Milpitas, CA Real Estate News

By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans in Milpitas CA and 100% financing on VA Loans - the best loan program and loan payment in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for active duty and honorably discharged Veterans. Here are some of the main features of this great program: - 100% financing, no down payment required. - Monthly mortgage insurance is not tacked on to your payment. - More lenient credit qualifying standards than other types of mortgage loans. - Low rates compared to other loan programs. Here's how to qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in Milpitas CA: You must first verify your eligibility. Eligibility is verified by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. An approved Milpitas CA VA loan lender can order your COE for you, or you can cont...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
Milpitas Real Estate Inventory is UP For the week of October 7, 2014 there are currently 35 homes currently for sale in Milpitas, CA. At the same time there is still only one house that is currently in "pending process"   The newest home that just came on the market is the one located on 1003 Columbus Dr. Milpitas, CA. 95035 This is a 1,130 sq ft, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom single story family home located in a desirable neighborhood, that features an open floor plan, hardwood floors in living room, double pane windows and convenient access to hwy 680 close to shopping areas and close to some great schools , like Marshall Pomeroy Elementary.   Milpitas Real Estate Inventory is UP for the month of October already compared to last month in September.   Currently the highest priced home for sale...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
How to Search Milpitas Homes to Buy   Home shopping in general can be both exciting and exhausting, but doing some preparation before you go out to look at Milpitas homes will help out tremendously. So before you leave to look at some Milpitas homes you found online, try to do some research to find out as much as you can about the property. Most websites now a days will provide you with plenty of information about the home, but it will not replace the type of in depth research and insight that a Realtor or your local Milpitas Real Estate broker like can provide, if you want a detailed report on any Milpitas Home call me Alex Urbano Tafoya Broker/Owner at 408-753-7773 or contact me here     It is most likely that you've already started your search online. In addition to the sites that yo...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
Milpitas Real Estate Trends Sold Condos & TownHomes September 2014   There were a total of 17 Condos and TownHomes that SOLD and Closed Escrow for the month of September in Milpitas, CA. The average sale price was $570,544. Most condos and townhomes sold in an average of about 44 days.   Milpitas Real Estate Trends Sold Condos & TownHomes September 2014 show that the highest priced sale was for the condo or townhome located on 1278 Terra Alta Drive which SOLD for $809,000.   Milpitas Real Estate Trends Sold Condos & TownHomes September 2014 show that the lowest priced sale was for the home located on  420 Dempsey Rd. #222 which SOLD for $345,000   According to Milpitas Real Estate Trends Sold Condos & TownHomes September 2014 the condo or townhome that took the longest to sell was the h...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
Milpitas Real Estate Market Trends Sold Homes September 2014     There were a total of 25 Homes that SOLD and Closed Escrow for the month of September in Milpitas, CA. The average sale price was $794,363. Most homes sold in an average of about 22 days.   Milpitas Real Estate Market Trends Sold Homes September 2014 show that the highest priced sale was for the home located on 6590 Felter Rd. which SOLD for $1,300,000.   Milpitas Real Estate Market Trends Sold Homes September 2014 show that the lowest priced sale was for the home located on  465 La Baree Dr. which SOLD for $610,000 According to Milpitas Real Estate Market Trends Sold Homes September 2014 the home that took the longest to sell was the home located on 6590 Felter Rd. this home was on the market for a total of 119 days. Acco...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
Selling your Milpitas home and the Multiple Listing Service   The Multiple Listing Service is a proprietary database of all properties currently under an active listing contract in a given area. All active participating agents and brokers who belong to this MLS will have detailed access to current information about your property listing. Typically a buyer's agent searching for a new home for their clients will learn about your property listing through this online database.   The Good about Selling your Milpitas home and the Multiple Listing Service In this day and age Selling your Milpitas home and the Multiple Listing Service usually go hand in hand. By your home being marketed in the MLS, this in fact may affect how fast and for how much you can sell your home for. Specially if we are...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
Milpitas Real Estate Activity and Trends. Here is the latest Milpitas Real Estate Activity and Trends; One property went pending on Sept. 29, 2014, the recently pending property is located on Daniel Ct. in Milpitas, CA. 95035 near Highway 680 off of Jacklin Rd. The townhome was original listed on July 21, 2014 for the price of $549,888. The listed price was lowered almost 30 days later on August 14, 2014 to $545,000. The recently pending townhouse on Daniel Ct. has 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. This cozy 29 year old townhome was built in 1985. The home measures approximately 1,223 square ft. but the high ceilings make it feel much larger than that. The townhouse has a fully upgraded kitchen with granite countertops, newer carpet and newer interior paint. The home is in and excellent loc...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
Free Milpitas Home Search, yes totally Free. I invite you search ALL homes in Milpitas, the south bay and the entire local bay area. Believe me, me or my mls search site will not ask you to fill anything out, we will not ask you for your email, your personal information or anything like that. I want to provide you with a totally FREE Milpitas Home Search, yes totally Free no strings attached. Why? Well because first of all you're just looking, basically kicking the tires, you're not a serious seller or buyer. You are either curious about the Milpitas real estate market or your comparing the home that you currently have to what's currently for sale or you might be just comparing that home you are planning to buy or you liked at one time. Secondly, that's just who I am, I'm like you, I li...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
Milpitas Real Estate Local Milpitas Real Estate market trends and recently sold homes in Milpitas, CA. The everchanging Milpitas Real Estate market is ever so changing. Here are the most recent statistics for homes sold for the month of August 2014.   Milpitas Real Estate for the month of August there were 23 homes that sold and closed escrow. The Milpitas Real Estate Market trend shows that the homes that were sold in August averaged a sale price of $801,509. The highest price home that sold in Milpitas for August 2014 sold for $1,590,000. The home lowest price home that sold in Milpitas for August 2014 sold for $550,000   The highest priced home that sold in the month of August for Milpitas Real Estate was a beautiful 5 bedroom 5.5 bathroom home that had approximately 6,000 square fee...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
What New HomeBuyers need to know before Buying a Milpitas Home, important information before you buy your new Milpitas home. If you are thinking or buying a new home in Milpitas or if you just recently purchased your new Milpitas home here's a few pieces of information to help you. As I help many buyers buy homes I remind new home owners that home ownership comes with many rights and responsibilities. These include the requirements to complete and file certain required forms and to pay property taxes. The following information is typical, but in many cases I have found that most agents will sometimes forget or even neglect to tell most new home buyers about them.   Important pieces of information for new homebuyers to know: The first piece of information on what new homebuyers need to k...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
What are the closing costs when selling a Milpitas Home  and the Price You pay when sellng your house in Milpitas.     Selling Your Milpitas Home - Costs and Fees Generally this goes 2 ways. The Buyers Closing Costs and The Sellers Closing Costs. The process of selling a home involves several costs and fees. Local Real Estate Market and the local county customs might be a deciding factor on What are the closing costs when selling a Milpitas Home. For this reason alone I would strongly recommend that anyone considering selling a Milpitas home consult a local real estate professional for complete details regarding home selling closing costs. With that said, the information that follows is very general, but all of these items can be negotiated with the buyer.   Real estate commission Real ...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
What Questions to Ask when buying a Milpitas townhome Milpitas Townhomes and Condos may be right for you, but do you know what questions to ask when buying a Milpitas townhome? The best way to know about the Townhome community would be to ask some of the actual residents of the Milpitas Townhome Community you might be interested in. Here is a short list of questions to ask; Ask to obtain a copy of the Covenants Conditions & Restrictions, otherwise known as CC&R's This is going to be a massive report, but make sure to look through it or at least get acquainted with it. This report basically tells you what you can and cannot do as a member of the townhome community. Ask about the Home Owners Association otherwise known as HOA. This will help any potential buyer understand how much the mon...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
Homes for Sale near Curtner Elementary School Milpitas, CA Curtner Elementary School is located at 275 Redwood Avenue, Milpitas, Ca 95035 and is part of the Milpitas Unified School District. This school has had an increasing educational productivity acknowledged by one of the highest 3 year average API scores in the local Milpitas community, (currently it's 922).Which is one of the many reasons as to why many potential home buyers may be looking to buy Homes for Sale near Curtner Elementary School Milpitas, CA 95035.     A brief history about Curtner School,  Located in the subdivision called Curtner Estates, is named for the pioneer family who originally owned the land around it.Henry Curtner migrated from Indiana in 1850 and lived in an adobe in Mission San Jose for a year and a half....
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
How to find the right home for you.   Start with what style or type of home that suits your wants and needs, that will make it easier to know which home is the right home. Then, by sitting down and considering the kinds of things you're really looking for, you can save a  lot of time and frustration by avoiding houses that aren't for you.     Let's start with the home type. There are several home types, but here are the most common example types of homes available in Milpitas, CA.   Single Family Detached  Duplex  Condominium/Townhome  Apartment     What about the interior?   What do you have to have? Here are some examples about interior wants and needs Air conditioning  Carpeted floors  Hardwood floors  Tiled floors  Walk­ in closet Open Floor Plan Extensive cabinet/ counter space  H...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
Your local Milpitas, CA. real estate agent Alex Urbano Tafoya has local information regarding homes for sale in Milpitas, CA. and Milpitas home values.  A Milpitas real estate agent should know 3 important things when it comes to selling homes in Milpitas, CA.1. Know the local market and trends.2. How to work efficiently.3. Provide indisputable customer service. As a Milpitas, CA real estate agent I have to Know the local Milpitas real estate market and trends. This includes, current homes for sale, homes in Milpitas, CA. that are currently pending, and Milpitas homes that have sold yesterday, last week, last month and even last year. As a Milpitas, CA. real estate agent I have to work efficiently in the local Milpitas real estate market to provide anyone with the most valuable and up t...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
Milpitas Home Selling Trends and Milpitas Real Estate Market Trends as of the  month of September 2014 According to the local Milpitas housing trend, this in fact might be the turning point for Milpitas, CA home values and home prices. The statistics show that the Milpitas median home price has dropped from last month by almost 8% and there are currently 17.2% more active listings or Milpitas homes for sale than last month. If the days on the market continue to increase then the home values might drop again in the month of September through October.   Generally the months between October through December tend to have the longest time frames for properties to sell, but in this local Milpitas Real Estate Market a home might still in less than 30 days.   The Milpitas, CA. Real Estate Marke...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
Milpitas, CA. Home Sellers and Buyers Home Inspection Reports A question that I often get asked when selling a Milpitas, CA home is about the buyers home inspection results and who is responsible to pay for the suggested repairs, typically a home inspector will prepare a home inspection report for the buyer with a list of items that the home inspector suggests to be corrected or another term they use is "findings". So the question is, does the Milpitas, CA. home seller need to or does the seller have to fix anything on the buyers home inspection report? A simple answer to the question is that it really comes down to 2 main factors Is it a Safety or Health "finding" or issue Is it Cosmetic "finding" or issue What is a health or safety home inspection finding? Some examples of safety or h...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
What you need to know before you sell your Milpitas, CA. Home in plain english. Hi there, if you own a home chances are you might have wondering from time to time what your home might be worth, or maybe you saw your neighbors home for sale or you have seen some news about the current Real Estate Market. So now here you are wanting to know more about selling your home, well good for you at least you're taking the initiative to do some research. I will explain the following 7 most common questions a typical Milpitas, CA. Home Seller might have in plain english Can I sell my Milpitas, CA. home myself? How can I price my home right and get top dollar? Where can I find buyers? How do I show the home? What's the typical home showing process? Do I need to write up a contract? The closing proce...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
Down Payment Assistance Programs in Milpitas, CA. for First Time Home Buyers Living in the Bay Area, Silicon Valley and Milpitas, CA is not cheap. Many potential New Home Buyers are sometimes discouraged and scared away from the high prices that recent homes have been selling for here in the local Bay Area and Silicon Valley. In Santa Clara County the median home price was approx. $800,000 as of August 2014 according to the California Association of Realtors Regional/County Sales Data and Condo Sales Data So what options does a hard working renter in Milpitas, CA. have? The good news is that there are many Down Payment assistance programs that are available to help many First Time Home Buyers in Milpitas, CA.Currently there are approximately 23 local programs in Santa Clara County to he...
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By Alex Urbano Tafoya, Real Estate Professional
Town house or condo in Milpitas, CA? The City of Milpitas, CA has over a dozen town house and condo tracts. Most town homes and condos in Milpitas, CA. are located along east of Milpitas Blvd. The most popular town homes and condos are located near the Great Mall in Milpitas, CA near Milpitas Blvd and Curtis Ave. One of the reasons that they are popular is that they are centrally located to public transportation, shopping and easy highway access. There are many affordable town homes and condos in Milpitas, CA. as well as luxury town homes and condos, but just about every town house and a condo in Milpitas, CA will have an Home Owners Association fee or H.O.A. fee. This fee usually covers the upkeep and maintenance of public areas within the tract or complex where the unit is located, wh...
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