Do You Need An Incentive to Buy?

If you need an incentive to buy a new home, developers are offering plenty of incentives to potential home purchasers. With a fragile real estate market and unsteady financial outlook, many developers are hoping to convince buyers by sweetening the deal. Incentives can vary but they usually come in the form of upgrades, paid HOA fees, or credit towards closing costs. In recent weeks, a number of the new developments in downtown San Jose have started offering or increasing buyer incentives. Even if a developer isn't offering incentives, in the current market, its a good negotiating tactic. The fine line is how much to ask for. Ask for too much and the seller may not take your offer seriously, and you run the risk of having your offer rejected altogether. But if you don't ask, are...
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Are You Jazzed for the San Jose Jazz Festival?

Its summer, its downtown San Jose, and its the San Jose Jazz Festival. This weekend, August 10-12, 2007, is the 18th Annual San Jose Jazz Festival. This is a fantastic event featuring over a 100 jazz performances in Plaza de Cesar Chavez and other various venues throughout downtown San Jose. In addition to all of the live performances, the festival will also include jazz classes, a Festival Club Crawl on Friday night, and a 48 Hour Jazz Club at Smoke Tiki Lounge. Admission to the 18th Annual Comcast San Jose Jazz Festival presented by Southwest Airlines is only $5 per day. Children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit the San Jose Jazz website. ...
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