Weekender 11/17/16

As we savor the last few days of Fall, here are some of the happenings going on this weekend – Hope you a great weekend even if it consists of a comfy couch, a mug of hot chocolate and good book!  If you are out and about, think about catching one of these:

It’s Baacckkk….San Jose’s Downtown Ice!  The ice rink, located at 120 S. Market St in the heart of Downtown San Jose, opens on Friday, 11/18 at 5:00 pm.  If you miss this weekend, it will be operating until after New Year 2017.  See link below for hours of operation, specific date and planned events.

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In the City?  Pier 39 will have its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, 11/19 at 2:00 pm.  This year the production will include performers from the current production of Disney’s Lion King.  Fun, music and crafts.  Kids of all ages can drop off their letters to Santa while they are there too!  See link below for additional details.

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Are you a Harry Potter fan?  Premiering this week….the film based on J K Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts.  See link below to find theater near you!

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49er Faithful?  They are in town this weekend hosting the New England Patriots at Levi Stadium.  Looks like they have the Sunday night game with a 4:25 start time.  See link below for additional details.

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Link to additional details as noted above:  Weekender 11/17/16

And….should you be a collegiate Water Polo fan, Santa Clara University is hosting their league championships this weekend at the Sullivan Aquatics Center.  Competitions will be held Friday, 11/18 through Sunday, 11/20.  Below is a snapshot of the tournament and  a link to the website if you are looking for updates:  WWPA Schedule 2016

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

Rob

Weekender 11/12/16

Weekender 11/12/16

Burnin’ the midnight oil….Getting ready for a great weekend.

Maybe you are in the mood for a little early Christmas shopping?  If you are in the San Mateo area, head out to their annual Harvest Festival.  It out at the San Mateo Event Center at 1346 Saratoga Dr.  You’ll find Handmade Arts & Crafts, Music, Food and more!  This event runs Saturday, 11/12 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday, 11/13 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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Seen the Warriors yet this season?  They are taking on Phoenix on Sunday 11/13…..see the link below for their whole schedule and more!

Here is the link:  Weekender 11/12/16

More than anything, get out there and make it a great one!

Rob

Weekly Stats 11/10/16

Keeping you informed.  Part of what I do.  It is a glorious Fall day here in the SF Bay Area.  Before you head out, take a look at my updated market stats for both Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties.  Looks like we are entering a period of having more pending listings for single family homes in Santa Clara County than we have active listings.  Santa Cruz County still has an inventory of active listings.  Have questions?  I am just a phone call away.

Go out and make it a great day!

Rob

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Weekly Stats 11/4/16

Good habits help people live good lives…this relates to your financial well being too.  Part of what I get out of bed for everyday, is for the opportunity to help someone with one of, if not THE most important transactions of their adult lives:  Buying or Selling a home.

I coach my clients to stay informed about the market.  One way to this is to review my weekly market statistic blogs (Ok, I do miss a week here and there, but….).  Take a look.  Check-in once or twice a month and follow the trends.  All market information will help you make a better decision when the time comes for you and your home.

Charts below show both Active Listings and Listings in Contract for both Single Family Homes and Condos/Townhouses.  There is a chart for Santa Clara County and a separate one for Santa Cruz County.  You will see that although geographically near each other,  both markets are unique.  Have a question?  I am just a phone call away and happy to be of service.  In the mean time, take a look.  Stay informed.

Rob

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Weekender 11/3/16

Weekender  11/3/16

The weekend is just around the corner!  Looking for something new to get out and see or do?  Take a look at this weekender for some inspiration:

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Rain in The Valley must mean snow in the Mountains!  This Saturday and Sunday,  November 5th and 6th  don’t miss the SnowBomb Ski and Snowboard Festival.  There are activities in San Francisco, San Jose and the Sacramento Area.  Admission is free and if you buy a Powder Pass or VIP ticket, you will also get free lift tickets, beer and wine tasting.  See link below for additional details!

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Speaking of Mountains, the Mountain Winery is hosting their New Orleans Party in the French Quarter evening this Friday, Nov 4th.  Live Entertainment and of course great food and wine.  Doors open at 6:30.  See link below for additional details!

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Then….Sunday is always a chance to catch some football.  While the sports world has been a buzz about the 49ers, the Raiders have been quietly winning, a lot.  They are hosting the Denver Broncos this weekend for the Sunday night game.  See link below for additional details!

Here is the link:  Weekender 11/3/16

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And of course, the Broncos of Santa Clara University Men’s Water Polo Team is hosting it’s last regular season league game this Saturday at 12:00, noon.  They are taking on LMU and it promises to be a great game!

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

Rob