Santa Clara Real Estate & Homes for Sale in California
Santa Clara is a friendly and peaceful town in the heart of the greater San Francisco Bay area, at the center of Silicon Valley. With 19.3 square miles of tree-lined neighborhoods and thriving commercial and industrial centers, it is an ideal location for new, relocating, or expanding businesses. The strategic regional location allows the high-tech companies headquartered in the area and residents alike convenient access to freeways, airports, light rail and other public transportation. Low utility costs, low business taxes, relatively moderate real estate prices for the Bay Area and low crime rates are key factors to Santa Clara’s economic stability. (more)
Real estate options consist of single-family homes, condominiums, and town homes. Named after one of the California Missions, Santa Clara is home to both Mission College and Santa Clara University, the latter being the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of California. Santa Clara amenities include an award-winning Convention Center, Community Recreation Center, International Swim Center, Youth Activity Center, Senior Center, abundant retail shopping, restaurants, and medical facilities. Dozens of parks, playgrounds and youth special-use facilities dot the landscape of places to interact, while the Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club and a 40-acre open space preserve provide outlets for the adult population. Additionally, Santa Clara offers one of the nation's best public safety records, plenty of cultural diversity and a beautiful Mediterranean climate. It is no wonder more than 4,500 companies, including many of the world’s top technology firms, and more than 100,000 long-time residents have made the City of Santa Clara their home.
Prices of Santa Clara Houses
Santa Clara offers a variety of housing opportunities, from quaint starter homes on tree-lined streets and historic dwellings, to custom-built villas and subdivisions. Residents enjoy a selection that can include a suburban lifestyle with safe streets and parks while having the benefits of city services nearby. Single-family homes start at $600,000 and can go up to $1 million for spacious floor plans and exclusive amenities. A wide range of town homes and condominiums are available from the low $400,000s to $600,000. Very little land property is available in the confines of the city of Santa Clara, although further from the city land is available from $500,000 to over $1 million depending on acreage, topography and utilities present. (more)
Rivermark in Santa Clara is a nice family-friendly neighborhoods with lots of parks and hiking trails near the river. Those looking for a more established, older neighborhood in a quite area, Briarwood is another great neighborhood. Younger couples and working professionals tend to flock towards Madison Street which used to be the Old Quad neighborhood – you can find some cute bungalows here.
Santa Clara, California Average Home Sizes and Asking Prices
Brenda Avilla-Kintz is proud to serve as your REALTOR® for the Silicon Valley of Santa Clara County and the 680 corridor of Alameda County. Having lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1978, Brenda loves the diversity, amenities, and the fabulous weather that only the Bay Area can offer. Her decision to become a REALTOR® stems from a true passion for helping people achieve goals they may've thought weren't possible in real estate…(more)
"I saw a need for honesty and integrity after I experienced numerous difficult transactions as a client. I knew I could do a better job. I try daily to exceed the expectations of those I meet and never forget what it is like to be on the other side of the table as a client."
Her commitment to go above and beyond for her clients shows in her high repeat and referral rate. Clients appreciate how she listens, her genuine concern for looking out for their best interests, and her desire to never "hard sell" a property.
Always having a desire to stay educated in the ever-changing world of real estate and complement her extensive real world experience, she has completed extensive professional training to earn the following designations:
• ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative) • GRI (Graduate Realtor's Institute) • SFR (Short Sale Foreclosure Resource) • SRES (Senior Residential Specialist) • CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) • RCS-D (Real Estate Collaborative Specialist - Divorce) • Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Member
Brenda specializes in first-time home buyers (including local home buyer and VA programs), move-up buyers and sellers, pre-divorce real estate counseling, Senior (55+) Real Estate options, short sales, and foreclosure prevention counseling.
Contact Brenda today, your Santa Clara and Alameda County Real Estate Resource.
Santa Clara Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of May 23rd, 2016: homes priced around $1,127,341 compared to $1,072,975 the previous week, showing a increase of more than +5%. For Tuesday, May 24th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.64%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 2.76%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.24%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.92%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Santa Clara CA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Santa Clara to help you find the best home!