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Friday, December 29, 2006

Help in finding your dream home – contact Dale Warfel

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Free Real estate reports from San Jose realtor Dale Warfel

As a real estate professional, it's my job to make the real estate buying and selling process as easy as possible for everyone involved. That means providing quality information that can benefit you immediately. I care about this community and whether you’re buying or selling. I want to share some important information with you that will help you in your next move.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Top Value home in Santa Teresa (San Jose)

Check out this beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in the desirable Rancho Santa Teresa Swim and Raquet Club community. This spacious 2017 sq. ft. home on a tree-lined street features separate living, family, and formal dining rooms, formal tiled entry way, new paint and carpet throughout, new gorgeous bamboo flooring in the dining room, new beautiful vinyl in the kitchen, and an open fllor plan that is perfect for entertaining.The large, open kitchen features plenty of counterspace and storage, double ovens, breakfast bar, and an open view from both the kitchen and family room of the large backyard with the inground pool and spa!Keep toasty on those cold winter nights by the wood burning stove insert in the natural brick fireplace. At the end of the day, retire to your large master bedroom suite, with two large closets and room enough for large bedroom furniture or a sitting area.Local activities include hiking in the Santa Teresa Foothills, and golf at the nearby Santa Teresa Golf Course. Light Rail and nearby Cal Train stops make commuting stress-free.Isn't it time to experience the beauty of Rancho Santa Teresa? Don't delay, this property is priced to sell! Move up to Rancho Santa Teresa. Call San Jose realtor Dale Warfel for a private showing today.

Expensive Mistakes Homebuyers should avoid

In a buyer’s market or a seller’s market, first time homebuyers as well as seasoned homebuyers should always be smart when shopping for a new home. In a buyer’s market where there is so much inventory to choose from, potential buyers can easily lose their focus. In a seller’s market, there isn’t enough inventory and homes go under contract so quickly, sometimes there’s just not enough time to really think clearly and make wise decisions.
Below are some tips that every homebuyer can make use of.
1. Make sure you get pre-approved for a home mortgage and most importantly, have it in writing. Most buyers need a mortgage for purchasing their home. Finding out what you can afford and feeling comfortable with your estimated monthly payment could be two different things. In addition, finding out earlier than later that there is a credit issue that needs to be cleared up will make all the difference in the world once you finally find your dream home. Potential sellers will not wait for you to clean up your credit. Be sure your final document from the bank says it is a pre-approval letter and not just merely a pre-qualification.
2. Work with an experienced real estate agent. Check the agent’s references and ask friends and family for a referral. Call the local real estate office in your town and ask for a recommendation. Visit their websites. Are they well organized and professional? It doesn’t cost you any more or any less to have your own real estate agent, no matter what you are buying, whether it is a newly constructed home or a resale.
3. Never consider a home that has a serious defect. No home is perfect but some homes have blemishes that no matter what you do, you can’t disguise it. Ask yourself if you are prepared to deal with this blemish on the selling end too.
4. Get a comparative market analysis before making an offer. Don’t assume every house is priced right for the market. Insist on a comparative market analysis before deciding on your offer. Licensed real estate agents have all the tools to do this quickly and efficiently for you.
5. Contingency clauses -- it depends on the market. In a fast and furious seller’s market most people try not to tack on any contingency clauses such as “contingent upon my home selling”. With multiple offers coming in, a seller will totally bypass your offer, even if it is a full price offer. On the other hand, in a buyer’s market a contingency clause regarding obtaining an appraisal of less than or equal to the purchase price and the buyer’s approval of a professional inspection report make good sense and should be considered.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Real estate as a gift this Christmas season

There are a number of ways to give real estate as a gift. But, there are many things to consider before you do.

Are you giving the property to a family member, friend or charity? Do you intend to live in the property or wish to have someone else live in it? Are you giving the whole property or a partial interest in the property? Do you have tax implications that should be considered? The method by which the property is conveyed can have a major impact on the amount of tax that the IRS will claim. This could be significant if the property has a great deal of appreciation.

If you are considering giving real estate as a gift, it is imperative that you discuss your plans with your tax consultant and an attorney who specializes in real estate.

To buy or sell properties in Almaden Valley or Willow Glen communities, get in touch with San Jose realtor Dale Warfel. Please visit his website: for more information on the services he offers.

Real estate trends set by Women buyers

Home builders are now designing home layouts with the woman buyer in mind.

Home builders McStain Neighborhoods and Meritage Homes Corp. have been asking women what kinds of layouts and amenities they prefer. Their answers are important because women have made 21 percent of all recent home purchases, according to a study. And women are responsible for making the final decision about home purchases 87 percent of the time, the home builders estimate.

In response to its surveys of women buyers, Meritage has created separate workspaces for men and women. It also has added open loft areas on the second floor and located laundry rooms and craft rooms near the kitchen. It has also created homes specifically for moms or females who are working from home.

Mothers are a big voice in the renewed popularity of urban living. They want homes with porches that encourage neighborliness, and are close to the parks. The working mom just wants to make her life simple and safe and welcoming.

To buy or sell properties in Almaden Valley or Willow Glen communities, get in touch with San Jose realtor Dale Warfel. Please visit his website: for more information on the services he offers.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Christmas season is the best time of the year to sell

If you are a motivated home seller, especially in the lower price ranges in your community, this can be a superb time of year to sell.

Buyers who are in the market now are usually very anxious to buy, perhaps motivated by a job transfer, marriage or divorce, birth or death in the family, down-payment gift from parents, year-end salary bonus, or other buying incentives.

As a home seller, you won't have as many prospective buyers as during the peak home sales season of March through June in most communities, but home buyers at this time of year are usually very serious.

For example, many home buyers want to close their purchases by Dec. 31 to claim the extra tax deductions, such as for loan fee points, pro-rated property taxes, and prepaid mortgage interest.

Tosell properties in Almaden Valley or Willow Glen communities, get in touch with San Jose realtor Dale Warfel. Please visit his website: for more information on the services he offers.

This Christmas season be a home buyer

If you are a serious home buyer, the absolute best time of the year to buy is between Thanksgiving Day and New Year's Day, even extending through Super Bowl Sunday in many cities.

The reasons are (1) few home buyers are in the market during the holiday season so competition is low and (2) house and condo sellers who have their homes listed for sale now are usually highly motivated to sell and will listen to any reasonable purchase offer.

There is an additional special reason the 2006 holiday season is a great time to be a home buyer: it's a home "buyer's market" in most communities. That means even during this slow holiday season, when most unmotivated sellers take their listings off the market, there are more homes listed for sale than there are qualified buyers searching for homes.

It's a great time to be a home buyer.

To buy properties in Almaden Valley or Willow Glen communities, get in touch with San Jose realtor Dale Warfel. Please visit his website: for more information on the services he offers.