About a month ago, we were amazed about a camp out for the Redwood Collection sales release at Parkwood in San Jose.  Several homebuyers were eager to select their new home in this morning's Garden Collection sales release that they too camped out. We thought it would be great to treat the homebuyers to doughnuts and coffee, so I visited Parkwood ithis morning....

Read Full Post

“Small changes in buying habits can make big differences...Becoming a less energy dependent nation may just need to start with a good breakfast” - Steven L. Hopp, Animal Vegetable Miracle Do you know when different fruits or vegetables are in season? (more…)......

Read Full Post

From: Design Line Interiors This summer it’s all about the “stay-cation”. Instead of spending hard-earned dollars on vacations that come and go in a week, invest in creating a permanent vacation residence within your own walls!  Remember its not about the location…its about the memories you make.  Follow our tips on how to create your o...

Read Full Post

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...

Read Full Post

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...

Read Full Post

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 ...

Read Full Post

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...

Read Full Post

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...

Read Full Post

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...

Read Full Post

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...

Read Full Post