Explore San Mateo County, CA

View all cities
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 0
 This is our half bath, and there's still some things I need to work out about it. The contractor hung the light above the statement mirror too low, which makes the mirror seems mushed. We didn't end up connecting the half bath and the full bath, so I created a niche instead. I'm still not sure w...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 0
 Our living room is done! Well, almost. There's no furniture in it yet because we still need to choose a paint color for the walls. Mary, our colorist, helped us identify colors that match the original tile around the fireplace from 1927. The first time she was here, she helped me choose a beauti...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 14
Time-line for a home for sale in Belmont CA 94002 in the present marketAugust 11, 2015 the single-family home at 2922 Belmont Woods Way was open for broker tour and showings began.August 13 - twilight open house was heldAugust 15 - Saturday afternoon open houseAugust 16 - Sunday afternoon open ho...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 1
Finis! The contractors came for the final day last week, and the cleaning crew came to vacuum and scrub every surface covered in construction dust. We finally are able to shower in our own home again, and Jimmy and I have separate bathrooms! Naturally, there will be a punch list of items to tweak...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 1
One of the good things about living in the house during construction is that you can grab a cup of coffee in the morning and check out the previous day's work while still in your pajamas. So here I am checking out the tile shower surround and the cool diamond-shaped border: Our contractor suggest...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 1
438 Highland Avenue, San Mateo, is now in contract! The neighbors came out to greet the newest members of the neighborhood. The buyers are thrilled!    Learn more at www.MaryAnnT.com           
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 2
What's the market like? That's a question I hear often. In most of our San Mateo County and Silicon Valley towns, as well as in San Francisco, there is a shortage of inventory, with many ready and able buyers for the few listings available. Today we'll take a look at Belmont, California, a town w...
By Christina Sanchez Hood, SiliconValleyHOODS.com | Luxury Real Estate & More
Comments 5
 Looking to buy a home in East Palo Alto, CA? View the homes currently listed for sale in East Palo Alto. Have a Question about the East Palo Alto Real Estate Market after viewing our infographic above?  Feel free to call or text us at 650.382.2880 to continue the conversation.   
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 3
Today we began construction on our existing bathroom:We waited for this bathroom because it got us through the major construction, as it was the second of the two rooms untouched by the previous work. With this project, we lose our tub and shower. We understand that we will still have use of it i...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 1
We kept our mud porch because it is so central to our lives. But we modified the size of it in our construction to make room for the new opened up center of the house. It is still the mud porch, but it now will perform double duty as our laundry room too. We have had cabinets constructed, and hav...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 19
Don't believe everything you hear, scams are everywhere, including in San Mateo County, California. There is more than one way to be a victim, sometimes it's as simple as answering the telephone and believing what you hear.Some years ago I signed up with the San Mateo County alert system. Periodi...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 0
We haven’t begun the next big project (the main bathroom), but we are taking care of many in-between projects.We had relocated walls in what had been our middle bedroom / guest room, and created a new exit with double French doors from that room to our side yard.We had a large 10 x 10 foot deck b...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 0
The side deck is beginning to take shape.We had decided to increase the width by 2 feet larger than our original plan. We are pleased with the size, as it is large enough for table and chairs. We were going to have the columns placed on the deck. However, once it was constructed, we thought that ...
By Christina Sanchez Hood, SiliconValleyHOODS.com | Luxury Real Estate & More
Comments 0
A day of rest was created by someone really smart.  Working as a real estate professional today is truly a 24/7 endeavor.  A single agent cannot tackle their phone round the clock, despite best efforts and working as a team leader or being part of a team has it’s limitations too. Too much busy is...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 0
Is it too much? I bought this chandelier at the coolest consignment store ever: Design Plus Consignment Gallery in SF.I really want to make a statement in the dining room. And, I must admit, there was so much going on at work that day. It was one of the most stressful days of my life, EVER. So, i...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 0
It never ends! Remodeling begets remodeling. Jimmy and I are doing our best to be patient. We want to complete the house all in one go, then breathe, no matter how long it takes. By adding double French doors in what had been the middle bedroom (our guest room), we created an inviting flow to the...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
Comments 0
VA Mortgage Loans in Airport CA and 100% VA Loans -the best loan program in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel. Here are some of the great features of this fantastic progr...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 1
Another migration south to the Peninsula! I just helped another happy professional couple, and their dog 'Paddy', purchase their first home together. We found this adorable condo in San Mateo. Congratulations, and welcome to the neighborhood! Learn more at www.MaryAnnT.com           
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 0
 It's Fathers' Day and fair season! Watch the video to see what else is happening on the Peninsula this month.
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 13
The San Francisco Peninsula, from San Francisco through Silicon Valley, has a booming real estate market at present, but is this a new phenomenon? That's a question I often hear. I know from being in the trenches, representing buyers and sellers, that the market is strong. We'll take a look here...

San Mateo County, CA Real Estate Professionals