Jeff Hansen & Arvin Paredes

408-657-9837

Downtown San Jose Condo & Townhouse Living

97 E. St. James #41 Pending

The Beautiful St. James Place…

 

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After Being on the Market for a Few Days (Listed at $549k), We Received Multiple Offers On This Vibrant Downtown San Jose City Home at St. James Place.  It’s a Spacious and Bright 4th Floor Unit. Floor to Ceiling Windows, Crown Molding Throughout, Upgraded Bathrooms, and the Views are Spectacular. This Building is Within Walking Distance to Restaurants, Bars, Entertainment, San Pedro Square, and Much More. Public Transportation is Close Too. This Specific Condo Has Two Deeded Parking Spaces and Inside Laundry. It’s a Secured Building With Secured Underground Parking. For Property Details, Go To: http://www.mlslistings.com/property/ml81464858/97-e-saint-james-st-41-san-jose-ca-95112

We are working with quite a few buyers that are looking to move into a Downtown San Jose condo/townhome. Are you interested in knowing what your home is worth in today’s market? Email us at: thejhansenteam@kw.com or call us at 408-657-9837. Look forward to talking with you soon!

 

466 Coyote Creek Sold!

Park West Condo Has Closed Successfully…

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After being on the market for 10 days, we accepted an offer with a well-qualified buyer. Our seller was extremely happy with the price we negotiated and the amount of time it took for us to get in contract. We ended up getting Read the rest of this entry »

Ryland Mews Condo Sold!

430 N. 1st St. #407

What a market it has been so far this Spring…interesting to say the least. The inventory level is lower today than it was this time a year ago, and many buyers are still out there trying to purchase a home. The average sale to list price ratio in Santa Clara County for single family homes, townhouses, and condos is currently at 107%. We have many micro markets here in Silicon Valley and depending on where you are, the sale to list price ratio might be higher or lower. Unit #407 in Ryland Mews is a gorgeous top floor corner unit. Our strategy resulted in multiple offers, closing $48,000.00 more than the list price, and did so in 10 days. We negotiated for our clients to have a rent-back for a few weeks giving them time to move into another home. The buyers are extremely happen they were able to purchase this home to be closer to their grand kids, especially in a competitive market.

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We’re constantly in conversation with people who love the downtown lifestyle. Who do you know that’s looking to move in or move out of the area that could use our help today?

 

Ryland Mews Unit #407

Desirable Ryland Mews Condo Now Available!

 

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Live the Downtown Condo Lifestyle at Ryland Mews. This Top Floor Corner Unit Has a Penthouse Feel and the View Looking Out Will Simply Take Your Breath Away. Clean, Spacious, Bright, and an Inviting Home, that’s Close to Everything. Walk to San Pedro Square, Various Restaurants, Pubs, Shops, and Entertainment. Convenient Location For San Jose International Airport and Other Public Transportation. Secured Building and Secured Parking With Plenty of Amenities. Home Sweet Home!

Fore More Details: http://www.mlslistings.com/property/ml81455939/430-n-1st-st-407-san-jose-ca-95112

Please reach out and let us know if you know of someone this home might be a perfect fit for. Cheers!

Park West Condo Now Available!

466 Coyote Creek Circle San Jose, CA. 95116

 

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Fantastic Park West Condo In Central San Jose. The Unit Itself Is Only Steps Away From the Pool Area So Feel Free To Take a Dip On a Hot Summer Day. You Can Also Enjoy Some Sun While You Relax In Your Own Private Patio Area. The Condo’s Floor Plan Is Nice and Open With a Laundry Area Located Inside. The Garage is Attached and There’s One Additional Designated Carport Spot. Park West Is Close to Freeway Access, Public Transportation, Shops, Stores, Restaurants, and More. Everything You Need Is Right Here. Home Sweet Home!

For more info, http://www.mlslistings.com/property/ml81451935/466-coyote-creek-cir-san-jose-ca-95116 or contact us directly. Feel free to let us know if you know of someone that this home might be a good fit for. We’d love to help in any way that we can.

Market Update – February 2015

Quick Info About Our Local Market

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Whether you are a homeowner looking to sell or someone looking to own, feel free to reach out to us for any questions/advice about our current market. We’d love to help!

Beautiful Ryland Mews Unit Sold!

410 N. 1st St. #234

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We have nothing but wonderful things to say about this condo and the complex. Ryland Mews has all the amenities that one could want living in Downtown San Jose. This particular unit is in a great location within the building; only steps away from the pool, clubhouse, and exercise room. Ryland Mews is just a short walk from the buzzing San Pedro Square Market.

A lot of people that we’ve connected with who live in the building absolutely love it here. There are one, two, and three bedroom floor plans within this Ryland Mews condo complex. Neighbors seem to always have a minute and talk about what makes this complex great. There’s a strong sense of community which is comforting for most. For all of the green thumbs out there, not a lot of people know that there’s a common garden area on site that residents can use to grow their own plants and flowers. Nice touch right?

As far as the logistics of the actual transaction goes…we had a couple offers on the home and successfully closed with one of the buyers. Our client, was the seller, and he lives out-of-state. We’re grateful whenever we work with out-of-area homeowners because that means they’ve put complete trust in us without even being here. When their home closes successfully, it’s always a joy to call them up and let them know the good news. We do our best to not let distance get in the way of our communication and customer service. Looking to get an idea for what your home might be worth in today’s market? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

 

Whole Foods On The Alameda!

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If you’re like us, you’ve probably driven by this Whole Foods time and time again, wondering when/if it will ever open. Wonder no more…Whole Foods on the Alameda is now open! While central San Jose is continuing to grow and develop, having a well-known company like Whole Foods on the Alameda is great for the community and the people in it. For information on Read the rest of this entry »

Are You Prepared?

 

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It’s hard to believe we’ll be experiencing one of the biggest storms in the Bay Area. For a while, the weather in our area has been beautiful while California as a whole is going through a drought. There’s no doubt we need this rain. We know that this isn’t specific to downtown San Jose, but we want people to be prepared for this storm as much as possible. We came across a post from the sfgate blog announcing “how to prepare for the big Bay Area storm.” After reading through the list, we realized there’s a lot more people can do/have to be prepared. Without further ado, Here is sfgate blog’s list for preparing for the storm that we are already experiencing.

 

DRIVING TIPS

— Do not drive through flooded areas. It’s hard to tell what’s beneath the water’s surface or how deep it is.

— Be vigilant driving on roads where the flood waters have receded; roads could be weakened by the rains.

— If your windshield wipers are on, your headlights should be too.

— Gas up your car now before the storm hits.

— In the unlikely event a power line falls on your car, stay inside the vehicle and wait for a trained professional to help you.

— Stay alert for vehicle hydroplaning.

— Gently apply brakes and avoid sharp turns.

— Leave extra distance between your car and the next motorist.

— Open the window a crack if you’re caught in stalled traffic to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

STORM SUPPLIES TO KEEP ON-HAND

— Bottled water — The Red Cross recommends one gallon per person per day. If the power goes out, you may not be able to use well water if electricity to the pump isn’t flowing, or flooding may contaminate your water source.

— Nonperishable food

— Flashlights and extra batteries

— Candles and matches

— Toilet paper — You never realize how much you need toilet paper until you don’t have any.

— Cash — If your local stores lose power, they may stay open but credit card readers won’t work.

— A fully charged cell phone — Now is not the time to let your battery go into the red zone. Backup chargers that don’t require electricity are also a good idea.

— A battery-operated radio

IF YOU HAVE A PET

— Make sure they have enough food (and water).

— Designate an emergency pet sitter if you can’t get home due to weather.

— Make sure your pet is wearing an ID tag or is microchipped. Scared pets can run off during storms.

— Bring outdoor pets indoors for the duration of the storm.

Please stay safe out there! How else are you preparing?

Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub

Last week, I met with a friend for lunch at Firehouse No. 1. To be quite honest, Firehouse No. 1 doesn’t exactly pop-up in my mind when thinking of a place to eat downtown. I’m usually here right before Sharks games to meet up with friends for a quick drink before walking to the Shark Tank. They have some delicious wings that I highly reccommend if you aren’t looking to fill all the way up. Everything on the menu looks mouth-watering. When we were there for lunch last week, I wanted to try something new and decided to go with the open-faced fried chicken sandwhich.

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Because of how tasty my meal was, I’ll make sure to consider eating at Firehouse No. 1 a lot more than I have in the past. Not only is the cook exceptional at what he does, the ambience of this gastropub is incredibly inviting. At one point I forgot that I was in downtown San Jose because the gastropub has a bit of a Boston/east coat-ish feeling. It’s relaxing, comfortable, and our waiter/bartender was a lot of fun to talk to. He said that the cook started out in the industry as a dishwasher in a restaurant at 16 years old. He developed into a skilled chef, and his creative dishes get people to keep coming back. To me, it’s almost like comfort food. The address to this hot spot is 69 N. San Pedro St. San Jose, CA. 95110.

Have you ever been to Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub? What’s your favorite thing to eat/drink there? Feel free to let us know, and we hope you had a great Thanksgiving!