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 sales where the buyer may have purchased the property for the purpose of tearing down the existing structure and intends to rebuild a new single family home.  Read more

24221 Hillview Road, Los Altos Hills – 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 amenities that one would expect to utilize day to day, yet enjoys nearly an acre of land, privacy, breathing room from neighbors and beautiful valley views.

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5 Beautiful Tablescaping Ideas For Summer Entertaining

Summer is a time to enjoy life outside, which includes where we dine. Be it an outdoor dinner party or simply a farm-to table meal with family, part of the fun is deciding how you want to style your table. And whether you choose to keep it light or go more elaborate, there are easy ways to make you vision come to life for you and your guests. Today I rounded up a 5 Tablescapes that are simple yet elegant, and can be recreated in a few easy steps.

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Getting to Know GreenTown Los Altos and Their Priorities

As part of our ongoing public interest interview series, we recently sat down with Margie Suozzo of GreenTown Los Altos regarding GTLA’s history, initiatives and their current Skip The Straw campaign. The interview was conducted within the native gardens at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation headquarters in downtown Los Altos. Read more

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 neighborhood.

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Let’s Take a Look at a New $7.288M Los Altos Modern Farmhouse

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.

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5 Affordable Tips to Refresh Your Home

Do you ever feel the urge to switch things up in your home or get bored of the same old decor and accessories? I do, but where to begin? Whether it’s one room or your entire home, it can be fun to give your home a mini makeover here and there – and it’s easier than you think.

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Are You up to Speed on The Key Tax Law Changes of 2017?

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.
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Let’s Meet at The Post in Los Altos!

As part of our ongoing public interest interview series, we recently interviewed Vickie Breslin, proprietor of The Post restaurant on Main Street in Los Altos.  From it’s newly constructed interiors, to its “Comfort Food You Can Feel Good About” menu, The Post is certain to be a hit in Los Altos.  Listen in on our discussion regarding the restaurant’s origins, cocktail mixology, menu strategy and the upcoming Kentucky Derby event.

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