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View The Plaza #209 Now With a Virtual Tour

View this gorgeous property at The Plaza using our virtual tour feature!  Just steps from San Pedro Square and the soon-to-be shops and restaurants at Silvery Towers, this beauty is now up on the market and ready to make someone’s Downtown dreams a realty.   https://www.insidemaps.com/project/iHi9r9IQt4/listing   For more details on the property visit our website using the link below!   http://www.siliconvalleylofts.com/silicon-valley/san-jose/japantown-san-jose/the-plaza/81635714...
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*Update* List Price and Photos are here for The Plaza #209!

Not yet on the MLS! Check out this downtown gem with photos posted on our Facebook page, link included below. This fantastic property is an incredible deal at $585,000! https://www.facebook.com/siliconvalleylofts/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE...
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Coming Soon at Axis! Luxurious Downtown Living At Its Finest!

Exceptional studio featuring an elegant and open floor-plan that evokes feelings of a much larger space with expansive floor to ceiling windows and sweeping views. Overlooking the pool and out across the city to the foothills, these incredible windows feature a Juliet Slider and screen to open the home to the outdoors. In addition, this home boasts gorgeous hardwood flooring throughout, a large storage closet, spacious bathroom with additional storage, washer/dryer, and a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The kitchen also offers ample storage and counter space with beautiful granite counter tops and cherry maple cabinets. With its unparalleled amenities and excellent downtown location, living at Axis is unlike anything else. Just steps from San Pedro Square and the retail and...
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City Council Ensures Future Development for Downtown

On December 13, 2016, the City Council unanimously decided that high-rise housing developers will continue to receive 50 percent reductions in construction taxes and parkland fees for downtown projects beginning construction before July 2018. “We’re trying to get development and dollars out into the community,” said Councilmember Raul Peralez, who led the effort along with Mayor Sam Liccardo.Despite record development in the Silicon Valley as a whole, the last high-rise residential project to start construction in downtown San Jose was Silvery Towers in February 2015. According to Councilmember Johnny Khamis, “It’s harder for developers to get money these days, and the fees we charge as a city are too high,” he continued on to say that “If no development is breaking ground, t...
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2017 Librarian of the Year is San Jose’s Own Jill Bourne

Upon her arrival to California’s San Jose Public Library (SJPL) in 2013, Jill Bourne faced the effects of years of decimating budget shortfalls and service cuts. Several of the new library buildings were already closed, hours had been reduced and library use was in a steep decline. The effectiveness with which Bourne directed her Library Access Strategy, opened the libraries, built new relationships with San Jose’s civic leadership while garnering their support, leveraged partnerships and fostered innovation—and is now reaching beyond the library to a new citywide Education and Digital Literacy Initiative—has won over a newly inspired staff and convinced the judges at the Library Journal to name her the 2017 LJ Librarian of the Year, sponsored by Baker & Taylor.   Bourne...
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Spacious 2 Bedroom Condo Coming Soon at The Plaza!

Gorgeous 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo featuring a fantastic floor plan that incorporates a large, open kitchen and spacious master suite. This 1,271 sqft home also features crown molding throughout, a private balcony, and a gas fireplace! Excellent Downtown location within walking distance to the San Pedro Square area where Silvery Towers, once completed, will expand upon the already excellent selection of food and entertainment in this neighborhood. This location also offers easy access to highways 87 and 280 as well as public transportation. Check our Facebook page and website for photo and price updates coming soon!...
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San Jose's 2016 Standings

Now that 2016 has completed its run, it’s the perfect time to look back at some of the impressive rankings that San Jose earned from various sources over the course of the year. San Jose ranked as the top city for salaries, jobs, life expectancy, and economy…even Trick-or-Treating made the list. Here are the stats as compiled by the San Jose Blog reflecting some of the highlights out of all the 2016 rankings!...
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Happy Holidays!

12/23/2016 team

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the Team!! We hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday with their family and friends!**This photo was taken at 101 Delmas Ave, San Jose in front of the  "Welcome to San Jose" mural painted by J. Corbeaux in 2013. Just down the street from Parkside and easy walking distance from Plant 51, Cahill Park and Georgetown! ...
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Four Holiday Safety Tips for Homeowners

The holiday season is a festive time of year filled with decorations and visits to family and friends. However, there are a few precautions that homeowners would be wise to take as they string their lights and ready their homes for both the holidays and vacation. Below are four tips for a safe and happy holiday season:1. Turn Strings of Lights Off at NightNot only is it more expensive to leave your Christmas lights on at night, but it is also may be dangerous. Strings of Christmas lights can short at any time and start a fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, December is the deadliest month for electrical fires. This holiday season, enjoy the festive beauty of your Christmas lights, but be weary of keeping them on while you are sleeping.2.  Buy a Fresh TreePurchasing a fresh...
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This Downtown San Jose Gem is Now Validating Your Parking!

Downtown San Jose has been steadily increasing its consumer appeal, primarily with the addition of the vivacious and fun San Pedro Square, which has added an incredible assortment of food and drink opportunities to the downtown area within easy walking distance of many downtown residences such as Axis, City Heights, and many others. The SoFA market followed suit and enhanced the attraction of the arts district south of Market Street.  It is much smaller than its sister market, but it is also less crowded. Inside you'll find anything you could ask for from craft cocktails and beers to ramen, poke, grilled burgers, gelato-pops, coffee, and smoothies. Until now the largest complaint surrounding this hub was the parking situation, however, you can now receive parking validation from any o...
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