Silicon Valley & Santa Clara County Real Estate News

Aug. 5, 2015

San Jose Home Owners Celebrate Japantown's 125th Anniversary

San Jose home owners visit JapantownJapantown is a unique area available to San Jose home owners to enjoy and explore. Those who live here are very lucky because this is one of the three authentic Japantowns to remain in the United States. There are many things to enjoy about Japantown, including delicious food, small shops to browse in, beautiful architecture, and the ability to learn about another culture without having to cross an ocean. There are also great events held in this area throughout the year. A local favorite is the Japantown Certified Farmers Market held on every Sunday from 8:30 am until noon.

Those who call San Jose home are also invited to come celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Japantown. Two concerts will be held in honor of this milestone. Come to see Chidori Band, San Jose Taiko, and Shirley Muramoto on August 15th at 7:00 pm at the Buddhist Church Annex Building. Another opportunity comes September 12th to hear Wesley Jazz Band, Wesley Ukelele Band, and halau NaWai Ola. San Jose real estate owners and all guests are invited to Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 7 pm for this show. Tickets are available at the Japantown Farmers Market, Biscuits, Headliners, and Kogura Company. Visit Japantown San Jose for more information on Japantown and the 125th Anniversary celebration.

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July 11, 2015

World Class Soccer Comes to Santa Clara Homes

Watch soccer near Santa Clara homes.The 2015 International Champions Cup Featuring North America Presented by Guinness is coming to the San Francisco Bay area this July. Many of the competition’s games will be played right by Santa Clara homes. Watch some of the world’s best teams compete in these exciting matches.

Manchester United FC will battle against FC Barcelona on July 25th at 1 p.m. at Levis Stadium. This highly anticipated game will have people traveling internationally to watch, when those who live in Santa Clara have it available right next door. Click here for ticket information. The world famous soccer athlete Lionel Messi, the forward and team captain to Barcelona, has been said to be the world’s best soccer player. Soccer fans won’t want to miss the thrilling and eagerly awaited match. Another exciting game will be played on July 14th. The San Jose Earthquakes will face Club America, the MX Liga Champions, at Avaya Stadium in San Jose. Click here for tickets.

Don’t miss out on this incredible event, purchase your tickets today and reserve your seats. People in Santa Clara homes have the opportunity witness one of the most anticipated matches, and are proud to host it within its city. Watch these world-class teams battle it out for the international championship title this coming July.

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July 10, 2015

Silicon Valley Fire Alarm Update - July 2015

Protect Your Family and Silicon Valley Home with this Fire Alarm Update

Protect Yourself From a Silicon Valley Fire with a Working AlarmRules regarding fire and smoke alarms have recently changed in Silicon Valley and it's our job to keep you informed! The actual text can be found in the SB 745 Smoke Alarm Requirements text, but we've broken it down to the things you need to know as an investor, property manager, or Silicon Valley home owner.

Beginning July 1, 2015 ALL older smoke alarms must have batteries replaced with a sealed battery that includes a 10 year rating and smoke alarms powered by hardwire or battery must show the date of installation & list the device manufacturer. As far as location is concerned, alarms need to be installed in every bedroom and hallways near bedrooms, as well as on every floor of the dwelling, including the basement. Alarms should be mounted at least 4 inches from the wall or ceiling and away from vents and windows.

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July 1, 2015

Almaden Lake Park: A San Jose Property Celebrating July 4th

Celebrate July 4th on San Jose property.San Jose is a terrific community to live in. One of the reasons San Jose property continues to steadily increase in value and there are so many buyers hunting for San Jose real estate is because the local area is teeming with free family-friendly activities. These events bring the local community together. This July 4th, don't hang around at your San Jose property. Instead visit the July 4th Fun Festival at Almaden Lake Park, located at 15652 Almaden Expressway, San Jose.

Festival guests will get to visit community and local vendor booths, enjoy live music and kids’ games, eat delicious food from food trucks and watch a terrific fireworks show.

For folks who love costume parties and costume contests, prizes will be awarded for Best Family, Most Patriotic, Funniest, Most Original, Craziest, Most Colorful, Most Unusual and Judge’s Choice.

The festival opens at 2pm. The children’s parade and costume contest begins at 5pm. The headliners start to croon at 6pm, and the fireworks boom at 9:15pm. The festivities are totally free, no advance tickets necessary!

Two other fireworks shows to consider attending are the Rotary Club’s Centennial Fireworks at Discovery Meadow and a fireworks display at San Jose Giants Municipal Stadium.

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June 30, 2015

Ride Saratoga Real Estate at Garrod Farms

Ride horses on Saratoga real estate.Just 25 minutes from downtown San Jose, residents of Saratoga real estate can saddle up at Garrod Farms and spend an hour or so riding through breathtaking trails in the Cooper-Garrod Vineyards and the Fremont Older Mid-Penisula Open Space Preserve. Garrod Farms prides itself on providing horseback riding experiences at their finest including Sunday Morning Wine Tasting rides the last Sunday of each month which includes wine tasting and a tasty mini buffet.

Living in Saratoga homes close to Garrod Farms, equestrian enthusiasts will ride through glorious countryside taking in breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay and the Santa Clara Valley. Riders must be at least 8 years old, and everyone must be appropriately dressed with close-toed shoes and long pants. Pony rides are available for those younger than 8 so they can get in on all the fun. Garrod Farms is also the perfect place to hold a one of a kind birthday party or other events. The popular pony party is placed in a secluded picnic area perfect for the littlest of party goers.

Girl Scout troops visiting can also earn their Horse Fan Badge by completing a program designed with them in mind. High quality boarding is available for Saratoga real estate residents owning horses. For more information or to schedule a reservation please call (408) 867-9527 or go to garrodfarms.com.

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June 15, 2015

Live in San Jose and Explore Guadalupe River Park

Live in San Jose and play at the riverIn the midst of the busy, bustle of the city, the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy serves to protect and preserve Guadalupe River Park, providing a unique getaway for those who live in San Jose. With over 250 acres of park, there is plenty of nature for everyone to enjoy from festivals, birdwatching, hiking, gardening, playgrounds, yoga and more.

San Jose property owners can jump in and join the Guadalupe Conservancy in many of their monthly volunteer programs designed to maintain this beautiful oasis. Volunteers are welcomed for River Clean up and for helping to maintain the Historic Orchard in the garden area of the River Park. The Conservancy oversees many educational programs in the park as well. Residents who live in San Jose can learn how to replace their lawns, participate in the Salmon and Trout Education Program (S.T.E.P.), and enjoy the sweet scents and vibrant flowers blossoming in the Heritage Rose Garden.

The Guadalupe River Park is home to the very first community garden to be irrigated with recycled water, with a section of the garden used for educational demonstrations by a conservancy gardener. The caring individuals comprising the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy are dedicated to the preservation of this gem of nature hidden in San Jose. For more information on how to get involved and share in this wonderful spirit of community please go to www.guadalupeconservancy.org.

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June 12, 2015

Gorgeous San Jose Listing in Paseo Plaza!

Ask Us About 144 S. 3rd Street in SAN JOSE

6673 San Anselmo- San Jose Home For SaleImmaculate town home style property on the 1st floor in San Jose's Paseo Plaza now available! 1488 sq. ft. and quality upgrades throughout -- cherry cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, Master Suite with walk-in closet. Private patio, sound proof with architectural detail and lots of light. Easy access to garage, pool, and fitness room. Perfect downtown find. Won't last!

Request a Private Tour! Open House Sat & Sun June 13 & 14 1-4 pm

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June 11, 2015

6673 SAN ANSELMO WAY, SAN JOSE, CA, 95119

Tour 6673 SAN ANSELMO WAY in SAN JOSE

6673 San Anselmo- San Jose Home For SaleEnjoy the beauty of this tree lined Santa Teresa Foothills 4 Bedroom, 2 bath home! The open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, pool and expansive lot allow for play and entertaining in this 1790 square foot home. You'll love the bay window and fireplace. Clean and ready for you to move in with new paint throughout! Close to light rail and shopping - a must see!

OPEN HOUSE JULY 11-12 1-4 pm

JUST REDUCED $40,000!!

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May 31, 2015

Kids Create Their Own San Jose Real Estate at the Discovery Museum

Kids discover near San Jose real estate.Children living in San Jose real estate can play, discover and learn at the Children’s Discovery Museum. Designed for kids to explore the world that surrounds them, the museum has a multitude of exhibits and centers perfect for little ones to get absorbed in. The Streets exhibit encourages role play with kids finding opportunities to become firefighters or ambulance drivers. Here they become the citizen in their own little play world of San Jose real estate. They can also investigate the workings of street lights and power poles. Little hands can create one of a kind masterpieces to display on the walls of their San Jose homes in the Art Loft. A variety of media and arts and crafts supplies are on hand to assist and encourage artists in their endeavors. Imaginations are expanded and questions answered with the Secrets of Circles center. Eighteen different exhibits showcase the importance of the circle from its simple shape to the role it plays in engineering and mathematics.

Created especially for the tiniest visitors, the Kids In Motion section of the Museum was developed to stimulate the minds of babies to 4 year-olds. Complete with storytime in the forest, crawl spaces, kaleidoscope play, books and puppets, these small museum explorers have their imaginations expanded, too. Children of all ages will learn a lot at the Children’s Discovery Museum. It is perfect for a family outing or as the location for an unforgettable birthday party. For hours of operation please go to www.cdm.org.

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May 25, 2015

Great Entertainment for Santa Clara Homes at Levi's Stadium

Enjoy entertainment near Santa Clara homes at Levi's StadiumSanta Clara real estate is surrounded by recreational opportunities, and Levi’s Stadium in the heart of the city provides something for everyone. As one of the world’s foremost entertainment and outdoor sports venues, the Stadium brings a variety of events to people of all interests living in Santa Clara homes.

This June on the 27th and 28th, the original members of the Grateful Dead will be performing at the Stadium in their “Fare Thee Well” concert tour, celebrating 50 years of songs and memories. On July 25th, one of the premier matches of the International Champions Cup North America tournament will be squaring off between the European giants Manchester United F. C. and FC Barcelona. On August 14th and 15th Taylor Swift will be performing “The 1989 Tour”. On August 23rd, the 49ers will be playing in their home stadium against the Cowboys.

With so many different options available, residents of Santa Clara homes can easily find world-class entertainment at the Stadium that will fit their particular interests. Tickets are available from the Stadium website. Click here to go to their events page. For a large group that wants to attend an event together, group discounts available. For more information about everything the Stadium has to offer, explore their website at LevisStadium.com.

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