Categories for Real Estate

Market Update – May 2017

  Peninsula Real Estate Market Update – May 2017 San Mateo County’s continued hot housing market reflects the incredibly strong full employment economy that the Bay Area and the U.S. are experiencing. Not only is unemployment in San Mateo County historically low (3.2%), but also the number of employees who are involuntarily part-time is falling and older workers are remaining in the workforce longer. The...

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Market Update – April 2017

Peninsula Real Estate Market Update – April 2017 Looking at San Mateo County’s March sales data, we continue to see strong buyer demand driving median sales prices up, and reluctant sellers keeping inventory exceptionally low. The strong sellers market conditions persist. The San Francisco – Silicon Valley economy remains very robust, but more mixed, as evidenced by a cooling in the commercial real estate leasing...

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Market Update – March 2017

March Real Estate Market Report The San Mateo County real estate market continues to experience strong buyer demand and an exceptionally low number of homes and condos for sale. The strong demand is supported by a clean sweep of positive economic indicators just posted by The Conference Board, which reported that consumer confidence is at a 15 year high, and the Leading Economic Index, CEO...

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Foster City: A Dramatic Development – From Marshland to Thriving Planned Community

Foster City is one of many balanced and well-planned communities in the United States. The “new city” concept gained popularity as an outgrowth of the post World War II era, and by 1973 there were 50 planned cities in the U.S. It has been noted that the Foster City planned community was possibly the most dramatic and challenging of any. Major engineering landfill achievements were...

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150 Years Old and Thriving: Redwood City

Did You Know? Redwood City is celebrating its Sesquicentennial. So much has transpired in Redwood City’s 150 Years. Redwood City is the oldest city on the San Francisco Peninsula. It has a unique history that goes back to the logging days in 1776 when the Spanish needed lumber to build the San Francisco Presidio and Mission Dolores. By 1851 San Francisco was growing fast and...

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Accepting an Offer – An Intricate Web of Negotiation

Getting into contract: it’s a complex, yet delicate interwoven process. Many are surprised by all the intricacies and nuances that enter into the process of selling one’s home. I’ve heard: “Oh, in this market you can just stick a sign in the yard…”. That can be true, but that is certainly not how you get the most for your home! Did you know that it’s...

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