Community News

June 27, 2017

Silicon Valley Independence Day 2017 Festivities

When I say "4th of July", what comes to your mind?  Barbecue?  Parades?  Fireworks?  The Silicon Valley Independence Day 2017 festivities planned for next Tuesday includes all of this and more.  No matter which Silicon Valley community you find yourself in this 4th of July, family-friendly activities can be found ...

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April 4, 2017

Campbell Named One of the Best Suburbs in the West by Sunset Magazine

Sunset Magazine recently named Campbell as one of the Best Suburbs in the West thanks to its great schools, small town appeal and natural beauty.There's more to Silicon Valley than just "tech stuff."  The smaller suburbs provide an excellent place to raise children.  Meanwhile, the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities remain within a short drive.  Recently, Campbell was named as one of the Best Suburbs in the West by Sunset Magazine ...

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March 7, 2017

Los Gatos "Fill the Umbrella" Fundraiser for San Jose Flood Victims

When you visit a Los Gatos business between now and March 11th, look for a decorative paint can. This is the collection point for the Los Gatos "Fill the Umbrella" fundraiser to help San Jose flood victims.After years of drought, California got hit by some serious storms this winter.  The Bay Area received its fair share of pummeling.  Last month, San Jose saw historic flooding like never before.  Officials estimates reported $70 million total property damage to the area, with $50 million of that to ...

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Dec. 20, 2016

Silicon Valley Christmas Light Displays 2016

Public holiday displays are nice. But if you want to see what private homes have to offer, visit one of these Silicon Valley Christmas light displays 2016.Only five more days until Christmas Day.  That means just four more days of shopping left to check off every name on your Christmas gift list.  You're going to need a break from all the hustle and bustle in our Silicon Valley communities.  If you're a fan of ...

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Dec. 6, 2016

North Bayshore Precise Plan Update

Some changes have been made to the North Bayshore Precise Plan that could make Silicon Valley real estate even more popular.Since December 2014, the North Bayshore community of Mountain View became a prototype of what a truly integrated community might be like.  Plans have been drawn up (the North Bayshore Precise Plan, to be more specific).  Meetings have been held.  Community officials have passed ideas back and forth.  On November ...

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Oct. 18, 2016

Cupertino Blackberry Farm Harvest Festival 2016

The Cupertino Blackberry Farm Harvest Festival 2016 takes place on Sat, Oct 22nd, with live music, live animals, carnival games, food and much more.Mid-October is in the thick of Fall.  In farm country, that means harvest time.  For residents and visitors, that means it's time for the Cupertino Blackberry Farm Harvest Festival 2016.

What: Cupertino Blackberry Farm Harvest Festival 2016
Where: Blackberry Farm (21979 San Fernando Ave)
When: Saturday, October 22nd, 10 am ...

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March 16, 2016

Spring is Garden Time in the Silicon Valley

Refresh Your Garden for Spring

Do you hear that?

It’s the first breathy sigh of your spring garden, waking up from its winter’s nap. Longer days, warmer temperatures and dreams of lazy afternoons spent lounging among the flowers is enough to get any homeowner motivated to get their garden ready for the coming months.

If ...

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Oct. 1, 2015

7 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Property for Autumn

7 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Property for Autumn

As much as we don’t want to admit it summer is gone again. Summer never seems to stay as long as we’d want so let’s look at the bright side; autumn has charms of its own.  Fall carries the benefits of ...

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Jan. 18, 2012

Sunnyvale Homeowners, Think Before You Dump!

Sunnyvale Homeowners recycling their waste

 Sunnyvale Homeowners, think before You Dump!

Often we don’t think about what we throw away? For example, how do you dispose of old, burnt out fluorescent lamps? Did you know fluorescent lights can contain small amounts of mercury, a toxic pollutant?

When mercury-containing lights are improperly disposed or break, the ...

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Sept. 2, 2011

2011 Santa Clara County API School Scores

“How good are the schools in this area?" or "What are the API school scores for this house?” These are the questions we continue to hear from our clients as they shop for homes in Sunnyvale, Mountain View or Cupertino.

The number one factor which continues to influence property ...

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