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Quality of Life in Menlo Park : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 22, 2012
Lance King answered:
I saw your other post about this. If fog/temperature is an issue the peninsula will be warmer than the city and the east bay will be warmest of all, although there are parts of the city that are warmer and less foggy than others such as Potrero Hil. If weather doesn't keep you out of the city - and coming from Florida it will seem COLD here, It really comes down to your budget. Places will also be larger outside the city and have more likelihood of a yard. If you give a price range you'll get a lot more helpful information. ... more
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Wed Aug 4, 2010
Marcy Moyer answered:
If the house were in Menlo Park I would suggest you fill it in, however pools may be be more desireable in Encinitas than here. I can not answer that question. But, and I can not emphasize this enough, the person you need to ask is the attorney for the estate. There are legal implications in repairing homes that are going to be sold by an estate, whether through probate or in a trust. Unless the home is now in the name of you and your siblings and not as just beneficiaries of the estate, you should not do anything without asking the lawyer.
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Fri Apr 9, 2010
Allison Klein answered:
Congrats on your new job! Menlo Park is a very pricey area. Average sales price for homes there last month was $1.497M. You will get more for your money in Redwood City and San Carlos with a bit of a commute but not bad as they are the next cities north. Palo Alto will be even more expensive. I can send you more info just let me know and good luck! ... more
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Tue Oct 21, 2014
Deborah Madey answered:
The greatest value a pool will add to your home is the value it brings to you, your family and friends in terms of enjoyment and memories. In certain communities, where pools are common, a "nice" pool will help sell a property faster, perhaps for slightly more. In a community where pools are common, a pool that is not up to the typical pools of the neighborhood will detract from the value of the property. Some buyers seek pools, while others specifically and purposely avoid them. Put in a pool for personal enjoyment, not as a 'money maker.' A nice pool may add only a small amount of value to a property. ... more
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