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Home to Google’s headquarters—the Googleplex—and conveniently situated just 10 miles south of Palo Alto, Mountain View has experienced major growth in recent years. Latest US Census estimates put the city’s population at more than 80,000 residents—a nearly 9 percent increase since 2010. In other words, housing is tight. If you’re one of the lucky homeowners in Mountain View looking to remodel or update your property, Valley Home Builders can provide the following:
- Extensive single- or multi-room renovations
- Whole-house remodels
- Design & build expertise
- Interior design inspiration
- Permit process guidance
Living in Mountain View
It’s no coincidence that the Computer History Museum calls the City of Mountain View home. Mountain View has been a tech hub since the very start when William Shockley opened Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory there in 1956 to build the first silicon devices. Shockley’s lab didn’t last long, but Silicon Valley as we know it today had just begun.
Over the next four decades, Mountain View continued to expand and evolve along with the rest of Silicon Valley. But it was Google’s decision to move there in 1999 that cemented the city’s significance and increased its desirability for tech workers and their families. Today, the median household income is over $100,000 and the median home value, according to Zillow’s September 2016 price index, is $1,420,400.
In addition to its proximity to the Googleplex, other large tech firms, and Stanford University, Mountain View is also prized for its quaint downtown and farmer’s market as well as the conveniently located Caltrain station and popular Shoreline Amphitheater.
Remodeling in Mountain View
As with most Silicon Valley cities, Mountain View provides homeowners with detailed information online about its single-family home planning and building requirements, including checklists for plan and application submissions. Permits for electrical changes, reroofing, masonry fireplace work, and some others are available to submit online. All modifications and updates require soil reports and adherence to the Mountain View Building Green Code (MVBGC), which applies additional local requirements to the latest CalGreen standards. For those considering a new build, it’s important to note that the demolition process requires a separate permit.
Work exempted from the permitting process includes:
- Painting, tiling, carpeting, countertops and other finish work. (Kitchen and bathroom cabinet replacement does merit a permit. )
- Light fixtures and outlets that don’t require rewiring.
Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t be! Valley Home Builders has extensive experience managing the permitting process from planning to approval. We’ve helped many Mountain View homeowners achieve the home of their dreams without any permitting snafus.
Working With an Award-Winning Firm
At Valley Home Builders, we value quality and client experience above all else. Our team’s shared knowledge allows us to meet and exceed our clients’ needs for every project we take on, whether it’s a custom remodel or the renovation of an older home. Our accolades from the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI), Remodeling Magazine, and Angie’s List, speak to our expertise as one of the top design and build firms in the Bay Area.
See samples of our work below: