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In many areas of the country, some form of consumer fireworks are legal. Learn how to protect yourself and your family if you're planning on your own festival of lights this holiday.

The Fourth of July is a swell summer day, isn't it? You hang out in the hammock, grill a few burgers, and watch—or maybe light your own—fireworks. It's great family fun—if you play it safe with those fireworks.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries

Many of accidents can be avoided if the proper safety measures are taken. This Fourth of July, if you live in an area where fireworks are legal and feel the need to try them out, protect yourself, your family, and your neighbors with these safety tips.

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Be Safe and Have fun!

Enjoy!



Posted by Diane DeFaria LoVerde on July 2nd, 2020 10:46 AM

If you live in the city of San Jose Measure E is an ADDITIONAL Transfer Tax applied at varying increments on sale of real property over $2 Million. Under Measure E, the Transfer Tax would be imposed whenever a deed, instrument, or writing, whether recorded or not, transfers real property in the City of San Jose for consideration. Again, this is in addition to the regular City and County Transfer taxes that currently apply within the City of San Jose.

Consideration means the amount paid for, or the value of, the transferred property and includes the amount of any debt and special assessments secured by the transferred property.

The Transfer Tax would also apply to a transfer of ownership interests in a legal entity (e.g., a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company) that would be considered an ownership change of real property under State law. Payment of the tax is the responsibility of the parties to the transfer and may be paid by either party.

Transfers under $2,000,000 would be exempt from this additional Transfer Tax. Transfers of $2,000,000 or more would be taxed at one of the following rates applied to the full value of the consideration:

 

Property Value                              Tax Rate

Less than $2,000,000                 exempt from tax

$2,000,000 to $5,000,000                  0.75%

$5,000,000.01 to $10,000,000            1.0%

$10,000,000.01 and higher                 1.5%

 For example, a transfer of real property where the value of consideration is $11,000,000 would be taxed at a rate of 1.5% on the entire $11,000,000. The tax owed would be $165,000.

The Transfer Tax includes other exemptions as well including transfers involving gifts, inheritance, divorce, and bankruptcy, in certain circumstances.

If you have any questions or have any other information you would like to share please contact me any time I am always happy to hear from you.

 Diane LoVerde - Broker – CRS,GRI,GREEN,SRES

D&F Properties

408-221-6602

DRE # 00744960 / NMLS: #23435

Posted by Diane DeFaria LoVerde on June 25th, 2020 1:00 PM

I though this was good information to know.  If you can attend the Zoom meeting on July 7th I am sure there will be packed with good inforamtion


Dear Residential Landlords, Tenants, and Property Owners in San José,

On June 23, 2020, the City Council voted to extend the temporary eviction moratorium to August 31, 2020.

?The moratorium prevents evictions based on non-payment of rent for tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Affected tenants must pay at least 50% of unpaid rent that accrues during the moratorium within 6 months of the end of the eviction moratorium. The remaining 50% must be paid within one year of the end of the moratorium.

To learn more about the updates to the temporary eviction moratorium, please join us for a Zoom webinar at the following time:

Extension of the Eviction Moratorium
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
2pm PT
Or join by phone: 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 951 0467 2431

If you have questions, please contact the Rent Stabilization Program at 408-975-4480 or RSP@sanjoseca.gov.

Sincerely,

Jacky Morales-Ferrand

Director, Housing Department

City of San José

Posted by Diane DeFaria LoVerde on June 25th, 2020 12:53 PM
  1. Mobile Testing Program: 
  2. The County of Santa Clara Health System’s mobile testing program continues to provide free diagnostic COVID-19 testing around the County. Nasal swab testing is free for everyone—no health insurance or doctor’s note is required. No appointment is needed; anyone can simply stop by to get tested. A list of popup locations can be found on the Santa Clara County Public Health website.
Posted by Diane DeFaria LoVerde on June 25th, 2020 10:04 AM

On June 22nd, National Onion Rings Day recognizes a batter-dipped, deep-fried bite of deliciousness that runs rings around other appetizers.

Also found in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and some parts of Asia, onion rings exact origin are unknown.

  • A recipe called “Fried Onions with Parmesan Cheese” is included in John Mollard’s 1802 cookbook The Art of Cookery Made Easy and Refined. Within the recipe, it suggests cutting onions into 1/2 inch rings, dipping them into a batter made of flour, cream, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese then deep-frying them in boiling lard. It also recommends serving them with a sauce made of melted butter and mustard.
  • Some believe that a recipe for French Fried Onions (not claiming to be the originator of the recipe) appeared in the Middletown, NY Daily Times on January 13, 1910.
  • The Pig Stand restaurant chain, established in Oak Cliff, Texas in the early 1920s, is one of the claimants to the onion rings invention.
  • A recipe for deep-fried onion rings dipped in milk then dredged in flour appeared in a 1933 Crisco advertisement in The New York Times Magazine.  
  • In the 1960s, the A&W restaurant is credited with popularizing the onion rings in fast food restaurants.

Many agree onion rings taste best hot from the fryer. Whether you dip them in a sauce or not is up to you. There are plenty to choose from these days, too. Sweet, spicy, salt and vinegar, and everything in between.


Posted by Diane DeFaria LoVerde on June 22nd, 2020 6:04 PM
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$469,000.00
5689 Makati CIR H
Unit/Suite #H
San Jose, CA 95123



Beds: 1 Rooms: 1
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 690
Garage: 0 Built: 1985
 

This is a new listing that
I thought you might be
interested in. Visit this
listing online to see more
photos of the property,
Google? Earth satellite
images, and much more.
 

If you have any questions
about this property or
require more information,
please feel free to call.

Diane DeFaria LoVerde
D&F Properties
4082709776
www.dfproperties.net



 
  Visit this listing here
Posted by Diane DeFaria LoVerde on January 14th, 2020 9:22 AM

 

 

 

 

YOUR REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST

 

 

 

D&F Properties

 

 

 

GRS,GRI,SRES,GREEN

Diane DeFaria LoVerde

 

408-270-9776 - office

408-221-6602 - cell

 

dfproperties5000@gmail.com

 

5000 Birkdale Way

San Jose, Ca 95138

 

DRE #00744960 / NMLS # 234354

 

 

 

 

 

1st QUARTER

 

THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR IS THE BEST TIME TO PUT YOUR HOME ON THE MARKET!

 

LET'S START PREPARING A GAME PLAN NOW!

 

TOTAL COMISSION 4 1/2% PLUS I PAY YOUR ROOF INSPECTION

 

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Posted by Diane DeFaria LoVerde on December 5th, 2019 11:11 AM

Entering this lovely 1 bedroom, 1 bath 2nd floor unit you will be greeted by abundant shade trees to be enjoyed from your private patio. This spacious unit has plentiful light and a roomy, spacious interior enhanced by its vaulted ceilings. It’s upgraded limestone fireplace invites you to enjoy cool evenings and entertaining by the fire. There is bamboo flooring throughout highlighting its roomy floor-plan. The remodeled kitchen is a chef’s delight with granite counter tops, cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances included. You’ll be impressed with the large bedroom with it’s mirrored closet door and convenient adjoining bath. There is a laundry room with ample storage adjacent to the bath. This unit located in the popular Terrace Villas complex is close to everywhere you want to be. You can walk to the Village Oak Shopping center, restaurants, the light rail or other transportation choices including freeway access. Costco, Lowe's, Target, Kaiser Hospital are all within 5 minutes of this move in ready home.

Asking $484,990. Open house on November 2, 2019 1:30-4pm

Diane LoVerde
DRE#00744960
408-221-6602

Posted by Diane DeFaria LoVerde on October 31st, 2019 10:49 AM
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$499,000.00
5689 Makati Circle #H

San Jose, CA 95123



Beds: 1 Rooms: 1
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 690
Garage: 0 Built: 0
 

This is a new listing that
I thought you might be
interested in. Visit this
listing online to see more
photos of the property,
Google? Earth satellite
images, and much more.
 

If you have any questions
about this property or
require more information,
please feel free to call.

Diane DeFaria LoVerde
D&F Properties
4082709776
www.dfproperties.net



 
  Visit this listing here
Posted by Diane DeFaria LoVerde on September 3rd, 2019 11:37 AM

Now is a great time for you to start considering building an ADU. San Jose's mayor is looking to make it easier for homeowners to build their own ADU. To help with this, they're launching:

  • A pre-approval program for ADUs
  • ADU Tuesdays - a time where ADU customers can have their plans reviewed at an expedited speed (appointment required)
  • An ADU Ally - Sarah Shull is your go-to aid who can help guide you through getting permits and the approval process
  • A streamlined submission checklist to help you

If you're thinking about building an ADU, now is a great time to get started. Acton ADU is on the front lines of helping homeowners build their own ADUs, so let us help you!

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Posted by Diane DeFaria LoVerde on August 29th, 2019 10:25 AM