Belmont Patch

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

By |November 17th, 2017|

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

San Mateo […]

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The Eleventh Hour on the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month—Where Will You Be?

By |November 10th, 2016|

The Eleventh Hour on the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month—Where Will You Be?

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Armistice is an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time— a truce.

Congress passed a […]

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Belmont Home Sales Suffer From A Stall

By |July 18th, 2016|

Belmont home sales this June suffered from the stall we predicted in this post back in May.

Comparing Belmont July of 2015 sales statistics to July of this year, they might look rather benign, but when you look a little deeper, you can see indications of what could be a slowing trend.

There were only two more […]

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Belmont Home Values Peak–August 2015

By |September 4th, 2015|

It’s very hard to stare at numbers that are counterintuitive to what you feel about the market around you. This is the case once again in Belmont when we compare last August to August of 2015.

This August felt really slow—like there was a pull-back in the market. Many of our colleagues are still commenting about how […]

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How to Find the Best Schools

By |August 25th, 2015|

This you already know: Parents want to send their kids to good schools. So that’s why they flock to neighborhoods—sometimes paying hundreds of thousands more to live there—that purport to have them. But what does “good school” really mean? Is it really all about the test scores?

Increasingly, educational experts say: not really. These days, many […]

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Housing Market Prices Halve

By |September 18th, 2014|

With the Autumnal Equinox just around the corner, we look back a great summer. Now to get caught up on the housing market since we’ve took some much needed time off.

On the national level…we gleam this insight from Standard and Poor’s website…

“Home price gains continue to ease as they have since last fall,” says David […]

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Housing Market Cooling Down?

By |May 13th, 2014|

Are Belmont home values or sales tapering off? Are we in for a cool down?

This month we look at April 2014 sales for Belmont to see if home sales or values are waning.

There’s much speculation even among our colleagues as to what is happening in our market and how sustainable our current housing environment may […]

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Which City Is More Affordable–Belmont or San Carlos

By |January 22nd, 2014|

Belmont vs San Carlos Home Values

NOTE: This post is in response you a question posed on the Belmont Patch:

Q.    How does Belmont’s property prices rise compare with nearby San Carlos’ which has the Laurel Street downtown and the industrial area?

A.  To answer this question as posted on the Patch by Gladwyn d’Souza, we had to […]

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What Does Q4 Have in Store for Our Local Housing Market?

By |October 1st, 2013|

Now that the media is hyping our local market once again with horror stories of multiple offers, and media proclaimed “Bidding Wars”, our attention turns to watching for signs of a change in the tempo of sales and/or over asking offers. Everyone knows the Peninsula housing market is red hot, and has been for more […]

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Bay Area Home Prices Rise But Interest Rates May Dampen Values

By |August 29th, 2013|

The price of homes in the Bay Area rose 25% or more in the last year. So how does one cope with the rising tide of home values? For that, we offer you a new way of looking at the circumstances.

When gas prices shot up close to $5.00 per gallon a few years back, a […]

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