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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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Spring has Sprung – Are you ready?

Spring has sprung on the best real estate market for home sellers in the history of real estate in Santa Clara County! Does this robust seller’s market guarantee great results for every home seller? The answer is “NO” – success is not guaranteed. If you or someone you know is thinking of making a move […]

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Where are Americans Moving?

There’s been lots of talk, especially in Silicon Valley, about the high cost of living driving people out of the area. Though housing inventory is staying at record low levels major companies are continuing to plan and build additional campuses generating tens of thousands of additional jobs. So while there may be some people leaving, […]

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Interest Rates In Perspective

Interest rates, and in turn mortgage rates, have crept up over the past year as the Federal Reserve has made four modest increases to their funds rate. The latest, on March 21st, is anticipated to be the first of three this year with the expectation the rate will have risen by more than 1% by […]

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Intero Luxury International

Intero Prestigio International, recently rebranded as Intero Luxury International, is a division of Intero Real Estate Services focusing on the finest and most exclusive homes in Silicon Valley and surrounding areas.  The Intero Luxury International system provides an elevated level of service through its elite selection of marketing tools set up to expose your luxury […]

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Local Market Snapshot

Here’s an overview of Santa Clara County for the month of March 2018.    For a drilled down view of your local neighborhood market head over to Intero’s Market Snapshot Videos and search by city.    

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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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10 Acre Foothill Estate

by Gail Thomson on June 11, 2017

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14938 Larga Vista Dr Los Gatos Blu Skye Media-4773

Live the dream without the drive!   Truly unique and private estate property on 10 rolling acres adjacent to 65 acres of Open Space.   Ideally situated atop a beautiful knoll this newer 5000+ Sq Ft home offers stunning valley views and 360 degrees of wildlife and nature.

Carefully constructed around a majestic oak tree this home has been designed to complement the landscape.

All three California distinguished schools (Alta Vista Elementary, Union Middle and Leigh High) are located a short distance away.  Less than a 5 minute drive from 85, Safeway, Starbucks and more.

  • 5 bed / 4.5 bath
  • Master Wing with resort style master suite and adjacent junior suite
  • Secondary Bedroom Wing with 3 beds/2 baths located around a central den.
  • Formal Living with separate Living and Dining Rooms
  • Informal Living with Great Room Style Family Room/Kitchen/Dining Nook
  • Upper level office and library
  • 3 car garage with workshop
  • Large custom built salt water aquarium
  • Large basement currently used for storage and wine cellar
  • Recently planted orchard

Listing at $4,500,000

 

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Mediterranean Luxury

by Gail Thomson on January 6, 2017

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119 Bersano Lane, Los Gatos

This stunning Mediterranean home is a top-of-the-line masterpiece built in 2007 by Robson Homes. Featuring designer details in every room, it has been meticulously maintained by the original owner and includes approx. $300,000 of builder upgrades. Located in the peaceful Bella Vista community of Los Gatos near Vasona Park and Lake with an indoor-outdoor floor plan to accentuate the California lifestyle.

This home’s exquisite features include striking wood clad beamed ceilings, terra cotta tile flooring, hand-scraped wood floors, new Berber carpet, gorgeous custom built-ins, 2 stone gas fireplaces, and cabinetry upgrades throughout. Perfect for entertaining with formal dining and living rooms as well as an inviting family room. The gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream with Wolf, Subzero & Thermador Appliances, an impressive granite island with breakfast bar, and butler’s pantry.

The fabulous master suite has spa style master bath, finished walk-in closet and private balcony. The entertainer’s yard includes an outdoor kitchen, built in bar, gas fireplace, beautiful inlaid tile patio, upper terrace and Juliette balcony with gorgeous views.

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  • 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
  • Approx. 2,400 Square Ft
  • Approx. 5,435 Square Ft. Lot
  • Fantastic Indoor-Outdoor Floorplan
  • Formal Dining & Living Rooms plus Family Room
  • Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen with Butler’s Pantry
  • Entertainer’s Backyard with Patio, Outdoor Kitchen, and Gas Fireplace
  • 2-Car Attached Garage
  • Distinguished Los Gatos Schools

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Los Gatos Executive Home

by Gail Thomson on July 13, 2016

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15952 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos

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 Luxury International

by Gail Thomson on June 29, 2016

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Intero Prestigio International, recently rebranded as Intero Luxury International, is a division of Intero Real Estate Services focusing on the finest and most exclusive homes in Silicon Valley and surrounding areas.  The Intero Luxury International system provides an elevated level of service through its elite selection of marketing tools set up to expose your luxury home to relevant markets locally, nationally and globally. From the sign that goes in front of the house, to the online advertising of your home, you can be assured Intero Luxury International will showcase the best attributes your home has to offer to get it sold quickly and efficiently.

On the buyer side our 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 home buyer, 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 Luxury Showcase: Issue 1

Issue 17 of the earlier Prestigio magazine featured our stunning Los Gatos listing on the cover!

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Local Market Snapshot

by Gail Thomson on June 1, 2016

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Here’s an overview of Santa Clara County for the month of March 2018.    For a drilled down view of your local neighborhood market head over to Intero’s Market Snapshot Videos and search by city.

 

 

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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

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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

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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

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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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