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Sam S, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam S answered:
Though there are no reported crime, why is the area is considered as high risk?
Compared to Stanford campus it has some crimes liquor stores.

BTW: Those wanting to get in good schools do not feel that way.

Sam Shueh
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 11, 2015 Crime & Safety in Barron Park
Erica, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Erica answered:
how often it is?
I also like www.CrimeReports.com and be sure to then type in your own address, so you can compare the crime in any new neighborhood with a neighborhood you already know.
Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 6, 2014 Crime & Safety in Fairmeadow
Grace Morioka, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka answered:
How do I change a property title from condo to SFR?
You can't since ownership "type" is recorded with the property. Although the unit is detached, because the property title is defined by the city prior to construction, it cannot be chan ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Feb 16, 2014 General Area in 94301
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Marcy Moyer answered:
nearest public pool
Helen,
There is a public pool at Rinconada Park. You can learn more about the pool at :http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/recreation/aquatics/default.asp

It is in Rinconada ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 12, 2013 Shopping & Local Amenities in Duveneck/Saint Francis
Juliana Lee,…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Juliana Lee,MBA/LL.B answered:
How safe is Buchanan Ct?
East Palo Alto has had some recent very public crimes which are bringing renewed efforts to make the city safer. I would expect the efforts to have at least temporary affect.

Public ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 17, 2013 Crime & Safety in Palo Alto
Jamaalglenn, Renter in Stanford, CA
Jamaalglenn answered:
My wife and I are seriously considering moving to Stanford Cali. We are both under 35 with 2kids. Your thoughts?
RentLingo.com

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 7, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 94305
Erica, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Erica answered:
Which neighborhoods in palo alto ca are a ft for young families seeking in at 1.8mm or less? Walking access to neighborhood park for kids?
This is a new listing! Love this area! FYI!
Erica
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1500 block CHANNING AVENUE, Palo Alto 94303 Status: Active MLS #: 81223394
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0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 27, 2012 General Area in Palo Alto
Mindy, Home Owner in 94306
Mindy answered:
How do you find out what school district you are in? Are they flexible- could I send my child to Gun or los Altos high school?
I live in Palo Alto, therefore I will provide the information on Palo Alto Unified School District aka PAUSD. In theory, it is possible to transfer schools since there is a "process" de ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 14, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 94304
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
John Souerbry answered:
Can you recommend a good specialist for Palo Alto rentals? And what are the rental trends right now?
I work with many rentals in Palo Alto, both as a property manager and a broker.
In most areas of the city, rents have kept pace with rapidly-increasing prices for residential property. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 3, 2012 General Area in Palo Alto
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Marcy Moyer answered:
Moving from Williamsburg, Brooklyn to Palo Alto area with girlfriend. What are the best areas within 40min of stanford that are safe / inexpensive?
Cruzanmo,
Welcome to the left coast. I have a son who lives in Williamsburg and the rents in Palo Alto seem to be equivalent to Williamsburg. When are you moving out here? I have a one ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 27, 2011 Moving in Palo Alto
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Marcy Moyer answered:
Why is Ventura inexpensive compared to other neighborhoods?
Mindy,
Southgate is a little different because the section of El Camino that borders it is Stanford, not Ernie's Liquor Store. Also, there are larger and more charming homes, and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 27, 2010 General Area in Palo Alto
Mary Runkel…, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Mary Runkel Chacon answered:
Looking for a family friendly, affordable (3 bedroom/2 bath w/ 1600-1800 sq. ft. for less than $900,000) and safe/low crime community 35 minutes or
It will be difficult to find what your looking for in Palo Alto. Although, not impossible...fixer upper. For example, one just came on the market today in PA, 3 bedroom 1 bath, 1060 sq ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 29, 2010 General Area in Palo Alto
Allyson Ales…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Allyson Alessandrini answered:
Relocating from Manhattan to Silicon Valley
You have already recieved some good advice, I would like to add a few neighborhoods for you to consider, Campbell it has a wonderful little down town with good resturants, Willow Glen a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 6, 2010 Moving in Palo Alto
Grace Morioka, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka answered:
Are there any bargains left in Palo Alto (e.g. - under $1 mil)? If so, which particular streets?
Hello Marcy and thanks for you note.

I am speaking only from personal experience that my clients have all (for the past four years) found the best bargains in Palo Alto and surroundi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 25, 2009 General Area in Palo Alto
Steven, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Steven answered:
historically, which city has better appreciation records, Palo Alto or Los Altos?
I agree with Nova. I've charted single family homes prices in these and other south bay cities using data from the past 15-20 years, and they stay fairly consistent relative to on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 25, 2009 General Area in Palo Alto
Fred Glick, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Fred Glick answered:
Which neighborhoods in PA are walkable to downtown?
There is a great site called walkscore.com that shows you what is walkable from different areas.

Our downtown (called Center City, where I live and have my office) is Manhattanesque ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 5, 2009 Moving in Palo Alto
Dave Blockhus, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Dave Blockhus answered:
I'm relocating to Palo Alto/Mountain View area from LA this summer and am looking to rent a 2 bedroom
You might look at the web sites of the local newspapers like the Palo Alto daily and the los altos town crier. Bay rentals is a local company that works mainly with local rentals (home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 23, 2008 General Area in Palo Alto
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
John Souerbry answered:
What is a good rate for an apartment in palo Alto?
In the Barron Park area, about 1 mile south of Page Mill Road on El Camino Real, you can find 1 bedroom apartments for $900 - $1200 and 2 bedrooms for $1450 - $1650.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 9, 2008 General Area in Palo Alto
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
John Souerbry answered:
There is a property I am interested in Palo Alto but it is not listed here, how come?
I work with many Palo Alto investors who don't list their property on the MLS, they prefer to do private sales and will use an attorney to administrate the sale rather than a broker (I' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 9, 2008 General Area in 94301
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
John Souerbry answered:
Carpet Question. I own a home in Palo Alto.
You want your home to look great in order to get the highest price. If it looks really bad or the color is not a neutral color, I would recommend replacing it. I wouldn't recommend of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 9, 2008 Curb Appeal in Palo Alto
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