Archives for April 2012

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 199

See that bird up there? That’s a Killdeer. Yes, Friday’s foto was of Killdeer Park. Congratulations to Bill Hastings who was first to arrive and wins the $30.00 gift card to Peets. Bill also discovered the mislabeled pic giving it away…and the good thing was that nobdy else seemed to have done that. Good job […]

Funky Foto Contest Week 199

OK, we’re back to those nice green things that make Foster City so attractive. This week’s question is simply, what FC park is this? If you’re first to tell me that you’ll win a $30.00 gift card to Peets Coffee.  All the rules of the road are available to view on the left hand margin as […]

New Rules

As much a pain as short sales have been there’s one thing that’s pretty much been a certainty when you go about trying to buy one. That is that you don’t really have to commit until the bank approves the short sale. You don’t need to make your deposit with a Title company, you don’t […]


So, I went out of town for a couple of days. Not long really, just overnight in Monterey for a real estate conference. I get back and check the Foster City inventory to see how it’s looking and, behold…I see that we have 12 single family homes on the market today. That’s super low from […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 198

Jeez! I’ve been so busy I forgot to post this yesterday! Sorry! Congratulations to Dana Ferri for answering first and winning the $30.00 gift card to Subway! Of course, it was the back side of the Marlin Park sign and lots of you got it! Also answering correctly was Michael, Andy, Jessica, Shrikant, Micheala, Bill, […]

Funky Foto Contest Week 198

OK, last week was kind of hard…so this week I figured I would try to make it even harder. This week’s question…what Foster City park is this? I actually don’t think this is really that hard! If you’re first to answer that you’ll win a $30.00 gift card to Subway. All the rules of the road […]

The Short Sale From Hell

Short sales are not fun. Some folks (me included) sort of think of them as hellish. I have one right now that was (supposedly) approved when we ratified our offer in early January that’s still out there waiting for completion. You get excited, you buy a place…and then you wait, and wait….and wait for somebody […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 197

Almost stumped everyone! Yes, the roof from Friday’s contest was at Edgewater Place Shopping Center and our winner was first timer Sam Robertson who was the sole occupant of the day. Great job Sam!! Sam wins the $30.00 gift card to Baskin-Robbins. Thanks for playing folks! Maybe this Friday will prove easier!

Funky Foto Contest Week 197

One things for sure…these things have sure gotten a workout in the last 24 hours, huh? Let’s hope whoever is under this roof is nice and dry right now! This weeks question, where is this metal roof? If you’re first to answer that you’ll win a $30.00 gift card to Baskin-Robbins. All the rules of […]

What’s Important

There’s a very strong element of thinking among buyers in this market that really is a hold over from the last five years…but in my opinion is no longer relevant. That element is the strong desire to negotiate the best possible deal. For some folks it really is the most important thing. In answer to […]