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Possible Tax Hike Looming

 

1 Month Left to Sell Before Possible Tax Hike

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017

Some home sellers would need a sale contract inked before the end of 2017 in order to avoid a big tax bill that would be imposed if the GOP tax reform proposals become law. Both the House and Senate […]

By |November 30th, 2017|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

What a Mortgage Deduction Reduction Could Do to Home Values

 

That’s literally the million dollar question. Many of our colleagues think that it will not be passed as the House version did this week. Some have good points and others just wishful thinking.

Many agents have voiced an opinion  that the mortgage deduction will be indexed for the higher cost coastal states, but we feel that’s […]

Belmont Home Value’s Increase—Is There No End in Sight?

 

Before we head into the winter slow season for home sales, we’ll take a quick look back at Q3 home sales for Belmont, and the larger San Mateo County.

BELMONT & SAN MATEO COUNTY

HOME SALES—

Belmont had 78 new listings in Q3 as compared to 64 last year during the same period, and increase of 18%.

San Mateo […]

By |November 17th, 2017|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

What was Served at the First Thanksgiving?

 

If you’re like us you might remember being taught the history of Thanksgiving as early as Kindergarten. But recalling those facts some 50 years later has escaped me. That led me to refresh my fading recollections with some interesting facts about the traditional feast. So before you sit down for that annual feast we now […]

By |November 17th, 2017|The Lounge--Rants, Commentary & More|0 Comments

Waterdog Tavern in Belmont-What’s in a Name?

 

Waterdog Tavern

We were delighted as were many Belmont residents with the opening of a new restaurant, Waterdog Tavern in the Carlmont Village Shopping Centre last year. This past Spring, they opened the spacious outdoor area for sociable dining in a “dog friendly” environment, and we now visit frequently with our dog, Wyatt.

If you see us […]

1918 Hillman Avenue, Belmont

 

COMING SOON TO AN MLS NEAR YOU!

1918 Hillman Avenue, Belmont

Check out this Coming Soon Trailer…

Three bedrooms on the main level, including an Owner’s ensuite
Two updated full baths upstairs
Updated kitchen with new stainless appliances including Frigidaire® side-by-side refrigerator, 5-burner gas stove, microwave and Bosch® dishwasher,
Large open living room with wood burning fireplace, […]

Belmont Home Price Increases Slow to a Crawl

 

In each of our Newsletters we bring you the recent Belmont home sales for the previous month. This time we thought we’d stack up the months of August to the same time last year, so the variance from the previous year is obvious.

The first thing that jumps out at us is that there were 33% […]

Bay Area Home Values Eclipse Historical Records

 

Case Shiller Report for June 2017

The Case-Shiller Report was released June 27th, the last Tuesday of the month, which tracks home sales in 20 metropolitan cities around the country, called MSA’s, of Metropolitan Statistical Areas.

Our MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) in the Bay Area consist of five counties—Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costsa. […]

Farm House Restaurant Soon to Open in Belmont!

 

We’re excited about the upcoming opening of the Farm House at 1301 Sixth Street in Belmont, which many of you may recall was the location of the old Belli Deli.

The place sat empty for the last several years but we recently stopped by to check out what’s going on since there’s a new sign out front.

The […]

By |June 25th, 2017|Our Restaurant Reviews, What's up in Belmont?|4 Comments

Five Mistakes Buyers Often Make When Shopping for a Home

 

You’ve seen every house on the market and you’ve finally found the spot you can’t wait to call home. In fact, you’ve mentally decorated it and planned your new life, down […]