A House of Memories, Character & Charm

Sometimes the things about a house that attract my attention aren’t about the house.  428 Birch in Redwood City is a house of memories, character and charm.  The 98 year old owner recently passed but has left remnants of who she was. 428 Birch is a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home listed by Dumas and [...]

San Mateo’s Real Estate Absorption Rates: Jan-Dec 2010

San Mateo Real Estate Market’s Absorption Rates The absorption rate is a quick way to see if the San Mateo real estate is going up or down in inventory. It’s just one piece of information used to evaluate pricing. It’s a snapshot of the market. What you’re looking at is how many months’ inventory there [...]

The Multiple Listing Service Can Be Very Ugly

One of the first things I do in the morning is check to see what new houses are for sale in San Mateo.  I see what’s sold, what expired…I see ugly. I think it’s safe to say that the majority of home buyers see the house they end up buying on the internet first.  Before [...]

More Bad News

The other day a client sent me an email with a bunch of bad news articles about real estate and asked my opinion.  Real estate is local; that’s my opinion.  When you’re reading or watching national news you get a general outlook of the nation – usually a bad one.  Bad news sells.  But that [...]

Happy Holidays from the San Mateo Real Estate Blog

San Mateo’s Real Estate Absorption Rates: Jan-Nov 2010

San Mateo Real Estate Market’s Absorption Rates The absorption rate is a quick way to see if the San Mateo real estate is going up or down in inventory. It’s just one piece of information used to evaluate pricing. It’s a snapshot of the market. What you’re looking at is how many months’ inventory there [...]

Jerry Hill’s Bill Idea Contest

Fix Pacifica, all things Pacifica and beyond, reports that San Mateo Assemblyman Jerry Hill is bringing back his Bill Idea Contest for round three. Got a great idea to make San Mateo County better?  Make yourself heard! Oughta Be A Law…Or Not Steve Sinai says, “The contest is open to all constituents of the 19th [...]

Happy Thanksgiving from San Mateo Real Estate Blog

Welcome First Day of Winter

Welcome First Day of Winter

Saratoga Drive, San Mateo