The Lounge–Rants, Commentary & More

What a Mortgage Deduction Reduction Could Do to Home Values

By |November 17th, 2017|

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 […]

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What was Served at the First Thanksgiving?

By |November 17th, 2017|

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 […]

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

By |October 21st, 2017|

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 […]

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Cell Phone Photos Should Be Banned

By |January 28th, 2017|

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what does an awful picture say?

Putting your home’s best foot forward is of paramount importance to get the positive attention you want when selling your home.

If you stop and think about the role that advertising plays in our culture, one can easily see why it’s important […]

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When Less is More in the Kitchen…

By |September 15th, 2016|

If you’ve ever heard the term “form over function”, this $100,000+ great kitchen defines the term. Sometimes people just have more money than common sense and this kitchen is a great example of putting only the monetary assets one has to use. While on the surface, it looks to be a wildly fantastic kitchen, and […]

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Homeowner’s Face Mandatory Upgrades

By |July 13th, 2016|

Homeowner’s face mandatory upgrades as the state legislature has determined that it’s time for us all to remodel our bathrooms. Well, not just bathrooms, actually any part of your home that contains older plumbing fixtures. Now there’s no excuse to put off that bathroom upgrade you so desperately needed. Of course, everybody knows that changing […]

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Belmont Tries to Paint the Town Red

By |June 24th, 2016|

THIS JUST RELEASED: Belmont, has hastened its pace to become the leader in paint stores on the Peninsula.  When asked what initiated this race for dominance, a senior spokesperson from Belmont said, “Let’s face it, if we can’t compete with San Carlos’ or San Mateo’s dining and entertainment options, we can certainly go after their paint stores. By […]

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Belmont to Open its First Golf Course!

By |May 26th, 2016|

Local headlines might have read like that in 1925. Unfortunately for fans of golf, the course is not some well-kept secret—in fact it has been gone for years.

Around 1925 the team of Lyon, Monroe and Miller had a grand scheme to create an 18 hole golf course adjacent a tony club house complete with swimming […]

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Corned Beef Brisket for Saint Patrick’s Day

By |March 12th, 2011|

It’s close to Saint Patrick’s Day and corned beef is all the rage—at least in America. Those of you who think boiled meat sounds tepid might consider our twist on this celebratory staple.

Nothing beats a good barbecued brisket and a corned brisket can be just as delicious. But boiling the brisket extracts the same flavor out of […]

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Belmont Ignores a View Ordinance

By |March 10th, 2016|

Belmont, or beautiful mountain (beau mont)–for which this blog is also named– is one of the most unique and charming cities on the peninsula. It’s heavily forested hillsides and undulating hills make for a delightful backdrop against the busy peninsula transportation arteries.

Belmont offers impressive views of San Francisco and the open space around Sugarloaf Mountain, […]

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