September 12, 2014

Last chance to buy a brand new house in Almaden with Los Gatos schools

  This new construction site on the border of Almaden and Los Gatos is about to be completed. It consists of only 87 brand new beautiful and very functional homes.  Only 2-3 homes are still available, others sold out. Location is wonderful, the materials are of the high end, the floor plans are spacious, the rooms are bright and feature high ceilings. Imagine a kitchen isle which can accommodate 6 people sitting along one side.
The living area is 2,400 - 3,000 s.f., 4-5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms.  The loft upstairs can become another bedroom.   Call us 408-599-7007 to schedule a visit. Do it soon - before all homes are gone!

Take a look at these model homes:

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August 20, 2014

No choice - on Saturday morning you have to be on Santana Row.

This Saturday, August 23rd,  will be marked  by  Exotic Car Show on Santana Row.

Santana Row partners with 100 OCT to present Cars & Croissants on The Row, a monthly gathering for exotic car owners and car enthusiasts. You can enjoy coffee and observe a gathering of cars like Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins... from 9am - noon.

June 27, 2014

  Although the draw with Germany would not have changed anything, USA team played the game up to the last second. It seemed that Bedoya's kick could not get anywhere but into the goal...

... the German defenders parred it. And the goalkeeper was at the right position.  Notice the timer in the upper portion of the screenshots - it was the 93rd minute, during the added 4 minutes.

   15 seconds later, after a beautiful pass by Michael Bradley, Dempsey missed the goal just by  several inches.  Although the goalie again was at the right place, I doubt he would be able to get that shot from very close distance. Take a look:

June 26, 2014

  My fellow Americans!  (Does it sound familiar?)
My dear friends, if you are not watching 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, you missing a lot.  Please, please, forget for a couple of weeks your favorite TV channels and watch the battles of the most popular sport in the world - football. You call it soccer. I forgive you for this.  Once in 4 years, the greatest event in a single kind of sport happens on the planet. Take a look, love this fast and intense game, admire the unbelievable skills of the players, support your national team.

    Tomorrow USA team is facing one of the most difficult opponents - Germany. Both have a good reason to fight for the victory - the winner will play later with the team which finishes second in the group H. Most probably it will be Russia not showing the greatest samples of the play recently. It gives a good chance to advance to the quater-final.  But who knows, maybe the coach decides other way - keep the strength of the main players and apply it later.  Altidore is out anyway, will we see Dempsey on the field?
  In any case, the game is going to be tremendous as many games of the 2014 World Cup have already been.

   BTW, my favorite team so far is Netherlands with unstoppable Arjen Robben playing from left to right. He is simply the best!

April 25, 2014


 This Sunday, April 27th, you can watch and even be a part of  "The Coolest Show on Earth" at the Half Moon Bay airport.  I believe it is going to be an awesome show of Dream Machines!

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You can even register and show off your cool car, boat or antique tractor. 

Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $10 for ages 11-17 and 65+, and $5 for kids age 10 and under. Tickets are available at the gate only.  

  You may want to come by 10 am or 1 pm - when they will start performing on the Music Stage.

February 12, 2014

The money shower is going to slow down.

  The new Federal Reserve chairman (shall we say now - chairwoman?) Janet Yellen is on the course to steadily reduce the Fed’s bond purchases. It means for us:  increase of the mortgage loans interest rate leading to the lower buying power; less chances for high inflation; stabilization of the home prices.

Read the Bloomberg article here.

February 7, 2014

Calling Emergency Number by Cell Phone in Almaden and oter areas of Silicon Valley

Many cities in the area have specific 911 alternate numbers to call from your mobile. Here is a list of the Emergency 911 numbers to call when you are in that particular city.
  • San Jose: 408-277-8911
  • Campbell: 408-378-8161
  • Santa Clara (city): 408-296-2236
  • Sunnyvale: 408-736-6244
  • Milpitas: 408-263-1212
  • Los Gatos: 408-354-8600
  • Mountain View: 650-968-1661
Only call these numbers in case of an actual life threatening Emergency!

December 3, 2013

  Good bye, friendly Google!

  I completely agree with the recent evaluations of the changes happening with Google. Here is what Titus Hoskins wrote.
"...Google has turned into this monster bully who simply must have its way. Get rid of your SEO or else, accept our privacy policies or else, use Google+ or lose YouTube… and the demands go on. As a former teacher, I know a thing or two about bullies and Google should be careful of all the negative press coming its way. Bullies get their way for a little while, but they harvest resentment which lasts for years and never really disappears.
Google should also realize bullies like empires fade away, and no one is immune to this fact. Who really knows what the future will bring?"

Read the entire article here:

August 15, 2013

Great opportunity in Almaden - make your dream home!

  This is a very rare opportunity in Almaden - great interior fixer-upper just came on market.  It has to be completely redone inside, and that dictates the low price - asking $550,000 only!  The structure of the house seems to be good, although we always advise to perform thorough home inspection. Invest additional $80,000 and you will have a dream home in the excellent schools area, close to parks, natural trails and shopping.  Visit our website for more information.

July 30, 2013

Wild Boars attack!

  On Monday evening, a couple of huge wild boars were spotted in the Almaden Quicksilver county park, close to the entrance from intersection of  McAbee and Whispering Pines. 
 Naive people were trying to get closer to them and (who knows, how far our carelessness can go!) probably pet them. One woman called her boyfriend, "I see a wild pork walking!"  OK, it is a pig.  But it is a wild pig, and it can represent a serious danger to human being.  Although they seemed enjoying digging out mice and  fallen acorns and not paying attention to the people, I would not recommend to try get in very close proximity.  I guess, the boars are smart enough, they know the municipal code of the city of San Jose - no shooting allowed within the city limits!