Silicon Valley Real Estate Blog

  In the article, “Does your kid's Silicon Valley school measure up?”   Silicon Valley Business Journal outlines a major concern for many homebuyers: finding the right local school. According to the National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, schools were listed as the number one deciding factor for over 20% of home buyers. In Silicon Valley (Santa Clara and San Mateo counties) there are many nationally recognized and top rated schools. But how does a homebuyer go about locating the right school for their family? Online research helps, but teaming up with a real estate agent who is a specialist in the area can cut out much of the guess work.Check out this Public School Districts Slideshow for district-by-district API test…
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Rarely Available Kay Home in Prime Remington Estates Neighborhood Coming Soon


A property on Utica Court located in Remington Estates - a subcommunity of the highly desired Eichler Neighborhood of Fairbrae, Sunnyvale CA.  The popular Mid Century Kay Home designed custom Ranch can be seen throughout Remington Estates.  Some unique signature details of Remington Estates by Kay Homes include: three car garage, sunken living and family rooms, all copper plumbing, underground electrical and much more.
Close to schools, shopping, restaurants and entertainment, this community is in an ideal, convenient  location. The Fairbrae Swim and Racquet club is a local favorite, offering private parties, swim and tennis lessons, yoga, open swim and much…
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It’s official, The Boyenga Team has become a part of the Keller Williams family. The Boyenga Team is bringing over 100 years of combined Silicon Valley real estate experience and a winning real estate team model to Keller Williams.  As a top Real Estate Team in the US Since 2000 with over $600 Million in Real Estate Sales, it is clear the numbers are in favor of the Boyenga Team. The Boyenga Team is excited to partner with Keller Williams and utilize their innovative and successful marketing strategies to further propel their team’s success.  Eric Boyenga is well known throughout the industry with his notoriety accelerating after becoming a member of the Zillow Agent Advisory Board in 2012 and being recognized by Zillow as a #NextGenAgent.  Eric

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Zillow, Inc., the leading real estate information marketplace, today announced the formation of the Zillow® Agent Advisory Board to provide the company with feedback on current and future features, products and services for the real estate industry.
This group will be important to Zillow as the company continues to develop more tools and services for agents and brokers, such as recently announced Premier Agent Websites, customer relationship management platform Agent Hub and broker partnership program zPro(TM) for Brokers.
"The Agent Advisory Board was designed to represent agents everywhere by selecting a group that spans the country, and works at large and small brokerages," said Jay Thompson, director of industry outreach. "As we develop even…
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Big City’s Modern Weekend
This Week’s S.F. Modernism Show Features
Collectables, Furnishings and Fun Not Found Online

Shopping online for mid-century modern furnishings can be easy, Mark Wiskow says, and can save the buyer a few bucks.

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But, he says, the San Francisco Modernism Show, which runs Saturday August 13 and Sunday August 14 at the Concourse Exhibition Center (Eighth and Brannan streets, San Francisco), will allow fans to really learn about what's out there—something that’s harder to do online.

“You need to know what you’re looking for online. If you’ve never seen these candleholders,” Wiskow says, referring to a sleek, silver-plated pair from Denmark, “you don’t know to search for them.”

“You’re going to see stuff at the show you’re not going

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All new musical Fly By Night
Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Through August 13

Fly By Night,  a world premier musical at Theatre Works by Kim Rosenstock, Michael Mitnick and Will Connolly, directed by Bill Fennelly, is an enchanting and thought provoking night out. Smart, funny and poignant lyrics combine with  sweet melodies within a brain-teasing and well-told tale. It's a story as simple as a triangle, as the beguiling, sweet-voiced Narrator, Wade McCollum, tells us - and as complex. “Guided by a star-crossed prophecy, two entrancing sisters and a hapless sandwich maker/would-be songwriter discover a well of courage and a wealth of romance during New York’s knockout blackout of 1965. In a charming, darkly comic rock musical…
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Free Family Fun at Historic Harris-Lass House
1889 Market St. Santa Clara
Sponsored by the Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara

A classic Chevys club car show, craft activities, and historic house tours are planned at the Harris-Lass House Museum in Santa Clara on August 6. These free events are part of the historic museum’s 20th anniversary celebration and will include post card art, corn husk dolls, lavender wands, and making ice cream treats. The program starts with a flag ceremony at 10:15 and group tours of the 1865 farm house will be offered starting at 10:30 am. All tours and activities will wind down by 3:30 pm.
For more information visit
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M.U.S.E. Benefit Concert
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mountain View, CA
Sun, Aug 7, 2011 03:00 PM

Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Jason Mraz, The Doobie Brothers, Tom Morello, John Hall, Kitaro, Jonathan Wilson, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and special guests are coming together for a special benefit event on Sunday, August 7 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA.  Proceeds from the concert will be distributed to Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) to support Japan disaster relief efforts, and organizations worldwide working to promote safe, alternative, non-nuclear energy.  The show will begin at 3 PM.  Children 10 and under admitted free on the lawn with an adult ticket. It was shortly after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that

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Been meaning to clear out that garage, or just want to do some clutter-control? The City of Santa Clara will advertise your garage sale for free.
The city-wide sale will be advertised in local newspapers, on Cable Channel 15, on the City's website, and various other garage sale websites. Residents may register individual, multi-family, or block garage sales on-line. Garage sale registrations received by noon on Friday, August 12 will be posted on the City's website.
A map, that includes a list of garage sale addresses and a brief listing of items for sale, is now available. The Map and address list will be updated as new registrations are received.

See the city website for tips and instructions on making your garage sale great or for a map of garage sales

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On August 2nd, the City of Santa Clara will participate in the 28th Annual National Night Out program. This event, designed to promote neighborhood spirit and to increase positive police and community partnership, encourages residents to close and lock their doors and spend an evening outside with neighbors and friends. These events can range from casual or informal potlucks or ice cream socials to full blown block parties. For more information on this city-wide event, contact DeAnna Black at 615-4878 or at You can also check out the National Night Out website at Moreover, if you are relocating to the Silicon Valley or thinking of downsizing or “rightsizing” feel free to call the Boyenga…
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