Jeff Hansen & Arvin Paredes

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Downtown San Jose Condo & Townhouse Living

Paseo Plaza Sale

Unit #242

Paseo Plaza #242

Paseo Plaza #242

Since April 2008, the highest Paseo Plaza sale was unit #00138. The short sale unit sold for $555,000 and closed in April of 2010. My most recent listing in the complex, which was unit #242, sold for $552,000 last month. I’m sure a lot of you have heard or have seen clues Read the rest of this entry »

Dine Downtown San Jose

How Can You Resist?

Dine Downtown San Jose

Dine Downtown San Jose

As I was sipping on my espresso a couple of evenings ago in one of my favorite coffee shops, I came across an article in the “Silicon Valley Community Newspapers” written by Mary Gottschalk. The eye-catching title was, “Dine Downtown San Jose For Good Prices On Special Menus.” Because food is a popular topic and residents of the downtown San Jose community strive to know where the best meals are at the best prices (myself included), I couldn’t help but post a blog after reading this article.

So the reason for these special menus is that it’s actually the fourth annual Dine Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week. You might be thinking, “only a week?” Don’t stress because this is going to be taking place for approximately 2 weeks starting Read the rest of this entry »

History of Home Values

How Does This Grab You?

History of Home Values

First off, I’d like to mention that these statistics are inflation adjusted values, not absolute values. It’s safe to say that overall, home values are Read the rest of this entry »

Recent Short Sales Listings Closed!

2140 Silver Vale Court And 30 E. Julian Street

2140 Silver Vale CourtThe Plaza

I am proud to say that after somewhat lengthy processes, we have successfully closed on my two short sale listings on the same day as a matter of fact. My sellers could not Read the rest of this entry »

Condo Crawl

This Is One Event You Shouldn’t Miss!

City Heights
The Downtown San Jose Condo Crawl Open House features three high-rise condo buildings: the Axis, The 88, and City Heights. You have probably seen these buildings from Highway 87 or driving through downtown. The crawl will be taking place on Saturday, April 21st from noon to 4 p.m. This is going to be Read the rest of this entry »

New Listing!

The Best Of The Best At Paseo Plaza

Unit #242

1 - front unit

One of Only Five Separate Residences With Their Own Private Elevator Landing and Patio/Garden with Views of the Inner Courtyard
Tri-Level with Voluminous Ceilings (16 ft. in Living Room)
Townhosue Style With No One Else Living Above or Below
Southern Exposure with Light on Two Sides
Two Bedroom with Two and One Half Baths
Original Owner Well Maintained City Home
1,695 sq. ft. of Living Area not including Private Patio and 2 Balconies
Two Deeded Side by Side Desirable Parking Spaces #91 and #93 (not tandem, very close to elevator & with sapce on sides so no dings from other cars)
Newer Tile and Paint
Newer Kitchen Appliances
Two Sided Gas Fireplace
Two Deeded Storage Spaces Included in Sale
Pool, Spa, Workout Room & Sauna
On Site HOA Management and Maintenance
Community Room Available For Private Events
Beautifully Maintained Common Areas
Quiet location yet right in the heart of vibrant downtown.  Within a city block of Safeway, US Post Office, The Repertory Theater, Camera Cinemas, a world class library (combined SJSU and San Jose Main), Philz Coffee, a great French Bakery, Starbuck’s, Tangerine Salon, too many quality restaurants to mention, the VTA Light Rail lines, and so much more.

One of Only Five Separate Residences With Their Own Private Elevator Landing and Patio/Garden with Views of the Inner Courtyard

Tri-Level with Voluminous Ceilings (16 ft. in Living Room)

Townhouse Style With No One Else Living Above or Below

Southern Exposure with Light on Two Sides

Two Bedroom with Two and One Half Baths

Original Owner Well Maintained City Home

1,695 sq. ft. of Living Area not including Private Patio and 2 Balconies

Two Deeded Side by Side Desirable Parking Spaces #91 and #93 (not tandem, very close to elevator & with sapce on sides so no dings from other cars)

Newer Tile and Paint

Newer Kitchen AppliancesView From The Bedroom

Two Sided Gas Fireplace

Two Deeded Storage Spaces Included in Sale

Pool, Spa, Workout Room & Sauna

On Site HOA Management and Maintenance

Community Room Available For Private Events

Beautifully Maintained Common Areas

Quiet location yet right in the heart of vibrant downtown San Jose. Within a city block of Safeway, US Post Office, The Repertory Theater, Camera Cinemas, a world class library (combined SJSU and San Jose Main), Philz Coffee, a great French Bakery, Starbuck’s, Tangerine Salon, too many quality restaurants to mention, the VTA Light Rail lines, and so much more.

For more info on this amazing unit, just click here.

Showing Property

Modern Ice

Modern IceA couple weeks ago, we showed this downtown San Jose condo complex to a buyer we’re working with. Modern Ice was built by Taylor Morrison, and there are even more town homes that are currently in the middle of construction within this complex. You’ll find a nice park in the center where you can let your dogs run around and/or bring your kids to play. Modern Ice is located at 652 Luna Park Drive San Jose, CA. 95112.

The great thing about these town home style condos is Read the rest of this entry »

BART Coming To The Silicon Valley

So Cool…

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I couldn’t be happier that BART is finally going to be extended to our area. Like many of you, Read the rest of this entry »

Mortgage Update

I wanted to pass on to you some information regarding current mortgage rates from a lender I work closely with, Mike Aning, of Turnkey Mortgage. Here is a quick and simple summary from him, which you can definitely share with your friends:

turnkey mortgage logo

News

While employment numbers are certainly moving in the right direction, a rapid acceleration in labor demand is not yet in the cards – which by extension strongly suggests that a steady upward move for mortgage interest rates is not yet a threat either.

Another month or two Read the rest of this entry »

Downtown San Jose A Tech Magnet?

It isn’t yet, but will it ever be?

ISRAEL-HOLOCAUST/GOOGLE

Anyone who has heard of Silicon Valley knows that our area is the leading tech hub of the world. However, start-ups and other high tech companies are most famous for being located primarily in Mountain View and Palo Alto.

Could downtown San Jose ever be the place where start-ups, start up? There are many elements to downtown that make it seem like this should be one of the major areas of Silicon Valley, where high tech companies are attracted to. Almost everything is within walking distance, and if that’s not enough, there are different methods of transportation to get you from point A to point B within good time. You will find professionals walking the streets during day time hours, although,  significantly less on the weekends.

Downtown San Jose is an action-packed city Read the rest of this entry »