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Silicon Valley’s housing crisis is so dire that this 897-square-foot Palo Alto home is selling for $2.59 million — take a look inside

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A small yet charming 897-square-foot residence in Palo Alto, California, could be yours for a cool $2.59 million.

The two-bedroom, one-bathroom home, at 128 Middlefield Road, is yet another downsized abode selling for millions in Silicon Valley’s overheated real-estate market. With the famed Googleplex a mere 15 minutes away and the hubs of other tech giants also nearby, the home and others like it are in high demand.

The last time this home sold was in 2008 for $899,000, according to Redfin. Now with an asking price of $2,589,000, the home is actually priced below the average for the upscale city of Palo Alto — sort of. That price tag comes out to $2,886 per square foot, which is $1,430 above the average for the area.

Take a look at what $2.59 million will get for the home’s future owners.

The blue home, located at 128 Middlefield Road, looks cozy and quaint from outside …


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The blue home, located at 128 Middlefield Road, looks cozy and quaint from outside …

(Matthew Anello for Alain Pinel Realtors)

… and it’s just as cozy inside. The front door opens up to a living room with a fireplace.


... and it's just as cozy inside. The front door opens up to a living room with a fireplace.play

… and it’s just as cozy inside. The front door opens up to a living room with a fireplace.

(Matthew Anello for Alain Pinel Realtors)

The home was built in 1924 and has been remodeled over the years to keep up with the times.


The home was built in 1924 and has been remodeled over the years to keep up with the times.play

The home was built in 1924 and has been remodeled over the years to keep up with the times.

(Matthew Anello for Alain Pinel Realtors)

There’s a unique antique Wedgewood stove in the kitchen.


There's a unique antique Wedgewood stove in the kitchen.play

There’s a unique antique Wedgewood stove in the kitchen.

(Matthew Anello for Alain Pinel Realtors)

Near it is a small dining area …


Near it is a small dining area ...play

Near it is a small dining area …

(Matthew Anello for Alain Pinel Realtors)

… and a bay window.


... and a bay window.play

… and a bay window.

(Matthew Anello for Alain Pinel Realtors)

The bungalow has two bedrooms, both with lots of natural light.


The bungalow has two bedrooms, both with lots of natural light.play

The bungalow has two bedrooms, both with lots of natural light.

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(Matthew Anello for Alain Pinel Realtors)

The one bathroom in the house is decked out in modern tiled floor and clean, white finishes.


The one bathroom in the house is decked out in modern tiled floor and clean, white finishes.play

The one bathroom in the house is decked out in modern tiled floor and clean, white finishes.

(Matthew Anello for Alain Pinel Realtors)

A garage was converted into an office area, so owners would have to park elsewhere. The trade-off is that there are skylights and a small seating area in the converted area.


A garage was converted into an office area, so owners would have to park elsewhere. The trade-off is that there are skylights and a small seating area in the converted area.play

A garage was converted into an office area, so owners would have to park elsewhere. The trade-off is that there are skylights and a small seating area in the converted area.

(Matthew Anello for Alain Pinel Realtors)

Through a pair of french doors is the private backyard.


Through a pair of french doors is the private backyard.play

Through a pair of french doors is the private backyard.

(Matthew Anello for Alain Pinel Realtors)

A section of putting green sits next to lounge furniture.


A section of putting green sits next to lounge furniture.play

A section of putting green sits next to lounge furniture.

(Matthew Anello for Alain Pinel Realtors)

And on the side of the house is a pergola covered in wisteria, the listing says.


And on the side of the house is a pergola covered in wisteria, the listing says.play

And on the side of the house is a pergola covered in wisteria, the listing says.

(Matthew Anello for Alain Pinel Realtors)



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Ruto’s Mt Kenya hustlers meet to fine-tune bottom-up economic model » Capital News

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NAIROBI, Kenya, May 9 – Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday hosted leaders from Mt Kenya region to discuss how to re-engineer the country’s economy.

Ruto said the meeting which was a follow-up to a similar forum held in Maasai Mara on May 1 deliberated on collaborative efforts to re-engineer government economic approach to one that promotes enterprise and fosters the empowerment of ordinary Kenyans.

“Through the ongoing consultations covering all regions and all sectors of the economy, we anticipate the generation of more jobs and expanded opportunities for those in the lower cadre will rid our country of poverty,” he tweeted.

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During an engagement with three representatives from each of the 11 counties from Mt Kenya region, it was agreed that more targeted and inclusive sessions should be held with Hustler Movement representatives, Members of the County Assemblies, religious and business leaders to follow as the country opens up.

The DP has been building the Hustler Movement, a political group championing for a bottom-up economic model, as his preferred platform for the 2022 presidential run.

At Maasai Mara, Ruto was accompanied by economist David Ndii who briefed the legislators on DP’s proposed ‘Bottom-Up Economic model’ which seeks to uplift the common citizen and provide them with an opportunity to have a say in government.

The DP on Friday held another meeting with over 50 individuals including a section of Mt Kenya where the politicians and experts from different sectors discussed economic revival, a subject Ruto has been propagating since the pandemic broke out in the country.

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Is Orengo charting his path away from Raila?

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History of intense rivalry between him and Opposition leader, alleged sabotage in 2013 and 2017 elections and talk of betrayal ahead of 2022.

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Police Deploy Chopper to Rescue Students Lost in Forest for 4 Days –

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Three students who went missing after a forest adventure in Mt Kenya, Karatina, Nyeri County, were finally rescued on Saturday after four days in the jungle.

Four days without food, the boys told members of the press that they survived by the grace of God.

17-year-old Anthony Muhoro, Jackson Karuri, 17, and David Mukoma Kinyua, 20, went missing on May 4.

Muhoro is a Form Three student at Gitunduti Secondary School, Karuri is also a Form Three but at Ihwagi Secondary School while Kinyua is a student at Nyeri National Polytechnic.

Also found alive were two dogs that were in the company of the three when they were reported missing.

Read: Missing Businesswoman Caroline Wanjiku Maina’s Body Found In A Kajiado Mortuary

The rescue team comprised of police officers who after four days of futile search deployed a National Police Service chopper to locate the students who were on the verge of despair.

In the Saturday search, the Nation reports, the officers teamed up with Kenya Wildlife Service and Kenya Forest Service rangers to comb the forest in search of the students.

In an interview with the local publication, Muhoro revealed that they were hiking when they lost their way back home.

“It was by the grace of God that we survived for four days without food and other necessities. We thought we were going to die and kept praying,” Muhoro said in a phone interview.

Read Also: Missing Thika Millionare Julius Gitau Found Alive – Police

“We literally groped in the dark after losing our way back home. We survived on water and wild fruits since we had not carried any food.”

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According to the student, the trio entered the forest through Ragati gate but couldn’t trace their way home hours later.

“We found ourselves deep into the dense woods. I don’t know how far it was from the edges of the forest but we were exhausted,” he said.

“We could not even tell the time since it was constantly dark. That is when panic set in.”

They could not communicate with anyone back at home as their mobile phones lost signals.

Read Also: Son To Murdered Kiambaa Family Reported Missing

“We started moving in the forest, literary going in circles in a desperate attempt to find our way out,” Muhoro said.

Days later as they moved around the forest with the hope of finding an exit, they ‘miraculously’ met some police officers and forest rangers who alerted the rest of the search team.

Mathira East Police Commander James Baraza, who led the operation, said the trio’s disappearance was reported at Karatina Police Station the same day they went missing and a search operation launched immediately.

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