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The Foothills Neighborhood – The Los Altos Hills’ Secret

Written by Dave Roberson on . Posted in Landlords, Los Altos, Non-Owner Occupied Properties, Property Management, Silicon Valley Real Estate Investing

AA Foothills LA 3Lushly green, carefully protected and luxuriously serene, nature in all her magnificence is one of the prime attractions of real estate in the Foothills neighborhood of Los Altos Hills. Ninety miles of roads and trails for horseback riding, bicycle riding and hiking through the region’s remarkable natural beauty, just minutes away from Silicon Valley, make homes in the Foothills highly desirable. These homes can be great investments not just for homeowners, but for rental property investors as well.  Within shouting distance of Stanford University, high-tech companies like Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Apple, this Los Altos Hills neighborhood gives residents everything they could possible desire.

Mountain View Council Adopts Tenant’s Rights Ordinance – Slow Creep towards Rent Control?

Written by Dave Roberson on . Posted in For Tenants, Landlords, Mountain View, Property Management, Silicon Valley Real Estate Investing

AA MV Apt 1In an effort to help tenants navigate the ever increasing costs of rents the City of Mountain View City Council adopted a Right to Lease ordinance improving tenant’s rights on December 8, 2015 which takes effect January 7, 2016.  Now, landlords who own tri-plexes, four-plexes, and bigger (housed within a single structure) are required to offer tenants a minimum of six or twelve month tenancy.  The tenant will now have the option of choosing a written lease document, or a month-to-month tenancy.  If a written lease is selected the minimum term is required to be a six-month or twelve-month lease.

The Los Altos Redwoods Neighborhood Is A Practical Investment

Written by Dave Roberson on . Posted in Landlords, Los Altos, Non-Owner Occupied Properties, Property Management, Silicon Valley Real Estate Investing

AA LARed 4Investing in Los Altos Hills real estate can be a great long-term investment, particularly when buying in a high demand neighborhood like the Redwoods. With Palo Alto along the northern edge of the neighborhood and Los Altos to the east, the Redwoods is within close proximity of a number of favorite local attractions, including downtown shopping areas, Shoup Park and the six-acre Redwood Grove Nature Preserve.  With acres of open space surrounding the perimeter, Silicon Valley minutes away via Highway 280, and Stanford University as your next door neighbor this wonderful Los Altos neighborhood is a sound investment now and into the future.

Upscale Homes in Lakeside Los Altos Hills Attract Investors

Written by Dave Roberson on . Posted in Landlords, Los Altos, Non-Owner Occupied Properties, Property Management, Silicon Valley Real Estate Investing

AA Lakeside LA 1For newcomers to the region, renting often comes before buying, a reason investors keep a close eye on the Los Altos Hills real estate market. Many of these newcomers arrive due to landing a new Silicon Valley job, getting a promotion or experiencing a job transfer. Rentals offer the ideal solution to their need to make living arrangements quickly. Plus, living in the area before buying increases their ability to find a home in a neighborhood that is a good fit.  Lakeside Los Altos is a neighborhood that should be explored as it provides panache, close proximity to Silicon Valley and Stanford University, yet it nestled away in the foothills for that comfortable country feel.

Smart Investment, Great Life Style – Homes in North Los Altos Have it All

Written by Dave Roberson on . Posted in Landlords, Property Management, Silicon Valley Real Estate Investing, Uncategorized

AA NLA 3Ideal for young professionals and new families, North Los Altos real estate has plenty to offer, and not just in the short-term. These properties make great rental homes, especially when you streamline the process with professional property management services. Tucked neatly away from the more urban hustle and bustle of the Palo Alto real estate market, Adobe Creek, North El Monte Avenue, the Foothill Expressway and El Camino Real serve as borders for this highly walkable and very livable neighborhood.  Moreover, this neighborhood is a hop skip and a jump away from Stanford University, and minutes from Silicon Valley technology companies like Facebook, Google, Apple and LinkedIn.

Living in Green Acres Palo Alto Means Top-Rated Schools and a Neighborly Atmosphere 

Written by Dave Roberson on . Posted in Non-Owner Occupied Properties, Palo Alto, Property Management, Silicon Valley Real Estate Investing, Uncategorized

AA Green Acres 1In the words of the hit sitcom theme song, “Green Acres is the place to be!” While the Palo Alto version of Green Acres is far removed from the TV show’s “farm livin’,” living in Green Acres in Palo Alto is just as idyllic.  As a matter of fact, the current neighborhood is on a site that used to house sprawling citrus orchards, so city conveniences truly do meet country charm here in Green Acres.  This neighborhood has all the features that families look for in a full service neighborhood.  It’s walking distance to the amazing public schools, it is bordered and well-defined, and it has shopping and restaurants all within minutes.

Why Families Living in Duveneck/St. Francis Palo Alto Never Want To Leave

Written by Dave Roberson on . Posted in Landlords, Non-Owner Occupied Properties, Palo Alto, Property Management, Silicon Valley Real Estate Investing

AA Duveneck 1Convenient, charming, family-oriented, and a bit more affordable than other Palo Alto neighborhoods, it’s easy to understand why Duveneck/St. Francis (also affectionately known to locals as Green Gables) is one of the area’s most coveted neighborhoods. Whether you are looking to buy your first home or are an investor looking for a reliable income stream, start your search by researching the available homes in Duveneck/St. Francis.  Duveneck/St. Francis provides easy access to the entire Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and beyond.

Window Replacement Trends for Rental Properties

Written by Dave Roberson on . Posted in Landlords, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Property Management, Silicon Valley Real Estate Investing

By Eric Holder – President/CEO Able Glass, Window & DoorAA Windows Back Yard

Able Glass, Window & Door has been installing windows and doors in all types of residential and commercial (apartment) buildings since 1969.  Over the years we have seen many different types of windows, window systems, and installation methods come and go.  Window trends appear with the different types of construction, architecture, and consumer tastes as well as the ever changing rules of the industry standards to ensure that a building is energy efficient.  Window design and construction has gradually improved with technological advances in making a building use less energy, which helps reduce energy costs.  Today, in the San Francisco Bay Area housing market, we are experiencing some new trends in the types of windows being constructed and installed primarily for residential rental and investment properties by professional property management companies.  These trends continue to develop and evolve but here is an outline of what we are seeing in today’s environment.

Exemplary Schools, Silicon Valley Economy, and Amazing Year Round Weather are Just a Few Reasons to Live in South Palo Alto

Written by Dave Roberson on . Posted in Landlords, Palo Alto, Property Management, Silicon Valley Real Estate Investing

1 Eichler 3If you’re looking for the perfect place to call home in the Bay Area, you may feel overwhelmed by the abundance of options.  Mountain View, Saratoga, Los Gatos, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Palo Alto… How do you narrow your options? You need to learn all you can about the pockets and enclaves in this amazing region of California. If you are looking for a family friendly area with charming homes that are priced reasonably, take a closer look at South Palo Alto real estate listings.

Palo Alto’s Trifecta – Leland Manor, Garland, and Embarcadero Oaks

Written by Dave Roberson on . Posted in For Tenants, Landlords, Palo Alto, Property Management, Silicon Valley Real Estate Investing

AA Leland Manor 2If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful Palo Alto neighborhood look no further than Leland Manor, Garland, and Embarcadero Oaks.  Located in the middle of Palo Alto, there exists these three small neighborhoods, all connected and which extend north from Oregon Expressway, to Middlefield Road, Embarcadero Road, and Louis Road.

These three neighborhoods were annexed into Palo Alto proper in the 1930s.  Each quaint neighborhood has its own unique and pleasureful personality.  Most of the homes in these neighborhoods were built in the 1930s to 1960s and many have been upgraded and improved with time.  Many of the homes in these three mini-neighborhoods were built as three and four bedroom ranch-style homes, sprinkled with the occasional custom Eichler. The central location for Leland Manor, Garland, and Embarcadero Oaks allows for ease of access to US 101, local shopping, great Palo Alto schools, Stanford University, and community amenities.

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