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That house sold for what?! We’re finished!

I must say this is a statement/question that a lot of us (realtors) are hearing lately.  This is also a question that a lot of you potential buyers have been saying lately.  Many of you have probably put in several … Continue reading

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San Mateo Burglaries Continue

In the month of October San Mateo Police reported 12 burglaries in the Shoreview Neighborhood of San Mateo.  During this run of thefts residents reported missing electronics and jewelery, items that can be sold for quick cash.  Residents also reported … Continue reading

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San Mateo Flood Maps are Redrawn! SOME Homeowners Rejoice!

San Mateo Flood Maps are Redrawn!  SOME Homeowners Rejoice! Back in 2001’ FEMA finalized a flood insurance study that would place several San Mateo Neighborhoods into a “special flood hazard area”.  Due to this distinction lenders would require homeowners to … Continue reading

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Why San Mateo Village is the premier First-Time Homebuyer neighborhood on the Peninsula!

Why San Mateo Village is the best first time homebuyer neighborhood in the County! The city of San Mateo has the best “first time homebuyer” neighborhood on the Peninsula.  Just south of Hillsdale Boulevard, west of Freeway 101 and east … Continue reading

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Multiple Offers! The competition is fierce!

Due to the lack of inventory, and high demand for San Mateo real estate, multiple offers are very prevalent in the market right now.  It will take a compelling offer to find its way into the acceptance circle. Many sellers … Continue reading

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Determining your Tax Deductions

Any expense that does not have a tax deductible feature to it has an inherent higher after tax cost.  Let’s break this down slowly. Any expense that does not have a tax deductible feature to it… Your mortgage interest IS … Continue reading

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The True Cost of Renting!

OK… we’ve all paid our taxes a few months ago, and most of us probably aren’t thinking about having to pay them until April 2013′.  But don’t forget that it is still real estate season, everyone is home now from … Continue reading

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