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Building a new home - what are the costs?

April 4th, 2015
Building a new home is an exciting process - and the end result can be amazing.  Here is a chart of costs associated with a new home.  Costs vary widely for new construction.  Call me today to help you locate the right piece of land for you to build your new home.  I have great recommendations for you for builders, architects and more.
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New home building permits in Unincorporated Los Altos First 3 quarters 2014

December 20th, 2014

There were 12 new home permits issued for the Unincorporated area of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills in the first 3 quarters of 2014.  Although most of these are being built for specific families and individuals - some are being built for spec - that is being built to sell to an end user.

With over 18 years as a real estate agent and 21 years as a licensed general contractor - David Bergman ha ...

New home building permits in Los Altos Hills First 3 quarters 2014

December 20th, 2014

There were 15 new home permits issued for the city of Los Altos Hills in the first 3 quarters of 2014.  Although most of these are being built for specific families and individuals - some are being built for spec - that is being built to sell to an end user.

With over 18 years as a real estate agent and 21 years as a licensed general contractor - David Bergman has unparalleled experience to ...

New home building permits in Los Altos First 3 quarters 2014

December 20th, 2014

There were 27 new home permits issued for the city of Los Altos in the first 3 quarters of 2014.  Although most of these are being built for specific families and individuals - some are being built for spec - that is being built to sell to an end user.

 

With over 18 years as a real estate agent and 21 years as a licensed general contractor - David Bergman has unparalleled experience to hel ...

Homes for sale in los altos with pools

December 2nd, 2014
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There are currently 3 homes for sale with pools in Los Altos.  The homes are priced from about $2 million to just under $7 million.


New home construction and property taxes

November 18th, 2014

thumb A new homes assessed value is based on its market value as of the date of completion.  The assessor may look at the cost approach, sales comparison approach or with income producing properties the income approach to determine assessed value.  Typically the assessor uses the sales comparison approach – meaning they look at other recently sold properties to come up with a value for your finish ...

New home building permits in Los Altos and surrounding areas-September and October

November 12th, 2014
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There were 6 permits issued for new homes to be constructed in Los Altos in September and October
2 were issued in Los Altos Hills 
2 were issued in Mountain View
and 2 were issued in the Unincorporated Los Altos Area.

Building a new home is a complicated process - as a licensed general contractor and real estate broker i can assist you in locating the right piece of land and the right builder f ...

Are there Off Market home sales in Los Altos?

November 11th, 2014

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I am often asked if there are off market home sales in Los Altos?  The answer is yes.  But it’s a small portion of total real estate sales. Most sellers prefer to expose their properties to the open market (Multiple Listing Service). I have access to both on and off market properties and knowing about all the sales is important in understanding the market value of your home.

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October Los Altos Home Sales - Real estate

November 7th, 2014
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Address Beds Total Baths - Full Baths - Partial Building SqFt Lot Size Area  List Price   Sale Price  Close of Escrow Date Age 
495 VAN BUREN ST 5 3 1 3687 21800  $4,495,000  $4,600,000 10/14/14 15
1260 CARMEL TE 5 4 1 3900 10640  $3,488,800  $3,800,000 10/1/14 0
102 N SPRINGER RD 5 4 1 3438 16495  $3,398,000  $3,500,000 10/5/14

October Los Altos Hills Homes Sales - Real estate

November 7th, 2014
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Address Beds Total Baths - Full Baths - Partial Building SqFt Lot Size Area  List Price   Sale Price  Close of Escrow Date Age 
26545 PURISSIMA RD 5 4 0 3453 44145  $2,998,000  $3,450,000 10/6/14 59
12215 COLINA DR 3 2 0 2398 51401  $2,995,000  $3,250,000 10/3/14 61
12195 ALTAMONT CT 4 3 1 4500 55321  $3,188,000  $3,200,000
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