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When you think Silicon Valley, you automatically think Google, Apple, Intel, Ebay, Adobe and basically the digital hub of the entire universe. And of course, you’re right. Especially with the recent Google announcement of their massive move into downtown San Jose, Silicon Valley stands to outdo itself, becoming an even more consequential center of all things tech-based.

The plan on the table proposes to completely reinvent approximately 8 million square feet of downtown San Jose. Encompassing 245 acres near Diridon Caltrain Station, Google’s new urban campus will transform the look, feel and function of Silicon Valley. Featuring tech offices, research and development complexes, as well as non-tech related venues, such as retail centers, restaurants and

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Downtown San Jose is changing! This is your opportunity to be a part of it. Gorgeous Studio on the 16th Floor to use for yourself or as investment. Urban living at its finest with amazing views, high-end finishes, and rock star amenities. This studio has it all stainless steel appliances, gas cook top, quartz counters, four closets, laminate floors, and floor to ceiling windows with city lights views of the Eastern Foothills! Resort like amenities include Concierge, lobby lounge, security, 72' lap pool & spa, entertaining area with gourmet kitchen, billiards room, outdoor veranda with covered grilling area, state-of-the-art Fitness Center, skyline observation terrace, access to Safeway by private residence elevator. Live the Life of Luxury in Downtown San

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Written by Brian Enright

Millions of Americans love watching fireworks on the 4th and New Years Eve.  In fact we like them so much that we pile in the car, sit in the heat for hours to get a good spot and then suffer the traffic to get back home.  What if you could just step out onto your terrace for the best view?  Then when it's over and everyone else has to schlep back to their car you just step inside for another glass of wine.  If that sounds like a good way to enjoy the show then take a look at the list below.  We asked each Highrises.com partner agent and high-rise specialist which buildings have the best fireworks views.   Consider a condo in these buildings if you like to entertain on holidays.  OR find a friend who lives in one of them...

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Landmark MilpitasIt looks like some much needed housing inventory is headed for Silicon Valley in the shape of two 18-story condo towers.  BDK Capital Group LLC has announced plans to break ground on The Landmark Towers in Milpitas next year, with completion expected in 2018.  When complete this high-rise project will bring 450 luxury condominiums to the Silicon Valley real estate market which is notorious for low inventory and high prices.

The Landmark Towers development will also feature commercial space and restaurants.  The residential side will be full service with resident amenities like a rooftop deck, fitness center, pool, clubroom and lounges.  This development joins a lot of other new projects nearby, including Levi's Stadium.  Pricing has not been announced. 

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Are you thinking about putting your condo on one of the many vacation rental sites like AirBNB but not certain if your HOA allows it?  Here are some steps to help you navigate the process of renting out your condo for a short term vacation rental and avoiding personal liability.Airbnb Logo

CITY RESTRICTIONS

The first step is to look at the laws that your city has regarding short term rentals.  Many cities have restrictions on short term rentals (typically less than 30 days) that if not followed can lead you to penalties and fines.  You can easily check to see what your regulations are by doing a Google search with your city name and the key words “short-term rental regulation”.  There have been hotel and zoning laws enacted by your city far before the AirBNB

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The USUThis is one of our new favorite things!  The USU was created for urban dwellers, and is especially useful for high-rise residents as it provides much-needed storage space right in your parking space.  USU launched in Austin, TX, where they have hundreds of units in buildings throughout the city.  Because of the demand USU has expanded and can now ship and set up their storage units throughout the United States.  If you could use about 60 cubic feet of extra storage give them a call at 512-981-5735 or visit the USU website.  They even provide "white glove" delivery and set up right in your parking space.  Click here to see their brochure.

 

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We have great news in the United States real estate market today.  Last month, in November, foreclosures are down 37% when compared with one year ago’s market in November 2012.  This exciting data released from RealtyTrac showed that in just one month (October 3013-November 2013) the number of foreclosures are down 15% to a total of 113,454 homes reporting foreclosures in November 2013.  This brings the number of foreclosures the lowest they have been since August 2006.  The foreclosures include bank repossessions, scheduled auctions and notices for default.  

According to the US Census, privately owned housing building permits are up 13.9% in October 2013 when compared with the years previous permits in October 2012.  Also, in the third quarter prices

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We are so very excited for our first ever San Jose Downtown First Friday Art Festival event! Highrises.com along with The Sliding Door Company and the Silicon Valley Music Festival will bring a local musician James Deitz to play his Marimba at this special performance. Sit back and relax with a nice glass of wine while enjoying the sounds of an incredible musician.

We are located at 355 South 1st. right at the bottom of the 360 Highrise.

   

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San Jose’s housing market is on fire!  The demand for multifamily housing is increasing as the economy rebounds and housing prices are increasing.  In July condo closings increased 27 percent and the median price 28 percent when compared with July of last year.  Last year a condo took 53 days to sell, and now the average is 19 days.    

One perfect example of how developers are taking advantage of this is the Skyline Condos in San Jose where after five years of renting is converting them to be for sale.    The eleven story, 121 unit high-rise was originally planned to be on the market for sale, but in 2008 was converted to be for rent.  Now that the market has bounced back, the beautiful condos at Skyline will hit the market soon.  Skyline features a

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Bay Area BikeShare allows members to check out any of their 700 bikes from 70 stations and ride for free for 30 minutes and drop off at any other station.  This can help people ride from their location to the other areas for work or errands cutting their commute time.  There are locations in San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Redwood City.  Users use an electronic key to check a bike out and when they drop off at another station, it records their return time.  Members can use the BikeShare program 24 hours a day.  Users can also get tips from the Bay Area BikeShare website on routes and download bike apps for their smart phone.  

We highlight this story on Highrises.com because many of the bike stations are located outside the

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