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Long Term Appreciation

I saw this chart on Paragon's website and thought it was terrific. Of course it's about San Francisco's market, but it's pretty much the same numbers here as well. I actually have seen this same chart before that encompassed all the way back to the end of … Read More...

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Staying or Going?

About 10 days ago now I had a condo listed at 143 Albacore in Marina Green. It's a very cute 2 bedroom place and was listed for $599,000. I had the usual amount of interest...in other words lots of people went through … Read More...

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What’s Changed?

So every time I hold a place open in Foster City I hear somebody comment that the inventory is way up. Yay! Just look at it all...they exclaim. I used to do charts here identifying inventory in both single family houses … Read More...

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How NOT to Do It

So I sold my listing on Burbank in San Mateo yesterday and in the process had quite an amazing experience. I had given out 17 disclosures to interested parties and, as you might be able to guess, we got multiple offers. … Read More...

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All a Matter of Perspective

So I'm pretty much used to the mid Peninsula area and, obviously, Foster City so the escalation in prices this year (last year wasn't anything to sneeze at either) is pretty amazing to me. By most standards anywhere this … Read More...

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And We Have a Winner….

Well, I predicted, and not that long ago, that we would see a townhouse in Foster City close escrow at or over $1,000,000. It's June 18...and it happened today. Now I'm not talking about Promontory Point where that's … Read More...