Saturday, October 3, 2015

10553 Esquire Place Cupertino CA 95014 - Garden Gate Elementary , Lawson Middle , Monta Vista High School

10553 Esquire Place Cupertino CA 95014 - Garden Gate Elementary , Lawson Middle , Monta Vista High School


Monday, September 28, 2015

1723 Braddock Court , San Jose 95125

1723 Braddock Court , San Jose 95125

2 bedroom
2 bathrooms
1,044 SqFt

Wonderfully maintained complex - Mature trees and beautiful grounds. One story, upstairs unit - 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Approximately 1044 SF - living room/dining area and there is a private balcony off the living room. Washer/dryer hook-ups. Large master bedroom with walk-in closet. One-car garage and one assigned covered carport space. Central forced heating and air conditioner. HOA pool, 2 spas.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Open House 9/20/15 1:30pm-4:30pm @ 847 Colleen Drive , San Jose 95123

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Light & Bright Home Originally Built by Pacific Standard Has Been Remodeled to Perfection!*Vaulted Ceiling*Dual Pane Windows*Copper Plumbing*Porcelain Tile Floors*Newer Carpeting*Remodeled Kitchen*Breakfast Bar Island*Maple Style Cabinets*Undercabinet Lighting*Tile Backsplash*Stainless Appliances*Indoor Laundry*Baseboards*Partial Crown Moulding*6 Panel Doors*Remodeled Master Bath*Porcelain Tile Custom Shower*Landscaped Front & Back*Grapes & Key Limes * FOOTHILL VIEWS !!

The schools for 847 Colleen Drive are:
Allen at Steinbeck Elementary School - Final API (2013) was 761
Castillero Middle School - Final API (2013) was 846
Gunderson High School - Final API (2013) was 695

SAN JOSE UNIFIED 799 805 D -6  
Elementary Schools
  Allen at Steinbeck 761 779 5 -18   No No No
  Almaden Elementary 807 773 5 34   Yes Yes Yes
  Anne Darling Elementary 813 799 1 14   Yes Yes Yes
  Booksin Elementary 938 927 A 11   Yes Yes Yes
  Canoas Elementary 735 745 5 -10   No No No
  Empire Gardens Elementary 661 697 5 -36   No No No
  Ernesto Galarza Elementary 704 785 5 -81   No No No
  Gardner Elementary 689 721 5 -32   No No No
  Grant Elementary 718 740 5 -22   No No No
  Graystone Elementary 935 947 A -12   Yes Yes Yes
  Hacienda Science/Environmental Magnet 883 883 A 0   Yes No No
  Hammer Montessori at Galarza Elementary 868 881 A -13   Yes No No
  Horace Mann Elementary 704 716 5 -12   No No No
  Los Alamitos Elementary 935 937 A -2   Yes Yes Yes
  Lowell Elementary 782 799 1 -17   No No No
  Merritt Trace Elementary 752 807 A -55   No No No
  Rachel Carson Elementary 855 854 A 1   Yes No No
  Reed Elementary 843 855 A -12   Yes No No
  River Glen 824 829 A -5   Yes No No
  Schallenberger Elementary 858 857 A 1   Yes No No
  Selma Olinder Elementary 741 762 5 -21   No No No
  Simonds Elementary 958 970 A -12   Yes Yes Yes
  Terrell Elementary 805 835 A -30   Yes No No
  Walter L. Bachrodt Elementary 773 762 5 11   Yes No No
  Washington Elementary 799 793 5 6   Yes No No
  Williams Elementary 964 970 A -6   Yes Yes Yes
  Willow Glen Elementary 868 870 A -2   Yes No No
Middle Schools
  Bret Harte Middle 926 919 A 7   Yes Yes Yes
  Castillero Middle 846 822 A 24   Yes No No
  Herbert Hoover Middle 705 698 5 7   Yes No No
  John Muir Middle 787 772 5 15   Yes No No
  Peter Burnett Middle 740 734 5 6   Yes No No
  Sunrise Middle 648 573* 11 75   Yes Yes Yes
  Willow Glen Middle 811 803 A 8   Yes No No
High Schools
  Abraham Lincoln High 739 761 5 -22   No No No
  Downtown College Preparatory 738 733 5 5   Yes No No
  Gunderson High 695 710 5 -15   No No No
  Leland High 895 898 A -3   Yes No No
  Pioneer High 822 837 A -15   Yes No No
  San Jose High 690 693 5 -3   No No No
  Willow Glen High 747 770 5 -23   No No No

Open House Saturday 9/19/15 @ 3360 Mount Wilson Drive , San Jose 95127

Affordable Single-Family Home in Santa Clara County

Approx. House Sqft:---------------------------------------->1,095 SqFt
Approx. Lot Size:------------------------------------------->5,036 SqFt
Year Built.:--------------------------------------------------->1960

Property Flyer:  PDF  JPEG

3360 Mount Wilson Drive , San Jose 95127Status:ActiveDates:
County:Santa ClaraOrig Price:$550,000Original:09/09/2015
Area:4 - Alum RockList Price:$550,000List:09/09/2015
Class:Res. Single Family / Detached

Land Use:SFR$/SqFt:$502.3


Special Info: Zoning:R1-8



City Limit:Yes

3 bedroom 2 bathroom single-family home with an open floor plan. Recently installed new laminate flooring. Freshly painted interior. Recess lighting in Living Room, Kitchen and Hallway. Kitchen with granite countertops. Master bathroom with granite vanity. Hallway bathroom with granite vanity. Double pane windows. Backyard with a fruit-tree. Short drive to local shopping and parks.

This house is located in the Mount Pleasant Elementary School District, which sits just north of the Evergreen Elementary School District and just south of the Alum Rock Elementary School District.

Click HERE for a larger map:

As you can see from the map, Alum rock forms an upside-down J shape that engulfs the Mount Pleasant Elementary School District on the top, left, and right (north, west, and east) and Evergreen Elementary School District.

All 3 of these Elementary School Districts are part of the East Side Union High School District, along with Orchard Elementary and Berryessa Elementary School Districts northwest of Alum Rock and Franklin-McKinley Elementary and Orchard Elementary School Districts southwest of Evergreen School District.

The schools in the Mount Pleasant Elementary School District are:

August Boeger Middle School

1944 Flint Avenue San Jose, CA 95148
Phone: 408.223.3770
Fax: 408.223.6959
Grades 6, 7 and 8
Principal Jeremia Cruz
Student Advisor 

Ida Jew Academies 
Charter School
Ida Jew Academies
1944 Flint Avenue. San Jose CA 95148
Phone 408.223.3750
Fax 408.223.7346
Grades K-8

Principal Blanca Herrera
Student Advisor Laura E. Alvarez

Mt. Pleasant STEAM Academy
14275 Candler Avenue, San Jose, CA 95127
Phone: 408.258.6451FAX: 408.272.9705
Grades K-5

Principal Jose Gonzalez

Robert Sanders Elementary 
3411 Rocky Mountain Drive, San Jose, CA. 95127
Phone: 408.258.7288
Fax: 408.272.9646
Grades K-5
Principal Julie Howard

Valle Vista Elementary

2400 Flint Avenue, San Jose, CA95148
Phone 408.238.3525
Fax 408.223.7465
Grades K-5
Principal Patty Pizziol

Mt. Pleasant Elementary School District's last API scores (2013) before the county stopped tracking API were as follows:


Elementary Schools
  Ida Jew Academies 825 834 A -9  Yes Yes Yes

  Mt. Pleasant Elementary 731 745 5 -14  No No No

  Robert Sanders Elementary 755 755 5 0  No No No

  Valle Vista Elementary 794 807 A -13  No No No

Middle Schools
  August Boeger Middle 718 756 5 -38  No No No

3360 Mount Wilson Drive sits between Mt. Pleasant Elementary and Robert Sanders Elementary. 

East Side Union High School District's last API scores (2013) before the county stopped tracking API were as follows:


Elementary Schools
  Escuela Popular Accelerated Family Learn 581 629 9 -48  No No No

High Schools
  Andrew P. Hill High 713 713 5 0  No No No

  Evergreen Valley High 866 861 A 5  Yes No No

  Independence High 757 765 5 -8  No No No

  James Lick High 674 674 6 0  No No No

  KIPP San Jose Collegiate 875 900 A -25  Yes Yes Yes

  Latino College Preparatory Academy 679 683 6 -4  No No No

  Mount Pleasant High 711 715 5 -4  No No No

  Oak Grove High 716 693 5 23  Yes No No

  Piedmont Hills High 831 820 A 11  Yes No No

  San Jose Conservation Corps Charter               

  Santa Teresa High 773 776 5 -3  No No No

  Silver Creek High 793 783 5 10  Yes No No

  Summit Public School: Rainier 823 823* A 0  Yes Yes Yes

  William C. Overfelt High 676 658 7 18  Yes No No

  Yerba Buena High 682 684 6 -2  No No No

Small Schools
  ACE Charter High 605* B B B  N/A

ASAM Schools
  Apollo High 569* 605* 10 -36  No Yes No

  Escuela Popular/Center for Training and 746* 773* 5 -27  No Yes No

  Foothill High 513* 551* 12 -38  No No No

  Pegasus High 552* 570* 12 -18  No Yes No

  Phoenix High 533* 423* 19 110  Yes Yes Yes

Mount Pleasant High School's last API score (2013) was 711.


Thursday, September 17, 2015

$2695 / 1br - Live in a Hip Unit with Soaring High Ceilings, Convenient to Caltrain (santa clara)

Soaring 20 foot tall ceilings,
Loads of natural light from large windows,
Indoor laundry with washer and dryer included,
Close to High-Tech, Santa Clara University, Caltrain, Santana Row
Easy access to major freeways.
Low Santa Clara utilities.
If interested, call Robert (408) 893-2410.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

POINT knows that in 10 years, home prices will be MUCH higher

POINT knows that in 10 years, home prices are likely to be even higher, significantly.  That's why they are so eager for you to give up a portion of your home ownership and gain from your home's price appreciation.

"Point is automatically paid its share of the property's value when you choose to sell."  This is a great deal for Point because they know you'll only sell if your property INCREASES in value.

"If you don't sell, you buy back the fraction you sold us after 10 years."  Point chose 10 years because they know that its overwhelmingly likely that the cost of homes will be significantly higher after 10 years.  Past history has shown that even if homes initially drop, after 10 years the gain is likely to have overtaken that initial drop and result in a significant net rise in value.

Even more dangerous is your home could appreciate so much in those 10 years that you can't afford to buy back the portion that you gave away to Point.   You might be forced to sell your house just so you can pay back Point.

"Point is perfect for homeowners who want to access their home equity wealth..." by reducing their home equity percentage ownership.

"...without the burden of more debt and more monthly payments." because they gave up a portion of their ownership.
"...without borrowing and incurring new monthly payments." Even worse than borrowing so you can continue to own, you give up a portion of ownership in your home.

"Point pays its homeowner a tax-deferred lump sum of up to $200,000." so instead of your getting a tax BENEFIT from your interest payments, you do the reverse and pay MORE tax.

"If the property is not sold, the homeowner can repurchase the fraction that Point owns after 10 years."  They mean the homeowner is FORCED to repurchase that fraction.  However, after 10 years, home will likely COST MUCH MORE, so you will pay MUCH MORE 10 years from now.

"...whether Point makes money is dependent on how much your property appreciates." which it likely will significantly after 10 years.

" ... limited to homeowners in specific California counties and communities." i.e. only California counties that APPRECIATE in value and cost, such as Silicon Valley!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

House For Sale (Cupertino Schools. Sunnyvale Convenience) 1084 Rembrandt Drive

Cupertino Schools.  Sunnyvale Convenience.

Quiet street yet in the heart of Sunnyvale and Silicon Valley with easy access to El Camino Real, Downtown Sunnyvale, Ranch 99, and New Vallco shopping, restaurants, and services. Easy commute in all directions with multiple routes available to 280, 101, 85, and 237.

Cupertino Schools. Stocklmeir Elementary. Remodeled kitchen with LED lighting, Quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, large cabinets for max kitchen storage with pull out drawers for easy access. Vertical tray cabinet for easy accessibility and dual slide out cabinet rack for pots and pans. Quiet close drawers. 15 inch peninsula overhang for added comfort and counter space. Kitchen wired for another decorative ceiling light. Under sink filter. New breaker box and electrical wiring. Gas fireplace. Gas outlet for BBQ. Living room wired for speakers. Central Heat/AC. Wood blinds. Large Master suite with walk-in closet and jet tub. Bay window in living room. Hardwood floors. Dual pane windows throughout. Semi-secluded front patio area. Private backyard with fruit garden (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pink lemonade blueberries, artichoke, pluot, plum, and guava trees.

This house is not on the MLS.  To see photos, check them out on craigslist:

Robert Lei
Century 21 M&M and Associates
10420 S. De Anza Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014
Direct: (408) 596-3188
Thank you for your Silicon Valley real estate referrals
CalBRE # 01716389