The Skinny on Alder Manor

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West of Alameda de las Pulgas, South of Brittan Avenue, North of Redwood City (on the other side western Eaton Avenue) and Crestview, is Alder Manor. Prior to 1950, there was not much in Alder Manor except a few horse ranches and country homes. When realtors and prospective buyers think of Alder Manor, they think of one thing: The only …

Top 3 Mistakes Made by Sellers in San Carlos

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There are 3 primary mistakes made by sellers in San Carlos. The result of these mistakes is a home that sits on the market and will ultimately sell at a price much lower than it should have. Do not fall victim to these mistakes: (1) Price. Most sellers overestimate the market value of their home by about 10%. Here’s a …

The 6 Areas of San Carlos

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San Carlos is divided into 6 Areas: El Sereno Corte, Howard Park, Alder Manor, Beverly Terrace, Clearfield Park & Cordes. (1) El Sereno Corte (Part of Which is commonly referred to as “White Oaks”). The boundaries for living in Area 352, El Sereno Corte (part of which is often referred to as White Oaks), are as follows: West of El …

Temperature of the San Carlos Market

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In a word, HOT. There are a variety of contributing factors making the San Carlos market one of the most desirable in the country. (1) Putting it all Together. San Carlos has shed its longstanding reputation as a “sleepy” retirement town and gained an outstanding reputation for being a wonderful town in which to raise a family. Outstanding schools, a …

Top 3 Mistakes Made by Buyers in San Carlos

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San Carlos has slowly turned into one of the hottest markets in the Bay Area. Its small, hometown feel, outstanding schools, community events, thriving downtown and prime mid-peninsula location has made it competitive for buyers looking to move into San Carlos. Unfortunately, this “competition” has made buyers more susceptible to making careless mistakes. (1) Permits. Without a doubt, the most …