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New Bay Area Taprooms and More Local Beer Updates

    The local beer scene is hopping with exciting new updates this fall!  According to a recent article from The Mercury News, beer lovers in the Bay Area have plenty to look forward to in the upcoming weeks. New Bay Area Taprooms As the article explains, the San Diego-based company, Ballast Point Brewing, has announced a new tasting room and kitchen, which will …

New Family-Owned Restaurant Opens in Palo Alto

    Recently, The Mercury News announced the opening of Sun of Wolf, a new family-owned spot where “California cuisine meets Old World Mexican.”  Interestingly, the restaurant is owned by three cousins whose relatives also own four popular Mexican restaurants on the Peninsula. While Paulina Sol runs the kitchen, her cousin Victor Lopez works the bar and cocktail program, and sister Alexa Sol manages …

How to Decide Between Renting and Buying a Home

Contrary to what you may hear, buying a home isn’t always the best option.  Instead, the best option will vary, depending on several different factors.  That said, you may be surprised to learn that renting a home is more practical than buying, or vice versa.  And as we’ll discuss, the only way to truly decide whether you should rent or buy is to spend …

Will Silicon Valley Start Taxing Tech Giants?

According to a recent article on The Mercury News, Bay Area tech companies may soon be required to pay a new “head tax” in order to compensate for the negative impacts of the tech boom, which include dramatic increases in housing costs and vehicular traffic. This past May, Seattle made headlines with the passing of their head tax, which applied to Starbucks, Amazon, and …

New Palo Alto Grocery Store We’ve Been Waiting For

Recently, The Mercury News reported that there are some exciting new updates in the pipelines for Palo Alto, including the possibility of a new grocery store near Stanford. According to the article, AGB Pact Owner paid $78.3 million in cash for the 58,000 square foot building located at 210-0 El Camino Real in Palo Alto, between College Avenue and Oxford Avenue. The space was …

What You Should Know About Making an All-Cash Offer

Whether you’re looking to purchase your first investment property or a home to enjoy with your family, it’s important to understand all of your options in terms of financing. If you have sufficient funds available to make an all-cash offer, it may certainly be tempting to do so, but make sure you fully understand the benefits and trade-offs that are associated with this type …

Bay Area Home Prices Continue To Skyrocket

Households Earning $117,000 Now Considered “Low Income” As Bay Area Home Prices Continue To Skyrocket According to a recent report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, home prices in the Bay Area are continuing to rise, and the median price for a single-family home is now $935,000.  Consequently, families in the area who earn as much as $117,000 annually are now considered …

New Brewery and Taproom in San Jose

Previously, the San Jose craft beer scene consists of Uproar Brewing, Clandestine Brewing, Hermitage, The Forager Eatery, Hapa’s Brewing Company, and Santa Clara Valley Brewing.  Last month, Camino Brewery and Taproom was added to that list! Founded by Nathan Poulos and Allen Korenstein, the concept behind Camino Brewery was inspired by the business partners’ 1,900 mile cycling trip along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage …

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