Are You Rain-Ready?

Winter is in full bloom, with major rain storms predicted for the coming months. It’s crucial to be prepared now, BEFORE the rain hits, to avoid high repair costs and keep your family dry. Make sure you have your “splash guards” in place and your downspouts and gutters cleared and ready for the rain. Click on the link below for some additional helpful tips.

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Age-Friendly Home Improvements (or “Retiring in Place”)

If you are planning to retire and continue to live in your current home, it makes sense to consider improvements that will work for you in your retirement years.  Small changes can make a huge difference in your ability to move around the house as you age – and can even be attractive to future buyers with extended families. Click on the link below for some easy tips.

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The Positive Effects of Homeownership

According to the National Association of Realtors, there’s more to homeownership than just the financial benefits. Findings have shown that owning a home contributes to a healthy, positive and happier quality of life. Click on the link below to read more on this topic.

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Mountain View Focuses on Bike Safety

The Mountain View Police Department recently received a $115,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and plans to use these funds to address the city’s bicycle and pedestrian-related traffic accidents problem. With the tech giants increasing their footprint in the Bay Area, auto traffic is increasing and clogging our already-congested streets. More and more people are opting to ride their bikes to get around town. Click on the link below to read more on this topic.

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Bay Area Cities – Among the Priciest in 2017

According to a Forbes Magazine report, the San Francisco Bay Area is among the most expensive places to buy a home in America. AthertonLos Altos Hills and Palo Alto ranked #1, #3 and #4, respectively. The two main factors in creating this high-priced environment are low housing inventory and the flux of highly paid tech employees. To see Forbes’ complete list of America’s most expensive zip codes, visit:

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Protecting Your Holiday Packages from the Grinch

It’s that time of year again! Everyone is shopping for holiday gifts for family and friends – and these days a great deal of shopping is done online with packages being delivered right to the doorstep. Unfortunately this seemingly harmless convenience also brings out the “grinch” in package thieves. Click on the link below for a few tips from the Los Altos Police Department on how to avoid being a victim of this holiday crime.

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Tech Giant Steps In to Help Mountain View’s Housing Crisis

In an effort to create affordable housing, LinkedIn is pledging $10 million towards Mountain View’s residential development projects. The gesture is considered a benefit to the community for LinkedIn’s 612,000 square foot expansion on Middlefield Road. Click on the link below for the full story.

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