palo alto real estate agent: Selling a House In Palo Alto With A Lot Of Equity And Deferring Taxes - 01/19/17 07:38 AM

Selling a House In Palo Alto With A Lot Of Equity And Deferring Taxes
 
Many owners of homes in higher priced areas like Palo Alto are living in homes that are larger than they need or just have so much equity in them that if they sell there would be a huge tax bite. At this moment in time, if the Palo Alto home is kept until the owners pass then the heirs can inherit the Palo Alto house tax free in many cases.
 
Many retired couples are faced with this dilemma and are at a loss as to what is the best … (3 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: What Do Higher Interest Rates Mean For Silicon Valley Real Estate - 11/28/16 10:46 AM
 
 
After the election I started watching Bloomberg TV instead of the news/opinion channels I had been watching.  I guess I just got tired of all the yelling, in addition to the fact that I felt the need to try and get some clarity on what might happen to the economy, and more specifically the Silicon Valley housing market.
 
Besides the much needed civility I found on Bloomberg, I quickly came away with the understanding that no matter who the different reporters and commentators said they thought would be winners and losers in a new political environment, there was one thing everyone agreed … (1 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: Palo Alto Basements: Do You Have To Be A Mole To Live In A Large Home - 04/05/15 03:06 AM

 
Homes in Palo Alto are expensive and there is a lot of competition for them. Lots in Palo Alto tend to be relatively small. Most are 6,000 to 8,000 square feet. Palo Alto lots (or tear down homes more commonly) are selling for 2 -5 million dollars, making the cost of a new home in Palo Alto astronomical.
If a new home is going to cost 4.5 million and up, most buyers want more than 2,000 square feet of living space. This is hard to do when the lot is only 6,000 square feet and the developer has paid … (0 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: How Much Over List To Offer On A Palo Alto Home With Multiple Offers - 02/28/15 12:06 AM

Anyone trying to buy a home in Palo Alto right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Palo Alto homes sell with multiple offers way over list price. Some homes go as much as 40% over asking, but some do not. How does a buyer make the decision about how much to offer to have the winning bid in a Palo Alto multiple offer situation and not overpay?
The answer is not simple, and sometimes it not a question of price, but terms, like contingencies, length of escrow, length of … (3 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: How Much Over List To Offer On A Palo Alto Home With Multiple Offers - 02/28/15 12:06 AM

Anyone trying to buy a home in Palo Alto right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Palo Alto homes sell with multiple offers way over list price. Some homes go as much as 40% over asking, but some do not. How does a buyer make the decision about how much to offer to have the winning bid in a Palo Alto multiple offer situation and not overpay?
The answer is not simple, and sometimes it not a question of price, but terms, like contingencies, length of escrow, length of … (3 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: This Palo Alto Condo Has No Reserve Fund, Can I Still Get A Loan? - 10/08/14 12:23 AM
I have a client who made an offer on a condo in Palo Alto at Tall Tree Estates downtown. I love this building. When I first came to Palo Alto in 1981 my dance teacher lived here. I thought it was the most elegant apartment I had ever seen. It was about 7 years old at the time, the building not me.
Since my clients are planned on writing an offer we got the disclosures, along with the home owner association docs to review before the offer. One thing stood out to me which is this Palo Alto condo has no … (1 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: When Selling A Home In Palo Alto to Bee Or Not To Bee - 10/01/14 12:21 AM

 
I was recently asked to go to a home in the Barron Park neighborhood of Palo Alto to speak to the owners about possibly selling their Palo Alto home. We did the typical tour of both inside and outside of this lovely farm home style home from the early 20's. It had been in the family since it was built and the 3 siblings who inherited it are getting ready to sell this beautiful Palo Alto home. 
There were many things that stand out about this beautiful old home, but to me the most interesting thing I saw was the … (0 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: The East Coast Really Makes Me Appreciate Palo Alto, Ca. - 09/07/14 12:42 AM
 

I am currently in Maryland, for the third time this summer. One of my sons had surgery and his wonderful neurosurgeon is in Maryland. I really miss Palo Alto. Fortunately we should be able to come home on Tuesday night.
The day before surgery my New York based son came to visit my Palo Alto son with some other friends from Palo Alto who are living in New York as well as some of their New York friends. We were discussing the HBO show Silicon Valley and we all agreed it was an accurate description of life in Palo Alto. … (1 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update 5/18/2014 - 05/18/14 08:06 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought, is getting worse.
 
There are currently 28 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, down from 38 last week
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There are currently 7 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, up from 4 last week.
 
There are currently 47 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes up from 38 last week.
 
There are currently 5 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos down from 6 last week.
 
Last week there … (0 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update 5/4/2014 Happy Star Wars Day! - 05/04/14 02:01 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 38 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, the same as last week
.
There are currently 4 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, the same as last week.
 
There are currently 38 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes down from 39 last week.
 
There are currently 6 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos the same as last week.
 
Last week there … (2 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update 4/28/14 - 04/27/14 11:30 PM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 38 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, up from 26 last week
.
There are currently 4 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, down from 5 last week.
 
There are currently 39 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes the same as last week.
 
There are currently 6 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos up from 5 last week.
 
Last week there … (1 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update April 20,2014 - 04/20/14 07:14 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 26 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, down from 41 last week
.
There are currently 5 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, up from 3 last week.
 
There are currently 39 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes the same as last week.
 
There are currently 5 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos down from 9 last week.
 
Last week there … (1 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update 4/13/2014 - 04/13/14 07:41 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 41 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, up from 28 last week
.
There are currently 3 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, down from 4 last week.
 
There are currently 39 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes up from 28 last week.
 
There are currently 9 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos down from 11 last week.
 
Last week there … (2 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: Palo Alto Ca Real estate Market Update 4/6/2014 - 04/06/14 07:43 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 28 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, up from 25 last week
.
There are currently 4 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, down from 6 last week.
 
There are currently 28 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes down from 31 last week.
 
There are currently 11 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos up from 8 last week.
 
Last week there … (3 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update 3/29/2014 - 03/29/14 11:10 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 25 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, the same as last week
.
There are currently 6 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, up from 3 last week.
 
There are currently 31 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes up from 20 last week.
 
There are currently 8 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos down from 10 last week.
 
Last week there … (3 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update March 22, 2014 - 03/22/14 06:56 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 32 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, up from 25 last week
.
There are currently 5 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, up from 3 last week.
 
There are currently 19 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes down from 20 last week.
 
There are currently 10 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos the same as last week.
 
Last week there … (2 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: How Much Over List Price Are Palo Alto Ca Homes Selling in 2014? - 03/20/14 12:43 AM

 
Anyone trying to buy a home in Palo Alto right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Palo Alto homes sell with multiple offers way over list price. Some homes go as much as 30% over asking, but some do not. How does a buyer make the decision about how much to offer to have the winning bid in a Palo Alto multiple offer situation and not overpay? The answer is not simple, and sometimes it is not a question of price, but terms, like contingencies, length of escrow, length of rent back, etc. … (0 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: Palo Alto Real Estate Market Update 3/16/2014 - 03/16/14 07:02 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 25 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, up from 21 last week
.
There are currently 3 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, down from 6 last week.
 
There are currently 20 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes down from 21 last week.
 
There are currently 10 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos up from 9 last week.
 
Last week there … (1 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update 3/9/2014 - 03/09/14 12:28 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 21 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, up from 18 last week
.
There are currently 6 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, down from 8 last week.
 
There are currently 21 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes up from 17 last week.
 
There are currently 9 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos down from 10 last week.
 
Last week there … (0 comments)

palo alto real estate agent: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update 3/2/2014 - 03/02/14 12:36 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 18 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, the same as last week
.
There are currently 8 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, up from 6 last week.
 
There are currently 17 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes down from 18 last week.
 
There are currently 10 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos up from 8 last week.
 
Last week there … (1 comments)

 
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