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*Virtual Tour* Stylish, Modern, and Spacious in Downtown

Stunning condo with a townhouse feel in the heart of downtown San Jose.  Overflowing with upgrades, this home features wood flooring throughout, ~15ft. ceilings with oversized windows, NEST thermostat, high efficiency AC, dual pane windows, and a private balcony. The gourmet kitchen opens out to the living area and boasts gorgeous white quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, flat panel Euro-style cabinetry, a large kitchen island, and contemporary pendant lighting. Laundry is conveniently located on the top floor along with the master suite and a second bedroom. This spacious master is the ultimate retreat with ~10ft. ceilings, a master bathroom with double sinks, and a large walk in closet with custom closet organizers. Located in a quiet, gated community this stylish and moder...
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Ideally Located and Super Spacious,  Cahill Park Townhomes are a Commuter's Dream

Pending in the centrally located Cahill Park community, the ideal 3-bedroom townhouse with a dedicated office/bonus room. This spacious home offers one of the largest floorplans in the community and features high ceilings, recessed lighting, expansive windows, and a large kitchen that opens out to the living and dining rooms. Granite counters, a large breakfast bar, gas range, and beautiful cabinetry with ample storage complete this gourmet kitchen. Separated from the main floor on the upper levels are all 3 bedrooms along with the dedicated office/bonus room, which can be easily converted into a 4th bedroom. The home’s spacious master features two closets and a beautiful en suite bathroom with double sinks, pendant lighting, and an oversized bathtub. The home also include...
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The Google Effect and Rising Property Values

The summer months have provided their fair share of development buzz in Downtown San Jose. The most notable of which has been the announcement that Google is in exclusive talks with the city to build a new campus on the land around Diridon Station. This land was originally acquired roughly a decade ago with the intent to build a new A’s stadium and move the baseball franchise to the South Bay.  Now, with the help of developer Trammel Crow, Google intends to build an 8 million square foot campus in the 240-acre area around Diridon Station with the potential to house 20,000 employees. Since the June announcement, buyers have begun to flock to the South Bay looking to reap the potential benefits that may accompany this new development.  These buyers are seeing the direct impact ...
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San Jose Homeowners Reap Nation's Top Sales Returns

San Jose has achieved yet another distinction that should make local homeowners very happy. According to a recent article in the Silicon Valley Business Journal, “The average return for sellers in San Jose metropolitan area was 75 percent in the second quarter of this year, 10 points greater than any of the 117 other metro areas in the nation, according to San Diego-based Attom Data Solutions, a national property database company.”  That equals an average gain of $410,000 for sellers in San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Santa Clara, eight times the second quarter national average of $51,000 (26 percent return) and more than double the 2017 national median value of an entire home of $200,400 (as computed by Zillow).  For the full article from the Silicon Valley Business Journal,...
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Spacious Single Family Home Just Listed! *Virtual Tour*

The ideal family home in an excellent neighborhood offered at $899,000. Completely updated throughout with new exterior and interior paint, a brand-new garage door, refinished hardwood flooring throughout, and all new appliances, and fixtures in the kitchen. This home has great flow from the moment you walk in starting with the foyer and cozy living room where a gorgeous brick fireplace is a focal point and large bay windows look out to the home’s front lawn. A step up from this elegant entry leads you to the spacious formal dining room and kitchen where natural light filters in through tubular skylights. An inviting family room at the back of the home offers plenty of seating space as well as informal dining. The vaulted ceilings and skylight in this room create a bright, airy spac...
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The New San Jose Light Tower and a Look Back in Time

Steve Borkenhagen, owner of Cafe Stritch (a longtime Downtown landmark), along with Tom Wohlmut and Jon Ball have formed the San Jose Light Tower Corporation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Together they are working to build a new, iconic 21st century light tower in Plaza de Cesar Chavez. They have indicated that this tower is not intended to be a re-creation of the old tower.  As an introduction to their endeavor, Tom Wohlmut is producing a special documentary film titled The Light Between Two Towers: A remarkable story about the San Jose Light Tower and its relationship to the Eiffel Tower.  The film will explore the relationship between the old San Jose light tower that existed from 1881-1915 and the Eiffel Tower built in 1889.    A fun...
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New

Dan Phan and Johnny Wang have a history of success when it comes to opening bars in Downtown San Jose. They first opened Original Gravity five years ago as a dedicated craft beer bar and experienced such tremendous success that they opened their second bar, Paper Plane, next door. Paper Plane was the first craft cocktail bar in the immediate area and proved itself as an excellent destination for fantastic drinks. With two success stories under their belt, Dan and Johnny have decided to try their hand at a third venture in Downtown San Jose. Their new concept is slated for the 5,528 SQFT space at 52 E. Santa Clara Street, which is a key corner that has sat empty for ages. It will become a unique destination that does not exist anywhere else in Silicon Valley. They plan to use this space to...
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Opening Day for The Fifth Annual Silicon Valley Beer Week

The Fifth Annual Silicon Valley Beer Week kicks off today! This is the region’s ultimate beer-lovers event.Silicon Valley Beer Week highlights all venues, restaurants, and breweries that are passionate about craft beer. The event starts with an opening party on July 21 followed up with a full nine days of hosted events throughout the Silicon Valley where beer-lovers can experience a variety of activities featuring their favorite craft beers including tap takeovers, food pairings, seminars, demonstrations, brewmaster dinners, new release nights and other exclusive events.The Silicon Valley Beer Week event site describes itself as "a celebration of all the vibrant craft brew culture and community that the region has to offer. Featuring businesses from Santa Clara, San Mateo and Alameda Cou...
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*VIRTUAL TOUR* Newly Listed at Axis!

Stunning 1 bedroom condo at the unparalleled Axis high-rise, offered at $650,000! This spacious home offers sweeping views from the floor-to-ceiling windows that run the length of the unit letting in an abundance of natural light. From the moment you walk in, you are greeted by these spectacular views and natural light as this open floor plan flows easily into the beautiful kitchen featuring granite counters and stainless steel appliances. A large breakfast bar opens the kitchen out to the home’s spacious dining and living areas. Hardwood flooring, a large storage closet, and in unit washer/dryer complete this incredible home. With its 5-star hotel quality amenities and excellent downtown location, living at Axis is unlike anything else. Just steps from San Pedro Square, you will be walk...
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Adobe Expansion News Follows Google Proposal

 Adobe Systems is slated to buy a parcel of land in downtown San Jose at 333 W. San Fernando St. from Wolff Urban Development and JP DiNapoli Cos. The company has said that this site will eventually hold a new office tower thereby expanding its already massive, three-building downtown headquarters. The new tower will have the capacity for about 3,000 employees which would more than double its current workforce in the city totaling about 2,500 workers. Wolff and DiNapoli have already gone through the entitlement process to get a major office development approved for the site, making the property even more prime for a growing company like Adobe, which has increased its workforce globally by more than 30 percent over the past two years.  In a blog post Thursday morning, Adobe...
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