Jeff Hansen - King CondoHome
Downtown San Jose Condo & Townhouse Living
I’ve helped many people both clients and non-clients with a variety of questions they’ve had. One question is who pays for closing costs? Sometimes they don’t ask this question because let’s face it, during the midst of finding their dream home, they have so many things running through their mind that they forget. Hopefully this will help you as a buyer, seller, agent, or anyone for that matter to have the ability to answer this question with ease.
Depending on the county, closing costs for a real estate transaction must be paid either by the buyer, the seller, or both. It’s important as a party in a transaction to be well aware of who pays for what. By clicking here, you can find out these exact details for every county in California. For example, if you are purchasing the perfect condo downtown, as a buyer you should know that the seller pays for a majority of the closing costs. Purchasing a home is, for most people, the biggest transaction they will have made in their entire life, and this gem of a document shows exactly who pays for what in closing costs. Don’t forget to Subscribe!
Vito’s New York Trattoria
I’m just going to go ahead and admit it. I love Italian Food. I’ve been coming to Vito’s for a couple years now and each time I make a visit, I’ve become more impressed. Sitting down for a meal here makes me feel like I’m in a Roman Palace because the architecture and scenery portrays just that. The service is fantastic, and the food is unforgettable. My colleague and I ordered their garlic bread for our antipasto which definitely makes my top 3 all-time favorite garlic breads. I had the Fettucine Cagiucco for my main dish, which is made up of fettucine pasta, crabmeat, clams, and a white cream sauce. This entree is absolutely indescribable. Each bite was better than the last and I honestly cannot wait to go back. Having a glass of wine with your meal here is a must. Reserve one night out of your weekend to eat at this restaurant located at 90 Skyport Drive. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blogsite and leave a comment about Vito’s New York Trattoria!
Looking For Fresh Produce?
Check out the Farmer’s Market downtown every Friday until November 18. For further information on the vendors as well as the activities click here! Let me know what you like most about the Farmer’s Market by leaving a comment.
This is a great article on the common problems that stand in the way of a house selling within a decent time period at a decent price. We all know that there are many reasons as to why selling a home can be time-intensive and perhaps a little difficult whether you are an agent or a homeowner. But have you figured out why it’s taking so for yor home to get sold? Here are your answers… Read the rest of this entry »
This complex is literally in the heart of redeveloped vibrant downtown. This city home offers 2 extra parking spaces to use or lease for income. Dual Master bedroom suites with a desirable open kitchen floor plan. For more info on this unit click here or just contact me. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.
New Condo Listing at 27 Bassett Street
This end unit is set in an amazing urban location. It is in walking distance to downtown yet far away enough from the hustle and bustle. You can walk to work, the park, and Trials Pub! Easy freeway access and close to the light rail. A cool and safe community with friendly Neighbors. The unit itself is new, bright, and includes a spacious balcony where you can barbeque. Click here for more details or contact me directly through phone or email!
Looking For A Delicious Italian Meal?
Look no further! Paesano Ristorante Italiano is a unique little Italian restaurant located at 350 West Julian #1. This is the perfect place to bring a date if you’re looking for a romantic dining experience. Inside this little gem of a restaurant contains a bar that yells, “have a glass of wine and watch some soccer while you’re at it!” The interior design can be best described as modern meeting simplicity in a very tasteful way. Not only is there a sufficient amount of seating indoors, there is also an outdoor patio on the side of the restaurant. Away from all the inside noise, the patio creates that warm and fuzzy feeling that people love to have when dining out with their significant other. Or is this just me? In any case, the grape vines above this area adds a nice touch. I chose to have the gnocchi which was absolutely delicious and definitely a must try. Have I convinced you enough to get a small taste of Italia here? Leave a comment if you’ve tried this place, and don’t be shy to share your thoughts about it. Just like our server said before we took our first bite, “buon appetito!”
Are you new to living downtown? Having a hard time trying to figure out where to go or what to do? Here are 8 things you must do in downtown San Jose. Who knows, maybe you have lived here for a few years and haven’t done any of these things because reality t.v. has taken over your life.
1) Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
When was the last time you saw a Mummy? This museum is located at 1660 Park Avenue San Jose, CA 95191.
2) Ballet San Jose
If you are feeling sophisticated or just want to win extra Read the rest of this entry »
Eventually people are going to realize that downtown condo living just isn’t cutting it anymore. This of course doesn’t apply to all condo owners but definitely a good number of them. So how do you know if it’s your time to move up? Well if the answer isn’t clear then perhaps these 6 warning signs might prove to be a little helpful.
If you and your spouse are talking about having kids or if you already have a couple, this could be a sign that your family needs more space.
Complexes downtown are bound to be around a lot of noise. Maybe this is the reason you moved downtown in the first place. Who could blame you? There’s a lot of action, cars constantly whizzing by, and flashing lights. It’s not uncommon to get used to this atmosphere, and yet it wouldn’t be uncommon to want to get away from it all. Read the rest of this entry »
Motivated buyers have a lot of decisions to make. They have to decide where they want to live, the type of home, the size, and last but certainly not least, the price they are willing to pay for it all. So what are four questions that a buyer should ask to save time in case their agent isn’t on top of their game?
The first question they should ask if interested in a unit is whether or not the complex is in litigation. This is because it greatly affects their ability to buy. If the complex is in litigation, buyers please be ready to make that offer all cash.
You should then ask what the owner occupancy ratio is because if it isn’t over 50%, it may be nearly impossible to get financing.
Third, it would be smart to ask what percentage of the complex is delinquent on HOA payments. If it reaches 16%, that is 16% or more are late on HOA payments, then it would also be nearly impossible to get financing. Read the rest of this entry »