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12 WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME Haryl Pascal shares six things one should consider prior to selling their home, based on his vast industry expertise.

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home tour in Almaden? Yes! Assistance League of San Jose is hosting an elegantly executed home tour for this year’s fundraiser to support their phenomenal causes, such as outfitting underprivileged children in school uniforms. As I was taking photos to provide a sneak peak for our readers, I listened to the co-chairs describing the upcoming home tour event and was impressed. I know you will enjoy yourself May 18th as well, so get your tickets and join me to keep their helpful efforts going and make this Bret Harte Middle School new event as successful as their Cultural Fair past fundraisers. See more The BHMS Fair welcomes you. The information on page 18. Fair will be held on May 9th, 2014 The Almaden real estate from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Entertainment. market is hot and will continue Sonia Shah (408) 540-8396 this way for the spring season. soniashah95125@yahoo.com If you are making lifestyle changes and selling your home, you must read Haryl Pascal’s article entitled, “Six Things to Know Before Selling Your Home,” and conversely if you are in the market to make a purchase read Jay Landrum’s ‘contingency clauses’ column to be aware of why those items are set in place and who they protect. Relay for Life is around the corner and the entire valley seems to be involved in one way or another. Even if you don’t have a team, please be aware that you can stop by the track the day of the event and shop at the booths to help their fundraising. While there you can support the creatively theme-dressed walking

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Almaden Valley Home & Garden Tour Sunday, May 18th, 2014 “We are excited about the Home & Garden Tour because it Sunday, May 18th 1:00 to 5:00 PM Tour 5 Almaden Homes is a brand new event for ALSJ which involves so many of our 1:00 - 5:00PM, tickets $35pp members and reaches into the community. WeAlmaden expect it to be a Tour of Five Valley Homes Advance sales: The Studio, Amato’s, Almaden fabulous day for everyone who attends.” $35.00 per person Yoga, Country Inn Cafe & more: www.alsj.org Barb Nobler, Rocki Kramer, Co-chairs

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Tickets are $35.00 in advance via Ticket Order Form or sold at the following locations the mail via the form below (To order tickets send check along with a he Assistance League of San Jose (ALSJ) is hosting a spring home self-addressed and garden on Sunday,Camden May 18th Ave from 1:00PMThe - 5:00PM. Country Inntour Café-6484 Studio-6485 Camdenstamped Ave envelope to ALSJ P.O. Box 20174 San Jose, CA 95160) or purchase at a local store location. Five interesting homes selected will be opened for touring. ALSJ & Meridian Hair’s Inn-6531 Crown Blvd Each home will feature something different: refreshments, membersAmato’s-Redmond chose a variety of homes, from large custom homes to completely remodeled Williams tract residences to provide somethingShopping for everyone.Plaza It is a selfCutlery-Cambrian Camdenentertainment & Union from local kids, a boutique, a donation drawing featuring 4 vignette tables, and so on. guided tour but the hosts will be pointing out features of interest. Charlie’s Works-Redmond Almaden Expwy Tickets will be available for sale starting April 18th at the following This type of event has not Cheesecake been held in Almaden since 2007 when it&used to local be sponsored by theDesign AlmadenMatters-430 Valley CounselingN.Service. Because AVCS no Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos businesses (be sure to thank them for their participation): Amato’s Pizza - Meridian & Redmond longer has home tour fundraisers, the Assistance League of San Jose decided Valiente Almaden Yoga - Via Valiente & Almaden Expressway to plan one this year.Almaden The LeagueYoga–Via is a perfect host as there& areAlmaden about 130 Expwy -Almaden Country Inn Cafe - Camden & Almaden members, and it takes a very large committee to createPlaza-Almaden and orchestrate a Expwy The Studio - Camden & Trinidad tour. There are over 50 members on the planning committee alone. Expwy Bloomsters-McAbee & Almaden See www.alsj.org for a full list of companies pre-selling the tickets. The day of the home tour event, ALSJ will tap all available members Order Form The Assistance League of San Jose is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to be hosts in three shifts in each ofTicket the five homes to ensure hospitality Send Form and Check along with a to meet the needs of the underserved children, families & seniors in our aspiring and make visitors feelTicket welcomeOrder while experiencing theyour fabulously prepared community. The all-volunteer membership provides more than 25,000 service homes with unique designself-addressed features to enjoy. The plan is for envelope this new event stamped to hours annually to staff and manage eight philanthropic programs. to happen every other year, alternating withALSJ the already hugely successful For more ALSJ and home tour information please visit: www.alsj.org. ALSJ Floral Fantasy event (which alsoP.O. alternates between Spring and Fall Box 20174 Proceeds from the Almaden Valley Home Tour will be used to improve the for variety), featuring Kren from Bloomsters instructing the attendees on San Jose, CA 95160 quality of life for those in need. creating floral masterpeices and thenchecks raffling them. The new home tour Make payable to ALSJ If you have specific questions about the tour e-mail: event is widely anticipated. All the homes are in 95120 andmailed within atofew minutes from Tickets will be you afterdrive April 18th assistanceleagueofsanjose@yahoo.com. We apologize NO WHEEL CHAIR one another. The map is on orders the tickets, whichbe canreceived be purchased Ticket must bythrough May 5th ACCESS. Children 12 years of age and over are welcome with a ticket. A map directing you to the homes will be on the back of your ticket Name ___________________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________________ City _________________________

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uying or selling a home can sometimes hinge on the stars aligning. Often, those requirements take the form of “contingency” clauses within the real estate purchase agreement. Contingency clauses are quite common, and protect one of the parties from harm in the event a certain circumstance or event occurs (or doesn’t occur). The basic idea of a contingency clause is to give you the ability to terminate the agreement in the event certain expectations are not met. These “escape clauses” are negotiated between the parties and can be for either party’s benefit. Contingency clauses can take many forms, and cover many topics, but a few of the most common are: • The financing contingency: This allows the buyer a period of time to secure a loan or other financing with which to meet the terms of purchase; • The prior sale contingency: When the buyer must first sell another property (usually their existing home) before they can purchase the seller’s property; • The home inspection contingency: States the property must first pass a home inspection, and be free of structural problems, material defects, defective appliances, etc.; • The intended use contingency: Requested when the buyer will only buy the property if a zoning variance or permit can be obtained allowing the intended use of the property (such as use as a home office, multifamily residence, or business use). • The attorney contingency: States the contract is contingent upon review and approval by the party’s attorney. • The homeowners association contingency: States the contract is contingent upon receipt and approval of the homeowners association’s documents and rules • The appraisal contingency: Requires that the property appraise at or above the price stated in the contract… besides confirming it is a fair deal for both parties, this is also important as financing may not be possible if the contract price exceeds the appraisal price. • The deal specific contingency: There may be a particular issue for that property, such as a requirement that a well pass certain water testing, soil reports meet certain thresholds, etc. Standard realtor contracts may contain some contingency clauses, but it is obviously always important that you make sure you include clauses to cover all your specific concerns. But as a buyer, keep in mind that the seller ultimately decides whether to accept the contract with one or more contingency clauses. The seller’s decision to do so typically rests not only on the nature of the contingency itself, but also on the market demand for the property. The hotter the property, the less likely it is the seller will accept contingencies. Zero contingencies? Beware of doing a deal without contingencies. An agent advising you to make the deal with a “no contingency” offer might not be acting in your best interest. You could be left with undiscovered property issues (and significant costs) after the deal is done and your agent has walked off with his or her commission. What happens if the contingency is not met? In some cases, the contract is cancelled. In other cases, it is renegotiated. The above article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not legal advice, nor does it create an attorney-client or any other relationship. You should always contact an attorney for legal advice applicable to your particular situation.

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Six Things You Must Know Before Selling Your Home 1. 2. 3. Successful sellers have a realistic idea of what their home is worth. A detailed analysis comparing your home to others of equal size and amenities that have recently sold in your area must be compared with those currently on the market.

To maximize the best price possible from the sale of your home, a professional designer should be brought in, at no cost to you, to insure your home is as dramatically beautiful as possible.

Look for a pinpoint comparative analysis of those homes covering: • How do their exteriors and interiors compare • Landscaping quality • Location can affect price dramatically • What schools do they attend? What are the API Scores? • Age of home • Size of the home and property • Special attributes, not readily visible • Neighborhood comparison • Dollars per square foot • Did they sell at list price? Higher? Lower? • How long were they on the market • What is the current real estate market situation

Knowing the condition of your home is critical. Repairs may or may not be needed. A qualified Realtor can advise about your options. California licensed inspectors offer the insight required to negotiate the best deal possible. Not truly understanding the condition of a home can be costly and time consuming.

Your Realtor should give you a simple but comprehensive, integrated report that prepares you for the sale of your home. Photos, maps and all the details of the compared homes will focus on what your home is really worth. An online internet calculator cannot do this job!

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Should repairs be needed, your Realtor must be able to provide appropriate licensed experts in every field including roofing, painting, heating, air conditioning, flooring, general construction, swimming pool, landscaping, chimney and pest control. An experienced Realtor can also tell you what profit you will make from this work and, most importantly when not to do the work at all! Preparing your home for sale can be profitable for you.

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who have battled cancer.” said Paul Gardner who, along with his wife, Charmaine, are the creative force behind this unique tribute. You can sponsor a butterfly in honor or in memory of someone for only $20. The luminaria ceremony will be held at 9PM on Saturday evening- the sight of 1,000 lit bags lining the track is breath-taking. A beautiful moment to stop, honor and remember. “It’s my favorite part of Relay,” said Jennifer Caselli, long-time Relay participant. “ We have lit a bag honoring my Mom every year since her diagnosis.” All funds raised go directly to the American Cancer Society to fund amazing programs in our community including: Road to Recovery (rides to treatment for cancer patients), Look Good, Feel Better (free makeover tips for cancer patients dealing with the physical changes brought on by treatment), Hope Lodge (free lodging for cancer patients and a caregiver near treatment), and many free counseling services including: Man to Man (prostate cancer). ALL of these services are free. Fighting cancer is hardfinding help shouldn’t be! Inspired by her husband’s battle with cancer, Deborah Caldwell has started a monthly meet-up for all caregivers. The second Monday of every month at The Country Inn at 9:30am. “It’s a safe, quiet place where caregivers can gather and talk and share,” said Deborah. It is open to all so come down for a cup of coffee served with support and friendship. Relay For Life of Almaden is teaming up with the San Jose Giants this year to honor the strength and courage of cancer survivors and their caregivers. Pack the Park with Purple on June 14th at San Jose Municipal Stadium. Tickets are only $5 with all proceeds going to fight cancer. Can’t make the game? For $5, you can send a cancer survivor to the game! (For tickets, email relayforlifeofalmaden@yahoo.com)


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A cancer diagnosis is not a singular event: it intimately and profoundly affects everyone around the patient. Caregivers often forget their own needs putting the patients needs above all else. For all the caregivers out there we honor your strength and courage: Hope to see you on the track on May 17th at Castillero Middle School!

“Promise me you’ll always remember that you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh www.relayforlife.org/almadenca

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