How to Make A Beautiful Bed

Whenever Rick and I are preparing a home for the market, we spend quite a bit of time and focus on making sure the bedrooms in a home reflect a beautiful and cozy space. Today’s article, How to Make a Beautiful Bed includes designer tips beginning with linen selection, pillows, and shams to photos of six luxurious beds from homes that we have recently staged and sold. Beautiful bedrooms shouldn’t be reserved for marketing brochures. After all, we spend a third of our lives sleeping, our bedroom should be a luxurious place to rest and enjoy.

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Coming Soon | 309 N. Sunnyvale Avenue, Sunnyvale

This charming 1915 bungalow sits on a large 10,500+/- square foot parcel and is located less than a mile from vibrant downtown Murphy Street in Sunnyvale.  The possibilities for this property are endless; remodel, rebuild, construct an accessory dwelling unit (buyer to independently verify the possibilities).

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How to Choose the Best Sheets

Debunking Thread Count

We spend as much as one-third of our life asleep, so it makes sense to invest in a good night’s rest by choosing comfortable sheets.  In search of the formula for a better night sleep, I decided to reach out to Celeste Randolph, owner of Celeste Randolph Designs for a professional opinion.

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Bay Area Events | 5 Things To Do This Weekend | Mountain View Farmers Market

Bay Area Events | 5 Things To Do This Weekend

This week’s list of Bay Area Events includes 4 lively foodie events with one taking place right here in Mountain View. The 48th Mountain View Art & Wine Festival will take place September 7-8 on Castro Street in downtown Mountain View. An authentic and moveable feast for the senses, this year’s festival will feature 500 professional artists and craft makers.  Other fun weekend events include Pub in the Park, Avacado Con, and Eat Like An Italian in Palo Alto.

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Bay Area Events | 10 Things To Do Labor Day Weekend

This week’s list of 10 Things To Do Labor Day Weekend includes two lively foodie events in Cupertino; The Cupertino Food & Wine Stroll (8/29) and The Sing Tao Expo Carnival (8/31) – both promising good food, drinks, and fun. And for those of you who love everything pink, The San Francisco Rosé Soirée is back! Grab your partners-in-wine, throw on your rosé-colored glasses, and rejoice in la vie en rosé. Endlessly sip 20+ shades of rosés, relish the bottomless house-made rosé sangrias, and indulge in savory eats and decadent treats. You’ll find the details and links for these 3 festive Bay Area events along with 7 other fun things to do this Labor Day Weekend in the list below.

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Foreign National Home Buying Tumbles

According to a new report by the National Association of Realtors – based on a survey of its member agents – the purchase of U.S. homes by foreign nationals plunged in the 12 months through March 2019. The drop was particularly steep for Chinese nationals, for whom California has been the top destination.  Thinking this through, the recent protests in Hong Kong proceeded this study, so it will be interesting to see how this unrest impacts buying behavior one way or the other.

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7 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in The Bay Area + New Restaurant Openings

7 Fun Things To Do in The Bay Area This Weekend + New Restaurant Openings

From Saratoga’s Bollywood In The Park to a Beatles Sing-Along in quaint Los Gatos, the Bay Area is never short on events and activities. In restaurant news on the Peninsula, we recently welcomed the Australian-inspired coffee shop Bluestone Lane to Los Altos, which is receiving rave reviews from locals around town. And just this week, San Francisco welcomed Angler to the Embarcadero waterfront. A sea-life focused restaurant with views of its expansive wood-burning hearth as well of the San Francisco Bay –  from Chef Joshua Skenes and Saison Hospitality, you can read more | HERE.  In the event you are looking to get out and try something new this weekend, here’s a list of 7 fun things to do this weekend in and around the Bay Area!

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San Carlos, 525 Vista Avenue - Sold for $ 2,950,000

San Carlos, 525 Vista Avenue – Sold for $ 2,950,000

We were pleased to represent the seller in the sale of this beautifully remodeled home, located at 525 Vista Avenue in San Carlos and just a short distance from its downtown.  This property is highly stylized with transitional interiors, check out the massive Restoration Hardware chandelier in the kitchen.  As soon as you enter the home, your attention is drawn though the great room to the sweeping city light views, which spans over the top of downtown and extend out to the San Carlos airport, where you can watch the small planes take off and land during twilight.  Stay tuned, we have more interesting properties coming.

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2019 Santa Clara County Residential Real Estate Market Update

2019 Santa Clara County Residential Real Estate Market Update

The residential real estate market within Santa Clara County has rebounded somewhat from the slow down late last year and is explained in detail within the following 2019 Santa Clara County Real Estate Market Update.  Furthermore, pricing a property correctly is extremely important today and often at odds with the expectations of some sellers, based upon last year’s highs.  For the complete picture, follow along through this brief video summary.

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Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival 2019

We got an early hop on the Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival this morning while they were still setting up.  This is the 40th anniversary of the event, which attracts more than 150k visitors to the nearly 400 artisans in attendance.  There’s all kinds of artwork, food and live entertainment, so hope to see you there.

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