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Holiday Activities in the Bay Area

A 2022 bucket list of holiday and Christmas activities in the San Francisco Bay Area from the city and down on the Peninsula. 
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Doorbell Cameras Cut Down Porch Pirate Visits

If you don’t already have one, install a doorbell camera this holiday season.  With the San Francisco Bay Area leading the country in porch theft, doorbell cameras are essential for convenience and safety.  Millions of Americans will make online purchases on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and throughout the December holidays.  Packages left unattended are a...Read More→
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Best Recipes for Thanksgiving

Many of us have family traditions to turn to for the best recipes for Thanksgiving. If you don't or want to shake it up, this blog was written just for you!
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Gifts for the Home – The JJ Team Gift Guide

Yes, there are plenty of Christmas gift guides out there, from every blogger, Oprah, Goop, Buzzfeed and more. But our J+J Team Homes gift guide is for those needing gifts for the home decor lover or those who just bought a new home. Some of our picks can even be used as hostess gifts or...Read More→
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Off Market Properties 101

We get it, it can be stressful to find your dream home. In a hot real estate market, finding and bidding on a home is highly competitive. But, off market properties might be the solution you’re looking for. And J+J Team Homes is here to educate you on the process from start to finish.
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Selling Tips: Decorating your House for Christmas

You may wonder, “should I sell my house now or wait until 2023?” With the holidays coming up, you may think the timing is off to sell your home. Should you put up your Thanksgiving and Christmas decor when your house is for sale? But, sometimes moves are out of your control. And selling a...Read More→
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Palo Alto and Beyond: Restaurant Recommendations

The holidays are almost here.  It’s time you sprinkle in a few date nights.  We’ve got you covered with great local restaurant recommendations and hidden gems along the Peninsula. We’ll start with a few Palo Alto restaurant recommendations and then branch out from there.  A few restaurants don’t take reservations, so if you have to...Read More→
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What You Need to Know About Home Inspections in Silicon Valley

Home inspections in Silicon Valley are unique, even by California standards. Usually, home inspections are arranged by the buyer once their offer is accepted. But on the Peninsula and in Silicon Valley, the seller provides the inspection and disclosures prior to listing the home. While this order of operations and responsibility is completely different from...Read More→
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Summer Biking Trek From Oregon to San Francisco

Reprinted from Serra High School website — we are all super proud of Jaime’s son Carter! Serra High School junior Carter Jones spent 20 days of his summer riding a bike 657 miles from Eugene, Oregon to San Francisco with a group of teens who came together through APOGEE Adventures as part of a summer...Read More→
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Menlo Park Fall Happenings

There are plenty of family-friendly events in Menlo Park this fall, including trick-or-treating Halloween weekend and plenty of action at the Guild Theatre. Our J+J Team Homes offices are headquartered in Menlo Park, along with a number of other company HQs.  We like to think we have the inside scoop on real estate in Menlo...Read More→
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How to Create an Outdoor Living Area

One of the best parts of living in Northern California is enjoying the outdoors. No matter the size of your budget, adding an outdoor living space can add real value to your home. And even if you aren’t planning on moving any time soon, you get to enjoy your outdoor space with the great weather...Read More→
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How to Buy or Sell a House Remotely

Finding or selling a house doesn’t always happen according to plan.  With the current real estate market, you could be on vacation or working remotely during a key part of the buying or selling process.  It’s ok, a remote closing, including selling a house remotely or buying a house remotely, happens quite often these days. ...Read More→
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Love Where You Live: Live Close To Work

Owning a home has long been a big part of the American dream. In Silicon Valley, if you own a home close to your place of work you are taking it to another level.
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How to Sell Your House Easier

Our team of Realtors at J+J Team Homes can help you prioritize projects, arrange for inspections, and manage vendors. Think of us as a general contractor for your home's sale.
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Burlingame: Shop and Eat Locally

There are so many good spots to get a bite to eat or a coffee in the Bay Area. As life-long residents, we share a few of our favorite local spots in Burlingame to shop and eat locally.
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Favorite Books and Independent Local Bookstores

Summer is a great time to read because we find a little room in our schedules. The school year always seems to be a little too crazy, doesn’t it? Let’s hope we can add to your summer reading list with a few of our favorite books. In addition, we’ll also fill you in on a...Read More→
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Los Altos Summertime Happenings

Los Altos features a number of family friendly events and camps for all ages year round. Summer is especially fun in this Silicon Valley village because downtown is poised to host family outings.
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Make a Small Room Look Bigger

We know the housing market is tough. So if you’re staying put for a while we want you to enjoy the home (or apartment or duplex, etc.) you’re in. There are plenty of ways to make a small room look bigger. From paint colors to furniture placement, you can trick the naked eye and make your cozy space feel a little more open. 
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