12 modest but insanely expensive homes for sale in Silicon Valley

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In Silicon Valley, the more suburban area south of San Francisco, house-hunters find a confluence of a mild climate, a strong economy with high-paying jobs, and a tech sector unlike any in the world.

The environment attracts a competitive housing market, where it's not uncommon for prospective owners to place bids well above listing prices, often for more than $100,000 over asking.

We took to Zillow to find the most modest but expensive houses on the market — under 2,000 square feet selling for over $1.1 million. They could be all yours, if you've got the funds to spare.

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The listing describes this 1,130-square-foot cottage in Palo Alto as a "darling home tucked away on a quiet street ... close to Stanford campus, Google, [and] Facebook."

Address: 477 Dymond Court, Palo Alto, California

Price: $1,999,000


It has two bedrooms and one bath, as well as a kitchen that's begging for a makeover.

A renovated three-bedroom, two-bath ranch house sits on a corner lot in Mountain View.

Address: 374 Fay Way, Mountain View, CA

Price: $1,799,000

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