2014 Year End Market Data

by Ellen Ashley on February 28, 2015

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2014 Year End Data SM & SC

The 2014 Year End Market Data gives an overview of Atherton, Burlingame, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park , Palo Alto, Portola Valley, and Woodside.


Just Sold! – Menlo Park

by Ellen Ashley on February 21, 2015

2181 Valparaiso Ave in Menlo Park sold with multiple offers in 7 days!

A white picket fence offers a warm welcome to this charming University Heights home where traditional charm blends with modern comfort.
Ready to move right in, this very special, single-level home offers great indoor and outdoor living spaces.

From the welcoming entry to the professionally designed rear yard, this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is perfect for relaxing or entertaining.
Located just minutes from University Heights shopping and restaurants, downtown Menlo Park, Stanford University and local commute routes.


Real Estate Gender Gap

February 14, 2015

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Live in Downtown Menlo Park!

January 28, 2015

Rarely Available in Downtown Menlo Park Beautifully updated 5th floor corner condo in the Menlo Towers. Fabulous downtown location in a full service high-rise in the heart of the SF Peninsula. Featuring three bedrooms (the 3rd bedroom is now configured as a study-office) and two baths, This approximately 1845 sq ft home is light and […]

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Mortgage applications soar as consumers snap up low rates

January 24, 2015

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Tips For Selling Your Home

January 16, 2015

Spring is a popular season in real estate and if you’re thinking of selling, here are 5 quick and easy getting ready to do’s that will bring a big dollar return on investment that you can get started on now. Paint inside and out. This is one of the best tools available to make your […]

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Emerald Hills Real Estate Just Sold By Ellen Ashley

December 7, 2014

Magical Emerald Hills setting with views of the Edgewood Nature Preserve. Located in a private and peaceful location, this stylish contemporary style four bedroom home was totally renovated in 2005. With an emphasis on light and airy spaces, this welcoming home offers great indoor and outdoor living spaces. Located just minutes from Hwy 280 with […]

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Portola Valley Real Estate – Just Sold! by Ellen Ashley

November 15, 2014

Welcome to the Country! Ellen recently represented the buyer in the sale of this serene and private country setting in the heart of Portola Valley. Manicured gardens, lush landscaping and captivating views provide the perfect backdrop for entertaining or relaxing and offer a park like setting for kids to enjoy. Featuring approximately 3200 sq ft […]

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Q3 Quarterly Market Report 2013 vs. 2014

November 8, 2014

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Emerald Hills Home For Sale!

September 13, 2014

223 Ferndale Way – Redwood city, CA Chic and modern, this beautifully updated custom home offers the best of Emerald Hills living. Accentuated by windows and skylights, this open and airy 4-bedroom, 3-bath home enjoys the serenity and surrounding beauty of its private location. Originally built in 1989, the home’s substantial renovation in 2005 added many striking, contemporary design elements. Abundant glass doors […]

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Beautiful Portola Valley Home Just Sold!

August 3, 2014

Helping You Find Your Next Home! 316 Golden Hills Drive, Portola Valley, CA 94028 Enjoy the natural beauty of relaxing California living at its best in this gated, gracious single-level home. Above the hustle and bustle of the cosmopolitan heart of Silicon Valley, welcoming and serene retreat ambience arises from approximately 2.75 award-winning landscaped acres, […]

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Q2 Quarterly Market Report 2013 vs. 2014

July 26, 2014

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Portola Valley Realtor Ellen Ashley

July 19, 2014

Helping you find the perfect home Contact Ellen to help you find your next home or represent the sale of your home 650-888-1886

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Greening Your Home Office

July 11, 2014

A lot easier than you may think Having a home office can be a wonderful space to have whether you work at home for a living, use your home office to pay bills, writing letters, or for researching online. Have you considered that a home office can leave huge carbon footprint and that it cost […]

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Beautiful Woodside Home – Just Sold!

July 5, 2014

Helping You Find The Perfect Home Just Sold! – 590 Summit Springs Road in Woodside California Contact Ellen Ashley to help you find your next home or represent the sale of your home 650-888-1886

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The Cities with the Highest Incomes

June 28, 2014

Top 10 Countdown #10 Glenbrook, Nevada If you have ever visited Lake Tahoe then you know how incredibly beautiful it is. One area of Lake Tahoe on the east shore is called Glenbrook on the Nevada side. If you enjoy skiing, camping, hiking, boating, a private golf course, or just sitting out on your deck […]

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Should I Get A Home Inspection Before I List?

June 22, 2014

Absolutely! Getting a home inspection before you sell your home is a smart choice on your part. Not only can it be a great negotiation tool but more importantly, disclosing as much information upfront via a home inspection will give your potential buyer the peace of mind and confidence that they will be investing in […]

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Wait! Do Not Cut Down That Tree!

June 13, 2014

Everyone loves a beautifully manicured landscape. It takes a lot of planning to get your lawns, plants, and flowers designed just perfectly to create your desired results. Even the proper placement of your trees is extremely important. Many property owners bring in new trees to help add foliage to the grounds and sometimes there might […]

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The Perfect Home

June 7, 2014

Just Sold in Atherton – Ellen Represented The Buyers hi Ellen Just helped a client find the perfect home with a blending of a craftsman exterior, a contemporary interior, and stunning outdoor areas create a magical retreat tucked away on a lush acre in a prime West Atherton location. Custom designed to merge indoor and […]

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Helping You Find The Perfect Home – Just Sold!

May 24, 2014

Ellen Helped a Client Find This Newly Constructed Home in Portola Valley, CA A private & peaceful setting with unobstructed views while living in the treetops. Contact Ellen Ashley to help you find your next home or represent the sale of your home. Ellen Ashley 650-888-1886

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Q1 Quarterly Market Report 2013 vs. 2014

May 9, 2014

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Helping You Find the Perfect Home.

April 25, 2014

“It’s important to love where you live,” says Ellen and with over 20 years of real estate experience and a comprehensive understanding of the local marketplace, she knows her neighborhoods inside and out. Her success comes from paying close attention to the details, understanding the clients’ priorities, interests, wants, and needs. Her many years of […]

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2013 Year End Data For San Mateo & Santa Clara County

April 5, 2014

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Why Get a Permit

March 29, 2014

The best thing about being a homeowner is the opportunity to create spaces that reflect your style. You may want to paint the walls or pick out the perfect furniture. Maybe just adding the right art or accent pieces will take care of what is needed on a blank white wall. Perhaps you decide to […]

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Charming Country Woodside Retreat

March 22, 2014

Just minutes off the Junipero Serra (HWY 280) through the cozy little town of Woodside, you will find majestic redwoods and some of the best of what Woodside has to offer. A tranquil private and peaceful setting is what awaits you with this new Woodside listing. In the middle of over one acre of lush […]

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Where to Hike on the Peninsula

March 15, 2014

There are many reasons to live in the bay area. One of those reasons is the amazing amount of outdoor activities available all within a few hours drive depending on where you live. From skiing in the mountains of Lake Tahoe, to surfing the waves of Santa Cruz, there are very few places in the […]

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What makes the Portola Valley Ranch so Special

December 29, 2013

Tucked away off Alpine Road in a magnificent setting of rolling hills and meadows is a very inviting planned community of approximately 200 homes.    Developed in the 70’s and 80’s with a mission of maintaining the natural environment, the PV Ranch created a unique living experience where the homes are designed to blend in with nature […]

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Views in Woodside

September 5, 2013

Imagine sweeping views of the Bay in a private 1.6 acre in the heart of Woodside Hills. This is a very special custom-designed contemporary style home with close to 5000 sq ft of luxurious living space. Located at the end of a private cul-de-sac, this inviting home is ideally situated close to the Town of […]

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Kicking off the year in Palo Alto!

February 1, 2013
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Breathtaking Views of Windy Hill in Portola Valley

September 19, 2012

Imagine yourself in this magical .53 acre setting in central Portola Valley overlooking Windy Hill and the surrounding open space lands. You’ll feel as if you own 500 acres! Located on Corte Madera Road, this hidden treasure offers a contemporary style 3/4 bedroom home with high ceilings and massive windows which fill the home home […]

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San Francisco Bay Area Relocation Guide

July 23, 2012

Your Source of Real Estate Information Alain Pinel has put together this wonderful Relocation Guide resource which presents a thorough overview of the San Francisco Bay Area communities. This has great information whether you are looking to relocate to the Bay Area or you’re a seasoned Bay Area residence.  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS  

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Beautifully Updated Woodside Home For Sale

July 14, 2012

[thethe-image-slider name=”880 High Woodside Home”] Beautifully updated, this custom contemporary inspired 4 bedroom, 3 bath home was designed by noted architect Clifford May with an emphasis on light and open spaces. With approx 3500 sq ft of living space, sweeping views & magnificient outdoor spaces featuring landscaped stone terraces, fountains and a level lawn area, […]

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Living in Portola Valley, an Equestrian Lovers Dream

July 8, 2012

Portola Valley Offers amazing riding opportunities for the equestrian lover and has a variety of equestrian facilities and trails that are great for adults and kids of all ages. Below are listed a few of the local facilities: Web Ranch provides riding instruction and events, scenic trails, programs for all level of riders, farm produce […]

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Stunning Portola Valley Contemporary with Views

May 13, 2012

Sweeping views of the hills create a dramatic setting for this 4 bedroom contemporary home in the heart of the Westridge neighborhood of Portola Valley. Completed renovated over the past 6 years with great attention to detail and thoughtfully designed spaces that create a warm connection with the outdoors. Numerous large windows and soaring ceiling […]

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Stunning Portola Valley Home For Sale

April 15, 2012

Stunning 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath Craftsman style view home designed in 2004 by Roger Kohler with an emphasis on light and open design. [thethe-image-slider name=”Ellen Ashley Portola Valley Home Listing”] Offering 3981 sq ft +/- of thoughtfully planned living space with expansive views of the majestic oak trees and the surrounding hills.  Beautifully sited on […]

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About Portola Valley

April 8, 2012

What makes Portola Valley Special… Beautiful hills and valleys provide a bucolic backdrop for Portola Valley, a welcoming community located just west of hwy 280 and Stanford University.   Miles of scenic equestrian and hiking trails, quiet country roads and verdant valleys and oak studded hills take you out of the bustle of Silicon Valley the […]

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Palo Alto Price per Sq Ft for past six months per Trendgrahphix

March 25, 2012

Facts and Trends TM   Published March 2012* Location: Palo Alto Price Range:  $0 – No Limit SQFT Range:  0 – No Limit Property Types:  Single Family Homes Bedrooms:  0 – No Limit Full Baths:  0 – No Limit Half Baths:  0 – No Limit Year Built:  0 – No Limit If your email program […]

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4th Quarter Santa Clara County Market Statistics

February 17, 2012
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Millbrae Home For Sale | Ellen Ashley | 650-888-1886

February 12, 2012

This Charming Carmel Style is beautifully updated and located on a quaint tree lined street close to downtown, parks & highly rated schools. Remodeled w/great attention to detail and finishes. A covered loggia welcomes you to this 3 bedrm, 2 bath home featuring hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen with high end appliances,updated baths and a professionally […]

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Crescent Park – Palo Alto, CA

February 4, 2012

Inviting, gracious and charming  is what most people have to say about Crescent Park and its stately homes and tree lined streets.  It is an area that has been growing since the 1920’s offering a wonderful array of classic homes on some of Palo Alto’s prettiest tree lined streets. Bordered by San Francisquito Creek, Newell […]

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Neighborhood Detail – Atherton, Ca

January 24, 2012
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Counties Currently Participating in Prop 90

September 29, 2011

Eight California counties currently participate in Prop 90 tax base transfers.   They include Alameda, San Diego, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Los Angeles, Orange, El Dorado and Ventura.    Santa Clara County supervisors recently voted to keep Prop 90 in place while El Dorado County was a new addition in 2010. Prop 90 allows people aged 55 & over  to […]

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Burlingables – Petite and Popular

June 23, 2011

Nestled in a small geographic area of tree lined streets is the very desirable Burlingables neighborhood. Charming homes, friendly neighbors, fabulous Washington Park, and an easy walk to the train station and bustling downtown Burlingame Ave all contribute to making this a highly sought after location. Recent home sales have been quick and competitive, with […]

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