Jeff Hansen & Arvin Paredes


Downtown San Jose Condo & Townhouse Living

Buyers Category

Condos/Townhomes Sold In Nov. And Dec. (95110,95112)

List Price
$117,500 $615,000 $234,000
Min Median
Quick Statistics ( 28 Listings Total )

Quick Stats and Projections For Downtown San Jose

The Multiple Listings Service (MLS) shows that in the month of November last year, there were 28 condos/townhomes sold in zipcodes 95110 and 95112.

List Price – Min: $117,500 Max: $615,000 Median: $234,000Keystone

Sale Price – Min: $117,500 Max: $575,000 Median: $228,000

Average List Price – $273,784

Average Sale Price – $257,530

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1 Valuable Tip When Buying A Home

There are a lot of things to be aware of as a buyer.

Turnkey Mortgage

If you’ve ever bought a home, you know that there can be unexpected hurdles throughout the process. If you haven’t bought a home, well now you know. There are many steps to take throughout the experience such as: negotiating on the price of the actual home, documents needing to be signed, ordering inspections, the funding of the loan…etc. The goal is to produce a successful transaction with as few complexities as possible. The biggest hold-up during the purchase of a home Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Reasons Why Buyers Chose Their Agent

Why Buyers Chose their Agent
1. Most responsive (28%)
2. Worked with agent before (18%)
3. First to respond (17%)
4. Most aggressive (16%)
5. Most knowledgeable (6%)

It’s important for buyers to have complete trust in the agent they hire. shaking hands

After all, this agent is going to be guiding them through the process of what could be the largest purchase they will have made in their entire life. It’s a scary and exciting experience, especially for the first time buyers out there. The California Association of Realtors conducted a survey. They asked homeowners, “what was the single most important reason for selecting the agent that you used in your recent home purchase?”

The Top 5 Reasons were: Read the rest of this entry »

New Listing At 144 S. 3rd Street

Paseo Plaza #154


New listing! Located at Paseo Plaza, 144 S. 3rd Street unit #154. The location of this complex is ideal for anyone who wants to live in vibrant downtown. Dining, entertainment Read the rest of this entry »

4 Quick Facts About Buyers

In this day in age, almost everyone uses the internet.

Any why wouldn’t they? When you’re in public, if you look in any direction you’ll find people surfing the web on their smartphone. So if you haven’t guessed it yet, this post is really about buyers and how they’ve used the internet in the buying process.Social Media Glossary

Fact #1: 59% of buyers found their agent online

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How Do You Prefer To Communicate With An Agent?

There are an incredible amount of ways to communicate with people these days.


You can email, call, send a Facebook message, or do what seems to be extremely popular, text. A survey was done to see what method of communication buyers preferred their agent to use to contact them. In addition, statistics were pulled up for the percent of agents that actually communicated with their client in that certain method. Here are the numbers:

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5 Primary Reasons For Buying

Care To Guess?

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People decide to purchase a home for many different reasons. But there are a few reasons that are more common among buyers than others. A survey was done to see what the primary reasons are  for buying a home. The top 5 are: Read the rest of this entry »

The Buying Experience…How Does Yours Compare?

Here are some quick and interesting stats about the buying experience:buyer-agent

  • Buyers considered buying for over 4 months & investigated homes/neighborhoods for 2.5 months, on average, before contacting an agent.
  • Buyers viewed Read the rest of this entry »

More Than Meets The Eye

Have you come across eye-catching properties online?


Most people that are searching online for homes typically do. But buyers beware! Don’t fall too quickly for that “perfect” condo or townhome because sometimes there’s more to it than meets the eye.

When you go house hunting on sites like the MLS (multiple listings service), Redfin, Trulia, etc…what you won’t figure out are a couple things. Read the rest of this entry »

This Month In Real Estate: December 2011

Quick Statistics And News You Can Use


The national average interest rate is incredible right now. What are your thoughts about selling a home yourself versus hiring a real estate professional to do it for you? Leave a comment or contact me, and you can tell me about your experiences. Don’t forget to subscribe!