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Should you have contingencies when you offer to buy a home

August 16th, 2014

When you write an offer to purchase a home you make many choices.  One of those choices is do you have any contingencies?  A contingency is a right to cancel the agreement based on certain conditions.  You can have a physical contingency such as a property condition contingency.  A contingency can also be based on a non-physical condition such as obtaining financing or the property appraising ...

Los Altos and Los Altos Hills homes sold

August 5th, 2014


Area 211 of Los Altos (North Los Altos) had 8 sales with an average list price of $2,421,750 and an average sale price of $2,613,000 for July 2014.  On average that means that homes sold for 8% over list price.  What do you get for that price: a 47 year old 2,533 square foot home on about 10,096 square feet of land.  All of these homes sold belong to the excellent Los Altos School district.  ...

New real estate forms

July 31st, 2014
As a member of the PRDS real estate forms committee i help write and edit the forms we use in the listing and sale of homes.  New updates to the forms include:
  • Buyer's Walk-Through Inspection (RBWT)
  • Exclusive Authorization and Right to Sell (REXA)
  • Modification Addendum to Exclusive Authorization and Right to Sell (REXAD)
  • Exclusive Authorization and Right to Lease/Rent (REXL)
  • City of Sa ...

Google buys more real estate

July 30th, 2014

Google has bought more commercial real estate - this time at 800 E Middlefield Road in Mountain View for about $98 million dollars. Another good sign for local housing prices.   Demand is strong for local housing – and prices have risen dramatically over the past few years.  Apple is busy working on their “Spaceship” campus – and with the recent purchases by Google (others are not listed here ...

Floor plans in real estate sales and marketing

July 29th, 2014

As an innovative real estate agent I started using floor plans in real estate sales brochures years ago - and was one of the first realtors to do so. Why not?  It’s a bit of trouble to create them – but they are very useful to potential buyers.  I use them on the property specific websites I build for my listings and in the printed advertising materials created for the property.  They are acc ...

Zero energy homes with power cells

July 27th, 2014
Check out the ideas that Houze is bringing to new home construction.  Their homes produce more energy then they consume.  The idea is to build a home that is energy efficient in its construction and natural gas powered.  There is a natrual gas power cell that generates more electricity then the home uses - by selling that electricity back to the energy supplier - it reduces the cost of home o ...

How to answer the questions on how to Sell my home in los altos

July 20th, 2014
The steps to a successful sale may seem simple - but for the best outcome when selling your home specific steps are beneficial to creating excitement and cause more buyers to know about and see your home.  Real estate done right is a complex business.  Its the little details that matter the most when selling your home.  Text or call me for more information.

Los Altos Real Estate Magazine News Publication

July 17th, 2014

My new listing home for sale at 935 Lundy Lane in Los Altos is in the most recent HomeFolio magazine.  Visibility can attract additional buyers to properties - and featuring my listings in this magazine is just one more way i do the best for my seller clients.  For the complete magazine click 

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Mountain View Open houses and Homes this weekend

July 4th, 2014
Open homes in Los Altos for sale
MLS# Address  Price  Beds Baths SqFt Lot Size Date Time 
81417538 122 Avellino WAY  $1,523,868 3 3|1 1903 1,994 Sqft 7/5/14 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
81421801 136 Minaret AVENUE,#40  $1,237,102 3 3|1 1894  Sqft 7/5/14 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
81423629 2071 PLYMOUTH STREET,#E  $725,000 2 2|1 1078 612 Sqft 7/5/14 12:00 P ...

Open homes in Los Altos this weekend

July 4th, 2014
Open houses in Los Altos this weekend
MLS# Address  Price  Beds Baths SqFt Lot Size Date Time 
81423589 2054 LOUISE LANE  $1,898,000 4 2|0 2043 10,500 Sqft 7/5/14 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
81421914 9 SYLVIAN WAY  $3,298,000 5 4|0 4127 9,750 Sqft 7/5/14 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
81420770 789 MANOR WAY  $4,950,000 6 6|1 5500 19,000 Sqft 7/5/14 1:30 PM- ...
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