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Real Estate Market Blog: October 2014


Insights on the real estate market trends on the Mid-Peninsula: Portola Valley, Woodside, Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

Quick tips for fall lawn care

October 27, 2014
Ginny Kavanaugh
You can feel that fall is finally approaching. With temperatures starting to dip, small spurts of rain and the leaves changing, it’s the perfect time for you to protect your lawn from the coming winter months and prep for the spring. Here are some quick tips on things you can do now that will ensure a stronger, greener lawn for you to enjoy next year. Aeration allows air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots, helping roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn. One of the main reasons for aeration is to ...

October 2014 Real Estate Update

October 16, 2014
Ginny Kavanaugh
The 3rd quarter has come and gone, which is always a good time to take a look at the real estate market to see how it compares to previous quarters. Below is a look at the 3rd quarter median price this year compared to the same quarter last year, for Portola Valley, Woodside, Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Los Altos/Los Altos Hills. I believe the median (half the homes sold above this price and half below) is a more accurate indicator of prices than the average, which can be inflated based on the sale of just one or two really high-end ...

Tuscan Villa Rentals

October 01, 2014
Ginny Kavanaugh
Plan the perfect getaway. I wanted to share a great resource for you, your clients and anyone looking for an Italian vacation. Local residents Laura Kavanaugh and Brandy Stroh of Tuscan Travel Group have put together a portfolio of hand-picked Tuscan homes and villas, each chosen for its location, amenities, character and many other factors that make a vacation property special.  Enjoy! Known for its world-class gardens and breathtaking views, this villa's inviting gathering rooms and beautiful antiques are not to be missed. ...