Nest Egg Briefs: Is trying to time the market worth it?

Imagine you are the unluckiest investor on the planet. You tried to do all the right things. You used a highly diversified stock market index fund for your investments rather than trying to pick individual stocks.

Transactions for the week of Dec. 2

Los Altos

1057 Covington Road, Citraro Trust to S. Mukherjee for $4,475,000
226 W. Edith Avenue No. 23, D. Eaton to L. & C. Fling for $1,150,000

Los Altos council to send letter disapproving of housing allocation figures

The Los Altos City Council plans to submit a letter to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) this week to voice its disapproval over proposed housing allocation figures from the state.

Mountain View's Red Rock Coffee gets saved by anonymous investor

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Marie Godderis/Town Crier
An anonymous investor has purchased Red Rock Coffee, saving the downtown Mountain View coffee shop from likely closure.

When Jean Boulanger, the general manager of Red Rock Coffee in Mountain View, first read the description of the GoFundMe page posted in July to save the shop, reality started sinking in.

On the Market: Winter is coming — What should homeowners do to prepare?

It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were complaining about how hot it was and how dry our hillsides had become. Well, winter is now almost upon us and before the rains hit in earnest, you should get your house ready to withstand the elements. In the Bay Area, we are fortunate to have such a mild climate that we don’t need to worry about freezing pipes, plowing the driveway or ice dams on our roofs.

Which state housing-related bills passed this year will impact Los Altos?

At least two housing-related bills passed in this year’s state legislative session will have an impact on Los Altos, according to a report compiled prior to the Oct. 13 city council meeting by Councilwoman Anita Enander.

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