Sunday, May 3, 2015

House For Rent - Excellent School (EatonElem / LawsonMiddle / CupertinoHigh)

Contact info:
Robert Lei | Century 21 M&M and Associates | 408-596-3188 

House For Rent with Excellent Cupertino schools (EatonElem/LawsonMiddle/CupertinoHigh)

974 Candlewood Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014

$4,295/mo

KEY FEATURES
Sq Footage: 1621 sqft.
Bedrooms: 3 Beds
Bathrooms: 2 Baths
Parking: 2 Garage
Lease Duration: 1 Year
Deposit: $4,100
Pets Policy: No Pets Allowed
Laundry: In Unit
Property Type: Single Family House

DESCRIPTION
Excellent Cupertino schools - Eaton Elementary, Lawson Middle, Cupertino High.

 Quiet and Convenient location in the heart of Cupertino. Walk to Safeway, Creekside Park.



 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1,621 sqft single-family home



 HUGE Master Bedroom Suite

 with Large Newly Remodeled Master Bathroom

 and Large Attached Region for a Home Office, Piano/Music Room, etc.



 Large Newly Remodeled Kitchen with New Granite, New Shaker Cabinets, New Ceramic Tile Floor



 New Dual-Pane Windows

 New Recessed Lighting



 2-Car Garage with Washer/Dryer hookup (Could lend you my Washer/Dryer for duration of your stay if desired)



 One Year Lease. No Subleasing.

 Rent $4,295/mo. Deposit: $4,100

 Tenants pay their own utilities: PG&E, Water, Garbage, etc.



 Call Robert (408) 596-3188

RENTAL FEATURES
  • Living room
  • Walk-in closet
  • Master bath
  • Storage space
  • Office
  • Attic
  • Workshop
  • Range / Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage disposal
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Balcony, Deck, or Patio
  • Yard
  • Fenced yard
  • Garden
  • Heat: forced air
  • Double pane / Storm windows
  • Cable-ready
  • High-speed internet
  • Wired
  • Hardwood floor
  • Tile floor
  • Granite countertop
  • Fireplace
  • Skylights
COMMUNITY FEATURES
  • Near transportation
  • Off-street parking
  • On-street parking
  • Garage - Attached

ADDITIONAL LINKS


Contact info:
Robert Lei
Century 21 M&M and Associates
408-596-3188

Thursday, April 30, 2015

House For RENT with Excellent Cupertino Schools (EatonElem/LawsonMiddle/CupertinoHigh)

House For Rent (Cupertino)

Excellent Cupertino schools - Eaton Elementary, Lawson Middle, Cupertino High.
Quiet and Convenient location in the heart of Cupertino. Walk to Safeway, Creekside Park.

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1,621 sqft single-family home

HUGE Master Bedroom Suite
with Large Newly Remodeled Master Bathroom
and Large Attached Region for a Home Office, Piano/Music Room, etc.

Large Newly Remodeled Kitchen with New Granite, New Shaker Cabinets, New Ceramic Tile Floor

New Dual-Pane Windows
New Recessed Lighting

2-Car Garage with Washer/Dryer hookup (Could lend you my Washer/Dryer for duration of your stay if desired)

One Year Lease. No Subleasing.
Rent $4,295/mo. Deposit: $4,100
Tenants pay their own utilities: PG&E, Water, Garbage, etc.

Call Robert (408) 596-3188

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

City of Cupertino Swimming Pool Removal Requirements

The city of Cupertino has a guideline for the minimum requirements for removal of an existing swimming pool.  In all cases, a construction permit is required.

The plan requirements are:
1. Complete swimming pool (SP) permit application
2. Three (3) sets on min 8-1/2" x 11" sheets of site plan showing all property lines, existing structures, location of existing swimming pool and setback dimensions from pool to existing structures and property lines.

If the pool shell is to remain:
1. Drill min of three (3) - 12" diameter holes evenly spaced along the center line of the pool bottom.
2. Backfill remaining pool shell with 3/4" max size crushed rock for a min 8" deep at bottom of pool. 
3 Backfill to be moistened and tractor rolled (or tamped with a wacker compacting plate) into place.
4. Two inspection required.  Initial inspection to verify required drain holes at bottom of pool.  Final inspection after all work complete.
5. No fill dirt to be stored on street or public right-of-way without encroachment permit issued by Dept of Public Works.
6. Owner agrees the backfill over existing swimming pool shell may have DIFFERENTIAL SETTLEMENT and therefore agrees to use area for landscape only and not for any structural or floor slab support until entire pool shell removed and backfill certified with 90% compaction.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Plant 51 (88 Bush Street, Downtown San Jose 95126) Real Estate Market

Plant 51 (88 Bush Street, San Jose) is an ideal community for homeowners who enjoy the downtown San Jose urban convenient lifestyle.

On any given day, you can see residents of Plant 51 stroll down the short walk on Bush Street to the shops and restaurants on The Alameda, to shop and hang out at Whole Foods Market and the adjacent BrewHaHa brewery, to roll out of bed and catch CalTrain at the adjacent Diridon Station, or VTA Light Rail, and walk their dogs in nearby Cahill Park. Also, HP Pavilion is just a walk away for special events, concerts, Sharks hockey, etc.

The community itself boast lots of amenities - a community Gym / Lounge / FitnessCenter, BicycleKitchen for bicycle parking / storage / maintenance / repair, outdoor barbecue area with 15ft-long outdoor Fire Pit.  Coming soon, Plant 51 will have EV charging stations for conveniently charge your electric vehicles. 

All the units have central forced-air heat and air conditioning.

Currently, one unit is available for sale (Unit 2210)
You have to stand inside unit 2210 to appreciate the feeling.  Feel the vastness as you look up at the towering 17ft high ceilings. Feel the warmth and light come in through the Majestic tall windows.  Soak in the bright, voluminous, feeling. 

For times when you want it dark, this unit has special tall custom drapes.

In comparing with other units in the Plant 51 complex, this unit has a rare, extra-deep, wide- open floorplan that has more length/volume than other loft units. Other units end at a wall that lines up with the kitchen.  Unit 2210 extends farther out for extra voluminous feel.  Around the corner from the kitchen, this particular unit has an extra nook region for a hidden office, library, contemplative/relaxation area out of view.  


Plant 51 Real Estate Market Analysis:

All the units in Plant 51 are nice.  In the section below I point out others that sold even though they do not have the extra qualities that unit 2210 has.

Non-Loft Units that do NOT have the 17ft soaring ceilings of the Unit 2210 loft:

These 3 comps only barely have more sqft because they shut off the ceiling with a floor in between.  These do NOT have the soaring ceiling feel, yet are still nice and sold close to $600,000:

MLS #:ML81432379
88 BUSH Street ,#3132, San Jose 95126 doesn't even have the soaring ceilings as this unit # 2210 and still that one sold for $590,000.  Their description says soaring ceilings, but look at all their photos.   The only reason they squeaked out 1267 sqft is they shut off the soaring view by building that floor in between the levels to block the soaring view. 
Sale Price:$590,000 Sale:09/09/2014

MLS #:ML81438705
88 BUSH Street ,#3130, San Jose 95126 didn't even show any photos of the interior because it is also does NOT have the soaring ceilings yet still sold immediately that same day for $596,000 to another agent in the same office.  If they had really put it on the market and allowed other agents from different offices to compete for it, they could have sold for higher.
Sale Price:$596,000 Sale:10/29/2014

88 BUSH Street ,#3194, San Jose 95126
Apprx.Sqft:1,275 SqFt (Tax) because they closed off the soaring ceilings by building a floor in between.
Sale Price:$590,000 Sale:
03/07/2014  


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Loft Units that do NOT have the extra-width of Unit 2210:

These standard 1444sqft units are narrower than Unit 2210 because the living room cuts off at the kitchen wall rather than extending wider past the kitchen as Unit 2210 does

Also, the data of the standard 1444sqft units below clearly shows the price increasing every month:

88 BUSH Street ,#2115, San Jose 95126 does have high ceiling but room is narrow and is cut off at the kitchen wall.  Thus view not as wide yet sold for $705,000
Sale Price:$705,000 Sale:10/06/2014

88 BUSH Street ,#2113, San Jose 95126 image 6 of 20 does have soaring ceilings but you can see the room cuts off right at the kitchen whereas my client's #2210 has a much wider, voluminous feel because the unit continues farther out even past the kitchen by a significant amount.
Sale Price:$680,000 Sale:09/19/2014

88 BUSH Street ,#2143, San Jose 95126 again has soaring ceilings but room cuts off at kitchen.  Not as wide and voluminous as my client's 2210.
Sale Price:$675,000 Sale:07/12/2014

88 BUSH Street ,#2151, San Jose 95126 again soaring ceilings but main photo shows room cut off at kitchen.  Does not extend past kitchen like my client's 2210.
Sale Price:$673,000 Sale:04/25/2014

88 BUSH Street #2197, San Jose 95126 image 6 of 25 perfectly shows that even though it has high ceilings, it has a boxy narrow feeling because the room doesn't extend past the kitchen like unit 2210. (See attached photo)
Sale Price:$632,000 Sale:02/21/2014

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Labels/Keywords:
Plant51, Plant 51, 88 Bush, 88 Bush St, 88 Bush Street, downtown, downtown San Jose, Whole Foods, Whole Foods Market, HP Pavilion, Brew HaHa, Cahill Park, CalTrain, Diridon Station, VTA, LightRail, Light Rail, concerts, Sharks, hockey, San Jose Sharks, 


Plant51, Plant 51, 88 Bush, downtown, San Jose, Whole Foods, Market, HP Pavilion, Cahill Park, CalTrain, Diridon Station, VTA, LightRail, Light Rail, concerts, Sharks, hockey, 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Requirements for Sunnyvale Bathroom Remodel


The City of Sunnyvale requires a permit if a bathroom remodel includes any of the following:
  • replacement of the tub/shower enclosure,
  • relocation of plumbing fixtures or cabinets
  • installation of additional plumbing fixtures
 
A permit is NOT required for replacement of plumbing fixtures (sink or toilet) in the SAME location.
 
If a permit is required, it shall be obtained prior to the start of the remodel.
For more information, click on the hyperlink here --> Sunnyvale Residential Bathroom Remodel Building Permit Requirements