Los Altos | 121 Del Monte Avenue, Offered at $ 2,395,000

We are pleased to present this charming Los Altos cottage, located within North Los Altos and only a short distance from downtown Los Altos, the Village at San Antonio Center, the Village Court Shopping Center, the San Antonio Caltrain Station and iconic dining options like Chef Chu’s, Armadillo Willy’s and Esther’s German Bakery.

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Los Altos

Los Altos | 1497 Topar Avenue, Offered at $ 2,395,000

We are pleased to present this charming Los Altos ranch home, located just above Loyola Corners and only a short distance from the gates to the Los Altos Golf and Country Club. From this well located home, with access to many amenities, one still has the overwhelming feeling that they are in the country.

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Mountain View

Mountain View | 1875 Appletree Lane, Offered at $ 2,795,000

We are pleased to present this charming single level home, located within Mountain View’s most desirable neighborhood, which is commonly known as Blossom Valley. This fine property is located just a short distance from Springer Elementary and feeds to Georgina P. Blach Intermediate and Mountain View High School. This very functional floor plan includes a formal living room, formal dining area, laundry room and a family room abutting the kitchen, with its brand-new Carrera marble counters. This property has been tastefully updated over the years, is in move in condition and sits on an oversized parcel.

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Rick and Suzanne Bell Real Estate Newsletter | May 2020

How Did Feasible Become So Ambiguous?

We hope that you are doing well and wanted to touch base regarding the recent modifications to the Shelter in Place order, as they relate to residential real estate marketing and sale transactions.  While the specific guidelines of the original order, amendments and related documents are in black and white, there continues to be a lot of discussion surrounding their interpretation and how they mesh with the practicalities of preparing and marketing a residential property for sale.

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The Stock Market, COVID 19 and Learning From Prior Real Estate Cycles

Over the past few weeks, many have been asking how the stock market and COVID 19 has been impacting our local real estate market, both in terms of property value and the marketing process.  This topic is definitely a moving target and prior to the 3.17.20 shelter in place order, the general consensus was that appropriately priced mainstream properties appeared to be selling in a relatively timely and orderly manner.

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February Real Estate Insights, Lifestyle & Home

Even as we settle into the new year and back into familiar routines, there’s no reason to simply accept the reality of the winter blues. The good news? We’re here to help you keep things interesting and informative this month with these Real Estate insights, news-worthy moments, and local events. Enjoy!

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Palo Alto | Sold for $4.5M

Palo Alto, 711 Addison Avenue – Sold for $ 4.5M

We were pleased to represent the buyer in their purchase of this beautiful property, located within the Community Center area of Palo Alto and just a few short blocks from the vibrant downtown on University Avenue.  This property was extensively renovated, both inside and out, over the course of nearly 3 years.

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309 N. Sunnyvale Avenue - Sold for $ 1,200,000

Sunnyvale, 309 N. Sunnyvale Avenue – Sold for $ 1,200,000

We were pleased to represent the seller in the sale of this 104-year-old cottage, located just 5 blocks from vibrant downtown Murphy Street in Sunnyvale. Situated on a nearly 1/4 acre of land, the buyer purchased this property with the intent to demolish the existing structure and construct a new single-family home. We represented an out of state heir in the marketing of this property, which included a substantial estate sale, coordinated with a trusted vendor.

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Compass Bridge Loan Services & Concierge

Compass Bridge Loan Services & Concierge

Compass Bridge Loan Services provides access to competitive rates and dedicated support from industry-leading lenders, with the exclusive option to get up to six months of your loan payments fronted when you sell your home with us.

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Compass Concierge

Compass Concierge Explained

Compass recently rolled out a pre-market renovation program called Compass Concierge, which was designed to empower sellers in maximizing the value of their property before placing the property on the market. Compass will advance funds, interest-free, which may be used to renovate a property before going to market. Painting, floor covering, landscaping, even kitchen, and bath remodels may be completed through this program.  Once the house is sold, Compass is reimbursed out of the escrow proceeds, again, interest-free. Before Compass Concierge, we had many clients that would have been interested in completing a minor renovation if the process had been streamlined, quick and didn’t require an up-front investment, particularly when dealing with estate sales that involve multiple decision-makers involved.

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