Articles Filed Under: San Jose (And South)

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Affordable Housing Law(s) In California Upheld As Constitutional

The legal challenge of San Jose’s affordable housing law which was passed five years ago but blocked by the building industry in a lawsuit contending that the ordinance was an unconstitutional ‘taking’ of private property has been unanimously rejected California’s Supreme Court. Similar to San Francisco’s Inclusionary Housing ordinance,... Read More »

14 Years Later And $16 Million More For A Woodside Estate

14 Years Later And $16 Million More For A Woodside Estate

Purchased by the Driscoll family for $8.675 million in 2001, the five-acre “English country manor” estate in Woodside at 155 Kings Mountain Road features 6,000 square feet of living space, with three kitchens (the main kitchen, the catering kitchen, and the poolside kitchen); a detached garage with wine cellar;... Read More »

Google’s High-Tech Campus And Expansion Plans Cut Short

Google’s High-Tech Campus And Expansion Plans Cut Short

If approved, Google’s big plans for a new high-tech Mountain View campus would have effectively blocked LinkedIn’s plans for expansion. Instead, Google was only awarded 515,000 of the 2.2 million square feet of development rights for the North Bayshore area to be allocated last night, less than a quarter... Read More »

Record High Rents In San Francisco, East Bay Rents Accelerating

The average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco ticked up to a record-setting high of $3,458 per month in the first quarter of 2015, up 2 percent since the end of 2014 and 13 percent higher versus the same time last year. The average asking rent in... Read More »

Bay Area Bike Share Planning Big Expansion, East Bay Bikes

Bay Area Bike Share Planning Big Expansion, East Bay Bikes

A proposal to increase the number of bikes in the Bay Area Bike Share program from 700 to 7,000, and expand the network to include Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville, will be considered by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Administration Committee next week. Motivate, the current operator of Bay Area Bike Share pilot program,... Read More »

Unexpected Architecture And Now Listed For $2.5M Less

Unexpected Architecture And Now Listed For $2.5M Less

Described as “farm contemporary architecture” by the agent, but with modernist and organic elements throughout, the 8,660-square-foot home at 6 Quail Meadow Drive in Woodside has just been listed for $17.5 million. Built in 1989, the five-bedroom home sits on three and a third landscaped acres, with a pool,... Read More »

Google’s BIG Plans For A High-Tech Canopied Campus

Google’s BIG Plans For A High-Tech Canopied Campus

Google’s plans for a new high-tech Mountain View campus total over 3.4 million square feet, with a series of canopied structures rising across 60 acres on four North Bayshore sites (the 18-acre Landings; a 7.5 acre parcel on Huff Avenue; a 22-acre block at Charleston and Joaquin; and 12.5... Read More »

Google Rebooting Plans For New Mountain View Campus

Google Rebooting Plans For New Mountain View Campus

Having put their plans for a 1.1 million square foot Bayview Campus designed by NBBJ on hold back in 2013, Google is reportedly preparing to submit plans for a new campus, “a series of canopylike buildings” designed by Heatherwick Studio and Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), to the city of... Read More »

Half The Lot And Twice The Price ($10M) In Old Palo Alto

Half The Lot And Twice The Price ($10M) In Old Palo Alto

According to the MLS, the sale of the Old Palo Alto home at 1935 Webster has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $10 million. As we wrote when the home hit the market two months ago: A 3,000 square-foot fixer on a large Palo Alto lot raised... Read More »

The Twenty Priciest Silicon Valley Zip Codes

The Twenty Priciest Silicon Valley Zip Codes

The median sale price for a home in Atherton (94027) was $3.9 million last year, up 4 percent from 2013, making it the priciest zip code in Silicon Valley. Behind Atherton and Los Altos Hills’ 94022 at $2.45 million, Palo Alto’s 94301 tied for third at $2.2 million with... Read More »

Calling All ‘Makers’ With $14M To Spare

Calling All ‘Makers’ With $14M To Spare

Purchased for $13.5 million in 2005 when listed for $14 million, the “modern high-tech home” at 240 Cinnabar Road sits upon 3 acres of land in the hills of Woodside, with views north to San Francisco and the East Bay hills. Designed by commercial architect Carasco & Associates of... Read More »

Caltrain Report Confirms Ballooning Budget And Project Delays

Caltrain Report Confirms Ballooning Budget And Project Delays

As we first reported last month: Originally expected to cost $1.5 billion and be operational in 2019, the budget to electrify Caltrain and install a new signaling system has be revised upward by at least $200 million and the likely date that the first electric train will be put... Read More »

San Jose And San Francisco Prices Slip While U.S. Median Advances

San Jose and San Francisco remain the two most expensive major metropolitan areas in U.S. for single-family homes, but the gap between the two and the completion has narrowed a bit as the median price dropped for both areas in the third quarter of 2014. The median price for... Read More »

Bay Area Rents Hit Record High, And Oakland Has Risen The Most

The average asking rent for an apartment in the Bay Area increased to a record $2,234 in the third quarter of 2014, up 3.5 percent over the past three months and 11.4 percent higher versus the same time last year.  And the average Bay Area studio is now renting... Read More »

Trulia Deems San Francisco Overvalued, San Jose And Oakland Too

Trulia Deems San Francisco Overvalued, San Jose And Oakland Too

Based on ratios of home prices, incomes and rents, San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland all made Trulia’s latest top-ten list of the most “overvalued” housing markets in the U.S., ranking fourth, seventh and tenth respectively. While Austin, Texas topped Trulia’s list of the most overvalued metro areas with... Read More »