Archives for January 2013


There’s been sort of a strange milestone crossed in Foster City today. It’s the fact that the townhouse at 32 Binnacle has been officially on the market for 500 days. It’s a short sale and for you uninitiated folks out there it’s not possible for anything to be more poorly named! A short sale it is […]


Here’s an interesting seller lesson. This story appeared yesterday on Yahoo and is about a homeowner in Pennsylvania that discovered through the neighbors (after she moved in) that a murder-suicide had taken place there. This fact wasn’t disclosed to her upon her purchase in 2007. The murder-suicide happened in 2006 and before the current sellers had owned the […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 234

Indeed! Friday’s pic was of Anne Hathaway as Fantine in Les Miserables. Congratulations to Nicole Fabris who arrived first with the correct answer and wins the Cinemark gift card. Also answering correctly was Jennifer, Jim S, Debbie, Janny, Michael, Patrick as well as Steve Toler and Karen Mayfield on facebook. Thanks for playing folks! Now […]

Funky Foto Contest Week 234

OK, so it’s a little different today, that’s a good thing! So I went and saw the movie version of Les Miserables for the second time this week. It’s simply AMAZING! I’m officially a fan! Anne Hathaway (pictured above) is so astonishing, particularly singing “I dreamed a dream” that I thought it worthwhile making this […]

Just How Bad Is It?

Well, just how bad is it? What I’m talking about is just how bad is this current spectacular lack of inventory on prices and thus on the overall market in general? Let’s look at a couple of cases in point. First, there’s a house for sale in Redwood Shores on Skiff that came up 20 […]

Pipe Dreams

Over the weekend I met a really bright and articulate guy who wanted to buy a house in Foster City. I explained how the market is here and how the low inventory is a really big problem. he decided not to enter this insanity right now and will wait 6 months or a year to […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 233

Not bad…pretty good knowledge actually. Congratulations to first time winner Jenn Robinson who arrived first and wins the $30.00 Luckys gift card. Also answering correctly was Lydia, Patrick, Janny, Mr. Foster City himself and Debbie. Thannks for playing folks! See you again this Friday

Funky Foto Contest Week 233

Look familiar? I suspect that it is to many of you. This weeks question, what is this building? If you’re first to answer this you’ll win a $30.00 gift card to Luckys Foods. All the rules of the road are available to view on the left hand margin as well as on the bar above. The […]

Foster City 2012 Condo/Townhouse Statistics

Honestly, when it comes to analyzing statistics on condos and townhouses it’s really a pain in the butt…and it’s value is sort of dubious in many areas. The only real way to access true analysis in this area is to look only at the individual project and see how it did over a period of […]

Foster City 2012 Statistics

Well, it sure seemed to me to be a very hot year here in FC and the most of the rest of the Peninsula as well. So how do the numbers looks? I have to say that the MLS has upgraded it’s ability to provide comparable analysis and it became clear to me that some […]