Entries by Rick Bell

The Anatomy of a Los Altos Tear Down

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 […]

Los Altos Hills | 24221 Hillview Road – Sold For $7,150,000

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 […]

Alain Pinel Realtors Market Report: Year to Date Through June 2018

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 […]

Los Altos Super Home and Charming Cottage

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.

How Neighbors May Complicate a Sale Transaction

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 […]