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Property Q&A in Los Altos Hills : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Mar 4, 2017
Danielle Klein asked:
Is the property still available
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Sat Mar 4, 2017
Danielle Klein asked:
Is the property still available
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
Automatic valuations on line are not accurate. They may be pulling from tax records and they may not be updating their records. Even if they had the sq. ft. correct, a computer can not know the value because it has not seen the details of finish work, location, landscaping, etc.

As recommended if you are concerned about the sq. ft. Have someone check the tax records to see if that is correct. As a general you know garages or unfinished space is not calculated into living space. Even though there may be some value to a buyer the tax records won't show it as sq. ft.

What is your intention to knowing the value of your home?

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Wed Mar 14, 2012
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Hi and thanks for your note.

It doesn't appear, at first blush, that pets are allowed in this home, but as this is a single family home, you or your agent can certainly explain the situation to the homeowner to see if a pet would be allowed. If you don't have an agent, give me a call and I'd be happy to help you in this home search. Do keep in mind that the rent on this home is $7200 per month.


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Sun Mar 27, 2011
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
Hello Chris, this is vacant land in preforeclosure status. To the right of the default amount it says "what's this" and then goes on to explain....."Total amount of missed loan payments from the borrower to the foreclosing lender. This is what a buyer would need to pay just to bring the loan current and stop the foreclosure proceedings, but it is probably not the full consideration amount the buyer will need to pay to purchase a pre-foreclosure property."

According to the MLS, currently, there are 16 residential lots for sale in Los Altos Hills. They range in price from $749k up to $19.5m and range in size from approx 1ac. up to approx. 20ac. One of which is on Elena Rd. If you would like me to email you the list, please contact me through my Trulia profile. Kind regards.
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Thu Apr 22, 2010
Bayarea777 asked:
need your advice on the below :

1.Buying a property with LA hills address but Los Altos schools. any idea on how Egan middle and LA high schools are ? I checkout the scores but want feedback…
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Sun Mar 28, 2010
John Juarez answered:

Los Altos Hills is a great location. It is a small community with a very limited ability to build new houses. The supply/demand ratio will continue to be short supply verses demand. That will maintain prices. ... more
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Thu Mar 25, 2010
Mark Burns answered:
Some properties (like you mentioned) are under the Williamson Act because the use is strictly for agriculture. The taxes are significantly lower but carry restrictions. If you decide to develop land like this for housing there is a long process involved in taking the property out of the Williamson Act. It is expensive and time consuming. There is no guarantee that you will be successful in changing part of it or all of it for residential use.

If you find a 10+ acre property along the Peninsula, it does not necessarily mean that it is used strictly for agriculture and carries the lower tax treatment. You can find more information on this at:

Mark Burns, Realtor
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Tue Mar 3, 2009
David Blockhus answered:

That home is 12501 Corbetta lane in Los Altos hills. The current homeowners bought it is 2006 for $1,928,000. It appears to be in the early stages of default, so it would be a wait and see if they cure the loan or not. ... more
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