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WHAT PROPOSITION 19 MEANS FOR YOU, WHETHER YOU OWN A HOME OR NOT…

By |December 2nd, 2020|

Remember all of those propositions on the November ballot? Number 19 won, and might prove to be your winning number as well…

Some background

Prop. 13 set initial tax assessments on property values beginning in 1978.   

Ad valorem property taxes are currently limited to one percent of a property’s assessed value, plus any voter-approved local taxes such as […]

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2581 Hallmark Drive – JUST LISTED!

By |November 19th, 2020|

Four walls and a roof over your head isn’t the only way we define the word ‘home.’ Home is more than just a shelter, it’s where we love, it’s where we feel, it’s where we can be ourselves and it’s where life happens—this home fulfills all of those dreams. We could describe it as chic, luxurious, […]

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COVID CAUSES HOUSING WOES

By |October 2nd, 2020|

As the dust settled following the March shelter in place order, and real estate transactions slowly crept back to pre-COVID levels, it took until July of 2020 for sales to finally start rebounding.

How We Were Affected

We had to change how we do business a bit, as regulations made open houses a thing of the past. […]

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HOMES SALES TANK DURING SHELTER IN PLACE

By |April 17th, 2020|

When Critical Thinking Skills Vanish

We’re not sure what housing market the National Association of Realtors are referring to, but their headlines continue the “glass is half full” mentality which only serves to mislead the public in an effort to bolster their own organization—one which I might add, we are forced to be a part of, […]

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COVID 19—Impact on San Mateo County Home Sales

By |March 30th, 2020|

We hope that you and your family are safe and healthy, and implementing practices to remain so. This is such a challenging time for all. 

As one can imagine, the real estate industry is not immune to these uncertain times, and for the next several weeks or longer, we seem headed for more unpredictability.

It’s the unknown that […]

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How the 2020 Election Might Hurt Your Home’s Value

By |January 16th, 2020|

One glaring anomaly that occurs in almost all elections cycles—be it presidential or mid-term, is that of a pull-back in consumer spending—specifically in our housing market.

2019 Housing Round-Up Let Down

By |January 16th, 2020|

2019 Housing Round-Up

We’re just stepping into the 2020 housing market and it’s too early to tell how the housing it will play out this year. That data typically starts to develop in February-May, as buyers come out of winter hibernation and begin looking at homes in earnest. And with the better weather on the horizon, […]

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2519 Carmelita Avenue, Belmont $1,6798,000

By |September 27th, 2019|

Three generous bedrooms including the owners ensuiteTwo updated baths

We just listed this really neat home nestled in the hills of Belmont, yet very close to the Carlmont Shopping Center.

We love the circular driveway. More homes on Belmont’s notoriously narrow streets would benefit from one of these.

The rear yard is also very cool. It’s landscaped with […]

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Belmont Home Values in State of Flux

By |July 22nd, 2019|

Looking at homes sales statistics is always more interesting when there’s movement in the market.

As seen in the graph below for San Mateo County, the median home price dropped from the peak in April of 2018, and it took over a year to finally rebound which wasn’t until May of 2019 when the median price just […]

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County Home Values Rebound Slightly

By |May 29th, 2019|

As welcome news to homeowners, yesterday, Standard & Poor’s posted the MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) for March 2019 illuminating another uptick in the market after a steady four-month decline. This is the second month in a row showing rising values since the low in January 2019. This latest data point in March puts home values […]

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