Home Ownership is Still the Best Long-Term Investment

According to a recent Financial Security Index Poll, most Americans still believe they would receive the highest return on investment (ROI) by owning real estate. With the persistent rise of home prices and continued low interest rates over the last several years, buying a home just makes perfect financial sense. Click on the link below to read more on this topic.

http://tinyurl.com/y8tuksqz

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Bay Area’s Economic Health

Bolstered by assistance by Google and other high-tech companies, Silicon Valley continues to thrive economically by creating yet more jobs, housing and businesses in the area.  Although the economy has been strong, job growth has slowed in the last 12 months.  Click on the link below for more details.

http://tinyurl.com/yb5l463d

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Mountain View’s San Antonio Center Update

Construction of the new San Antonio Center in Mountain View is entering its final stages and nearby retailers are relieved to see the end in sight. They’ve endured almost 5 years of trying to operate their businesses amid the construction, which included ripping up the surrounding sidewalks and limiting parking spaces for their customers. But while the developers are nearing the end of their San Antonio project, they’ve still got a major issue to deal with – the lack of a major corporate tenant. Click on the link below for more details.

http://tinyurl.com/ycntgflb

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What To Do When a Disaster Hits (Your) Home

No one likes to think about disasters, but they do occur. Damage to homes due to flooding, a fire or a fallen tree can make a home unlivable. If something like this happens to your home what do you do? Click on the link below for some helpful tips to get you through the aftermath of such an event.

http://tinyurl.com/y7hmvsz4

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Los Altos’s 38th Annual Arts & Wine Festival

Downtown Los Altos will host its 38th Arts & Wine Festival this Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9, 10am-6pm. This fun family event features works of art, live music, a kid zone, great food and, of course, wine from local wineries! Click on the link below for more details.

http://tinyurl.com/krssqw

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Mountain View Launches Food Scraps Program

The City of Mountain View is kickstarting its food scraps collection this month (July) and residents with curbside service should have all received a small kitchen pail to collect their food scraps. The food scraps can then be emptied into their yard trimmings cart, which the city will collect on a weekly basis now (instead of every other week). The city has also decided to retain its weekly garbage collection, but recycling will still be collected every other week.

For more information about Mountain View’s Food Scraps program, please visit:

http://tinyurl.com/yavpc5tf

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The Origins of Silicon Valley

Great article on “How Silicon Valley became a 2.8 Trillion Dollar Neighborhood”…

A history of the growth of Silicon Valley.

http://tinyurl.com/y7ucol9o

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