Sell Then Buy a Home at Same Tax Level

In California, many homeowners may want to sell their home, and move to another county. Although, they may decide not to, since it would make them subject to a higher tax rate on the new home. At the same time, for seniors there is a definite silver lining. In fact in 1988, voters passed Proposition 90. And, it allows anyone …

First Time Home Sellers

Lots of things need to come together to make a successful home sale. Ask anyone who has sold a home. And, ask any home selling expert. They know how much preparation, steps and time it takes. Although, for some more, for some a bit less, the process is far from simple. As a result, first time home sellers should be …

Low Interest Rates Boost Market Activity

Mortgage Interest Rates Remain Low

Mortgage interest rates remain low. And, their historic low has a lot to do with a heightened level of home buyer incentive. In fact, many pundits expect that to continue through at least the first few months of January. As a result, those thinking of selling should find plenty of incentive in the new year. They should anticipate a healthy …

Big Home Improvements In Little Time

Did you know you could improve your home’s value just by adding some new hardware pieces and light fixtures? Not to mention some fresh paint in a few, key areas? And, did you know these are big home improvements in little time? They may take just a weekend or two. It’s true. In fact, upgrading your front door, kitchen and …

Low Interest Rates Boost Market Activity

San Mateo County Homes and Condos

San Mateo County real estate has its up and down trends. Although, even in these uncertain times, it holds its own. In fact, it’s a real estate market that has many positive indicators. And, interest in San Mateo County homes and condos only seems to be growing. As a result, while the home inventory may not always meet with rising …

Key Tips for Remodeling a Home

Do you own a home and want to give it a face lift? And, do you want to remodel some of its features? In fact, these factors are front and center with not only many homeowners, but those planning to sell.  Although, they may not know quite where to start. As a result, it helps to know some key tips …

July 2020 San Mateo County Market

Well, here we are, in the heart of 3rd quarter 2020 already. And as with previous months this year, it’s a unique market situation. It’s thrown us some curve balls. Although, many have risen to the challenge. They’ve responded with innovation and new ways of doing business. With them, no less results and success have been possible. In fact, while …

May San Mateo County Home Sales

With May behind us, we can look at the numbers and summarize the month’s activity. And, those numbers tell us a lot about how the market behaved, with resale, single-family home sales. In fact, May San Mateo County home sales continued on a downturn, by 44.9%, compared to last year. Although, sales were up by 19.6%, compared to April 2020. …

Building a Great Front Yard Fence

When it comes to fences, one thing seems certain. They take some ounce of planning. And, many would agree the added privacy plus security fences provide is worth it. Although, what exactly must go into building a great front yard fence? In fact, it depends on many factors like the topography, the material and the desired curb appeal. At the …

Great Home Curb Appeal Tips

Great curb appeal is one sure way to get potential buyers interested in seeing what’s inside. At the very least, it’s one sure way to enjoy and take more pride in your home. In fact, while some folks may delay projects due to cost, there are many affordable improvement options. As a result, there are many, great home curb appeal …