tags: Michelle Carr Crowe’s Trio of Thrilling Tales From This Date August 28 - 08/28/14 10:14 PM
Michelle Carr Crowe’s Trio of Thrilling Tales From This Date August 28
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Cupertino real estate agent
When I take a break from selling houses in San Jose, Cupertino and Santa Clara, Calif., I love learning new facts. Here are three thrilling tales from this date in history, August 19, courtesy of Wikipedia.  
·         1565 – Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sights land near 
      St. Augustine, Florida. He establishes what will become the oldest continuously occupied city founded by a European in the continental United States.
·         1845 – The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
·         1859 – The  solar storm of 1859, … (1 comments)

tags: 6 Strange, Surprising, World-Changing Facts That Started on April 6 - 04/06/14 10:18 PM
6 Strange, Surprising, World-Changing Facts That Started on April 6
By REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley real estate guide
 
If you’ve read my RESULTS blog, you know I enjoy discovering new facts and interesting pieces of history. That’s why I like to share intriguing stories from our local newspaper the San Jose Mercury News, as well favorite print and online magazines Mental Floss and Smithsonian Magazine. 
 
Here are today’s 6 Strange, Surprising and World-Changing Facts That Started on April 6. I hope you find them interesting, too.
6 Strange but True Events That Occurred on April 6
 
1.        1896 – In Athens, Greece, the opening … (1 comments)

tags: 5 Fascinating Facts That Occurred on February 25 - 02/25/14 11:33 PM
5 Fascinating Facts That Occurred on February 25
by REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley real estate guide   
Do you know what interesting items happened today in history on February 25? Today’s collection of facts is courtesy of History Orb.
While interesting, these fun facts have nothing to do with my real estate business of helping families buy and sell Silicon Valley homes-they just add spice to life.
Here are today’s 5 Fascinating Facts That Occurred on February 25. I hope you find them interesting, too.

See how many of these “5 Fascinating Facts That Occurred on February 25” you … (8 comments)

tags: “Guy Fawkes, Susan B. Anthony and Saddam Hussein Have What in Common?” - 11/05/13 07:09 PM
“Guy Fawkes, Susan B. Anthony and Saddam Hussein Have What in Common?”
By REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe
“Guy Fawkes, Susan B. Anthony and Saddam Hussein have what in common?”
All three share an important anniversary on November 5th.
Curious to learn more about these three public figures, Guy Fawkes, Susan B. Anthony and Saddam Hussein? Read along to find out information on these three people, as well as other interesting facts that happened on November 5th.
1605 – Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is arrested. Fawkes was one of 13 English Catholic conspirators planning to kill the Protestant King James and replace him … (11 comments)

tags: “What Do Chloroform, Chimpanzees and King Tut Have in Common?” - 11/05/13 12:06 AM
“What Do Chloroform, Chimpanzees and King Tut Have in Common?”
By REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe
“Do you know what Chloroform, Chimpanzees and King Tut have in common?”
All three share an important anniversary on November 4th.
Curious to learn more about Chloroform, Chimpanzees and King Tut? Read along to find out information on these and other interesting facts that happened on November 4th.
1429 – Joan of Arc liberates Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.
1847 – British physician Sir James Young Simpson discovers the anaesthetic properties of chloroform. (Simpson tested chloroform on himself and two colleagues to discover this.) Simpson graduated from the University of Edinburgh at 18 and by 28 … (6 comments)

tags: “What Do Godzilla, Black Bart and Chevrolet Have in Common?” - 11/03/13 04:47 PM
“What Do Godzilla, Black Bart and Chevrolet Have in Common?”
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley REALTOR®
“Do you know what Godzilla, Black Bart and Chevrolet have in common?”
All three share an important anniversary on November 3rd.
Here are the more details on the notable anniversaries for Godzilla, Black Bart and Chevrolet, along with information on other interesting facts that also occurred on November 3rd.
1783 – The American Continental Army is disbanded.
1868 – John Willis Menard was the first African American elected to the United States Congress. Because of an electoral challenge, he was never seated.
1883 – Robber "Black Bart the poet" gets away with … (4 comments)

tags: “What Do Cheerleading, Twenty-One and Howard Hughes Have in Common?” - 11/02/13 10:00 PM
“What Do Cheerleading, Twenty-One and Howard Hughes Have in Common?”
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley REALTOR®
Do you know what Cheerleading, Twenty-One and Howard Hughes Have in Common?
All three share an important anniversary on November 2nd.
Here are the more details on the notable anniversaries for Cheerleading, Twenty-One and Howard Hughes, along with other interesting trivia and facts that also occurred on November 2nd.
1898 – Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with male cheerleader Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team. 
1920 – In the United States, radio station KDKA of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania begins broadcasting on the air waves as the first commercial radio station. … (6 comments)

tags: Why Do We Need Real Estate Agents Anyway in Santa Clara County? - 10/31/13 05:33 PM
"Why Do We Need Real Estate Agents Anyway in Santa Clara County?"
by Michelle Carr Crowe, Cupertino real estate agent
(Inspired by a question on Trulia.com).
"Why Do We Need Real Estate Agents Anyway in Santa Clara County?" queried Holly on Trulia.
If you were planning a simple trip from San Jose, Calif. (or anywhere in Santa Clara County) to Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., you may or may not need a travel agent nor a guide.
However, an experienced agent or guide may know of special discounts, group benefits and planning tips that will make the journey safer, less expensive and more … (3 comments)

tags: What Do Mount Rushmore, Martin Luther & 7 Billion Day Have in Common? - 10/30/13 11:41 PM
What Do Mount Rushmore, Martin Luther & 7 Billion Day Have in Common?
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley REALTOR®
Do you know what Mount Rushmore, Martin Luther and 7 Billion Day have in common? All three share an important anniversary on October 31st , along with  Halloween.

To learn more details these notable anniversaries for Mount Rushmore, Martin Luther and 7 Billion Day, read these facts below, along with other interesting facts that occurred on October 31st.
1517 – German monk Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. They are in “protest” of the practices of certain Catholic … (5 comments)

tags: Jackie Robinson, George Foreman and Orson Welles Have What in Common? - 10/29/13 11:12 PM
Jackie Robinson, George Foreman and Orson Welles Have What in Common?
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley REALTOR®
Do you know what Jackie Robinson, George Foreman and Orson Welles have in common? All three share an important anniversary on October 30th.
To learn more details these notable anniversaries for Jackie Robinson, George Foreman and Orson Welles, read these facts below, along with other interesting facts that occurred on October 30th.
1894 – Domenico Melegatti obtains a patent for producing pandoro commercially. Pandoro (also known as Pan d'oro or “golden bread”) is a dessert created in Verona, Italy. It’s traditionally served with gelato in the center. … (8 comments)

tags: Calculus, Cassius Clay & the Convention of Constantinople Share What? - 10/29/13 08:12 PM
Calculus, Cassius Clay & the Convention of Constantinople Share What?
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley REALTOR®
Do you know what Calculus, Cassius Clay & the Convention of Constantinople have in common? All three share an important anniversary on October 29th.
Read below to learn more details the notable anniversaries for Calculus, Cassius Clay & the Convention of Constantinople, along with other interesting facts that occurred on October 29th.
1675 – Leibniz makes the first use of the long s (∫) as a symbol of the integral in calculus.
1787 – Mozart's opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague.
1863 – Eighteen countries meet in Geneva, Switzerland, and agree to form the International Red Cross.
1888 – The Convention of … (1 comments)

tags: THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME CONTEST-My Home in Silicon Valley, CA - 10/28/13 04:35 PM
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME CONTEST-My Home in Silicon Valley, CA
By Michelle Carr Crowe
My physical home is not perfect, it’s still a work in progress; however what I consider “home” is Silicon Valley. Here are some of the many reasons why, besides living here nearly all of my life.
Diversity of people-almost every country’s largest population groups outside of their own land are located here in Silicon Valley. From Samoa to Hawaii, India to China, and more. I truly believe Silicon Valley is the "tipping point" and social connection hub of the world today.
My late mother, Silicon Valley … (15 comments)

tags: Beijing, the Statue of Liberty and St. Louis Arch Have What in Common? - 10/28/13 02:34 PM
Beijing, the Statue of Liberty and St. Louis Arch Have What in Common?
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley REALTOR®
Do you know what Beijing, the Statue of Liberty and St. Louis Arch have in common? All three share an important anniversary on October 28th.
Here are details on the notable anniversaries for Beijing, the Statue of Liberty and the St. Louis Arch, along with a few other notable things that occurred on October 28th.

1420 – Beijing is officially designated as the capital of the Ming Dynasty. In this same year the Forbidden City, the seat of government, is completed.
1538 –Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, the first university in … (1 comments)

tags: What Do Black Monday, DDT and Prohibition Have in Common? - 10/28/13 02:00 PM
What Do Black Monday, DDT and Prohibition Have in Common?
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley REALTOR®
Do you know what Black Monday, DDT and Prohibition have in common? All three share an important anniversary on October 28th.
Here are details on the notable anniversaries for Black Monday, DDT and Prohibition, along with other interesting facts that occurred on October 28th.
1420 – Beijing is officially designated as the capital of the Ming Dynasty. In this same year the Forbidden City, the seat of government, is completed.
1919 – The U.S. Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto, paving the way for Prohibition to start January 1, 1920.
1929 – Black Monday, the day of … (0 comments)

tags: What Do Constantine, Wallis Simpson and Ronald Reagan Have in Common? - 10/27/13 10:47 PM
What Do Constantine, Wallis Simpson and Ronald Reagan Have in Common?
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley REALTOR®
Do you know what Constantine, Wallis Simpson and Ronald Reagan have in common? All three share an important anniversary on October 27th.
Here are details on the notable anniversaries for Constantine, Wallis Simpson and Ronald Reagan, along with other interesting facts that occurred on October 27th.
312 – The Roman Emperor Constantine the Great receives his famous Vision of the Cross. Constantine had a vision of the heavens opening up and God showing him to put a slanted Chi (“X” or cross) combined with a Rho (“R”)-the first two … (2 comments)

tags: Sign Petition, Free Human Trafficking Victim Sara Kruzan in California - 10/26/13 11:56 AM
"Sign Petition, Free Human Trafficking Victim Sara Kruzan in California"
by Michelle Carr Crowe, San Jose REALTOR(R)
WouId you take five minutes to sign a petition to free one human trafficking victim, Sara Kruzan in California?
In the United States, few people personally know victims of human trafficking. Reader, you could free one of them simply by signing the petition, and sharing it on Facebook with friends. They have garnered ~216,541 signatures and need only an additional 83,459.
I know my friends here on ActiveRain are some of the most caring people in the world. Below is Sara Kruzan's story as shared … (0 comments)

tags: Michelle Carr Crowe San Jose Lynbrook High Homes Update August 2, 2013 - 08/02/13 02:34 PM
Michelle Carr Crowe San Jose Lynbrook High Homes Update August 2, 2013
by Michelle Carr Crowe, Cupertino real estate agent selling homes in San Jose
Lynbrook High Homes Update of homes, condos and townhomes for sale, pending and sold within the West San Jose area with Lynbrook High School.  Overall tjhe homes for sale in Cupertino Schools Inventory remains steady with a total of 151 properties.
However, it remains low in San Jose Lynbrook High, with a total of just 5 single-family homes, condos and townhomes for sale in West San Jose Lynbrook High:
5 SFH
0 condos/townhomes-however we have 1 beautiful … (5 comments)

tags: Higher Rates, More Homes, Softer Market-How Can We Be 1 of 19 Offers? - 07/24/13 11:43 PM
 
Higher Rates, More Homes, Softer Market-How Can We Be 1 of 19 Offers?
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley real estate guide selling homes in San Jose
Interest rates are up, there are more homes available and anecdotally rumors are surfacing "the real estate market is softer".
As my sweet buyers asked me today, “But if that’s true, how can we be 1 of 19 offers?”
The fact is some Silicon Valley, Calif. markets are tighter than others, especially within the super-desirable school districts, such as Cupertino Union School District and Fremont Union High School District.
Even within these … (11 comments)

tags: Michelle Carr Crowe San Jose Lynbrook High Homes Update July 24, 2013 - 07/24/13 11:35 AM
Michelle Carr Crowe San Jose Lynbrook High Homes Update July 24, 2013 
by Michelle Carr Crowe San Jose Lynbrook High Homes selling expert 
Michelle Carr Crowe's Lynbrook High Homes Update for July 24, 2013 shows 
10 total properties (condos, townhomes and single-family homes) for sale in West San Jose with Lynbrook High School on MLS and 2 off-MLS.

5 total on-MLS single-family homes for sale in Lynbrook High
1 ~15-years-new ~3400-sf at 6311 Janary at $1.758M
1 ~2700-sf home at 1181 Miller for $1.350M
1 ~1250-sf SFH for sale at 1327 Miller for $1.028M
1 ~5-years-new ~2700-sf SFH at 6650 Bollinger for $1.328M
1 ~1650-sf SFH for … (3 comments)

tags: Can You Name the Original Seven Wonders of the World? - 07/21/13 10:57 PM
Can You Name the Original Seven Wonders of the World?
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley real estate guide selling homes in San Jose
Can You Name the Original Seven Wonders of the World?
Perhaps if written today, the text would read “7 Places to Visit Before You Die,” instead of "The Seven Wonders of the World."
Ancient Hellenic tourists from the first and second centuries BC were advised in numerous texts about the main theamata or “sights” that were “must-see” places of interest for travelers. 
Antipater of Sidon and Philo of Byzantium, each listed seven works located around … (6 comments)

 
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