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4QSJOH3FBM&TUBUF 2012 WWW0ALO!LTO/NLINECOMsWWW!LMANAC.EWSCOM *TJUSFBMMZ 8 MPDBUJPO MPDBUJPO  MPDBUJPO WHAT CAN YOU FIND AT DIFFERENT PRICE POINTS? by Cristina Wong hile some people have their hearts set on a particular neighborhood — or even a street — others acknowledge that budget is what’s driving their choice of home. But, sometimes it’s handy to compare just what you can get at different price points. If you must have a minimum number of bedrooms, an excellent school district or perhaps a view, then reconsidering the location could help you find the home of your dreams. The comparisons below are just a snapshot of what was offered in March. Note that for the same price (about $1,300,000), you could find a standard Los Altos rancher or a Mountain View triplex with room to rent (and share the mortgage burden). Or, for under $800,000 you could find an entry-level cottage in Palo Alto or a good-sized home in the Slater neighborhood of Mountain View. For less than $1,800,000, you can find homes in Palo Alto and Portola Valley with an equal number of bedrooms and bathrooms. But, offered at $25,000 more, the home in Portola Valley is newly renovated and has larger interior space. Lastly, at $3,000,000, you can get a brand-new home in Atherton with more bedrooms and bathrooms, including larger interior space than its Menlo Park counterpart.   Michelle Le Veronica Weber PALO ALTO Address: 1433 Alma St. List price: $849,000 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Interior: 960 sq. ft. Lot size: 1,400 sq. ft. Date built: 1926 Between Kellogg and Churchill avenues, this one-story bungalow features a renovated kitchen and bath, a private back patio, a private study room, and a one-car garage. It also provides nearby access to the Bryant Street Bike Path and isn’t far from the University Avenue Caltrain station. Local schools include Addison Elementary, David Starr Jordan Middle and Palo Alto High. MOUNTAIN VIEW Address: 183 Ada Ave. List price: $748,000 (reduced in March from $788,000) Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 partial Interior: 1,755 sq. ft. Lot size: 4,030 sq. ft. Date built: 1983 Nestled away from the street on a flag lot, this home is very quiet, while offering convenient access to highways 101, 237 and 85, as well as public transportation. Adding to the privacy are high wooden fences and tall persimmon trees, as well as lemon and peach trees. Features include a master suite with a private balcony, new French doors, double-paned windows and a brand-new roof.    Michelle Le Michelle Le LOS ALTOS Address: 720 Los Ninos Way List price: $1,275,000 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Interior: 2,033 sq. ft. Lot size: 10,200 sq. ft. Date built: 1952 In the North Los Altos community, this ranch-style home features a wrap-around yard, a rear patio, separate family room and a master-bedroom suite. Additional features include a two-car garage with guest parking available. The home is well-located for shopping — just a short distance from the San Antonio Shopping Center as well as parks and schools. Local schools include Mariano Castro Elementary School, Ardis G. Egan Junior High School and Los Altos High School. MOUNTAIN VIEW Address: 325 Franklin St. List price: $1,300,000 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 3 Interior: 2,559 sq. ft. Lot size: 9,583 sq. ft. Date built: 1952 Situated in the Old Mountain View neighborhood, this multi-family home is an unusual find for downtown Mountain View property. The one-story triplex includes three units: a larger three-bedroom, two-bath unit; a two-bedroom, one-bath unit; and a one-bedroom, one-bath unit. Its amenities include a one-car garage for each of the units, original hardwood floors, and a washer and dryer inside each unit. Local schools include Edith Landels Elementary, Graham Middle and Los Altos High School. (continued on next page) Spring Real Estate Special Section I Page 53

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