There is something about the word tradition that equates with family time, whether that is your nuclear family (spouse and kids) or extended family (parents, aunts, uncles, cousins). This week's topic from Let's Blog Off is all about traditions:  http://letsblogoff.com/what-traditions-do-you-carry-on.html (more…)......

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First of all, it is important to realize that everyone has a different vision of just what a perfect home looks like. To some it means that everything matches, others believe that every item within has to have a story behind it. Some people simply believe love surrounds the perfect home. In a sense all of these things are true. The perfect home surrounds you with wa...

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It was Ghostly (see house decorated w/ ghosts)  good fun at Merimont at the 2nd annual homeowner Halloween party! [caption id="attachment_1594" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Spooky house at Merimont - Click here to view more photos from the Merimont Halloween Party"][/caption] Halloween was bright and sunshiny  - a perfect day for children and paren...

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Home is where the heart is.... For some of us home is the place that we grew up, for others it is the home that we share with our significant other, spouse, children or parents as join into help raise children. The place we call home is an important part of our lives. At SummerHill, we build a variety of homes from townhome-style condominiums to single-family hom...

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I don't know about you all, but I feel like this year is just going so fast! Can you believe the first day of Spring is tomorrow?!? Weren't we just recovering from baking cookies at Christmas, paying Valentines Day bills, starting a new school semester and eating corned beef (oh wait- we were just eating corned beef! Corned beef sandwich leftovers are the best!) We...

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We are proud to announce that Merimont's elementary school, Rollingwood in San Bruno, received a 37 point improvement on the Academic Performance Index (API) scale. Here is Principal Mikulik's response regarding this great score improvement: "Rollingwood School staff prides ourselves on meeting the needs of ALL children we serve. We provide differentiated instructio...

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Following up on Allison’s great blog on sweet getaways and restaurants for Valentine’s Day, here are some unbelievable deals for you and your Valentine. Flowers... the veritable Santa Clause of Valentine's Day. So it's a good thing FTD is having a super sale! If you haven’t seen the tv ads they are pushing this big and for a good reason. For...

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As we get ready to enjoy Thanksgiving with our families, we realize that we have a lot for which we can be thankful.  This year has been fraught with challenges for many and we haven’t been immune to those challenges.  We are a smaller company this year that we were last year. We’re fortunate to have a family like atmosphere that enabled our team ...

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Halloween parties with ghoulish treats, hot drinks and always too much food… Sound familiar? Probably, and it sounds familiar to me too. Luckily, my family has always had enough (more than enough) food for parties, holidays, and every day. But some folks here in my community aren’t so lucky. Every month the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San...

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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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