Mon12222014

Business & Real Estate

Realtors share safety tips with sellers

Many hearts in the realtor community remain heavy as they mourn the recent loss of one of their own.

Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter was found dead a few days after she went missing following a home showing. A suspect in Carter’s disappearance who admitted to her kidnapping has been arrested.

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2013 personal income tax filing deadline today

Today is the deadline for taxpayers to file 2013 state personal income tax returns without penalties, according to the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB).

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Transactions

Los Altos

872 Clinton Road, Chesnut Trust to Y. Zhang for $1,908,000

15 Deep Well Lane, Tierney Trust to Kendall Trust for $2,300,000

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The importance of walking through the real estate buying process

The proliferation of information about real estate on the Internet is staggering. In fact, research shows that most buyers today go to the Web first in their search for a home.

A realtor still brings value to the transaction. Real estate websites may be able to give buyers basic information on homes for sale, but they cannot replace the knowledge, expertise and insight that the realtor can give a buyer.

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Bookstore reopens after summer hiatus


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Cate Nelson reopened Know Knew Books last week. The store continues to offer an array of books and items.

A State Street retailer is open once again – albeit with a few changes.

Know Knew Books at 366 State St. reopened its doors Oct. 1 under new management and with a new staff, nearly two months after temporarily closing for unspecified reasons.

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Job gains halt stock-market slide

The market was down 238.19 points at 16,804.71, or 1.40 percent, Oct. 1. Stocks took a beating because there are too many global concerns for investors to feel confident in the stock market.

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Transactions

Los Altos

4388 El Camino Real No. 336, S. & A. Lew to Kao Trust for $988,000

2081 Huntington Lane, Summers Trust to R. & W. Scheiter for $2,350,000

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