Spring Real Estate 2006

Publication Date: Friday, April 28, 2006

A more balanced market
Prices and mortgage rates stable, inventory low in early spring

Building momentum
New home construction changes face of Atherton

Thoroughly modern Palo Alto?
New homes abandon tradition, look to future

Giving back to the grid
Government support lightens renewable energy load

Vacation at home
Two new options in luxury second-home market

In the mix
New form of development sweeps area

Can you imagine this?
Home staging lets you see the possibilities

You own it: Now what?
Keeping a home in tip-top shape

Getting to the bottom line
Appraisers help figure out just what your house is worth

Buzz or sting?
New Internet real estate sites don't tell the whole story

What happens when a disaster destroys rental housing?

Editor: Carol Blitzer
Designer: Dana James