Archives for April 2008

FEMA, Levees…and Flood Insurance

In the post Hurricane Katrina world FEMA, who took such a pounding for it’s response to the New Orleans disaster, is being extra cautious when the subject of levees comes up. That subject is certainly up when it comes to Foster City. On the 18th of this month FEMA released the preliminary drafts of their Flood […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 6

OK, stumping you folks is apparently impossible…but I’m still going to keep trying! The foto from Friday is the sculpture in Leo Ryan Park called “Stiltwalkers” and was actually nailed really early by Mr. Foster City himself, Steve Toler…but since he’s the Director of Administrative Services for Foster City he’s graciously recusing himself from winning […]

Who’s the Best?

Before I got into the Real Estate business I had all kinds of false perceptions about what this industry really was and how it worked and in many areas I was very surprised to discover that reality was a whole lot different than my thinking was. Take the dual agency thing I posted about earlier […]

Funky Foto Contest Week 6

It’s Friday and we’re back to the great outdoors! This little gem actually has a name, which I want identified, as well as it’s location in Foster City. Any comments about Minkey family legs will certainly demonstrate a distinct lack of awareness of our overall bulk, so no, it’s not a miscue photo taken at […]

Dual Agency

I don’t think it’s possible to write this post without including at least some rudimentary language about how the State of California views agency.       1. Seller’s Agent  A seller’s agent under a listing agreement with the Seller acts as the agent for the seller only. This agent has “A Fiduciary duty of utmost care, integrity,honestly and […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 5

Wow! What a great job this week…19 people nailed Durian at 99 Ranch Market. The photo above is from Singapore’s public transportation system where the stinky Durian is actually banned. I really do think of Ranch 99 as a landmark, it’s always busy when I’m there, nobody has a better seafood selection and it’s certainly […]

Single Family Inventory

Street Address Status List Price Beds Baths Bldg SqFt Age DOM 806 CHRYSOPOLIS DR P 898000 4 2 1770 44 7 58 WILLIAMS LN P 908800 3 2 1/2 1550 22 71 748 CRANE AV P 920000 5 2 1930 43 21 833 CHRYSOPOLIS DR A 923888 4 2 1670 44 98 989 CRANE AV […]

Funky Foto Contest Week 5

No, I’m not insane. A tad obscure maybe, but not insane. In today’s contest you’ll need to tell me two things…1) What is this? and, 2) Where is this? The where part is most certainly a Foster City landmark. As always, place your answers in the comments below, this weeks winner receives a $30.00 gift […]

It’s How Much?

Selling a property successfully in 2008 is really a process of putting together pieces of a puzzle and ultimately creating a beautiful picture. These important pieces can include things like staging, painting, new landscape, choosing the right agent, remodeling, installing granite counter tops, eliminating clutter, printing attractive flyers, virtual tours, advertising, open houses and choosing […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 4

Congratulations to Dana Ferri of Foster City! This weeks winner of a gift certificate to Chevy’s. Of course the object in question is the Foster City Sports Wall of Fame in Sea Cloud Park. Thanks also to CM, Steve, Sean, John and Erika who also took a shot at it! Steve & Erika were both […]