Thursday, April 29th, 2010
Summer is nearly upon us, which means it’s time to change out the winter clothes for the summer clothes. Â And with the bright and airy seasons of Spring and Summer, colors are more vibrant.
It is fun to brighten up our homes in addition to our wardrobes Â as the seasons change.
A simple yet elegant way to freshen up your living room for the new season is Â with some throw pillows.
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
A roundup of some of the top recent stories about the Real Estate Market. Â Signs are pointing to a stable market that is increasing.
Associated Press:Â Home price index shows 1st annual gain in 3 years
Yahoo! News (AFP):Â US new home sales up sharply in March
Yahoo! News (Associated Press):Â New home sales, orders for most durable goods rise
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
We celebrated our Redwood Gate park opening with a homeowner â€œMeet and Greetâ€ party and it was a HUGE success.
We were thrilled at the turnout – over 50 people in attendance.Â Wow what a great party!
Homeowners that recently closed escrow plus homeowners excitedly waiting to move into their new homes joined in the fun.
The party started at 1pm – and… (more…)
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
An article in Fortune Magazine recently, Green Myths Debunked, talkedÂ about everything from bottled water (tap water is safer) to CFLs (make the switch from incandescent today!) to Christmas trees (yes it is better to have a real one than a fake one) and many more. Â This got me thinking about our own communities and what really matters about green.
There is a lot of talk about green in homebuilding. Â We are proud to have had high standards in our homes that were initiated with sustainability in mind long before sustainability was trendy. Â (more…)
Friday, April 16th, 2010
A smaller group took our latest poll, but looks like most of us are commuting an hour to work. Â Makes the convenience of some of our communities seem very appealing. Â Merimont and Rosewood are minutes from BART. Â Redwood Gate, Satake Estates and Village Square are just minutes from Caltrain. Â Is it time to make your commute easier?
The next poll is up now, where is your favorite Farmer’s Market?
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
What would it be like if the invention of the telephone came after email?
Recently I was talking with someone about technology. Â We were trying to figure out how much is too much of a good thing?
And this led to a conversation about a conversation that they had with someone else about would happen if the order of technology changed? Â Their friend shared that if the telephone came after email, it might go something like this Â ”cool, I can talk to someone live!”
Monday, April 12th, 2010
That’s right although the dreary rain makes summer seem so far away, it’s almost summertime! Â Before you know it, the time will have arrived for summer camp!
We’re here to help you get started on planning summer activities with a few tips for you on the perfect local camps for your child:
Stanford is just up the street from Redwood Gate in Palo Alto. Â Stanford offers many exciting academic and athletic camps at their campus for kids from 7 to 18. Â Learn more about these exciting offerings: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/rde/scs/youth/.
Keep reading for more can’t miss summer camps…. (more…)
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Friday, April 9th, 2010
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Did you know that California is giving away free money? And it’s not just on insulation, windows or HVAC equipment. Beginning April 22, 2010 you can receive CA rebates for items such as refrigerators, and washers that are Energy Star approved. The trick is to hold out on your appliance purchase until after April 22nd of this year to get the refund.
Think how much you could save on those PG&E bills and water bills. If your washer is 10 years old you are going to use approx. 32% less energy and 43% less water and refrigerators will use 40% less energy.Â This alone is a sizable savings.
Monday, April 5th, 2010
Tomorrow we’re hosting a broker event at our Merimont community in San Bruno. We wanted to share some tasty treats with our broker partners. Â It would be easy to pick up pastries at Starbucks, where we will be getting the coffee, but that just didn’t seem as fun as supporting the local bakery. Â I hopped on Yelp and discoveredÂ Pastisserie Ganache in San Bruno.