We are often asked about the process and economics associated with purchasing a property for the purpose of tearing down the existing structure and building a new home. As there are virtually no remaining vacant lots in Los Altos, this will most often include the demolition of an existing structure. We have selected 3 recent […]
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We were pleased to represent both the buyer and seller in this transaction. This property includes 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, plus a study and game room. This single level home with expansive valley views is close in and enjoys many of the benefits of a Los Altos home, specifically, quick access to all of the […]
While overarching trends in real estate such as interest rates, economic factors, and consumer confidence all influence the purchase or sale of a home, smaller monthly changes in our local markets can affect your transaction just as much. Our real time market data gives you the most accurate and timely snapshot of your city or […]
As part of our ongoing public interest interview series, we recently sat down with Marc Leardini of the Mountain View based CPA firm Young, Craig & Co. LLP. Our discussion centered on some of the key Tax Law Changes of 2017, including provisions surrounding SALT, which bear particular relevance to those in California.
We know this will be a familiar face for many of you! We recently sat down with Dr. David R. Boschken, D.M.D. of Los Altos Orthodontics regarding the recent purchase of a facility in downtown Los Altos for his orthodontic practice. David discusses his thinking behind this investment and the revitalization of downtown Los Altos.
Before homes are formally put on the market and open to the public, the listing agent often hosts an open house for the real estate agents to preview the property. Join Rick and Suzanne in discussing various properties, the state of the market and other interesting details.
Rick interviews Dennis Young (CPA) of Young, Craig & Co., LLP regarding the guidelines and process under which one may be able transfer the property tax basis from their personal residence to a new residence following the sale of their home. As an alternative, Dennis explains a strategy for utilizing the proceeds of the sale […]
In this video, we’ll discuss the process and complications of building a new home today. Rick Bell is a real estate agent with Compass in Los Altos and interviews Shawn Owen of Owen Signature Homes. Rick and Shawn discuss various aspects of the residential home building process, including, site vetting, timing, obstacles and general costing. […]
Rick Bell is a real estate agent with Alain Pinel Realtors in Los Altos and interviews real estate attorney, Harry Price, regarding real estate issues that commonly find their way to Harry’s desk. When the real estate sign goes up, neighbors may come out of the woodwork to address lingering issues between the parties, which […]