Joseph Eicher - Los Altos History Museum

 Via Google, Source: http://www.boyenga.com/eichlerrealestate

Via Google, Source: http://www.boyenga.com/eichlerrealestate

 

From the 50's - early 70's Iconic Silicon Valley developer Joseph Eichler teamed up with renown architects to design over 10k affordable open concept homes in the Bay Area that blurred the line between what was outside and indoor. Eichler's homes sold for about $40k in 1960s ($325k after inflation). Today, these homes sell for $1.7m and up. 

Check out the Joseph Eicher exhibit at The Los Altos History Museum from now until October 8 to explore this visionary builder and why his homes are in such high demand a half century later. 

The Weekend List March 2-5

MARCH 2, 2017


SUNSET CENTER
THE BEST OF THE SECOND CITY
SAN CARLOS ST AT NINTH AVE, CARMEL BY THE SEA, CA 93921

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MARCH 3, 2017


GOLDEN STATE THEATRE
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR - MONTEREY
417 ALVARADO ST, MONTEREY, CA 93940

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FOLKTALE WINERY
FOLK IN THE GALLERY FEATURING WHIM JINGJIT (THE VINTAGERS)
8940 CARMEL VALLEY RD, CARMEL, CA 93923

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PORTOLA HOTEL & SPA
JAZZ BASH BY THE BAY
2 PORTOLA PLAZA, MONTEREY, CA 93940

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MARCH 4, 2017


7TH ANNUAL CARMEL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
5716 CARMEL VALLEY RD, CARMEL, CA 93923

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THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
AN EVENING WITH TREVOR LUCIER AND KENNY CHUNG
2115 NORTH FREMONT AVE #C, MONTEREY, CA 93940

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FERNWOOD TAVERN
FUNKANAUTS AT FERNWOOD TAVERN
47200 HIGHWAY 1, BIG SUR, CA 93920
Time: 10pm

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PORTOLA HOTEL & SPA
JAZZ BASH BY THE BAY
2 PORTOLA PLAZA, MONTEREY, CA 93940

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FOLKTALE WINERY
YOGA IN THE VINES
8940 CARMEL VALLEY RD, CARMEL, CA 93923


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MARCH 5, 2017

 

7TH ANNUAL CARMEL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
5716 CARMEL VALLEY RD, CARMEL, CA 93923


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PORTOLA HOTEL & SPA
JAZZ BASH BY THE BAY
2 PORTOLA PLAZA, MONTEREY, CA 93940

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FOLKTALE WINERY
LIVE MUSIC FEAT JOHAN SOTELO
8940 CARMEL VALLEY RD, CARMEL, CA 93923

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MARINA FARMERS' MARKET
215 RESERVATION RD., MARINA, CA


BONUS:

MARCH 6, 2017


FOLKTALE WINERY
CHEF DUEL - ROUND 6
8940 CARMEL VALLEY RD, CARMEL, CA 93923

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SOVINO WINE BAR & MERCHANT
TRIVIA NIGHT!
241 ALVARADO ST, MONTEREY, CA 93940

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Happy New Year

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We look forward to serving you in 2017, and for years to come.

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If you’re a happy client, we’d greatly appreciate you referring us to your friends and family. Whether they’re on the hunt for their first home, are looking to purchase a second house, in need of refinancing, or are interested in learning more about reverse mortgages, we’re here to help.

Once again, we wish you and your family a very Happy New Year and a prosperous 2017!

Yours truly,


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Tax Deductions

Interesting read on Market Watch about the mortgage interest tax deduction and the inequality it may fuel. With so many government loan programs including the FHA and VA guarantee benefit, I feel this article misses the mark on what equality is. Equality is about providing equal access for all. Which, when you look at the full scope of the real estate industry, also includes HomePath by Fannie Mae. Combine this with HUD's Community Planning Development, Calhfa, and private not for profit programs (like OperationHOPE) for downpayment assistance and homeownership doesn't seem so out of reach anymore.

Of course, when you look at 1 program it might seem slanted, but as a whole, I believe we have an education not an inequality issue. Homeownership plays a major roll in building stronger communities and the tax dollars that help fund our children's futures through property taxes. As rents rise and mortgages stay the same, this allows for an opportunity to see serious wealth building that was not there before.

Ps. Market Watch, "Trulia’s analysis strips out age and household income to compare different groups of taxpayers. Nonwhite Americans are between 38% and 58% less likely to be able to take advantage of the deduction than a white head of household of the same age and income, it found." -So was income taken into account or was it not?  

Sky High Real Estate

-James Molinaro is an experienced drone enthusiast, offering free aerial photography and marketing videos to all local agents. 

Drones. -The buzz word of our decade. First they made news for the way they changed foreign policy, and now miniaturized versions otherwise known as Quadcopter's by companies like DJI and 3DR, are changing the marketing game in real estate. In an area known for our world class hotels, food, golf, and especially high-end luxury real estate, the pressure to stand out has become fierce. The San Jose Mercury news recently even published how transformative this tool is for Modern real estate firms to maintain their edge. 

First time homebuyer ? -No need to "fight"

Going viral on Bloomberg this week, Ms. Rivera's experiences first hand what happens when traditional banks, beholden to rigid policy guidelines, create barriers for first time homeowners. Woodbridge Financial on the other hand, is able to place Ms. Rivera's with a mortgage, custom tailored to meet her financial needs. -No fighting, needed!