Friday, May 6th, 2011
This gorgeous Bay Area weather has summer planning in full swing!
Are you planning to stay local or head away this summer?
The first move-ins will happen at The Enclave at Waverly Park in Mountain View at the end of the summer, so homebuyers will be watching their new homes come to fruition.
Here are some ideas for how to enjoy your summer: (more…)
Tags: bay area, buyers, decorating, home, homebuyer, kids, local, mountain view, new homes, summer, summer camp, summer fun, the enclave at waverly park, waverly park
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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
Just ask the residents at SummerHill’s latest sustainable living community – Satake Estates in Mountain View.Â Â Â Â Each home at the environmentally friendly Satake Estates showcases a beautiful Rain Garden in the front yard.Â Â ThisÂ is just one of the many features used to achieve the Build it Green’s GreenPoint Rating System.
Tags: build it green, builder, ceo, Community, design, homebuilding, homebuyer, mountain view, robert freed, satake estates, SummerHill Homes, summerhillhomes, sustainable
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Thursday, June 24th, 2010
A few weeks ago, we got to attend the VikingÂ®Â Experience at The GSC. Â It was tremendous to check out all of the innovation in kitchen appliances. Â They have many distinct kitchens to show the array of design options available with Viking Appliances. Â I am still trying to pick my favorite kitchen. Â With over 23 color finishes to choose from, your can really customize your kitchen. Â Here’s a photo of the VikingÂ® representative showing us the finish options:
And, they offer Brunch dates for you to enjoy a product demonstration and a scrumptious brunch prepared by Kathryn, their culinary director. Â If you’re a SummerHill homebuyer, our design team can arrange a private appointment at theÂ VikingÂ®Â Experience at The GSC for you to learn about your new appliances available standard at Satake Estates and as options at some of our other communities.
Oh, there are a few more innovations in technology for your home that I couldn’t resist sharing…
Tags: appliance, builder, design, home, homebuyer, kitchen, news, satake estates, summer, summerhill, technology, Viking
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Monday, May 24th, 2010
As a marketer with limited time, I want to be able to click of a button push all of our listings out to Trulia, Zillow, Google Base, and more.
New Home Feed launched about a month ago and I’ve been testing it in Beta. Â It sure is making it easier for me to update listings to all these sites, so that we’re sure that interested homebuyers are getting up to date information. (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…)
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
SummerHill is pleased to announce our partnership with Passport Unlimited Corporate.Â This program offers exclusive access, special rewards, and benefits at top Bay Area businesses, including SummerHill Homes.
Passport Unlimited Corporate is a part of the employee perks programs at companies such as Intel, Oracle, Yahoo, HP, Genentech, AMD, Apple, Microsoft, Levi Strauss, Sony Playstation, Commonwealth Central Credit Union, Meriwest Credit Union, and Keypoint Credit Union.
â€œThis partnership is a great fit for our company,â€ said Robert Freed, president and CEO of SummerHill Homes. (more…)
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
We work in the Real Estate market and the headlines make even my head spin.Â Many of the stories can be spun in different directions and the trend seems to pull out the negative facts for a catchy title that gets clicks.Â The facts are often buried in the story. (more…)
Tags: bay area, buyers, california, Community, Estate, homebuyer, local, mountain view, new homeowners, new homes, news, palo alto, Real, real estate market, redwood gate, rosewood, sales release, san bruno, san jose, satake estates, single-family homes, SummerHill Homes
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Friday, January 22nd, 2010
First questionâ€¦The big news this week regarding new home construction was- (buzz buzz buzz) CNNMoney- whatâ€™s the answer?
-This week it was reported that although housing starts have fallen over the last quarter, permit requests from builders have sky rocketed. This is the largest request for permits since Summer of 2008 and was a pleasant surprise for the market. (more…)
Tags: builder, construction, federal tax credit, FHA, first-time homebuyers, homebuilding, homebuyer, local community, mortgages, new home buyers, news, real estate prices, SummerHill Homes, volunteer
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Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
When a market is undergoing change, there is a time where the changes starts happening before we fully recognize that they are happening. The past 6 months have been full of change. We are the first to say we are astonished by the activity levels that we’ve seen and continue to see with our “Mrs. Hill” live chat service seeing significant increase in activity since the start of the year as well as seeing more and more prospective homebuyers at each of our new home communities. (more…)
Tags: bay area, builders, buyers, Community, downpayment, echelon, home, homebuyer, mountain view, new homeowners, new homes, palo alto, parkwood, redwood gate, rosewood, sales release, sales success, san jose, satake estates, schools, south san francisco, summerhill, talavera, tax credit
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Monday, November 30th, 2009
Please note, I am no longer at my past residence as I have purchased myself an early Christmas present. I figured aÂ 2,000 sq ft. home would be little tough to fit in your sleigh so I decided to take some initiative and help you out. I didnâ€™t know you had elves trained in construction and design, but these SummerHill elves have been working round the clock to build my new house at Satake Estates. Here is a list of the â€œniceâ€ features you may not have realized you gifted meâ€¦
Tags: backyard, build it green, Community, construction, energy efficiency, high quality, homebuyer, low maintenance, mountain view, new homeowners, new homes, satake estates, single-family homes, summerhill, SummerHill Homes, Viking
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