Real estate

Liz Herlihy-Hobart, branch manager  and escrow officer at Cornerstone Title Co. will explain the ins and outs and the things you don’t know about title/escrow and trusts  at Little House (800 Middle Ave.) on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. RSVP at 326-2025 or in person at Guest Services. Refreshments served. Walk-ins welcome. Sponsored by Liliana Perazich and Beth Leathers, Senior Real Estate specialists, Coldwell Banker.

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Paul Allen’s Atherton estate on the market for $41,488,000

Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen’s Atherton estate is on the market for $41,488,000, the most expensive listing in the town where the median list price is $7.8 million for the 50 homes currently on the market. Allen, who died last year of cancer at the age of 65, purchased the contemporary mansion located on Camino Al Lago in […]

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Atherton’s 94027 remains the #1 most expensive zip code in the country

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According to Property Shark, Atherton’s 94027 remains the #1 most expensive zip code in in the country, thanks to a considerable spike in its median sale price “It’s news to no one that Silicon Valley is home to some of the most expensive residential real estate in the country – or world, for that matter, the […]

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Atherton is new priciest zip code leader according to Property Shark

There’s a new town atop priciest zip codes measured by home sales, and it’s 94027, according to Property Shark. The town of Atherton posted a median sale price of $4.95 million, displacing 2016’s leader – 11962 in Sagoponack, N.Y., which fell to 15th on the list. Palo Alto and Los Altos also made the top […]

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Menlo Park home sale prices doubled from 2007 to 2017

Real estate data provider PropertyShark finalized an analysis of Silicon Valley’s housing market, looking at how median sale prices have changed compared to a decade ago, when most areas hit their pre-recession peak. In 2007, the median sale price in Menlo Park was just a little above the $1 million mark. Compared to a decade […]

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94027 Atherton is America’s most expensive zip code, according to Forbes

94027 Atherton is America’s most expensive zip code, according to Forbes Magazine. The research was conducted by Altos Research, which looked at median home price data for more than 29,500 zip codes, covering 95% of the U.S. population. The median price for a home in Atherton was $10,564,038, with an average days on market of […]

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First on stage, now in the kitchen, LB Steak Chef de Cusine Kelsey Casavan brings a “can-do” spirit

When describing Kelsey Casavan, the current Chef de Cuisine at LB Steak in Menlo Park, the words “resolute” if not downright “plucky” come to mind. At age 30, she’s already tackled two career paths that find many people knocking on doors for years. A native of Vancouver, as a teenager she was intent on pursuing […]

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Atherton’s 94027 zip code now leads the nation in priciest real estate

Looking for a “bargain” in Atherton, which is now the zip code with the priciest real estate in the U.S., you might want to snap up the home on Atherton Avenue pictured above, listed for a mere $5,650,000. That’s chump change compared to another property located just blocks away at 1 Faxon Road on the […]

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TechShop Menlo Park urgently searching for temporary and permanent home

We received this email from Jim Newton (pictured below), founder and chairman of TechShop, where makers and DIYers gather in Menlo Park: “We are writing to you today with an urgent situation facing TechShop Menlo Park and to ask for your help in meeting this challenge head-on. “At the end of last week, we received […]

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The Jewel of Santa Cruz Avenue grows up — beautifully

In the 1930s, the brothers Bert and John Bartolome, while engaged in construction work at Stanford University, began building what turned out to be a rather whimsical house — completed in the early 1940s — on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park. The Jewel of Santa Cruz Avenue was first described in a March 4, […]

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Local real estate market strong in 2012 – outlook optimistic for 2013

All the numbers are in, and they show that 2012 was a year of gains both in the national economy and in our local housing market. Real estate values in 2012 recouped losses sustained in 2009 and 2010 and in most cases, surpassed the previous highs of 2007 and early 2008. As shown in the […]

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