16 Buck Meadow Drive, Portola Valley – Sold For $6.26M

This attractive Tuscan Villa is situated on apx 2.75 acres of land within the Blue Oaks subdivision of Portola Valley. Located just off Los Trancos Road and at the end of a private road, this 16 year-old estate enjoys privacy amongst a grotto of majestic oak trees and is surrounded by 285 acres of open space.

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48 Pasa Robles Avenue, Los Altos – Sold For $2,650,000

We were pleased to represent a trust company in the sale of this this original condition 2 bedroom entry-level home. Frankly, we also take pause in referring to $2.65M as entry level, but within the context of North Los Altos, this is where the rubber ultimately hit the road. Through strategic re-painting, restoration of the hardwood flooring beneath 40 year-old carpet and by staging with contemporary furnishings, we believe that we were able to achieve a very high return on the $10k of capital invested during the preparation of this property.

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Has The Real Estate Market Shifted? Graphical Analysis For Santa Clara County

As real estate agents, we are often asked these days whether the market has shifted. To that end, we have created a brief graphical analysis for Santa Clara County that addresses this question. Please let us know if you have any thoughts or questions.

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The Start to Finish Guide to Organizing Your Closet – Ideas And Tips

With a new season, comes a natural inclination to change things around the household. And as a real estate agent, I am often asked for guidance that transcends a real estate transaction, including how to better organize one’s wardrobe space. Prepping your closet for a new season takes a few hours of your time but is worth every minute invested. So before you rush out and shop for new pieces to elevate your wardrobe, consider paying your closet a visit.

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Let’s Meet at The Mountain View Farmers’ Market

Come the weekend, one of my favorite things to do is to spend Sunday morning with my 15 year old daughter at the Mountain View Farmers’ Market. We love to indulge in the assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables direct from farmers, grass fed beef, fresh fish, gourmet pasta, eggs, and local honey while enjoying music and socializing with folks within our town.

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215 E Edith Avenue, Los Altos – Sold Off Market For $3,200,000

We enjoyed working with a buyer in their acquisition of this off market North Los Altos property.  Prior to coming to market, we were able to present an offer and negotiate the sale of the property to all of the party’s satisfaction and close the transaction in less than 30 days.

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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