Entries by Rick Bell

Bay Area This Week | 8 Fun Holiday Events

This week’s list of Holiday Events includes a variety of festive things to do, from the Teddy Bear Tea in the festively decorated Terrace Room at The Ritz-Carlton SF to Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose. If you love a good Pop-Up shop, this coming Friday (12/6), the SF Etsy’s Winter Pop Up […]

Palo Alto, 711 Addison Avenue – Sold for $ 4.5M

We were pleased to represent the buyer in their purchase of this beautiful property, located within the Community Center area of Palo Alto and just a few short blocks from the vibrant downtown on University Avenue.  This property was extensively renovated, both inside and out, over the course of nearly 3 years.

Sunnyvale, 309 N. Sunnyvale Avenue – Sold for $ 1,200,000

We were pleased to represent the seller in the sale of this 104-year-old cottage, located just 5 blocks from vibrant downtown Murphy Street in Sunnyvale. Situated on a nearly 1/4 acre of land, the buyer purchased this property with the intent to demolish the existing structure and construct a new single-family home. We represented an […]

Compass Concierge Explained

Compass recently rolled out a pre-market renovation program called Compass Concierge, which was designed to empower sellers in maximizing the value of their property before placing the property on the market. Compass will advance funds, interest-free, which may be used to renovate a property before going to market. Painting, floor covering, landscaping, even kitchen, and […]

Sunnyvale | 309 N. Sunnyvale Avenue

This charming 1915 bungalow sits on a large 10,500+/- square foot parcel and is located less than a mile from vibrant downtown Murphy Street in Sunnyvale.  The possibilities for this property are endless; remodel, rebuild, construct an accessory dwelling unit (buyer to independently verify the possibilities).

Coming Soon | 309 N. Sunnyvale Avenue, Sunnyvale

This charming 1915 bungalow sits on a large 10,500+/- square foot parcel and is located less than a mile from vibrant downtown Murphy Street in Sunnyvale.  The possibilities for this property are endless; remodel, rebuild, construct an accessory dwelling unit (buyer to independently verify the possibilities).

Foreign National Home Buying Tumbles

According to a new report by the National Association of Realtors – based on a survey of its member agents – the purchase of U.S. homes by foreign nationals plunged in the 12 months through March 2019. The drop was particularly steep for Chinese nationals, for whom California has been the top destination.  Thinking this […]

2019 Santa Clara County Residential Real Estate Market Update

The residential real estate market within Santa Clara County has rebounded somewhat from the slow down late last year and is explained in detail within the following 2019 Santa Clara County Real Estate Market Update.  Furthermore, pricing a property correctly is extremely important today and often at odds with the expectations of some sellers, based […]

Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival 2019

We got an early hop on the Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival this morning while they were still setting up.  This is the 40th anniversary of the event, which attracts more than 150k visitors to the nearly 400 artisans in attendance.  There’s all kinds of artwork, food and live entertainment, so hope to see […]