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Out And About On Along The Coast

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

As we head into this three day weekend spend some time enjoying all that there is to offer along the coastside.

The gray whale swims over 10,000 miles a year during their migration providing for great watching opportunities along the coast.  During the spring these whales and their calves migrate back north for the summer.  Consider doing some whale watching this holiday weekend.  The Ocean Society has posted some beautiful pictures of some of these magnificent creatures spotted last week in the Harbor here. Full and half day boat tours are available almost every weekend and more details can be found here.

Head to Hillsborough for their 7th Annual Hillsborough Memorial Day Parade Carnival & Music Festival on Monday, May 30th. Details of the event can be found here.

Relax this weekend while enjoying a two-hour sunset cruise at sunset around the bay.  The cruise will take you past many of San Francisco’s famous landmarks while you enjoy an appetizer buffet and cocktail. Tickets and more information can be found here.

Taco Festival of Innovation is Saturday, May 28th starting at noon in San Jose. The festival is in its 5th year. Enjoy over 30 of the best taco trucks from the Bay Area as they serve their best rendition of a taco. For more information about the event, visit here.

Also on sale now for your kids in Pacifica - for $40 they can take advantage of unlimited rides from June 1st to August 31 all throughout San Mateo County with the SamTrans’ Summer Youth Pass available now and it can be purchased here.

Inherit the Wind directed by Barbara Williams begins May 20th and will run through June 5th by the Pacifica Spindrift Players. Set in the 1920’s, this play features a Tennessee school teacher put on trial for violating the Butler Act.  More details about the show can be found here.

Here is a list of some other half-price ticketed events to take advantage of this weekend.

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. If you are looking to buy or sell your coastal home, we’d love to hear how we can help you with your real estate goals. If you are contemplating selling your home find out how much it is worth with our online guide available here. Contact us today via email or give us a call at (650) 888-6903.

The Rain Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San Mateo County, including areas such as Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Moss Beach,Montara, and Pacifica. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority.

 
 

Upcoming Events Along The Coast

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

Summer is just around the corner and there is a lot happening along the coast.  Here is just a short list of a few upcoming events you may want to take advantage of.

YCamp at Half Moon Bay!

In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastside and Half Moon Bay Recreation, the YMCA is proud to offer a fun, safe and energizing summer camp at the Ted Adcock Community Center. Click here for the YCamp Half Moon Bay registration.

Swim Lessons

Now is the perfect time for your child to learn to swim. Swim lessons are open for ages 3-12 at the Half Moon Bay High School. Swim lessons will be held:

Mondays-Fridays
11:00am-11:30am, 11:35am-12:05pm,
12:10pm-12:40pm, 12:45pm-1:15pm

Session 1: June 20-July 1 (fee: $150)
Session 2: July 5-15 (fee: $135)
Session 3: July 18-29 (fee: $150)
Session 4: August 1-12 (fee: $150)

Register by June 5th at: recreation@bgcoastsside.org -(650) 726-8297 or visit

www.halfmoonbayrecreation.org

FREE Rec Swim

June 20 - August 12
Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays from 1:30 -3 pm.

Location:
Half Moon Bay High School
1 Lewis Foster Drive, Half Moon Bay

9th Annual Taste Of The Coast Benefit For Senior Coastsiders

It’s that time once again for the Annual Taste of the Coast.  This fest returns to the coast on May 22 from  5pm to 8pm at the Coastside Adult Community Center in Half Moon Bay.  To buy tickets and learn more about the event visit here.

Coastside Disaster Preparedness Weekend

Attend the Hassett Hardware first-ever Disaster Preparedness Weekend to learn more and be prepared in the instance there is an emergency along the coast.  Volunteers from the Community Emergency Response Team will be on hand. The event will take place from 8am till noon on the weekends of May 21st and 22nd and on May 29th and 30th.

California Roots Music and Arts Festival

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at the Monterey Music Festival featuring 45 bands on 3 stages.  The event will take place at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. More details can be found here.

7th Annual Hillsborough Memorial Day Parade Carnival & Music Festival

Celebrate Memorial Day by attending the Memorial Day Parade Carnival & Music Festival in Hillsborough. The San Mateo County Horseman’s Association Color Guard will once again be part of the parade which starts at 10:30am on Monday, May 30th. More details about the event can be found here.

Carnaval San Francisco

Celebrate Memorial Day in the Mission District at this year’s Memorial Day weekend event Carnaval San Francisco.  This festival celebrates the Latin American and Caribbean arts and traditions.   The event will take place May 28th and May 29th.  Be sure not to miss the Grand Parade on Sunday at 9:30am.  Learn more about the event here.

Enjoy this wonderful month and the Memorial Day weekend events.  The Rain Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San Mateo County, including areas such as Half Moon BayEl GranadaMoss Beach,Montara, and Pacifica. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority. 

 

How To Save On Your Coastside Home’s Electric Bill

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

Is your monthly electric bill continuing to creep up each month even when you are consciously making an effort to turn off lights and unplug appliances?  Here are some tips to save you money on your coastside home’s electric bill.

  1. Energy Hogs - Start by identifying those things in your home that are sucking energy that you may not be aware of.  If your home has appliances that have a continuous display, or electronics in your home that are able to be operated via remote control or have an external power supply, they will continue to hog energy even when they are not on.  What that means is that even if your TV is off it is still sucking energy.   Purchase a smart power strip to plug in your devices and this will ensure that the power is truly shut off to the device.

  2. Usage Times - When there is less demand on the power grid the energy rates are lower in many areas. This is the time you want to optimize usage. With the help of a power monitor you can easily figure out the exact amount of energy your home is using throughout the day and use this information to make changes.  For instance, it may be beneficial to wait till later in the evening to do that load of laundry.

  3. Laundry - The average home owner does 4 loads of laundry or more a week.  To save energy, wash your clothes in cold water as much as possible and hang them on the line to dry.

  4. Appliance Appropriate For Cooking - If you have a small meal that needs to be cooked or heated up, consider skipping the oven and using a toaster oven to save electricity.

  5. Motion Activated - If you find that you are habitually forgetting to turn off or unplug hair styling appliances before you leave the house then a motion-activated outlet is perfect for you. These outlet adapters will turn off your device when it picks up that no one is in the room.

  6. LED Bulbs - To save money on energy, invest a little and buy LED light bulbs. An LED light bulb costs slightly more but outlasts an incandescent bulb by years.  Not only will it last longer it will use less energy.

  7. Water Heater - Your home’s water heater is responsible for up to 15 percent of your home’s energy consumption according to U.S. Department of Energy.  Save money by lowering the temperature of your water heater to 120 degrees.

These are just a few of the many ways you can save energy and money in your coastside home. If you are looking to buy or sell your coastal home this spring, we’d love to hear how we can help you with your real estate goals. If you are contemplating selling your home find out how much it is worth with our online guide available here. Contact us today via email or give us a call at (650) 888-6903.

 

The Rain Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San Mateo County, including areas such as Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Moss Beach,Montara, and Pacifica. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority.

 

5 Ingenious Ideas For Your Coastside Home’s Small Yard

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

If your home along the coast has a small yard it can be problematic at times when it comes to landscaping.   When it comes to finding a landscape solution for your petite yard here are a few ideas.

  1. Stepping Stones - Create a path using stepping stones nestled neatly through a flower bed in your front yard. Have the path of stepping stones lead to a set destination such as a birdbath, a nice chair, or even small tree.

  2. Overflowing Blooming Flowers - Consider planting a copious row of hydrangeas or aromatic roses along the street in front of your home. The addition of a small white picket fence not only provides support for the blooming flowers to drape over it also provides great curb appeal.

  3. Front Patio - If space is limited in your tiny yard a solution that is easy to upkeep is creating a front patio by using large irregular shaped stones.  Add some color around the stones by planting a few small planting beds or by placing a few potted plants along the stones.

  4. Green Square - Flagstone pavers are common in many small urban front yards, but using these pavers to create a square filled with greenery can make a small yard feel lively. Inside the square plant trees and shrubs by their height with smaller plants in the front and the larger in the back.  

  5. Planter Boxes -   Place raised planter boxes full of vibrant plants along the street in front of your home.  If you are looking for a low maintenance option plant grasses and other low-maintenance type plants. Raised planter boxes also are a great addition along the front of your home if you don’t want to have them along the curb.

These are just a few of the many options available to you if your coastside home’s yard is small.  Your home only gets one chance to make a great first impression so make it count.

If you are looking to buy or sell your coastal home, we’d love to hear how we can help you with your real estate goals. If you are contemplating selling your home find out how much it is worth with our online guide available here. Contact us today via email or give us a call at (650) 888-6903.

The Rain Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San Mateo County, including areas such as Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Moss Beach,Montara, and Pacifica. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority.

 

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Kathy and Michael Rain of Coldwell Banker provides real estate services in the San Mateo County, California area including the surrounding communities: El Granda, Half Moon Bay, Montara, Moss Beach, Pacifica and San Mateo. Search for homes in San Mateo County. We list and sell residential real estate, investment properties, vacant land, lots for sale in the San Mateo County, California area.

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