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ARE YOU GREEN?? THE LIFESTYLE LETTER, August 2019

This month's "Lifestyle Letter" wraps up our Summer Series.  

ARE YOU GREEN???  WE ARE!!!!!

We have fulfilled all the requirements for, and have been awarded, the esteemed National Assoc. of REALTORS (NAR's) GREEN Designation.

We join a dedicated group of real estate professionals, all advocating a similar goal of education and adoption of green real estate principles.  As buyers and sellers continue to address issues of energy efficiency, smart homes, and green building practices, the market continues to evolve and resource-efficient properties are becoming increasingly prevalent.  NAR GREEN Designees will lead this segment of the industry, providing knowledge and leadership in this market sector.

We are proud to be set apart professionally with this increased knowledge, and we are committed to the growing and positive forces behind this fast-growing trend.

Foodies and Music Lovers

How many fruit trees do YOU have in your yard?  We are lucky enough to have apples, pears, peaches, cherries, grapes, oranges, limes, lemons, and tangerines! Our peach tree simply exploded with peaches this year, and I found a terrific recipe for peach cobbler that I want to share with you....

Crisp Peach Cobbler

And the summer music fests are winding down, so make plans for the Labor Day weekend! 
 
labor day weekend music san jose

SF Bay Area Labor Day Events

Get out in that garden!!

Summer veggies are almost done.....it will be time to take out your tomato, tomatillo, pepper, and zucchini plants and start thinking about a winter garden.  There are plenty of edibles that you can plant in wintertime, including garlic, leeks, onions, radishes, lettuce, peas, potatoes, chard, spinach, rhubarb, and other leafy greens such as bok choy and kale. If you've already planted these yummy treats, then you can harvest them straight through winter.

And one more mention about a product we're using called EM1, a non-chemical inoculant that is an absolute miracle for veggies.  You can check it out at http://www.teraganix.com .

 

This Month's Quotation:

"Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."--  Oliver Wendell Holmes

And speaking of home, a little about real estate

As you've no doubt been reading, the state of California is laser focused on the need for new affordable home developments near the transit corridors, and there will be a number of bills coming out of our state legislature this fall to ensure that does begin to happen.  Barbara is a State Director for the CA Assoc. of REALTORS, and they are paying close attention to those bills, lobbying hard to preserve homeowner and property rights so that there remains a balance between development and the infrastructure strains that will be produced.  The positive side to development, of course, is the increase in housing stock which will in turn keep prices from rising dramatically as more supply satisfies the demand for homeownership and moves more renters into home buying, which is where they ultimately want to be.
 
These July housing stats from Santa Clara County are a good illustration of where we are right now.  Interest rates are low and we think this year will be relatively stable as far as prices are concerned. As you can see, closed sales are increasing and median price is decreasing.  It's a balanced market, good for either selling or buying.

 

And last but not least, THE TRENDS

The Power of Pets

© Nick and Barbara Lymberis, 2019

We'll be back soon with another Lifestyle Letter.....in the meantime, thank you for your business and remember.....we're never too busy for your referrals!  You can always reach us at 408-425-7486 or nick@nickandbarbara.com.

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