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Blog Archives: June 2017

Best Places to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Silicon Valley

June 28, 2017
Pelin Erdal
The San Francisco waterfront is the obvious go-to for most bay area residents, but with two toddlers in tow and an aversion to sitting in traffic, large crowds and long lines, we’ve decided to put together a list of Silicon Valley spots to watch this year's 4th of July fireworks that are a little closer to home. [Oh, and if you do insist on heading to San Francisco, the fireworks barges will be located in the Bay just north of Aquatic Park and Pier 39 in Fisherman’s Wharf. Marina Green, Ghirardelli Square and Crissy Field, are also great ...

The Centennials are Coming!

June 20, 2017
We have been talking about Millenials for a while now, and next up are the Centennials. The Centennials were born from 1997 to present, and they have grown up a little differently living through two large recessions. They have a different world view as a result of the time they came of age; valuing experiences over things, having constraints growing up, and growing up learning that hard work and grit are important. Depending on how things shake out, this generation could potentially outperform Millenials in the workplace and likely will ...

My Father’s Day Gift Guide

June 14, 2017
Pelin Erdal
Herschel Supply Co. Duffel Bag This stuff is is not only handsomely made, but incredibly practical. Founded in 2009 by brothers Jamie and Lyndon Cormack, Herschel Supply Co. has an endless variety of accessories, from tech-savvy messenger bags to simple backpacks to handsome travel luggage. And the colors are so unique (the one called Raven Crosshatch is my fav).   Every Man Jack Body Kit Cedarwood Gift Set This stuff should be in every man’s bathroom. I’m all about removing toxins from my family’s skin care regimen, and this year I ...

6 Things I wish I knew before buying a home

June 02, 2017
Pelin Erdal
Kevin and I have bought two homes, the first was a small condo we purchased when we were engaged, and later a home to accommodate our growing family. We know first hand that buying a home can be overwhelming, confusing and expensive - especially in Silicon Valley, am I right? Even though both of us were experienced agents, we still learned a lot with each buying experience. So here are 6 things I wish I knew before buying a home. Get pre-approved before you start looking. Lending laws have changed dramatically over the last decade, as ...