Atherton, CA Real Estate News

By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Atherton is one of the premium locations in Silicon Valley.  From quaint, tree-lined streets and fine restaurants and shops of downtown to sprawling estates, Atherton offers everything a luxury home buyer could be looking for.  But what if you’re on a budget and still want to buy in Atherton? Here are Atherton homes for sale under $1,000,000 as of November 11, 2011.  Drop me a line (john@jsrealproperty.com) for more information and to schedule a viewing of these or other properties in Silicon Valley.   Type Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet Notes Single family $998,000 2/2 1,060 Short sale Single family $988,000 2/2 1,330     Please check back next week for an update, or visit www.jsrealproperty.com and click on Silicon Valley MLS Search to find homes for sale in Atherton and throughout Silicon V...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Read what’s going on in the Atherton housing market in my 1 Minute Housing Market Report.  News, prices, financing, home buying and selling tips, and more!  Includes local, regional, state and national updates. Click here:  http://johnsouerbry.housingtrendsnewsletter.com Or visit my web site:  www.jsrealproperty.com
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By Menlo Park Real Estate and Homes for Sale, WendeByTheBay.com - 650.504.0219 - SF Peninsula
(Wende Schoof)
San Francisco Bay Area realtor Wende Schoof invites you to join her on her weekly tour of homes listed for sale. This week’s San Francisco Peninsula homes are in the cities of Atherton, Redwood City and San Carlos. Here is a glimpse of a few of the ten homes on this week’s featured tour Homes for Sale in Menlo Park, Redwood City and San Carlos, CA, are featured as you can see in this map View Wende's Tour by the Bay 7/19/11 in a larger map   Now let's join Wende on the video tour for the week: When you want to know more about San Francisco Bay Area homes for sale or selling homes on the San Francisco Peninsula, contact Wende Schoof at 650-504-0219 or Wende@WendeByTheBay.com. You can see previous tours via the three links below: Wende's Tour By the Bay 7/5/11 Wende's Tour By the Bay 6/2...
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By Menlo Park Real Estate and Homes for Sale, WendeByTheBay.com - 650.504.0219 - SF Peninsula
(Wende Schoof)
Wende Schoof, San Mateo County, CA, realtor, takes you on a tour of properties as she and fellow Keller Williams realtor Pam Schneider preview homes in Atherton, Menlo Park, Redwood City and Woodside. Homes range in size from just under 1,000 square feet to almost 8,000 square feet and in price from $599,950 to $5,999,000. There are 12 homes in this week's tour. The map below shows where the homes are located. Atherton: 242 Oak Grove Avenue Menlo Park: 105 Laurel Avenue 1031 Almanor Avenue 216 Oakhurst Place Redwood City: 3040 Goodwin Avenue 1636 Maddux Drive 1266 Connecticut Street 916 Wilmington Way 145 Nevada Street 505 Jeter Street Woodside: 2452 Alameda de las Pulgas 2198 Greenways Drive View Wende's Tour by the Bay 6/14/11 in a larger map Now let's go on tour with Wende in the vi...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
The answer is, ask your lawyer? When a home is being sold through a trust, the heirs of the estate need to be informed. If there are any objections they need a chance to express their concerns.  It does not mean that the home can not be sold, just that whatever the objection is needs to be dealt with, sometimes through court action. There heirs can agree to to forgo the 45 day waiting period for the Notice of proposed action by singing off before the home is sold. So, if you are selling a home in trust be sure and ask your lawyer if the waiting period can be waived before the sale of the house so that the escrow can close in less time.  You don't want to sign an offer with a 30 day close and find out there needs to be a 45 day waiting period. If you have any questions about selling a ho...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
Coming soon: An Atherton Acre with a 3 bedroom main house and 2 bedroom pool house. This lovely lot offers many fruit an avocado trees, a pool and pool house built in 2002, a main house built in 1951 with some very nice architectural touches, an artist studio, and an surprisingly private lot.  
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
Deaths in families are always hard. They can bring out both the best and worst in a family. There is often a combination of sorrow and a bubbling to the surface of many past, and normal family rivalries and childhood issues. Every estate must have an executor and this executor can be anyone the owner of the estate appoints if the estate has been put in trust. If there is no trust but there is a will and the will names an executor that person must be affirmed by the probate court.  If there is no will the probate court will asign a personal representative. As a realtor who has been fortunate enough to list many homes in trusts and probates I have found that the ones that go the smoothest are those where a trust department at a bank has been named the executor. My experience has been that...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
  WHY WORK SO HARD ON AN ATHERTON LISTING THAT WILL PROBABLY BE TORN DOWN?     Happy Mother’s Day! I hope everyone is treating their mothers especially nice today.  A childhood friend of mine posted a picture of his 96 year old mother on Facebook.  She looks old, but lively.  No reason not to put makeup on and dress up this vibrant woman.   The picture reminded me of my soon to be on the market new listing in Atherton.  While the house is not 96 years old, rather a rancher from the 60’s, it has been recently neglected.  The owner passed away after not living in the house for several years, and the estate is selling the home , which is on a very neglected one acre.   The pool is green with a broken filter, there are abandoned cars on the lot, the landscaping is compl...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
Memories can be housed in stuff, especially as people gets older and they find that objects are needed to jog their memory.  The problem is that very often when it is time to leave the place that has been home for 30, 40, or 50 years, there is wall to wall stuff. The plate on the wall that was handed down by great grandmother is probably not going to be wanted by great grandchild number 1. However, with the normal tensions that arise in settling an estate, and the enormous popularity of shows like Pawn Stars and Antique Road Show, many heirs believe that the house full of stuff they have inherited may be worth something.  Also, if you need to sell a probate or trust home in order to settle an estate this stuff needs to be cleared out. In order to keep the peace in the family and to make...
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By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
"Have prices dropped since January 2009 in Atherton?" Thus started the question from an accountant working on behalf of one of her clients. I'm happy to help other professionals gather the information their clients need, and did a bit of research for her. Pulling information from our MLS for the part of Atherton in question for the last two years showed the following: Interesting--there has been virtually no change; in fact, the median sales price was exactly the same both years--$3,650,000.00 Next, I prepared a comparative market analysis for homes in the area of similar square footage, active listings, pending sales and solds since 2010. The median price of the 4 sold properties was $3,302,500, and an amazing $1,045 per square foot! Later today I read the article, "Big Spenders Buoy ...
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By Phil Caulfield, I Get The Loans Done That The Big Banks Don't!
(Prosperity Home Mortgage)
There are five open houses scheduled in Atherton on Sunday January 10, 2010, as of the time of this writing. Here is a list of these open houses for you: 37 De Bell Drive, $5,495,000, open house from 1:30 to 4 301 Stockbridge Avenue, $1,998,000, 1:30 to 4:30 73 Nora Way, $1,895,000, 1:30 to 4:30 30 Southgate Court, $1,695,000, 1:30 to 4:30 3421 El Camino Real #4C, $599,000, 1 to 4 Jumbo Loan Blog  
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By Phil Caulfield, I Get The Loans Done That The Big Banks Don't!
(Prosperity Home Mortgage)
Normally, homeowners in Atherton don't want a 15 year fixed rate because the payments are too high. Now there is a twist on a 15 year fixed rate that can keep your payment low! This loan has a 40 year term. Initially it is a 15 year fixed rate. During the 15 year fixed rate term, the payments are interest-only. Because the payments are interest-only, the payment is a lot lower than an amortized 15 year fixed rate.  Here's the neat part - if you pay principal during the 15 year fixed rate term, the payment decreases because the payment is based on the reduced balance! After the 15 year fixed rate term expires, the rate adjusts once. The rate is determined by adding .5% to the Fannie May 60 day rate. The new payment is based on the new rate, amortized over 25 years. Hopefully you have pai...
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By John Pinto
(Realty World - John V. Pinto & Associates, Inc.)
I have reviewed the November MLS statistics for Single Family Homes in Atherton, California. Please listen to my podcast to learn about the key trends and indicators in this area. If you have any questions about the market, feel free to give me a call at 408-829-4141 or e-mail JohnPinto@jvpinto.com Thank you, John V. Pinto
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By John Pinto
(Realty World - John V. Pinto & Associates, Inc.)
I have reviewed the October MLS statistics for Single Family Homes in Atherton, California. Please listen to my podcast to learn about the key trends and indicators in this area. If you have any questions about the market, feel free to give me a call at 408-829-4141 or e-mail JohnPinto@jvpinto.com Thank you, John V. Pinto
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By Maury O'Hearn
(Premier Property Group)
 I am amazed at what has happened to this sleepy residential "village" it has never been an inexpensive place to live but with the prices going up like they are I often wonder what is going to happen in the next ten years or so. With the average selling price in Atherton well above the three million dollar mark and Menlo Park not far behind - where are the service providers going to live? Will this area eventually turn into a utopia of sorts for the chosen few that can afford it - who will serve them? Do you think the service folks are going to commute an hour or two to cut lawns, and clean homes? Let me know your thoughts...
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Hi let me tell you a little about me and my business. I am new at blogs but with any luckAll that read this will see the humor and hop on to join me on this journey.I am the Broker / Owner of Premier Property Group based in Menlo Park and Placerville California we are a small boutique firm with a passion for service and technology to help make the buying and selling process seamless. We specialize in Luxury Home marketing and a very small niche market of Car collectors that need more space for their toys.Where to start - I grew up in Atherton, when I was nine or ten I got a paper route with the Palo Alto Times newspaper. My route encompassed a good portion of Lindenwood.  Most homes in that area a located on 1+ acre lots with at the time semi-circular driveways (this made it vary easy t...
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By John Pinto
(Realty World - John V. Pinto & Associates, Inc.)
I have reviewed the September MLS statistics for Single Family Homes in Atherton, California. Please listen to my podcast to learn about the key trends and indicators in this area. If you have any questions about the market, feel free to give me a call at 408-829-4141 or e-mail JohnPinto@jvpinto.com Thank you, John V. Pinto
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By John Pinto
(Realty World - John V. Pinto & Associates, Inc.)
I have reviewed the August MLS statistics for Single Family Homes in Atherton, California. Please listen to my podcast to learn about the key trends and indicators in this area. If you have any questions about the market, feel free to give me a call at 408-829-4141 or e-mail JohnPinto@jvpinto.com Thank you, John V. Pinto
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By John Pinto
(Realty World - John V. Pinto & Associates, Inc.)
I have reviewed the July MLS statistics for Single Family Homes in Atherton, California. Please listen to my podcast to learn about the key trends and indicators in this area. If you have any questions about the market, feel free to give me a call at 408-829-4141 or e-mail JohnPinto@jvpinto.com Thank you, John V. Pinto
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