Jeff Hansen & Arvin Paredes


Downtown San Jose Condo & Townhouse Living

Sellers Category

How Do You Prefer To Communicate With An Agent?

There are an incredible amount of ways to communicate with people these days.


You can email, call, send a Facebook message, or do what seems to be extremely popular, text. A survey was done to see what method of communication buyers preferred their agent to use to contact them. In addition, statistics were pulled up for the percent of agents that actually communicated with their client in that certain method. Here are the numbers:

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The Selling Experience

Interested in some quick stats about the selling experience? Here they are…sold

Home was listed more than 2 months (median:
28 weeks) before opening escrow
• Median escrow length was 1.5 months
• Only 40% of sellers closed escrow on time
• 20% of sellers used electronic signature
  • Home was listed more than 2 months (median: 28 weeks) before opening escrow
  • Median escrow length was 1.5 months
  • Only 40% of sellers closed escrow on time
  • 20% of sellers used electronic signature Read the rest of this entry »

This Month In Real Estate: December 2011

Quick Statistics And News You Can Use


The national average interest rate is incredible right now. What are your thoughts about selling a home yourself versus hiring a real estate professional to do it for you? Leave a comment or contact me, and you can tell me about your experiences. Don’t forget to subscribe!

For Homeowners With Bank of America Loans

Bank of America Helping Out

Bank of America

Are you a homeowner who is lacking professional advice about the distressed situation you’re in? It’s easy to get quick little tips from

the person next door or from your hair stylist about what a short sale is versus a foreclosure. What isn’t easy is getting more than just general definitions of each route. The options, the process, and the consequences, of a major decision, are really what homeowners in distress care about.

I went to a short sale synergy group just yesterday, which had two people from Bank of America talk about the components of their short sale system. In addition, they shared a link and told us to share it with anyone we feel might find Read the rest of this entry »

Short Sale Listing Closed

27 Bassett Street


We just closed on this 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo located at 27 Bassett Street. The listing was a short sale, and the sellers couldn’t have been more happy about the outcome of this entire process. This unit is part of the complex called Keystone, and the location is great. It’s away from all of the hustle and bustle of downtown San Jose, yet still in walking distance to dining and entertainment. Being  roughly $200,000 Read the rest of this entry »

Short Sale Listing Closed!

The Sonora


We recently closed on a listing at The Sonora located at 1550 Technology Drive San Jose, CA. 95110. The unit is a nice little condo that includes one bedroom, one bathroom, and a nice balcony. Within the complex, there is a pool, a spa, a work-out facility, underground secured parking, Read the rest of this entry »

Obama’s “New” H.A.R.P.

Update on the New Refinance Plan – Will it work for You?  Plus Rate update.

Fannie and Freddie

You may have heard that the Obama administration has passed a plan to help more people refinance their mortgages that were unable to before.  Just in the past 24 hours, I’ve heard various news sources and people in the business who have inaccurate or incomplete data on this. Today I met with the lenders I work with often, who gave me the breakdown on what exactly the new provisions mean.  Here is the link with their notes for you:  H.A.R.P.

Bottom line is this will help marginally more people – it’s still a limited pool. Contact me for more details and don’t forget to subscribe!

Video Clip: Appraisals Are Tough…

What You Need To Know


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This Week’s Downtown SJ Condo And Townhome Market Snapshot

Interested In What’s Going On In The Downtown Market?

As far as condos and townhomes go for the week ending on Friday September 30, watch this clip and leave a comment below with your thoughts about this weeks’ Downtown San Jose market stats.


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Foreclosure Versus Short sale

During these tough economic times, homeowners are faced with the decision of letting their property go or going through the short sale process. Read the rest of this entry »