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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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Don’t Wait—Beat the Crowds and Buy This Winter

By |November 13th, 2015|

Don’t Wait—Beat the Crowds and Buy This Winter

We’ve been saying this for years, the best time to buy a home is when it’s not the best time to sell–and the statistics back us up. But we’re not telling you anything you shouldn’t already know. However, there’s even more compelling reasons this year, with the much ballyhooed talk […]

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Belmont Homes Hit a New High

By |June 2nd, 2015|

Belmont homes hit a new high as our Best of Tour report for this week is being supplanted by the second highest price obtained (per square foot) for a home in Belmont—the highest being recorded less than a month ago in Sterling Downs.

One could argue that since the Sterling Downs home at 1,010 sqft was […]

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Best of Tour 2.10.2015

By |February 10th, 2015|


Not to be confused with the Board of REALTORS “Best of Tour” award whereby agents try and coax or pressure their colleagues into signing a petition proclaiming their home the “Best of Tour”, our’s is based upon our personal impression after seeing all of the homes on tour and reporting back to you.

Today’s […]

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Home Values Peaked?

By |June 18th, 2014|

Have Belmont home values we peaked for the year?

Our spring housing market always makes for exciting times—it sort of sets the pace for the year.

Typically we see prices jump the most in the spring and level off around summer. Despite the rumblings that our market is cooling off, this year appears to be no different […]

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Belmont Home Values–Are They Sustainable in 2014?

By |January 25th, 2014|

Belmont Home Values for 2013–A Market Re-Cap

This year-end summary is where we bring you the re-cap for Belmont Home Sales. To say the least, Belmont sellers had a good year. After watching their home values drop for five years in a row (until 2011), they finally enjoyed some relief in 2012 and in 2013 as […]

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Case-Shiller Bay Area Home Price Index Increases Again

By |November 1st, 2013|

Case-Shiller released their home price indices for August 2013 this week which showed continued year-over-year price increases in all 20 cities while thirteen cities posted double-digit annual gains. The data showed that the 10-City and 20-City Composites increased 12.8% year-over-year.

The annual growth rates accelerated for both Composites and 14 cities.

The Bay Area continues to show […]

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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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Belmont Home Values Break New Records – Home Sales Report for May 2013

By |June 7th, 2013|

It’s time to do the numbers, and I can hear the jingle playing in my head “We’re in the Money”–a little ditty from NPR’s Market Report segment which they play when the stock market is up. As each month goes by it seems Belmont home values keep setting new high water marks–not that we’re insensitive […]

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Best of Tour for May 6th, 2013 – Best Homes From Today’s Tour

By |May 7th, 2013|

Time permitting, we like to spotlight the best home from our weekly Broker tour day. One which we feel is exceptional in one way or another.

Sometimes it’s the amazing view, the fantastic kitchen or the stunning location or landscaping–and other times, it’s about the value.

Today’s Best of Tour in our opinion is the home at […]

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