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

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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24221 Hillview Road, Los Altos Hills Offered at $7,595,000

We are excited to present our Los Altos Hills listing! 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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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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Investing in Commercial Real Estate in Downtown Los Altos

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.

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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.

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Transferring One’s Personal Residence Property Tax Basis to a New Residence

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 of a personal residence in purchasing an investment property and the tax implications.

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The Process and Complications of Building a New Home Today

Rick Bell is a real estate agent with Alain Pinel Realtors 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. The interview is conducted on an Owen Signature Homes construction site and specifically addresses development in Los Altos Hills.

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