Category Archives: Palo Alto Community

Lawn Flip for Rebates

The rain is finally here! But how long will it last and will it be enough to get us out of the drought? Researchers say no. The everlasting drought we have been experiencing these past few years has gotten people’s … Continue reading

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4 Home Technologies for Energey Efficiency

Our energy bills are “HUGE” and seem to be growing every year. Are you interested in shaving off $200-$400 off your energy bills annually?  I am! Here is what the National Association of Home Builders offers as some high-tech tips: Automated HVAC Systems. … Continue reading

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Realtor Volunteer Service Program

Every year Realtors throughout Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties participate in a community outreach project to help seniors.  The program is designed to support home safety for senior home owners and renters who are physically challenged and … Continue reading

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Palo Alto’s Growth vs. School Capacity…that is the question

The Palo Alto school board is in the throws of determing the direction to take on both the elementary schools and middle schools growth. Do they build a new middle school or place six-graders back into the elementary schools? In … Continue reading

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Rents Moving Up: Home Prices Soon to Follow?

I was reading an article today and found it interesting.  During the second half of 2011, we have seen a dramatic increase in demand for rentals in the Bay Area. In all, I would say with that demand, we have seen … Continue reading

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Reduce Holiday Waste This Season

Between all the baking, packaging from holiday shopping and the overall influx of items coming into our home during this time of year, my family seems to generates ALOT of recycling.  According to CalRecycle, more than 1 million tons of … Continue reading

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WHAT IS CALIFORNIA PROP 60 and 90 ANYWAY?

Homeowners often come into my open houses and mention how they wish they could “downsize”. They feel locked into their current homes because of their low property tax base. As we chat I ask them if they are familiar with Proposition 60 and Proposition 90, and … Continue reading

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INTERIOR PAINTING – 4 TIPS WORTH CHECKING OUT

Painting is a quick and cost-effective way to spruce up your home.  These few tips can improve the quality of the finished product. GET THE SURFACE READY In order for the paint to go on smoothly you must be sure the … Continue reading

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Thinking about selling your own home, think again!

Every once in a while I run across someone who questions the value of a Real Estate agent. Recently I came across an interesting survey conducted by HomeGain. Basically, home sellers who use a Realtor are more successful and more satisfied that those who choose … Continue reading

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Bay Area Home Sales Still on the Rise

 Although the recent plummet in the stock market shocked us all, it still looks like home sales are still on the rise. Prior to the drop in the market, the June issue of Realtor Magazine cited the stronger demand in real estate market due … Continue reading

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