Debbie Wilhelm

Shifting Market in Play

By |December 17th, 2016|

NOTE: Shifting Market in Play is an article we did for the Examiner in December, when asked to comment on 2016—A Year in Review: This is a link to the original article.

In order to understand our current housing market, one must appreciate that markets are constantly in flux. In our town of Belmont, we looked […]

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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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Local Housing Market Shows Signs of Change

By |October 26th, 2016|

BELMONT (AND BAY AREA) MARKET SHIFT

In order to know what changed in our housing market, one must understand that markets are constantly in flux, it’s just hard to see when you are in the middle of one—sort of like being in the eye of a hurricane. We looked at home sales in Belmont and compared […]

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Days on the Market—What’s in a Statistic…

By |September 24th, 2016|

How long it takes when selling one’s home to get into contract is one of the most nerve racking periods during the home sale process—for sellers, but how long should it take to sell a home?

Don’t gamble on the outcome. Our study shows that selling a home too fast or having it take too long can be […]

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Know What Changed our Housing Market

By |September 1st, 2016|

In order to know what changed our housing market, one must understand that markets are constantly in flux, it’s just hard to see when you are in the middle of one.

We took a look at homes in Foster City for a client recently. The premise was they wanted to know if the housing market was […]

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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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Homeowner’s Face Mandatory Upgrades

By |July 13th, 2016|

Homeowner’s face mandatory upgrades as the state legislature has determined that it’s time for us all to remodel our bathrooms. Well, not just bathrooms, actually any part of your home that contains older plumbing fixtures. Now there’s no excuse to put off that bathroom upgrade you so desperately needed. Of course, everybody knows that changing […]

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Belmont to Open its First Golf Course!

By |May 26th, 2016|

Local headlines might have read like that in 1925. Unfortunately for fans of golf, the course is not some well-kept secret—in fact it has been gone for years.

Around 1925 the team of Lyon, Monroe and Miller had a grand scheme to create an 18 hole golf course adjacent a tony club house complete with swimming […]

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Making Heads or Tails of The Housing Market

By |April 10th, 2016|

Making Heads or Tails of The Housing Market

Whenever the real estate market has been heading in an upward or downward direction for an extended period of time, people naturally begin to question when the current trajectory will end—and we are not immune to that natural tendency.

We live in Belmont and our real estate office is in […]

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Free Solar Panels May not be Such a Bright Idea

By |March 12th, 2016|

Solar power leases may have pitfalls. We’re seeing more and more solar panel popping up on home these days and with them come issue when trying to resell one’s home. Studies have suggested that the addition of solar panels on a home can boost a home’s value. But sometimes those solar panels can sabotage a deal […]

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