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Post COVID: Open Houses are BACK !

One of my favorite things to do is to visit OPEN HOUSES . . I’m a Realtor! For this, it’s so exciting to share, post COVID, is that OPEN HOUSES are BACK! For a listing Agent, it’s a great way to turn the lights on and show off a home . . and for Buyers, it’s a fantastic way to visit a home worth consideration of purchasing.

Need Help locating OPEN HOUSES? CONTACT ME TODAY! Jeni Pfeiffer, Broker Associate, Realtor 408-813-4256 DRE #01709666

Need Real Estate Advice elsewhere in the U.S.?

Are you considering purchasing a retirement, vacation or investment home in another area or state such as Washington, Arizona, Oregon, Vermont, Idaho, or Hawaii? Need help?

Stowe Vermont_Jeni Pfeiffer
Stowe Vermont_Jeni Pfeiffer

Through our relationship with Cartus Corporation, a global relocation RELO company, we can offer you connections with Top Relocation Agents throughout the entire United States.

As Real Estate is local, connecting with an expert in your chosen area can help you save time and money, as well, assist in a wise decision for your family and future. The RELO Agent needs to meet a high level of standards in order to be referred, and to provide you with the highest level and quality of service.

This is a complementary service that we offer to our clients. We have had many thrilled and satisfied clients who have used this service.

Please CONTACT ME TODAY at 408-813-4256.

1383 Heather Ridge San Jose PHOTO Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

OPEN HOUSE SAT 2-4pm SPACIOUS 3 Bed, Single Level Condo SAN JOSE Offered at $750,000

Offered at $750,000 – VISIT: www.3183heather.com Spacious SINGLE LEVEL Condo that feels like a Single Family Home*SUPERB LOCATION*Adjacent to Communications Hill*

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Silicon Valley homes replacing lawns with California Native Succulents

Yesterday, 03.24.2015, San Jose Mercury News writer Eric Kurhi reported that the Santa Clara Valley Water District is proposing reducing water use by 30 percent and limited watering of lawns to twice a week.

Though Gov. Jerry Brown announced new conservation rules last week to help cope with the four-year dry spell, the water district’s latest push is more of a reaction to a new analysis that showed above-average seasonal rains haven’t done much to bolster Silicon Valley’s groundwater reserves.

Courtesy Sunset Magazine - Water Wise Garden

Courtesy Sunset Magazine – Water Wise Garden

Many homeowners are coping by letting their lawns die and replacing the landscaping with succulents and water-wise California native plants. Consider lawn alternatives, such as hardy ground covers, decks, patios, containers, ornamental grasses or cut-flower gardens. Continue reading

Low-water landscapes think outside the box

By Angela Hill: Oakland TribuneMarch 6, 2014

Water-Wise Garden_Photo Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

Water-Wise Garden_Photo Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

Gardeners, dry those tears — or maybe collect them to water your hydrangeas. Yes, we’re looking at drought-induced water restrictions in the coming months despite the recent rain, and reality soon will place California home landscapes on a permanent water diet — reducing liquid-loving lawns and moisture-gluttonous plants and instead bulking up on water-wise vegetation that’s fit for the future.

But that doesn’t mean we will be left with rock gardens and cactus — not that there’s anything wrong with that. Experts say we can use this as an opportunity to get creative, think outside the boxwood, reimagine lawn areas and go wild with the abundant beauty of natives, succulents and even, yes, cactus in its many colors and structural shapes.

CLICK HERE for the full Mercury News Article

Silicon Valley BART and future values of local real estate

By Jeni Pfeiffer, Associate Broker, Realtor

How will the future Silicon Valley BART affect Bay Area real estate values?

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is building the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Project with expected service to begin in 2018. This will extend BART coverage from Warm Springs Fremont to Berryessa with a stop in-between at Milpitas.

What does this mean for Silicon Valley real estate? Reflective in Japan, Sweden, and European countries, transit-oriented development (TOD) have been enthusiastically desirable here for residents seeking alternatives to transportation via car only.

KB Berryessa Project_Courtesy Calthorpe Associates

KB Berryessa Project_Courtesy Calthorpe Associates

TOD developments are mixed-use residential and commercial area designed to maximize access to public transport and often incorporates features to encourage transit ridership. Builder KB Home, for example, purchased 10 acres on the north side of the 120-acre San Jose Flea Market operation, and has already started selling homes in their Berryessa Crossing Development. Continue reading