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Real Estate Market Blog: November 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.

What to expect from your realtor

November 17, 2014
Ginny Kavanaugh
Hiring a realtor for the critical job of selling your home is a really key decision. Get it wrong and there could be some serious consequences, in terms of a home remaining unsold for longer than you would like and/or not achieving its optimum price in whatever current market conditions happen to be. Your search for the right realtor will be considerably enhanced if you know exactly what you should be expecting your realtor to do for you. As your agent I will Demonstrate absolute integrity. Educate you about the current conditions of ...

November 2014 Real Estate Update

November 11, 2014
Ginny Kavanaugh
The new normal for Silicon Valley home buying: 36 days on the market The Bay Area is the second-fastest moving residential real estate market in the entire country, with homes listed on the market for a median 36 days. Modest Bay Area homes hit mind-boggling prices Location drives people to the Bay Area even as price persquare foot soars, particularly in Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Who to call for winter home maintenance care I have compiled a short list of people you can call to helpprep your home for the winter months. It continues to ...

Fall home maintenance

November 03, 2014
Ginny Kavanaugh
Here is my short list of people I recommend to help with all the fall home maintenance tasks to prep your home for the winter months. Many people turn off their thermostat during the summer, and now is the time to switch it back on. General recommendation for the temperature setting in the winter is 68 degrees when at home and 58 degrees when not at home or sleeping. Consider installing a WiFi thermostat that allows you to monitor your home’s temperature. My recommendation Nest 855-469-6378 Start with replacing dirty or clogged ...