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Tony, Home Buyer in Los Altos, CA
Tony asked:
Will city of Los Altos consider putting fence or wall along Foothill Exp? Recently, there were two accidents, where cars slammed deep into people's backyard after knocking down the weak walls along Foothill Exp. These accidents can be deadly. Will the city…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 7, 2015 Crime & Safety in 94024
Bob Gerughty, Home Buyer in Los Altos, CA
Bob Gerughty answered:
is it a good idea to buy that lot listed on Plateau Ave Los Altos and build a house there?
Lot is land locked. An access road needs to be built, and utilities need to be brought in from the street. Must take into account these expenses if considering this lot. Also, the lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2014 Home Buying in 94024
Susan Sweeley, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Susan Sweeley answered:
Why is this property 1434 Fremont Ave, Los Altos still on market after 20 days?
The home listed for $1,478,000 on April 10th. Sold for $1,450,000 on May 14th.

Yes the market was really moving fast then with multiple offers after one weekend on the market. Thi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 17, 2013 Home Buying in 94024
Tony, Home Buyer in Los Altos, CA
Tony answered:
Why this house is a short sale? http://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Altos/10549-Creston-Dr-94024/home/1764446
This house (10549 Creston Dr.) finally was sold for $1,245,000 (http://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Altos/10549-Creston-Dr-94024/home/1764446)

Now compare the above house with its almost si ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 15, 2013 Home Buying in 94024
Juliana Lee, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee answered:
How to grandfather/legalize un-permitted "workshop" structure?
Most cities have similar but not identical requirements. Palo Alto has a useful zoning manual online at http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/8569

If the structure ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu May 30, 2013 Home Selling in 94024
Vinicius Bra…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Vinicius Brasil answered:
Rental home in Los Altos/Mountain View HS District
I have one available on 1614 Hollingsworth Drive in Mountain View.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/apa/3719873852.html
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 For Rent in 94024
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Can some one publish data on home purchases in Los Altos by investors vs. individual families?
Perhaps you should contact a Realtor in your community!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Home Buying in 94024
John Bender, Real Estate Pro in Corona, CA
John Bender answered:
Is Now A GOOD Time to buy a HIGH PRICE home ?
LOL. Debra, this question was posted almost 3 years ago. I think the agents that posted an definitive "yes" probably are no longer in the business.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 13, 2012 Home Buying in 94024
Debra Ahn, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Debra Ahn answered:
If I sell my home in santa clara county after November 2011 but before Feb 2012, do I have to make the Feb 2012 property tax payment?
Hi,

If you have paid the first installment of taxes, due no later than December 10, but have not paid the 2nd installement due no later than April 10 and you close escrow before Apr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 13, 2012 Home Selling in 94024
Bryan Robert…, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Bryan Robertson answered:
How long does it typically take Trulia to pick up a new listing from MLS?
In short, 24 hours for syndicated data (straight from the MLS) and immediately for manually entered listings. Agents can post listings themselves which often results in duplicate listi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 16, 2010 Home Buying in 94024
Bryan Robert…, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Bryan Robertson answered:
Los Altos home prices ?
I'm a little late to this party but have to chime in with an answer. Los Altos has NOT declined this year and is trending up slightly as I predicted at the beginning of the year. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 26, 2010 Market Conditions in 94024
Gilbert Rich…,  in Santa Clara County, CA
Gilbert Richards answered:
Can someone explain to me why a couple of homes in Los Altos valued at above a million dollars, yet sold in June 2010 for only $136,000 or $224,500?
I would agree with the previous postings. It was either a family transfer where they retained the assessed value or it could be a foreclosure on a 2nd mortgage. I doubt the ladder great ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 10, 2010 Home Buying in 94024
Tony, Home Buyer in Los Altos, CA
Tony answered:
I got a call this weekend from my agent informing me that a recent housing market is very active,
Optimizedprime has pointed out several key points for Los Altos that so far don't make much logical sense according to the current real estate market.

P/R (price-to-rent) ratio ... more
3 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 10, 2009 Market Conditions in 94024
David Blockh…, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
David Blockhus answered:
Refinancing ideas or alternatives for Jumbo 5/1 ARM?
Jeepie,

In my opinion and in the short term, I would sit tight and watch the market. At 4.375%, you have a great rate for the next year. In March the conforming rate cap will go bac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 20, 2009 Financing in 94024
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