Realtor Dale Warfel

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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Look out for the Real estate Workshop series by Dale Warfel

Here is some information from San Jose realtor Dale Warfel about his forthcoming Real estate Workshop series. Dale is a realtor specializing in properties in Willow Glen and Almaden valley, with several years of successful experience behind him.

“Starting in September, we will be holding a series of Real Estate Workshops, where we will be presenting information on all aspects of real estate ownership. Though the information will emphasize the benefits of acquiring real estate for personal use and investments, issues such as estate planning, financing, tax benefits, ways to hold title, and other topics will be presented. The first seminar is scheduled for September 18 in the South San Jose area, with other workshops following in other localities in Santa Clara County.”

Watch this blog for more details on the workshop series………..

Real estate Marketing Tool

Here is what Dale Warfel has to say about the real estate marketing tool he uses for his customers:

“I use a tool called the Home Buyers Marketing Report. It provides up to date information on listing activity in your area or in any area you choose. Search for active listings, properties in escrow, price reductions, and much more. The unique Notebook feature lets you keep notes on any specific properties that interest you. Take a test drive! Go to:”.

Dale offers perfect property for first-time home buyers

Here is an offering from San Jose Dale warfel, which he claims is perfect for “first-time” home buyers. Here are the details”

3594 Payne Avenue, #9, San Jose (Condo)
3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / Approx. 1080 Sq. Ft.
Remodeled Kitchen with Maple/Granite Slab Countertops/New Stainless Steel Appliances (Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Smooth Top Range, Built-in Microwave)/Cherrywood Laminate Flooring/Recessed Lighting/Crown Molding
Remodeled Baths with Maple/Granite/Toilets/New Flooring
New Paint, New Carpet Throughout
Price Reduced to $449,000

1. Seller will credit buyers 12 months Homeowners Dues for a full price offer.
2. Seller will consider a Lease Option Purchase.

For more info, go to or (virtual tour).

Saturday, July 21, 2007

The Almaden cycle touring club

The Almaden Cycle Touring Club (ACTC) is a group of about 1000 bicycle enthusiasts based in the south San Francisco Bay area. Emphasis is on group fun and safety, with a variety of bicycling related events for a wide range of ability levels. Guests are welcome on club rides.
Club meetings are the first Tuesday of the month, at 7:00pm, at the First Congregational Church in San Jose. (Corner of Hamilton and Leigh Aves.) The business meeting lasts one hour, followed by a bicycle related speaker/event.

The monthly ride schedule includes all of the club-sponsored rides for the month. There are an average of 150 club rides held each month, which attract an average of 10 riders each. These rides are led by a club member, and cover all levels of difficulty. There are rides suitable for everyone, from the beginning bike rider to the advanced cyclist.
An Awards Party is held each year to recognize all of the club riders. Awards are given to riders with over 1000 club miles, and for Billy Goats, Grizzly Bears, and Mountain Goats.Billy Goats are a group of major hills around the south bay area. Credit is given for each Billy Goat climbed during a club ride, and special recognition is given to those riders who are able to complete a certain number of different Billy Goats. Riders who do 10 or more different Billy Goats will earn a Billy Goat patch.Grizzly Bears are a selection of special places, special days, or special rides. Grizzly Bears are generally flatter rides, and must not include a Billy Goat. Credit is given for only one Grizzly Bear done during a club ride, so when there are multiple possibilities for a ride you have to choose which one you want the ride to earn. Riders who do 10 or more different Grizzlies will earn a Grizzly Bear patch.Mountain Goats are a group of dirt roads and trails. Credit is given for each Mountain Goat done on a club ride. Riders who do 10 or more will earn a Mountain Goat patch.

The ACTC Academy is a series of on-bike sessions in order for beginning cyclists to improve their riding skills.

Yearly dues for the ACTC are $20 for an individual membership and $25 for a family. Print and mail the ACTC Membership Form or contact the membership chair for more information.

Willow Glen Rotary Club

Once an incorporated city in its own right, Willow Glen is today a uniquely charming neighborhood of San Jose. Like a small town, with its own main street, Lincoln Avenue, Willow Glen has architecturally distinctive single family homes, many of them Victorian and Spanish-style built in the 1920s and 1930s. Gentrification transformed Willow Glen in the 1990s. And even today, it's a diverse community with a rich tapestry of quiet, enjoyable and very livable Silicon Valley attributes.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary club members work to address various community and international service needs. Through community service and other means, Rotary club members help promote peace and understanding throughout the world.

The Willow Glen Rotary Club is a subsidiary of the Rotary Club of San Jose. The Rotary Club of San Jose Endowment is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1946 by the Rotary Club of San Jose for the purpose of fulfilling the charitable objectives of Rotary or the donor.The Rotary Club of San Jose Willow Glen meets on Thursdays at 12:15 at the Three Flames Restaurant, 1547 Meridian Avenue.

The Willow Glen Rotary Club recently assisted in project of aiding the hurricane-affected areas in Slidell, Louisiana. 2,000 miles away in the Bay Area, Rotarians were horrified by the televised images of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Contact was made as soon as the storm had passed. Specific projects in Slidell, Louisiana were identified and the San Jose Rotary began raising funds to help. After hearing about the Slidell projects, it wasn’t long before other Bay Area Rotary Clubs began to join this hurricane relief effort. A total of 21 Rotary Clubs from Districts 5150 and 5170 contributed to relief efforts in Slidell.

The Trustees of the Willow Glen Rotary Club Endowment Board manage the funds of the Endowment and make grants to assist community and international service projects. The Trustees typically support many different community organizations each year with Community and Partnership Grants that total many thousands of dollars.

Rotary membership is by invitation of local clubs. If you would like to be considered for membership by the Willow Glen Rotary club, complete a Prospective Member Contact Form.

Make riches in real estate investment

Apply the following five principles to your real estate investment, and you might start seeing an increase in your real estate income.

The money is made in the purchase:
Real estate investing is like value investing in stocks and you want to purchase the real estate during a period of a real estate slump. The reason for this is so that you can get a huge capital appreciation when the real estate market heats up again.

Monitor Cash Flow: Real Estate investments typically have a monthly rental income, which then is used to pay for mortgage installments and other problems with the building like a roof leak. You would thus have to keep a close watch on interest rate hikes since they can potentially erode any calculated return on investment quite quickly. Once you have enough cash coming in, it is suggested that you then keep some of it in a rainy day fund in case some of the rental tenants do not renew their property, and then take the rest and consider investing in another real estate investment property.

Leverage on other people’s time: By focusing on what you do best and getting other people to do the rest of the work, you are leveraging on their time and you can then make more money from each new real estate investment that you undertake. Spend your time to build your team of advisors and employees who work for you and you will see your profits start going up.

Use leverage with a good rainy day cash balance: You want to leverage as much as you can so that you can control property worth many times more than what you own. Remember however to keep a rainy day fund containing a portion of the rental payments so that you can hedge yourself against a possible period where unit occupancy of your real estate investment is low. Leverage when used well can make you lots of money but if managed badly, will bankrupt you. Thus planning your cash flow and learning how to use debt is critical before you start serious real estate investment.

Spend time networking with real estate professionals: The best way to learn the latest
real estate investment deals is to make friends with the local real estate professional group. They can tell you about recent developments and changes in rental, property and infrastructure of their geographical location.