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    Posted on March 30th, 2008

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    You Paid HOW MUCH for Your House?

    Here’s the "Over/Under" of the week: Imagine one of these conversation between friends, talking about the home they just bought: "I got my house for $595,000 LESS than asking price"….OR "I paid $377,000 OVER ASKING price to get my 3br/1ba home" 1155 Trinity Dr., in the tony Sharon Heights area of Menlo Park — originally […]

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    Posted on March 30th, 2008

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    Bad MLS Photos – Don’t Let This Happen to You

    The moral of this story is: if you’re selling your home, make sure you know what pictures your agent is putting up on the MLS. Athol Kay, a realtor in Connecticut, writes a great blog, which I religiously read for the humorous “Bad MLS Photo of the Day”. These are actual photos that appear in […]

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    Posted on March 20th, 2008

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    Using Zillow to Compute Your Home’s Value? Read this first…

    Ok, so if you’ve ever used Zillow, you know that it’s somtimes a fun toy to see how much your neighbor/boss/co-worker/doppelganger’s house is worth.  Is it completely reliable? Let’s just say, it’s a starting point Case in point. I was curious what Zillow thought the average $ per square foot was in Edgewood Park.  I […]

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    Posted on March 14th, 2008

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    Two New “Hyper-Local” Blogs Launched

    I’m happy to announce two new neighborhood-specific blogs for Redwood City: www.edgewoodpark-blog.com www.mtcarmel-blog.com Feedback is always welcome. I figured I’d venture into the "hyper-local" angle for these blogs, as there’s no shortage of material, sales comps, and new construction going on.  The Gory Details will, of course, continue to provide the quality of information it […]

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    Posted on March 11th, 2008

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    What’s Up with the Upcoming Jumbo Loan Limit?

    Here again, from one of my illustrious recommended mortgage brokers, Dave Fabian, is a quick update on what-the-heck’s going on with the new conforming loan limit – Dave was able to get a sneak peak of what’s coming direct from Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association, the government sponsored agency that buys conforming loans on […]