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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Real Estate Matters: 'Show me the numbers': the trap of quantitative analysis

One unique aspect of Silicon Valley's real estate market is that many buyers and sellers, whether they are engineers or financiers, are used to fact-driven methodology. When it's time to justify the single-most important number of any real estate transaction -- "fair value" of a particular home -- many demand more "numbers" to back it up from comparative market analysis.

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Real Estate Matters: Palo Alto property: a long-term, cyclical view

After the sharp increase of property price in Palo Alto over the past three years, the questions that I get the most from real estate clients these days are "How high can we go?" and "Is this sustainable"? At the beginning of 2015, it's a good time to take a step back to review the local market in the context of past decades.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015


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Friday, June 26, 2015

College Terrace

The College Terrace neighborhood of Palo Alto has a definite college feel. In addition to its location adjacent to Stanford University, there are streets named after East Coast colleges such as Bowdoin, Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Oberlin. With its connections to the university, the neighborhood is surrounded by youth and learning.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015


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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Clearing the air about green

Some say that the term "green" is so overused that it has lost its distinction, but I disagree. There is a steady stream of new green practices and technologies that challenge the boundaries of what is "fringe" and what will someday be mainstream.

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