San Mateo Home Buyers Ask

Rick Vujovich

The Question I’ve been asked a couple of times in the past few days: How much of a down payment do I have to have?  Do I have to have 20%?  10%? The Answer Neither.  My answer is usually “3.5%.  You should call Rick.” Unlike recent years when there were hundreds of mortgage companies offering [...]

San Mateo’s Mortgage Rates

Interest rates displayed below require that you pay 1% of your loan amount toward the loan origination charge. Wells Fargo also has no point loans to choose from as well as NO FEE loans. as of 02/07/2011 03:00 PM Eastern Product Interest Rate APR Conforming 1and FHA Loans 30-Year Fixed 5.250% 5.444% 30-Year Fixed FHA [...]

Selling Your House?

Homestead San Mateo

What you need to know before you even think about selling. *  What buyers want:  the concept of packaging *  What is staging and why you should do it *  The cost and the return *  Leverage marketing *  How buyers think and why you should care *  Home sale stats and facts *  Traps [...]

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the San Mateo Library

San Mateo Library 3rd Street San Mateo

Celebrate Chinese New Year – Year of the Rabbit Children, ages 4 to 8, can celebrate Chinese New Year by listening to stories and making a rabbit. Free 45 minute event. February 10 at 3:30pm at Hillsdale Library 205 West Hillsdale Boulevard San Mateo February 16 at 4:00pm at Main Library 55 W 3rd Ave San [...]

San Mateo’s Pedestrian Master Plan

The City of San Mateo’s Department of Public Works is working on the development of our Pedestrian Master Plan. We would really like to have input at our next community workshop scheduled for Thursday, January 27th. The workshop on January 27th at the Main Library is about how we can improve the overall pedestrian experience [...]

Are High-End Agents Better Realtors?

San Mateo Real Estate

I got a call from a San Mateo home seller that’s dissatisfied with their Realtor.  Why?  Well, the house hasn’t sold.  That would make anyone unhappy. She asked me if I thought that hiring an agent from Alain Pinel was a bad idea to sell a house in Shoreview.  Hmm.  Is it a bad idea [...]

San Mateo’s Flood Control Assessment

Mariners Island San Mateo

For San Mateo to qualify to be in the National Flood Insurance Program they have to implement programs to reduce the chance of flooding. South Bayfront Levee and Flood Control Assessment District In order to pay for the shoring up the levees and free some 6,000 properties from paying flood insurance, property owners agreed to [...]

San Mateo’s Pet of the Week

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Paco Meet Paco at Pet Finder.org’s adoption event. Petco 3012 Bridgepointe Parkway San Mateo February 5 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM

I’m Not Above It

San Mateo Real Estate Blog in the Examiner

I’m not above getting excited that San Mateo Real Estate Blog made it into Sunday’s Real Estate section of the Examiner.  Too bad I didn’t now about it.  I have Google Alerts for my name, San Mateo and a few other things but there’s no Google Alert to tell you your blog post is in [...]

San Mateo’s Mortgage Rates

Interest rates displayed below require that you pay 1% of your loan amount toward the loan origination charge. Wells Fargo also has no point loans to choose from as well as NO COST loans. as of 02/01/2011 03:00 PM Eastern Product Interest Rate APR Conforming 1and FHA Loans 30-Year Fixed 4.875% 5.065% 30-Year Fixed FHA [...]