Friday, December 9, 2016

15 Apps for Real Estate Agents

15 apps that should be on every Real Estate agent’s phone. 1. Refresh One of my favorite apps right now is Refresh. This app can be very helpful with your everyday interactions. It works by connecting everything from your social networks, contacts, calendar and more to bring in the big picture of who you are meeting with, by delivering you insights before each meeting. Or maybe you just want to know more about someone, search their name to locate background information, etc. It’s like searching through multiple social media profiles all from one simple app. Free for iOS | Web app 2. RPR Mobile™ It wouldn’t be a complete list without RPR Mobile. You never know when you are going to get that next property question. RPR Mobile delivers the data and reporting found on the RPR website, directly to your phone. Using RPR Mobile, REALTORS® can use their location to search both on and off market properties, while also uncovering mortgage, historical and distressed data, flood zones, school info and more. Then easily create one of 5 different property and neighborhood reports, each branded with your photo, logo and contact information. As a REALTOR®, there is no cost to use RPR, the system is 100% covered by your NAR member dues. Free for iOS | Free for Android 3. Vert As a REALTOR®, you often need to convert metrics, whether it’s size, weight, length, even currency. This nifty app makes those conversations dead simple—tap on the measurement and then swipe. The basic app is free, and Pro version is $2.99. Free for iOS | $2.99 for Pro version on iOS 4. Scannable If you use Evernote, you’re going to appreciate this app! Scannable is the newest app from Evernote, and makes saving and sharing scans easy. Just aim the camera, and Scannable immediately identifies business cards, receipts, and other paper items it’s pointed at. The app automatically detects the document edges and then captures it. In regards to the business card scanning, I really like the additional photo and LinkedIn details that it added to the contact records. For now this app is only available for iPhone and iPad, although and Android version is rumored to be in the works. Free for iOS 5. Adobe Photoshop Express What’s your go to app for editing images? If you don’t have one, install Adobe Photoshop Express. This powerful app does all the basics like cropping, rotating, red eye and blemish removal. Also makes it easy to apply adjustments to correct contrast, exposure, and white balance. Once you’ve applied your tweaks to the photo, save back to your camera roll or share to social media sites including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Free for iOS | Free for Android 6. Box If you are a fan of Dropbox but looking for more security and control, Box is the perfect app for you. Box provides the ability to view, download, edit and annotate files, and then securely send those files to colleagues or clients anywhere. With Box, I’m also able to mark a folder for offline viewing. Free for iOS | Free for Android 7. IFTTT Much more than just another acronym, If This Then That (IFTTT) aims to automate tasks between Internet-connected services. IFTTT has more than 160 channels for you to create connections between. For example, maybe you want new comments on your blog to send you a text message, or you want to backup each new contact you add to your phone in a Google Spreadsheet, or maybe even log how much time you spend at home or the office. This and thousands of other configurations can be accomplished with this powerful service. Free for iOS | Free for Android 8. Todoist At first glance you might think this is just another to-do app, but I think it’s much more. I use this app for managing the tasks that come in from my email. I’ve use Todoist in conjunction with their Google Chrome add-on so that when I’m in my webmail. I can add any email as a follow up task. Best of all, when I select the task it brings up the email originally referenced in the task. Saving me the time of hunting through my inbox. The free version of Todoist can manage up to 80 active items; if you exceed that number consider the premium version for $29 a year. Free for iOS | Free for Android 9. Deductr 2 When it comes to tax time, Deductr 2 is an app that will help you make tracking tax deductions easy. Use the app to add business income and expenses, log receipts, even track mileage using your phone’s GPS. Then come tax time, use the Deductr website to create a profit & loss report, tax summary, mileage summary and lots more. Although the app is free, the Deductr Pro service is $19.95 a month or $199 for the year. This can be a small expense given that without proper records, many REALTORS® likely pay thousands extra each year in overpaid taxes. Free for iOS | Free for Android 10. Microsoft Word Word is still the go-to document editor, and with this app viewing and editing Word documents on your phone is easier than ever. Unlike with other document viewers, the Word app ensures your documents view and behave how they were intended. I find myself often using the app to track and view document changes from my team. Also when I am finished with a document, it’s easy to print using AirPrint. One thing to note, although the basic app is free, an Office 365 subscription is required to unlock the full Office experience. Free for iOS | Free for Android 11. Videolicious This app makes quality video creation easy. Give Videolicious a try by first recording yourself talking into the camera. Then add any photos or videos over the top as b-roll. Next add music and cinematic filters to your photos and video footage. The completed videos can be saved, emailed and shared via social media channels like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. To test the app, try the free personal account. If you like what you see, pay $60 annually for their business plan. Free on iOS 12. Buffer The Buffer app provides a great interface for managing multiple social media accounts like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn. With Buffer pick what you want to share and set when you want the items to be shared. It’s that easy. Just don’t forget to engage with any replies or comments that come in. Free for iOS | Free for Android 13. Lastpass Remembering all of your passwords can be a hassle. And to be safe, each password should be different and secure. So how do you keep track of them all? Introducing Lastpass—a powerful cross platform password manager. The app is a powerful, and saves time by allowing you to access and manage passwords wherever you are, and syncs those passwords between your devices. For iOS 8 users, Lastpass integrates directly into Safari as an extension. If you access password-protected sites regularly, you might want to check out their premium service for a $12 annual fee. For iOS | For Android 14. Roomscan Pro This Roomscan app is designed to draw floor plans for you, by simply holding your phone up against each wall. As you tap the wall, you will see it appear on your screen, now move to the next wall and repeat. Continue until you are back where you started. The makers of the app claim that Roomscan is accurate to within half a foot. If you need to be more accurate, Roomscan Pro has an option allowing REALTORS® to manually add their your own measurements, doors and windows. Free for iOS | Pro Version for iOS 15. BombBomb Communicating through video can be very powerful. And being able to do it from your mobile device, means that you don’t need an elaborate setup just to get the job done. That’s where BombBomb comes in, it’s a slick app that makes video email possible, while also giving you metrics to track who is viewing your content. Each video you make is delivered using a branded template that plays on any device. BombBomb also works with RPR reports, so the next time you want to send a monthly update give this combination a try. It’s worth noting that BombBomb requires a subscription, but you can give the service a try using their 2 week trial. For iOS | For Android Tags: Adobe Photoshop Express, BombBomb, Box, Buffer, Deductr 2, IFTTT, LastPass, Refresh, RoomScan Pro, RPR Mobile, Scannable, Vert, Videolicious, Word

Newcomers rough synopsys of Sunnyvale, CA

Sunnyvale is a very modern, organized, suburban, residential city well-situated in the center of Silicon Valley. Sunnyvale is bordered by portions of San Jose to the north, Moffett Federal Airfield to the northwest, Mountain View to the west, Los Altos to the southwest, Cupertino to the south, and Santa Clara to the east. Sunnyvale boasts one of the most organized road systems - Commuters have multiple East-West road options (El Camino Real, Central Expressway, Highway 101, Homestead Rd, Fremont Ave, etc) and multiple North-South road options (Sunnyvale-Saratoga, Wolfe Rd, Fair Oaks, Mathilda Ave, Mary Ave, Lawrence Expressway, etc.) As part of the Silicon Valley, several high-tech companies such as Maxim Integrated Products, Juniper Networks, Palm, Inc., AMD, NetApp, Spansion, Yahoo!, Simco Electronics, Mirapoint, AppliedMicro and Ariba are headquartered in Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale encompasses the 94085, 94086, 94087, and 94089 zip codes.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Seven Springs is a community in the Regnart Elementary, Kennedy Middle, and Monta Vista High school attendance region

Seven Springs is a community in the Regnart Elementary, Kennedy Middle, and Monta Vista High school attendance region. All 3 schools are considered at or near the top of the top in the Cupertino The Seven Springs homeowner association online to provide you with more convenience and a wealth of online services and opportunities to share ideas and information; get news and announcements; access an online resource center for important forms and much more. make reservations, first to the Ping Pong Room and also reserving the Clubhouse. Simply click on the link and it will take you to the calendar or it will bring up the form you require. CLUBHOUSE RESERVATIONS The link to the Clubhouse Rental Application is Clubhouse Rental Application. Please complete SIGN and RETURN ONLY the Application with BOTH the RENTAL FEE CHECK SEPARATE SECURITY DEPOSIT. Make checks payable to SEVEN SPRINGS OWNERS ASSOCIATION. The application and checks should be mailed to Community Management Services, Inc., 1935 Dry Creek Road, Campbell, CA 95008, before reservation will be confirmed. Cathy O'Connell is the person in the Customer Service Department at CMS in charge of processing the clubhouse reservations. Cathy will work with homeowners to determine whether requested dates are available. Homeowners will be required to pick up the clubhouse key from Community Management offices in advance of the event. Homeowners can inquire on date availability by emailing Cathy at: PING PONG RESERVATIONS Online Reservations Rules: 1.Reservations cannot be made earlier than 4 weeks in advance. Automatic repeating events are not allowed. 2.Reservation time slots are for one hour, on the hour. 3.Each household is allowed to make one online reservation per week. Abuse of this rule will result in suspension of ping-pong room privileges. 4.Reservations are void if not claimed within the first 15 minutes. Procedure: 1.Set up a Google account at 2.Send an email to requesting access to the calendar. Include your street address and Google account from the previous step. 3.You will get a response by email that includes the link to the calendar. 4.Reserve a time slot on the calendar. Bring a printed copy as proof of reservation, or bring your PDA. Walk-In Reservations Time slots that are not reserved online are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Rules: 1.Reservation time slots are for one hour, on the hour. 2.Walk-in users must yield the room to users with an online reservation. 3.Walk-in reservations for a given hour must be made during the prior hour. 4.Anyone using the room during the current hour may not make a walk in reservation for the next hour. Procedure: 1.Write your name, address, and the start time you are reserving on the whiteboard. 2.You must be present when your time slot begins to claim your reservation.

Happy Valley Neighborhood - Moreland Schools

Happy Valley is a neighborhood in San Jose with Moreland Schools. The schools are Country Lane Elementary, Moreland Middle, and Prospect High.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Townhouse For Rent in Santa Clara near the new Apple “Spaceship” Campus

Townhouse For Rent in Santa Clara near the new Apple “Spaceship” Campus Washer/Dryer in unit Attached Garage 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 2-car attached, enclosed garage 1228 sqft regular Living Area + approx. 400 sqft attached, enclosed 2-car garage Deposit -$1500 Available Dec 6 Kitchen with Tile Counters, Refrigerator, Oven/Range New wooden floor. Appliances - Dishwasher/Washer/Dryer Heat/AC Remodeled Living area - Granite around fire place HOA maintains exterior gardening/walls Gated community Close to El Camino Real/Cal Train station (1 mile)/Kohls Schools: Ponderosa Elementary school Peterson Middle school Santa Clara High. RENTAL FEATURES Separate Living Room / Fireplace Refrigerator/Stove/Oven - 2 car enclosed garage COMMUNITY FEATURES - Gated Community - Swimming Pool 1.5 year Lease - Close to shopping, CalTrain, Costco. Quick access to Central Expwy, Lawrence Expwy ,101/280 hwy.
Land in Campbell zoned R-1-1 has two lots legally created. The two lots are over 8,000 sqft and 19,000 sqft. The 8,000 sqft lot is zoned R1-8 because of its lot size. This means you can build a home of size range 1,600-1,800 sqft on this lot. You might possibly even be able to build up to a 20000sf house on this 8,000 sqft lot. This lot is currently completely undeveloped. overview like back portion ... The 19,000 sqft lot has 2 existing structures. You can either keep them and remodel them or tear them down and rebuild from scratch. If interested, call Robert Lei (408) 893-2410

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Two Opportunities for People Looking for Land for Real Estate Development

Looking for land development opportunities. Two plots of land in Los Gatos #1 is 3 quarters acre of vacant land zoned C-1, which is the widest range of development for commercial. It is C-1 land which is zoned for commercial or mixed use. This is ideal land for a developer/builder who is experienced with building commercial, such as dental offices, restaurants, mixed-use, retail, after-school, tutoring center, etc. #2 is 5.5 acres flat land on top of a hill with views of the South Bay. Much of the planning work at the county has already been completed. The property is ready to go. ..have the grading permit...haven't pulled..bec trying to sell... The building permit can be issued anytime. The house has already been designed with permits. The main house will be a contemporary-style 4,000 sqft house designed for luxury living, with an infinity pool, media room, grand room, etc. The 2nd unit will be an in-law 789sqft... It's all ready to go. When you purchase the land you also get the plans. ** If you like to build your own home. This location is perfect. I can take you there. You will love that spot. It is unique and you will love to live there. I can send you the drawing plans and other information. Just text me your email address.

Monday, October 24, 2016

State Board of Education Approves New School Accountability System to Replace the Old API System

State Board of Education Approves New School Accountability System to Replace the Old API System

September 8, 2016  

SACRAMENTO—As required by state law, the State Board of Education on September 8, 2016  approved key elements of a new accountability system that evaluates schools and districts in 10 areas critical to student performance, including graduation rates, readiness for college and careers, test scores, and progress of English learners.

The system reinforces California’s national leadership in developing an accountability system designed to help all schools continuously improve.

“Today the State Board has taken a big step toward improving our accountability system, as required under the new school funding formula approved by the Governor and the Legislature. This accountability design is unique and has never been used before in the United States,” said California State Board of Education President Michael Kirst. “Parents, educators, and the public will soon be able to look at a variety of areas to tell how their school is doing, where it may be strong, where it may be weak, and where it may need help.”

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson called this a “new system for a new era.” The changes, which put California on the cutting edge of innovations that enhance student learning, are happening in a state with the most diverse student population and with the most students—more than 6.2 million—at more than 10,000 schools.

“Once again, California leads the way. No longer will our parents and our communities be asked to evaluate a school or a district based on a single number,” said Torlakson. “The new accountability system provides parents, educators, and community members with a wealth of information, allowing them to dig deep into a variety of areas that affect student performance and more effectively hold their districts accountable. It will also help educators more easily identify and assist schools and districts in need of help.”

The system gives parents, educators, and the community more tools to understand what is happening at their schools, promotes equity by helping to identify disparities among student groups, and more effectively identifies the schools that need extra help and where they need it.

“Today’s action will help all students succeed in 21st century careers,” said Torlakson.

The innovative new system replaces the outdated Academic Performance Index (API), which relied almost exclusively on test scores to measure progress, and is a key element of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which provides more local control over revenues and more resources for students with the greatest needs.

The board approved actions that make up an “evaluation rubric,” which provides a tool for holding schools and districts accountable for the eight state priorities identified in the Local Control Funding Formula, approved by the Legislature in 2013. Among the priorities are student achievement, student engagement, school climate, and parent engagement.

The September 8, 2016 Board actions included:

*       Adopting four state indicators of school success with performance standards: readiness for college and careers, graduation rates, progress of English learners, and suspension rates.

*       Adopting two state indicators of school success, with performance standards to be finalized in the coming months: scores on state standardized tests and chronic absenteeism.

*       Adopting four local indicators with performance standards: basic conditions at a school, progress in implementing standards, parent engagement, and school climate.

*       Establishing a system by which schools that do not meet performance standards can become eligible for technical assistance and intervention.

*       Providing information on model practices of schools performing well and providing resources for schools.

The performance standards will be based on status, how each school or district fared last year, and change, how much they have improved or declined in the past three years. Schools will be rated based on a combination of these measures and assigned one of five performance levels. From highest to lowest, the categories are: Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red.

The status and change thresholds were developed by analyzing current data so they would broadly reflect where districts and schools are now. Using high school graduation rates as an example, five status levels were set, with a low of a graduation rate of less than 67 percent (considered very poor) to a high of a 95 percent graduation rate (considered very high). In addition, five rates of change were set, from a low of a decline of 5 percent or more to a high of an increase of 5 percent or more.

The new system provides multiple ongoing measures of school performance instead of the single, one-item snapshot from the prior system.

The specific display of the performance system is not final. Staff will work with parents, teachers, and members of the public to ensure it is easy to understand, similar to a report card. The Web-based system will be available in early 2017.

During today’s meeting, both Kirst and Torlakson thanked employees of the California Department of Education and educators throughout the state for their hard work in developing this ground-breaking system and for their future work in implementing it.

For more information, please check California State Board Agenda Item 1.

Below is a copy of the motion approved unanimously on Thursday, September 8, 2016, by the State Board of Education:

1.    Adopt the LCFF evaluation rubrics with the following components:

o    The concise set of state indicators and local performance indicators approved at the May and July 2016 State Board of Education meetings.

o    Performance standards for the state indicators and local performance indicators based on the methodologies approved at the May 2016 State Board of Education meeting and July 2016 State Board of Education meeting, respectively.

o    Criteria for determining local educational agency eligibility for technical assistance and intervention under the LCFF statutes based on the performance standards for the state indicators and local performance indicators.

o    Statements of Model Practices, with the content to be finalized at a future date.

o    Links to external resources, with the content to be finalized at a future date.

2.    Approve:

o    The proposed performance standards, based on the approved methodology to establish cut-scores and performance categories, for the following state indicators:

§  Progress of English learners toward English proficiency based on the English learner indicator (Priority 4)

§  High school graduation rate (Priority 5)

§  College/Career Indicator, which combines Grade 11 test scores on English Language Arts and Math and other measures of college and career readiness (Priorities 7 and 8)

§  Suspension rates by LEA type (elementary, high, and unified), and by school type (elementary, middle, and high) (Priority 6)

o    The proposed standards for the local performance indicators:

§  Appropriately Assigned Teachers, Access to Curriculum-Aligned Instructional Materials, and Safe, Clean, and Functional School Facilities (Priority 1)

§  Implementation of State Academic Standards (Priority 2)

§  Parent Engagement (Priority 3)

§  Local Climate Surveys (Priority 6)

§  Coordination of Services for Expelled Students (Priority 9—County Office of Education only)

§  Coordination of Services for Foster Youth (Priority 10—County Office of Education only)

o    The proposed criteria to determine local educational agency eligibility for technical assistance and intervention under the LCFF statutes.

3.    Direct CDE staff to develop a recommendation for the November 2016 SBE meeting on proposed performance standards, based on the approved methodology to establish cut-scores and performance categories, for the state indicator for student test scores on English Language Arts and Math for grades 3–8, that includes results from the second year of Smarter Balanced tests.

4.    Direct CDE staff to complete further development work on the College/Career Indicator, including student course-taking information, and options to measure access to a broad course of study (Priority 7) as a state indicator, for the next phase of the evaluation rubrics.

5.    Direct CDE staff to further develop the content for the statements of model practices and links to external resources so those components can be incorporated into the Web-based user interface in the future.

6.    Approve the proposed annual process for the SBE to review the evaluation rubrics to determine whether newly available data and/or research support the inclusion of a new state or local performance indicator or substituting such an indicator for an existing indicator.

# # # #

Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5206, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 8, 2016


Release: #16-59
September 8, 2016

Contact: Bill Ainsworth
Phone: 916-319-0818


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A Whopping 44% of Buyers are paying ALL-CASH to buy Palo Alto Homes the past 2 1/2 years

To understand the impact of ALL-CASH buyers, in Palo Alto, for the past 2 1/2 years, the percentage of homes that were bought by buyers who paid ALL-CASH is 44% !! This is in Palo Alto, where homes are regularly in the multi-million dollar range.  However, don't despair mortgage buyers.  I've been able to get my buyers deals even though we need to get a mortgage.

Friday, September 9, 2016

KHovanian Homes For Sale at Traverse in San Jose

KHovanian Homes for Sale at Traverse (2150 Trade Zone Blvd, San Jose, CA)
Journey Model Homes priced $894,990-$1,069,990
Voyage Model Homes priced $915,922-$1,156,363
Voyage Non-Model Homes priced $839,800-$1,002,300

Monday, September 5, 2016

Affordable Housing in San Jose near downtown.

Two affordable housing units available.  These units are subject to the restrictions of the City of San Jose BEGIN Homebuyer Program.  This program offers down payment assistance to people who qualify for help based on their income.

1375 Lick Ave, #220 and #530 are both 1bed 1bath 733sqft and offered at $360,000

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Difference in price between an all-cash 10-day close double-end sale vs. a conventional sale

Nowadays, the general public SEES sales data through sites like Redfin, Zillow, and Trulia.  However, the general public often does not know how to INTERPRET the data.

One example is the discrepancy in sales price of IDENTICAL units in the SAME complex.

In the past month, identical 2-bedroom 1-bathroom 858 square foot units sold in the SAME Middlefield Meadows complex for very DIFFERENT final sales prices.

96 Flynn Ave #A sold for $725,000
122 Flynn Ave #A sold for $650,000

Why such a HUGE difference?  I took a closer look.

After looking into it, I found out that 122 Flynn Ave #A had two reasons for such a low sales price:

--ALL-CASH deal closing in just TEN DAYS.  There's no comparison between an all-cash, 10-day close deal like that to buyers who have only  20% down payment.  The other Flynn (which has a CONVENTIONAL buyer with over 20% down payment) paid $725,000.

--That listing agent's company DOUBLE-ENDED that transaction, meaning the same real estate company had BOTH the seller AND the buyer.  Perhaps in an effort to earn double-commission, that real estate company settled for a lower price after only 3 days on the market.

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Difference in price between an all-cash 10-day close double-end sale vs. a conventional sale

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Disclosures for 705 San Conrado Terrace Unit8 Sunnyvale CA 94085

Disclosures for 705 San Conrado Terrace Unit8 Sunnyvale CA 94085

Property Flyer for 705 San Conrado Terrace Unit #8 Sunnyvale CA 94085 with HyperLink to Virtual Tour

Property Flyer:


Open House Sunnyvale 2bed 2bath 2carGarage condo Saturday August 6th 2pm-5pm + Sunday August 7th 1pm-5pm

Open House
705 San Conrado Terrace Unit #8
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Saturday August 6th 2pm-5pm
Sunday August 7th 1pm-5pm

Virtual Tour

Friday, August 5, 2016

Virtual Tour for 705 San Conrado Terrace Unit #8 Fair Oaks Place Sunnyvale

Virtual Tour:

Excellent Sunnyvale location. Ideal for both living and investment.

2 BedRoom


2-Car Enclosed Garage

+ Additional Storage Space

Ideal for both living & investment. Quiet, mostly owner-occupied complex. EZ commute. Walk to market. Ready to live in or rent out. New carpet. Large enclosed 2-car garage with extra storage space. Has both central heating and AC. HOA covers most utilities, including garbage, water, and hot water. Responsive HOA management promptly answers questions.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Consolidation of Robert Lei's Recommendations from various scattered Zillow, Trulia, etc. Profiles

Robert has been incredibly helpful with buying and selling our houses. It's been so easy with Robert and he's taken care of us from the get go. Every time we had questions he was right there to help us with our concerns even at odd hours of the day. He is super attentive and very responsive. As the buyer agent, he did his magic to make our offer shine over others. As the listing agent, our house was reached to the prospective buyer where we sold 133K over the listing price. He has gone above and beyond what we expected and we are so thankful he's been our realtor for both selling and buying the houses. Robert went above and beyond our expectations. We would highly recommend him !!!More

Tuesday, May 31, 2016



Property Address
88 Bush St., #2119| San Jose, CA 95126
Available: Now

Offered By
Robert Lei (408) 893-2410 

Built nearly a century ago, the historic Plant 51 cannery has been reborn as a new residential community of lofts and flats. Plant 51 features a contemporary collection of living spaces and outdoor experiences that bring together beautiful design, unique character and an honest-to-goodness neighborhood. From the lushly landscaped courtyards that feature tranquil water features, to the plentiful open-air dining and gathering spots, to the cozy outdoor fire pit, Plant 51 is an oasis in the heart of Silicon Valley and downtown San Jose.

This one-of-a-kind 3-level loft offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1,444 square feet of space. The loft features a huge open living space with soaring ceiling, 17' tall windows, and a fantastic media center with dual flat-screen TVs, a bar, and wine refrigerator. Beautiful hardwood floors are found throughout the kitchen and living area. The modern kitchen features granite countertops, polished chrome fixtures and faucets, and stainless steel appliances. This main level also has a full bath with shower over tub, as well as full-sized washer and dryer.

The lower level master bedroom suite has a large sliding glass door that leads out to a private patio. There is a large closet with customer organizers. The master bath features a large walk-in shower, granite counter, and tile floor. The loft bedroom is one of the larger ones in Plant 51, and one of the few with a walk-in closet.

Plant 51 is a secured building with secured parking. This unit comes with 2 dedicated parking spaces. Besides all the outdoor features, which also includes a large BBQ area with wet bar, there is the Boiler Room, an original two-story brick warehouse space that has been converted into a modern gym with state-of-the-art fitness and cardio equipment. This space is where the original boilers that powered the cannery once resided, giving it the character of a true warehouse that will inspire any workout. Housed within the Boiler Room is a fitness studio, perfect for yoga and stretching. Overlooking the Boiler Room and opening onto the courtyard is the Mezzanine Lounge, a unique indoor gathering space that acts as the hub of the community. Another unique feature of Plant 51 is The Bicycle Kitchen, which is a dedicated room for resident's bikes, with everything you need to store, repair and maintain your ride.

Just steps from Plant 51 is Cahill Park, a 3.7 acre green space with playgrounds, a basketball court, and plenty of grass to enjoy a game of catch or a quiet picnic. Transportation options are plentiful, with Caltrain and VTA Light Rail in your backyard. At the end of Bush Street a brand-new Whole Foods Market and brewery recently opened. And downtown San Jose beckons from just a few blocks away. Enjoy a nice stroll to plentiful restaurants, bars, theaters, special events, and concerts and sports at the San Jose Arena.

Everything you need to enjoy your Silicon Valley lifestyle is minutes away from Plant 51. And when you feel the need to get away from it all, your oasis is your backyard. Welcome home.

• Utilities included in rent: Water and garbage. Tenant will need to set up own PG&E account
  • Beds/Baths: 2BD/2.0BA
  • Square Feet: 1,444
Rental Terms
  • Rent: $3,495.00
  • Available: Now
  • Application Fee: $20.00
  • Security Deposit: $3,395.00

Condo for Rent 88 Bush Street Unit#2119, San Jose, California 95126

Condo for rent

Luxury modern tri-level condo in Plant 51, the most desirable complex in South bay (for its location, security and amenities). Quiet peaceful inner unit, fully upgraded. Dramatic high ceiling, open floor plan, and large windows. Gated complex with fine fitness center, bicycle kitchen, BBQ area & fire pits. Right next to beautiful Cahill Park, nearby light-rail and Caltrain station, and with walking distance to downtown restaurants and entertainment, including Whole Foods and SAP Center. Luxurious city living, a must see!

88 Bush Street Unit#2119, San Jose, California 95126
Bldg SqFt:1,444 SqFt

Age/Yr Blt:8/2008

Sunday, May 15, 2016

333 Santana Row,#242, San Jose 95128 (Open House Today 1pm-4pm)

333 Santana Row,#242, San Jose 95128

Open House Today Sunday May 15th, 1pm-4pm

CEO CONDO - Enjoy the modern urban experience, executive style and comfort in this 2nd floor Santana Row loft/suite with a generous terrace. Freshly painted featuring maple laminate flooring throughout, Lower level den with closet can be used as a guest bedroom with half bath, Upper level features include bedroom, full bath, laundry room, walk-in closet, reading area and terrace with a view. Secured underground parking with one space allocated to this unit. HOA covers water/sewer/garbage/HVAC system and much more! Truly a MUST SEE! 

Open House scheduled for Sunday, May 15 from 1 - 4pm.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Robert Lei shattered the Fair Oaks Place record !! Got 10 offers for 707 San Conrado Terrace #6 and sold it for $721,000 zero contingencies

Robert Lei was the listing agent for 707 San Conrado Terrace #6, got 10 offers for his seller, and sold it with zero contingencies for $721,000 !! 

Among the complexes at Fair Oaks Place (San Conrado Terrace) and Fair Oaks 90, Robert Lei was able to achieve the highest price BY FAR for his sellers.  Robert's $721,000 dwarfs the other units recent sales for only $618,000 and $605,000.

Robert also sold the single family house at 1084 Rembrandt Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 for one of the highest prices per sqft in the Painter/Birdland/Stocklmeir neighborhood.

If you would like a REALTOR who knows how to get you the maximum profit for you on the sale of your property, call Robert Lei (408) 893-2410.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Near Santana Row. 3bed 2bath 1407sqft 2car 11yrs new. $649,800 stylish top floor condo.

Near Santana Row. 
3bed 2bath 1407sqft
2car side-by-side parking in gated garage
11yrs new.  stylish top floor condo.

Get a 3bed near Santana Row for the price of a 2bed in Sunnyvale.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sunnyvale Fair Oaks Place (707 San Conrado Terrace Unit 6) Virtual Tour

Beautiful Remodeled Sunnyvale Condo in Fair Oaks Place
Quiet yet Convenient Location. 

707 San Conrado Terrace Unit 6

2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 996 sqft
2 car garage

Built in 1986

Virtual Tour:

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Open House Stylish Rivermark Townhome Near Live Oak Park 4083 Crandall Circle Santa Clara (1:30-4:30pm)

Stylish Rivermark Townhome
Near Live Oak Park
4083 Crandall Circle
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Open House TODAY

Monday, April 4, 2016

Offers due TOMORROW for SUNNYVALE Condo 2bed 2bath 2car garage (707 San Conrado Terrace Unit 6)

Offers due TOMORROW for SUNNYVALE Condo 2bed 2bath 2car garage (707 San Conrado Terrace Unit 6)

Virtual Tour :


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Hayward Duplex $498,888

Hayward Duplex $498,888

Total 3bedrooms, 3bathrooms:
Rear 2bed 2bath
Front 1bed 1bath

Enjoy the flexibility of owning a Duplex:
Live in 1 or both units
Rent out 1 or both units.

Perfect distance to everything. Not too close. Not too far.

Quiet street since neighbors generally can just walk to the nearby shopping and restaurants on the other side of Hesperian.

A short drive to get on the freeway, yet you cannot hear the freeway from your property.

Open House Sunday 10am-Noon

Robert Lei
(408) 893-2410

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Stop Rent Control in Mountain View

I received this email from SILVAR:

Call for Action!
Stop Rent Control in Mountain View

Call it “rent stabilization,” call it “binding arbitration,” call it whatever you want, it is still the City of Mountain View deciding how much a property owner is allowed to raise rents. This is bad for our community and bad for business!
Come tell the City Council NO to binding arbitration in Mountain View!
Tuesday, March 15
6:30 p.m. until late
500 Castro Street, Mountain View - City Council Chambers

In late 2015, the Mountain View City Council voted against rent control. They did, however, vote to “look at” what a binding arbitration program would be like. Now staff has completed the proposed ordinance. See how bad it is:
Binding arbitration IS rent control!
·         The City will determine by what percent a property owner can raise rents every year. This is an arbitrary number picked by the council.
·         The City will ban raising rents more than once in a 12-month period, regardless of a property owner’s business needs.
·         It will only apply to three or more unit buildings built before February 1, 1995. The City would be placing the responsibility for affordable housing on owners of older properties.
·         If a property owner raises rents twice in a year, or above the amount set by the City Council, or if there is a different rental dispute, the tenant can take the property owner to voluntary mediation followed by binding arbitration. The property owner must then prove to the arbitrator that the rent increase was “reasonable.”
Binding arbitration is bad for Mountain View!
·         The City has not said how much it will cost, but “fees” paid by property owners will fund the program. Adopting a program without knowing the financial impact on property owners is wrong.
·         It is unclear who the arbitrators will be, and there is no requirement they have any experience in rental housing issues.
·         The Ordinance does not even say for how long the arbitrator’s decision will apply!
·         The City already adopted a mandatory long-term lease program (“Right to Lease Ordinance”) and has not given it enough time to see what impacts it will have on the housing market.
Contact Government Affairs Director Jessica Epstein at or (408) 200-0108 if you have questions or are planning on attending the meeting. 

Boundaries Determined for Central Park and Pomeroy Elementary Schools of the Santa Clara Unified School District

Boundaries Determined for Central Park and Pomeroy Elementary Schools
Central Park Elementary School will re-open in Fall 2016 and serve as a public neighborhood school. Creating attendance area boundaries for the new school affects the attendance area boundaries of Pomeroy Elementary School.

After seeking and considering input from the Pomeroy Elementary School community on the proposed boundary options being considered by the Board of Education, the decision below was reached.

At the November 12 Santa Clara Unified School District board meeting, the Board of Education voted on the final school attendance area boundaries for Central Park Elementary School and Pomeroy Elementary School, selecting boundary option 3 (pictured below and on the school district website). The new boundaries take effect in the 2016-2017 school year. 

The Board also voted to allow grandfathering for students currently enrolled (in the 2015-2016 school year) and their incoming siblings, if the older student is currently enrolled at Pomeroy Elementary School. Current enrollees wishing to be grandfathered must do so beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. Enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year begins on January 13, 2016. Additional information will be sent to the parents of current Pomeroy Elementary School students through the school.