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Belmont Gets Hit with Lower Returns

 

Belmont gets hit with lower returns for sellers this month as the market stall continues in November.

Comparing home sales for the month of November in 2017 to this year, it’s inescapably obvious that there’s been a shift in the market.

This data reflects many homes which actually sold in September, but have only recently closed in […]

Housing Market Crash or Correction—Which Indicators Should One Watch

 

Housing Market Crash, or Correction—Which Indicators Should One Watch?

There’s been a lot of talk about the state of our housing market, and the effect the rise in interest rates may be playing in the current market stall.

Here, we take a look at some of the indicators we watch to help us, whenever possible, anticipate what might […]

By |November 30th, 2018|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

California to Offer $3,000 Subsidy for Earthquake Retrofitting

 

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re living near a major earthquake fault. Now if you’re unsure if you live near an active fault, this web site . Temblor, co-founded by Ross Stein from the USGS, is very useful for determining the proximity to, and estimating the damage from, an earthquake near your home.

We don’t have […]

Housing Stall in 2018 Has Homebuyers on Fence

 

Wouldn’t it be nice if all market stalls were this pretty?

Welcome to our world, where the new question du jour is “Is there a market crash on the horizon?”, or some equally broad request eliciting a prognostication beyond our worldly abilities. We say, “define horizon?”

In 2017 there was little discussion about the Peninsula housing market […]

Nothing Remains the Same, Except Change

 

Nothing remains the same, except change—with each change being slightly different than the one before…

By The Numbers

Now that the waning dog days of summer are upon us, we felt it was time to summarize the second quarter sales for the year. I mean, doesn’t everyone want to know, “How is the Market”? It’s the question […]

By |August 13th, 2018|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

1812 El Verano Way, Belmont OPEN SAT & SUN 8/4 & 8/5

 

1812 El Verano Way, Belmont LISTED FOR $1,598,000

Remodeled and enhanced with contemporary finishes
Three generous bedrooms
Two full taupe-tiled baths
Rich Oak hardwood flooring
Owners ensuite with walk-in shower, dual pane windows and recessed lighting
Freshly updated kitchen with newer sleek modern Samsung® appliances including silent-style dishwasher, five burner gas stove, microwave, stainless basin […]

Belmont Fire. It Really Could Happen to You too

 

***NOTE** WE’RE MOST CERTAIN THAT THIS POST MAY CAUSE A FIRESTORM OF COMMENTS, AND REBUTTAL. SO LET’S KEEP THE DIALOGUE CONSTRUCTIVE AND BENE FICIAL FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF OUR NEIGHBORS.

Fire. It Really Could Happen to You too

Most of us watch with horror the fires which have ravaged our state recently. We sympathize with the […]

By |August 1st, 2018|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

OFF-MARKET OPPORTUNITY 1926 Oak Knoll Drive, Belmont

 

Every so often, there’s a home so special that words cannot do it justice. We could describe it as chic, modern, high-tech, luxurious, inviting and comfortable, but one really must see this home in person to appreciate the complete experience.

This nine-year new classically crafted home has been designed in a contemporary style best described as offering clean […]

By |July 16th, 2018|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

Prop 13 May Die a Slow Death

 

Do you remember proposition 13? If you do, you probably own a home, but prop 13 may be dying a slow death, at least for industrial and commercial properties.

THE BACKSTORY: On June 6th, 1978, nearly two-thirds of California’s voters passed Proposition 13, reducing property tax rates on homes, and businesses by about 57%. Proposition 13 forever […]

By |May 4th, 2018|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

Belmont to Scuttle Specific Plan Redevelopment

 

Belmont will announce Monday, plans to scuttle the downtown redevelopment referred to as the Belmont Specific Plan, in favor of more cost-effective measures, a high ranking official said speaking on the condition of anonymity, and not wanting to spoil the surprise.

He went on to say, “Belmont has always been seen as the red headed step-child […]

By |April 1st, 2018|Local Politics-What you need to know|0 Comments