How to celebrate Juneteenth 2021 in the Bay Area

On Tuesday, 6/15/2021 the Senate unanimously passed a resolution to establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is just a day away and events are lined up across the Bay Area to celebrate the holiday which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It is also the first holiday celebrated after the end...

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San Mateo County Real Estate Market Update – June 2021

Prices in San Mateo County posted strong gains last month across both single-family homes and condos/townhouses. For single-family homes, median sale prices have continued to accelerate. This is great news for sellers, but this rate of growth is not sustainable. Condos and townhouses posted strong price gains last month and are poised to cross back into positive growth territory next month if these trends continue....

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Golf and Giving

What a great combination! Want to play a round at the stunning Half Moon Bay Golf Links? Of course you do! Or if you don’t want to tee off, certainly you’ll want to just come hang out.  Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) is hosting a tournament on Sept 13 2021. There are many levels of participation. Why not find the one that works best for you?...

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Fourth of July Events

Happy Independence Day! This is one of my favorite holidays. There won’t be fireworks again this year, which is disappointing for many of us (though some pets and their owners may be relieved). Still there are plenty of events occurring for those of us who stay in the area for the holiday. Here are some that I picked up online. San Mateo County California 4th...

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A Dog’s 🐶 Day in the Bay Area!

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT? If you did, please keep them out and in public because we love those cute little furry creatures. Many of you know how much I love pets. Our puppy (80 lbs) went with us just about everywhere, while the cat ruled the roost. My earliest brochures included pictures with my full family (husband, dog and cat). While we don’t have...

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San Mateo County Real Estate Market Update – May 2021

Sales data from April reflects a continuation of the price trends we’ve seen recently. For single-family homes, prices are up sharply again. Price acceleration hit its peak in October 2020 at a whopping 18% year-over-year and is up 3% since last month. This doesn’t seem sustainable, yet there’s no indication that things are shifting any time soon. Condo and townhome prices have been mixed over...

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WHY SECTION 1031 IS IMPORTANT TO YOU, A NON-INVESTOR

Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges allow an investor to defer (not eliminate) the capital gains on the sale of property. This special tax law enables owners of income properties to sell one property without paying capital gains at the time of sale as long as they purchase another similar investment property within a designated time period. Taxes can be paid in the future. Section 1031 dates...

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MLSListings Quarterly Market Overview – Q1 2021

I am happy to share Dr. Eisenberg’s economic outlook with you, below. I pride myself on providing timely and meaningful information. As always, if there is any topic you would like me to cover, or specific market information you would like to see, please let me know. Prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, PhD., MLSListings Partner Economist Internationally acclaimed economist, public speaker, and MLSListings Partner Economist, Elliot...

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San Mateo County Real Estate Market Update – April 2021

Sales data from March reflects a small shift in the price trends we’ve seen recently. For single-family homes, prices have continued the rise that started in November 2019. Price acceleration hit its peak in October 2020 at a whopping 18% year-over-year and is now sitting at 10%, which is still objectively high. Interestingly, condo and townhome prices have been mixed over the same period. Though...

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Filoli in Bloom

I had an amazing time at Filoli on Sunday (4/11/21). Thanks to so many of you for coming by to see me and to visit the historic home and especially the blooming gardens. It was so nice to see you after so long. I really hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. The estate grounds were truly beautiful, and the weather was...

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