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Foster City shares the zip code of 94404 with San Mateo.  This city of about 29,000 people sits on the water front of San Francisco Bay with many homes having beautiful waterfront lots.  It sits east of 101 and south of 92.  So "What's Going on in San Mateo County?" continues with ...
Today I am continueing my discussion of the real estate market here in San Mateo County with the City of San Mateo.  It is the largest city in our immediate area with about 94,000 people.  San Mateo has four zip codes and I'll break down the information about the city by zip.  As before, all of m...
Today I'm continuing the question I keep get about "What's going on with the real estate market in San Mateo County?"  with the Town of Hillsborough which also shares the zip 94010.  Hillsborough is considered one of the most expensive towns to live in in the United Statae so the m...
   Today I'm continuing the question I keep get about "What's going on with the real estate market in San Mateo County?"  with the city of  Burlingame, 94010.  This is the city where our office sits.  It is often compared with Palo Alto in it's charm and quality of life.  Burlingame has top schoo...
Not a day goes by without someone stopping me and asking, "What's going on with the real estate market in San Mateo County?"   We get this question because the press is doing a good job of yelling at us "Chicken Little, the sky's falling in!" and that the housing market is in a slump around here....
Is  this you?  Your house has been on the market for three and one half weeks.  You've been a good member of the Clean Counter Club but it's getting harder and harder to do everyday.  Days interrupted.  Dinners interrupted.  Saturday open houses.  Sunday open houses.  Keep the house picked up.  K...
This morning, I opened up my edition of the San Francisco Chronicle and there above the fold on the front page is this headline: Would-Be Home Buyers Hesitate.  If you go to SFGate, the headline is Leisurely Lookers.  If you look at the chart that sits at the top of my blog and then click the Alt...
I guess I am not alone in thinking that agents who don't post pictures are lazy.  I sure hit the nail on the head with that query.  I find it interesting to see that generally these agents fall into one of two camps, at least in our area.  They are either poorly trained (or untrained and left to ...
 Okay, I know I am prejudiced about this but I become furious when I search for properties online and there are no pictures uploaded by the listing agent.  If it bugs me does it bug you?  Do you even want to go see a property in person if you can't inspect in online first?  I personally think age...
I received a call today from Amber Farina, Coordinator of Community Services for the San Mateo/Foster City School District, correcting some information I had been given by another person at the district office and that I wrote about yesterday. Foster city Schools do have room for Foster City chil...


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Commenting primarily on seven cities on the San Francisco Peninsula where I live, work and play. I believe that education about the real estate process is key in my desire to help people find their next home. If you are looking for research data about a community I write about, I have it. If you have questions about how to buy a home for the first time, I like answering those questions and educating you about real estate. Are you considering a Divorce in your life? Don't do it without talking to me first because there are huge financial ramifications to keeping the family home. You need to talk to a Realtor before talking to an attorney in order to protect yourself. Want more info about why? Read my blog.