February 29, 2012
Good Evening Everyone,
This is a rare treat, so I am inviting anyone that would like to come. This is during our Broker’s Tour!
This Friday (3/2) come and see a unique opportunity for developers and end users for this 12,000sf (County) R-2 lot in the Downtown/Professorville neighborhood of Palo Alto. Agents and potential buyers can walk the property from 9:30am-1pm. There will be limited access after that time. If you are interested, please let me know and you can join me.
February 26, 2012
If anyone is interested here is a ballot for the Academy Awards. You can just print out the ballot and have fun with it or if you are having an Academy Awards party, you can print up a bunch and have everyone guess who will be the winners. You can have a special prize for the one who guesses them all.
“The Tree of Life”
”Midnight in Paris”
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly WINNER___________________________________________
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”
Demian Bichir, “A Better Life”
George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Gary Oldman, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”
Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, “My Week With Marilyn”
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte, “Warrior
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Max von Sydow, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
February 25, 2012
February 21, 2012
I really enjoyed checking out these properties from our past Presidents after they left office. Good read!
For each of the U.S.’ former Presidents, the most famous residence they inhabit over their lifetime is undoubtedly the big white one at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. But before they were elected and after they left the Oval Office, these policy makers called other addresses “home, sweet, home.” In honor of Presidents’ Day, we’re taking a look at the homes of Presidents — present and past.
Prior to his current digs at the White House, President Obama lived off Greenwood Avenue in Chicago. The Obamas’ home, pictured above, was built in 1917 and features 6,199 square feet of living space. President Obama and First Lady Michelle purchased the brick home in 2005 for $1,650,000, shortly after Obama was elected to Senate.
George W. Bush
When it came time for former President George W. Bush to retire from the Oval Office, the 43rd President decided to go back to his home state of Texas, picking up a sprawling 8,000-square-foot home at 10141 Daria Pl, which was a downsize from the 55,000-square-foot White House. The Bushes also purchased the property next door but tore it down in 2008. People speculated at the time that the demolition was to expand the former first family’s yard.
Unlike many other Presidents, Bill Clinton didn’t own a home during his residency at the White House. Born and raised in Arkansas, the former President and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton chose to stay on the East Coast, and purchased a home in Chappaqua, New York at the end of Clinton’s second term in office. By several accounts, the Clintons are quite popular in the small Westchester County town. Built in 1889, the Clintons’ home is situated on a cul-de-sac lot and has 5,232-square-foot of living space, 5 beds and 4 baths.
Before Ronald Reagan lived at the White House, he lived among the star-studded hills of Pacific Palisades and Bel Air. His former Pacific Palisades property was he and wife Nancy Reagan’s home base until Reagan was elected in 1981. After two terms as the 40th President of the U.S., “The Gipper” and his wife returned to Los Angeles, picking up a prime slice of real estate in the posh Bel-Air neighborhood. The property remains Nancy Reagan’s home today.
Not one, but two of former President Gerald Ford’s homes are currently for sale — one listed in California and one in Colorado. Ford’s Vail home, pictured above, is a testament to his love of skiing and the outdoors. Listed for $9.85 million, the ski-in/ski-out home has been on and off the market starting in 2008 with a hefty price tag of $14.9 million. Gerald Ford’s other home is listed on the Rancho Mirage real estate market for significantly less. The $1.699 million listing is a mid-century ranch located on the Thunderbird Country golf course and contains some Presidential memorabilia, including a large portrait of Betty Ford hanging in the living room.
John F. Kennedy
One of America’s most famous families holds one of America’s most storied properties. The Kennedy Compound consists of 6 acres of waterfront property on Nantucket Sound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, a small village in the town of Barnstable. John F. Kennedy’s father, Joseph P. Kennedy, rented a summer cottage in Hyannis Port in 1926 and purchased the cottage 2 years later. The home, which Joseph enlarged and remodeled, became the summer getaway for the couple and their children, who enjoyed sailing on the sound. In 1956, after his marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier, Jack bought a smaller home nearby, and his brother Robert later purchased an adjacent home. Following the death of Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy, the compound was donated to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute.
While we don’t have the first President’s childhood home– the one where he chopped down a cherry tree — we do have the home where George Washington reportedly slept. It is believed that the first general hung up his wig at this 1739 homestead, named the “Fowler House.” The number of nights Washington slept here is up for debate, but if you believe the historic marker on the home, he often stayed here on his way from West Point to Connecticut. The New York home is 5,800 square feet and has 5 bedrooms and 2 baths and was recently listed on the Brewster real estatemarket for $500,000.
February 17, 2012
If you or anyone you know needs food, housing, health care or other services, just call 211 from any phone.
The toll-free number connects callers to people who can link them to services. It’s a one-stop referral service with a mission to connect people with the help they need. The service is new to San Mateo County.
211 is confidential and available 24 hours a day in more than 150 languages.
Problem dialing 211? Call 800-273-6222 (TTY 415-808-4440 or 711)
Visit 211bayarea.org for more information about 211 services throughout San Mateo County and the entire Bay Area.
February 16, 2012
|This is a fabulous event: Lots of dancing with everyone, families, kids and of course adults are welcome. Advance Ticket purchase is required!Ticket cost ~ $10 per person
Friday, Feb. 17 ~ 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Spend a nostalgic evening dancing as you are swept back in time with music from the past. Singles and couples are invited to join us for this special evening. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.
Dance the night away.
February 16, 2012
Annual Crab Feed
|Save the Date!||Fresh Cracked Crab
Pasta & Meatballs
Salad & Dessert
It’s the Annual Friends of San Carlos Adult Community Center fundraiser at the Adult Community Center to benefit Senior programs.
The no-host wine & beer bar opens at 4:30pm with the delicious dinner following at 5:30pm.
Cost is at $39 per person.
Tickets are now on sale at the ACC Front Desk. Please call 650-802-4384 for more information.