Single Gal Regina Clark Leaves Home To Buy a Condo in San Jose, California

Episode HNT-3906H

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After graduating from college, Regina moved back in with her mom and dad. Unfortunately, she brough so much stuff with her that her parents have had a hard time storing it all. She's taken over half the garage, part of their closet, and has even stored her extra mattresses in their bedroom. After 6 months, her parent's had had enough so they gave Regina the money for a down payment on a condo so she could successfully move out on her own. She's set her budget at $350K to $400K. Regina wants a place close to the shops and restaurants in downtown San Jose, California. She'd also like 2 bedrooms, a community pool and gym and to have a private patio. The first place her agent Jenn Holst takes her to is an 851 square foot, 1 bed, 1 bath unit in a high-rise building in the heart of San Jose. It's close to her job and the shops and restaurants downtown, but at $410,000, it's a little over her budget. She likes the views and the small balcony, but it doesn't have two bedrooms or a pool and the unit itself is small. The second place she goes to see is further from downtown. It's 1350 square foot, 1 bed, 1.5 bath loft listed for $399,000. Regina likes the high ceilings and modern style, and even though it has only one bedroom there's an additional loft area she could use as an office. But the community has no gym or pool and it's farther from downtown than she'd like to be. The last place Regina looks at is even further out from the city. It's a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1170 square foot condo listed for $395,000. Not only does it have the second bedroom she wants, the community also comes with both a gym and pool. Regina's also thrilled that all of the appliances are included. In fact, the only drawback is that it's the furthest from downtown and her job. Regina's got a tough decision to make. If she goes for the first place she'll be in the heart of downtown but she'll be choosing the smallest unit with the highest price tag. If she goes for the second place she'll get more space and a community gym, but a longer drive to the city and work. And if she goes for the last place she gets everything on her wishlist except for the location. So which one will it be?

Resources

    • Jenn Holst, Agent, Intero Real Estate Services
      Address: San Jose, CA
      E-mail: jholst@interorealestate.com