Sophia Delacotte

Realtor in Silicon Valley


Buy and Sell Your Home in Confidence


Intero Real Estate Services

2061 Lincoln Ave. - San Jose CA 95125

(408) 717-2575
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Welcome to Silicon Valley!

I am a Realtor affiliated with Intero Real Estate Services in San Jose, CA.

On this website, you will find helpful information and tips for home sellers and buyers in San Jose in Silicon Valley. Feel free to browse though current listings for sale in San Jose neighborhoods such as Almaden Valley, Blossom Valley, Cambrian, Evergreen, Santa Teresa and Willow Glen in particular.

As you are embarking on a journey to sell, buy, flip or invest in real estate in 2015, you can trust me as your Realtor to assist you every step of the way and always keep your best interests in mind.

My Personal Engagements
as Your Real Estate Agent

As your listing agent, I will be diligent in addressing your key concerns: selling price and lead time to actual sale of your home, based on market conditions and comparables in the neighborhood of your choice.

As your buyer agent, I will help you find at a fair market price your dream home in any of the neighborhoods that fits your needs, your short and long-term personal goals and financial means.

As an investor's agent, I will help you acquire the knowledge of Silicon Valley areas you are planning to invest in, identify under-valued homes (town homes, condos, TLC and fixer uppers) or lands for sale in the area of your choice and represent your interests to help you achieve the highest possible Return On Investment.

As a Certified Short Sales & Foreclosure Specialist in California, I will help you negotiate with your lenders to avoid the foreclosure or the short sale of your home at all costs. Alternatively, if you are looking to purchase short sales and REO properties in Silicon Valley, I can assist you to increase your chances of getting your offer accepted.

State of the Real Estate Market
from a San Jose Realtor 

After a year of stabilization in 2014, the San Jose Real Estate Market has kept climbing at a rapid pace in 2015 reaching a 3-Year all time high in June 2015 with a Sold Average price (for single family homes) just above $950K before stabilizing in August 2015.
The combination of a limited housing inventory, many motivated home buyers and still affordable interest rates has pushed home prices higher than before in 2015.


Here are some of the latest Summer trends to watch if you are currently considering selling or buying a home in the San Jose area:
  • Median Sold Price for Single Family Homes has increased 17% YoY and is currently at $839K as of August 2015 (vs. $775K a year earlier)

  • Active Inventory of Single Family Homes for sale is down 21% YoY, with currently about 658 homes for sale at the end of August 2015 (vs. about 832 one year ago)

  • Average Days on the Market (DOM) for Single Family Homes sold is down 19% YoY, but up since June and reached 21 days in August 2015, which may indicate a slight trend towards a Buyer's Market

  • Sold Price Per Square Feet for Single Family Homes is up 13.3% vs. last year in August at $546 (vs. $482 last year), very close to the 3-Year all- time high of 552 back in June 2015

A deep dive into real estate market trends for condos and townhouses shows comparable hot trends: Sold Average prices for condos is up 27% YoY ($559K in August 2015), Average Days on the Market is down 32% (19 days in August 2015), Sold Price per Square Feet is up 15% YoY ($475 in August 2015), Inventory is down more than 40% from one year ago at about 191 condos currently available for sale.

Mortgage Rates Trends in Silicon Valley
  Update September 2015

Since January 2015, mortgage rates in California have mostly followed a downward pattern, spiked back around June 2015 (just under 3.9%) but have been trending lower since. Home buyers with high credit scores can currently get a 30-year loan around 3.75%.

There is no doubt today that mortgage rates have never been so attractive as per the graph below from Freddie Mac which charts the 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Average since 1970:

You can also find the latest mortgage and interest rates trends in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area on this page.

If you are interested in the latest weekly mortgage rates as well as historical mortgage trends, you can always check the Primary Mortgage Market Survey on the Freddie Mac website.

Do not hesitate to contact me for any further information and how recent trends in interest and mortgage rates in California might impact your current or upcoming quest to buy your dream home in Silicon Valley in 2015.


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