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I've been showing short sales listings lately.  I have a client who's been thinking that they're the way to go.  A good deal.  He's bottom fishing.  Guess what?  They may not be all you think they are.  You may find that you'll end up paying past due taxes. If Home Owner Association dues are past...
I haven't done a Market Update for Foster City in a while. Foster City is a planned community, in fact it was the first one done in California. What that means is there are areas with Apartments, Condos, Townhouses and Single Family homes sprinkled around the city. Each group of housing finds som...
Today, San Mateo County achieved something that has never been done anywhere in the US, thanks to Threshold2008's Assembly of residents talking about San Mateo County's housing needs.  Threshold2008 brought together the dialogue and range of voices that only the general public can bring to the go...
Today was the first of two days that 400 people are spending at Canada College in Redwood City talking about housing choices in San Mateo County.  These people were randomly chosen to participate in a dialogue about affordable housing, who it's for and what it means.  The idea for this, Threshold...
VarBuzz is running its First Annual Blog Brawl right now.  The first round of voting took place the beginning of this week and by some miracle I am now in the Sweet 16!  Woo Hoo!  I need you to vote for me, Active Rain community, so I can continue on.  I'm again a wild card so your votes are impo...
Easter is just around the corner and with that comes Easter Egg Hunts!  The first San Mateo County easter egg hunt takes place this coming weekend on Saturday, March 15th.  Head over to Orange memorial Park's Picnic Shelter on Orange Avenue in South San Francisco to take part.  It's the 61st Annu...
It's been a while since I posted any information about the Burlingame real estate market.  Altos Research sends me reports weekly on all of the seven sister cities we cover but frankly the market has been so slow it hasn't been worthwhile posting these until now.  Spring has sprung.  We are begin...
I truly never thought I'd ever see the day ever again.  FHA loans available for purchasing a property in San Mateo County.  Fantasy Island has finally met the rest of the country and buyers can apply for a conforming loan.  But, only through the end of 2008, so if you are really thinking about bu...
Real Estate was the engine driving the economy, and real estate in Burlingame was no exception to this. We can't go a single day without some one telling us that this is the worst real estate market ever. Is it, really?  Yes, of course it is in many places in the country.  The Detroit area is in ...
Upon hearing the news that Tom Lantos had died this week a blanket of great sadness engulfed San Mateo County.  Congressman Lantos represented our district in Washington, DC for almost 28 years and he was a really important figure to all of us.  He will be greatly missed by his constituents and b...

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Commenting primarily on seven cities on the San Francisco Peninsula where I live, work and play. I believe that education about the real estate process is key in my desire to help people find their next home. If you are looking for research data about a community I write about, I have it. If you have questions about how to buy a home for the first time, I like answering those questions and educating you about real estate. Are you considering a Divorce in your life? Don't do it without talking to me first because there are huge financial ramifications to keeping the family home. You need to talk to a Realtor before talking to an attorney in order to protect yourself. Want more info about why? Read my blog.