Archives for March 2012

Funky Foto Contest Week 195

Kind of a strange looking structure, huh? Not something we see everyday either. this weeks question…where is this thing? If you’re first to answer that you’ll win a $30.00 gift card to Soon’s Tofu at Marlin Cove. All the rules of the road are available to view on the left hand margin as well as on […]


I got an e-mail from a client today who said: “Reading your posts as of late, it sounds like we’re in a bit of a bubble.” That’s not the first time I’ve heard this lately. The question is, how long will this bubble last? I personally think it’s going to last awhile. Here’s why: 1. […]

Multiple Multiples

So far, a fairly large number of homes for sale around here, both condo/townhouses and single family houses have experienced multiple offers this year. Not only your run of the mill 2 or 3 offers but lots and lots of offers! Here’s a list of some of the one’s I’ve been involved with or know of personally […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 194

Everybody was right! Great job folks…indeed it’s one of the signs on the Bay Trail. Congratulations to Chris Hsiung who arrived first and wins the $30.00 gift card to Jacks Prime. Also answering correctly was Ellen, Jim S, Amit, Shrikant, Dana Ferri, Anita, Jenn R, Kevin, and Debbie. Also, Divine on facebook. Thanks for playing […]

Funky Foto Contest Week 194

It’s nice and sunny today…but I hear rain is coming this weekend? Maybe you can take some shelter under this vast roof? Maybe not? Anyway, this weeks question is where is this little roof? If you’re first to answer this you’ll win a $30.00 gift card to Jack’s Prime in San Mateo. All the rules of […]

The Comps

Typically, when somebody buys a home they do a study of the comparable value of similar homes in the area to determine what offer to make on it. These comps are usually 6 months or so old (or less). I hear alot of discussion about comps lately and I have to say this…the comps right now are completely irrelevant. […]

Oh, Canada

So our brethren north of us in Canada have come up with an interesting slant on real estate transparency. Seems there’s a government agency called the Canadian Competition Commission that’s taking action to force consumers private information that exists now on private MLS pages to be made public. Info such as the sellers phone number and […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 193

You guys are really good! Great FC knowledge! Indeed, Friday’s pic was of Sunfish Park and our winner was first timer Mazen Arar who arrived first and wins the $30.00 gift card to Luckys Foods. Also answering correctly was Kevin, Debbie, Amit Dar, Veronica, Anita, Jenn R and Shrikant as well as Austin Chua on […]

Funky Foto Contest Week 193

Jeez, it’s been a late one today…sorry! Sort of crazy! Guess what? This pic wasn’t taken this week either. The question today…which Foster City park is this? If you’re first to tell me that you’ll win a $30.00 gift card to Luckys Foods.  All the rules of the road are available to view on the […]

Burglary in Foster City

I was at a little gathering a couple of nights ago and there was a discussion about an increase in the level of crime in many of the Peninsula communities, (like all this theft of Tide detergent…what’s up with that?). Not too long after that I noticed an article in the Daily Journal about burglary […]