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Promising News for Progress as Barry Swenson Sells Two Major Downtown Developments

The San Jose based Barry Swenson builder has sold two major high-rise apartment development sites in downtown to the same Chinese real estate giant that purchased San Jose’s Silvery Towers project in 2014. Shaoyong Liu, a representative of Full Power Properties, in 2014 told the Silicon Valley Business Journal that the company was excited to invest in the city and that they wanted Silvery Towers “to be a milestone project in San Jose.” Now, both Park View Towers, at 252 N. First St., and North San Pedro Tower 3, at the northwest corner of Old West Julian and Terraine streets, have been sold to a pair of LLCs that are related to San Francisco-based Full Power Properties LLC. In a written statement, the group noted that they would “advance the drawings towards a ground breaking on ...
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Unbelievable Outdoor Space at Plant 51

Coming soon, but available off market! Offered at $825,000, this exceptional 2-bedroom at the highly desirable Plant 51 offers a rare opportunity to own a first floor, end unit with incredible outdoor space. The home is light and bright with a set of sliding glass doors that lead out to the private patio. Facing the quiet interior courtyard, this spacious patio extends the length of the home and offers one of the largest private outdoor space in the community. Inside, the gourmet kitchen comes equipped with high-end cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and black granite counters. The spacious master features an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet while the second bedroom and bath are located on the opposite side of the large living room for added privacy. High ceilings, gorgeous ha...
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3D Virtual Tour at Plant 51: Check Out This Gorgeous 3-Level Loft!

Coming soon at $869,000, you can now explore this incredible unit using our 3D Virtual Tour feature! Tour each of the 3 levels in this spacious lofted condo and enjoy the stunning features including exposed brick and steel beams, high-end kitchen, and the luxurious master suite!Click Here for the Virtual Tour ...
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Happy Easter!

04/14/2017 team

Happy Easter!

Spring wishes to you and yours and a very Happy Easter! ...
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Downtown Development Update: An Unparalleled High-Rise Hotel

Did someone say rooftop pool….   Plans are in motion for Downtown San Jose’s latest and greatest development with a plethora of new and exciting amenities! The proprietors of the Downtown Four Points hotel are looking to build a 24-story hotel tower in the narrow lot to the right of the existing hotel. This 279-room tower will be branded as The Tribute Hotel San Jose and not as an expansion of the Four Points hotel. The Tribute is a new Marriott brand and is considered to be far more upscale and prestigious. Featuring amenities that do not exist anywhere else in the bay area, the tower will have a rooftop pool on the 24th floor. Furthermore, the Tribute Hotel will also have their gym and meeting rooms on the penthouse floor featuring amazing views of Silicon Valley.   ...
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3 Level Loft With City Skyline Views Coming Soon at Plant 51

Coming soon at Plant 51!! Gorgeous 3-level loft! This stunning 2-bedroom home features iconic exposed brick and steel beam elements with soaring ceilings. Gorgeous hardwood floors are featured throughout the main level where a two-story wall of windows looks out towards downtown with excellent city skyline views. The gourmet kitchen opens out to a spacious living area and comes fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, high-end cabinetry, granite counters, and a gorgeous backsplash. A spacious master suite with an attached bath and huge walk-in closet completes this incredible home. Plant 51 offers impressive amenities with a fully equipped fitness center, community lounge, bike kitchen, BBQ area, fire pits, and EV charging stations in the secured garage. The location is ideal for co...
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It's That Time of Year Again...

The property tax deadline is upon us. The second installment is officially due for Secured annual property taxes. April 10th is the payment deadline with late or delinquent payments incurring a 10% penalty plus $20 cost of delinquency. Below are a few tips from the County of Santa Clara for avoiding penalties and saving money on your property taxes.    AVOID PENALTIES TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR PROPERTY TAXES  Make sure you receive bills for all property that you own. Keep track of all Assessor Parcel Numbers (APNs) - i.e. APN 123-45-678 Check off the bills as your receive them. Call Tax Information at 408-808-7900 if you are missing any bills.   With that said, one of the main perks of homeownership are the tax write-offs that you be...
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Coming Soon at The 88: Gorgeous 1 Bedroom with Stunning Views

Stunning condo located in the heart of Downtown San Jose. The floor-to-ceiling windows from this one bedroom, one bathroom home provide plenty of natural sunlight and spectacular north-facing views of downtown and the foothills. This home has been upgraded with beautiful hardwood floors in the kitchen, dining and living area. The gourmet kitchen features cherry cabinets, granite counters, an upgraded backsplash, and a Bosch gas range. The 88 is centrally located in the heart of Downtown San Jose and is one of the premier luxury high-rises. The community features 5-star hotel quality amenities including a grand lobby complete with concierge service, a fitness center, and an entertainment lounge with a full kitchen and big screen TV. The community also features a fifth-floor lap pool, hot t...
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Just Listed in Excellent South San Jose Neighborhood!

Private 2-Bedroom home in a great neighborhood in the Almaden area of South San Jose. This is the top floor unit of a classic McCuen style building. Set back from the street, this condo offers a quiet retreat with private access. The home features an excellent, open floor plan with a spacious kitchen and living area. Off the hallway is a large storage closet as well as the home’s two bedrooms. Both bedrooms are light and bright with large windows and ceiling fans. The bathroom features a charming tile backsplash and additional storage. This condo is located in a fantastic neighborhood off Almaden Expressway where you have easy access to restaurants, groceries, and other conveniences. This location also offers proximity to highways 85 and 87.Offered at $420,000!Features: 2 Bedrooms, ...
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Blue Bottle Coffee is Opening in San Jose! Find Out Why This is Promising for Downtown...

The coffee sensation that’s sweeping the nation is coming to the South Bay! To be fair…considering it’s Tokyo, Japan location, this café is technically a global sensation!   Downtown San Jose will soon be the latest home for Blue Bottle Coffee. The plan is to have the 1,100 SQFT café serve as the anchor retail tenant for the newly renovated historic building at 1 W. Santa Clara St. Once the renovation is complete, this will be a prime corner at the intersection of First Street and Santa Clara. This area will only become more prominent in the years to come when the BART subway expands through Downtown San Jose.   Blue Bottle Coffee is an extraordinarily popular coffee shop originating in Oakland, CA. Its founder, tired of the over commercialized coffee enterprise, had...
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