The Value of Narrated Videos

By Michael Repka The way that real estate is typically sold in Silicon Valley varies from the way that many sellers may envision. Nowadays, buyers like to be able to access properties on their own schedule with their own agents without the seller or…

The Ellis Act: A Valuable Option for Investing in Rent-Control Cities

By Colette Thomason, Esq. Property investors often shy away from purchasing a multi-family building in a city with rent control.  Rent control often means low rent which in turn, to a landlord, means low income.  At the same time, rent control protects…

Redwood City Continues to Boom

By Alex Seroff For many decades as municipalities surrounding Redwood City grew in size and prestige, it languished behind the rest of the Peninsula. However, times have changed and the renaissance of Redwood City is in full force. The first step…

Has Silicon Valley and SF eclipsed NYC as America’s Top Region?

by Ken DeLeon “If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere.” This line from Frank Sinatra’s aspirational “New York, New York” reflects the long-held belief that New York is the epicenter of American commerce and progress. Yet, as technology…

8 Steps to Buying a Home Infographic

Because a real estate purchase is one of the largest investments in your life, it is important that you select the right agent, know the neighborhoods, and thoroughly understand the real estate transaction process. The first step in finding a house…

Real Estate and the Millennial Home Buyer

By Huy Vu, Senior Buyer Specialist The American Dream has not changed for Millennials. It is very much the same dream our parents might have had: a career, a family, and a home. It’s just taken us more time to get there because we grew up in…

Mountain View: A City of Action

By Alex Seroff, Vice President of Listings   Mountain View enjoys a near-ideal location, with easy access to both San Jose and San Francisco. Between the natural beauty, the wonderful business environment, and all the dining and recreation…

Cash is Still King

By Darrell Martin, Senior Buyer Specialist Many times over the past year, I have learned that the winning offer for a home was an all-cash offer. Fortunately, some of those winning offers were made by buyers I had the good fortune to represent.…

Lakewood Village may be the next Birdland

By Alex Seroff | VP of Listings It was an exciting day in April 2017 when Apple employees began moving into Apple Park, commonly known as the “Spaceship”. But it had already been an exciting past five years for homeowners in the Birdland neighborhood…