Registration Form – Single Family Home Lottery


There is a random-number drawing (lottery) for 12 Single Family Homes:

1675 California Avenue, Lot 20
2400 Amherst Street, Lot 21
2430 Amherst Street, Lot 24
1620 Amherst Court, Lot 26
1640 Amherst Court, Lot 27
1635 Amherst Court, Lot 29
2520 Amherst Street, Lot 32
2540 Amherst Street, Lot 33
2560 Amherst Street, Lot 34
1655 Amherst Way, Lot 37
1615 Bowdoin Court, Lot 45
2515 Amherst Street, Lot 52

In order to participate in the lottery, all faculty eligible to purchase a University Terrace home must complete and submit a registration form (interest list application) and participate in an Open House. Faculty couples with dual eligibility may apply individually. Lottery participants who have reserved a single-family home are not eligible to participate in the lottery. Lottery participants who have reserved a condominium home are eligible to participate in the lottery if they are interested in a larger home. To find out more information, call or visit the Information Center or go to the Interactive Map in the Community section of this website. All participants will be notified after the interest list application has been submitted and will receive a unique identifier. Interest List submissions are neither a guarantee of eligibility nor qualification to purchase. No priority will be given based on the timing of the submission. All entries will be verified by FSH and eligible participants will be notified when their application has been accepted. Applicants may withdraw from consideration prior to the lottery.

Open House attendance is required for participation in the Lottery: *

January 2019

Date: Friday January 18, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm PST
Date: Wednesday January 23, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm PST
Date: Friday January 25, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm PST
Date: Tuesday January 29, 2019
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm PST

February 2019

Date: Friday February 1, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm PST

*Also available by appointment

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School-Age Children?:
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Welcome To

University Terrace

University Terrace is an integrated part of Palo Alto, just blocks from campus homes and within an easy walk to Palo Alto’s urban conveniences. The development features 112 condominium homes and 68 single family homes. Add to that thoughtful design, outstanding amenities, refreshing open spaces, and a community with a strong common bond, and you’ve found your place to unwind, recharge, and feel right at home. Connect with your family and your community at University Terrace.

University Terrace launched the initial sales program in 2016 via a lottery-based purchase program for both condominium and single family homes. Faculty Staff Housing is delighted to announce the community has completed the 10-Phase Master Plan and the sales program transitioned to a Direct Sales Program for both the condominium and single family homes. (Updated May 21, 2019)

For more information regarding the details of the Direct Sales Program please refer to the PURCHASE link on the top navigation bar of the website, contact the Information Center, or reach out to Stanford Faculty Staff Housing.

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University Terrace is a “common interest” development. A common interest development is a community that combines individual interests with property held and managed in common. At University Terrace, there are individual ground leases for the condominiums, the single-family homes, and common areas. The common areas include the recreational facilities, parks, fitness center, community rooms, private roads and other common facilities, which can be used by the whole community. There are other common areas used only by the condominium residents.

Because there are common areas that are shared by some or all of the residents, a Homeowners Association is formed for the purpose of managing and operating the common facilities within the community. The Association also has a number of powers and duties related to the governance of the community, such as architectural review, enforcement of use restrictions and other responsibilities.

The Association, which is a nonprofit association, is run by a Board of Directors elected by the residents and subject to a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs), the Rules and Regulations, and Bylaws, which have been approved by the California Bureau of Real Estate. A budget is adopted each year to cover the cost of the operation and maintenance of the common areas and establish a reserve for long term upkeep and restoration. Each resident will pay a portion of the cost to the Association as described in the CC&Rs through what is commonly known as HOA monthly dues. If a common area, such as a community room, benefits only the condominiums, then only the condominium units will pay the costs associated with that portion of the common area. The expenses that benefit only some of the residents have a separate budget referred to as a “Cost Center”.

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