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Dear Friends and Family. Welcome to our 14th edition of Velasco Chronicle and Buzz. As always here are a few recommendations for San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco County from Velasco Group Chronicle and Buzz. Be up to date with Compass Market Reports from Patrick Carlisle, Compass Chief Market Analyst.
Check out our Coming Soon Listings with first weekend virtual open house dates and/or Twilight Tour dates , Unique Home Sale and Video of the Month.
We hope the events we share are to your interest, and find the market trends reports insightful.
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With some gyms closed and #socialdistancing in practice, it can be challenging to incorporate physical activity into your everyday routine
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Are Gyms Safe to Re-Open?
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Are you too busy to stop and squeeze in a quick excercise in your busy worklife? Here is a great 7 min workout for those that need want to exercise but just don't have the time. Try it out yourself and you be the judge of whether or not this works for you!
In this uncertain time, there’s one thing we know for sure: cooking is one way we can bring some order—and importantly, a sense of pleasure—into our lives. Whether you’ve got a glut of time on your hands or barely enough hours in the day to throw together lunch, have a pantry full of beans that you don’t know what to do with or a freezer ready to fill, we’ve got you covered with recipes, tips, and more. We’re here with you, and we’re here for you.
Building family traditions can be a great way to solidify the family bond. In fact, traditions and rituals often tell a story about your family—serving as real reminders of what helped shape your lives together. They also build memories, comfort, and security. But how do you start one?
With the beauty of modern day technology, we are able to travel to different parts of our country through VR tools and online virtual tours.
See a few of our favorites below!
See Mount Everest from a Helicopter
Getting up close and personal with the world's tallest mountain generally involves a lifetime of training, and that's before you factor getting there. This tour, courtesy of Discovery, takes you on the journey of helicopter rescue pilots through Mount Everest, making for the most low-stakes way to take the dangerous trek imaginable.
Your deepest desire is to climb Mt. Rushmore, today’s your lucky day, you very specific person. CyArk partnered with the National Park Service to give you the opportunity to admire it in all its glory through this virtual tour. After getting acquainted with the details of former presidents' faces, mosey on down to the Presidential Trail and get your virtual leg day on
Here is a story I would like to share from Silicon Valley Business Journal
"Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, home prices have continued to increase across the United States, says a new report from real estate database CoreLogic.
But the company’s future risk assessment for some areas shows a high probability of decline nationally on the order of 1.3%, which would be the first in nine years. That’s especially true in areas where the local economy is dependent on tourism or the oil and gas industry, where the likelihood of decline (not the amount) is more than 60%.
That’s obviously not the case for the San Jose metropolitan area of Santa Clara and San Benito counties, where CoreLogic expects home prices to be 6% higher next April than they were two months ago, making it one of the most resilient markets in the nation.
This is counter to the prediction of County Assessor Larry Stone, who told an online meeting of local officials Monday that he expects local home prices to decline in 2021 — putting pressure on public school revenue, which is heavily dependent on property taxes.
As other reports have indicated, the sharp reduction in home-buying activity – both on the sellers’ and buyers’ sides – has combined to support the local and national market so far through the pandemic.
“The very low inventory of homes for sale, coupled with homebuyers’ spur of record-low mortgage rates, will likely continue to support home price growth during the spring,” Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic’s chief economist, said in a press release. “If unemployment remains elevated in early 2021, then we can expect home prices to soften. Our forecast has home prices down in 12 months across 41 states.”
As evidence, the report pointed to Houston, dependent on the hard-hit energy sector, as having one of the lowest YOY price increases at just 0.7%.
What makes the San Jose market unique, and the Bay Area as a whole in this respect, is that home prices here have long been out of reach for most people outside tech. They simply aren’t part of a real estate agent’s customer base as they would in markets elsewhere.
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The tech sector, which pays salaries sufficiently high to afford Silicon Valley homes, is where the fewest layoffs have occurred because much of that work can be done on a laptop.
“It’s all about jobs,” Campbell Realtor George Saghafian told the Business Journal in late April. “I watch the companies closely, Facebook and Google. If those guys say, hey, we're getting rid of some departments and possibly laying off, that's going to be the start of the downturn probably in our area.”
The leisure and hospitality sector of Silicon Valley’s economy took the biggest job loss hit in April, losing 55,900 jobs for the month year-over-year. Second was retail, which shed 15,000 jobs."
Article by - By Jody Meacham, Reporter, Silicon Valley Business Journal
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JVG Listing Of The Month (Coming Soon)
2 Aron Court, Belmont
5 Bed | 4.5 Bath | 3,025 SF |
12,850 SF Lot
One of the best panoramic City and Bay views on the peninsula! Nestled in the Belmont Hills, this home is where ultra-modern lifestyle meets comfort, privacy, convenience, and unparalleled views. Brand new construction designed and built by Aron Builders, this contemporary property provides a modern open floor plan as every room enjoys natural light. Terrific floor plan!
4 Aron Court , Belmont
5 Bed | 4 Bath | 3,399 SF |
12632 SF Lot
The property features quality finishes including professional-grade appliances, Quartz countertops, and hardwood flooring. Access to top-tier Belmont schools. The home features 5 bedrooms, 1 Media Room, 4 bathrooms, an attached 2 car garage, and spacious balconies on multiple levels seamlessly integrating indoor and outdoor living. ZNE (zero net energy) project in partnership with California Energy Commission including solar integration.
Mediterranean Masterpiece, set on a bike-friendly street lined in mature trees, this five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom family home is located in the heart of the Rose Garden in San Jose. A timeless beauty rife with rustic charm, this 5,365-square foot abode is set on a sprawling, 0.3-acre lot that encompasses a sport court and swimming pool.
Amazing Campton Chase home with over $500k spent in upgrades. Hand scraped Acacia hardwood floors. Chefs kitchen with quartz countertop, wolf microwave & warming drawer, sub zero fridge, 6 burner gas range. Remodeled master bedroom with built in cabinets, gas fireplace, tray ceiling with recessed lights. Luxurious master bathroom with radiant floors, custom cabinetry, dual rain head showers. Enormous walk in closet with mirrored doors.
3 Beds | 2 Full Baths | 1 Half Bath | 1,434 Sq Ft | 3,294 Sq Ft Lot
400 SF Garage | 2 Story
More Details | www.509emckinleyavenue.com
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