Tips in Buying or Selling a Home

5 Tips to Get Your Offer Accepted in Today’s Real Estate Market

Whether you’re trying to buy a condo or a five million dollar home, like the photo above, there are some tricks in the trade that you’ll want to be sure you’… Read more

Is It a Good Time to Sell My House?

Last year, several of my clients decided to wait and thought twice about selling their homes due to the onset of COVID and job insecurity. This year, however… Read more

8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, that design is a… Read more

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers?

I know we’ve said it many times in the past year, but we really are experiencing some remarkable circumstances that continue to make this a real … Read more

Diving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer Concerns

If you’ve been considering purchasing a home but feel it just may not be the right time, you’re not alone! Last week, Fannie Mae released their  … Read more

What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year?

As we move into the latter half of the year, questions about what’s to come are top of mind for buyers and sellers. Sellers are worried they may … Read more

Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year

The question many homebuyers are facing this year is, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate  … Read more

More Shortages to Consider!

Don’t panic! It’s not toilet paper this time! Now we have a shortage of materials related to home improvement and home building. It all seems to … Read more

Should I Move or Refinance?

If you live in your ideal home and you plan to stay there for the foreseeable future, then check your interest rate on your loan to be sure you’r… Read more

Recent Blog Posts

What will the housing market look like in 2023?

The 2022 housing market has been defined by two key things: inflation and rapidly rising  mortgage rates … Read more

The Midyear Forecast is in – Home Sales Across the Country Are Expected to Be Strong!

“We used to see home price growth only around the coasts, but now we’re seeing it throughout the country.” – Danielle Hale, chief economist. … Read more

Silicon Valley Weekend Events 4/23/22 – 4/24/22

There are some fabulous once-a-year festivals this weekend to check out! On Saturday, Saratoga is celebrating Art with their ArtSplash! Festival … Read more

Silicon Valley Weekend Events – 02/10/2022

If you’re wondering what’s on tap this weekend, then look no further! We’ve curated a weekly events list where we share some of the fun activitie… Read more

January Inside Look Newsletter

Have you checked out January’s Inside Look 👓 Newsletter yet? You’ll find insightful articles, upcoming community events, announcements, trends, … Read more

Silicon Valley Weekend Events – 1/28/2022

If you’re wondering what’s on tap this weekend, then look no further! We’ve curated a weekly events list where we share some of the fun activitie… Read more

December 2021 Home Sales Across 5 Bay Area Counties

Here are the charts showing our 5 San Francisco bay area county home sales (single family homes) for December 2021. Interestingly, all but Santa … Read more

Santa Clara County Housing Market Report

Last year ended with some amazing, record setting home values and speed for how long it takes to sell. Keep in mind that not all homes are create… Read more

Silicon Valley Weekend Events – 1/21/2022

Welcome to my weekly events guide where I highlight some of the fun events happening in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. Although C… Read more

News In The Community

San Francisco Bay Area Home Price Trends Across Neighboring Counties ( December 2022)

Single family home sales data from December is in!  Silicon Valley and our six neighboring counties in the San Francisco bay area and coastline c… Read more

Holiday Tree Lighting in Silicon Valley

Do you have a yearly holiday tradition?  Ours always included Nutcrackers - whether it was my ever growing collection of them or going to (or… Read more

Holiday Theater Guide for Silicon Valley

Do you have a yearly holiday tradition?  Ours always included Nutcrackers - whether it was my ever growing collection of them or going to (or… Read more

The Centennials are Coming!

We have been talking about Millennials for a while now, and next up are the Centennials. The Centennials were born from 1997 to present, and they have grown … Read more

What to do in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area this Weekend – April 15-17

This weekend is chock full of fun activities to enjoy outdoors with the kids, from Easter Egg hunts to train rides with the Easter Bunny. It’… Read more

What’s Happening in Silicon Valley this Weekend – April 8-10

Hello friends,   Welcome to our weekly events guide for Silicon… Read more

What’s Happening in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area this Weekend – April 1-3

Happy weekend! The blossoms are out and spring has arrived! Time to get out and enjoy all the fun events happening in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Ba… Read more

Silicon Valley Weekend Events – 03/11/2022

If you’re wondering what’s on tap this weekend, then look no further! We’ve curated a weekly events list where we share some of the fun activitie… Read more

Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types

The annual inflation rate in the United States is currently around 7.5%—the highest it has been since 1982.1 It doesn’t matter if you’re a cashier, lawyer, p… Read more

Oatmeal Krackles

Not to date myself, but 25 years ago my colleague shared one of her favorite cookie recipes with me, and I’m embarrassed to say, I never tried it… Read more

Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

While visiting family in San Luis Obispo, we stumbled upon a store called Brown Butter Cookie Company (@brownbuttercookiecompany), and naturally,… Read more

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’re looking for a rich, super-chocolatey, chocolate chip cookie, then you have to try this recipe. It’s one of my go-to cookies that I give… Read more

Toasted Coconut White Chocolate Chip Cookies

As delicious as a good chocolate chip cookie can be, sometimes I’m in the mood for something a little different. These cookies do not disappoint,… Read more

Decadent Brownie Cookies

Chocolate lovers – this one’s for you!!! These are double chocolate and are basically the best part of a brownie (the corner piece!) in a cookie.… Read more

Chocolate Toffee Chip Cookie Recipe

These have become one of the most requested recipes from clients, and by popular demand, is now one of the standards in my celebratory cookie gif… Read more

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread is the simplest cookie to make, as there’s really only 3 ingredients – flour, sugar, butter. For a more delicate shortbread, change ou… Read more

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

I have found that people fall into one of two camps when having a preference for cookies – chocolate chip or oatmeal. So for those of you that li… Read more

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Fundamental to how Janet Souza views her role as her client’s real estate advisor, she seamlessly blends her former professional worlds that span consulting, engineering, marketing, strategy, and executive sales negotiations as her frame of reference, bringing a premier standard of performance and uncompromised integrity to her clients.

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