Archives for October 2009

Grocery Store Musical

Bet you didn ‘t see this at the Metro Center Safeway today!

EB Awareness Week 2009

Sorry folks, I realize that lots of you are here for the 80th week of the Funky Foto Contest but I’m putting it off until next week. Instead I decided to talk about a subject near and dear to my heart…that of the disease called Epidermolysis Bullosa…or EB. The reason being that this week is […]

It’s A Puzzle

Got this really outstanding e-mail the other day from blog reader Nancy Chang: “Hi Jim, Just read your blog entry on “Choosing the right path”. Sounds a lot like homes in the $600,000 to $800,000 will get offer prices over asking prices. So what do you think about 827 Vespucci lane unit that sold for […]

Some Closure re:Foreclosures

For the last few years, since the proliferation of real estate and real estate related topics on the Internet, I have heard comments about great deals available on foreclosures…usually coming from a buyer’s discovery of said opportunity online. Most of the large aggregator sites…Trulia, Movoto, Realtytrac get info from the public record and publish this […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 79

You guys are good! The answer from Friday is, of course, Plum Island. Congratulations to Nicole Fabris who wins the $30.00 gift card to Jack’s Prime in San Mateo. Great job Nicole! Also arriving with the correct answer was Carol, Kirk, Erika, Suresh, Pak, Bill and Jan. Good knowledge folks! I hope you have a […]

How to Buy a Bank Owned Home

Not too far from reality!

Funky Foto Contest Week 79

Sorry!! Kind of got hung up this morning! Anyway, this weeks pic begs the question…what is this FC waterfront development? This weeks winner will receive a $30.00 gift card to Jack’sPrime burgers in San Mateo. All correct answers along with the winner will be published on Monday morning. Any and all silly jokes, kooky barbs, quips or […]

Realtor Advertising

I saw this post yesterday in the SF Chronicle’s blog “On The Block” and was really crazy about it! So much so that I’m reprinting the whole thing here. It’s right on…except for the part about ponying up commission! Enjoy.   Anna Marie Hibble Disclaimer: I am not a Realtor. I speak as a buyer-to-be, […]

Choosing The Right Path

Determining the correct path when it comes to making a decision about what price to offer on a house in this area seems to get more and more confusing with each passing month. In the last 3 months in San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont and San Carlos 187 single family homes have closed escrow in […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 78

Great knowledge folks!! The correct answer from Friday’s question was, of course, Bayfront Court. This weeks winner was Debbie Yeung who arrived first on the scene with that answer. Good job Debbie! Also answering correctly was Lakshmi, AR, Asif, Edna, Carol, Jan, Kavita, SLC, Erika and Shrikant. Good job folks! Try again this Friday when […]