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Real estate, like many other industries, has ebbs and flows of the market.  As we enter the final month of the year we are in one of the slow periods for buying and selling homes.  San Mateo County's real estate market has slowed down.  We are seeing fewer homes coming on the market and fewer peo...
I was asked to take a look inside my crystal ball today and try and guess what the market is going to be doing next fall.  I tapped my magic wands furiously on both crystal balls and try as I might, I wasn't able to give the kind of answer I know he wanted.  Unfortunately there are too many outsi...
It's trite. Everyone says the same thing, that we have much to be thankful for today, yet it is true.  We are so lucky to live in San Mateo County where we have generally been spared from the huge real estate losses that other parts of California, Arizona, Michigan, and Florida are experiencing. ...
I know you've heard that saying, "All Real Estate is Local" many times and in San Mateo County and especially in Burlingame and Hillsborough it's really so.  Lately, all media screams out at us on a daily basis how bad investing in real estate is and that everyone is being hurt by the sub-prime m...
If you are new to California, and especially to San Mateo County, buying a house here is likely going to be a different experience than what you've experienced in your old state.  To begin with we do not use lawyers in the buying and selling process.  In our area, Northern California, the Title a...
Some time in early 2008, FEMA is going to release new flood maps for San Mateo County.  So what, you say?  Well, if you live in certain areas of San Mateo and Redwood Shores you should worry because if, as expected, FEMA says you are in a flood plain, you will be required to have flood insurance....
The other day I was driving on El Camino Real in San Mateo.  At the corner of 20th Avenue and El Camino sits a Shell Station with perhaps the highest prices for gas in the entire city, if not the county, if not the state!  I hope you can see the sign because it says $4.15 for regular, $4.27 for ...
San Mateo County has had a shortage of housing for as long as I can remember.  I've lived around here all of my life, and I certainly remember when building was going on everywhere, but that's not been the case for years.  Sure, we read about possible new subdivisions being built periodically.  T...
Tuesday evenings quake has people thinking about earthquake safety again.  It's not exactly a subject most of us want to keep top of mind, because franking earthquakes can be scary affairs.  It's never the original quake that gets you, either, it's those after shocks that seem to go on forever an...
Okay, Folks, if you live in San Mateo County, the quake we all felt tonight was a precursor to The Big One.  Are you ready?  My bet is your answer is "no".  This wasn't a test to see how you're doing.  Earthquakes are real and they cause enormous damage to property and our nerves.  So, what are y...

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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.