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Upscale Urban Living

by Gail Thomson on June 29, 2017

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Enjoy all that upscale Urban Living has to offer in this premium high-rise community in downtown San Jose.

This 10th floor corner unit offers breathtaking city and mountain views from it’s floor to ceiling wall to wall windows. This modern and spacious unit has 2 large bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms as well as an office/den nook.

Luxury amenities at AXIS include a 24 hour concierge service, community lounge, year round heated pool, hot tub and fitness center. Located in the heart of downtown, this community has access to all that the city has to offer including the restaurants of San Pedro Square, nightlife and theatre, SAP center, light rail, Caltrain @ Diridon Station as well as convenient access to 87 and 280.

Don’t miss the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of San Jose’s future development. Read about the proposed Google transit village. http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/06/20/google-san-jose-negotiate-transit-village-downtown/

View our virtual tour

  • 2 Bedrooms and 2 Full Bathrooms
  • 1333 Sq Ft
  • Built in 2009
  • $999,000

 

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Beautiful Cambrian 4 bed home

by Gail Thomson on June 20, 2017

in Blog,Featured Listings

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Welcome home to 4420 Desin Drive, San Jose.

Beautifully Updated and immaculately presented Cambrian home close to schools, stores, restaurants and easy commute access. This 4 bed 2 bath remodeled home has been completely refreshed with new paint and flooring so you can move right in.

A rose lined pathway leads to the covered entry porch ideal for enjoying a quiet morning coffee. Welcoming you home is the spacious and airy living room complete with vaulted ceiling and bay window. Step up to the formal dining room with convenient kitchen access.

Walk on through into the great room style kitchen and family room. The generously sized kitchen boasts expansive granite counters, attractive cabinetry and stainless steel Bosch appliances. A warm and welcoming family room is anchored by an attractive aged brick fireplace and benefits from custom media and office cabinetry and an abundance of light from 2 patio doors.

The large master suite feels light and airy with it’s soaring vaulted ceiling while a double vanity, separate wet room with luxurious walk-in shower and both a walk-in and reach in closet address the needs of a busy couple.

The attractive covered patio is ideal for entertaining on a hot summer’s day and there’s plenty of fun to be had on the basketball court and lawned yard.

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  • 1846 Sq Ft of well planned living space
  • 6546 Sq Ft lot
  • Remodeled kitchen with lots of storage, granite counters and SS appliances
  • Family room with fireplace, custom media center and desk
  • Large living room with vaulted ceiling
  • Good sized yard with covered patio, lawn, and basketball court
  • $1,179,000

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10 Acre Los Gatos Foothill Estate

by Gail Thomson on June 11, 2017

in Blog,Featured Listings

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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Intero Prestigio: Luxury Homes

by Gail Thomson on June 29, 2016

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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

Prestigio

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

Intero Prestigio

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Silicon Valley Market Report

by Gail Thomson on June 1, 2016

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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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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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Exciting News for Intero Real Estate

by Gail Thomson on May 14, 2014

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We are excited to announce that last Thursday Intero Real Estate Services officially became part of HomeServices of America, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, a company with unparalleled diversity and financial strength led by Warren Buffett.

We must be doing something right if one of the world’s most iconic investors is looking to align Intero with his vision of acquiring top-tier companies – Berkshire Hathaway owns dozens of well-known brands including Heinz, Geico, Fruit of the Loom, See’s Candies, Helzberg Diamonds, and Benjamin Moore. According to Fortune’s 2014 ranking, Berkshire Hathaway ranks among the world’s most influential and respected companies.

“Intero is a strong company with an excellent reputation in a growth market,” said Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO, HomeServices. “This transaction aligns with our vision of acquiring distinguished companies in leading markets that share our core values. We are excited to be in Silicon Valley and are looking forward to having the Intero Real Estate team join the HomeServices family.”

What does it mean to us? We do expect to begin to see some of the benefits of being part of a bigger organization over time but in the short term not much will change. We will retain the Intero name and continue to work with one of the strongest and most energetic real estate teams in the Bay Area. We’re still here for you!

We’re excited that Intero’s reputation and quality of customer service has attracted the attention of Warren Buffett and we’re looking forward to the future as part of the Berkshire Hathaway family.

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