Santa Clara, CA Real Estate News

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Robert Swetz working Double Time at Santa Clara Square California   Robert Swetz working Double Time at Santa Clara Square California   Robert Swetz aka Vegas Bob has been working at the Santa Clara Square project for 5 months now. Santa Clara Square is located in the heart of Silicon Valley in the Bay Area only minutes north of San Jose. We have almost finished 2 buildings and have 3 more to go on this job site, and then another 6-8 buildings like the ones in the photos.     Vegas Bob has been working overtime and yes "Double Time" on Saturdays. Big money means more taxes and Vegas Bob's check last week for 48 hours had $1000 dollars taken out for taxes, medical & pension. Vegas Bob knows he will get back quite a bit of this money back when he retires in the ...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                                                         Sam Shueh                                                                         Realty One Group                                                               Silicon Valley, CA These are my photos taken for 2016 Photograph Contest sponsor(photography contest) by R. Greenberg. The AFC champion Denver Broncos defeated the NFC champion Carolia Panthers 24 –10 to win their third Super Bowl championship. The game was played on February 7, 2016, at a local brand new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Californian (old parking lot of the Great America which is still there).   The local home owners did not waste their empty rooms and did a hefty business accommodating out of town tourists. Many flown in their private planes ...
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 Working at Santa Clara Square Silicon Valley by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz For the 2 months Vegas Bob has been working on a construction project in Santa Clara for Benson Industries called Santa Clara Square installing glass.  Benson Industries is owned by Warren Buffett and we just completed the 2nd building of 6 that will be built in this area. After these buildings are complete we will be going to another area in Santa Clara to build another 9 buildings like the ones in the photos, or start work on the (New) Google Project coming up soon ;o)  Robert Swetz has had the opportunity to work at the new Apple Campus several times, but has not really made up his mind if he wants to leave Benson Industries.The group of men & women working for Benson Industries at Santa Clara Square are a close ...
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In 3 weeks Vegas Bob may finally land a job at ... Robert Vegas Bob Swetz has kind of been going back and forth on the possibility of working on this project in Santa Clara California.In fact Robert had the chance to first work there in March 2016 but turned it down to spend quality time in Alaska with his family. Then once again Robert was given the opportunity to work on this project 2 weeks ago and turned it down.But now after some heavy thinking and the chance at making twice the money he is making now, Robert has once again been thinking hard about making the move.I wanted to throw this post out there because Robert is very excited about finally possibly stepping through the doors of one of the most interesting building projects that has hit the Bay Area in years.Robert will know f...
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz was lined up to work as a glazier at the Apple Project in March 2016.Vegas Bob chose to stay in Alaska and be with him family until May of 2016 and by the time Vegas Bob arrived in the Bay Area the positions were filled.Vegas Bob has been working for Benson Industries for 2 months in Santa Clara but we have only been working 40 hours per week.One glass company at Apple has their men working 4-10's and 3-8's with all hours over 40 as "Double Time" ...So that being said these glaziers at the Apple project are making 3 times as much money as Vegas Bob.So there is a chance that VB may swing over to Apple, and as for working 7 days per week ... Not a problem ;o)
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That's right, for the last 30 days Robert Vegas Bob Swetz has been working for a company in Silicon Valley that Warren Buffet purchased approx 5 years ago.Vegas Bob kind of likes working for a multi-Billionare and seems to be fitting in real well within the company.Maybe Vegas Bob might disclose the company he is working for in the near future.Also straight off the press, the company has about a 95% change of landing a 6 Billion dollar project for one of VB's favorite companies.It's not Apple and stay tuned for latest updates ... ;o)
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By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
What are the chances of this happening? And we do live in such a small world! Today I started a new job in Santa Clara, Silicon Valley in California, and what a great job it is!In one week I had 3 calls from the Local Union 1621 in San Jose, I turned down 2 of the 3 because I really wanted to get on this project I started today. Some of the other glaziers mentioned that I am very lucky to have gotten on this job because they are a tight nit group, like a family.The crew consists of 2 women, 24 men and now Vegas Bob makes 27 ;o)Here's the kicker ... 3 of the men are from Alaska and now with Alaska Bob that makes 4. What are the chances of working with men from Alaska when I just spent 5 months there?We do live in a small world don't we and I sit with these men from Alaska and we talk abo...
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Here is a photograph I took over one week ago of a new project I will be working on in Santa Clara California.I was lined up to work at Apple but only to find out that the Apple project is manned up and has been for a while. If I would have staying in California in December of 2015 then I would have been working at Apple. But I chose to spend 5 months with my wife and family in Alaska for the last 5 months and I am glad I made that choice.This building in the photo above in only 1 of 5 buildings that will be built and if I like this project and they like me, I could be working here for 1-2 years.And the company that is building this Santa Clara project has a HUGE project in downtown San Francisco that I might be able to work on after this project is complete.If I play my cards right wit...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                                                                 Sam Shueh I got called in a home sold and they found cockroaches inside.  Called the exterminator and learned a lot about these creatures. They have been around during the dinosaur days and survived the ice ages.  A colleague at Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA who was doing her doctorate at University of Pennsylvania was telling me she often caught them she froze them with liquefied nitrogen gas at -260 degrees Fahrenheit and put them in the trash can. Next morning they all disappered.  The rest of trash was intact. Janitor has not  been there. Where did they go? So her doctoral research changed from superconductivity to how long cockroaches will survive at what temperature.  I am not kidding you at...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
Opportunity knocks this one over the head. Must see. Located in a quiet street off Monroe Ave, off Scott Blvd. It is south of Intel, Nvidia, east of Apple Space campus, Kaiser Permamente. CalTrain, 49er stadium in a convinent driving location especially to high tech centers.  Surrounded by fruit flower trees. It has 4 br, 2 bath, Brazilin Cherry flooring and new cabinets.  Kitchen is new come with granite counter top, all stainless steel appliances.         4th bedroom can be used a dining or office. The home has a fresh coat of paint including garage floor.  Drought tolerant landscape with water wise plants.City of Santa Clara has its own power plant and utility bills are way lower. 1095 sf plus a 250 sf bonus room, not included in the square footage. $995,000.00  SOLD -who took my TOO...
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Glass & Metal Specialists Inc gets Contractors License in CaliforniaRobert Swetz is very happy to say that our company Glass & Metal Specialists Inc is only weeks away from getting a Contractors License in the State of California.My business partner just passed both tests 4-23-2016 and we will be opening up a shop, etc close to Morgan Hill and or Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. The video and photographs on this page are projects that both my partner and I have worked on in the past. With 50 years of Glazing Experience between my partner and I we are looking forward to bidding on Glazing Construction Projects around the Bay Area in California.  Approximately 80% of the glass that is shown in the video (above) was installed by my partner and I while we were working for other...
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By Janki (Hetal) Patel, Team Leader & CEO for The Janki Patel Team
(Legacy Real Estate and Associates)
Beautiful custom home in desirable location!Completely rebuilt 4 bedroom, 3 bath home from ground up in 2014.Everything is brand new, including eat-in kitchen and new hdwd floors throughout. Beautifully updated kitchen boasts granite countertops, custom cabinetry, central island with breakfast seating, features new Energy Star appliances with French doors to backyard. Custom cabinets,railings and window treatments as well as custom crown moldings. Master suite has French doors to balcony. Convenient upstairs laundry. Dual pane windows and copper plumbing throughout, new roof & rain gutters! Front paver stone driveway leads to 2-car garage. Covered patios in front and backyards, and storage shed in backyard with vegetable garden. Prime location in Silicon Valley, just a mile from Apple ...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                                       Sam Shueh                                                         Realtor                                               Superbowl City, CA I suggested to a friend who is living on check to check getting her spare rooms to advertise for Superbowl 50 tourists. She declined for a safety concern. My other friend Fe got her modest home leased out in San Jose through Airbnb that they are not going to break even with the furniture just purchased. As a RE professional I was watching steep rental price as high as $30,000 for a week. As of kick off day, I notice there are still many affordable housing available with a reduced price.    According to a study Superbowl City only saw +25% increase in demand than last month. For Superbowl 50, the ...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                                        Sam Shueh                                              Realtor-Superbowl City, CA At Superbowl City International Airport (previous name was San Jose Airport), I saw one of these collector's item at display(below). I looked for the price tag and it did not have one. Probably it is priceless for this year. No coach stayed with 49er team long as second coach was fired within two years.Looking for collector's items, there is an auction that has been on going since Friday.Tiffany's has a full size football for sale. It is made of tweleve pounds of AG and 3.68 oz of AU. The gold is filled where the 5(signify 50) stitches and logo 50 is (below). Swarovski and other designers all have their work at display.This is the website for online b...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                                   Sam Shueh                                                    Silicon Valley, CA As I was driving on I-280 back from Santa Clara, CA (aka Levi Stadium home of the 50th Superbowl game), I saw a Sign "Oracle Cloud ERP #1" on a shared Oracle building shared with Price Waterhouse Inc several miles away.   Oracle, CEO Larry Ellisson is leading the Superbowl spirit with a 18 story building super-graphic sign in place on its shared office tower on Almaden Boulevard.     According to San Jose City Planning Building and Code Enforcement, Oracle did not even apply for a permit a month ago. To hire contractors remove this monster sign will be a challenge.  According to San Jose Mercury News Oracle Commercial Sign is NOT legal. This may not make muc...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                                 Sam Shueh RealtorI was selling homes not far away from the Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, CA a few years ago. It was in the midest of the Great Recession.  The seller was willing to pay up to 4% of closing cost and I could not even give away with lots of skeptical owners. They picked on the lack of modern features, bath room condition as well as the industry.  A few I mentioned that it was close to a life time opportunity came back with low ball offers.  I managed to sell a couple near Santa Clara Lake near the Great American Parkway which is the road leading to the Levi Stadium.   At the time while the housing industry looked depressed. The local high tech industry was still solid. People need anti-virus software, chips, Internet routers. ...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
We have 49er team in our town. Their so so performance during the last season is not impressive.  So what? The stadium gets to host 2016 Superbowl.The Levi Stadium was constructed and completed in 2014 at the cost of $1.3 billion dollars as the home of 49er professional team in Santa Clara, California.          The Stadium is next to the Great America Amusement Park. However, it is in the middle of Technology center with many companies blocks away. Some of the major companies are Intel, Texas Instruments, Applied Materials, Norton antivirus.   The Stadium is certainly built with the latest technology many developed with in each other. It has 400 miles of cables with 70 miles of Wifi wiring.  There are enough routers to support every 100 seats per access point. The 40 gb/sec of Internet ...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
February 7, 2016 is scheduled for the Superbowl. Santa Clara Levi Stadium is hosting the game. It is a new stadium in the midst of Silicon Valley not far from my brokerage. How can Denver Brancos prevail in 2016 Super Bowl 50. It beats the heck out of me. Our home team stadium Levi Stadium is where the game will be played. That was completed in 2014 at the cost of $1.3 billion dollars. The noise and traffic and so so school score did not seem affect the home price. In fact home prices went up +15% in Santa Clara while Palo Alto, CA trailed by 5% last past year. This is what I saw at San Jose International Airport next to Santa Clara, CA this morning.   Most of the events are held in San Francisco, CA.  Airbnb (AIRBNB) has several 1,000 short term rental listings. They charge $200-$400 p...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
Santa Clara City, CA It is the oldest city in California incorporated in 1852 centered around a Spanish Mission aka Santa Clara University. Its preparatory Jesuit school is called Bellarmine High School, one of the best private schools with 96% graduates going to a four-year university. In recent months due to unaffordability of homes west of there, the close proximity to industry like Intel, Texas Instruments, Applied Materials, Yahoo prompt to a surge in home appreciation and demand for more housings in Santa Clara City. 49er Football team is calling the city as home by Great America next to Cisco, Norton antivirus, cell phone camera development.     Santa Clara City                       1300-2000 sf 3 br, 2 bath+           $/sf av g sold $    Months downturn 10 yr price change 143% ...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
                                              Sam Shueh  SamShuehRealtor@gmail.com (four-o-eight) 425-1601                                                                     your local realtor since 2005                                                                         Total listings SFH =28                                                  Inventory: 1.4 month (2.5 month is healthy)                                                  unemployment rate=3.5%                                                         Sold/Asked=103.3%                                                         Marketing time= 14 days                                                         Avg home(1200-1999 sf) *                                         $ 897.3K  (2015 Oct-Nov)      $811K(1 yr ago)   +10.6%   ...
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