Archives for June 2013

Funky Foto Contest Week 256

Sorry I’m late! We’re back to the Foster City condo projects…this one’s a pretty familiar one. If you’re first to tell me which one it is you’ll win a $30.00 gift card to Lucky’s Foods. As usual, all the rules of the road are available to view on the left hand margin as well as […]

The Interest Rate Effect

So interest rate went up…by about a half a point. A pretty decent increase. The question has been posed this week…will this have an effect on slowing the market down? I think that’s a good question and based on my own activity this week I think it has. Of course I also think that will […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 255

Really good knowledge guys!! Congratulations again to Shruti Singh who arrived first and wins the $30.00 gift card to Baskin Robbins. Great job Shruti! Also answering correctly was Ujjwal, Ellen, Dave, Patrick, Joy, Janny and j Kwan. Great stuff folks! Thanks for playing! See you again this Friday.

Funky Foto Contest Week 255

Numbers are fun. At least that’s what we always tried to tell our kids to get them interested in math…but I digress. What’s relevant here is this number and this weeks question asks you to tell me the name of any business that resides at this address….or next door too for that matter. If you’re […]

The Magic Number

So I checked the MLS today to see just how dismal the inventory is here in Foster City, there’s a whopping 4 active single family houses listed, when it occurred to me that the lowest priced house came in at $1,248,000. Huh? Really? Yes indeed, that’s the lowest priced house today. Naturally, that got me […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 254

OK, this guy has no relationship to Foster City, but it’s a great shot and sure enough Pizarro Lane is one of those streets in Bayporte! Congratulations to Debbie Yeung who arrive first and wins the $30.00 gift card to Freebirds! Also answering correctly was Ujjwal, Alex O, Jim S and Shruti.  Also, thanks to […]

Funky Foto Contest Week 254

OK, it’s sort of a backwards day today. Bayporte is a neighborhood with attached homes here in Foster City. This week’s question, name a street in Bayporte. If you’re first to do that you’ll win a $30.00 gift card to Freebirds Burritos. As usual, all the rules of the road are available to view on the […]

It’s a Crappy Job

I wrote this in 2009…I still laugh about it. It’s worth running again!   What a year! What a job! So, we get a nice offer on my listing at 9 Lilly Lane in San Carlos, and one night last week I get a call from the buyer’s agent who’s up at the property meeting […]

All Cash Offers

If there’s one thing that symbolizes the 2013 market I think it’s the presence of so much cash in the marketplace. Even if you don’t have $1,300,000 for your offer on a house listed for $825,000 (you think I’m joking…a house on Haydon Ct in Belmont was listed for $999,000 and closed this week at $1,430,000) all you […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 253

This was actually sort of close, but the pic on Friday was indeed taken at Winston Square, not Winston Village. Congratulations to first time winner Edwin Chan who arrived first and wins the $30.00 gift card to Plaza Gourmet Deli. Also answering correctly was J Kwan, Matt and Lilian Lee. Great knowledge folks!! Thanks for […]