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Shoreline West: Where Downtown Living Comes at an Affordable Price

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

Shoreline West Neighborhood  If you wish to live or invest in real estate near downtown Mountain View, but not exactly in downtown, look no further. Until 1994, Shoreline West was considered to be part of downtown Mountain View. Residents banded together and won approval to form a stand-alone community with its own identity. The resulting Shoreline West enclave is known for its unbeatable location, welcoming and friendly residents, block parties, potlucks and annual special events that foster a sense of community.

Why Most Landlords Don’t Know Habitability Standards

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

AA Habitability Sign how-to-handle-maintenance-habitability-issues-4-638Over the years I took the deposition of several landlords – each of whom did not know the first thing about what the term “habitability” meant, nor could they articulate the law with respect to their requirements as a landlord.  “[I]gnorance of the law is no excuse,” and many landlords and property owners have managed to skate by without knowing they are violating the law when it comes to habitability of rental units.  California Civil Code Section 1941 et. seq. states in pertinent part that “a rental unit is required to be fit, or habitable, to live in and rent by tenants.  The rental unit must substantially comply with local and state building, health, and safety codes that materially affect the tenant’s health and safety.”  In California landlords and tenants each bear responsibility for certain kinds of repairs – however landlords ultimately are legally responsible for making sure the rental unit is habitable.

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.

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.

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