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Another Successful RSVP Event!

Last Wednesday, SILVAR (Silicon Valley Association of Realtors) put on their annual charity event to support our local community. The past several years we have assisted seniors in Los Altos and Mountain View with household chores they can no longer perform themselves or pay … Continue reading

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What’s Most Important When Buying A Home?

Every once in awhile, Alain Pinel, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Prestigio International writes on Intero’s “Reserve”. His recent article addressed the most important factors buyers look for in a home. He talked about location, quality and price. Which do you … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Senior Proof Your House

Many seniors would like to stay in their homes as long as possible. With that said, you’re ability to do this depends on many factors, including the nature of the challenges you face in your current home. Sometimes it may require … Continue reading

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Too Much Candy? Best Ways to Confiscate Candy on Halloween

Alright Moms, Dads and legal guardians… Saturday is Halloween and you know what that means… A crazy overload of candy and hyper kiddos. I don’t like to call it “bribing” but there are ways I have found to work to get my … Continue reading

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Five Common Home Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Deciding to buy a home is a very exciting yet stressful time in a persons life, especially in the real estate market we have been experiencing on the Peninsula. I read an article in the news recently that was about … Continue reading

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Will the Drought Effect Home Prices?

I get asked this question a lot regarding the effects of the drought on home prices. According to Alain Pinel, the general manager of Intero Prestigio International, the drought won’t effect home prices in the near future, but no one can … Continue reading

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The Last 40 Years of Mortgage Rates- What Does the Future Have in Store?

When I bought my first house I think our rate was 14%. It was high, but all we wanted to do was buy a house of our own. While home prices have increased dramatically, first time home buyers are very … Continue reading

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What the Drought Means for Our Water Usage

This Monday, May 11, Cal Water hosted a public meeting in Los Altos to discuss the drought and what it means for our water usage. Although the news is not what anyone wants to hear, it is important that everyone is aware … Continue reading

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Buyers Beware: Change to happen August 1st

Come August, buying a home will require a longer turnaround time than it has previously  in the Bay Area. On August 1st, day 1 of Q4, the Dodd Frank Laws in Lending will be implemented. These laws will only apply to individuals … Continue reading

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Renovate Your Landscaping to Benefit You and the Environment!

Need something to do over the weekends? How about improving your landscape? With the warm weather and spring time here, it is the perfect time for you to fix up your landscaping… and make it more drought friendly! Did you know that a … Continue reading

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