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Linda Taaffe

Associate Editor, Palo Alto Weekly /

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About Linda
Linda Taaffe is associate editor for the Palo Alto Weekly/ She oversees special print projects, including the Home & Real Estate, Neighborhoods and award-winning Info magazines. She coordinates special digital projects such as Searching for their Father's Killer and Palo Alto's Journey into the 21st Century.

During the past two decades, Linda has worked as a Bay Area journalist covering education, government, business and neighborhoods. She launched her career as a writer at her hometown paper in Los Altos and was an editor at Bay Area News Group and Silicon Valley Business Journal before joining the Palo Alto Weekly in 2016.
Stories by Linda
Home Sales: At $13.75M and $16.5M, Woodside's Mountain Home Road neighborhood sees highest sales tags
Of the 39 home sales recorded this week, Palo Alto saw the most transactions, with 13 homes sold, and Woodside saw the highest sales tags, with two of its three sales transactions above $13M.
[Friday, August 18, 2023]

Home sales: Property that sold for $3.9M in 2020 just fetched $9.5M in July
Of the 34 home sales recorded this week, Los Altos saw the most transactions, with 11 homes sold, and Menlo Park saw the highest sales tag at $9.5 million. Palo Alto saw the only sale recorded for under $1 million.
[Friday, August 11, 2023]

Home Sales: New 3-story home with 3 fireplaces, wine cellar in Old Palo Alto fetches $10M
Of the 72 home sales recorded this week, Palo Alto saw both the most transactions, with 20 homes sold, and the highest sales price at $10M. Nearly half the homes sold had price tags between $3M-$5M.
[Friday, August 4, 2023]

Home Sales: Modern home reminiscent of ancient Egypt's columned structures fetches $6.8M
Ancient Egypt in Atherton? This week's highest-priced residential sale is a flat-roofed home with columned walls built around a central courtyard with a pool and lush landscaping reminiscent of the monumental structures of Egypt.
[Friday, July 28, 2023]

Home Sales: Two Atherton homes fetch highest prices at $22M and $19.5M
Of the 68 home sales recorded this week, Atherton saw the two highest sales at $22M and $19.5M, and Mountain View recorded the most transactions with 25 homes sold.
[Friday, July 21, 2023]

Home Sales: Limestone home with underground garage, elevator, 1,200-bottle wine cellar fetches $14.95M
Of the 37 home sales recorded this week, 32% sold for more than $5 million. Los Altos Hills saw the highest home sale for the second consecutive week and Palo Alto recorded the most transactions.
[Friday, July 14, 2023]

Home sales: Los Altos Hills home with fruit orchard, pool house, heated chicken coop sees highest price at $9.3M
Of the 39 home sales recorded this week, 23% sold for more than $5 million and just 5% sold for under $1 million. Palo Alto saw the most home sales, and Los Altos Hills saw the highest home sale.
[Friday, July 7, 2023]

Home Sales: Atherton sees $96M in home sales for the week of June 26
Five of the eight homes recorded sold in Atherton the week of June 26 fetched between $11.75 million and $21 million, including two side-by-side properties that were part of the estate of Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob.
[Friday, June 30, 2023]

Home Sales: At $18M, Old Palo Alto home sees highest Peninsula sales price for week of June 19
Old Palo Alto home that sold for $18M comes with a wine cellar, library, wrap-around porch, sunroom, and custom-built tree house. See what other homes sold on the Penisula for the week of June 19.
[Friday, June 23, 2023]

Meet the professional organizer helping residents declutter their homes
When people have no idea how to get rid of items cluttering up their homes, they call Monica Rhodes. For two decades, Rhodes has been helping Peninsula residents reclaim lost household space by eliminating 'junk hot spots' and clutter.
[Thursday, June 22, 2023]