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Large and Lovely Lynbrook High Home

For Lease! 1342 Oak Knoll Dr, SJ, 95129
Beautiful, Spacious Family Home with ROOM FOR ALL!!
Fabulous 5 BR, 2.5 Bath!
New Carpet & Flooring thru out home
Great Location close to recognized Cupertino Schools
-Dilworth Elementary
-Miller Middle
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Michelle Carr Crowe: Carrying the Torch

CUPERTINO − For many people, following in the professional footsteps of a parent can be a daunting prospect that provokes fears of falling short of elevated expectations. Michelle Carr Crowe experienced similar feelings when she was first considering a career in real estate, but with a little encouragement and a lot of hard work, she found herself not merely standing in her mother’s shadow but carrying the torch. “After several years in real estate, my mom had made a name for herself as the local ‘super-agent,’” she recounts. “She wanted me to get my real estate license and join her firm, but I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to live up to her prominent reputation. When I expressed my concern to her, she told me, ‘Michelle, you care about doing things right and being honest, and that’s more important than any amount of skill or ability. It may take you some time to learn the ropes, but you already have what matters most: a caring heart.’”

Today, nearly 30 years after obtaining her real estate license, Michelle still takes pride in carrying on her mother’s professional legacy. “I’m continuing my family’s good work and helping local families make the right choices when it comes to buying and selling their homes,” she says. “I truly enjoy guiding my clients through the process toward positive, often life-changing outcomes.”

A lifetime resident of the Silicon Valley (where she lives with her husband, Steven), Michelle describes her locale as an ideal place to raise children. “I think life in the Silicon Valley prepares young people for what the world is really like,” she says. “In order to succeed in the world, children need to learn how to live alongside and collaborate with all kinds of people, which is why I think living in such a diverse area has been a valuable experience for both me and my kids.”

Outside of work, Michelle engages in a wide range of pastimes, from reading and going on nature walks to spending time with friends and family. “I’m an avid reader, and I take every chance I get to go to the library,” she says. “I also like to go on walks through the redwoods and hikes on local mountain trails.” In addition to personal hobbies, Michelle takes time to keep up with her two grown daughters, Marlene and Monique.

Michelle credits much of her professional success to her ability to keep the best interests of her clients at the forefront. “Sadly, there are a lot of people in this business who only care about getting deals through and not about what’s best for their clients,” she says. “This was actually one of my motivations for becoming an agent—I wanted to save people from the bad guys! After 29 years, I can say confidently that when you do everything with the client’s best interests in mind, everyone wins.”

When asked the first thing she’d do if she could retire tomorrow, Michelle says she would take the first flight to Hawaii. “Hawaii is my favorite place, and I like to think that I run my business in accordance with the ‘aloha spirit.’ Spending time there is a very healing experience for me, and it enables me to return to work refreshed and rejuvenated.”

See more at: http://experts.diamondcertified.org/michelle-carr-crowe-and-the-get-results-team

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Michelle Carr Crowe and the Get Results Team provide real estate consulting services for home buyers and sellers in the Cupertino Schools neighborhood (especially San Jose with Lynbrook High) and throughout Santa Clara County. In addition to consulting, negotiating, and project managing residential sales and leases for single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, duplexes, and fourplexes, Michelle and the Get Results Team help first-time, move-up, trophy, and move-down sellers and buyers (especially seniors) safely and smoothly navigate complex real estate transactions.

For more information, please visit http://www.diamondcertified.org/report/michelle-carr-crowe-and-the-get-results-team

10 Steps to Prepare for Homeownership

Congratulations on deciding to explore and prepare for home ownership. Owning a home is the single greatest financial asset-building tool for most Americans. This report details 10 Steps to Prepare for Homeownership, from deciding on a budget to qualifying for a loan to eventually moving in to your own home. Imagine how it feels a few short weeks from now when you hold the keys in your hands, unlock the door, and walk into your own home for the first time. Imagine how it feels to invite your friends and co-workers over to your first barbeque in your own home. Imagine how it feels to say, “I own my own home.”

These first 10 Steps will start you on your journey. Along the way you’ll need experienced guides who can educate, navigate, and help you make the journey safely, smoothly and on time to your desired real estate destination. When you have questions and are ready for the next step, just call 408.252.8900.

  1. Decide how much home you can afford. While generally, you can afford a home equal in value to between two and three times your gross income, in Santa Clara County its more like 4-5 times.
  2. Develop a wish list of what you’d like in a home. Then prioritize the features on your list.
  3. Select three or four neighborhoods you’d like to live in. Consider items such as schools, recreational facilities, area expansion plans, commute and safety.
  4. Determine if you have enough saved to cover your downpayment and closing costs. Buyer closing costs, including taxes, a lender’s policy of title insurance and transfer fees average around .75 to 1 percent of the sales price in Santa Clara County. In states other than California, you may need to add attorney’s fees to the list, and the average Buyer closing cost can be 2 percent and 7 percent of the home price. Important: if you choose a loan with “points” (which are one percent of the loan amount) or decide to “buy down” your loan’s percentage rate, you will increase your closing costs.
  5. Get your credit in order. Obtain a FREE copy of your credit report. Be aware that many companies advertising “free credit report” automatically enroll you in their monthly/annual payment programs. To avoid this, be sure to only visit the official government FREE credit report site at * https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp.* Call toll-free: 1-877-322-8228* Mail your completed Annual Credit Report Request Form to:
    Annual Credit Report Request Service
    P.O. Box 105281
    Atlanta, GA 30348-5281
  6. Determine how large a mortgage you can qualify for. Also explore different loan options and decide whats best for you.
  7. Organize and prepare copies of all the documentation a lender will need to pre-approve you for a loan.
  8. Initiate research to determine if you qualify for any special mortgage or downpayment-assistance programs (e.g. veteran’s administration, teacher, first-time home buyer, etc.).
  9. Calculate the costs of homeownership, including property taxes, insurance, maintenance, and association fees, if applicable.
  10. Find an experienced REALTOR to help educate, navigate and coordinate you through the process.

All information in this report is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed; principals to verify.

Buyer Disclosures 101

During the escrow process, you will be informed of specialized conditions that affect the home you wish to purchase.They may include the following:

  • Lead Paint
  • Sellers of properties built prior to 1978 have the following obligations to you:
  • Give you a HUD pamphlet entitled “Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home”
  • Disclose all known lead-based paint and related hazards and provide you with any available reports
  • Include a standardized warning as an attachment to the contract Complete and sign statements verifying that requirements have been met
  • Retain the signed acknowledgement for 3 years

In addition, sellers must give you a 10-day opportunity to test for lead

  • Natural
  • Hazards

California law requires sellers to disclose to you, via a “Natural Hazard Disclosure Statement” or NHD, if properties are located in one of six predetermined “natural hazard” zones. (If the property is not within one of these zones, sellers, of course, have no such obligation.)

The six zones are:

  • A flood hazard zone as designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • An area of potential flooding after a dam failure (also known as an inundation area)
  • A very high fire hazard zone
  • A wildland fire area, also known as a state fire responsibility area
  • An earthquake fault zone
  • A seismic hazard zone

If an NHD is delivered to you after you signed the Purchase Agreement, you will have three days to rescind the agreement. However, if you receive the NHD before you signed the Purchase Agreement then you cannot use the NHD to rescind.

Mello-Roos Districts Especially (but not exclusively) if you are buying a home in a newer area, you may be locating into a Mello-Roos tax district, and the seller must provide to you a “Notice of Special Tax” to let you know. If this notice is delivered to you in person, you have three days to rescind your offer. If it ́s delivered via U.S. mail, you have five days to decide.

Basically, a “Mello-Roos Community Facilities District” is formed by a local government, district, or agency to finance public services and facilities including police and fire departments, ambulance and paramedic services, parks, schools, libraries, museums and cultural facilities.

Condominiums etc. If you ́re buying a condominium, townhouse or other planned development (for purposes of this discussion, we will call them all “condominiums”), there are things you need to know about common areas (such as greenbelts and recreational rooms) and the homeowner ́s association.

You will be required to make monthly payments, known as regular assessments, to maintain common areas, as well as special assessments to replace a roof or repair the plumbing, as determined by the homeowner ́s association (HOA.)

Condominiums also may have regulations regarding architectural requirements, limitations on pets, and age restrictions (i.e., senior housing). These must be formally disclosed to you during escrow.

You may receive this information via the following documents, to the extent that they exist and are available:

  • Declaration of Restrictions: Commonly known as “CC&Rs”, or Conditions, Covenants and Restrictions
  • Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Association Bylaws
  • All current financial information and related statements, including operating budget, estimated revenue and expenses, HOA reserves, estimated remaining life of major components (including roofs, plumbing etc.), and regular and special assessments
  • A statement describing the HOA ́s policies and practices in enforcing lien rights or other legal remedies for default in payment of its assessments
  • A summary of the HOA ́s property, general liability, and earthquake and flood insurance policies
  • On existing HOA ́s, a statement describing any restrictions on the basis of age, such as authorized senior citizen housing

Many smaller HOAs will not have all of these documents, but must provide what they do have. We recommend that you review these documents thoroughly, because they will affect you firsthand.

Megan ́s Law. If a registered sex offender lives in the neighborhood in which you want to locate, you have the right to investigate ? this is made possible due to a 1996 statute known as “Megan ́s Law.” (Note that the seller does not have an obligation to provide this information to you.)

To investigate, you may:

  • Log on to: http://caag.state.ca.us/megan/index.htm
  • Call (900) 448-3000 to access the California Sex Offender Information Database. (There may be a charge to check names by telephone.)
  • Call your local police department to locate a CD-ROM records viewing station.

5 Things to Do Before You Sell

Here are 5 Things to Do Before You Sell

  1. Get estimates from a reliable repair person on items that need to be replaced soon, such as a roof or worn carpeting, for example. In this way, buyers will have a better sense of how much these needed repairs will affect their costs.
  2. Have a termite inspection to prove to buyers that the property is not infested.
  3. Get a pre-sale home inspection so you’ll be able to make repairs before buyers become concerned and cancel a contract.
  4. Gather together warranties and guarantees on the furnace, appliances, and other items that will remain with the house.
  5. Fill out a disclosure form provided by your sales associate. Take the time to be sure that you don’t forget problems, however minor, that might create liability for you after the sale.

Lynbrook High Home Open House Sa., Su. 1:30-4:30 at 1342 Oak Knoll, SJ

Lynbrook High Home Open House Sa., Su. 1:30-4:30 at 1342 Oak Knoll, SJ Home for Lease!

by Michelle Carr Crowe

A Large & Lovely 5 Br, 2.5 Ba, ~2100-sf Home for Lease will be Open Sat. & Sun. from 1:30-4:30 at 1342 Oak Knoll Dr., San Jose, Calif. in zip code 95129!

Open Sat. & Sun. 1:30-4:30

Large & Lovely 1342 Oak Knoll, SJ Lynbrook High Home For Lease!

Lynbrook High Home Open House Sa., Su. 1:30-4:30 at 1342 Oak Knoll, SJ Home for Lease!

 

Attractive Curb Appeal – Move-In Ready Lynbrook High Home!

Room for All! Great Floor Plan with Separate Living & Family Rooms Plus Separate Casual and Formal Dining Rooms!

 

5 Br, 2.5 Ba, ~2100-sf on Big Lot!  1 Br Down, 4 Br Up!

 

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Thanks for reading “Lynbrook High Home Open House Sa., Su. 1:30-4:30 at 1342 Oak Knoll, SJ Home for Lease!

Aloha & God bless you,

Michelle

Michelle Carr Crowe
Real Estate Agent
Keller Williams Cupertino
P: 408-252-8900
F: 408-850-6911
E: GetResultsTeam@gmail.com
20230 Stevens Creek, #E
Cupertino, CA 95014
www.MichelleJudyCarr.com

Michelle C. Carr-Crowe, DRE #00901962, and the Get RE$ult$ Team (established by the late Judy Carr) are known as the “Lynbrook and Cupertino Schools Experts.” Michelle is a creative catalyst for positive change in people’s lives.She is a Silicon Valley-based multi-million dollar real estate consultant who works by referral only.

Her designations include: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Accredited Consultant of Real Estate (ACRE), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS), Accredited Staging Professional (ASP), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE),  Property Marketing Expert (PME), Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist (RECS), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). In addition, she is an internationally-published freelance writer with over 1,000 traditional articles in print and online, as well as over 62,000 blog posts on Blogger, ActiveRain, MySpace, FaceBook, Realtor.com, Trulia, RealBird and others. She enjoys reading, traveling, animals, dancing, staging and praying. Check out her blog at www.activerain.trulia.com/results or visit her online at www.michellejudycarr.com or www.lynbrookhighhomes.com. For RE$ult$ … Just Call … (408) 252-8900.

1342 Oak Knoll Drive, San Jose, CA 95129 Lynbrook High Home for Lease!

1342 Oak Knoll Drive, San Jose, CA 95129 Lynbrook High Home for Lease!

by Michelle Carr Crowe

The Large & Lovely 5 Br, 2.5 Ba, ~2100-sf Home for Lease will be Open Sat. & S Open Sat. & Sun. 1:30-4:30 at 1342 Oak Knoll Dr., SJ!

Open Sat. & Sun. 1:30-4:30

Large & Lovely 1342 Oak Knoll, SJ Lynbrook High Home For Lease!

Attractive Curb Appeal – Move-In Ready Lynbrook High Home!

Room for All! Great Floor Plan with Separate Living & Family Rooms Plus Separate Casual and Formal Dining Rooms!

 

5 Br, 2.5 Ba, ~2100-sf on Big Lot!  1 Br Down, 4 Br Up!

Thanks for reading “1342 Oak Knoll Drive, San Jose, CA 95129 Lynbrook High Home for Lease!”

Aloha & God bless you,

Michelle

Michelle Carr Crowe
Real Estate Agent
Keller Williams Cupertino
P: 408-252-8900
F: 408-850-6911
E: GetResultsTeam@gmail.com
20230 Stevens Creek, #E
Cupertino, CA 95014
www.MichelleJudyCarr.com

Michelle C. Carr-Crowe, DRE #00901962, and the Get RE$ult$ Team (established by the late Judy Carr) are known as the “Lynbrook and Cupertino Schools Experts.” Michelle is a creative catalyst for positive change in people’s lives.She is a Silicon Valley-based multi-million dollar real estate consultant who works by referral only.

Her designations include: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Accredited Consultant of Real Estate (ACRE), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS), Accredited Staging Professional (ASP), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE),  Property Marketing Expert (PME), Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist (RECS), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). In addition, she is an internationally-published freelance writer with over 1,000 traditional articles in print and online, as well as over 62,000 blog posts on Blogger, ActiveRain, MySpace, FaceBook, Realtor.com, Trulia, RealBird and others. She enjoys reading, traveling, animals, dancing, staging and praying. Check out her blog at www.activerain.trulia.com/results or visit her online at www.michellejudycarr.com or www.lynbrookhighhomes.com. For RE$ult$ … Just Call … (408) 252-8900.

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