Belmont Real Estate

Contest Winner-$50.00 Gas Card August 2008

By |August 22nd, 2008|

The winner of this month’s drawing for a $50.00 gas card is Kathy Schwarzbeck!

Congratulations Kathy, we’ll be sending you your $50.00 Chevron®   gas card right away.

And just for fun, we drew two other names for a $5.00 Starbucks® card.

Natasha Flaherty & Jeanette Weisinger your Starbuck’s card is in the mail.
Thanks for joining […]

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Frequently UNASKED Questions–Dual Agency REVEALED!

By |August 21st, 2008|

We begin our series—Frequently UNASKED Questions in a real estate transaction starting with one of the most misunderstood aspects—dual agency.

Many web sites offer a link to their frequently asked questions and usually they’re pretty helpful since chances are your questions will be in the top ten. But what about the questions you […]

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FREE Gas Giveaway!

By |August 18th, 2008|

We’re just two days away from our drawing for a FREE $50.00 gas giveaway card. If you receive our print newsletter you’ve probably already sent in your form, but if you’re a blog reader you can still enter by sending in this on-line version of the form.
And don’t forget you can help us go […]

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Real Estate Fees REVEALED!

By |August 7th, 2008|

Be sure and get our Podcast where we discuss how to negotiate the best listing fee with your agent and how our variable rate fee structure works. Download Fees.mp3
This chart illustrates the correlation between the price a seller receives of their asking price and the days their home is on the market. Note that […]

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Belmont Real Estate–Values are holding steady.

By |August 6th, 2008|

Anyone trying to understand the wild fluctuations in Belmont’s median home price need look no further than this chart.

We’ve tracked the median home price in Belmont over the last year—ever since the mortgage crises. What we were looking for was the impact it would have on home values. We sure were stunned to see […]

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Belmont’s Best Deal for July 18th 2008

By |July 18th, 2008|

This home wasn’t some fantastic steal of a deal but it was a really nice home. I say was because it was on tour Tuesday and has already sold. Who said the days of fast sales are over!
1612 Clee Street, Belmont
$848,500 2/1 1300 Sq. Ft.
Clee Street is a little known side street off of Chevy, […]

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Peninsula Real Estate-A Market Update 7/8/2008

By |July 8th, 2008|

San Mateo County posted some interesting numbers for June 2008. Looking at the entire county is valuable since it’s a large market representation. In other words, small market sample idiosyncrasies have less impact in skewing the numbers. That said, San Mateo County also is comprised of radically varying micro-markets and therefore the overall numbers do […]

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Belmont Buyers–Now’s Your Chance

By |April 21st, 2008|

                                                                                                                                            Lots of large homes are on the market […]

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IF WE AREN’T ALREADY IN A RECESSION, WE COULD BE SOON

By |April 8th, 2008|

A front page article in the Sunday edition of the San Francisco Chronicle titled "Lenders Retreat as Market Plummets" (Sam Zukerman-staff writer April 6, 2008) may frighten some people into cashing their home equity line checks fast.
The article states that many banks such as Bank of America, Country Wide Financial and Washington Mutual are […]

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Allow Me to Think Out Loud…

By |March 16th, 2008|

The San Francisco Chronicle just splashed more bad news about the housing industry all over the front page of the Friday (March 14th) issue. Sales are down-way down. Part of the explanation seems to be that tightening lending standards have made it hard to afford a home since qualifying at artificially low teaser rates […]

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