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REAL ESTATE—A UNIQUE INVESTMENT

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THE BIRTHPLACE OF INNOVATION

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GRAND SILICON VALLEY ESTATE

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LUXURY PROPERTY SHOWCASE

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LUXETRENDS The latest luxury trends for experiential events and

entertaining from Luxury Portfolio.

05 REAL ESTATE — A UNIQUE INVESTMENT

When it comes

to where to invest your money, there are a wealth of options.

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FEATURED COMMUNITY As the worldwide hub for high-tech innovation and

development, Silicon Valley is a unique combination of intellect, opportunity, and ideal living.

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THE FORRESTER ESTATE This grand and unique estate is an artistic

masterpiece boasting uncompromising quality and meticulous craftsmanship.

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SILICON VALLEY The leading hub

for high-tech innovation and development.

29 PENINSULA Coastal towns, rural mountain communities and vibrant downtowns.


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Both a popular

destination and a great place to call home.

35 EAST BAY

Some of the best cultural

attractions the Bay Area has to offer.

39 MARIN Natural beauty and outdoor recreation, all within close proximity of the city and wine country.

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WINE COUNTRY One of the premium wine-growing

regions in the world.

45 MONTEREY BAY

Located on the breathtaking

PaciďŹ c Coast with iconic California attractions.

47 LAKE TAHOE The destination to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.


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Treccani Milano Golf Shoes treccanimilano.com Handcrafted in Milan, the footwear is custommade, designed to your exact specifications and feature a rubber sole with soft spikes so you're always light on your feet.


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GOLF: LIVING ABOVE PAR It's fun, it's social, it's stylish - what's not to love about golf? Whether you're a new student of the game or a seasoned pro, there's no denying the pleasure of escaping to a pristine course and leaving everything else behind.

The Loro Piana Golf Polo loropiana.com Cotton piquĂŠ material that is treated with an exclusive water repellant, stain resistant finish to ensure you're always looking fresh.

Golf Bag Louis Vuitton djbennett.com This gorgeous, monogrammed canvas bag with cowhide trim has an abundance of space for a full set of clubs.


Real Estate A Unique Investment

THE AVERAGE INCREASE IN PRICES YEAR-OVER-YEAR FOR THE NINE COUNTIES OF THE BAY AREA RANGE FROM 20 TO 36 PERCENT.

When it comes to where to invest your money, there are a wealth of options. While all investments have pros and cons, let us look specifically at real estate. Whether it is your first home, an investment property you plan on renting out, or a vacation home — home ownership has a number of compelling built-in advantages over the stock market. One of the most prominent advantages is the ability to leverage real estate purchases using debt. When you place $100,000 in the stock market, you are


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the sale of your home from steep capital gain taxes that stocks are subjected to. Another benefit of real estate is that you are in complete control of it. You get to decide when to make improvements, cut costs, raise rents, and more. Stocks only provide performance reports and little ability to make changes to management.

Home ownership also has many tax benefits including the ability to deduct the interest on your mortgage on your primary home. Additionally, you may be able to exclude some profits from

While all investments are subject to risk, the real estate market does not show the same day-to-day volatility as the stock market. Bay Area real estate has historically been a sound investment, with a cumulative 5-year appreciation of 32 percent. But perhaps most compelling of all is that real estate is a tangible asset. Through the ups and downs of any market, your home is just as enjoyable in the highs as it is in the lows — and one you can be proud of.



*All data from TrendGraphix Inc.

getting an asset worth exactly what you have put in. In real estate, using a mortgage, you are able to get an asset worth significantly more than your initial down payment. Therefore, similar percentage increases on the stock market and housing market actually equal very different dollar amount returns. Additionally, as your real estate accrues equity, you can pull money out and reinvest it elsewhere without having to sell any of your assets.

Let us take a look at the specific realities of our local market. The average increase in prices year-overyear for the nine counties of the Bay Area range from 20 to 36 percent. While we expect this rapid growth to slow as inventory and interest rates begin to inch upwards, there is still huge growth potential. With a strengthening economy, low unemployment, increased cash from tech industry successes and the high desirability of the Bay Area, the housing market should continue to grow for the foreseeable future.


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AS THE WORLDWIDE HUB FOR HIGH-TECH INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT, SILICON VALLEY IS A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF INTELLECT, OPPORTUNITY, AND IDEAL LIVING — A TRUE SYNERGY OF CREATIVITY AND COMMERCE THAT KEEPS THE REGION CONSTANTLY PUSHING FORWARD.


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SILICON VA L L E Y

T H E B AY A R E A’ S L E A DE R

IN TECHNOLOGY HOME TO MANY OF THE WORLD’S

largest technology corporations, as well as thousands of small startups, Silicon Valley also boasts great weather, breathtaking mountain views, and some of the most desirable communities in the nation. The vibrant downtowns of the cities that make up the Silicon Valley give the region a neighborhood atmosphere, and THE the work hard/play hard BIRTHPLACE ethos of the area transOF lates into innumerable I N N O VA T I O N leisure time activities.


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SILICON VALLEY. From taking in a high-energy San Jose Sharks game, to enjoying the paths and trails that crisscross the area’s gorgeous hillsides, residents and visitors can find countless ways to enjoy this truly unique region.




LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA


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THIS GRAND AND UNIQUE Silicon Valley estate is an artistic masterpiece boasting uncompromising quality and meticulous craftsmanship.


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SITUATED ON OVER 11 ACRES , THIS

10,000+/-sf home features numerous artisan details including magnificent iron gates, glorious hand-painted ceiling murals, an elegant hand carved mantle, classic 16th century French tiles, and romantic relief carvings. Well-known and admired artisans from around the world truly put their mark on this spectacular residence. The estate is a masterpiece in every way with a rich history and one-of-a-kind artisan accents.


Extraordinary pool accentuated by a wall of copper relief artwork.


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THE GRAND KITCHEN features 16th century French tile and an Italian-inspired mural.


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The Forres OFFERED AT

$29,000,000


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ster Estate • Grand gourmet kitchen • Handsome library • Formal living room • Great room • Formal dining room featuring a gracious terrace • Luxurious master suite with a private balcony • Five additional bedrooms • Six and a half bathrooms • Two-room guest apartment • Two separate four-car garages and motor court • On 11+/- acres with oaks and a grove of pine trees


BIRTHPLACE OF THE IPHONE AND IPAD, THE SILICON VALLEY IS THE LEADING HUB FOR HIGH-TECH INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT.

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13070 S. Alta Lane

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LOS ALTOS HILLS

4bd/4.5ba • 4,968+/-sf • MLS# 81314656 View Property Details

Offered at $6,999,000 KATHY BRIDGMAN 650.209.1589

18331 Lexington Drive 5bd/8+ba • 10,679+/-sf • MLS# 81324188 View Property Details

Offered at $7,950,000 D. KNIGHT / S. ANDERSON 408.313.2191

MONTE SERENO


THE PENINSULA HAS A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING — FROM COASTAL TOWNS AND RURAL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES, TO VIBRANT DOWNTOWNS AND SOME OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST AFFLUENT NEIGHBORHOODS.


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peninsula 38 Adam Way

ATHERTON

• 6bd/8+ba • 6,884+/-sf MLS# 81308446 View Property Details

Offered at $6,299,000 LYNN WILSON ROBERTS 650.323.1111

3 Vineyard Hill

WOODSIDE • 4bd/5.5ba • 5,250+/-sf MLS# 81325393 View Property Details

Offered at $10,320,000 MARY & BRENT GULLIXSON 650.888.0860


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2900 Ralston

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HILLSBOROUGH

7bd/6.5ba • 8,870+/-sf • MLS# 81314172 View Property Details

Offered at $7,850,000 ANNE RILEY 650.931.2020

166 Olive Hill 5bd/6+ba • 9,040+/-sf • MLS# 81316226 View Property Details

Offered at $12,750,000 Q. GRIMM / D. CHESLER 650.434.4330

WOODSIDE


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188 Minna Street

SAN FRANCISCO

• 2bd/2.5ba • 1,670+/-sf APR EXCLUSIVE View Property Details

Offered at $2,400,000 GRACE MGRDECHIAN 415.336.3510

2109-2111 Broderick Street

SAN FRANCISCO

• 3 units • 3,250+/-sf MLS# 407557 View Property Details

Offered at $3,000,000 PATTIE LAWTON 415.309.7836


WITH ITS RENOWNED LANDMARKS AND DIVERSE NEIGHBORHOODS, SAN FRANCISCO IS BOTH A POPULAR DESTINATION AND A GREAT PLACE TO CALL HOME.

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THE EAST BAY BOASTS SOME OF THE BEST CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS THE BAY AREA HAS TO OFFER — GREAT FOOD, MUSIC, SPORTING EVENTS, AND MUSEUMS.


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CONTRA COSTA


east bay 809 Sunset Creek Lane

PLEASANTON

• 6bd/4ba • 4,055+/-sf MLS# 40621963 View Property Details

Offered at $1,799,000 DOUG BUENZ 925.621.4045

3235 Brunell Drive

OAKLAND • 5bd/4ba • 4,588+/-sf APR EXCLUSIVE View Property Details

Offered at $1,195,000 A. RASKOPF / D. GUNDERMAN 510.205.4369


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179 Crestview Drive

ORINDA

60 Oak Glen Court

ALAMO

6+bd/4.5ba • 5,538+/-sf • MLS# 40622830 View Property Details

Offered at $1,795,000 ALAN MARKS 925.438.2003

4bd/4.5ba • 5,316+/-sf • MLS# 40582942 View Property Details

Offered at $2,789,000 YASMINE AUSTERE 925.998.9747


LOCATED JUST ACROSS THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE FROM SAN FRANCISCO, MARIN COUNTY HAS IT ALL — NATURAL BEAUTY AND OUTDOOR RECREATION, ALL WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY OF THE CITY AND WINE COUNTRY.


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marin 1 El Camino Bueno

ROSS

• 5bd/4.5ba • 3,941+/-sf MLS# 21307554 View Property Details

Offered at $3,795,000 STEPHANIE LAMARRE 415.806.3176

46 Topside

MILL VALLEY • 4bd/4.5ba • 4,317+/-sf MLS# 21316219 View Property Details

Offered at $2,850,000 D. GOLDMAN / M. COHEN 415.509.2427


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820 Edgewood

MILL VALLEY

205 Elinor Avenue

MILL VALLEY

5bd/4ba • 6,226+/-sf • MLS# 21315939 View Property Details

Offered at $2,995,000 BERNARD LINK 415.336.8676

5bd/4.5ba • 3,191+/-sf • MLS# 21313639 View Property Details

Offered at $2,395,000 BETH BRODY 415.384.1111


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5277 Lovall Valley Loop Road

SONOMA

• 3bd/2+ba • 3,091+/-sf MLS# 21313588 View Property Details

Offered at $2,695,000 NICKI NAYLOR 707.953.9456

95 Olema Bolinas Road

BOLINAS • Land • 100+ acres MLS# 21309984 View Property Details

Offered at $12,500,000 MARK STORNETTA 707.815.8749


ONE OF THE PREMIUM WINE-GROWING REGIONS IN THE WORLD, THE WINE COUNTRY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA IS NOT ONLY A PREMIER TRAVEL DESTINATION, BUT A GREAT PLACE TO CALL HOME.

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SONOMA


LOCATED ON THE BREATHTAKING PACIFIC COAST, THE MONTEREY BAY AREA BOASTS ICONIC CALIFORNIA ATTRACTIONS.

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SANTA CRUZ


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2705 Ribera Road

CARMEL

Ocean Ave O Corner San Antonio

CARMEL

5bd/4ba • 3,138+/-sf • MLS# 81228391 View Property Details

Offered at $6,299,000 MONIKA CAMPBELL 831.917.8208

6bd/5ba • 2,200+/-sf • MLS# 81208078 View Property Details

Offered at $5,500,000 JUDIE PROFETA 831.620.6118


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14065 Skislope Way

TRUCKEE

• 4bd/3.5ba • 3,086+/-sf MLS# 20131899 View Property Details

Offered at $850,000 LINDA GRANGER 530.581.6927


NESTLED IN THE PICTURESQUE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS, BEAUTIFUL LAKE TAHOE IS THE DESTINATION TO ESCAPE THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THE CITY.

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Alain Pinel Realtors Summer 2013 Luxury Digital Magazine - featuring luxury trends, articles, market reports, and the most magnificent APR p...

Exquisite Living Summer 2013  

Alain Pinel Realtors Summer 2013 Luxury Digital Magazine - featuring luxury trends, articles, market reports, and the most magnificent APR p...