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Why Most Landlords Fail to Properly Serve 30-Day and 60-Day Notices

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

AA ServiceProcessA landlord who wishes to terminate a periodic (month-to-month) tenancy may do so by properly serving advanced written 30-day or 60-day notices on tenants.    The operative word is properly.  The reality is that most “mom and pop” landlords are on cruise control and don’t know the “ins and outs” of landlord-tenant law, namely California Civil Code section 1946 et. Seq.  Over the years I defended many tenants who were improperly served by the landlord – the result of which was a delayed end of the tenancy.  By failing to properly serve notice the landlord will be surprised when they find out (usually at the end of the 30 or 60 day period) that they need to re-serve the notice thus resetting the calendar for another 30 or 60 day period.

Barron Park, Palo Alto – Where Country Meets Surburbia

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

Barron Park Home 3Barron Park is the one Palo Alto neighborhood with the greatest range of types of construction and architecture all with a rural to suburban atmosphere.   Many people are attracted to Barron Park because there is so much diversity in the housing stock.  Barron Park is improving every day with newer homes being constructed with a  Craftsman flair.  This neighborhood might be for you if you enjoy a slightly slower pace of life with a well-regarded community association and friendly neighbors who make an effort to become your friend.

Downtown North Palo Alto – Urban Living In Silicon Valley

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

DowntownNorthPaloAlto2_MapOne of Palo Alto’s oldest and most recognizable neighborhoods – Downtown North Palo Alto – grew out of necessity during the construction of Leland Stanford Junior University – workers needed places to live, shop and eat.  Downtown North Palo Alto, located between Alma Street, Middlefield Road, University Avenue, and San Francisquito creek, is a few hundred footsteps from University Avenue which one of the most dynamic, diverse and economically powerful streets in the Silicon Valley.  The Downtown North neighborhood is the essence of urban living in Palo Alto, the hub of Silicon Valley.  Dozens of wonderful and tempting restaurants, cafes, shops, a theatre, and prestige stores line University Avenue (the heart of Palo Alto) – all within minutes of walking from Downtown North Palo Alto.  Jump on your bicycle, or throw on your walking shoes and Downtown North is also minutes from world renowned Leland Stanford Junior University and its sprawling campus.  A few minutes walking in the other direction leads to Caltrain – and all points north and south.

Midtown Palo Alto Is Far From Middle-of-the-Road

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

Midtown_cowper_st_3457Developed after World War II “Midtown” Palo Alto contains all of the essential elements necessary to be a classic desirable family neighborhood.  Midtown is unambiguously located right smack in the middle of Palo Alto.  At inception Midtown was supposed to be a prototypical track neighborhood designed to accommodate California’s state-wide post-War development boom that defined the start of suburban sprawl.  Originally considered South Palo Alto, Midtown grew so big, so fast that the two separate neighborhoods – Midtown and South Palo Alto – were destined to be separated out of necessity.   Today Midtown is a distinct, charming stand-alone neighborhood which epitomizes Palo Alto neighborhood living.

Chinese investors and builders are looking to build in United States

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

Are you surprised both small and large Chinese investors and builders are looking to build in the United States?  You shouldn’t be.

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It is well known that for quite some time that the Chinese real estate market has slowed dramatically which has created a void that the United States market is filling, including the Bay Area and Palo Alto in particular.  We are not talking about just the large Chinese builders, but the small ones as well as they have followed suit and began to look across the globe to seek opportunities.  In many parts of China developers are sitting on many empty finished units, undeveloped lots, and no improved economic conditions in site.  Moreover because the market has slowed profits have been narrowed and companies are finding it difficult to stay in business – sound familiar?  In fact, homes prices dipped approximately 1% in August 2014 according to the China Real Estate Index System.

Chinese Buyers Love Palo Alto Real Estate for Silicon Valley Investment Property Strategies

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

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The last several years has shown the tremendous effect Chinese investors are having on the Silicon Valley real estate market.  The influx of Chinese investment in Palo Alto real estate in particular has many factors which together create the basis for this real trend.   The abundance of educated people and universities, the already diverse culture and population, the ease of immigration possibilities, the fundamentally sound federal and state government, and the mecca of the greatest high-tech companies in the world form the confluence of primary elements for Chinese investment in Palo Alto.

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