Real Life

Brian Visits the Apple Spaceship

People come from all over the world to visit California and Silicon Valley.  Many of these visitors have been using products like Google, Facebook and Apple their entire lives and are eager to get a glimpse of these global giants up close and in person. Of course, the king of design and marketing, Apple, has…

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Update: Experience Los Gatos

In a previous video, we sat down with Councilwoman Marico Sayoc, Matt Morley at the Los Gatos Department of Public Works and Monica Renn, the Town of Los Gatos Economic Vitality Manager to discuss Experience Los Gatos – a pilot project that has transformed downtown Los Gatos.  The project has changed a portion of North…

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Jazz On The Plazz In Downtown Los Gatos

Los Gatos is a wonderful town for music and arts. One outstanding example of this is our annual Jazz on the Plazz jazz festival bringing high quality, live jazz to the Los Gatos Town Plaza every Wednesday evening in June, July and August. These concerts are outstanding with high quality music in the beautiful, small…

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Brian and Dan’s Top 10 Favorite Romantic Comedies

Romantic comedies might not be our favorite genre of film, but nevertheless, with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we were able to compile a list of our top ten favorite romanic comedy movies. After we began naming off a few of our favorites, we started taking this list pretty seriously! And so we present to you……

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[VIDEO] See Silicon Valley Homes Sold by Brian and Dan in 2018

As we move forward into 2019, we wanted to take a moment and thank our amazing clients, co-workers, vendors, friends, and family for making 2018 a fantastic year! To call 2018 a year of “Real Estate For Real Life” would be an understatement. We worked with clients buying their first homes in the Bay Area,…

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Real Estate for Real Life – Beyond Simply Selling a House

Brian Bernasconi and Dan Rubnitz know that real estate knowledge and experience are important factors when choosing an agent to represent you in the purchase and sale of your home. However, the ability to understand the motivation and reason why a you are selling or purchasing a home is key to creating a successful sale for…

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Happy Halloween from Brian and Dan!

Halloween is almost here! We’ve been seeing a ton of amazing decorations popping up all around town, ranging from super creepy to super adorable. Tait Avenue in Los Gatos is one of the most popular streets in town for trick-or-treating on All Hallow’s Eve. The street is center stage for a Halloween multiple-block party that…

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Understanding California Prop 60 and 90

In 2004, a client of ours sold the house she had lived in since 1973 (her primary residence).  She purchased another, smaller replacement home for $515,000. Utilizing Proposition 60, she was able to transfer her property tax base from her old house to her new house. The new home is worth over $1,000,000 today and…

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ANNOUNCING: Brian and Dan’s 2018 Banana Bread Bake Off!

UPDATE – The winner’s of the 2018 Banana Bread Bakeoff are:  First Prize and 2018 Banana Bread Bake Off Champion: Tania W. – $100 gift certificate to Nick’s Next Door, Los Gatos – $1,000 donated to Tania’s charity, Humane Society Silicon Valley, from Brian and Dan Second Place Winners: Katelyn R. and Elisa S. – $25…

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Brian & Dan | Sereno Group

Brian & Dan | Sereno Group