Month: June 2012

Bay Area Housing Market

The Bay Area’s housing market certainly has come a long way since the recession, with sales recovering in every price segment from entry-level distressed properties through multi-million-dollar Previews estates. And although prices took a hit from 2008 through 2010, valuations have also turned the…

DIY Remodel

Remodeling is rarely without unexpected (and expensive) complications. There’s no way to avoid every pitfall, but a little early investigation can help you to avoid busting your budget. Here are our top hidden DIY costs to avoid. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Check…

Meno Park Summary

The median sales price for homes in Menlo Park CA for Mar 12 to May 12 was $515,000. This represents an increase of 6.8%, or $33,000, compared to the prior quarter and a decrease of 38.4% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have…

Twiiter Down Oh Oh

Twitter Outage Sparks ‘Panic’ and Underscores Social Media User Dependence   On Thursday morning, Twitter went down for approximately one hour. If the outage had lasted any longer, governments may have been overthrown, anarchy would have reigned, and the zombie apocalypse would have all…

Silicon Valley Hiring

Apple, Cisco Systems, Google, VMware and Kaiser Permanente    had the most jobs posted for Silicon Valley positions in May help wanted ads, according to a monthly report from state labor officials. The report from the Labor Market Information Division of the Employment Development…

New Video: Menlo Park

Soon to be released, our video tour of Menlo Park, stay tuned. Regards, Nino

Prices Creeping Up

Over the past few months, as many have noted, buyer demand and even prices seemed to have crept up in areas like PA, Menlo, Atherton, SOMA, Los Altos etc., with spillover effects in places like Redwood City, San Mateo, etc. In talking to potential…

New tablet on the Block

Company announces pair of Microsoft-branded “Surface” tablets running Windows 8 and Windows RT at long-awaited product unveiling in Los Angeles. By Mary Jo Foley, CNET It’s the end of an era. Or maybe the start of a new one. Microsoft — a company that…

Home Remodel

In the Kitchen Emily Knotts had never thought of herself as the DIY type. Previously, she’d simply whip out her credit card to buy furniture. However, after moving in with her husband, Michael, into his bachelor pad lakehouse, she wanted to fix everything all…

Rent vs Buy

Home prices in California are  high, right? It must be a better deal to rent. At least in the big metros. Well not according to our friends at Movoto.com. Movoto looked at home prices in 11 counties across the state of California and compared…