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Is Spring the Best Time to Buy a Palo Alto Home?

The world of real estate is an exciting and confusing place filled with sage advice for home buyers and sellers. You may have heard plenty of recommendations on when to buy, when to sell, whether you should stage, and other helpful tips to get your home sold fast; however, it may be difficult to tell…

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Attention Downsizing Baby Boomers – Sell Your House, Protect All Your Equity, and Pay NO Capital Gains Taxes with this Simple Strategy Using Tools Congress Gave Us

Many of my parent’s friends who have fortunately accumulated significant equity in their homes over the last several decades are faced with a dilemma of downsizing into a smaller home because they can no longer conveniently or adequately take care of their properties.  Importantly, many of them desire a simpler-smaller property, usually all single-level, accessible…

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Planned-Community Zoning Is On Table In Palo Alto

The Palo Alto City Council will consider whether or not, and how, to change or adjust land-use designation process within city limits.  The Council will begin Monday October 6 to look at modifying the city’s somewhat difficult planned-community zoning, which was paused due to a citizen referendum.  The current zoning which has been in place…

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Portola Valley Ranch – The Peninsula’s Hidden Gem

Amazingly Distinctive Custom Homes Are Still Undervalued Amidst Market Chaos Developed in the 1970s Portola Valley Ranch (PV Ranch), a planned community of approximately 205 homes located in Portola Valley off Alpine Road, is truly a hidden gem of a development which offers so much for so little on a comparative basis.  Portola Valley Ranch…

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How To Avoid The Big Housing Crunch Awaiting Many Baby Boomers

There Are Dire Predictions For Baby Boomers But It Can Be Overcome With Planning Those American Baby Boomers born between 1946 and 1964 are facing some pretty serious issues in the foreseeable future none of which are as daunting as the cost of housing in their retirement years.  Notwithstanding the estimated costs of $220,000 a couple will…

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Palo Alto Foothills Park to Expand?

Weigh in on the Palo Alto Foothills Park Expansion The Palo Alto Resident-Only Foothills Park may be expanding under a current proposal in front of the Palo Alto City Council.  In a memo to council members 7.7 acres of city-owned land next to the exclusive Foothills Park preserve was described as an environmentally important riparian…

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Palo Alto Makes the City “Bike-Friendly”

Palo Alto Plans New Bike Routes Throughout City Three decades after Palo Alto turned Bryant Street into the nation’s first “bicycle boulevard,” the city council is hearing a proposal to create similar bike-friendly routes on Greer Road, Wilkie Way, Park Boulevard and Stanford Avenue.

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Palo Alto – a History Lesson

Palo Alto Early History Discovery of Palo Alto, California Palo Alto’s earliest recorded history is from 1769, when Gaspar de Portolà discovered an Ohlone Indian settlement. A plaque is erected at Middlefield Road and Embarcadero Road to commemorate the remains an area of known Indian mounds.

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