Fall Real Estate 2006

Publication Date: Friday, October 13, 2006

A joint publication of The Almanac and the Palo Alto Weekly

What goes up, must go where?
Home prices are holding steady, but taking longer to sell

A snapshot of the market:
What you get for the median price in local communities

Condo mania
As market expands, buyers of all ages opting for attached homes

One year later...
How're they doing at the Classic Residence by Hyatt?

So you want to be a real estate agent?
High education, strong professional backgrounds changing the industry

ARM twisting
It may be time to switch from adjustable to fixed rate mortgages

Megamillion-dollar market
Properties change, prices remain the same

What's hot in remodeling?
From green building to basements and outdoor fireplaces

Choosing a contractor
How and why to check whether your contractor has a license

Creating a win-win situation
Mediation lets both parties find a positive resolution

Cities offer free mediation
Palo Alto and Mountain View promote out-of-court solutions

Parachute or a brick?
Mediation and arbitration in real estate

The law forbids 'discrimination by association'


Editor: Carol Blitzer
Designer: Dana James