Stock Market or Shock Market

Unknowns about the containment or spread of covid-19 seemed to turn our nation’s stock market into a shock market recently.  And, the virus has affected not just our public but economic health. Although, while we’re on defense right now, a natural transition to offense should come soon. In fact, America has some of the best resources, innovators, medical and scientific …

February San Mateo County Condo Update

February San Mateo County Condo Update

Like single family, resale homes, February showed a rise in some key factors for the resale condo market. Also, the rise included condo sales activity. Although, the year-over-year (YoY) factor showed a dip, monthly sales activity was up from January. In fact, February San Mateo County condo update data has much to tell us about sales price for resale condos. …

San Mateo County February Market Update

February 2020 ended with some interesting indicators in San Mateo County real estate. And, they included upticks. In fact, upticks in key factors stood out. You find one of these in sales price to list price ratio. It was up from 101.8% in January, to 105%. At the same time, that’s the highest it’s been since May 2019. A San …

June 2020 Domestic Home Sales

March 2020 Mortgage Rates Forecast

Thirty-year fixed rate mortgages plunged to another interest record low recently. And, the reason is being pinned on coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Although, how exactly has the system worked to drive interest rates lower? In fact, it has to do with investor activity. As a result, with the virus concerns, investors continue to move into treasuries. That’s the catalyst. At the …

February 2020 San Mateo County Market

Now that all the tallies and results are in, February’s market activities and numbers are readily found. And, they give us an accurate overview of how San Mateo County real estate behaved. In fact, February 2020 San Mateo County market trends showed some new factors arising. And, they showed more of the same in other factors trending. As a result, …

How to Identify Home Styles

Every wonder what your favorite home style is? In fact, just going by the names, it’s not often easy to know. And, there are a lot of them. For example, there is Craftsman style. Do you know how that looks? What about Cape Cod, or country French? Although, many of us may love what we see in a home, we …

First Steps in Home Improvement

Before homeowners think about much home improvement projects, they should focus on some fundamentals. And by doing that, they can make great inroads for better results with the bigger tasks. Although, what fundamentals? Well, there are two that stick out like sore thumbs. Also, they attack many households. In fact, they are clutter, and disorganization. As a result, the first …

National Economic Stability and Expansion

Someone would need to be asleep the past few months not to notice much of the posturing in stock market and political spheres. Also, it’s not hard to see how that serves to kindle uncertainty. In fact, it casts a shadow on national economic stability and expansion. After all, the stock market can be a reactionary and ‘hyper-sensitive’ beasty. Besides …

June 2020 Domestic Home Sales

February 2020 Domestic Market Overview

Lately, much talk in market circles has centered on the coronavirus. And, in a February 2020 domestic market overview, it’s impact is real. Although, fact from hyperbole should be the focus, when assessing as impactful an event as an epidemic. That said, politics and Wall Street played their roles in ‘ginning things up.’ As a result, many investors took to …

January 2020 Condo Sales and Prices

Many people want to know how the condo market fared in January. And, that includes people interested in San Mateo County real estate. In fact, that’s not a bit surprising. Since condos and townhomes are ideal properties for millions of  people, they come in high demand. Although, why do so many people prefer them to single family homes? Well, it …