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Mid-Peninsula – San Francisco Peninsula, San Mateo Real Estate, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Foster City, Belmont, Redwood Shores, House, Condo, Investment Property, Open House, Home buying, Home Selling, Short Sale, Foreclosure, Hayward Park, Aragon, Baywood, Sunnybrae, Downtown San Mateo, Chris Eckert 7 years experience in the Real Estate Industry



The Past 13 Years of Single Family Home Sales in San Mateo California. I just updated my annual review of the average sales price for every neighborhood in San Mateo California. Prices are making a rebound. 16 of the 28 neighborhoods have seen an increase in their average sales price since 2009. ...
The Value of a Realtor..................... Before any of the Realtors in other areas of the country comment on what might seem like a low commission, let me explain. The average sales price of a Single Family Home in my area (San Mateo California) is $865,500 and the average Condo is $345,600. T...
Are Home Prices going to continue to drop on the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula?   I have many buyers who are concerned about buying right now on the mid-peninsula, because they are concerned about prices dropping even further. Here is my justification for why prices are probably not going to fall a...
Who do you know over 62, that may benefit from this information on Reverse Mortgages?
Yesterday, I posted a blog, "It takes a Team to get a home ready to sell". The biggest part of transforming a VERY dated home into something that will fetch top dollar in todays market is having someone with a vision for how to do it on a budget. The vision for all of my remodels and staging come...
It takes a team to get a home ready for sale.   In the middle of September, I began talking with two sons regarding the possible sale of their Mothers house.  She had recently passed away and neither of them had the inclination to keep the house.  Their mother had lived in the house since its con...
Tax Law Change for Rental Property Owners. There are new requirements for owners who want to deduct maintenance, upkeep and repairs on their taxes for rental property. The Small Business Jobs and Credit Act, which was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in late September of 20...
Please don't hate me because I'm your RealtorDear Seller,When we first sat down to discuss me listing your home, I promised to be totally honest with you. You said that you wanted it that way.You hired me because I do so much business in this area and now you don't believe what I have to say.I sh...
Why you should get a Home Inspection before Selling?  I frequently get the question, "Why should I have my home inspected before I list it for sale?"  Isn't the buyer going to have their own inspection? Why should I pay for one too? The custom in San Mateo County California is to have the seller'...
Short Sale - REO - Foreclosure Frustration   I got a non-contingent offer on a Short Sale Listing in July 2010 for $700,000. 3 weeks later BofA foreclosed on the property, before we could get the short sale approved. Today that property showed up on our MLS as an REO listing for $643,000. It is v...

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