 16, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - Sunnyvale Condos 94089 Average List Price $562,144 Price Per Square Foot $325 Total Inventory Available 3 Average Days on Market to Sell 119 Price Per Square Foot - Sunnyvale Condo & Sunnyvale Townhome 94089... Read More »



  • Things To Do in Sunnyvale

    Tapas & Blues - September 16th @ 5:30pm

    Posted on September 16, 2011 by Nikki.

    Reminder!  Tonight at the Sunnyvale Senior Center - Orchard Pavillion.  The event will feature music by The Mojo Hounds Blues Band.  Come enjoy live music, glass of wine & hors d'oeurves in the Orchard Pavilion. For more information or to purchase tickets click here... Read More »



  • St Cyprian School - Annual Fall Festival

    School in Sunnyvale Event Information

    Posted on September 15, 2011 by Nikki.

    St. Cyprian School in Sunnyvale is hosting their annual Fall Festival Sunday September 18th 10:00am - 5:00pm.  The event address is 195 Leota Ave in Sunnyvale.  There will be games & prizes for all ages.  Raffle prizes include an iPad and trip to Hawaii.... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Homes 94087

    Sunnyvale Housing Statistics

    Posted on September 15, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - 94087 Average List Price $949,659 Price Per Square Foot $549 Total Inventory Available 47 Average Days on Market to sell 36 Price Per Square Foot - Single Family Homes 94087... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Homes 94086

    Sunnyvale Housing Statistics

    Posted on September 15, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - 94086 Average List Price $688,608 Price Per Square Foot $454 Total Inventory Available 32 Average Days on Market to Sell 75 Price Per Square Foot - Single Family Homes 94086... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Homes 94085

    Sunnyvale Housing Statistics

    Posted on September 15, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - 94085 Average List Price $454,880 Price Per Square Foot $380 Total Inventory Available 16 Average Days on Market to Sell 249 Price Per Square Foot - Single Family Homes 94085... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Homes 94089

    Sunnyvale Housing Statistics

    Posted on September 15, 2011 by Nikki.

    Sunnyvale Housing Market Statistics - 94089 Average List Price $399,792 Price Per Square Foot $312 Total Inventory Available 10 Average Days on Market to Sell 74 Price Per Square Foot - Single Family Homes 94089... Read More »



  • Schools in Sunnyvale Information

    Sunnyvale Middle School

    Posted on September 14, 2011 by Nikki.

    Now that summer is over and school is back in session.  Don't forgot Back To School Night.  Sunnyvale Middle School Back to School Night is Tuesday September 13th at 7:00pm.... Read More »



  • Schools In Sunnyvale Information

    Fairwood School

    Posted on September 14, 2011 by Nikki.

    Reminder! Schools in Sunnyvale are having their annual back to school night.  Fairwood School event is Wednesday September 14th at 6:00pm.  For more information click here.... Read More »



  • Schools In Sunnyvale Information

    Columbia Middle School - Back to School Night

    Posted on September 14, 2011 by Nikki.

    Reminder! Columbia Middle School back to school night is Wednesday, September 21st at 6:00pm.  For more information click here.... Read More »



  • Schools In Sunnyvale Information

    Cherry Chase Elementary - Back to School Night

    Posted on September 14, 2011 by Nikki.

    Reminder! Cherry Chase Elementary is having their Back to School night Wednesday, September 21st.  For more information click here.... Read More »



  • Things to do in Sunnyvale

    Great weather to enjoy the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival

    Posted on September 09, 2011 by Nikki.

    This weekend will be great weather to get out doors and visit our neighboring city of mountain view.  The city is hosting 40 years of their Art & Wine Festival.  There are activities for the kids & adults.  There will be art, fine crafts, music, food & of course wine!  The event is held along Castro Street...parking is limited.  Remember light rail does run at the end of castro street so this is great option - it only takes about 10 minutes from Sunnyvale.  For more event information click here.For a 2011 Mountain View Art & Wine Festival map click... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Condos & Sunnyvale Townhomes 94085

    Real Estate Market Statistics - Aug 2011

    Posted on September 08, 2011 by Nikki.

    For the month of August 2011, Sunnyvale Condos 94085 are taking an average of 53 days to sell.  Additionally, there only 9 new listings of Sunnyvale Condos for sale.  The total number of Sunnyvale Condos 94085 currently available is 14 homes.... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Condos & Sunnyvale Townhomes 94086

    Real Estate Market Statistics

    Posted on September 08, 2011 by Nikki.

    For the month of August 2011, Sunnyvale Condos 94086 are taking an average of 90 days to sell.  Additionally, there only 11 new listings of Sunnyvale Condos for sale.  The total number of Sunnyvale Condos 94086 currently available is 13 condos.... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Condos & Sunnyvale Townhomes 94087

    Real Estate Market Statistics - Aug 2011

    Posted on September 08, 2011 by Nikki.

    For the month of August 2011, Sunnyvale Condos 94087 are taking an average of 98 days to sell.  Additionally, there only 9 new listings of Sunnyvale Condos for sale.  The total number of Sunnyvale Condos 94087 currently available is 16 condos.... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Condos & Sunnyvale Townhomes 94089

    Real Estate Market Statistics - Aug 2011

    Posted on September 08, 2011 by Nikki.

    For the month of August 2011, Sunnyvale Condos 94089 are taking an average of 119 days to sell.  Additionally, there only 2 new listings of Sunnyvale Condos for sale.  The total number of Sunnyvale Condos 94089 currently available is 2 condos.... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Homes 94086

    Real Estate Market Statistics - Single Family Homes in 94086

    Posted on September 07, 2011 by Nikki.

    For the month of August 2011, homes in Sunnyvale 94086 are taking an average of 69 days to sell.  Additionally, there 18 new listings of homes for sale in Sunnyvale.  The total number of houses in Sunnyvale 94086 currently available is 29 homes. ... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Homes 94085

    Real Estate Market Statistics - Single Family Homes 94085

    Posted on September 07, 2011 by Nikki.

    For the month of August 2011, homes in Sunnyvale 94085 are taking an average of 249 days to sell.  Short Sales in Sunnyvale have impacted the days on market for 94085.  Additionally, there 10 new listings of homes for sale in Sunnyvale.  The total number of houses in Sunnyvale 94085 currently available is 18 homes.... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Homes 94089

    Real Estate Market Statistics - Single Family Homes 94089

    Posted on September 07, 2011 by Nikki.

    For the month of August 2011, homes in Sunnyvale 94089 are taking an average of 74 days to sell.  Additionally, there are 6 new listings of homes for sale in Sunnyvale.  The total number of houses in Sunnyvale 94089 currently available is 10 homes.... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Homes 94087

    Market Statistics - Single Family Homes in 94087

    Posted on September 06, 2011 by Nikki.

    How's the Market for homes in Sunnyvale?For the month of August 2011, homes in Sunnyvale 94087 are taking an average of 36 days to sell.  Additionally, there only 32 new listings of homes for sale in Sunnyvale.  The total number of houses in Sunnyvale 94087 currently available is 40 homes.  ... Read More »



  • Things to do in Sunnyvale

    Why not get out & ride your bike.

    Posted on August 31, 2011 by Nikki.

    The city of Sunnyvale is a bike friendly city.  There are miles of off-street bike path & many dedicated bike lanes throughout the city.  So why not enjoy the weather & see the city from a new point of view. For a detailed map of Sunnyvale including information on type of path & difficulty level click here. For people looking for a little history…The city has created a self-guided bike tour of Sunnyvale called the Heritage Bicycle Tour. The south loop tour is a 13.9 mile.  The north loop is a shorter ride at only 5.7 miles. For information on this tour an... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale Activity Guide

    Register Now for Adult & Kids Classes

    Posted on August 30, 2011 by Nikki.

    If you own a home in Sunnyvale you know the city offers a wide range of classes both kids & adults.  There is everything from swim lessons, golf, pottery, tennis and many more.  Classes are open to sunnyvale & non-sunnyvale residents.  To find out more information or to register click here.... Read More »



  • Sunnyvale Market Statistics

    By the numbers....July 2011

    Posted on August 28, 2011 by Nikki.

    In the month of July New Sunnyvale Homes Listings:  74 Current Inventory:  129 Closed Sales:  51 Average Days on Market Homes in Sunnvyale:  39 days Average Sunnyvale Homes Sales Price:  $746,998... Read More »



  • Downtown Sunnyvale Jazz & Beyond Concert Series

    Don't Miss The Last Concert of the Summer

    Posted on August 24, 2011 by Nikki.

    Don't miss out on the last concert of the summer series.  This summertime weekly event held on murphy street sunnyvale, ca. Enjoy great sunnyvale downtown restaurants and listen to wonderful jazz music.  The last event will be Saturday, August 28th from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. For more information, click here.... Read More »



  • Clear Out The Clutter

    Sunnyvale holding citywide garage sale

    Posted on August 23, 2011 by Nikki.

    Time to clear out the clutter.  Saturday, September 17th the City of Sunnyvale is holding it's annual citywide citywide garage sale.  The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. As part of the event, the city offers free advertising for all registered sales including online and printed maps for garage sale shoppers. Registration is through Aug. 31. To register click here... Read More »



  • Real Estate in Sunnyvale

    Posted on August 11, 2011 by Nikki.

    This is a blog post about purchasing or selling real estate in Sunnyvale, California.  Thinking about buying or selling real estate in Sunnyvale?  Contact Silicon Valley Residential Realty.... Read More »



  • How's The Market? Sunnyvale Condos & Sunnyvale Townhomes 94087

    Posted on November 30, -0001 by Nikki.



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