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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Fall Entertaining and Home Decor Ideas

Fall is a time for nesting, celebrating, and gathering at home with family and friends. From decorating ideas for a cozy home and colorful entertaining inspiration to our favorite brown butter maple iced pumpkin bread – we’ve got you covered for all things fall.

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Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival | Weekend Events

With fall upon us in full force, we’re making the most of every minute of festive fun. Looking for something to do this weekend? Topping the list of Bay Area happenings is the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival (Saturday, Sunday) & Great Pumpkin Parade (Saturday). The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and feel-good autumn splendor with gigantically enormous heavyweight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with four stages of stellar live music, everyone’s fave Great Pumpkin Parade, boo-tiful harvest-inspired crafts, tasty homestyle foods, premium wines, seasonal craft beer, pumpkin-infused ales, and artisanal cocktails.

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Compass Concierge

Compass Concierge Explained

Compass recently rolled out a pre-market renovation program called Compass Concierge, which was designed to empower sellers in maximizing the value of their property before placing the property on the market. Compass will advance funds, interest-free, which may be used to renovate a property before going to market. Painting, floor covering, landscaping, even kitchen, and bath remodels may be completed through this program.  Once the house is sold, Compass is reimbursed out of the escrow proceeds, again, interest-free. Before Compass Concierge, we had many clients that would have been interested in completing a minor renovation if the process had been streamlined, quick and didn’t require an up-front investment, particularly when dealing with estate sales that involve multiple decision-makers involved.

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