Best Bay Area Deals

Light at the end of the Tunnel?

By |April 22nd, 2011|

Light at the end of the tunnel? The Standard & Poor's/Experian consumer default composite index fell to 2.43% in March from 2.54% in February. All the major sectors, such as bank cards, auto loans, and first and second mortgages, reported declines. As for U.S. housing, sales of existing homes increased 3.7% in March following […]

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Happy Easter! Dutch Baby Recipe for a Wonderful Brunch

By |April 21st, 2011|

Dutch Babies have always been a favorite of mine for brunch. If you are looking for an easy to make brunch item that will impress your friends, family, titillate your taste buds and bring the kids hopping to the breakfast table, look no further.
 A Dutch baby pancake, sometimes referred to as a German pancake, a Bismarck, or a […]

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3.8 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts The Bay Area and Belmont

By |April 18th, 2011|

Belmont received a nice jolt today from what appears to be several small earthquakes near the San Andrea’s fault—but don’t quote me on that, it just looks that way on the map.
At 2:57 PM today a 3.8 Magnitude earthquake hit just west of Pacifica followed by a 2.8 about an hour later. If you […]

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Shiny Penny Tour Day – Our Best Homes of the Week

By |April 12th, 2011|

Shiny Penny Tour Wrap
 Our Tuesday tour day produced a few shiny pennies this week. In fact, two made our list for Best Deal of the Week.
The first is a short sale on Lyon in Belmont. It’s listed for only $759,000 and to be in the west-side hills location for that price is a good buy. […]

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Gas Prices – Up Everyday in April

By |April 9th, 2011|

Has anyone else noticed the Chevron station at the corner or Ralston Avenue and Alameda has been systematically raising the price of their gas two cents a day for about the last two weeks now?
Not one large in-your-face price adjustment mind you, no this is a well executed plan to fly below the general […]

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Belmont Home Sales – March 2011

By |April 6th, 2011|

Time to wrap-up Belmont’s single family home sales for March 2011 and this month's graph honors the San Francisco Giants opening season with the famous orange and black.

(Click on the graph for a full-size version)
Comparing March 2010 to March 2011 we see that the number of sales has increased dramatically, up 70% from ten sales […]

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Today’s Mystery QR Code

By |March 25th, 2011|

What is a QR code?
Wikipedia defines it as: "A QR code (short for Quick Response) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data.
Common in Japan, where it was created by Toyota subsidiary Denso-Wave in 1994, the QR code […]

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Belmont Gets Blasted With Rain! (With Video)

By |March 24th, 2011|

OK it will be all over the news but here’s the local Belmont scoop. Just as a back-up to our weather station which uploads to the internet, I have this visual aid in our backyard because I guess I am a geek for starters (I also have triple redundancy for my hard drives now), but […]

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Best Home Deals March 22, 2011

By |March 23rd, 2011|

We’re excited to announce three “Best of Tour” homes from our Broker’s tour on Tuesday.
These homes represent homes we think offer a good value and should get snapped up quickly.
There were two in Belmont we thought we’re an excellent value. The first one was at 3484 Lodge but since it already has three offers since […]

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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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