Coming Soon?

24 Hour Fitness will be opening a new location at the old Albertson’s in Borel Square, San Mateo.  At this point, they don’t know when and they don’t know if they’ll be relocating their El Camino location to the new digs.  They and you will know in a couple of months when I call them [...]

I’m Not The Only One

Going out on a limb is not a comfortable place to be.  Sometimes you have to eat a little crow.  Sometimes you don’t.  Gladly this is one time I don’t. See what Benjamin Bach is saying about the market by looking at this article at Agent Genius, my second home.

Stimulus Saga

  Learning Curve We’re all learning as we go.  None of us experts have experienced an increase in the conforming loan amount.  So there’s a procedural learning curve.  Here’s the scoop: As you’ll remember, the current conforming loan amount limit is $417,000.  The stimulus package that was signed by the President included an increase in that [...]

Get On Board

I haven’t looked at my feedreader in so long, I had no idea that Steve was missing.  When you ask how’s the market, you have to realize the answer is subjective.  Generally, different agents in different areas are seeing – you guessed it – different markets.  Even most recently, there are varying degrees of disastrous markets.  Some areas [...]

The Enchanting Winter Garden

Filoli Estate is opening its 2008 season with a three-day event; including tours, workshops, talks, demonstrations, exhibitions, and children’s and family activities.  February 22 through the 24th. Filoli Estate is located at 86 Canada Road in Woodside.  Call 650.364.8300.

The Prez

GW  President Bush signed the stimulus package we had been hoping for.  The uproar in the Senate subsided and the package cleared with the housing piece included.   So what does it mean? Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are now allowed to increase the conforming loan limits from $417,000 to a maximum of $729,750.  The significance [...]

Cupcakes Make Me Cry

  You just never know.  There are times in life when you say things you wish you could take back, but you can’t unring a bell.  There are also times when you say something and have no idea the affect it has had on the receiver.  They walk away never expressing that you’ve hurt them [...]

Rescue

I was just remarking to Lani that it’s a beautiful day, especially after all of the rain we’ve had, and that everyone is out getting some fresh air and sun.  Then…  I didn’t think to get my camera out until the rescue was complete and they were taking the surfer from the helicopter to the ambulance.  [...]

Morning in Sharp Park

Released today by the California Association of Realtors

“Thanks in part to the lobbying by C.A.R. and NAR members; the Senate passed their version of an economic stimulus package on Thursday, February 07, 2008.  The Senate version expands rebate checks for seniors and disabled veterans and includes the same increases to the conforming loan limits for both GSE and FHA found in the [...]