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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 10:31pm. 0 Comments.
A new study by the European Journal of Epidemiology shows that residents who live above the 8th floor are 22% less likely to die early. The research shows that two major illnesses, lung disease and heart disease are lowered once people live above the eighth floor.
The only rate of death that increased as the floor number increased is, of course, suicide. Those living on the first floor were 60% less likely to committ suicide by jumping. We're a little surprised that it's only 60%...
So start living a healthier life and Search for a High-Rise Condo now!
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 at 11:22pm. 0 Comments.
Are the bidding wars back? You bet they are. We asked four of our Highrises.com partners about the trends in real estate.
Ian Bell from Seattle said a property listed on a Thursday for $780k, and by Monday there were 10 offers, come even offering to waive inspections! The property ultimately sold for $930k to a cash buyer. This prompted Ian to wonder, “How do regular folks compete?”
Danielle Contreras, our Highrises.com partner from San Jose, CA is seeing a similar trend in her real estate market. A property recently listed for $668k and quickly received 11 offers. The price of the house jumped to well over $700k with one buyer even agreeing to waive all contingencies.
Danielle said she has experienced so many stories just like…
Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 8:15pm. 0 Comments.
The Axis in downtown San Jose just came back online to sell out all their remaining studios and one bedroom condos. We for one are not sure that the Developer was not prepared for the pent up demand that was waiting for these units to hit the market. With over 25 units in contract after less than a weeks time I am certain that they will be sold out in a matter of weeks and not months.
Prices as if today are ranging from $379k for the remaining studio units to $1.8M for the last of the San Jose Penthouse units. They do have what they call the townhome or loft style units for sale and these are the live work locations on the bottom floor of the building. One in particulare the corner unit has the largest floor to ceiling windows looking out in to…
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 4:26pm. 0 Comments.
Worth Magazine has looked at all the luxury high-rise condo buildings throughout the world and compiled what they think are the ten best. They're pretty vague about the criteria they used, only saying that these are "Then of the world's coolest places to live". We would add a few to the list if we could, like Sierra Towers in LA or Museum Tower in Dallas.
1. One57 in NYC. 90 floors but only 92 units!
2. One Hyde Park in London.
3. Opus in Hong Kong. A Frank Gehry production. 12 units, 12 floors.
4. Absolute Towers in Toronto. The first tower sold out faster than most concerts... they were gone in 24 hours.
5. HSB Turning Torso in Copenhagen. Pictured to the right. Powered entirely by locally produced renewable…
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 10:11pm. 0 Comments.
We have great news we have to share! The Happiest Job in America in 2013 is Real Estate.
Forbes just listed the top 10 happiest (and respectively happiest) jobs in America. The #1 happiest job was a real estate agent. Careerbliss surveyed 65,000 people to come to this blissful conclusion. The logic behind this is real estate agents are rewarded for their success. They can have a flexible schedule and increase their income with hard work. The careers with less rewards and more office politics scored the lowest on the happy rating including associate attorney, customer service associate and sadly RN’s and teachers.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects an 11% increase in real estate jobs from 2010-2020. The majority (57%) of real estate agents…
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 7:36pm. 0 Comments.
The Feburary 2013 report from the US Census revealed some interesting news for multi family units. New Privately-Owned Housing Units Authorized in Permit-Issuing Places increased 54.9% from Feburary 2012 to Feburary 2013.
In February 2013, 285,000 buildings with five or more units began construction for units in buildings with five units or more, up from 240,000 in February 2012. As the economy recovers, we expect more completed projects as many we on hold or canceled from 2008-2012.
View some recent developments in Highrises.com's New Buildings Blog.
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 5:30pm. 0 Comments.
Recalling the history of San Jose with Victorian architectural flair on a
contemporary downtown community of 62 loft townhomes, 350 N. Second Street
is a landmark example of infill housing.
Designed by renowned Wurster, Bernardi & Emmons architects, 350 helps frame
the Historic Hensley District as a product of the San Jose Redevelopment era
that brought a host of unique housing developments to the downtown core.
A nod to "green" transit oriented development (TOD), 350 is within easy
walking distance of bus lines and the light-rail line, but includes a host
of staycation-worthy features. There's a central sun-deck, pool and spa, as
well as a fitness center.
The TOD community, which includes some live-work units, is also within
Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 7:59pm. 0 Comments.
|The condo market, long considered an affordable entry-level market, especially for first-time home buyers, isn't so easy to enter these days.|
Supply is the culprit.
Depleted by investors, all-cash buyers and buyers with excellent credit and substantial down payments, inventories are also down due to a lack of sellers, often underwater homeowners who are unable to unload their home for enough to pay off the mortgage.
This June, Silicon Valley saw condo and townhome inventories plummet by nearly half, with active listings down by more than a whopping 82 percent from 1,442 a year ago, to a next-to-nothing 256 in June this year, according to data from the SanJoseHighRises.com Market Trend Reports.
Tight supplies helped push the median condo
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 at 5:21pm. 0 Comments.
From a Google's eye view, Markethouse Lofts, an award-winning condominium
development of 54 bi-level lofts, appears to be a collection of side-tracked
Steinberg Architects planned it that way to transform a small, triangular,
1.5-acre in-fill industrial area site, along the Union Pacific railway, into
a unique urban enclave with a sense of place.
The Regis Home-built community rose out of an old industrial district of
canneries near San Jose's historic Japantown, Gordon Biersch Brewery and
Bernal Park, a neighborhood that blends the old with the new and families
with young professionals.
The soaring entry way is emblazoned with a plaque that reminds loft owners
and visitors of the residential development's local and national
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 7:38pm. 0 Comments.
By Janice Rombeck & Kelsey Lynn Lester-Perry
This summer, smokers enjoying a cup of coffee or a cocktail at a restaurant outdoor patio will not legally be able to light up.
The San Jose City Council voted unanimously to extend the ban on outdoor smoking to include outdoor patios, standing in line at ATMs or movie theaters and in common outdoor areas of apartment and condo complexes. (Keep in mind that the patio outside your sliding glass door is most times considered common outdoor areas for condo owners)