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

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 and 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 the 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.

San Jose Real Estate Market 
  Trends in 2016

Over the past few months, the San Jose Real Estate Market has shown signs of stabilization in terms of homes sold (-13% Y0Y) but both the average and the median sale price were up year-on-year respectively by up 8% and 11%. In other words, home prices are still going up, most likely due to multiple offers in a market still constrained by a limited inventory (541 homes for sale vs. 600 one year ago).

Days on the Market of any property for sale on the San Jose market is at 24, down from 33 one year ago, which attests again to the dynamism of the local real estate market.


New Listings went up in February (4.4% YoY) as home buyers are now more inclined to list their property on a market that commands ever increasing prices.

Mortgage Rates Trends in 2016

Over the few past few months, mortgage rates have been a on downward trend, falling almost 40 bps since the beginning of the year. 30-Year mortgage rates are currently trending at 3.58%, back to 2013 levels!

There is no doubt today that mortgage rates are very attractive as per the graph below from Freddie Mac which charts the evolution of the 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Average since 2000:

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 2016.


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