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Work, School, Schedules, Projects….  Life in Silicon Valley is fast paced and a little crazy at times.  Adding a house move to the mix can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. We’re lifestyle designers, we help busy people reconnect with their families, engage in their community and achieve their financial goals by investing […]

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Coming Soon: 380 Auburn Way #7

380 Auburn Way #7, San Jose Coming Soon: Completely updated and refreshed 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo in a quiet complex near new Apple campus, Santana Row, Valley Fair Mall and 280 freeway. Community pool, clubhouse, BBQ area. Cupertino Schools.    

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New: 15952 Cherry Blossom Lane

Executive Manor Home Enjoy all that Los Gatos has to offer in this stunning executive home located in the picturesque Blossom Manor neighborhood. An adaptable floorplan is ready to fit any lifestyle. Situated within the Stonehedge Swim Club boundaries, the new owners will have the option to take over the existing cabana club membership. Downstairs includes a […]

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Intero Prestigio: Luxury Homes

Intero Prestigio International is a division of Intero Real Estate Services focusing on the finest and most exclusive homes in Silicon Valley and surrounding areas. Each issue of Prestigio’s bi-monthly virtual magazine features over 60 pages of beautiful luxury properties. The magazine has developed a global following and reaches readers in many parts of the world including […]

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Silicon Valley Market Report

Buy. Sell. Stay. Silicon Valley Real Estate Report April 2016 Is it time to buy a new home? Sell your current home? Or perhaps stay and invest in new home improvement projects? This report from Intero Real Estate Services Inc. can help begin to answer some of these questions. The number of single family homes for sale […]

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Flip Your Own Home!

Transform your home with careful investments to receive maximum return. We can assist in the planning, preparation, and execution of quick and affordable home improvements to enhance your home’s best features and provide the greatest ROI. We will help you get your home ready to sell for top dollar in the shortest timeframe – with […]

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Happy Earth Day 2016

In honor of Earth Day, we are highlighting sustainable landscaping – check out the Slater Thomson Team’s Sustainable Landscaping Guide to see how you can incorporate these practices at home to help save water, resources, money, and the environment! Also check out our Sustainable Landscaping Pinterest® Board for creative ideas on how to incorporate native plants and green living into your […]

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Coming Soon: 380 Auburn Way #7

by Gail Thomson on August 18, 2016

in Blog,Featured Listings

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Coming Soon: Completely updated and refreshed 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo in a quiet complex near new Apple campus, Santana Row, Valley Fair Mall and 280 freeway. Community pool, clubhouse, BBQ area. Cupertino Schools.

 
 

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New: 15952 Cherry Blossom Lane

by Gail Thomson on July 13, 2016

in Blog,Featured Listings

Executive Manor Home

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Enjoy all that Los Gatos has to offer in this stunning executive home located in the picturesque Blossom Manor neighborhood. An adaptable floorplan is ready to fit any lifestyle. Situated within the Stonehedge Swim Club boundaries, the new owners will have the option to take over the existing cabana club membership.

Downstairs includes a formal dining and living room, spacious kitchen, informal dining area, and family room. In addition to the master suite there’s also a guest room with its own full bath, perfect for in-law or au-pair quarters. Just off the garage is a large laundry room complete with sink, storage, and a laundry chute from upstairs.

Upstairs features bright and airy bedrooms as well as an office centered around a fantastic sound-proofed media/play area. There are also 2 full bathrooms upstairs, including a Jack-n-Jill bath between two of the bedrooms.

The peaceful backyard with patio, hot tub, fire pit, and garden provides a focus for outdoor living while the light and bright living spaces allow the outdoors in, accentuating the California lifestyle this home embodies.

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  • 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Full Baths
  • Approx. 4,300 Square Ft
  • Approx. 10,250 Square Ft. Lot
  • Fantastic Floorplan
  • Formal Dining & Living Rooms plus Family Room
  • Updated Kitchen with Informal Dining Area
  • Large Upstairs Media/Play Room
  • Whole House Solar
  • Custom Light Fixtures
  • Spacious Backyard with Patio, Firepit and Hot Tub
  • Cabana Club Membership
  • 2-Car Attached Garage
  • Distinguished Los Gatos Schools

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Intero Prestigio: Luxury Homes

by Gail Thomson on June 29, 2016

in Blog

Intero Prestigio International is a division of Intero Real Estate Services focusing on the finest and most exclusive homes in Silicon Valley and surrounding areas. Each issue of Prestigio’s bi-monthly virtual magazine features over 60 pages of beautiful luxury properties. The magazine has developed a global following and reaches readers in many parts of the world including China, India, Russia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, and Canada.

The Slater Thomson Team will work with you to discover your ideal Bay Area luxury home. By choosing us you can rest assured we will take the time to thoroughly understand your needs as a homebuyer, assist you in searching for the perfect home, and guide you through the complete transaction. Take a look to find inspiration for your dream home, then contact us to get your search started!

Intero Prestigio International Virtual Magazine: Issue 24

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The April-May 2015 Prestigio magazine featured our stunning Los Gatos listing on the cover!

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Silicon Valley Market Report

by Gail Thomson on June 1, 2016

in Blog

Buy. Sell. Stay. Silicon Valley Real Estate Report April 2016

Is it time to buy a new home? Sell your current home? Or perhaps stay and invest in new home improvement projects? This report from Intero Real Estate Services Inc. can help begin to answer some of these questions.

The number of single family homes for sale in Santa Clara County is steadily rising, which is typical during the spring and summer months. If you have questions about what your home is worth in the current market or if you’re thinking of making a move, please give us a call – we are always glad to help.

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Flip Your Own Home!

by Gail Thomson on May 2, 2016

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Transform your home with careful investments to receive maximum return. We can assist in the planning, preparation, and execution of quick and affordable home improvements to enhance your home’s best features and provide the greatest ROI. We will help you get your home ready to sell for top dollar in the shortest timeframe – with the least amount of stress and inconvenience to you. Learn how to flip your own home with the help of the Slater Thomson Team.

 

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Happy Earth Day 2016

by Gail Thomson on April 22, 2016

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Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 11.03.42 AMIn honor of Earth Day, we are highlighting sustainable landscaping – check out the Slater Thomson Team’s Sustainable Landscaping Guide to see how you can incorporate these practices at home to help save water, resources, money, and the environment!

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Also check out our Sustainable Landscaping Pinterest® Board for creative ideas on how to incorporate native plants and green living into your home and outdoor spaces.

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The New Pantone Color Of The Year

by Gail Thomson on December 16, 2015

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A softer take on color for 2016: For the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz (13-1520) and Serenity (15-3919) have been chosen as the 2016 Pantone® Color of the Year.

Rose Quartz is a gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation.

In the words of Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone® Color Institute: “Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”

What is the Color of the Year? 

A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.

The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association. In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.

Ways to Incorporate the Color of the Year into Your Home

Whether in soft or hard surface material, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity brings calm and relaxation. Appealing in all finishes, matte, metallic and glossy, the engaging combo joins easily with other mid-tones including greens and purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow and pink. Add in silver or hot brights for more splash and sparkle. These tones can be incorporated into designs throughout the home with accents, accessories, or paint. Below are some suggested color pairings.

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Thinking of making some updates but unsure of where to start, what colors to choose, or how to prioritize? Give us a call – we’re happy to offer advice, design ideas and examples, or just provide a valuation of what your home might be worth.

408-357-5720 or Team@SlaterThomson.com

View our Pinterest for more ideas on home design, decor, and how to incorporate the 2016 Color of the Year into your home.

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Luxury Homes in Los Gatos

by Gail Thomson on April 1, 2015

in Featured Images,Neighborhoods

Recently listed as the 6th most expensive place to buy property in the USA, you can imagine that Los Gatos has plenty of luxury properties to offer those looking for that little bit more.

Intero Prestigio International is a division of Intero Real Estate Services focusing on the finest and most exclusive homes in Silicon Valley and surrounding areas. Each issue of Prestigio’s bi-monthly virtual magazine features over 70 pages of beautiful luxury properties. The magazine has developed a global following and reaches readers in many parts of the world including China, India, Russia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, and Canada.

The Slater Thomson Team will work with you to discover your ideal Bay Area luxury home. By choosing us you can rest assured we will take the time to thoroughly understand your needs as a homebuyer, assist you in searching for the perfect home, and guide you through the complete transaction. Take a look to find inspiration for your dream home, then contact us to get your search started!

Intero Prestigio International Virtual Magazine: Issue 24

Prestigio

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Intero Prestigio International Virtual Magazine: Issue 17

The April-May 2015 Prestigio magazine featured our stunning Los Gatos listing on the cover!

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Blossom Hill Manor

by Gail Thomson on January 16, 2015

in Featured Images,Neighborhoods

Ext 1Blossom Hill Manor, Blossom Manor or simply “The Manor” is wonderful family neighborhood situated on the east side of Los Gatos bordered by Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos Boulevard, Los Gatos Almaden Road and Longwood Drive. Take a stroll through the neighborhood and you’ll see a variety of well kept ranch homes and remodeled traditional style homes.

The Stonehedge Swim Club serves some of the homes in the neighborhood, depending on the home’s location and membership availability.

blossom hill school 2Proximity to the wonderful Blossom Hill SchoolKings Court shopping center, and many parks and other amenities makes this neighborhood very popular with families.

To find homes available in The Manor feel free to contact us.  We have been Manor residents for ten years and would be happy to show you around the neighborhood and answer any questions.

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Gail & Stephen’s Remodel Vlog

by Gail Thomson on January 14, 2015

in Blog,Home Improvement

About a year ago, we began a total remodel on our Blossom Manor home in Los Gatos. We are happy to announce that it’s just about finished (or at least just about livable)!

Check out our Home Remodel Project Playlist on the Slater Thomson YouTube Channel that follows our remodeling process all the way from demolition to the finished product reveal! You can also view individual videos below.

GAIL & STEPHEN HOME REMODEL VIDEOS:

PART 1: June 20th, 2014: The Beginning 

PART 2: June 27th, 2014: Stripped to the Bones

PART 3: July 11th, 2014: Danger Zone

PART 4: July 20th, 2014: Mapping it Out

PART 5: July 29th, 2014: Plumbing Progress

PART 6: September 20th, 2014: Taking Shape

PART 7: October 16th, 2014: Framing Progress

PART 8: January 9th, 2015: Floors & Windows

PART 9: February 6th, 2015: Pre-Insulation

PART 10: February 12th, 2015: Floors & Windows

PART 11: February 27th, 2015: Coming Together

PART 12: March 5th, 2015: Tile Installation & Sliding Glass Doors 

PART 13: April 10th, 2015: The End is in Sight! 

Thinking of a remodel or home renovation but unsure of where to start? Feel free to let us know, we are always happy to share ideas, advice, or answer any questions you have about home upgrades (including what to do and what NOT to do)!

Cheers! Gail & Stephen

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