Once a sci-fi dream, a fully automated and connected home is slowly becoming a reality these days (and a strange Disney Channel Original Movie). We’ve been testing out new smart home technology from some of the leading vendors including Google, Apple, and Amazon. Here’s everything you need to know about your options from the largest players in the smart home m...

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More millennials are taking the leap to homeownership these days but not for the reason you’d think! A recent SunTrust Mortgage survey found that a third of millennials who purchased a home were influenced by the need to have space for their dogs, which is more common than even having children or getting married! If you’re one of these pet-loving homebuyers...

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We use the Internet to accomplish different tasks, including shopping for a new home and even a home mortgage. There’s now a plethora of interior decorating apps available for your tablets and smartphone. These apps make it easy to decorate a room, from allowing you to determine a room’s dimensions, creating inspirational mood boards, to even connecting to vir...

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One of the reasons why our homeowners purchase a new SummerHill home is so they can have extra room to host family and friends for visits. While your guests may not be expecting a luxury hotel experience, it’s satisfying to have a room your guests feel welcomed and at home in. Follow these tips to create a comfortable guest bedroom your overnight guests will lov...

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We are excited to announce a new enclave community coming to Mountain View, Solare! Located in the desirable Waverly Park area of Mountain View, Solare is a community of 11 two-story detached single-family homes on two cul-de-sacs. Each home will be approximately 2,880-2,995 square feet with 3-6 bedrooms and 3.5-4.5 baths with an average lot size of 11,000 s...

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The master bedroom: probably the most significant room of the house but also the most private. Your master bedroom is your sanctuary from a busy world and the one space where you can recharge and relax. Designing a master bedroom that is functional and stylish yet still reflects your personality requires a balanced touch. From furniture to lighting and even pai...

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Ready for something new? How about a new home? You could be celebrating the holidays in a new Summerhill homes! We have a move-in ready home available at Harvest Court in Moraga. c Harvest Court is one of our most popular communities. Sales have been quick at our limited enclave of luxurious single-family homes so you won’t want to miss this opportunity. New r...

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With the summer season coming to it’s inevitable end, it’s time to pull out the sweaters, cozy blankets and pumpkin spice everything in celebration of the new season. A new season means new décor changes so we rounded up a few simple ways you can refresh your living space just in time for fall. Embrace seasonal colors: This season’s colors are deep and w...

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Today’s homebuyers are more educated thank previous generations thanks to the wide variety of information available on the Internet. We do extensive research to pick our next vacuum; we should be doing that same research when choosing a home builder! If you’re in the market for a new home, you should research your builder as closely as you shop for your new...

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Our laundry rooms are one of the hardest-working rooms in our homes. These industrial spaces can quickly become overrun from piles of clothes, household items and other supplies. If your laundry room needs some serious organizational help, don’t despair! Here are 3 quick tips that will help you keep your laundry room organized. Sort and Purge: Ready to tackle...

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