Rick and Suzanne Bell Real Estate Newsletter | May 2020

How Did Feasible Become So Ambiguous?

We hope that you are doing well and wanted to touch base regarding the recent modifications to the Shelter in Place order, as they relate to residential real estate marketing and sale transactions.  While the specific guidelines of the original order, amendments and related documents are in black and white, there continues to be a lot of discussion surrounding their interpretation and how they mesh with the practicalities of preparing and marketing a residential property for sale.

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5 Things to Do While “Social Distancing”

As we head into another week of this Shelter-In-Place mandate, I’m sure some of you are on the brink of going stir-crazy.  With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of some fun things you can do during this time.

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5 Tips for Working From Home

Millions of Americans have recently begun working from home to practice social distancing — a situation that may be brand new for many! Check out the five tips below to make working from home productive and successful.

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The Stock Market, COVID 19 and Learning From Prior Real Estate Cycles

Over the past few weeks, many have been asking how the stock market and COVID 19 has been impacting our local real estate market, both in terms of property value and the marketing process.  This topic is definitely a moving target and prior to the 3.17.20 shelter in place order, the general consensus was that appropriately priced mainstream properties appeared to be selling in a relatively timely and orderly manner.

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home tips | lifestyle cues | March

March Home Tips and Lifestyle Cues

With warmer (and longer) days just around the corner, the Bay Area is springing back to life. Read on for insider tips for your home and lifestyle cues curated just for you.

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5 Things To Do In The Bay Area This Weekend | 2.24.20

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? You’ll find the details and links for 4 festive Bay Area events along with information on the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Free Family Day, linked in the article below.

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February Real Estate Insights, Lifestyle & Home

Even as we settle into the new year and back into familiar routines, there’s no reason to simply accept the reality of the winter blues. The good news? We’re here to help you keep things interesting and informative this month with these Real Estate insights, news-worthy moments, and local events. Enjoy!

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Bay Area This Week | 7 Fun Things To Do + Free Museum Days

Bay Area This Week | 7 Fun Things To Do + Free Museum Days

This week’s list of fun things to do in the Bay Area includes four lively events in celebration of the Year of the Rat; the 2020 Lunar New Year Fest in San Mateo and the 2020 Lunar New Year Festival in Oakland – both promising live performances and fun activities for the whole family. Foodies out there can read up on the Black Food & Wine Experience (SAT | Oakland) and Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party (FRI | San Carlos); art lovers might be interested in Paint Night Inclusion Night (Thurs | San Jose).

You’ll find the details and links for 7 festive Bay Area events along with the list of SF’s Free Monthly Museum Days | February 2020, linked in the article below.

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Curated Lifestyle Tips | Rick and Suzanne Bell

Refresh & Renew | Lifestyle Tips

With 2019 behind us, it’s time to refresh, renew, and ring in the new year with style. Read on for everything you should do this month and to discover the lifestyle tips curated just for you.

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Apres | A Winter Wonderland In Silicon Valley

Simulating a cozy mountainside retreat with mini-chalets, the winter pop-up at the Four Seasons Palo Alto features a nightly snowfall, fireside movies and decadent treats for the entire family to enjoy. I had the pleasure of visiting Apres this past week with friends and I have to say the experience is exactly what you would expect from the Four Seasons in terms of service and luxurious experience.  Seeing fellow guests sip on festive cocktails while enjoying Gruyere & Champagne fondue on the cozy outdoor terrace, I was transported away from the hustle and buzz of Silicon Valley to a posh Alpine Ski Resort. The signature Smores, with house-made graham crackers and vanilla bean marshmallow, are a must, so be sure to save room for dessert!

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