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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker
1781 Arastradero Rd. in Palo Alto, listed by Meera Gupta from Coldwell Banker's Fremont office, has it all plus some. Today’s broker tour (September 21, 2007) didn’t have many properties (There were a total of 16 properties including 3 condominiums and 1 house that only qualifying Stanford Facult...
47 View St. in Los Altos takes the cake today…it has to. Listed for $23,900,000 by Alain Pinel Realtors, it violates one of the rules of real estate investment; it is the nicest house in the neighborhood. On the other hand, it would be the nicest house in almost any neighborhood. With a stated l...
I'm not sure I'm ready to visit Afghanistan itself, but I'm definitely ready for the food. Kabul Afghan Restaurant. I've eaten at the San Carlos location many times over many years and really enjoy the quiet yet exotic atmosphere and excellent service. All the waitstaff appear to me mature men wi...
705 Burlingame Ave Listing Information705 Burlingame Ave Listing Information Here it is. All decked out. New surfaces everywhere, on a wide street in a choice part of Burlingame just down the street from Burlingame Highschool. 705 Burlingame Avenue listed by Alain Pinel Realtors for $1,768,000. T...
Ultra modern with a strong Asian influence, this remarkable architectural accomplishment inspires hope and confidence. Sturdy bronzed iron girders join sea gray granite tile all supporting large multi-storied open living and entertaining spaces punctuated with warm wood floors and cabinets. Not ...
Palo Alto Real Estate Market - Where is it headed?  We all want to know!  As the national real estate market continues to exhibit signs of a meltdown, we in the local SF Mid Peninsula Real Estate Market still survey a scene where the only pandemonium to be seen is the continued frenzy over some l...
I got an email a few days ago from the COO of a relatively new competitor in the area where I sell (SF Mid Peninsula).  They are opening a new office down the street and they are looking for agents to come work for them.  Reflecting on the meeting, I find that I am attracted to the new company an...
1445 Greenwood Avenue in San Carlos, listed by Coldwell Banker, takes the cake.  It is a well laid out 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with nearly 1,800 square feet in the house on more than a 5,000 square foot lot in the prized White Oaks section of San Carlos.  Priced at $1,150,000 it is a must see f...
Affordable Housing - Equity SharingI recently started work on a pro-bono consulting project sponsored by Stanford's ACT (Alumni Consulting Team) and focused on improving availability of affordable housing. Specifically, the objective is to develop a program for people in the 80-120% of AMI (Area ...
SF Mid Peninsula Market Watch - Week ending August 26, 2007Media reports regarding the condition of the mortgage industry continue to have a perplexing effect on buyers.  Some potential buyers aren't even attempting to qualify for loans for fear of rejection, and others are simply confused by wha...

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