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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Closet Organizing | Overhaul Your Wardrobe In 5 Simple Steps

With a new season, comes a natural inclination to change things around the household. And as a real estate agent, I am often asked for guidance that transcends a real estate transaction, including how to better organize one’s wardrobe space. Prepping your closet for a new season takes a few hours of your time but is worth every minute invested. So before you rush out and shop for new pieces to elevate your wardrobe, consider paying your closet a visit.

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Sunnyvale | 309 N. Sunnyvale Avenue

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 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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