So as you’ve undoubtedly gathered by reading this blog, as well as others over the years, Real Estate is a pretty kooky business and just about anything can happen. Often….those things are unique. This post is sort of targeted to buyers…as a warning. Be careful…lest you screw yourself. Come to think of it, that would […]


Probably as long as there has been a multiple offer environment there have been folks interested in finding a way around that kind of competition. Totally understandable really. Typically, the agent who is selling the home lists the place in the MLS and either right away or after the first weekend’s open houses sets a […]

Bubble Schmubble

OK, I’m officially over it. I’m sick to death of hearing about “The Bubble” and how it’s certain to burst. For those of you harping on this out there…GET OVER IT! What we’re experiencing here ain’t no freakin bubble. There’s a more accurate term for our market…normal. Adapt to it, roll with it…come to terms […]

Real Estate Made Easy…or Not.

  OK, this rant has been coming for quite some time…it’s been brewing for years as a matter of fact. It’s finally arrived! Once upon a time we took vacations and other trips by calling travel agents or we used guide books to help us plan. Then came the glorious internet and that changed everything. […]

Ebbing and Flowing

Honestly, I’m not entirely sure what the meaning of this pic is…but it’s really pretty cool. Plus, if I do just a little mental gymnastics I can make it fit the Ebb and Flow imagery. This year started with a bang. Actually, last year ended that way. December was as hot as any December that […]

Foster City 2015 Condo/Townhouse Statistics

The total number of units selling in Foster City is really pretty consistent over the last few years. 2006…240 2007…165 2008…112 2009…140 2010…143 2011…144 2012…156 2013…169 2014…176 In 2015 we did 164. Clearly there was no problem selling anything. How about those dreaded average prices:   2006…$661,993 2007…$694,026 2008…$635,839 2009…$577,267 2010…$577,150 2011…$512,192 2012…$551,000 2013…$657,000 2014…$744,522 In […]

Foster City 2015 Statistics

This discussion gets wilder each year it seems. The numbers seem to get more astonishing each year too. The total number of houses sold in 2015 was 103 in Foster City. Up from 99 in 2014 and in the same relative low range that we’ve had for several years now. Average days on the market […]

Highs & Lows 2015-Condo/Townhouses

On April 3 2014 I wrote a post where I predicted that we were about to see townhouses sell in Foster City for over $1,000,000. In 2015 there were 70 Condo/townhouses sell for at least $1,000,000. Amazing!! MOST EXPENSIVE CONDO/TOWNHOUSE: 807 Magellan This 4 bedroom, 2030 sq ft townhouse (off water) sold for $1,410,000. Listed for $1,088,000. […]

Highs & Lows 2015-Houses

OK, this should be interesting!   MOST EXPENSIVE HOUSE:  813 Grenada This 5 bedroom house in Plum Island was listed for $2,200,000…and closed at $2,777,888. The high in 2014 was $1,930,000. Incredibly…in 2015 there were 11 houses close over $2mil.   HIGHEST PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: 539 Trinidad This 2010 square foot, 3 bedroom house sold […]

Whither Realtors

        The picture above sort of states the point of view of the marketing people at the home office at companies like Coldwell Banker…or Sothebys for that matter. A male realtor in a suit? I don’t think I’ve worn a suit in at least 15 years…and I think it was to a […]