Sold 215 E Edith Los Altos

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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Los Altos Tear Down

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 Modern Farmhouse

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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Key Tax Law Changes of 2017

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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The Post in Los Altos

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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Commercial Real Estate in Downtown Los Altos

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 rick and Suzanne bell

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

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 - Los Altos Hills

The Process and Complications of Building a New Home Today

In this video, we’ll discuss the process and complications of building a new home today. Rick Bell is a real estate agent with Compass 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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How Neighbors May Complicate a Sale Transaction

How Neighbors May Complicate a Sale Transaction

Rick Bell is a real estate agent with Alain Pinel Realtors in Los Altos and interviews real estate attorney, Harry Price, regarding real estate issues that commonly find their way to Harry’s desk. When the real estate sign goes up, neighbors may come out of the woodwork to address lingering issues between the parties, which can frustrate a sale. Rick and Harry discuss aspects of this issue when marketing a home for sale.

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