Once Again, Alain Pinel Realtors is The Leader in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills

We look forward to the opportunity to discuss how Alain Pinel Realtor’s Leadership can serve as a meaningful advantage in benefiting our clients!

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Portola Valley | 16 Buck Meadow Drive – 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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Los Altos | 48 Pasa Robles Avenue – 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 pack up my rolling shopping cart and spend Sunday morning with my 15 year old daughter at the award winning Mountain View Farmers’ Market. Voted Top 5 in the Nation by American Farmland Trusts’ Favorite Farmers’ Market Contest, the Mountain View Farmers’ Market runs year-round and showcases over 80 farmers and food purveyors every Sunday, 9am to 1pm. The market is located  at the Caltrain Station where parking can be a challenge, so my recommendation is to arrive early, and park in the residential areas. I usually have luck parking with on, or in and around Villa Street.

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Los Altos | 215 E Edith Avenue – 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

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 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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