If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[RECENT HOME SALES -- July 23]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Verde]]> Take a bike ride down Louis Road in the heart of Palo Verde and you'll notice a recurring motif. Geometric planes and simple silhouettes of Eichler houses, one after the other, under the comfortable tree cover.]]> <![CDATA[RECENT HOME SALES - July 15]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Summer 2014 Home & Garden Design]]> This edition of Home & Garden Design features remodels that added style and pizzazz to dated spaces, updated a mid-century modern home and phased in remodeling for livability today while planning for future additions.]]> <![CDATA[Lofty aspirations]]> Cathy and Todd Fernandez's two-story Mountain View home in the Waverly Park neighborhood was well maintained, but it featured an outdated design that didn't reflect the building's character.]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Matters]]> If you've been in or around the homes market in Palo Alto during the past couple years, you've probably heard about the intense bidding wars brought on by too many buyers and too few homes up for sale.]]> <![CDATA[Water-conscious landscaping]]> Catherine Perman could only describe her lawn as "ugly," a dry yard full of dying shrubs. After trying a long time to keep her lawn somewhat alive, she finally decided to replace it.]]>