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An Unpredictable Year of Uncertainty

 

After the most tumultuous year we’ve experienced, and perhaps arguably one of the direst years in our nation’s modern history, we take a moment to reflect on home sales from 2020, the results of which were certainly not anticipated.

We’ve said it and seen it before—when there’s uncertainty in the world, homes sales tend to suffer, […]

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

 

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 […]

By |December 2nd, 2020|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

2581 Hallmark Drive – JUST LISTED!

 

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, […]

By |November 19th, 2020|All about Real Estate, Best Peninsula Deals|0 Comments

COVID CAUSES HOUSING WOES

 

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. […]

By |October 2nd, 2020|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

HOMES SALES TANK DURING SHELTER IN PLACE

 

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, […]

COVID 19—Impact on San Mateo County Home Sales

 

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 […]

How the 2020 Election Might Hurt Your Home’s Value

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.

By |January 16th, 2020|All about Real Estate|0 Comments

2019 Housing Round-Up Let Down

 

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, […]

What about permits? What makes them so special?

"When buyers ask if the seller obtained permits, perhaps the better question is, did they need to—and was the work done properly."

By |October 17th, 2019|Frequently UNASKED Questions|0 Comments

2519 Carmelita Avenue, Belmont $1,6798,000

 

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 […]

By |September 27th, 2019|All about Real Estate|0 Comments