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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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Palo Alto Market Update 12-28-08   As of this morning this is the snapshot of the Palo Alto Inventory of homes:   Single family homes:   Active Listings: 68 Pending sales: 15 Closed in last week: 0   Condos/town homes:   Active listings: 22 Pending sales: 6 Closed in last week: 0     So what does...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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It's a Wonderful Life In Palo Alto, California  Every year on December 24th, Stanford Theatre on University Ave.  in Palo Alto shows Frank Capra's classic film "It's a Wonderful Life" staring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. They have been doing this for the last 21 years, and it sells out every yea...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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  Palo Alto Market Update 12-22-08   As of 12-22-08, this is the snapshot of the Palo Alto real Estate Market:   Single Family Homes:   Active listings: 72   Pending Sales: 13   Sold in last week: 8   The sales for the last week were as follows:   676 Mayfield Listed for $2.8 million and sold for...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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  10 Reasons To Love Palo Alto Sunday, 21 Dec 2008 at 02:16 pm   Schools, Schools, Schools! Palo Alto has some of the greatest schools in the country. Whether your kid is seven or seventeen, going to school in Palo Alto guarantees access to incredible academic resources and enrichment programs. ...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto Is A Great Place For Dogs   Do you want to go shopping but feel guilty about leaving your dog at home or in the car? Do you need a place to go and socialize the four legged love of your life? Do you want to meet more people and need a non threatening ice breake...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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  I posted the PA update on Mon and due to a big mistake on my part I gave out the wrong info on sold homes. I apologize! There were an additional 5 homes that closed escrow last week.   2757 Gaspar Ct. in Midtown listed for $1,745,000 and sold for $1,751,000, a little over asking price. This is ...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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Palo Alto Ca Market Update 12/15/08   Single Family Homes   Active Listings: 80 Pending Sales: 18 Closes sales in last week: 3     Condos/Town homes   Active Listings: 27 Pending Sales: 4 Closed in last week:1     So what does this tell us? There is not much change from last week, except for a 10...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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As of Dec. 8, 2008 there are 85 single family homes for sale in Palo Alto. 19 homes are under contract for sale, and 3 homes sold in the last week, one of which sold above asking price.   There are 30 condos and town homes for sale, 4 are under contract for sale, and 2 sold in the last week, neit...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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According to statistics, 80%+ people consider the quality of local school districts their number one concern when looking at residential home locations. And some of these people don't even have kids. When an area boasts an excellent school system, the benefits of that system really bump up housin...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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Mantra is a relatively new restaurant in downtown Palo Alto right across the street from Beppo's. I stumbled across it on kind of a whim--my friend and I had something to celebrate, and decided to do so with some quality Indian food at a place we'd never tried. I love eating out in Palo Alto--the...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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Condo and Townhouse are architectural terms. Condos are like apartment buildings--they can have attached neighbors above, below, and at either side. Townhomes are like row houses. They ONLY have attached neighbors on the sides. Condos and PUD (planned unit development) are both ownership terms. W...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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  Are you looking for town home or condo that will allow you to have dogs or cats? If so, I can help you! Animal rules and regulations are set by homeowner associations (HOA's) and vary from one complex to another.  If you are planning on purchasing in a complex, you should do some due diligence ...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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    Short Sale:    A short sale occurs when a seller wants to sell his/her home but owes more to the bank than the home is worth.  They will then negotiate a sale with a buyer and then ask the bank to agree to the terms of a sale which means a loss for the bank.   The Pros:     The hope is that t...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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New Construction: Is It For Me?  If you are out looking for a place to purchase, you have probably noticed that there are a number of new home communities looking for buyers.  For many seasoned realtors this is a phenomenon that was much more rare 10 years ago.  In my early days of selling real e...

By Djuna Woods
(Coldwell Banker - Palo Alto, CA)
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Featured Palo Alto Dog Friendly Homes of the WeekMarch 1, 2008 · No Comments355 Channing is a beautiful, two story single family home in Channing Park.  It is less than four years old and looks like the owner has hardly lived in it.  The downstairs has lovely hardwood floors which makes cleaning ...

By Anne Arjani
(Keller Williams)
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Top 10 Tips for a Successful Flip in the Palo Alto Real Estate MarketMany people enjoy the show "Flip this House", but the realities of flipping in the Palo Alto Real Estate Market differ from what is demonstrated on the show. Finance and careful property selection play a larger role in the succe...
775 Cereza Drive in Palo Alto CA has many very desirable characteristics of the perfect investment or flipper home. The 1268 sq ft home on a 8,250 sq ft (per co. assessor) lot came onto the market on January 2nd 2008, for $1,275,000 in the HOT Barron Park neighborhood.  Palo Alto is in a strong s...

By Don Diltz, DRE:01204965
(Coldwell Banker)
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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...

By Don Diltz, DRE:01204965
(Coldwell Banker)
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Mid Peninsula real estate tours are on Tuesday and Friday.  This home, listed by Coldwell Banker, was presented on Friday's tour in Palo Alto. Not the highest price home on tour, but if you have time to see only one house, take a look at 2120 Cowper Street in Palo Alto.  The listing shows it as o...

By Steve Mun, Silicon Valley Realtor
(Keller Williams Silicon Valley)
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I am like probably many people:  I like to read about ridiculous and extreme things.  These things keep me entertained, and helps me keep things in proper perspective.  That is why I keep writing about these extreme items of over bidding.  Palo Alto has always been the bellwether for real estate ...

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