Silicon Valley & Santa Clara County Real Estate News

Jan. 16, 2015

Residents of Santa Clara County Homes Take the Healthy Trails Challenge

Go hiking near Santa Clara County homes.People who own Santa Clara County homes are fortunate to live in an area with many opportunities for outdoor activities. There are many beautiful nature trails maintained by Santa Clara County. Get to know some of these wonderful trails in the third annual Healthy Trails Fitness Challenge. Everyone living in Santa Clara County homes is eligible. Register yourself as a participant by clicking here.

Browse through your Healthy Trails Guidebook to find the right trail for you and your friends and family. Trails are categorized according to difficulty. They are also marked for the suitability for walking, jogging, biking, horseback riding, wheel chair accessibility, skating or blading, using a stroller, or bringing dogs. There are also descriptions of each trail, with details such as availability of restrooms, directions, and what plants and animals to watch for. The guide also has tips for introducing children to hiking. When you’ve completed a hike, fill out the Healthy Trails Log and Evaluation and submit it to the County Parks Department. You’ll receive a gift for signing up and another one for completing the challenge. Best of all, you’ll learn more about the trails and parks located near Santa Clara County homes. This is a great way to increase your fitness and learn more about the plants and animals native to the area.

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Jan. 14, 2015

Silicon Valley Home Pending Sale - 6025 Sanford San Jose

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Beautiful San Jose home for sale is Now Pending Sale. Located in the Santa Teresa Foothills neighborhood at 6025 Sanford Drive, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,723 square foot home will not last! Priced at $699,000, this Allen Heights ranch style home is full of light, with an open floor plan. It is nearby excellent schools and parks and conveniently close to plenty of shopping. Looking for a Silicon Valley Home For Sale? This may be a perfect choice! Learn even more about this property by clicking here or call us for details at (408) 342-3196.

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Jan. 7, 2015

Silicon Valley Real Estate History Comes Alive at the History Park

Learn Silicon Valley real estate history.The history of Silicon Valley real estate comes alive with History San Jose (HSJ). HSJ operates three locations: History Park, the Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site and the Collections Center.

History Park is located in Kelley Park. The entrance is at 635 Phelan Avenue in San Jose. Step back in time and tour the original and reproduction homes. There are 14 acres to explore, as well as a trolley. Silicon Valley real estate owners can stop for lunch or a snack at the Museum Cafe, located at O’Brien’s Candy Store. Two galleries hold rotating exhibits, showcasing aspects of Santa Clara Valley history, art, and cultural events. The Arbuckle Gallery is located at the Pacific Hotel, while the McKay Gallery is at the Pasetta House.

Schedule a school tour of the History Park Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Park is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. On weekends, it’s open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Peralta Adobe and Fallon House are adjacent to the San Pedro Market in downtown San Jose. The Plaza is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or a drink at one of the many restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The Peralta Adobe is the last of the original El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe. The beautiful Fallon House is a Victorian Mansion built in 1855 and elegantly furnished.

The research library is open by appointment only. Many of the resources and artifacts are also available online.  Find out more about the history of Silicon Valley real estate.  Search the database and learn more about History San Jose at

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Nov. 13, 2014

Gilroy Home Owners Play at Eagle Ridge Golf Club

Gilroy home and Silicon Valley real estate owners play golf at Eagle Ridge Golf Club.Gilroy home owners love to relax and play a round of golf at Eagle Ridge Golf Club. Set in the rolling blond hills typical of Northern California, everything about Eagle Ridge is set up to help players shed the cares of the work week. For the true golf enthusiast, Eagle Ridge offers several different membership and rewards programs. Eagle Ridge Rewards Memberships entitle members to discounts on golf games for themselves and friends, 30-day advance tee time reservations, and reward points for playing. These can be redeemed for complimentary rounds of golf. An Eagle’s Nest Annual Membership entitles members to even more benefits, including use of the private practice range, reservations up to 45 days in advance, discount green fees for guests and much more. It’s places like Eagle Ridge that make Silicon Valley real estate such a good investment.

Eagle Ridge is also the ideal place for Gilroy home owners to plan a big event. It’s a lovely site for a wedding. A corporate meeting can also be hosted at the clubhouse. The events team can help coordinate other event planning, too. There are several dining areas that can accommodate both large and small groups. The wine list and menu options are impressive. For more information about golf, memberships, and events, visit

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Nov. 12, 2014

Creativity in Saratoga Homes is Sparked at Montalvo Arts Center

Explore the arts near Saratoga homes and Silicon Valley real estate.Montalvo Arts Center is dedicated to making opportunities to explore the arts for people living in Saratoga homes. Classes and workshops are held for kids and adults. Explore the fundamentals of jazz, get creative in the kitchen, or design a flying machine, to name a few of the upcoming classes at Montalvo.

The Montalvo Arts Center is situated in a gorgeous country villa. The grounds have beautiful gardens, including the Italianate Garden, with paths lined with trees and plants. The Phelan Cactus Garden showcases succulents. The Blue Garden has many plants with blue and gray foliage. Tour the house and grounds to get a sense of the history of the Montalvo Arts Center. The foothills above Montalvo are a favorite hiking spot for residents of Saratoga homes.

There is a full schedule of performances for Silicon Valley real estate owners to enjoy. From slack-key guitarist Keola Beamer, to the Saint Michael Trio, to Masters of Soul, there’s a great variety of music playing. Families who want to make the arts part of their children’s upbringing should come to the Family Theatre events. These include classic shows, such as Peter and the Wolf, and contemporary performances by groups like the Banana Slug String Band. Be sure to visit to see the full schedule of events, classes, and concerts.

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Nov. 11, 2014

Fine Wines for Los Gatos Homes at Byington Winery

Buy fine wines for Los Gatos homes and Silicon Valley real estate.One of the great things about owning Silicon Valley real estate is that you are so close to California’s wine country. Spend an afternoon with friends and family, getting to know the best wines of the area at Byinton Winery & Vineyard. Residents of Los Gatos homes gather here for wine tastings, music, and other events. The Tasting Room is open Friday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy a flight of wines in the beautifully appointed bar, with stunning views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. On Saturdays and Sundays, visitors can take a tour of the vineyard and learn the history of Byington Winery. Picnic tables, brick barbecues, and gas grills are available for reservations. Bring your own food or arrange a meal with caterers. Get a group together to play Bocce ball or hike up Wedding Hill.

Wine lovers in Los Gatos homes love to gather at Byington Winery for Sunday Afternoon Good Times. Enjoy live music as you taste Byington’s best wines. If you’re hosting a big group for an event, consider booking the facilities at Byington. There are packages to accommodate groups both indoors and out. This is also a wonderful venue for a wedding. Go to for more information on the wines, events, and rental possibilities.

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May 16, 2014

Pending Home Sales on The Rise

The number of homes that went under contract rose in March, marking the first gain in nine months, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported.

Pending home sales — a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings — climbed 3.4 percent from February to March, but were down 7.9 percent from the same time a year ago, according to NAR.

“After a dismal winter, more buyers got an opportunity to look at homes last month and are beginning to make contract offers,” said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. “Sales activity is expected to steadily pick up as more inventory reaches the market, and from ongoing job creation in the economy.”

Pending home sales in the Northeast increased 1.4 percent in March, slipped 0.8 percent in the Midwest, rose 5.6 percent in the South and increased 5.7 percent in the West.

Unusually cold weather and a slowdown in job growth have taken a toll on the housing market in recent months, according to Capital Economics.

But since those factors are temporary, the market seems likely to bounce back, according to the research firm. Recent negative housing statistics are also “hard to square” with the 11-point increase in NAR’s REALTOR® confidence index for single-family homes in March, the research firm noted in a report.

In the absence of “an obvious economic explanation for their recent sharp falls, we are expecting the housing market activity data to show an improvement from here,” the report said.

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