Sunnyvale Homes Sales: Condos, Townhouses & Single-Family Home Sales

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My family bought a home in Sunnyvale for $23,000 ~ in 1960. Take a look at what Sunnyvale houses, townhouses and condos sell for in 2014.

Pat Kapowich, REALTOR®

Sunnyvale Home sales per MLS assembled by Pat Kapowich of Kapowich Real Estate (408) 245-7700

Sunnyvale Home Sales per MLS assembled by Pat Kapowich of Kapowich Real Estate (408) 245-7700

Time frame is from Jan 2006 to Dec 2014

Property Sub Class is 'Single Family Residential'
City is 'Sunnyvale'

Results calculated from approximately 6,200 MLS listing

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 Sunnyvale Townhouse Sales per MLS assembled by Pat Kapowich of Kapowich Real Estate (408) 245-7700

Sunnyvale Townhouse Sales per MLS assembled by Pat Kapowich of Kapowich Real Estate (408) 245-7700

Time frame is from Jan 2006 to Dec 2014

Property Sub Class is 'Townhouse/Condo (Comm Int Dev)'
City  is 'Sunnyvale'

Results calculated from approximately 1,500 MLS listings

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Sunnyvale Condo Sales per MLS assembled by Pat Kapowich of Kapowich Real Estate (408) 245-7700

Sunnyvale Condo Sales per MLS assembled by Pat Kapowich of Kapowich Real Estate (408) 245-7700

Time frame is from Jan 2006 to Dec 2014

Property Sub Class is 'Condo (Comm Int Dev)'
City  is 'Sunnyvale'

Results calculated from approximately 1,100 MLS listings

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Sunnyvale Home Sales per MLS assembled by Pat Kapowich of Kapowich Real Estate (408) 245-7700

Sunnyvale Home Sales per MLS assembled by Pat Kapowich of Kapowich Real Estate (408) 245-7700

Time frame is from Jan 2014 to Dec 2014

Property Sub Class is 'Single Family Residential'
City is 'Sunnyvale'
Zip Code is '94085', '94086', '94087', '94089'

Results calculated from approximately 570 MLS listings

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Sunnyvale Townhouse Sales per MLS assembled by Pat Kapowich of Kapowich Real Estate (408) 245-7700

 

Sunnyvale Townhouse Sales per MLS assembled by Pat Kapowich of Kapowich Real Estate (408) 245-7700

Sunnyvale Townhouse Sales per MLS assembled by Pat Kapowich of Kapowich Real Estate (408) 245-7700

 

Time frame is from Jan 2014 to Dec 2014

Property Sub Class is 'Townhouse (Comm Int Dev)'
City is 'Sunnyvale'
Zip Code is '94085', '94086', '94087', '94089'

Results calculated from approximately 200 MLS listings

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Sunnyvale Condo Sales per MLS assembled by Pat Kapowich of Kapowich Real Estate (408) 245-7700

 

 

Sunnyvale Condo Sales per MLS assembled by Pat Kapowich of Kapowich Real Estate (408) 245-7700

Time frame is from Jan 2014 to Dec 2014

Property Sub Class is 'Condo (Comm Int Dev)'
City is 'Sunnyvale'
Zip Code is '94085', '94086', '94087', '94089'

Results calculated from approximately 200 MLS listings

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REALTOR® Pat Kapowich is a Market Wise columnists for the San Jose Mercury News.

Contact him at (408) 245-7700 or SiliconValleyBroker@gmail.com

Q:  My wife has always been really good at looking ahead and planning for changes.  That’s partly the reason for selling our two-story home in order to buy a one-level replacement property.  We do not want to deal with stairs 15 years from now. What we did not plan for was dealing with 25 other buyers.  Nor did either of us ever dream of making an “as-is” offer $100,000 over list price and totally void of contingencies. Otherwise, our buyer’s agent informed us that writing any other offer was a waste of time.  Is this heavy-handed type of real estate practice really necessary?

Pyramid of Hundred Dollar Balls

A: No. It is not.  Unfortunately, it’s another ill-advised practice that has taken on a life of its own. These sellers and their reps who are at the optimal position of strength unknowingly negotiated themselves into a weak position.  They mistakenly believe those buyers and their reps that forego rights to rescind the purchase contract, (waiving contingencies), are “not our problem.”  Clearly, listing agents and especially sellers have no idea that 80-90% of the residential real estate claims are filed by buyers with real or imagined problems.  If they did, they would deftly negotiate every avenue that maximizes the buyers’ path to being treated evenhandedly.  Unquestionably easier to do in a “sellers’ market.

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Good consumer-protection for the buyers is solid risk-management for the sellers. Real estate attorneys were late during the dot-com boom to advise brokerages to resist purchase contracts that were contingency-free.  Buyers who operated 100 percent of the time under the duress of losing their earnest money deposit make great litigants.  Plus, these buyers often claim to be forced to rely on reports from inspectors hired by the sellers.  Real estate attorneys know once sellers are sued, the agencies they represent are next. Sellers can protect themselves while obtaining a great price or better by allowing buyers time for their own due diligence.  Skilled negotiating tactics employed in any market can and certainly will speak volumes. A seller who treats a buyer fair and square as well as allowing opportunities to rescind a sale calmly states, “If you don’t want to buy my home - please don’t. We can sell it to someone who does.”

Pat Kapowich, REALTOR®