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  • Almaden Home for Less than $450k!

    21530 Almaden Road, San Jose, CA 95120

    Posted on February 26, 2013 by Joey.

    Believe it or not, you can own your own single family residential Almaden home in the for less than $450,000! It’s a quaint 1,392 square foot home with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, but it also features a studio unit on a lower level. It also has an eat-in kitchen and an attached one-car garage. Most importantly, you will get to own a nice property that is 12,300 square feet in size, so you’ll have plenty of space to build and upgrade in the future as you see fit.  In the meantime though, you can still enjoy the quiet location on the outskirts of Almaden Valley. You will be withi... Read More »

  • New Housing Development – The Meridian

    New housing development to open in March 2013 near Hillsdale Avenue

    Posted on February 25, 2013 by Joey.

    A brand new housing development is scheduled to open next month near Hillsdale Avenue and Meridian Avenue. This community will have 4 different floorplans ranging from 1,502 to 2,053 square feet, 3 and 4 bedrooms, all with 2-car garages. These homes will obviously have all new features and appliances. The kitchen will have granite slab countertops with full splash, built-in GE ovens with microwave ovens above, 5-burner stove, recessed maple cabinetry, stainless steel sink, and tile flooring. You will be able to save money on energy with dual pane windows, high efficiency faucets, showers, a... Read More »

  • Pre-Crash Home Prices Return

    Higher-end Zip Codes Like Almaden Valley Among the First to See a Return to Positive Equity

    Posted on February 23, 2013 by Joey.

    There's good news for Almaden homeowners. Housing website is reporting that rising home prices in the Silicon Valley have finally pushed many homes back above water. It’s yet another sign that the Bay Area’s housing market is recovering. At the end of 2012, Santa Clara County saw the number of homes underwater drop from 22% to 15% from a year prior.While the numbers are encouraging, that negative equity is keeping many homes off the market, forcing buyers to scramble to purchase anything that is for sale. Almost non-existent inventory is causing a huge rise in home price... Read More »

  • Upcoming Events in Almaden Valley

    Here are some upcoming events of interest in and around the Almaden Valley community

    Posted on February 21, 2013 by Joey.

    Here are some upcoming events around Almaden Valley that may be of interest to you. 1. Montalvo Arts Summer Camp Montalvo Arts Center is sponsoring a children’s camp for the fourth year in a row. They are offering a one- and two-week camp for children focusing on music, dance, culinary arts, theatre, design, visual arts, and world culture. Classes start as early as June 10, and the last one ends on August 16. Registration begins on February 22. To learn more or register, use the website above or call the Montalvo Box Office at 408-961-5858.... Read More »

  • Your Almaden Valley Home Can Earn You a Tax Break

    Here are some deductions you may qualify for.

    Posted on February 20, 2013 by Joey.

    With April 15 approaching, do you know which deductions owning your Almaden home may qualify you for? Tax laws can be daunting, so make sure to consult a tax professional or the IRS if you’re unsure which deductions you can take. Here are a few of the home related tax breaks you’ll want to investigate:Mortgage Interest Paid at SettlementOn a mortgage of up to $1 million, you can deduct the interest that you pay at closing if you itemize your deductions. The interest amount should be included in the mortgage interest statement provided by your lender.PointsIf you paid points on your... Read More »

  • Glenview Serenity Home for $719,950

    1111 Corvallis Dr., San Jose, CA 95120

    Posted on February 19, 2013 by Joey.

    Own your own single family residential Almaden home in the Glenview Serenity neighborhood for only $719,950! This 1,740 square foot single-story home features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on its lot of 9,894 square feet. It has a great floorplan with a breakfast room, a breakfast nook, and an eat-in kitchen to go along with its living room/dining room combo with a wood-burning fireplace. There is an interior laundry area to make that mundane task a little more bearable. The two-car garage is attached to make storing and retrieving items a little more convenient. Amenities include central ai... Read More »

  • Return of 100% Mortgage Loans

    Almaden home buyers are once again looking at 100% financing

    Posted on February 18, 2013 by Joey.

    The recent housing bubble was caused in large part to home buyers overextending and over-leveraging themselves. Would it surprise you to learn that, once again, 100% financing is starting to make a return? On the surface, it would appear that perhaps we didn’t learn from our mistakes. However, all things evolve, including intangible products such as mortgage loans. The latest variation of 100% mortgage loans comes with a few caveats. First, the loan must be backed by sizable and “tangible” collateral such as an investment portfolio. Often, this investment account must b... Read More »

  • Price Reduced on This Spectacular Almaden Valley Home

    1106 Barnes Lane, San Jose, 95120 - $1,795,000

    Posted on February 16, 2013 by Joey.

    This beautiful single-family Almaden home has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and is only eight years old. The home is 3,980 square feet and is on a large 12,250 square foot lot in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood of Almaden Valley. There are upgrades galore – gleaming hardwood floors, granite slab counters, top-of-the-line appliances, just to name a few. Custom paint and crown molding can be found throughout the home. The huge great room has built-in cabinetry to hide electronics, and a beautiful stone fireplace. The gourmet kitchen has a large center island, granite counters, and fabulou... Read More »

  • Almaden Valley has lots to do in February

    Here are some upcoming events of interest in and around the Almaden Valley community

    Posted on February 14, 2013 by Joey.

    1. Free Prom Dresses! If you are searching for an inexpensive (free even!) prom dress for your daughter this season, San Jose vice mayor Madison Nguyen is once again driving Operation Prom Dress. For the fifth year in a row, donations are being accepted for dresses in new or gently used condition that can be worn by high school juniors and seniors this season. There are many drop-off locations include the following. Almaden Branch Library (6445 Camden Ave.) PG&E Office (111 Almaden Blvd.) ... Read More »

  • New Outdoor Super Store to Open in Almaden

    Bass Pro Shop Coming to San Jose in 2015

    Posted on February 13, 2013 by Joey.

    A 145,000 square foot outdoor and entertainment retail showroom is planned for the new Almaden Ranch retail center at the corner of Highway 85 and Almaden Expressway in the Almaden Valley. The Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World mega-store is due to open in 2015 and will feature a showroom for fishing boats, hunting, fishing and all kinds of outdoor gear. There will also be a bowling alley with an underwater theme as well as Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill restaurant.San Jose officials think a Bass Pro Shops will be a destination for locals and folks from further afield. And with the healthy, o... Read More »

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