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Benefits of open homes outweigh disadvantages
An open house is a low-stress way of having a lot of people come through. The more people who see the home, the easier it will be to sell the home. However, there are disadvantages as well as advantages to hosting open homes.
Thinking thankful: Giving back to the community
Feeling thankful often leads to sharing, whether it's helping neighbors, volunteering time at nonprofits or donating money and goods. If you're in the mood for gratitude, many opportunities in the area will help you give to the community.
Four tips for preparing to sell your house
Selling a house is one of the most stressful life events a person can experience. Fortunately, you can avoid some of the most difficult parts of selling a house by following a few tips.
Advantages and disadvantages of hosting open homes
When homeowners are ready to sell, there are many details to consider, including whether to host an open home. Before deciding, sellers should know the advantages and disadvantages of open homes.
HMB Art & Pumpkin Festival brings back traditions Oct. 14 & 15
The Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival has grown significantly over the last 50 years, attracting thousands of visitors to celebrate the great gourd and enjoy art and entertainment at an old-fashioned festival.
How is the Peninsula market changing for buyers and sellers?
The real estate market has been a roller coaster of ups and downs over the past few years. But in San Francisco's Peninsula region, the scramble for properties has subsided, leading to a more balanced market for buyers and sellers.
Thinking about buying a home in the Tri-Valley? What are the first steps?
Buying a home is a big part of the American dream. The process can be exciting and nerve-wracking. Taking some steps can help buyers stay calm and avoid mistakes.
How are 'The Nutcracker,' 'Swan Lake,' and the Bay Area connected?
Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" and "Swan Lake" are beloved ballets that have been performed around the world for well over a century. What many outside of the dance world may not know is that the scenic plans for both were created by Marius Petipa, considered the father of classical ballet. A Bay Area group is preserving and further developing the choreography of these and other treasured works.
Top events at this year's Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
This year's festival will showcase art, invite visitors to participate in the creative process and bring special activities to downtown Mountain View.
A hidden gem: Gala will feature U.S. debut of forgotten Petipa work
A fragment of a long-forgotten ballet choreographed when electricity was new has been reconstructed to look fresh and contemporary, but keep its classical feel.
6 tips to prepare your home for sale
If you're interested in selling your home, the good news is the Tri-Valley real estate market is experiencing high demand from buyers and low inventory. However, the market ...
How is the Tri-Valley market changing for buyers and sellers?
Strong activity earlier this year in the local real estate market quickly depleted available inventory. More competition for homes and higher interest rates might deter buyers, but there is a strategy that makes this a perfect time to buy.
New technology increases internet speed, access to underserved communities
Innovative and investment are making high-speed internet accessible and affordable so everyone can have service at home.
Increase the chance of a quick home sale by addressing three key factors
Project Cornerstone: Bringing the community together
A growing alternative to banks
Created by Stanford employees, SFCU has developed a reputation as the un-bank.
6 Steps to master the home buying process during a pandemic
Your no-stress guide to buying a home no matter what the circumstance.
Wonders of the water: Meet the tide pool whisperer of the San Mateo coastline
Dive into the aquatic oddities, coastal creatures and other rapidly-disappearing denizens of the Peninsula shores.
Relocate to Sacramento? For these cohousers the math is simple
Lower prices, a thriving cultural scene and instant community are driving Bay Area residents toward the capitol.
Healthy Brain Starts With...Your Ears?
Hearing loss is now more common than diabetes or cancer, including among the young. New research suggests improving hearing can have a variety of health benefits.
Birds of a Feather: Meet the father-daughter falconers of Silicon Valley
"These animals are not tame. They're wild." How an oddball hobby took over the lives of locals Kenny and Anne Elvin.
15 fun date ideas in the Tri-Valley
Whether you're treating your other half to a fun date night or trying to sweep someone new off their feet, the Tri-Valley is a great place to wine and dine your sweetheart.
Older homeowners face different challenges when selling a home
After the age of 55, real estate transactions can be more complicated. Sellers should consider financial and tax implications, as well as the logistics of downsizing.
The Six Fifty's full-bodied guide to Beer Week on the Peninsula
From sours to stout, we've got everything you need to know about what's brewing and where it's hoppin' for Beer Week 2018.
Easy home improvements to help make your home age-friendly
Seven ways to redesign your home to promote independence as you age without giving up style and comfort.
How Apple's 'spaceship' will affect local real estate
The Sunnyvale housing market has already been appreciating in anticipation of the opening of Apple Park which is nearing completion and warrants some well-deserved recognition.
7 Holiday activities to do with a loved one who has Alzheimer's
The holidays are stressful enough without the challenges of caring for a family member with Alzheimer's. Here are some stress-free ways to enjoy the season together.