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Real Estate Market Blog: June 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.

June 2015 Real Estate Update

June 15, 2015
Ginny Kavanaugh
Since my report to you last month, the real estate market in Portola Valley has continued on the same path – escalating prices, few number of homes for sale and strong buyer demand. It’s beginning to sound like a broken record but, fortunately, it’s a very good song! Once again, record high prices have been achieved with the year-to-date average price exceeding $3.3 million, up 22% from the same period last year, and the year-to-date median price exceeding $2.6 million, representing a 9% gain from the same period last year. In May, there ...

10 Simple Water Conservation Tips to Help Homeowners save Water and Money

June 05, 2015
Ginny Kavanaugh
It's no secret that California is going through one of its worst droughts in years. Last month, Governor Jerry Brown ordered mandatory water use reductions for the first time in state history. There are a number of simple steps that homeowners can take to help conserve our water resources – and possibly even save money in the long run. Some of the steps may even improve your home's appeal to potential buyers when it comes time to sell. A typical household uses approximately 260 gallons of water every day, according to the U.S....

Upcoming Portola Valley Events: June 2015

June 03, 2015
Ginny Kavanaugh
Just wanted to remind you of 2 upcoming Portola Valley events, see all the details below. The Town Picnic has always been a family favorite, my kids now come with their children. And the Men's BBQ has been a longtime tradition that started ages ago with a few fathers who realized they were missing out on a lot of social time that their wives enjoyed before and after school drop-offs and pick-ups. It has since evolved into something much larger with fathers and grown sons enjoying it together.   PORTOLA ...