Announcing the “2012 SCEF Package” For Buyers and Sellers

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Partnership with SCEF I am very proud to announce my partnership with the San Carlos Education Foundation. Working together, we have come up with the "2012 SCEF Package" which will result in a significant benefit to San Carlos schools. The SCEF Package The 2012 SCEF Package is available to all sellers and buyers working with my team.  Here's a snapshot of how it works: * The 2012 SCEF Package operates on the premise that all who contribute to a house being sold or bought contribute a meaningful amount to SCEF.  … [Read more...]

Off Market Deals Becoming More Common in San Carlos

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A Changing Landscape Times have changed in the world of San Carlos real estate. In the not-so-distant past, the publicity surrounding a home going up for sale would have been similar to a ticker-tape parade down Laurel Street.  The sign being installed on the front lawn was a seller's announcement to the world  that the upcoming weekend would bring the masses to their neighborhood. Open houses were major events. Times have changed.  Don't get me wrong, open houses are still very well attended and our volume of … [Read more...]

San Carlos Treasure Hunters Video Is Now Available

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San Carlos Treasure Hunters 2011, The Bell Tower Haunting A big thank you to all of our 73 teams, 335 participants and countless volunteers.  Below is the video from San Carlos Treasure Hunters 2011, The Bell Tower Haunting. You can make the screen larger by pushing the button in the bottom right of the player. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm4bk5l7PbY[/youtube] … [Read more...]

SCEF Announces 2012 Spring Fling: Endless Education: Crave the Wave to Excellence

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Spring Fling 2012 is Announced Event Info Spring Fling is the signature event hosted by the San Carlos Education Foundation and the PTA Coordinating Council. Spring Fling is a one-of-a-kind auction gala that brings together people from all over the community to raise money for all seven San Carlos public schools. Last year, Spring Fling raised over $500,000 for San Carlos schools! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, March 3, at the San Mateo Event Center. The theme is “Endless Education – Crave the … [Read more...]

2nd Annual Night of Holiday Nights

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          2nd Annual Night of Holiday Lights! Friday, December 2, 2011 Laurel Street, Downtown San Carlos (between San Carlos Ave & Arroyo) 5:00 - 8:00 pm 6:30 pm - Lighting Festivities (at the intersection of Laurel & Cherry) The event features Festive Lights with a Snowfall Forecast , Music & Carolers, Children's Crafts, Train Rides, and more activities! Restaurants and Businesses Open and a Holiday Performance by Big City Revue to conclude the night! People will be … [Read more...]

New White Oaks Listing! Coming Soon

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143 Ruby Avenue, San Carlos Coming Soon 143 Ruby Avenue, San Carlos, $799,000 A wonderful opportunity to own one of the very first homes built in the White Oaks area. Because this home was built ten years prior to the San Carlos building boom of 1946, this home offers a truly unique floor plan.   The split level floor plan features two spacious bedrooms and a bathroom on one level, a bonus room/den on the main level, a remodeled kitchen, an ideal living room with hardwood floors and a welcoming, beautifully … [Read more...]

San Carlos Has Much To Be Thankful For

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A Good Reminder Every year around the holidays I am always mindful to create a post on the many positive aspects of San Carlos.  Sometimes, the problem with this site and similar sites is that much of the attention is given to negative or controversial topics.  Over the last year San Carlos has certainly had its share of polarizing issues and problems.  However, in my humble opinion, what San Carlos has going for it far outweighs the issues and problems in our community. Here is my list of Top 10 positive points … [Read more...]

Proudly Announcing San Carlos Treasure Hunters For Parents, Benefitting the San Carlos Education Foundation

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Attention Parents:  Now It's Your Turn! In what has been a long time coming, myself and Dr. Young of Young Orthodontics are pleased to announce the first ever San Carlos Treasure Hunters for Parents.  Team slots will be auctioned off through Spring Fling and all proceeds will benefit the San Carlos Education Foundation.  More details to come shortly, but here is what we have so far: *  Parents will place themselves in teams of four.  You will need to have one designated driver. *  Same format as San Carlos … [Read more...]

Be Smart About Marketing Your San Carlos Home

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All Advertising Starts with a Target Audience You've decided to list your home.  You and your realtor have decided on an amount to be dedicated toward advertising your home.  You are then be faced with hundreds of advertising options.  Newspapers, magazines, mailers and a host of online sites will all be anxious to get their hands on some of your advertising dollars.  Which medium will get you the biggest bang for your buck? First, you need to understand your target audience. What's Working Well Buyers looking … [Read more...]

City Council Election Results Will Likely Be A Reflection of Community Sentiment Toward Police And Fire Cuts

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Budget Cuts If you would like to sum up San Carlos politics over the last few years with a small phrase, Budget Cuts, would be the most accurate choice.  There are many moving parts to a city council election, but this election will come down to how voters felt about the heavy hitting budget cuts that were put into place by the current council. A majority of the current council made the San Carlos budget its top priority. After more than ten years of operating in the red, the council made cuts that would insure … [Read more...]