South Bay Local Events for January

Do you have the holiday hangover blues? While we are sad the holidays are gone for the next 361 days we are excited to share a list of some great events going on around the South Bay in January. Lots of fun things to do including family friendly events, music, sporting events and theater. Hope you get out and enjoy some of these events this month!

January 3 – January

artist-image-figure-skating-963e5d5e6a

2018 Prudential US Figure Skating Championships
SAP Center, San Jose

http://www.sapcenter.com/events/detail/2018-prudential-us-figure-skating-championships

January 4 – 7

svas_gallery_06

Silicon Valley International Auto Show
San Jose Convention Center
http://www.svautoshow.com

January 6

logo-hero2x

Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!
City National Civic Center, San Jose
https://sanjosetheaters.org/event/sesame-street-live-san-jose-2018/

January 9, January 14, January 21

mock-up-event_harlem2018_0

Harlem Globetrotters
SAP Center San Jose
https://www.ticketmaster.com/harlem-globetrotters-sap-center-at-san-jose-san-jose-ca/venueartist/229393/806223

January 13

cad18842-8acd-44a4-9837-18204e171ccb_27271_custom1

San Jose Sharks v. Arizona Coyotes
SAP Center San Jose
https://www1.ticketmaster.com/san-jose-sharks-vs-arizona-coyotes-san-jose-california-01-13-2018/event/1C0052D6ABAF3079#efeat4212

January 13

engleberthumperdinckEngelbert Humperdinck
San Jose Civic Auditorium
https://www.ticketmaster.com/engelbert-humperdinck-city-national-civic-san-jose-ca/venueartist/229461/742499

January 20

crabfeed-660x430-srgb-v4-2-10323a9bf3

Mountain Winery Annual Crab Feed
The Mountain Winery, Saratoga
http://www.mountainwinery.com/events/detail/crab-feed-4

January 20, January 21

avatar2015-2016-200px

Symphony Silicon Valley Schumann’s Cello Concert
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
http://symphonysiliconvalley.org

January 20

cad18842-8acd-44a4-9837-18204e171ccb_27271_custom1

San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
SAP Center
https://www.ticketmaster.com/San-Jose-Sharks-tickets/artist/806018

January 21

c9a17cc1-3c32-44a0-a4a4-f10f199f377a_19181_custom

Bill Maher Live
Flint Center, Cupertino
https://www1.ticketmaster.com/bill-maher-cupertino-california-01-21-2018/event/1C00535ABAD486C7?artistid=821441&majorcatid=10002&minorcatid=51&tm_link=venue_msg-1_1C00535ABAD486C7#efeat4212

January 23 – January 27

rent-1

RENT
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
https://sanjosetheaters.org/event/rent-broadway-san-jose-2018/?instance_id=9323

January 23

20150629_114738_sharks25logo1

San Jose Sharks vs. Winnipeg Jets
SAP Center
https://www.ticketmaster.com/San-Jose-Sharks-tickets/artist/806018

January 25

cad18842-8acd-44a4-9837-18204e171ccb_27271_custom1

San Jose Sharks vs. New York Rangers
SAP Center
https://www.ticketmaster.com/San-Jose-Sharks-tickets/artist/806018

Pantone Has Chosen a Color of the Year…and You’re Going to Love It!

24852669_1554410947937761_549085081274139869_n

Drum roll please….and the pantone color of the year for 2018 is officially Ultra Violet! Looks like they have chosen a fun and funky color for your new home decor or fashion trends. When looking at staging homes for sale, a pop of color such a ultra violet in a pillow or a chair can make a home feel more modern and provide a bit of fun.

Here’s an excerpt from the Pantone website (www.pantone.com) on why they chose this color this year.

“Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.

Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.

Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.”

Will you be using ultra violet in your home decor this year?

Recent Mercury News Article Shows its a Great Time for Buyers!

Check out this recent article in the Mercury News which discusses the recent trends in the Bay Areal real estate market. (Bay Area Homes Sales Below Average, Price Growth Slows). While its hard to say whether its a seasonal phenomenon or a market trend in the Bay Area, anecdotally, we have been seeing home sales slow down for the past few months. What we do know is the slow down has created an opportunity for many buyers in the market to purchase without all the competition. If you are considering a purchase, now is the time while other buyers are taking a break for the holidays!

Tips for Selling Your Home in the Fall

Summer has ended, the weather is cooling, leaves are changing and, you may be surprised to learn, homebuyers are out in force. Autumn is a popular time for corporations to relocate associates – creating a pool of buyers who need to make quick decisions about housing. They’re serious about purchasing and, with fewer houses on the market this time of year, your house may soon be getting more attention. What can you do to make sure your home sells before all the leaves fall off the trees? Here are a few helpful tips:

Highlight the location. Bring the benefits of your location front and center. Establish a list of perks that your property offers, such as proximity to public transportation, schools, shopping, recreation or entertainment. Continue reading “Tips for Selling Your Home in the Fall”

Bay Area Events Calendar – October

The holidays are fast approaching and that means a load of fun Bay Area events are upon us! I’ve attached a schedule of great events for the month of October.  CLICK HERE – October Events Calendar

As always, if I can assist you or your friends or family with any real estate related needs over the holidays, let me know!

 

Nicole