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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Bay Area This Week | 8 Fun Holiday Events

This week’s list of Holiday Events includes a variety of festive things to do, from the Teddy Bear Tea in the festively decorated Terrace Room at The Ritz-Carlton SF to Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose. If you love a good Pop-Up shop, this coming Friday (12/6), the SF Etsy’s Winter Pop Up Shop will open and run thru December 22nd. Featuring goods from the SF Etsy Team and tenants of Makers Workspace, you’ll find products from 50+ local artists including jewelry, home goods, art prints, t-shirts, candles, bath and body, and so much more.

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12 Fun Things To Do in San Francisco This Holiday Season

12 Fun Things To Do in San Francisco This Holiday Season

From the Bay Area’s largest outdoor ice skating rink at the Embarcadero Center to a visit to see the sweet adoptable animals at the San Francisco SPCA Holiday Windows at Macy’s Union Square, San Francisco is the place to be if you are looking to celebrate and get into the spirit of the Holiday Season. Read on for a list of 12 fun things to do this Holiday Season in San Francisco.

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Palo Alto | Sold for $4.5M

Palo Alto, 711 Addison Avenue – Sold for $ 4.5M

We were pleased to represent the buyer in their purchase of this beautiful property, located within the Community Center area of Palo Alto and just a few short blocks from the vibrant downtown on University Avenue.  This property was extensively renovated, both inside and out, over the course of nearly 3 years.

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Palo Alto Real Estate Broker Tour |$ 27.8M Palo Alto Estate

Palo Alto Real Estate Broker Tour |$ 27.8M Palo Alto Estate

Before homes are formally put on the market and open to the public, the listing agent often hosts an open house for the real estate agents to preview the property. Join Rick and Suzanne in discussing various properties, the state of the market and other interesting details.

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309 N. Sunnyvale Avenue - Sold for $ 1,200,000

Sunnyvale, 309 N. Sunnyvale Avenue – Sold for $ 1,200,000

We were pleased to represent the seller in the sale of this 104-year-old cottage, located just 5 blocks from vibrant downtown Murphy Street in Sunnyvale. Situated on a nearly 1/4 acre of land, the buyer purchased this property with the intent to demolish the existing structure and construct a new single-family home. We represented an out of state heir in the marketing of this property, which included a substantial estate sale, coordinated with a trusted vendor.

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Compass Bridge Loan Services & Concierge

Compass Bridge Loan Services & Concierge

Compass Bridge Loan Services provides access to competitive rates and dedicated support from industry-leading lenders, with the exclusive option to get up to six months of your loan payments fronted when you sell your home with us.

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