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[Sales at a glance: Sales volume hits low this week]]> This week's list topper: a home sale in Atherton for $16.4 million.]]> <![CDATA[Home Sales: Prices range from $625,000 to $16M]]> This week's column shows homes selling between $625,000 and $16 million.]]> <![CDATA[Rent Watch]]> When management staff has not been responsive to repair requests, how to get contact information for emergency repairs?]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This weekend, check out handcrafted blown glass objects at the Palo Alto Fiery Arts Fall Glass Sale and Glass Blowing Demonstrations, learn how to replace your lawns with more water-efficient landscapes and how to create a honeybee-friendly garden.]]> <![CDATA[Minimalism with a view]]> No drawer pulls, window moldings or massive appliances mar the minimalist aesthetic of the Moody Road home, the smallest of the five homes on tour this weekend as part of the self-guided Dwell Silicon Valley Home Tour.]]> <![CDATA[Home sales: $21 million sale closes in Atherton]]> A 1957 five-bedroom home in Atherton was sold in August for $21 million, according to stats from this week's home sales column.]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance: Palo Alto, Mountain View have about a dozen sales]]> Palo Alto real estate leads the pack with 13 homes sold for between $950,000 and $$7,380,000, according to this week's column. ]]> <![CDATA[Between two schools]]> When it comes to the location of neighborhoods in Palo Alto, few have it better than Southgate. Bordered by Alma Street, El Camino Real, Churchill Avenue and Park Boulevard, Southgate is adjacent to both Palo Alto High School and Stanford University and close to both the shops and restaurants along California Avenue and Town and Country Village.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This week's column features information on the Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, which takes place this weekend; Dwell Magazine's Silicon Valley Home Tour; kids' classes at Hidden Villa farm in Los Altos Hills.]]> <![CDATA[Treasure hunting]]> I'm sure you've seen them cruising your neighborhood on a Saturday morning. They drive old station wagons or pickups, jammed with furniture and a sign "I Brake for Yard Sales" slapped on their bumpers. It's the garage sale addicts. ]]> <![CDATA[Flippin’ fantastic]]> Long gone are the days when an enterprising developer could buy a rundown house cheaply, slap on a new coat of paint, gussy up the front yard and flip the house for a quick profit. Right?]]> <![CDATA[Home Sales: Atherton home sells for $15 million]]> A 2007 home in Atherton was sold in August for more than $15 million, according to stats from this week's home sales column.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This week's column includes information on a daylong symposium hosted by the California Native Plant Society, Gamble Garden's 4th annual Tomato Extravaganza and the Palo Alto Adult School's fall gardening classes. ]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance: Mountain View sees a dozen sales]]> Mountain View real estate leads the pack with 12 homes sold for between $630,000 and $2,650,000, according to this week's column.]]> <![CDATA[How does a garden grow?]]> I officiate at weddings sometimes, and to attend such a celebration is truly an honor. The arrangements and diversity of flowers on display at a wedding is beyond compare. Weddings are the ultimate celebration of love in the form of flowers. ]]>