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Technology, Millennials and Appraisal

Millennials aren’t as young as they used to be. In fact, a whole lot of them have had kids at this point. And you know what that means. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a new interest in the housing market along with a baby and a baby carriage.   The older millennials […]

Expert Litigation and Real Estate Geek-Out

Being a real estate geek isn’t bad at all Having been in the industry for over 20 years, I have a track record to prove my real estate geeky-ness. I’ve been offering my services in expert litigation for a number of years. We all know that anything to do with going to court is stressful […]

Industry Terms Anne Hathaway Would Learn

In real estate and in other industries, proper language is crucial to playing the game well. Remember The Devil Wears Prada? Anne Hathaway’s character had to learn about the history of fashion, the terms and definitions of fashion, and the proper slang of the fashion world before she could succeed and feel comfortable at her […]


Good News about San Jose Area

Appraisal is a relational industry. It can often seem like a cold, financial industry with heavy ties into the accounting department. What with all the home appraisals, real estate appraisals, expert litigation, and divorce appraisals this industry (and we at San Jose Area Appraisers–shameless plug) are known for, one can easily forget the one common […]

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Appraisal as a Solution

  Have you ever been stuck in a rut? Maybe you’ve felt that the only way to solve your current problems, is to come up with a brilliant and unconventional master plan. Not all of us have the brilliance and boldness of, say, one of the many extraordinary characters played by Johnny Depp. Then again, thanks […]

San Jose Area: Small-Mid Sized Businesses

For the sake of celebrating one of the grandest cities in the world, today’s post is focused on some of the businesses that make the San Jose area great. Small Business/ Technology: Bay Area Platfora: Platfora is a founding-father (so to speak) in the big data industry. It’s based in San Mateo and has garnered […]

4 Questions to Ask Yourself before Buying a House

Before buying a house, there are a litany of questions you could considering asking yourself. A lot of sources will tell you that the best thing to do for your decision making is to create an elaborate spreadsheet with financial goals and barriers lined out in detail. Other sources might recommend more introspective questions to […]


5 Important Real Estate Terms You Need to Know

Industry lingo takes a while to become fluent in, no matter the industry. The fake-it-till-you-make-it routine can work like a charm, but, it can also backfire. Sometimes, we can get stuck nodding and smiling for so long, we don’t find out the correct definition of a term. In any investment industry, there are many terms […]