Archives for September 2009

Staging Anew

That photo above is from my listing last December on Ribbon in Foster City. It shows a real live staged living room. This whole house was staged at a cost of about $3000.00 Fortunately, the house sold quickly and we didn’t have to worry about paying for additional months. Most of the homes I sell […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 75

Too easy!! The light in question this week belongs to, of course, the Marlin Cove Shopping Center. Some of you actually knew the name of the place too. Good job! Alot of others knew the place by the name of the shops there. Congratulations to Erika Jahnke who arrived first and wins the $30.00 gift […]

Not Hannah Montana…Please!

Entertainment Scientists Warn Miley Cyrus Will Be Depleted by 2013 This will be very, very bad news for my daughters…and good news for me!

Funky Foto Contest Week 75

I guess I have a thing for lights as of late, huh? This weeks question is quite simply, where is this light hanging? This weeks winner will receive a $30.00 gift card to Diamond Harbor Seafood at Edgewater Place. All the rules of the road are available to view on the left hand margin as well […]

A Whole New Ball Game

It sure is remarkable how different the market is right now versus 6 months ago. As I’ve mentioned before, in February there were over 40 single family homes listed  with 3 pending sales. Today there are 20 active single family listings and 9 pending sales. One sort of interesting aspect to these pending sales are […]

The New Normal

Multiple offers are sort of common again in the Mid Peninsula and last week I had some clients who wrote an offer on a 3 bedroom house on Exeter in San Carlos that was listed for $749,000. We came in at $750,000 and lost it…the house ended up selling for $780,000. You know what? The […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 74

Good job, and good awareness to everyone who spotted the fact that these lights are in multiple places. The fact is that Friday’s foto was taken under one of the lights at City Hall. Congratulations to Lakshmi Suresh who wins the $30.00 gift card to Waterfront Pizza. Good job Lakshmi!! Also coming in correctly were […]


Sort of reminds me of real estate negotiations…

Funky Foto Contest Week 74

It’s a UFO! Hovering over Foster City! …or not? What is this thing…and where is it? That is the question. This weeks winner will receive a $30.00 gift certificate from Waterfront Pizza at Edgewater Place. All the rules of the road are available to view on the left hand margin as well as on the bar above. […]

Sweating Out The Appraisal

I’m not at all sure if it’s like this for buyers and sellers right now (I think it is!) but nothing is producing as much stress and nervousness in this market as is the seemingly long waits that are occurring around appraisals. Sure, there are those deals that slide through and the appraisal is done […]