It took a bit longer than expected, but the high end housing market in Silicon Valley is starting to feel the effect of last year's Google IPO.
"There's been an obvious Google effect," Tom Dallas, a local broker who specializes in homes in Atherton and neighboring towns, told the WSJ. "I estimate 25% to 35% of recent upper-end home sales, meaning sales over $7 million, are from Google people."
If you can't afford one
of the homes, you can still share in Google's wealth through Google Maps satellite
Atherton, CA, soon to be renamed Googleville?
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