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January 2017
January 2017
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They say that the three most important things about real estate are location, location and location. But last year it was more about inventory, inventory and inventory. Lack of homes for sale is still the driving issue affecting home ...


January 2017
January 2017
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The real estate market in Portola Valley remained strong and stable in 2016. The median sales price of a home in Portola Valley in 2016 was $2,815,000. This is a very small increase over last year's median price of $2,725,000. Sales prices were ...


December 2016
December 2016
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Now that my kids, and the kids of my friends, are grown and making their way in the world, we’re starting to wonder where they’ll be able to buy a house someday. The sky-high prices here on the Peninsula make it challenging for them to be ...

December 2016
December 2016
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With real estate prices roughly doubling across the Peninsula over the last eight years, some people are asking, “Are we in a bubble?”

I recently came across this Forbes article, “5 Signs Your Local Real Estate Market is a Bubble,” and I thought ...


December 2016
December 2016
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What Does a Luxury Home Cost Around the World Compared to Peninsula Cities?

By now we’re all used to the sky-high price of real estate on the Peninsula. We get it—it’s a great place to live! The weather is temperate, the economy is booming, ...


November 2016
November 2016
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After years of rising prices, dwindling inventory and multiple bids, the market finally started to cool down this summer. Traditionally spring is the most active time for local real estate sales and things always slow a bit in summer/fall, but this ...