When municipal policy makers and urban living pundits talk about the walkable city of the future, what they’re really talking about is urban living the way it used to be, the way it has been in downtown Mountain View for years. The numerous historic homes and other buildings in this neighborhood are a testament to how long this vibrant, energetic neighborhood has been attracting homeowners and investors. Life in downtown Mountain View is a model of just how fabulous walkable cities can be. Moreover, with Silicon Valley, Stanford University, and Google Worldwide Headquarters all at your doorstep there may not be a better Northern California downtown to live in.
This part of the nation was probably among the first to realize what’s lost when the huge, big box national and international chains take over the marketplace, choking out the small mom and pop stores, ethnic groceries and boutiques that used to make up downtown areas. Downtown preservation and revitalization programs have made downtown Mountain View a regional destination, drawing people throughout the local area to its community events, shopping areas and residential downtown Mountain View real estate opportunities. Just in the last 20 years this downtown has rejuvenated a vibrant and diverse Silicon Valley enclave into the gem of the peninsula.
Home buyers love being within walking distance to performing arts venues, the yearly music and wine festivals, the numerous unique boutiques and eateries and the availability of fresh, locally grown produce sold at weekly farmers markets. Home lots range in size from the smaller lots of the city’s numerous bungalows to the grand Cape Cods that also dot the area so there are opportunities for a wide range of budgets. That’s part of what makes this neighborhood stand out – the mix of people and cultures.
There are also condos, apartment buildings and other rental properties that dot the housing stock. Investing in downtown Mountain View homes isn’t just for the residential home buyer. It can also be a smart investment move in this thriving and growing neighborhood for sophisticated investors looking for real estate near Google. This is a neighborhood with healthy growth, both in the commercial and residential sectors. Conveniently located for those working in regional business and technology centers, there is a significant demand for residential living space in this neighborhood – a demand constantly being pushed by Silicon Valley tech companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
For those new to investing in downtown Mountain View homes for the purpose of rental property investment, the amount of work involved in making those investments profitable can seem overwhelming at first. Aside from building maintenance and learning local regulations, there’s the screening of potential renters and other important processes that impact the bottom line. Using a professional Silicon Valley Property Management Group can offer solid solutions, helping to protect profitability while a new investor learns the rental property management skills essential for success.
Contact us to learn more about rental property management services. For many investors, using professional property management is a more cost-effective way of managing their investments. Services range from property maintenance to tenant screening to dealing with those middle of the night issues that are the bane of every landlord. Silicon Valley Property Management Group also is the only Northern California property manager that offers Performance Guarantees. Let our Mt. View property managers help you get in the rental property business and maximize your return on investment.
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