San Carlos Treasure Hunters 2011, Terror in the Canyon, Is Now Open For Registration!

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In association with my fellow founder and sponsor, Dr. David Young, of Young Orthodontics in San Carlos, I am pleased to announce that registration is now officially open for San Carlos Treasure Hunters 2011, Terror in the Canyon.  This is the 5th Anniversary of San Carlos Treasure Hunters.  In recognition of our five-year anniversary, we have taken a "dark" turn this year and have many new surprises and and challenging elements for this year's hunt. Please note this event is capped at the first 50 teams to … [Read more...]

Stunning Developments in San Carlos-CalFire Relationship

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Just when you thought the talk of budget cuts and outsourcing with regard to city services could not get any worse, well, it just took a sharp right-hand turn toward crazy town and has city leaders up in arms. How we got here: For those of you unfamiliar with the city's current plan to save about one million dollars a year on fire services, here's what happened:  San Carlos has been able to offer fire protection services through the city's participation in the Belmont-San Carlos Fire Department JPA.  Under this … [Read more...]

My Life as a San Carlos Realtor

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I have been fortunate enough to maintain the San Carlos Blog for the past three and a half years. I am extremely grateful for the loyal readership of all of you.  Once a year I try to write a personal article.  I believe it adds some color to every other post that is published on this site.   This is my story. In May of 1992, I was preparing to graduate from St. Francis High School in Mountain View.  If you had asked me then what I would be doing for a career in fifteen or twenty years I would have given you a … [Read more...]

$1,200,000-$1,400,000 Price Zone in San Carlos is Elusive

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The  $1,200,000 to $1,400,000 price zone in San Carlos has slowly become our Bermuda Triangle for properties.  It’s a rather small zone, yet many properties seem to find their way into that zone and never leave. Here are the facts: There are currently 60 homes on the market in San Carlos.  13 of these 60 homes are in this rather small price zone. Roughly 22% of the homes on the market in San Carlos are listed between $1,200,000 and $1,400,000. San Carlos currently has 36 homes with a pending status.  Of these 36 … [Read more...]

We Need YOU! 1st Annual San Carlos Real Estate Community Golf Tournament: Benefiting the San Carlos Educational Foundation

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We need YOU! The San Carlos real estate community will be hosting its 1st Annual San Carlos Real Estate Community Golf Tournament, benefiting the San Carlos Educational Foundation (SCEF). What:  A Scramble Golf Tournament benefiting SCEF Where:  Half Moon Bay Golf Links When:  April 13, 2011, 1:30 pm Shot Gun Start Who:  YOU Contact:  Myself at bob@bredelhomes.com or Co-Chair Joyce Romeo at jromeo@interorealestate.com How Does it Work? Good question! Approximately 20 realtors/brokerages/and other’s … [Read more...]

Hanging on by Your Fingertips in San Carlos? Be Pro-Active

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One of the best calls you can receive as a realtor is one where a potential referral client is looking to sell their home.  One of the worst calls you can receive is from a potential client looking to sell their home because they can no longer afford it. Having someone, especially a family with young kids, suddenly needing to sell their home out of financial duress is the most demanding transaction you can have as a realtor. Obviously, you dig in and do the very best that you can to maximize the price and lower … [Read more...]