Entries by Therese Swan

DIY Garden Projects for the Long Weekend

Thinking about DIY garden projects for the Memorial Day weekend? Spring gardening is a favorite recreational activity for many of us, and though we are still sheltering-in-place, there are a lot of cool backyard DIY garden projects we can do while enjoying this beautiful weather. Raised garden beds Raised garden beds are great for growing […]

COVID-19 and Almaden Valley Real Estate

COVID-19 and Almaden Valley Real Estate… Despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, home sales in Almaden are still happening – just at a slower rate. Real estate agents are considered essential services (part of financial services) but, per Santa Clara County COVID-19 rules, we can only show vacant homes and we can only show to 2 […]

A Colorful Story for Your Backyard Garden

Hello Almaden families! Hope you are all safe and sheltering in place right now. We are all facing a tough situation, but it need not be completely frustrating. We can use this opportunity to get a lot accomplished around the house and in the backyard garden, along with some great family bonding time. It’s spring, […]

Cleaning Up to Welcome Spring

It’s the end of January, and while there’s still a chill in the air, it’s also the time to begin working in the yard and garden so you can welcome spring in all its splendor. Here are some essential ‘welcome to spring’ tasks that you can tackle right now and enjoy your garden for months […]

December 2019 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

The Almaden Valley residential real estate market ended the year on an uptick. Although there was a lot of unsold inventory in the summer months and early fall (see graph), much of that excess inventory disappeared by the end of the year and there were even a few multiple offers before the champagne glasses toasted […]

Spring 2020 Soccer and Baseball Registrations

Happy New Year and welcome back to the Almaden Valley Real Estate blog, Access Almaden. With schools reopening and children back in classes, this is also the time to plan for the spring season of sporting activities. Right now, registrations are open for Spring 2020 soccer and baseball with Almaden FC and Almaden Little League […]

November 2019 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

November 2019 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update – The holiday season is firming up to be a good one for Almaden Valley real estate. We usually see activity decrease the last few months of the year, and although this pattern is repeating as expected when compared to previous months in the year, the number […]

Holiday Events at Almaden Community Center

The holidays are just around the corner, and so are a couple of Almaden’s favorite family holiday events at Almaden Community Center – Breakfast with Santa and the North Pole Party! Breakfast with Santa The Breakfast with Santa event at the Almaden Community Center is an annual tradition where families can meet and take photos […]

Run Turkey Run 2019

It’s time for Run Turkey Run 2019! Run Turkey Run, Almaden’s popular annual turkey run event, will be held on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28, from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. Run Turkey Run is a family fun event that supports Bret Harte Middle School’s Booster Club. There are two runs available for runners to […]