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Sunnyvale is rated as #94 out of top 100 cities to live in United State of America. Sunnyvale used to be a sleepy orchard town. It was known for its endless and bountiful fruit orchards. Now Sunnyvale is an integral part of Silicon Valley, which is the center of Silicon Valley. Sunnyvale is home from the to defense companies Lockheed Martin, Honeywell and Northrop. It also hosted the tech companies AMD, Palm Inc., Broadcom and Yahoo headquartered here.
Sunnyvale has been consistently ranks as one of the safest cities in the (2 comments)
Plaza del Sol is a City Sunnyvale downtown park. It is located at 200 W. Evelyn Av. It is just one block away from the history disctrict of Murphy St. I like it because it is a precious open space in downtown Sunnyvale. After Saturday Farmer market in the morning I just like walk around the downtown to see any new restaurant, stores. I stop by this park also. sits on top of Mathilda Place's underground garage and hosts numerous outdoor gatherings and functions. The Mathilda Place is a three buildings, 472,500 SF, office campus sitting on 2.25 acre in (0 comments)
Want to buy a shopping Center? - 08/29/08 01:08 PM
Cupertino Square is an indoor shopping mall will be on auction block. Cupertino Square shopping market formerly known as Vallco Fashion Park, will be on auction September 10, 2008 at the San Jose downtown court house. According the local news, San Jose Murcury News : “Gramercy said in an Aug 7 notice of sale of foreclosure, that Cupertino Square owes it and its lending partner, United Commercial Bank, an estimated $121 million. .. this 32-year-old mall, which as been trying to reinvent itself with a new name, a new look and new tenants since 2007” Kelly Kline, Cupertino redevelopment development manager (0 comments)
Watch out for internet con man! - 08/28/08 07:40 PM
Today I received a email from Dr. Con Man because I am a member of www.trulia.com We put ourselves in front of the public. This is a huge risk that those con man could contact us for us the money. DO NOT contact them. Let me repeat myself. Don't contact any emails like as. Report it to www.trulia.com. Delete it! Spam it! DO NOT response any emails offer like this. I enclosed this email to my fellow realtors. The photo is from www.jewishjournal.com
Hi Grace Keng, Of all the members on Trulia, Dr Jmaes Barney checked out (13 comments)
Cupertino City residents can get fre bulk compost Friday and Saturday Mornings from 8:30 AM -11:00 AM at the Stevens's Creek Quarry ( on Stevens' Canyan acroos from the Stevens' Creek Reservoir dam) The compost is made from yard waste collected by the city's yard wasted recyling program. Opne March 28 to October 25 , 2008 No Appointments needed.
Make Sure you bring: 1) You driver's License to verify Cupertino residency. 2). Heavy Plastic Bags or Garbage cans (only 2 bags will be provided per car_ 3). Shaovels 4). Helping hands. 5). A tarp and tie-downs to cover the (0 comments)
Michael Phelps will write a book to tell us all - 08/22/08 02:42 PM
This combination of photos shows United States' Michael Phelps holding each of his eight gold medals after (top, left to right) the 400m individual medley, 4 x 100m freestyle relay, 200m freestyle, 200m butterfly, (bottom, left to right) 4 x 200m freestyle relay, 200m individual medley, 100m butterfly and the 4x100-meter medley relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. This photo is credit to www.yahoo.com news. Phelps, 23, became the best winning Olympian ever at this summer's Beijing games, winning eight gold medals to add to six previous Olympic first-place victories. He holds seven world records. Michael finally got his (9 comments)
The Whole Food Market and the real estate services shared the same core value? - 08/19/08 06:28 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino at the new Stevens Creek location is almost one year! Friday, August 22nd through Sunday, 24th 1 year Anniversary Party! Free! Whole Foods Market has been serving Cupertino for over 12 years now but we are just reaching the 1-year Anniversary of our beautiful new location! Join the Whole foods market on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for musical entertainment, grilling stations, lots of vendor demonstrations, kid activities including a watermelon eating contest, tons of back to school specials and a very special cake cutting at 12 noon on Saturday! Music starts at 5:00 p.m. on Friday (0 comments)
Sunnyvale downtown Summer concerts series every Wednesday - 08/18/08 09:50 PM
Every Summer in downtown Sunnyvale the Chamber of Commerce of Sunnyvale support a series of the Music and Market Every Wednesday, 5-8:30pm. Free. Sunnyvale Farmers Market, South Murphy Avenue between Washington and Evelyn, Sunnyvale. 510.745.7100. August 20 th Manicato (Latin, reggae,rock) August 27 The Groove Kings (Classic rock & Soul) There is not only concert in the downtown. You can walk around to enjoy many food vendors like pop corn, crepe, BBQ I enjoy those concerts for most the relaxation. You bring your own chairs to sit at the Murrphy Street. Looking at the blue sky, eating good food, drinking, talking (2 comments)
Silicon Valley Real Estate Market Trend - 2nd Quarter 2008 - 08/18/08 02:09 AM
It is the good time to look at the top two quarters of 2008 Silicon Valley (Santa Clara Valley) real estate market which includes the following city: Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos,Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Los Gatos Mtns, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale. We know the real estate market is changing. Let us look at the number of inventory vs closed sales which is the 2nd and 3rd columns: (1). At the 1st quarter of 2007 60%of the homes sold in 47 days on market in and median sales price was $780K. (0 comments)
This week some one called me about my listing. She started asking "Can you tell me the schools? How about the neighborhood? When is this listing will be expired?" I thought this is not your business,so I ignore her. All the sudden this woman asked me: "What is your seller's bottom line?" I said" What? This home is listed for $820,000 and this IS what my seller wants?" I asked her again:" How come you ask me this ?" She said: "Some listing agent told me the seller's bottom line." I am totally disturbed. I thought as a listing agent who works for one price that (21 comments)
This Bank Owned home is 1 Millions dollars less then 2 years ago !? 2 of 3 - 08/12/08 12:46 AM
Last week I wrote an article about this home . I showed this bank owned home Butcher Dr last Saturday. Wow! It is like Pebble Beach style home IN "SOUTH COUNTY"! Ultimate Elegance & Craftsmanship is Clearly Evident in Every Room. It is a Masterpiece! Massive Stone Fireplace,Library-Office,5 Bed 5 Bath, marble stone Floors in living room! The home in side is over 6000 sf and asking price is only 1.35 Million and 2 years ago it was sold for 2.4 Millions. What a great value for this view home.
It is the grand living room. This is (2 comments)
Is Granite Counter top a health threat? - 08/11/08 05:34 PM
The rencent NY time reports that, "Allegations that granite countertops may emit dangerous levels of radon and radiation have been raised periodically over the past decade, mostly by makers and distributors of competing countertop materials. The Marble Institute of America has said such claims are "ludicrous" because although granite is known to contain uranium and other radioactive materials like thorium and potassium, the amounts in countertops are not enough to pose a health threat. “ Chris Shupp, Silicon Valley home inspector form the Holmes & Watson Inpection, answered some of questions about the possible dangers of radon emitted from the granite (2 comments)
The Olympic rings are illuminated during the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics at the National Stadium on August 8, 2008 in Beijing. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) Tonight 7:30 PM will air the opening night of Olympic Beijing 2008. If you want to see more news about it, you can check on this web http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/08/2008_olympics_opening_ceremony.html I am not a big sports fan but I am not gonna miss this big event only comes once in four years. The next photos is the fireworks light the sky over the National Aquatics Center (L) and the National Stadium during (5 comments)
Realtors live close to the edge 2 of 2 - 08/08/08 02:49 PM
After writing the Realtors live close to the edge 1 of 2, I feel there must something we can do so I write this on. If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing -- you're right. - Henry Ford The things are slowing down, the buyers as well as sellers are tried to wrap their summer vacation trips or get ready for their children’s new school season supply. I think this is great time to use this quiet time to plan our business. 1. Daily routine: Use visualization to change your mind. I visualize (2 comments)
Realtors live close to the edge 1 of 2 - 08/08/08 12:08 AM
From an article of USA Today: "Realtors live close to the edge" the author said a realtor named J Jentzen from IL. He was fine at four years ago during the frenzied housing market in decades, but now he is fighting to keep his own home. One of San Jose real estate office was purchased at $885K 2006 and now is in short sale for $604K, even we realtors faced to short sales also. Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Economy.com said "The realty industry is quickly becoming a shadow of what it was. For those who remain employed, their compensation (9 comments)
How buyers can use Feng Shui to buy homes? - 08/06/08 05:43 PM
I received an email last month: Does Chinese believes the stairs way faces to the front door is bad Feng Shui? 1. Let us clear this question. If you stand in front of the front door, you can see cars moving toward to you. Bang! That is bad because the bad qi (un easy energy) could enter to the home directly. 2. When you enter to your home, you saw the stairs to upstairs. Bang! That is bad also! 3. If you enter the front door, you see through a windows or backyard. Bang! That is bad again! The money could (2 comments)
Feng Shui 101 and Real Estate - 08/06/08 04:47 PM
Feng Shui and Real Estate Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of placement that creates harmony and prosperity in our lives. The following Feng Shui concept is from "The new life library practical Feng Shui" a book from Richard Craze - A lot of important principles of Feng Shui are based on Taoism, the ancient religion of China. According to Taoist thought, the universe can be divided into two separate areas, matter and spirit, things you can touch and hold, and thing that you cannot. Taoist philosophers called the things that were real – Yin , meaning earth or matter. (4 comments)
Bank are playing Foreclosure Market Houses Hunting bank According today's WSJ Money & Investing section the Silver Port Capital LLC a small real estate investment bank is raising $150 Millions and plan to purchase 1500 foreclosures homes in and around the firms's hometown of San Diego include of Orange and Los Angeles counties. He is looking at the lender's portfolio's and real estate listing services, also to spot homes when he get a cup of coffee. He can rent out the homes and then resell in five years. He is betting that local housing market will have recovered. Due to (3 comments)
I received an email request for information of home today. It turns out this home was sold 2 years ago for 2.4 Millions and now is only asking for $1.325 Millions. I just cannot believe in. 2549 Butch Dr. Gilory CA 95030 is a 5 bedrooms 4+ baths 3 years new custom homeon the hills of Gilroy. It is bank owned now and the asking price is $1.325 Millions which is more then one millions dollars less then it was sold.It has 2 master bedroom suites, beautiful chandeliers almost every rooms , with magnificent foyer,a large swimming w/spa,4 balconies w/mountain (8 comments)
There is an article of the San Jose Mercury news by Candice Choi today about real estate commissionsShe encouraged the consumers: Don't be shy about haggling over that you pay your real estate agent. Further more she said the Consumer reports found out that 71% of seller who negotiated for lower commissions with their brokers . It is only 46% of sellers tried to do so. In fact, those who paid higher commissions were more likely to have regrets about the selling experience. Nearly one-third of them said they should have been more aggressive in negotiating a fee. Sellers were most (8 comments)
Strike Bowling fun at Cupertino Square - 08/03/08 07:38 PM
The Strike Bowling at Cupertino Square became a popular place for the Silicon Valley fun place. The Strike is unlike most Bowling place. It has everything bowling, food, TV, muisc and games. It features 32 lanes of high-energy and glow in the dark bowling in a unique setting with the state of the art audio visual and huge video wall spanning the lanes. You will enjoy the cocktails and gourment cuisine right near bowling lanes. Strike has already started in the east cost and has made its way to the west. You may check www.strikecupertino.com or check out this article of (0 comments)
August 1 the CRS Northern California 3rd meeting at Monterey Plaza Hotel for an all day education and networking. Pat Kitano of Domus Consulting Group talked about the new upcoming Northern California CRS Chapter's blog netowork. He told us how bloggers are getting the top pages of Google and Yahoo searches. Why a single real estate blog can attract more traffic than traditional web sites. He said that the following social medium will be even effective. www.linkedin.com is like your online resume www.facebook.com is a white page www.twitter.com is a broadcast from you www.friendfeed.com shows your knowledge He said the (0 comments)
Create a knol at google about Silicon Valley - 08/02/08 02:00 AM
http://knol.google.com/k/grace-keng/silicon-valley-ca/9j7tlcbowkw4/2#edit I found knol from the activerain and I create one for our area. I thought it is very cool. We can brand ourselves in any format with photos and links to make it more interesting. I even put on the www.twitter.com to notify the rest of the world. I am surprised that how easy to created a knol and learn this idea from the www.activerain.com. (2 comments)
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