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When a market is moving as quickly as ours, having the best insight available is important. We know there is more to buying or selling a home than dollars and cents, yet the more information you have the better equipped you are to make such an important decision. Our team’s backgrounds in engineering, finance and law, and deep understanding of local real estate dynamics, provides the perspective to address almost any type of real estate transaction.

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Shock & Awe. Or, Average Home Price in Palo Alto Hits $3.0M in 2018. . .Really?

Executive Summary

The West San Francisco Bay Area (West Bay) is loosely described by an area anchored by Los Gatos in the south, extending along the western flank of the Santa Clara Valley, and up the San Francisco Peninsula to Burlingame. This area includes many communities and neighborhoods with the most sought after and expensive housing in the Bay Area, if not the US.

In Palo Alto, one of the most popular of these communities, the price of the average home in 1968 was 55% greater than the average price of a California home. By 2012, the difference had grown to 529%!

This suggests at least three questions:

1. Why is the West Bay (as represented by Palo Alto) out of sync with California and, for that matter, most of the US?

2. Why is West Bay housing so expensive?

3. Will this trend continue?

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2015 Forecast for the West Bay Residential Real Estate Market

Introduction

The last fifteen years have seen dramatic economic upheaval and equally dramatic recovery. The housing market Oover this period, the housing market has likewise experienced volatility and, more recently, rapid increases to record high prices. Both confusion and uncertainty accompany tThis economic roller coaster ride. is accompanied by confusion and uncertainty.
My The following analysis goal here is to provide some clarity. I will review the recent past and current economic indicators to buttress my projection for the 2015 housing market.

 

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2016 Forecast for the West Bay Residential Real Estate Market

Introduction

The last twenty plus years have seen dramatic economic upheaval and equally dramatic recovery. Over this period, the housing market has likewise experienced volatility and, more recently, rapid increases to record high prices. Both confusion and uncertainty have accompanied this roller coaster ride.

The following analysis is intended to provide some clarity. I will review the recent past and current economic indicators to buttress my projection for the 2016 housing market.

 

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