Fabulous Home in the Willows – Just Sold

Country Retreat in Woodside – Just Sold!

680 Kings Mt Rear 2A very special property on just under 3 acres with something for everyone in the family including a sparkling pool and spa, lush gardens, a 3 horse stable and turn out, a vineyard and an orchard, a oversized play structure and a trampoline.   The perfect country retreat just minutes from the Town of Woodside on Kings Mt Road.   In addition to the spectacular grounds, there is a beautifully updated approx. 4000 sq ft home with views!   Who could ask for more?  I represented the buyers in this transaction and am happy to report that they are thoroughly enjoying their new home.

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2014 Year End Market Data

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2014 Year End Data SM & SC

The 2014 Year End Market Data gives an overview of Atherton, Burlingame, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park , Palo Alto, Portola Valley, and Woodside.

Just Sold! – Menlo Park

2181 Valparaiso Ave in Menlo Park sold with multiple offers in 7 days!

A white picket fence offers a warm welcome to this charming University Heights home where traditional charm blends with modern comfort.
Ready to move right in, this very special, single-level home offers great indoor and outdoor living spaces.

From the welcoming entry to the professionally designed rear yard, this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is perfect for relaxing or entertaining.
Located just minutes from University Heights shopping and restaurants, downtown Menlo Park, Stanford University and local commute routes.

Real Estate Gender Gap

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Live in Downtown Menlo Park!

Rarely Available in Downtown Menlo Park

  • Beautifully updated 5th floor corner condo in the Menlo Towers.
  • Fabulous downtown location in a full service high-rise in the heart of the SF Peninsula.
  • Featuring three bedrooms (the 3rd bedroom is now configured as a study-office) and two baths,
  • This approximately 1845 sq ft home is light and bright.
  • With walls of glass, there are views from most every room.

Easy to show by appointment

Offered at $1,945,000

Call or text Ellen at 650 888-1886

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Tips For Selling Your Home


Spring is a popular season in real estate and if you’re thinking of selling, here are 5 quick and easy getting ready to do’s that will bring a big dollar return on investment that you can get started on now.

  1. Paint inside and out. This is one of the best tools available to make your home look fresh and well maintained. Neutral colors are always recommended but in today’s color palette, you can add tremendous warmth with gentle tones in a variety of neutral choices.
  2. Have your windows cleaned. Sparkling windows let the sun pour in and will make your home look brighter.
  3. Tour your garden and bring in some new color and fresh mulch. Who doesn’t love a manicured lawn and  blooming gardens?
  4. Buy new door mats that roll out a good looking welcome.
  5. Organize closets, clean out the garage and pare down before you sell.

Emerald Hills Real Estate Just Sold By Ellen Ashley

Magical Emerald Hills setting with views of the Edgewood Nature Preserve. Located in a private and peaceful location, this stylish contemporary style four bedroom home was totally renovated in 2005. With an emphasis on light and airy spaces, this welcoming home offers great indoor and outdoor living spaces. Located just minutes from Hwy 280 with easy access to SF or Silicon Valley.

Contact Ellen Ashley to help you find or represent your home: 650-888-1886