Too Good to Be True

I’m convinced that one of the hot new trends in residential real estate is toward discounting services and/or rebating commissions. Of course, this is nothing new. Help-U Sell and Redfin and ZipRealty have been around for awhile but it just seems to me that there’s more of this ilk than ever. Years ago we had a flight […]

Ringing The Bell

Last year, a large 4 bedroom, 3200 sq ft house on Gloucester in Whalers sold for $610,000 over asking. Remarkable for sure, but it’s a big house, it was priced low to begin with…and it’s on the water in Whalers. It closed at $2,010,000. A couple of days ago a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house […]

True Life

This pic is sort of what it’s like to be a buyer right now…isn’t it? It’s nothing short of amazing. Here’s a couple of horror stories: a 3 bedroom, 1 bath house on Edgehill in San Carlos came up a few weeks ago at $849,000. It had a small problem…actually not a small problem, it […]

Note to Buyer…Do Not Do This

So I got an offer on the house I had listed in El Granada and it was so astonishingly bad that I can’t resist writing about it. Think of it as therapy…for me. Maybe think of it as an object lesson for you if you’re a buyer. Since the place was on the market for […]

More Horror Stories 2

I swear, I didn’t intend to make this a daily post! This is fast becoming a Funky Foto Contest kind of thing.  I just can’t resist though when I hear these stories…and it seems I hear them every day! Yesterday a house on Hiller in Belmont looked at offers. This place is an 1190 sq […]

More Horror Stories

It really is pretty horrifying out there, that’s for sure. Seems like every day I’m hearing some new story that makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck. It’s simply amaing what’s going on out there right now. Every house I call on seems to have the same story, 20 disclosure packets […]