PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us Copyright 2016 PaloAltoOnline.com Palo Alto Online http://PaloAltoOnline.com/art/top_logo.png http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[East Palo Alto has million-dollar sale]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto home sells for $7 million]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This week's column includes information on the annual Silicon Valley Energy Summit, which is being held at Stanford; Acterra's water quality inspection of San Francisquito Creek and St. Frank, a luxury home goods store, which will open in Town & Country Village in June. ]]> <![CDATA[Painting the door red (or turquoise or purple)]]> Interior designer Kit Davey has advised hundreds of clients on paint colors for their homes and front doors. Some people are bold and take risks with a bright orange or a shade of green that reminds them of a forest. Others stick with a beige house, with a dark beige door.]]> <![CDATA[The flight of the butterfly]]> Eleanor Laney remembers a time when it was easy to spot a butterfly fluttering by or perched on a flower. But for her and many other avid gardeners, these sightings have become increasingly rare. ]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This weekend, check out Japanese Cultural Day at Hidden Villa, take an educational class on mosquitoes' habits, listen to jazz music at Filoli gardens and more.]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance: Sixteen homes sold in Mountain View highest number in area]]> Sixteen homes sold in Mountain View highest number in area, according to this week's column.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: Woodside, Atherton top cities with $14 million sale]]> Woodside and Atherton top cities with $14 million sale. ]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This weekend, take a hike at Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto, learn how to photograph gardens and nature at Filoli in Woodside and more.]]> <![CDATA[Indigo endgame]]> Blueberries top the U.S. Department of Agriculture's list of fruits high in antioxidants, and grow rampantly on the East Coast, but many Western gardeners struggle to grow even a handful.]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Matters: Local homebuyers headed downtown]]> As more people move to the Bay Area to take advantage of the region's high-octane job market, traffic has gotten predictably worse. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto, Mountain View tie for home sales]]> This week, Palo Alto and Mountain View reported 14 sales. Read the rest of the real estate numbers below to see how other Palo Alto-area locations compared.

If interested in a list of the specific home sales for the week, check out Recent home sales.
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<![CDATA[Recent home sales: Los Altos Hills tops area with $8.4-million home sale]]> This week, Los Altos Hills tops area with a $8.4 million home sale. Learn about this home sales and others in this week's list of recent home sales. ]]> <![CDATA[Sleek, clean lines for today's living]]> The 2016 Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour, slated for Saturday, May 14, is an opportunity to see just what modern looks like. The self-guided tour features five homes, three in Palo Alto, one in Mountain View and one in Saratoga.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This weekend, learn how to transplant tomatoes into the garden, attend a "repair cafe" at the Museum of American Heritage to get something fixed and more. ]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance]]> Mountain View garners highest number of home sales among Midpeninsula cities this week]]> <![CDATA[Recent Home Sales]]> Woodside tops region with $7-million sale.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This weekend, check out Kusamura Bonsai Club's 56th Annual Show in Palo Alto, learn how to cultivate soil health at a free workshop in Menlo Park and more.]]> <![CDATA[At the crossroads]]> As a tight-knit community along the border of Los Altos, the Monroe Park neighborhood, located on the edge of South Palo Alto between Adobe Creek, El Camino Real and Del Medio and Silva avenues, keeps close despite the city's ever-changing urban landscape. ]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance]]> Atherton claims highest sales price at $13 million.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales]]> Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains home sale data from local county recorders' offices. Information is recorded from deeds after the close of escrow and published within four to eight weeks.
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<![CDATA[Home Front]]> This week, learn to grow blueberries during a class at Rinconada Library in Palo Alto, be a "weed warrior" and remove invasive plants at Arastradero Preserve and more.]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Matters]]> The number of new listings in Palo Alto has jumped 20 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year. Sellers listed a total of 154 homes since the beginning of 2016.]]> <![CDATA[Living on the outside]]> While their East Coast roots drew them to the traditional Old Palo Alto home in 2003, Rebecca and Marc Friend knew from the start that the garden didn't live up to its Cape Cod design.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> Explore the outdoors this week with a spring garden tour at Palo Alto's Gamble Garden, talk about classic shrub roses during The Peninsula Rose Society's monthly meet-up and more. ]]> <![CDATA[The benefits of bugs]]> While "benefits" and "bugs" seem like antonyms, certain insects actually help organic gardens be healthier.]]> <![CDATA[An insider's guide to fresh air]]> Getting some fresh air outside is a given. But some Palo Alto entrepreneurs are offering consumers a way to make sure they are doing that same quality of breathing inside.]]> <![CDATA[Blowin' in the wind]]> Inspired by the rippling landscapes of Midwestern prairies, ornamental grass gardens can add an element of wonder and movement to a garden.]]> <![CDATA[Front door distinction]]> Here are five local finds that can add charm and character to any entryway.]]> <![CDATA[Dapper drapes]]> When it comes to curtains, the supporting hardware may come as an afterthought. But local experts remind drape shoppers that while the hardware may come last, it's definitely not the least. ]]> <![CDATA[A rose by many names]]> Palo Altan rose grower Jerry Georgette says that picking one's favorite rose is like choosing your favorite child. He admits that one of his favorites is a yellow gold "Golden Celebration," an English shrub rose. ]]> <![CDATA[Do-It-Yourself: Jazz up the fireplace]]> When Redwood City resident Glenda Fuge isn't using her fireplace, she likes to add personality to an otherwise dull space with a decorative screen. Fuge, a semi-retired occupational therapist, crafts her own fireplace screens out of recycled materials like metal fences, iron headboards, scrap wood and, her favorite, old window frames. ]]> <![CDATA[Contemporary tranquility]]> It was the sound of the creek flowing near the Midcentury Modern home in Portola Valley that drew Julie Dyson in 2011.]]> <![CDATA[Toy storage]]> It can be thrilling for children to receive toys on birthdays or special occasions, but what happens when the toys start to pile up? What happens when the playroom becomes a sea of strewn Legos and Barbie dolls and art supplies -- when it's so cluttered that the floor is no longer visible? ]]>