We use cookies in order to save your preferences so we can provide a feature-rich, personalized website experience. We also use functionality from third-party vendors who may add additional cookies of their own (e.g. Analytics, Maps, Chat, etc). Read more about cookies in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. If you do not accept our use of Cookies, please do not use the website.


Real Estate Market Blog: February 2015


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.

February 2015 Real Estate Update

February 12, 2015
Ginny Kavanaugh
While it’s too early in the year to accurately predict what will happen to the real estate market, we can be certain that right now is an amazing seller’s market –particularly for homes priced $3 million or less. The time to act is now, before the competition heats up. It would be my pleasure to represent you in selling your home. In my just published annual Portola Valley Real Estate Review and my Year-End Review for Woodside, Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Los Alltos Hills, I indicated a strong outlook for the market in 2015 ...

Why 2015 May Finally Be the Year You Sell Your Home

February 10, 2015
Ginny Kavanaugh
The famed investor and industrialist J. Paul Getty once said, "I like to buy when everyone's selling and sell when everyone's buying." In some ways, that same adage may be just as true for Main Street as it is for Wall Street - or at least the houses on Main Street. Over the past couple of years, homebuyers have been out pounding the pavement looking for a home to purchase. But in many communities, they've been frustrated by a shortage of homes for sale. There are a number of reasons why potential sellers have been sitting on the sidelines, ...

2014 Portola Valley Annual Review

February 02, 2015
Ginny Kavanaugh
I am pleased to share this review of our local real estate market. This analysis is based on home sales recorded through the Multiple Listing Service. It does not include any private/off-market sales, but I can provide information on those if you are interested. As a Portola Valley homeowner since 1973 and agent since 1985, I know Portola Valley inside and out and have gained an in-depth knowledge of the intricacies involved with buying and selling property here. I hope you enjoy the insights on the Portola Valley market trends and property ...