July 2016 – Falling Interest Rates + Strong Economy

Britain’s June vote to exit the EU has already had an impact on the market in the US, including here in San Francisco. Mortgage rates have dropped almost a quarter of a percent, making the monthly payments on our pricey housing slightly more affordable. The result is that it will support continuing increases in sales prices, as decreases in interest rates always do. For example,...

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Peninsula events this week

Want to check out events in your area?  Take a look of what the Peninsula has to offer this week! Burlingame: ‘Tis the season for Christmas movies! Once a month, the City of Burlingame offers an outdoor movie night featuring cult favorites from yesteryear. Bring a blanket and your loved ones for an amazing evening! This month’s movie located at Bayside Field: Elf  November 19, at dusk...

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The Peninsula’s Week in View

The holiday festivities are underway in the Peninsula! Please take a look at these events in your area. Hope you are having a great week. I’d like to give a special thanks and wish those who have served or are currently serving our country a happy Veterans Day. San Mateo:  Please welcome the holiday season with San Mateo’s tree lighting ceremony and ice skating show with...

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The Peninsula’s Week in View

Happy November! Here’s a list of events occurring in the Peninsula this week. Millbrae Check out Millbrae’s weekly Farmer’s Market featuring fresh produce, plants and tasty sweets galore. Located at the Parking Lot on the 200 Block of Broadway between Victoria Ave and La Cruz Ave. Saturday Nov. 7, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM Millbrae Farmer’s Market Belmont The Belmont Chamber of Commerce is hosting their...

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Halloween Happenings in the Peninsula

Still on the fence on where to go this Halloween? Don’t get spooked! Stay local and check out these kid-friendly festivities in the peninsula through this weekend. Millbrae:    Get an early start on the fun! Activities include trick-or-treating, games and a costume parade. Don’t miss out on the fun. Halloween Day, 10 AM – 1:30 PM Millbrae Monster March    San Mateo:    Visit San Mateo’s...

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Current Median Home Values in San Mateo County

Bay Area Market Conditions in general and the Silicon Valley area in specific are red hot. Low inventory and high demand – fueled by the technology boom have resulted in several years of steady growth. 2015 is no exception. Homes are selling for at record or near record prices in almost all communities that I serve. San Mateo home values have gone up 17 percent...

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The Smart Home

It is now easier than ever to control virtually everything in a home with the click of a button or smart phone app. Not only can smart gadgets make homes more efficient, they also have the potential to increase home values. Upgrading your thermostat could potentially increase home value and desirability, especially among millennial buyers who crave convenience and technology. Programmable thermostats have been around...

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