It’s used to be that a house could get by with a high school education, or maybe a few years of college. But these days home buyers demand the problem solving, critical thinking, and technical skills that only a house with a graduate-level education can provide.
Certainly it’s challenging for the average person to buy a home in Silicon Valley these days. It’s challenging for even the “tier 1” top 25 percent of Valley earners to buy. But is it more challenging than it’s ever been?
Millennials! Recognize yourself in any of these survey responses?
If last fall I had told my clients looking for homes in the wonderful mid-Peninsula city of Wonderfulville that prices would go up 10 percent as soon as January 1 rolled around, they would have been…skeptical. And I would have understood their…skepticism. But I would have been right.
Seven ways to mitigate the risk of a home burglary. And while they may seem obvious, a look at a recent Menlo Park “crime wave” suggests otherwise.
Colors go in and out of style, sometimes remarkably quickly, but their effect on your perception of a room stays the same. I probably see more homes in a year than most people see in a lifetime, and I’ll give you my take on the colors that are this year’s top designer choices.
Even experienced home buyers can take a home’s list price far too seriously. That’s a problem. List price is simply proof that we live in a free country, and that any seller is welcome to exercise his or her First Amendment right to free speech. It’s not science.