Fall Real Estate 2008

Publication Date: Friday, October 10, 2008
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Why are these towns different from all others?

Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Mountain View buck the national trends

Buy, lease or rent?
Competition is stiff for homes on the rental market

Fall 2008 snapshot of the market
What do you get for close to the median price?

A new era of 'vanilla' financing
Lending gets back to basics

Rising to the challenge
SummerHill Homes builds housing on infill sites

A challenge for first-time homebuyers
Entry-level just keeps getting higher

Top of the market
Multi-million-dollar properties give new meaning to 'real' estate

Housing perks lure new hires
Peninsula employers cope with sky-high housing costs

Separating themselves from the pack
From dog owners to ethnic specialists, real estate agents offer a particular expertise

A parachute or a brick?
Think before signing forms on mediation and arbitration in real estate

Rent Watch
In case of foreclosure, does a tenant have to move?

Rex Manor
A quiet community close to school, parks, downtown