If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Dear seller: Please choose me]]> In this digital age of real estate transactions where so much of the search and signing process is handled online, it's surprising to see how valuable the personal touch can be in a competitive housing market.]]> <![CDATA[RECENT HOME SALES - Oct. 29]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Packing the suburbs]]> A careful observer of Palo Alto city politics, and this election season for that matter, might have noticed that the term "granny units," or "second dwelling units," has been dropped a few times of late.]]> <![CDATA[RECENT HOME SALES - Oct. 22]]> ]]> <![CDATA[The Greenhouse]]> Susie Mitchell describes The Greenhouse, a set of two adjoining condominium complexes at the southernmost end of Palo Alto, as just the perfect location.]]> <![CDATA[Deja vu all over again?]]> Home prices along the Peninsula continue to rise with no indication of coming down any time soon, according to real estate experts.]]> <![CDATA[Positively Green]]> On a daily basis, I am still awestruck with the beauty and bounty of the world we live in with its deliciously moderate weather year-round, and gorgeous hills beautifully covered with lovely native landscaping and trees for as far as the eye can see.]]> <![CDATA[Fall 2014 Home & Garden Design]]> This edition of Home & Garden Design features remodels that beautifully renovated an historical home, that added space set among the trees, that created a seamless second-story addition and that showed how a do-it-yourselfer can do quite a lot.]]>