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Portola Valley : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Jean and Chris Isaacson answered:
PV Ranch is a great area - and the homes are a good value for the Portola Valley area. Older homes my need some updating, but for the most case they are well built and are fairly easy to bring up to date. Sales are infrequent, and typically homes will sell quickly if priced appropriately. The community has a great pool, clubhouse and miles of trails both within and adjacent to the neighborhood.

Really the only potential downside is that you have limited design and landscaping options for the exterior of you home (although if you like the look of the community in general, that shouldn't be an issue.)

Hope that helps!

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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Elena Talis answered:
Start looking. Most of the rentals are posted on craigslist. There is housing shortage in our area so make sure to look for newer postings and respond fast.
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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Myrna Halla Phillips answered:
Hi Denise, I don.t have the answer to your question but I would love to talk to you about your rental as a prospective renter. I have many friends in your area.
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Wed May 26, 2010
John Souerbry answered:
The Portola Valley lies on the eastern side of Skyline Boulevard, so it's relatively less sunny than neighboring La Honda and the western slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains. This is primarily a rural community that has spots of flat land, but most of the home sites are on hilsides, crests and troughs. Of the 50 homes that sold in the area within the past year, 17 sold for $2M+ and 22 sold for $1.4M to $2M. Only 3 sold under $1M. Close proximity to Silicon Valley and great schools make it a great place to live. The area around Central Portola Valley and Westbridge are the most developed, along with Laderas. The remainder of the valley consists of larger home sites, small farms, and open spaces. All the areas along the north and western edges of the valley border reserved open spaces or open land. Portola Valley is one of those place it's best to drive through to get a feel for. ... more
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Thu Apr 8, 2010
Wilma L answered:
You should make an offer when you are comfortable with the numbers. A good agent should be working with you not against you.
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Fri Apr 9, 2010
Gene Yakubovich answered:
Yes. Portola Valley still keeping the value. There is no commute . It take 10 min car ride. no freeways.
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