Weekender 4/23/16 – Fun for Everyone

It’s not too late….Weekender 4/23/16 – Cherry Blossoms, Big Screen Heart throb or local Sports – Something for everyone!

Cupertino is hosting their 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival at Memorial Park both today, Saturday, 4/23/16 and tomorrow, Sunday, 4/24/16 from 10:00am – 5:00pm.  Find cultural demonstrations and exhibits.  This event has been voted one of Best Local Festivals by Metro readers.  Free Parking located across the street at DeAnza parking lots A & B.


Catch a new release on the Big Screen? Heart throbs abound in the

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, Charlize Theron, 2012. ph: Alex Bailey/©Universal Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, Charlize Theron, 2012. ph: Alex Bailey/©Universal Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

4/22 release of the Huntsman.  Female lead is Charlize Theron.  Male lead is Chris Hemsworth.  This sequel tells the story of leading up to the traditional Snow White story we all know.  In Theaters all over the Bay Area.


Local Sports abound!!  Our beloved San Jose Sharks clinched their first round series vs LA Kings.  Rest up and get ready for round 2!  Golden State will continue their playoff series vs the Houston Rockets on Sunday.  Game time 12:35 pm.  Finally, the San Francisco Giants continue their series vs the Marlins.  Saturday game time is 6:05 pm.  Sunday will be day game with 1:05 start.

Here is the link for additional details:  Weekender 4/22/16

Whatever you end-up doing this weekend, go make it a great one!



Weekly Stats – 4/19/16 – Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties

They’re back…..sharing current market stats to help you stay “in the know”  with the Inventory and Pending Sales trends in both Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, for both single family homes and condos/townhomes.  Take a look.  Have a question?  Give me a call.  I am happy to help you navigate the ever changing real estate market.

Go make it a great one!  Rob




Want to brighten up an room? Bring the Outdoors In


bring the outdoors in

If you need to freshen up your living area and want something that never goes out of style, bringing the outside in is always a good idea—nothing brings more life to a space than the addition of a houseplant. Whether it’s herbs in the kitchen, a small tree in the living room, or succulents in the bathroom, plants are always a designer’s favorite. Try some of these tips to add some nature into your indoor space!

Find your ideal area.
Walk through your living space, and look at all of the areas where a plant could work. You want to place your plants in an area where it will be most visible. A beautiful plant in your home’s entryway, for instance, sets the mood from the moment you walk in.

Vary the sizes.
Mix up the plants that appear throughout your home for variety. Try incorporating different types and sizes for what is needed throughout your living area. For example, a tall tree can add height to a living room with a low couch, and a short plant on the kitchen table draws the eye to the center of the room.

Try a vertical garden.
You can still enjoy the benefits of having plants even if you have limited floor area. A vertical garden on a wall or a hanging plant in an unused corner of a room make great use of space.

Use a living centerpiece.
Most everyone would love to have fresh-cut flowers on their kitchen table year-round, but it can become expensive. With a planter, you can have real flowers on your table at all times, for a fraction of the cost. If you want to mix it up, have two or three planters that you rotate to different locations around the house.

Think of functionality.
Plants can be more than decorative. Bring your favorite herbs into the kitchen, and they can provide a tasty complement to your meals, as well as greenery to your kitchen window ledge. Because of its many health benefits, aloe is another great plant to have in any home.

Adding plants to your home’s decor will create a more vibrant, living space and can even add a breath of fresh air (literally) by improving the quality of your indoor air. So take an interior design tip from Mother Nature, and bring a touch of the outdoors inside your home!


Brand New Weekender is Here – 4/14/16

A brand new Weekender is here….Enjoy this wonderful Spring weekend with some fun in the sun, then take a break and catch our history making Warriors as they continue their march into basketball’s record books.

Be sure to bring the whole family, especially Fido, to San Francisco’s 9th Annual Dog Fest.  Saturday’s event benefits local schools and offers something for Dogs, Kids and their Parents.


More outdoor exploring to be had at Menlo Park’s 34tht annual Arts Festival…this event runs all weekend, beginning on Friday 4/15 through Sunday 4/17.

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Finally, be a part of the Warriors’ legendary 2016 season.  You can help “Roaracle”  or your favorite watering hole, live up to it’s name this Saturday, 4/16 as they face Houston at 12:30 pm.


Here is the link to additional details:  4/14/16 Weekender

Whatever you end-up doing this weekend, go make it a great one!


Weekender 4/7/16 – Home & Garden Show, Fisherman’s Fest or SJ Sharks?

Weekender 4/7/16 – Looking for some inspiration for a home improvement project? If so, don’t miss the California Home & Garden Show at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. It starts Friday, 4/8, noon to 6:00 pm. Continues on Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm – FYI, both admission and parking are free. “REMODELING, BUILDING, LANDSCAPING OR REDECORATING? Discounts in… Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling, Security Systems, Plumbing, Doors, Contractors, Design, Architects, Landscape Experts, Roofs, Gutters, HVAC, Solar, Windows, Window Treatments, Shutters, Sliding Doors, Siding, Insulation, Flooring, Tile, Marble & Countertops, Garage Doors, Garage Storage, Basement Systems, Appliances, Mattresses, Artwork, Organization, Hot Tubs, Saunas, Decks, Fences, Awnings, Canopies, Outdoor Lighting, Custom Woodworking and Much More!”.

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Feeling fishy? Catch the 43rd annual Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival. Begins on Saturday, 4/9, at 10:00am through 5:00pm. “If you’re a human, come to the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival to kick off salmon season by blessing the fleet and celebrating with your local fisher-people. Enjoy live music, wine tasting, food booths, arts, crafts, games, and more in this fun filled fest. But if you’re a salmon, gather together your loved ones, and swim away as fast as you can. Maybe downstream this time, no one will be expecting that”.

Bodega Bay Fisherman Fest

Not a salmon fan? There’s always our beloved San Jose Sharks. They are at home for their final 2 games of the regular season; first game is tonight, Thurs 4/7 vs the Winnipeg Jets. Final game is Saturday vs the Arizona Coyotes. Both games have a 7:30 start time.


Here is the link if you need additional details to any of these events:  Weekender 4/7/16.

Whatever you end-up doing this weekend, make it a great one!

Weekly Stats – 4/5/16 – Santa Clara County and Santa Cruz County

Weekly Stats are here as of 4/5/16.  Graphs below show historical trends for both Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties for both single family homes and condo/town homes; detailing both Active and Pending sales.  I send these out weekly to help you remain informed about current activity in the Real Estate Market.

Take a look.  Have questions?  I am happy to meet with you to discuss current market conditions or any other real estate concerns.   Knowledge is power.

Go make it a great one!


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