On August 13th Gables End had the pleasure of hosting a Special Broker/Agent Appreciation Day from 11 to 2 pm. Broker Agents from all over Silicon Valley joined us for lunch, tours and prizes and were entered to win a FREE iPad. We’d like to officially congratulate Dianna Torres of Tower Realty & Company as the winner of a new iPad!
There’s still time to get a great deal and be in your new Mountain View home before the holidays!!! BUT HURRY – ONLY 2 HOMES REMAIN! Specials include a move-in ready 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath NEW Mountain View home with gorgeous hardwood flooring ($15,000 worth of upgrades included!) and 2-car garage priced from just $659,900! + 3.5% DOWN and Limited Time LOW RATE 2.875%* Restrictions apply, please see disclosure above and learn more from our sales team.
Make plans to attend the 39th Annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival. An annual crowd-pleaser, there is something for everyone at Silicon Valley’s World-Class Art & Music Festival.
The festival features a variety of venues, which include 600 professional artists and craftmakers displaying their creations, entertaining live music with headliners The Groove Kings and Department of Rock, the new Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge with giant screen TV, tasty food and drink including premium wines, microbrews, mojitos (yummy) and margaritas. There will also be health and wellness displays, a green products showcase, home and garden exhibits and a special memorial ceremony to honor the heroes from 9/11. And they haven’t forgotten about the kids; your little ones will find an action-packed Kids’ Park with the School of Rock Stage, climbing wall, amusements and decorative body art to keep them entertained.
So much entertainment that we hope 2 days is enough time to cover all the festivities. And the best part…admission is free.
Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
when: September 11-12, 2010 – 10 AM to 6 PM
where: On Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue Downtown Mountain View, California
Event map to help you get around the festival.
A trusted builder with a proven track record has become an important part of the homebuying process. That is why we are proud to share that Regis Homes of Northern California was ranked as one the top Residential Real Estate Builder by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal Top 25 List (April 30, 2010). The list is a compilation of the top residential real estate builders, ranked by number of home sales in the Silicon Valley in 2009. Regis Homes of Northern California ranked #2 in Townhouse Sales and #3 in Overall Total Sales! The list can be found here: Silicon Valley Business Journal Top 25
Learn more about the builder behind Gables End.
Regis Homes of Northern California, Inc., is one of Northern California’s leading home-building companies, specializing in well-designed, well-located, high quality homes. Regis Homes has built more than 1,000 residencies throughout Northern California and has earned a reputation for employing sustainable land use, innovative design, quality construction and attention to detail. The firm’s new communities tend to be smaller, smart growth, urban infill projects close to city centers that are also nearby work, public transportation and commute corridors. The communities are also close to desirable amenities such as parks, shopping centers and services. The Regis design approach has garnered many industry awards together with respect of its homebuyers.
If you are considering a purchase at Gables End, you can be confident in the quality of construction and competence of the builder of your new home.
Back in December 2009, we posted a short entry summarizing the I Love Mountain View Site. At that point the website was still relatively new but we saw great potential for the site becoming one of the better local resources for all who live, work and play in Mountain View.
Well, almost a year later, the website has exceeded our expectations. The site is actually a blog site sponsored by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. Well vetted, with an attention for local vendors and activities, it is an excellent resource and one that should not be missed.
“I Love Mountain View” blog covers a variety of topics regarding life in our exciting community. It’s rare to find a site that addresses multiple age groups and a variety of topics.
They have categorized and tagged the posts so searching their site is very easy. A RSS feed and an easy-to-read community calendar round out the site. The site is sure to have something for every member of the family:
- Date Night
- Annual Events
- Family Activities
- Grown Up Activities
- Interesting People
- Start Ups
- Teen Activities
The blog is well-written and has consistent updates…a rare find in the world of blogs. Gables End loves the site as an excellent, local resource and we always look forward to future posts focusing on living the good life in Mountain View. Thanks I Love MV……you’re the best!
What’s on your list of to-do’s this weekend? Peninsula life offers great weather, culture and plenty of festivals. This weekend artists and craftspeople are coming together in our neighboring Palo Alto for the annual community extravaganza: Festival of The Arts – 2010 • August 28 & 29 • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • University Avenue, Palo Alto.
Attracting over 150,000 people from throughout the peninsula, California and the West Coast, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts celebrates its 29th year on the tree-lined University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto. Three hundred fine artists and crafters, whose display booths are placed back-to-back, attract a high percentage of fine artists whose work you’ll see only at a few select shows on the West Coast.
Always a crowd-pleaser, the Italian Street Painting Expo will once again offer fifty chalk artists creating larger-than-life works of art all weekend long on Tasso Street. This year’s new beneficiary of the Italian Street Painting Expo’s Kids Chalk-a-Lot area is the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation.
Art, live music, food and drink await all who attend. There are two stages on Waverley & Webster, plus street corner entertainment. Four food courts and 3 wine and beer booths can also be found at this years event. That is a lot of ground to cover -map out your way at the festival here !
Looking for a particular artist? A complete list of participating artists can be found on the official website.
Enjoy the creative talent and beauty that our great Peninsula offers!
There are a number of reasons why people purchase at Gables End. Here is a short list of our ten favorite things about Gables End:
- Location. Mountain View is a Civic-Minded community with progressive services (one of the first to offer free WiFi to its citizens)…thank you, Google.
- Opportunity. We are located in the vocational and economic hub of Silicon Valley.
- Affordability. Gables End represents one of the Silicon Valley’s best new home values.
- Lifestyle. Our community design encourages outdoor activities with walkways, mature trees, quiet sitting spaces and the Central Lawn with its grand arbor.
- Community. Charming recreational building for community gatherings or special events.
- Architecture. 3-story new construction homes designed in the charming and traditional cross gable architectural style.
- Livability. Gables End has varied floor plans, with the choice of two, three or four bedrooms accommodating a variety of lifestyles.
- Finishes. We offer new homes with quality features and fixtures found throughout each plan.
- Spacious. Roomy and light filled floor plans create volume and make for a dramatic lifestyle.
- Convenience. Each home has a private two-car garage with direct access.
If any of these top ten items sound appealing, you owe it to yourself to stop by and visit Gables End while we still have a few homes remaining.
Regis Homes of Northern California and Wells Fargo are offering another compelling reason to buy now! Limited time NEW 2.875% rate with a min down payment of 3.5%, restrictions do apply (see disclosure).* You could be in your home this summer, but you have to act fast as there are just a few homes remaining at Gables End. Join us this weekend for a tour of our most popular plan – The Glencoe! With over 100 happy owners already calling Gables End “home”, come see for yourself why we are Mountain View’s best selling residential community.
Now Selling Model Homes Loaded with upgrades at Gables End.
Glencoe- 3 bed/ 2.5 bath, great for entertaining, granite counter tops in kitchen, high ceilings, patio/deck, extra storage, 2 car garage, and skylight.
Living at Gables End is much more than just owning a home. Home ownership is a lifestyle purchase and Gables End embraces the best of functional and spacious floor plans which encourage outdoor living and community spirit…. all in a wonderful and convenient location.
Gables End’s enticing active outdoor lifestyle starts at your own front porch. Richly landscaped streets, meandering walkways, mature trees, quiet sitting spaces, the Central Lawn with its grand arbor, and especially the adjacent Mountain View City Park, are all wonderful places to enjoy the great outdoors. There’s even a charming recreational building for community gatherings or special events.
The community is punctuated with peaceful fenced courtyards, charming seating areas and colorful planted arbors. Expansive windows and cozy nooks inside add variety and interest. Gables End recreates the kind of comfortable, congenial and intimate spaces so familiar to traditional neighborhoods. Everything at Gables End is designed to make life easy and to allow neighbors to enjoy one another.
If you haven’t had a chance to visit Gables End and see what our community is all about, take a look at the slideshow and the video below. Or better yet, visit our website and make an appointment to have a personal tour of our community.
Summer is here and that means Bay Area festival season is in full swing. We can think of no better way to spend a sunny weekend day than with a fine collection of exhibits, great music and wonderful food & drink.
If this type of venue sounds appealing to you, head to downtown Menlo Park for the 24th Annual Connoisseurs’ Marketplace, July 17-18. This year’s event will feature something for everyone – world-class art by 250 of America’s top artists, two days of great music, engaging chefs’ demos, fabulous food and drink, tons of fun for kids, artisan specialty food purveyors, a new collector car show, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays and an organic and green products showcase.
Watch the video below and take a look at their website for more information.