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Join Us for Our Grand Opening – April 21st, 2012

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

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Dusty Fun at The Enclave at Waverly Park

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

We had a day packed full of interested prospects at The Enclave at Waverly Park – all tours were FULL!

We received tons of positive feedback on our models and our visitors were pleasantly surprised our homes include solar and tankless water heaters.

The design studio also received a considerable amount of praise as the visitors were pleased and interested by the amount of offerings.

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What is a blog?

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Yesterday, I was reminded that not everyone is familiar with what exactly a blog is.

  • First, it is public, meaning that everyone can read it.
  • Second, it is meant to provide thoughtful perspectives, tips, updates, etc.  I am not a fan of blogs that simply post content from articles written by other people, while I see value in posting links to various articles on topics that may interest readers.

Which brings us to – who reads the blog?   (more…)

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What’s news in real estate?

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Realtors: California Home Sales Rise in January

Good news!  Sales of New Homes in U.S. Rise More Than Forecast

From Burlingame Patch: Sustainability Plan Connects Housing and Transit.  At SummerHill we’re committed to sustainability, did you know that our newest community will be all solar?  That’s right, every home at The Enclave at Waverly Park will have solar power!


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100% Solar at The Enclave at Waverly Park in Mountain View!

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

I am excited to see the first houses at our newest community, The Enclave at Waverly Park in Mountain View, starting to take shape.  We have three model homes under construction and, thanks to our fantastic construction group and sub contractors, these homes are going up fast!

There are few things more rewarding in life than seeing one’s work efforts turn into a tangible reality, especially when it is new homes for families to live in and enjoy for years to come.

To add to the excitement, we made a recent decision to include solar photovoltaics on all homes and make that a standard feature for all of the 53 homes in this community.   This means that  While PVs (photovoltaics) are becoming more mainstream, they are still a significant cost item in new home construction.   (more…)

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What’s New in Technology?

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Here’s the latest in technology, some new and some just fun to share!

As Mashable shares, January has become the month to watch for what is coming up in technology, be sure to check out their 8 Gadgets to Watch in 2011 – looks like 2011 will be the year of the tablet.

EcoHome Magazine shares the latest in Green Products and Technology, my favorite article was the sustainable farmhouse.  The New and Notable section is also pretty cool!

CES: ThinkEco smart plug lays waste to wasted power from CNET - Cutting down on wasted power?  That sounds good to me.

CNET reported on: ‘Smart’ solar panels wring more juice to lower cost.  Read more (more…)

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What’s New in Technology for Homes?

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Gallery: Crazy Space-Saving Designs for the Homes of the Future - Read More

Feng Shui your home with an APP?? -Available for iPhone there seem to be several options for Droid also, but easier to find those from your handset. (more…)

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Saving with Solar at Satake Estates

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Homeowners at Satake Estates in Mountain View are out to save the world. 36% of all homeowner’s to date have chosen the solar option for their home. That number is sure to grow with more buyers choosing green options.  And, even buyers who may not choose the option now, have the option to add solar in the future as SummerHill is pre-wiring every home for solar. (more…)

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Green – Fact or Fiction?

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

An article in Fortune Magazine recently, Green Myths Debunked, talked 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.  This got me thinking about our own communities and what really matters about green.

There is a lot of talk about green in homebuilding.  We are proud to have had high standards in our homes that were initiated with sustainability in mind long before sustainability was trendy.   (more…)

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What’s new in technology?

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

The Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Awards article got me thinking with everything from paper-thin flexibile speakers to small, lightweight fuel cells to EcoRock (a drywall substitute), there is a lot of innovation happening in technology to make our lives easier and more environmentally friendly.

For homes, we’re hearing about solar technology to smart grids to better refrigeration – there is so much being designed to make us more efficient.  Now, since some of the technology is still so new, it is still cost prohibitive for us consumers to install in our homes.  As the technology becomes more mainstream and costs go down, we’re sure to adopt it more and more.

Have you tried any of the new technologies in your home?

What ideas for innovation do you have for your new home to make it even better?

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