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Aubrie is, for all intents and purposes, a Silicon Valley native. She was born in Redwood City, grew up in the foothills of Yosemite, and returned to the Bay Area for college -- go UCSC Slugs! Aubrie is a super chatty, people-loving, outdoor enthusiast who is particularly passionate about real estate! So much so that before (and since) becoming a Realtor her favorite weekend hobby is driving around the Bay Area looking at homes and attending open houses – just for fun! As a result, she is incredibly in-tune with the landscape of Silicon Valley real estate and feels so lucky to have turned her hobby into a career! When she’s not instagramming her weekend warrior adventures, you can find her exploring neighborhood niches in search of unique architecture, cultural gems, and fascinating communities throughout the Bay Area.
Sweet Home Silicon Valley - Latest Episodes
We’re talking all about the Silicon Valley summer music scene — because in case you didn’t know — there are a lot of places to hear fantastic, live (and often FREE) music. Outdoors, all summer long. Listen in for these 5 local recommendations. Links to everything mentioned on today’s show! Los Gatos Jazz on the…Read More
It’s the last Friday of the month, which means shop talk with Aubrie & Katie. In today’s episode we’re unpacking the age old question – what’s the difference between a townhouse and a condo? If you think it’s style or shared walls, you’re wrong. Links to everything mentioned on today’s show! Chicago Title Follow us…Read More
Today we interview Assaf Wand, CEO and Co-Founder of Hippo Insurance, a Mountain View startup that’s disrupting the landscape of home insurance. Assaf tells Sweet Home Silicon Valley about the lightning-fast quote process and how Hippo is taking proactive measures to prepare & protect homeowners – through tech and a modern approach. Links to everything…Read More
You know it’s summer when free or inexpensive outdoor activities start filling up your events feed. What better way to experience (once popular) live bands then on the sand – for FREE! Beat the heat all summer long with movies too. Listen in to learn more! Links to everything mentioned on today’s show! Santa Cruz…Read More
Why is it that you can leave your house in the South Bay wearing shorts and a tee shirt, to find yourself needing a winter parka upon driving a few miles north? Living in the bay area means navigating various microclimates – in this episode we learn a little (note: a “overview” … no long…Read More
There’s a bit of a buzz surrounding San Jose’s growing urban art scene. Many outlets have covered the mural movement and there’s now an interactive map guiding you to their locations. Links to everything mentioned on today’s show! Exhibition District Empire Seven Studios Heart of the Valley Mural Map Looking for San Jose’s best murals?…Read More
Aubrie & Katie, the dynamic duo behind Sweet Home SV, talk about how San Jose fell from 3rd to 17th best place to live in the nation. With so MUCH building + housing going into downtown San Jose, maybe the city can make its way back to the top 10? We share the number of…Read More
Have plans this weekend? Here are three outdoor events for you to check out! From a brand new Farmers Market in the Rose Garden to San Mateo’s annual Maker Faire and (our hometown hero) Campbell’s very own- Boogie on the Ave Music Fest. Tune in to hear when & where each event takes place! Links…Read More
If you grew up in the San Jose Area, you may have attended a conference, dance or special event here, but most people are unfamiliar with the Hayes Mansion history. Spend a few minutes learning about this beautiful, sprawling, historic estate located in the Edenvale neighborhood of San Jose. Links to everything mentioned on today’s…Read More
SHSV looks into the true history of Cinco de Mayo and why it’s so popular here in the states — with recommendations for 3 ways to celebrate in the South Bay. Links to everything mentioned on today’s show! Cinco de Mayo History Cinco de Mayo at Santana Row Lunada Familiar at the Children’s Discovery Museum…Read More
By 2020 we will be spending $400 billion a year building smart cities. So what is a smart city and do we live in one? Listen in to learn more about San Jose’s vision to provide creative, impactful technologies that transform our urban existence. Links to everything mentioned on today’s show! RealtorMag Where People Put…Read More
Bringing new meaning to the term “green” — from this weekend’s Earth Day celebrations to San Jose’s popular “4/20” significance. Sweet Home SV looks into the history of legalized Cannabis and why the city of San Jose is a California stand out since Prop 64 was passed. Learn about which activities are taking place in…Read More
Sweet Home Silicon Valley ventures over the hill to Santa Cruz almost every weekend- hear about last Sunday’s perfect sequence of events as host Aubrie explored something new in Santa Cruz. Plus, loan expert Drew Frampton of O2 Mortgage is back on the show to answer homeowner’s #1 tax question. Links to everything mentioned on…Read More
Sweet Home SV covers Campbell! We explore the historic downtown area, rich in local history and filled with delicious cafes and coffee shops. Learn about a few of our recommended restaurants and listen in as we talk about the tasty bites we had at Campbell’s newest eatery ‘Flights’. Links to everything mentioned on today’s show!…Read More
Learn about a local Silicon Valley company’s move to the South Bay. Plus, if you’ve been following the news lately, you know the Fed just made a big announcement about interest rates earlier this week. I interview O2 Mortgage’s Drew Frampton, an expert in the world of mortgage rates who will help us better understand…Read More
Picking up where we left off last week – we’re diving deep into the history of Sunnyvale, how it got its name, all the cool stuff to do, and why one house sold for $2mil in 2 days — a new Sunnyvale record! Did you know about the new development underway? It’s called CityLine Sunnyvale,…Read More
Half of the WhatUp Silicon Valley crew taste-test Nom Burger in downtown Sunnyvale, giving it the WhatUp stamp of approval. Plus, we dive into the world of smart home technology, listen in to learn about getting started with home automation. Links to everything mentioned on today’s show! NomBurger in Sunnyvale DEFINITION: Smart Home PonderosaAV.com Symphony…Read More
2 great activities to do right away in the South Bay! It’s Sonic Runway’s last night in downtown San Jose, check out the corridor of lights that visualizes the speed of sound for FREE, tonight! Plus, what’s the backstory on that rectangular box atop Mt Umunhum? Did you know it’s now open to the public?Read More
Sources Bay Area’s Best Taco Competition San Jose Quakes MLS Soccer Home Opener Tickets | March 3 Silicon Valley Young Professionals March Meetup | March 15 Women in Business Leadership Group | March 21 Wire Fraud is the Fastest Growing Real Estate Cybercrime in the U.S. If you’re pickin’ up what we’re puttin’ down,…Read More
Sources Bacon & Beer Classic | Feb 24 San Jose Quakes MLS Soccer Home Opener Tickets | March 3 Silicon Valley Young Professionals March Meetup | March 15 San Jose Mercury News Vote now: Best Bay Area Taco? It’s down to these final 4 Redfin’s Ten Hottest Neighborhoods If you like what you heard…Read More
Sources Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff WhatUp’s Pitch Tank 3.0 & Super Mixer Event | Feb 21 San Jose Winter Jazz Fest | Feb 15 – Feb 28 Future of Diridon Development | Feb 22 If you like what you heard today, be sure to catch all things Sweet Home SV over on…Read More
All things SoFA! Downtown San Jose’s art, culture, and food hotspot – if you like San Pedro Market, check out this similar food (+ arts) scene off 1st St. in San Jose. Also- a new mixed use apartment/business building that’s scheduled to be completed this year — just steps away. And let’s take advantage of…Read More
We’re finally introducing the other half of Sweet Home Silicon Valley, meet Katie and learn about this crazy thing we call the “real estate market”. We’ll also explain what was up with all the moon photos you might have seen filling your feed + a new (affordable) beach side foodie spot in Santa Cruz! Show…Read More
WhatUp! Willow Glen — check out the new multi-business mercantile sandwiched between Willow Glen and downtown San Jose + learn how the latest government shutdown might… or might not… affect your mortgage. And did you know a Tony Award-winning Broadway show was in town? Show Notes Sources & Links: Willow Glen History 10 Steps…Read More
Who knew the experts at NASA would an ingeniously simple way to clean the air we breathe at home? We’ll explain how plus, we’re picking up where we left off last week on tax reform. In today’s show, find out how property taxes… and possibly your rent, might be affected. Lastly- did hear about the…Read More
Brrr, it’s cold outside. We’ve got 3 unique ways to explore… indoors. Also, you’ve heard about the new tax reforms, learn how changes will affect your home, whether you rent or own. Show Notes: On today’s show, we continue the theme of resolutions and “goals”. In this episode, I share with you 3 unique [ and…Read More
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