Archives for April 2013


I was at an open house on Sunday and this young guy comes in, by himself, and he’s got this funny looking meter in his hands. He wanders around the house looking at this thing like some old prospector with a dowser looking for gold buried in the floor. For some reason I just didn’t […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 247

OK, it’s not exactly like the street sign but it says the same thing. This sign is cooler too! Lot’s of correct answers to the question about what streets are in Whalers. Congratulations to Larissa Lindval who answerd first and wins the $30.00 gift card to Chipotle. Also answering correctly was Dave Lin, Nicole, Mike, […]

Funky Foto Contest Week 247

Nice sign, huh? I’m sure plenty of you have seen this and know this neighborhood. This weeks question…name one of the streets in Whalers Island. If you’re first to do that you’ll win a $30.00 gift card to Chipotle. As usual, all the rules of the road are available to view on the left hand margin […]

Real Buyer Talk 2

This week I spoke to Johannes and Stephanie Knueppel, first time buyers who are diligently pursuing the dream…which sometimes seems like a nightmare. Here’s their perspective:   1) You’ve been renting in the area, at what point did the idea of buying something start to look appealing? We have been renting a one-bedroom apartment in […]

Preemptive Offers

Seems like a lot of us have gotten used to the pace and flow of this heated up market and sort of know it’s rhythms a bit…sort of. Every once in awhile there’s a phenomenon called the preemptive offer that sort of throws a wrench into that awareness. When a house hits the market it’s […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 246

  Lots of you thought this was at the FC library, nope it’s City Hall! Congratulations to Ranjana Suresh who’s back after a long absence and wins the $30.00 gift card to Sweet Basil. Also answering correctly was Artem and Nancy. Great job folks! See you again here this Friday!  

Funky Foto Contest Week 246

OK, I’ll get off the aerial photo thing for a week or so. No, this gorgeous rose isn’t in somebody’s back yard on Gull. It’s someplace else…and the question is where is that someplace else? If you’re first to answer that you’ll win a $30.00 gift card to Sweet Basil Thai.  As usual, all the […]

Real Buyer Talk

Nothing like marketing spin, huh? I see this kind of image and I know thet reality of what the buyers I work with are living with…so I thought it might be kind of fun and interesting to sort of interview a few of them and get their thoughts on this thrilling topic. This week we’ll start […]

Getting Away With It

There’s stuff going on with sellers right now that simply boggles my mind. Seriously. It seems like quite often in this insane marketplace we’re in the seller can overcome just about any mistake. It makes me crazy because I have this deeply ingrained sense of right and wrong and what’s fair or just and I’m […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 245

Well, there were actually plenty of businesses in that aerial shot wasn’t there. Everybody seemed to be sort of stuck on Safeway though as 13 of 18 answers attested to. Congratulations goes to Mr. Foster City himself who I think quite possibly has won for the first time! The great and powerful Steve Toler ladies […]