Some of you know that from 1987 to 1999 I worked for UPS, a driver in fact. I delivered packages out in the Mission San Jose area of Fremont. In the morning deliveries to businesses came first, then some residential, then business pick ups, then go back out and deliver residential again. I saw a lot homes to say the least.
About mid route, I also delivered to small business center where I would find my new dentist Dr. Karen Gianotti, my insurance agent Mike Qutermous at State Farm, my Optometrist, Dr. Marvin Mah (I may need glasses soon) and the VCA Mission San Jose Pet Hospital where we take our pets. They are all there in the Mission San Jose Business center on the corner of Luzon and Washington Blvd. I especially grew fond of where one of my driver buddies lived off of Luzon and Castillejo. That is near Washington Blvd. and 680. I just liked it. It had some character, some views too.
Call me old-fashioned, but I'd rather have a slightly older home with character made with a mix of wood and brick than the new ones made with sprayed on stucco and weak stucco architecture that has foam underneath it.
As one who values long-term relationships, and even though I no longer drive for UPS, I still retain customer relationships with them all.
Even in the middle of busy day at my Fremont real estate agent http://www.tricityhome.com office, I can find time to drive into Mission and get a check up and find no cavities, but also be told that a little more flossing couldn't hurt. And, as a small aside--I met my wife there when she worked at the pet hospital back in 1993.