Your honey-do list running low on things to do? Here is a basic homeowner maintenance check list for the summer time: 1.  Have fire place/wood stove chimney cleaned and serviced as needed. 2.  Check air conditioning system and have it serviced every two or three years. 3.  Clean or replace air conditioning filter, if applicable. 4.  Check the humidifi...

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Neutral Colors Brought to Life with Bold Accents In this current world where we are all seeking a bit of calm, we are seeing a trend in design towards neutral colors, grays, beiges , whites,  mixed with bold accents. [caption id="attachment_246" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Master Bath in Redwood Gate Model, Courtesy of Gunn High School Photography"][/c...

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PCBC is well known within the homebuilding industry, but those of you outside the industry may be wondering what exactly is PCBC? The Pacific Coast Builders Conference (aka PCBC) is a conference for people within homebuilding to learn about new products, meet other people in homebuilding, attend classes, and consider what’s next for homebuilding. It’s ...

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I was shopping in the supermarket near my house over the weekend, stocking up on dinner for the week… walking around in my comfy clothes and perusing up and down the aisles trying to see what would strike my interest for my family and I to enjoy.  I happened to be wearing my SummerHill Homes sweatshirt that morning. In the produce/vegetable aisle, a lady cam...

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from Mike McCall Landscape 1. Change irrigation programs seasonally. 2. Check irrigation operations weekly. 3. Do not over water! Allow the soil to become dry before watering again. Continual wet soil will kill plant material just as fast as no water! (Who knew?) To determine moisture content, take small core samples with a hand shovel at least 6″ deep during...

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Lance and Elissa have been working really hard on a new partnership with Gunn High School.  They’ve teamed with Jennifer Hogan, the photography teacher at Gunn High and professional photographer, on a special new project that we’re very excited about. The students will be taking photos at Redwood Gate of the models and community! The students visite...

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A beautiful, sunny Saturday morning in Mountain View… really Mountain View? Yep! Such a peaceful, quiet neighborhood, you could literally hear the birds chirping. It was such a nice morning that our superintendent Mike, brought his dog Jack to visit too! (this is my 1st attempt at video- check it out with sound, worth a smile) Satake Grand Opening and Jack But t...

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  So this morning I was planning to write about the Satake Estates grand opening on Saturday, which was amazing – over 200 people visited the models.  Debbie had lots of yummy treats beautifully arranged in the Residence Two model.  The weather was great.   The doors to the backyards were open - I could just imagine sitting in the yard and enjoy...

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I thought I was the only parent in the Bay Area helping their adult kids buy homes, now I find I am not alone. We as parents want our children and especially our grandchildren to live within easy visiting distance. Prices in the Bay Area make it hard for 1st time homebuyers to purchase and that’s where parents can come into play. (more…)......

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Highly Ranked Los Altos Schools Attracting Homebuyers We’re excited about the model grand opening at Satake Estates this Saturday. The anticipation has been building at SummerHill for months and we’re proud to show you these new beautiful single-family homes in Mountain View! Did you know that Mountain View is one of "America's Top 25 Towns to Li...

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