Stange Group’s Tip of the Week

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Home Tip

Painting a small room is a great way to make your home pop.

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Changing the color of the walls in small rooms will cause your guests to notice the intricateness instead of the size of the room. This Old House shows you different color palates and and subtle ways to transform your smaller rooms into a main attraction.

Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2dHdBLi

Real Estate Tip

It’s important to know and understand the comps in your area, when considering both selling your home or buying a new one.

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Julie Ryan Evans with Realtor.com explaines what comps are, and why it is important to compare similar properties in your buying or purchasing area to help you with your real estate negociations. Learn about comps here: http://bit.ly/2ecUafe

Local Tip

Facebook’s Farmers Market

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Facebook Farmers Market is a weekly public market featuring local farmers, artisans, vendors and organizations in our community. Enjoy live music, complimentary kid zone, activities, arts & crafts. New theme each week!

1 Hacker Way Menlo Park,
Saturday Oct 15th & Sunday Oct 16th  2-5 PM

Campbell Oktoberfest

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Campbell’s Oktoberfest features German food, beer and wine, live music, and arts and crafts. There will be plenty of German food available, including bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut, and more, as well as a variety of beers and ales. With live music and over 100 arts and crafts vendors, there will be something for everyone to enjoy! Sponsored and produced by the Campbell Chamber of Commerce.

Downtown Campbell, East Campbell Ave

Saturday Oct 15th & Sunday Oct 16th

http://bit.ly/2dHu2qP

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Home Tip

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Your lawn requires attention all year round. Do you know how to keep it green and healthy over the winter months so you don’t have to start over come spring time?  Andrea Davis with Real Estate Times fills us in on the six best ways to keeps you garden lush and healthy all winter long!

Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/WinterLawn

Real Estate Tip

The smallest of details can change the value of your home, from the cleanliness of your bathroom to the shade that your trees provide.

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Here is 30 home improvements you can make starting from under $100! these small changes can make your home look more spacious, elegant, and inviting, putting your home at the top of every buyers list!

Read the article by HGTV here:http://bit.ly/HomeTips2

Local Tip

Events 

Comedi@ns at Rail!

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Join Kevin Wong, host and Bay Area comic, for Comedi@ns every Thursday at 9pm for free comedy at the Rail Club in San Carlos, CA. Featured performers have appeared at The Punch Line, Cobbs, San Jose Improv, Tommy T’s, and all around the Bay Area.

612 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA
Thursday, October 06, 2016 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

San Carlos Art & Wine Faire

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The San Carlos Art & Wine Faire celebrates its 26th year Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, 2016. Sponsored by the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce this fun-filled, outdoor family event features a beautiful array of artwork, live entertainment, a classic and hot rod car show, some of the area’s finest wines and craft brews, delectable food and much more.

San Carlos Avenue between El Camino and Walnut, and on Laurel Street

Saturday October 10th 2016 8am- 6pm
Sunday, October 09, 2016 10 am – 5pm

16th Annual Menlo Park Pancake Breakfast

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Volunteers will be flipping pancakes and serving breakfast at the fire station. Families will be able to visit with firefighters, sit on a fire engine, get pictures in firefighter gear and enjoy other fun activities at their local firehouse.

300 Middlefield Road Menlo Park, CA

Saturday, October 08, 2016  7:30 am – 11:00 pm

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Home Tip 

Many gardens go bleak over the fall and winter months. Yours doesn’t have to be!

These gorgeous perennials and so many other plants thrive in the colder months.  Kathleen N. Brenzel, with Sunset Magazine fills you in on which plants to consider  to make your garden the talk of your neighborhood!

Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/WinterFlowers2

Real Estate Tip

Are you on the search to purchase your perfect home?

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Their are many things to consider when deciding to purchase your first home. Do you value location more than size, would you rather save money an purchase a smaller home, or perhaps you will spend more to be in a  primetime location? Jamie Wiebe from realtor.com walks you through the five most important factors to consider when deciding to purchase your first home.

Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/Advice4HomeBuyers

Local Tip

Events

Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Exhibit

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Our participating artists will be wowing the crowds with live glassblowing demonstrations all weekend. You’ll have a chance to see your favorite artists blow pumpkins right before your eyes. So come enjoy some hot molten glass every half hour between 11am and 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Pumpkin Sale Dates: Sat & Sun Oct 1st & 2nd 10 a.m. – 5 p.m

http://bit.ly/PumpkinPA

Sidewalk Fine Arts & Crafts Fall Fest, 20th Annual

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This art-filled family event will give visitors the opportunity to browse and shop among the many one-of-a-kind creations displayed in charming downtown Menlo Park by a variety of talented artists. The Sidewalk Arts and Crafts Fall Fest is free to the public and features an exciting array of original works by more than 90 artists and craft makers including paintings, jewelry, photography, unique wood items, clothing, accessories, toys and much more

Downtown Santa Cruz Avenue off El Camino Real. Menlo Park, CA

Fri & Sat 10AM-6PM Sun 10AM-5PM

http://bit.ly/MPCraft

Local Tip 

What’s the newest food trend in the Bay Area? POKE, POKE, POKE!

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Fresh fish (usually tuna) mixed your your favorite sauce or seasoning served over a bed of rice, what’s not to love!

Poke is popping up everywhere here are some new Bay Area locations where you can try it!

Crazy Poke: you can only get their amazing poke bowls on Sunday at the Campbell farmers market. http://bit.ly/CrazyPoke

In a hurry? Try Sunfish Poke which offers your poke to go in a wrap! http://bit.ly/SunfishPoke

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Looking to make inexpensive upgrades to your home to give it a new sparkle? This Old House shows you 100 improvements you can make for less than $100 each!

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From adding some vintage flare with a fun doorknob or highlighting the inside of your cabinets to give in a fresh feel, the smallest of changes can make the biggest of a difference.

See all 100 tips here: http://bit.ly/100Under100Home

Real Estate Tip

Looking to purchase a new home?  Did you know that you could be sabotaging your credit without knowing it? 

Here are 6 things that Deborah Kearns from the Los Angeles Times say you may be doing that can ruin your mortgage pre approval http://bit.ly/YourMortgage1

Local Tips 

Events

Preholiday Festival & Bazaar

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Enjoy a sun-splashed Sunday browsing and strolling among colorful artists and craft makers showcasing their latest work—the perfect opportunity to stock up on one-of-a-kind gifts for upcoming holidays

Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA
Sunday, September 25, 2016 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wild Cat Adventure

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Our Wild Cat Adventure features five live wild cats from around the world. Each cat is shown on stage as information about the species is shared with the audience. You may see a cheetah, cougar, black leopard, ocelot, fishing cat or Geoffroy’s cat. $5-10 entry fee.

Hillview Community Center 97 Hillview Ave. Los Altos, CA

Sunday, September 25, 2016  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

http://bit.ly/Cheetah1

Local Tip

What’s the latest craze in Bay Area desserts? Rolled ice cream!

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Tan Tran, left and Dhezyric Santiago, right, prepare rolled ice cream at Icicles in Willow Glen in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Icicles serves Thai-style rolled ice cream. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

That’s right rolled ice cream is made to order and extremely fresh. The owners even pasteurize their own milk every morning. Linda Zavoral from the East Bay Times gives you the scoop: http://bit.ly/RolledIceCream1

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