Thank You!


Just thought I’d express my thanks to all of you for participating in, once again, elevating Foster City Blog into the Varbuzz National Championship. It was all REALLY fun for me and I sincerely hope you enjoyed it a little bit too. I need to especially thank my good friend and assisitant Lydia for all of her hard work in getting out the vote too. None of this could have happened without her…and actually the blog itself wouldn’t have happened without her. Anyway, thanks again!

Funky Foto Contest Week 50


It’s an auspicious week! The 50th week of the Funky Foto Contest! Plus the big announcement of the winner of the Varbuzz Blog Brawl all on the same day! I think celebrating is in order no matter the outcome. Today’s pic of this cutesy, quaint looking little lane presents the question…where is this? There’s really two answers here but because I’m in such a good mood I’m willing to accept either one of them. This weeks winner will receive a $30.00 gift card to Chipotle over at Marlin Cove. All the rules of the road are available for viewing on the left hand margin and on the bar above. The winner and all other correct answers will be published on Monday morning. Any and all semi zany or mostly funny jokes, barbs, quips and all wrong answers will be published immediately. Have a great weekend!

OK, here it is folks!! We Won!!

2009 National Real Estate Blog Brawl Finals! from Virginia Association of Realtors on Vimeo.

The Home Stretch


OK, I’ve gone too far. I promise we’ll be back soon with some actual content too. It’s just that I’m caught up in this thing and we’re behind in the 4th quarter! Miamism is a work of art and Ines appears unbeatable…so I’m resorting to cheap theatrics! The winner will be announced at 9:00AM tomorrow on Win or lose we’ll be back to normal soon…really!

If you haven’t voted, please do so by clicking this link:


The Finals!


The Finals! How about that! One last vote for all of the marbles (most of which I thought I had lost a long time ago…but that’s another story!). In the Finals we’re matched against quite possibly the best real estate blog in the country…honestly! is a constant source of inspiration for me and Ines is a really fantastic lady. It’s a privilege to have made it this far and to be matched against Miamism. Having said all that…let’s close the door right now. Tiny Foster City Blog against Miamism? It’s Hoosiers all over again! Thanks Folks! Here’s the voting booth:

Finals Voting Booth

Final Four!!

brawlWell, we’ve made it to the Big Dance…the Final Four! In this round we’re competing with a giant in the blogging world…Matthew Rathbun’s Matthew is also a big contributor at the website This is REALLY a David and Goliath kind of an event folks! Help little old FosterCityBlog triumph over this kind of incredible adversity. I need your vote!

Voting ends on Tuesday morning and only one vote per IP address is allowed…so vote from lots of different IP’s! Thanks folks…I hope you’re having as much fun with this as I am. It’s all great stuff! Have a great weekend!

Here’s the voting booth:

Varbuzz Final Four Voting Booth

Elite 8

brawlMoving right along…. We made it into Round III, the Elite 8 in the 2009 Varbuzz Blog Brawl. Thanks to all of you for voting!! Now we get to do it again! This time you’ll need to vote four times, and in this round we’re up against a Marin County Blog written by Ginger Wilcox called . It’s a great blog and I’m clearly going to need all of your support to make it into the Final Four!

Just click on the link below to be ushered immediately into the Round III voting booth. As always, your support is GREATLY appreciated! Let’s keep Foster City on the National Blogging map by defending our championship! Here’s the link:

Blog Brawl Voting Booth Round III

Sweet 16

brawlLydia thinks I forgot…I’m WAY to competitive to forget! Yes, we made it through the first round!! On to the vaunted Sweet 16 in the 2009 Varbuzz Blog Brawl…the winner of which will be crowned the “National Champion” Real Estate Blog.

Your help in this endeavor is most appreciated too! In this round you’ll need to vote 8 times. This time we’re up against Loudoun County, Virginia’s blog and it’s author Heather Elias. Heather won the all Virgina version of the Blog Brawl earlier this year so we’re up against some stiff competition! It’s an outstanding blog and I’m going to need all of your votes to beat them!

Just click on the link below and have at it! Please vote in all Zones to make it count…we’re in the first one, as you’ll see. Thanks folks…here’s the link:

Sweet 16 Voting Booth

2009 Blog Brawl


There’s probably a few of you out there who were around Foster City Blog this time last year and remember the Varbuzz “Blog Brawl”. It’s a competition put on by the Virginia Association of Realtors to see who has the top blog in the US. It’s a tournament type contest alot like the NCAA College Basketball event, except that voting takes place to eventually pick a winner. It begins with 32 contestants and whittles it’s way down to the Top Dog.

Last year Foster City Blog won the whole thing! We’re the defending National Champion! That’s what that little patch is for on the left hand margin.

Voting began yesterday to see who’s crowned the 2009 champion…will you please help us keep Foster City on the National Map? Just click the link below and have at it! We’re the #5 seed in Zone 1. You need to vote in each pairing in each zone for it to count…you’ll vote 16 times this week. There’s a link to each contestant so you can get a feel for who you’re voting for. In the first round we’re up against a San Francisco blog that looks mighty tough! Help!

The rules at Varbuzz are that you can only vote one time per IP address…so vote from lot’s of different IP’s! Thanks for your help!! Here’s the link:

Blog Brawl Voting Booth Round 1


Blog Brawl

WE WON! Foster City Blog has been voted the Top Real Estate Blog in the US on…and it’s thanks to all of you!! I don’t know about you, but I thought this was really alot of fun! Click the link below for more details. When Lesley, my wife, saw the headline this morning she said “Oh no! You have to get everyone to vote again! I can’t take any more of this!” Varbuzz’ April Fools joke got her! I’m really sincerely appreciative to all of you who voted for us! Thank you very much! Here’s the link:


Friday’s Funky Foto Contest Week 2


OK, here it is. Today’s strange and wonderful foto. For the uninitiated, every Friday we have a contest where you need to identify the object in a featured photo of some obscure Foster City landmark or oddity. Today’s winner gets a $30.00 gift certificate for lunch or dinner at ABC Seafood located at the Metro Center Shopping area. In order to win you must identify two things…Where is this thing? and What is this thing? Just place your answer in the comments below. All the rules are available both at the top of this page and on the left margin. I won’t publish the correct answer, or answers, until Monday but I will publish gentle ribbing, overt kidding around and all wrong answers. First person to identify it correctly wins! Go for it!


Thanks to all of you I’ve moved into the Finals of the 2008 Varbuzz Blog Brawl!! Now’s our chance to really put Foster City on the national blogging map. In this round we’re up against some tough competition from Texas…the dreaded! You can help this little blog win it all by casting your vote here:


No registration needed. Just one easy click!

Thank you very much!! Go Foster City Blog!!