SAN CARLOS IN THE YEAR 2018

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Fast forward to 2018.  How much has your property appreciated?  Did the City of San Carlos ever straighten out its financial woes of 2008? Was the east-side ever developed to its fullest potential?  Did Laurel Street continue to thrive? Was the new playground at Burton Park finished before 2015?     (sorry….this last one was uncalled for)  The answers to these and …

The Targets

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With inventory creeping lower by the day, San Carlos buyers are becoming more frustrated and anxious as 2008 starts to come to a close.  Low inventory has been the lead story for San Carlos real estate in 2008.  In recent weeks I have had other realtors email me and ask about any properties that may be coming on in San …

“I Have Buyers Who Will Pay Cash for Your Home”…This is One of Several Possible Red Flags Popping up in San Carlos

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Perhaps you have received a letter like this in the mail recently from one or several realtors. I have one particular client in San Carlos who told me she received several letters saying something similar to the above, all within a few weeks of each other.  Welcome to the wonderful world of real estate in a very tight market.  While …

The Spotlight Property of the Week

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10 Valley Road, listed by Julie Geyer of Carlmont & Associates, hits the mark.  Priced at $1,125,000, this home has many desirable qualities.  4 Bedrooms (one of which can easily be used as a family room or study), 3 baths, many upgrades, over 1,800 square feet, a 6,300 square foot lot with partial views and a 2-car garage make this …

So, You’ve Outgrown Your Home. Now What?

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The San Carlos housing market has two major obstacles for most folks.  The first is just getting into San Carlos.  The second happens a few years down the road when people realize that they have outgrown their current home.  Now what?  Three choices generally present themselves (1) stay put and tough it out; (2) remodel; and (3) move.  I think …

Taking Shots at the 070

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Thanks to  blog reader, Andrew, for bringing this article to my attention.  In his article, “An ATM Moment,” John Horgan of Inside Bay Area claims that San Carlos is about to become a very expensive place to live and shop.  Granted, the article appears to be more of a half-joking jab, than a truly serious critique of San Carlos.  Horgan …