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Real Estate Market Blog: September 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.

Cosmos Roofing: Prepare for the rainy season!

September 21, 2015
Rich Cosmos
All roofs and gutters should be checked each September/October before the rainy season. With trees growing around many houses, the house movement we experience on the adobe soil is this area of the country, and the general wear and hardening of sealants due to much sun suggest a general inspection of the roof before the rains. Gutters and different roof types require vary of roof maintenance. Most pitched roofing surfaces will shed tree debris and are readily visible for roof wear. Most tree debris will collect in the valleys near the ...

Around town 09/15 Issue

September 16, 2015
Ginny Kavanaugh
Welcome to my new blog series I'm calling Around Town. Our local communities offer an abundance of activities, although sometimes we don't hear about them, we forget or it's not just not on our radar. For this, I am sharing a monthly round-up of activities that are happening in our neighborhoods. 45th ANNUAL HALF MOON BAY ART & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL October 17 & 18, 9:00AM – 5:00PM  Downtown Halfmoon Bay, Main Street ENTERTAINMENT AT THE SEQUOIAS:  WEST BAY OPERA SEASON PREVIEW September 18, 7:00PM Hanson Hall, The Sequoias, 501 Portola R ...

September 2015 Real Estate Update

September 16, 2015
Ginny Kavanaugh
We are seeing 2 trends in the real estate markets on the Peninsula. Some continued to stay strong through the summer months with August even outshining some of the performances in the spring. Others succumbed to the typical end of summer slowdown. In either event, the overall market trends are strong with median and average prices increasing year over year. With the recent downturn in the stock market, there is more uncertainty now than earlier this year, and only time will tell how this may impact our housing market. I anticipate more homes ...