Archives for October 2012

Changing Your Mind

Historically, when you buy a home you have a contingency or two that allows you to do inspections, get a loan, get a correct appraisal and also…to simply change your mind. That, of course, has changed a bit in this crazy hot market we’re in and lots of folks are writing offers with no contingencies […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 225

Great knowledge folks! You guys are really, really good! Congratulations to Debbie Yeung who arrived first with the correct answer, Balboa Lane was one choice, and wins the $30.00 gift card to Jamba Juice. Also answering correctly was Dana Ferri, Jim S, Kevin, Larry, Bryan, Nessa, Asif and Edna. Thanks for playing folks! See you […]

Funky Foto Contest Week 225

We’ll kind of come at this backwards today. We’re talking about the Islands project on the wide water across from Leo Ryan Park. This week’s question…name a street in that project. If you’re first to do that you’ll win a $30.00 Jamba Juice gift card. All the rules of the road are available to view […]

Schools

I guess it goes without saying that good schools are a pretty good element for an community’s property values. Good schools are a reason people decide to live in certain places. In Foster City the schools are both fantastically good and are also a very good reason why prices are stable here. Every year the […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 224

  Great knowledge out there folks! You guys are terrific! It’s indeed Shell Cove. Congratulations to Bryan Chan who arrived first and wins the $30.00 Peets gift card. Also answering correctly was AR, Mike, Meez, Sindhu, Dana Ferri, J Kwan, Suresh and Mike Monozon on Facebook. Thanks for playing folks! See you again this Friday.

Funky Foto Contest Week 224

Back to the Foster City condo/townhouse project theme. This weeks question is like last week…which project is this? If you’re first to tell me you’ll win a $30.00 gift card to Peet’s Coffee.  All the rules of the road are available to view on the left hand margin as well as on the bar above. The […]

Fun With Water

No, this is not a Foster City house…but it easily could be. In some cases this is really a small amount of water too. It really seems to me that well over 50% of the houses in FC have water related drainage issues. It’s really common. It also seems to me that every house I’ve […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 223

You guys are good!! Indeed, Friday’s pic was of Winston Square and congratulations to Pak Hui who arrived first and wins the $30.00 gift card to Safeway. Also answering correctly was Edna, AR, GB, Leslie, Lina, J Kwan, Pushpa and Suresh. Great job folks! See you again this Friday!

Funky Foto Contest Week 223

OK, now let’s shift gears to homes. This week I’m interested in which Foster City townhouse project this is. If you’re first to answer that you’ll win a $30.00 gift card to Safeway.  All the rules of the road are available to view on the left hand margin as well as on the bar above. The […]

Is Staging Worth It?

  In the past 5 to 10 years the phenomenon of staging has become a big part of selling a house in this area and as the market softens the question of it’s value will inevitably come up. My answer to this question is, yes…if you want top dollar for your home. The concept of staging […]