Recently we wrote an article for the Los Altos Town Crier concerning the predicament that many people face in the Bay Area, does it make sense to sell their home and buy a new one? Remodel their existing one, or build a custom home from scratch. See below for the article that was published:

coins and lift with home what can you afford to buildIn these days of ever increasing real estate prices i get asked this on a weekly basis.  Finding a reasonable price on a new home in Silicon Valley is extremely difficult – especially if you don’t want a lengthy commute.  To be near high-paying tech jobs means you will be paying a small fortune for a new home – even if that home needs to be rebuilt.

As home prices in Silicon Valley have risen, so has the cost of building a new home or remodeling.

Here is what you need to consider before moving:

Do I like my neighbors. This is a very important point.  It’s hard to predict how your new neighbors will be compared to your current neighbors and having a bad neighbor can really make your life miserable. Read More