Home Selling

The Housing Market Is HOT

As we all know, the housing market is HOT and not just here for sales of mid-Peninsula homes.  At a recent broker meeting (in Menlo Park), we learned that one house in Austin, Texas received 93 offers, (yes, you read that right, it's not a typo)! This chart courtesy of...

jason  · 

Don’t Shoot The Messenger Part III: Bidding Wars

Years ago I attended an auction preview which featured two elegant Henredon wing-back chairs and I was intent on getting them for our home.  On bidding day I overheard another woman and her friend saying “I love those chairs!   My husband and I agreed that I would bid on them...

jason  · 

Proposition 19 + Death Taxes

The passing of Proposition 19 gives tax relief to homeowners in certain categories.  In regards to some aspects of Proposition 19, however, Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote which ended in “…in this world nothing is certain except death and taxes” comes to mind.  Proposition 19 will have a major impact on...

jason  · 

So What About That Garage…?

Used, misused and abused would be good words to describe most garages.  It’s where you put the stuff you don’t want in the house but can’t decide what to do with, right?   Solution:  forget about the cars and put it in the garage.  Woe to the person, like me, who...

jason  · 

Don’t Shoot the Messenger – Part I

What do you mean it’s not MY parking space?!  Recently while listing a condo in a residential complex, another owner wanted to know if our seller would be willing to trade storage spaces.  His car was parked in front of our seller’s storage space and he had been parking in...

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On The Move!

There is a favorite Nat King Cole love song “When I Fall in Love” in which the lyrics include “In this restless world we live in, love is ended before it's begun”.  After rattling around in my brain every time I listen to my Nat King Cole favorites, I have...

maya  · 

Silicon Valley August Market Data

We are committed to continuing to serve all your real estate needs while incorporating safety protocol to protect all of our loved ones. In addition, as your local real estate experts, we feel it’s our duty to give you, our valued client, all the information you need to better understand...

jason  · 

Reconfiguring Bathrooms In An Older House To Maximize Space

(Original photos of the bathrooms) On the Mid-Peninsula many of the homes are over seventy years old.  Some homes have been remodeled but many still have their original layout.  For many buyers, taking on the task of remodeling or more importantly reconfiguring an area in the house is difficult to...

jason  · 

A “New” Normal – Will Open Houses survive?

As we approach 7 weeks (March 19th) of Shelter-In-Place, SIP, the real estate market continues to flourish.  For example in our local market, Menlo Park since SIP has 20 homes sold, (sale pending or closed), 25 in Palo Alto, and 3 in Portola Valley.  New listings since SIP include 24...

maya  · 

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