Archives for November 2009

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 83

Great knowledge folks! The correct answer is both Moonsail Lane and Carmel Village…many of you declared both of them. This weeks winner was first timer Kirk Matsuo who scores the $30.00 gift card to Starbucks. Also arriving with the right answer was Ryan, Kavita, Nike, Asif, Carol, Lakshmi, Monica Martines, Alex O, Karla, Satish, Erika […]

The Dog House

I’m not quite clear about these 3 minute, Internet based commercials…and I don’t really give a rip about JC Penny, but this is pretty darn clever. I may have actually learned something too!

Funky Foto Contest Week 83

Still full? I sure am! Last night was brutal, plus I managed to break the glass on our oven door (fortunately after the turkey came out!). But, enough of that! This weeks contest begs the question…what Foster City project is shown above? I’ll allow either the street it’s on (there’s just one) or the name of […]


Even in this really kooky year, I’m very thankful today. Among other things I’m sure thankful for all of you have read this blog, have made it successful and have broght me business as a result. I truly hope that you all have a great day today! Happy Thanksgiving!

Avoiding the Pitfalls

When buyer makes an offer on a house it’s a fairly common thing for a seller to want to rent back for 30 days or so after close of escrow. That’s an especially useful thing when the seller hasn’t identified their next home. Typically, the seller rent’s back at the buyer’s principle, interest, taxes and […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 82

It was a tad easy, huh. Oh well! Congratulations to Michael Sit who narrowly beat Dana and Debbie (by about 30 seconds!) to win the gift certificate to Spices Restaurant in Edgewater Place. Way to go Michael! Also following Dana and Debbie with the right answer was Eleen, Nancy, Kavita, Nicole, Alex O, Bill, Kirk, […]

Trick or Treat

I know, I know…I’m a few weeks late with this, but it’s a classic. I love the Onion!

Funky Foto Contest Week 82

Is it true that birds fly south for the winter? That sure seems to be where this guy is going! This weeks question is…where did he come from? What is this a symbol for? This weeks winner will receive a $30.00 gift certificate to the new Spices Restaurant at Edgewater Place. The winner along with all other […]


It’s long been assumed that there is definite seasonality in the real estate market. Every year since I’ve been doing this, things sure seem to slow down right about this time. Typically, folks who are thinking of selling figure they may as well wait until after the new year because the thought of having people […]


  There were some great and interesting comments on that post I did the other day called Sneaking Up On Them. By and large I agree with them too. There is no question that buying a home in this area is unlike any other…probably in the world. There’s also no question that buying anywhere for the first […]