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  • Homestead High School Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary

    Celebratory Gala is Being Held in Downtown Sunnyvale

    Posted on February 23, 2013 by Nikki.

    On March 1, Homestead High School in Sunnyvale will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a gala at the historic Del Monte Building in downtown Sunnyvale. There will be good food, good wine, and an auction that will help raise money for the school. Auction items will include Sharks and 49er tickets, as well as parties donated by school parents. Auction winners can designate which department, sport, or club they would like their donation to support. The $85 ticket price will also include a delicious dinner buffet offering chicken piccata, tournedos of beef, and penne fresco. Ticket prices a... Read More »

  • Euphrat Museum of Art – “War and Healing”

    Euphrat’s latest exhibition

    Posted on February 21, 2013 by Nikki.

    Here's something you might be interested in this weekend! 1. Euphrat Museum of Art If you’ve never visited the Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College, you owe it to yourself to check it out! It’s much more than just a museum. I creates an experiential environment for visual ideas and communication. They offer programs in arts, education, public art programs and lectures to stimulate creativity and interest in art. The latest exhibition is “War and Healing.” It looks at the healing potential of art and runs through March 21. A reception takes pl... Read More »

  • February is Spay/Neuter Month at the Humane Society Silicon Valley

    Sunnyvale Vets Join Forces to Ensure the Health of Area Pets

    Posted on February 20, 2013 by Nikki.

    The Humane Society Silicon Valley is combining with Silicon Valley and Sunnyvale veterinarians to offer discounted spaying and neutering in an effort to reduce the number of unwanted cat and dog litters. Through the month of February, cats are only $50, dogs under 50 lbs. are $80, and dogs over 50 lbs. are $100. Your pet need not have been adopted from the Humane Society to qualify for the discount. But your pet will need to be current on vaccines. Vaccinations can be updated the day of surgery. This special discounted rate includes a pre-op exam, anesthetic, a nail trim, hospitalization on th... Read More »

  • Single Family Residential Home in Sunnyvale for $899k

    172 Piedra Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

    Posted on February 19, 2013 by Nikki.

    You can own a fantastic single family residential home in Sunnyvale for only $899,000! This beautiful single-story home has 1,720 square feet of living space on its 6,099 square foot lot. It is in a ideal location of Sunnyvale: safe neighborhood, close to Washington Park for exercise and leisure, close to downtown for shopping and dining, and close to freeways for commuting. It features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, and the master suite has been enlarged. The kitchen has a breakfast bar and has been upgraded with granite countertops. There are separate family and dining rooms, and the living ... Read More »

  • Property Owners Tapping Into Home Equity Again

    Optimism on the rise as equity is source of money again

    Posted on February 18, 2013 by Nikki.

    A recent CNBC article written by Diana Olick showed the home owners are tapping into home equity once again. This was a very popular option during the booming market when home prices were skyrocketing upward. This time, however, the movement seems much more careful and prudent. There isn’t a mad dash to just increase cash flow by refinancing, taking out a home equity line of credit, or home equity loan. In the past, people just tapped into their homes to purchase extravagant vacations, buy luxury cars, etc. Near the peak in 2006, there was a total of $28 billion in home equity lines ... Read More »

  • Homeownership in Sunnyvale for $399,000?

    A great 2 bed/2bath condominium at The Terraces at Sunnyvale

    Posted on February 16, 2013 by Nikki.

    929 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, 94087 - This wonderfully updated condo has 1,082 square feet in a great open floor plan. The remodeled kitchen has new cabinets and granite counters. It opens to the spacious living/dining room. Doors to the outdoor balcony let in lots of natural sunlight. The master bedroom suite also opens onto the balcony. Both bathrooms have been updated with new granite-topped vanities. The entire condo has new paint, carpet, baseboards, and blinds throughout. Interior laundry is very convenient.The Terraces at Sunnyvale is conveniently located on El Camino Real at S. W... Read More »

  • Upcoming Sunnyvale Events

    Sunnyvale events for the weekend

    Posted on February 14, 2013 by Nikki.

    1. Tango Trio Concert, Friday, February 15 8:30pm Tango Trio is a group that plays new tango compositions. It is composed of master accordionist Gianfranco, pianist Nancy and violinist Griff. On Friday they will perform a concert at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery at 251 El Camino Real. They encourage dancing if you feel the music, and if you don’t know how to tango yet, come early because Joanna Bresee and her friend Alex will teach you tango moves at 7:30pm before the concert. 2. Evening of Cultural Arts, Saturday, February 16, 8pm http://sunnyva... Read More »

  • Sunnyvale Challenge Team Honored With YMCA Award

    Steve Young will be keynote speaker at Awards Breakfast

    Posted on February 13, 2013 by Nikki.

    What started as a grassroots think tank in response to gang violence is now being nationally recognized for their outstanding efforts. The Sunnyvale Challenge Team is being awarded the Community Values Youth Award for 2013 by the YMCA of Silicon Valley and Project Cornerstone.For the past five years, Sunnyvale Challenge Team, which was spearheaded by the Department of Public Safety’s Captain Doug Moretto, has connected trouble teens with community activities, from sports to cooking classes. By using three key tactics – mentoring, improving parenting skills, and providing connection... Read More »

  • Largo Condo in Sunnyvale for only $795k!

    1049 Jena Terrace, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

    Posted on February 12, 2013 by Nikki.

    A large condo just came to market in Sunnyvale for $795k. It is 1,725 square feet and is only 6 years old. This three level residence features four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, a spacious living room, separate dining area and a cozy family room off the gourmet kitchen. It is located in a quiet neighborhood yet is also just minutes from major freeways, light rail, and parks. It has separate family and dining rooms, a breakfast bar, and an eat-in kitchen for family meals. There is also a fireplace in the living room for those cold winter nights and an attached two-car garage. Ameni... Read More »

  • Sunnyvale Maintains Aaa Credit Rating

    Sunnyvale has great credit rating still

    Posted on February 11, 2013 by Nikki.

    Moody's Investors Services recently granted the city of Sunnyvale a fantastic credit rating of Aaa. Sunnyvale is one of only eight California cities to be granted Moody’s highest credit rating. Other notable cities include Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, and Palo Alto. Moody’s decided to evaluate more than 30 California cities due to the state’s struggling financial crisis. However, the city of Sunnyvale passed with outstanding grades due to “strong fiscal operations featuring healthy reserves” and “sound prospects for continued near-term economic growth,&... Read More »

  • Blood Drive

    Save a life!

    Posted on February 07, 2013 by Nikki.

    Do you want to save lives? You don’t have to become a doctor, police officer, or firefighter to save lives. You can save lives by donating blood! To make it even easier, Red Cross is staging a blood drive right here in Sunnyvale. Next Wednesday, February 13, come to the Moffett Towers Club at 1080 Enterprise Way in Sunnyvale from 10am – 3pm to donate blood. For more information, call 1-800-733-2767 or look at their website at Read More »

  • Beautiful Custom Home in Cupertino School District in Sunnyvale

    142 Connemara Way, Sunnyvale 94087 - $1,238,000

    Posted on February 06, 2013 by Nikki.

    This beautiful ranch home in the Ortega neighborhood in Sunnyvale has 4 bedrooms, an office, and an artist studio, plus 2 ½ baths in a spacious 2,036 square foot open floor plan. This home has been upgraded with so many wonderful touches – gorgeous hardwood floors, custom doors, imported tile floors, recessed lighting, in-ceiling speakers, the list goes on and on.The huge combination living and dining room has beautiful hardwood floors, a lovely fireplace, and expansive views to the backyard. The eat-in kitchen has a custom tile backsplash, a large skylight that lets in plenty of ... Read More »

  • Foreclosures Down Yet Again

    The number of foreclosures continues to dip

    Posted on February 05, 2013 by Nikki.

    Inman news recently reported that the “Number of homes in foreclosure down 19.5 percent from a year ago.” They reported on two categories: the number of homes in the foreclosure process and the number of homes actually lost to foreclosure. The number of completed foreclosures in December was 56,000, 21% lower than this time last year. The number of homes in the process of foreclosure in December was 1.2M, down 19.5% compared to that time last year. In all, the number of foreclosures is about 3% of all homes with an active mortgage. This trend continues to show that the housing m... Read More »

  • Single Family Home in Sunnyvale for only $549k!

    618 East Duane Avenue, Sunnyvale 94085

    Posted on February 04, 2013 by Nikki.

    If you are looking for an affordable single family residential home in the great city of Sunnyvale, look no further. A 1,449 square foot home with a lot size of 5,200 square feet just came to market for $549,000. It features four bedroom and two baths, and it’s in a perfect location in the safe city of Sunnyvale. It is near 101 for commutes, near Fair Oaks Park for walking, and near plenty of companies for jobs. It has an open floor plan with separate dining and family rooms and an eat-in kitchen to enjoy a peaceful breakfast. It also has a bonus room, a master suite with a large cl... Read More »

  • Sunnyvale Library Welcomes Silicon Valley Reads

    Community Events Encourage Families to Read Together

    Posted on February 02, 2013 by Nikki.

    Now in its 11th year, Silicon Valley Reads is a community event focused on encouraging all family members to read, fostering a life-long love of learning. All of Santa Clara County is encouraged to read the same books at the same time. This year’s Silicon Valley Reads theme is the Invisible Wounds of War. The unique diversity of Santa Clara County can offer differing perspectives and thoughts on the subject of war.The featured adult books for 2013 are The Long Walk and Minefields of the Heart. The Long Walk is soldier Brian Caster’s story of his three tours of duty and his difficul... Read More »

  • Housing Market to Ignite Economy?

    Can the recovering housing market lead to a economic boom?

    Posted on January 31, 2013 by Nikki.

    Floyd Norris wrote a recent New York Times article entitled “Housing Offers Hope of Strength in the Economy.” When the market was booming several years ago, too many homes were built and/or sold to under-qualified buyers. When the mortgage crisis finally reared its ugly head, it sent the housing market into the doldrums for almost four years. It has taken a long time to rid the market of these excess homes and loan situations. Now, the inventory of homes for sale is as low as it’s been in decades. Naturally, prices have been slowly increasing in most U.S. markets, and it&... Read More »

  • Home Prices in December Give Strong Showing

    Silicon Valley and Sunnyvale Price Going Up, Up, Up

    Posted on January 30, 2013 by Nikki.

    Even with incredibly low inventory, single-family home prices in the Bay Area showed a huge spike in December. Overall, the median sale price in the nine-county Bay Area rose almost 25% year over year in December according to real estate data reporters DataQuick.The median sales price of Bay Area homes was $470,000, up from $380,000 a year ago December. The last time the median sales price rose faster in Silicon Valley was almost three years ago in May 2010. The median sales price of single-family homes in Sunnyvale was just over $1M.What’s even more encouraging is the trend of more high... Read More »

  • Columbia Middle School and Stanford Launch New Program

    Columbia Middle School is teaming with Stanford on a new program

    Posted on January 29, 2013 by Nikki.

    If you have children in school, you are probably interested in the quality of local public schools. This is often measured by an API test score. Your local Sunnyvale middle schools usually post impressive API scores. See a previous blog for more details, Basically, Cupertino Middle School often leads the way, recently scoring 935 out of a possible 1000. Marian A. Peterson Middle School and Sunnyvale Middle School aren’t too far behind at 862 and 843. Columbia Middle School struggles in this regard though, r... Read More »

  • Own Your Own Sunnyvale Condo for $699,000!

    438 Hogarth Terrace, Sunnyvale 94087

    Posted on January 28, 2013 by Nikki.

    A new Sunnyvale condo just came to market for $699,000. It is 1,419 square feet and features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. It has been recently updated with granite countertops, copper pipes, new baths, and new carpet in the stairwell and bedrooms. It also has recessed lights, hardwood floors, and vaulted ceilings. There is an eat-in kitchen, a fireplace in the living room, and a two car garage. Amenities include central heating and a laundry area. It is in the excellent school districts of Louis V. Stocklmeir, Cupertino Middle, and Fremont High Schools. If you would like mor... Read More »

  • Modern Townhouse in the Cupertino Union School District in Sunnyvale

    822 KINGFISHER TERRACE, Sunnyvale 94087 - $699,950

    Posted on January 27, 2013 by Nikki.

    This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1,700 square foot Sunnyvale townhouse is in the highly desirable Cupertino Union School District in Sunnyvale. This end unit features private access to the community pool, soaring ceilings in the living room, new paint, and a newly remodeled kitchen and bath.The living room has large windows that let in tons of natural sunlight, engineered wood floors, and a gas fireplace. The kitchen features beautiful Shaker style cabinets and granite slab counters. There is a family room with wet bar, gas fireplace, and lots of cabinets for storage.The master bedroom suite has a ... Read More »

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