Archives for June 2009

Keeping it Local

I sure keep getting great ideas when blog readers send in questions! I got another great one the other day from Debbie who wanted to know the importance of using a local lender for a purchase. She had been told, erroneously, that it wasn’t OK to use a San Jose lender for her purchase because […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 62

It’s the brand new Teen Center, called “The Vibe” at the south end of Leo Ryan Park. If you haven’t been there it really is a must see…it’s fantastic! This weeks winner was Kim Lloyd who wins a $30.00 iTunes gift certificate courtesy of Asif Suria and his new website Great job Kim! Also […]

We’re All The Same

Realtors in Britain. Very amusing!

Funky Foto Contest Week 62

Something new and different this week on the foto contest…a fun new prize! Blog reader Asif Suria has created a new website called which is dedicated to reviewing apps for the iPhone, which now number over 52,000. Asif and AppStruck are sponsoring this weeks contest with a $30.00 iTunes gift certificate. The question you need […]

Fun With Appraisals

A couple of weeks ago at my fun listing at 9 Violet in San Carlos one of the neighbors came into my open house and told me that, in the process of refinancing, his appraisal came in at $710,000. Interesting since he has the identical unit to the one I have for sale…and it’s listed for […]

Ups and Downs

So, what the heck is this market really doing? Sometimes it seems like it’s doing everything! Foreclosures (REO’s) are getting an incredible amount of interest and in many places it feels just like 2004. In the northern part of San Mateo County it seems like everything that comes on the market that even looks like […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 61

It was a hard one, huh! Even so, blog reader Jerry Freeman decided to make it a family project and he piled the kids in the car and went in search of the treasure. They found it, (it’s the sign for the Antigua development) and those are Jerry’s kids in the photo above…GREAT job guys!! Unfortunately, […]

A Dying Breed

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c End Times Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Jason Jones in Iran For a long time I’ve felt that newspapers were a dying breed. It’s the biggest reason I, along with many other realtors avoid Sunday Open House ads in the Chronicle. […]

Funky Foto Contest Week 61

OK, this one may be the hardest one yet! Only once in 61 weeks have I totally stumped this group…could this be the second time? The question again is…what do these sailboats mean, or where is this? This weeks winner will receive a $30.00 gift certificate to Kobe Japanese Food at Edgewater Place. One of […]

A Little Skirmish

So last weekend I was holding open my listing at 9 Violet Lane in San Carlos when this older couple walked in. We went through the usual pleasantries and they proceeded to look around. The lady was taking pains not to make eye contact with me in any way, like if she did so I would whip […]