Here are some great ideas on how to update your home without having to spend a lot of money or time remodeling.
 
A majority of homeowners say that having their child attend their school of choice is an important determining factor in purchasing their next home.

A majority of homeowners say that having their child attend their school of choice is an important determining factor in purchasing their next home.

The current tech boom is the cause of 9% rent hike in the Silicon Valley rental housing market increasing the average rent to about $2,500 per month.
 

Some budget friendly tips to add value to your home!

The Niner’s stadium is expected to be completed in July with the first event, a San Jose Earthquakes games, scheduled for August 2nd. The new 68,500 seat stadium has “200-foot-wide video boards, a 27,000-square-foot rooftop garden, 1,180 solar panels and 2,700 TVs sprinkled through out the 1.85 million-square-foot venue.”

Thinking of going green by installing solar panels on your home? Solar panels have been found to add value to your home but it can depend upon whether you buy or lease the panels. Some buyers may be put off by having to assume the solar panel leasing contract which could detract from the value of your home.

This week is “Dine Downtown” restaurant week where you can dine at some of San Jose’s downtown restaurants and sample “three-course, specially priced prix fixe dinners at great savings”. Sysco, who is sponsoring the event, will donate $1 to Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen for each prix fixe dinner sold. Click on the link  to see the participating restaurants and to find out more information.

After living in a home for a while, it’s easy to forget some of the features that may appeal to buyers. Here is a great list of things to make sure you mention when marketing a home for sale.
Diridon Station, which is near the SAP Center and is San Jose’s largest Caltrain hub, won the city’s approval on its plan to add up to “4.96 million square feet of office/R&D/industrial space, 424,000 square feet of retail, 2,600 residential units and 900 hotel rooms within its boundaries”.
This article from HouseLogic lets you know how “Good landscaping can add up to 28% to the overall value of a house and cut its time on the market 10% to 15%”. Planting trees and native plants as well as adding outdoor lighting and fencing can really add value to your home. Find out more by clicking on the link below.