Five Things for the Weekend

This year marks Redwood City’s 10th Annual Salsa Festival! The festivities start Friday evening with a special evening at the Fox Theater with the Spanish Harlem Orchestra (tickets here). Then, on Saturday, September 30th head on down to Courthouse Square for salsa music, dancing, and of course, tasting! The public tasting is from 12:00 - 5:00pm and the festival will be going until 8:00pm.

In a recent meeting of the Architectural Advisory Committee two development projects were reviewed: a 125-unit apartment building proposed for 353 Main St. and a four-story office and retail building proposed for parcels at and near 851 Main St. At the forefront of the conversation: how the projects can improve Redwood City’s walkways and provide much needed affordable housing and retail space.

Prices are going up at the Redwood City Caltrain station. Rates will increase in October for both travel and parking systemwide. According to Caltrain officials, fees will cost 25 cents more per zone of travel, which could increase fares to up to $1.25 per direction. All adjustments to the fares can be found here.

In a recent interview with Chris Trapani, CEO of the Sereno Group, the San Jose Mercury asks him to make sense of the real estate market in Silicon Valley. Read his take on the low inventory of homes, the persistent demand that continues to drive up prices, and how buyers manage to keep outbidding each other.

Check out this weekend’s open houses, like this 1920s home with tons of potential for remodeling. And if you have any real estate questions or would like to see any homes, I would love to work with you. Give me a call to make an appointment at 650.704.883.