February 11, 2013
On the San Francisco Peninsula there are 14 active and 16 pending sales in Burlingame. Low inventory continues to be a problem everywhere. It is amazing how agents keep coming up with properties to sell to their waiting “pent up” buyers. Our Burlingame office just had 50 offers on a pair of fixer properties in San Mateo, which sold all cash substantially over asking price. There is little new inventory coming on in Hillsborough, however the high end is starting to show movement with four properties over $10 million and two over $5 million now in escrow. This is very encouraging to see high-end buyers actively in the market. Our Palo Alto manager says the inventory is even scarcer (if possible) than last year – while the demand is higher. Lack of inventory is the biggest concern for agents and clients in the Redwood City-San Carlos area. Agents are working in a wider area in order to find properties for their buyers. In San Mateo, our manager sees a slight increase in listings. Homes that are off-market coming back on the MLS in the Woodside and Portola Valley area. Sales have picked up over the past two weeks. Everyone has lots of buyers – not too many sellers yet.
September 22, 2012
As many of you know, this band participates and wins awards in the Redwood City’s 4th of July parade, as well as a lot of others. Here are some pictures of the band in their finest at the bands picnic…
My Mom is also in the picture a couple of times while she was just enjoying the music…
July 21, 2012
Sample scores from 1998 for comparison purposes between districts
TOTAL READING Grade level-Percent of Students
TOTAL MATH Grade level-Percent of Students
TOTAL LANGUAGE Grade level-Percent of Students
SCIENCE Grade level-Percent
SOCIAL SCIENCE Grade level-Percent
|San Mateo Co.||54||51||53||54||55||55||57||43||38||40||49||52||49||53||57||53||52||55||48||50||54||52||57||59||59||62||58||59||44||52||45||50||56||52||43||62|
|Belmont/Redwood Shores Elem.||58||69||72||70||76||76||77||61||73||74||67||77||74||66||65||69||73||71||75||82||76|
|Jefferson Union High||36||28||33||51||40||43||54||38||47||43||48||43||45||35||61|
|La Honda Pescadero||39||54||59||43||34||62||64||31||33||45||42||46||51||53||38||58||38||63||19||48||50||54||60||53||35||65||38||52||30||39||41||24||30||56||30||48|
|Los Lomitas Elem.||71||88||85||89||82||87||84||76||83||86||90||88||87||87||71||80||91||89||85||93||83|
|Menlo Park City Elem.||76||81||85||85||81||84||88||73||79||81||81||82||84||83||79||78||84||87||82||84||85|
|Portola Valley Elem.||88||94||96||96||87||98||95||93||93||91||97||93||92||94||84||92||94||95||97||100||94|
|East Palo Alto Charter||22||8||12||16||32||22||26||22||16||8||20||32|
|Redwood City Elem.||46||41||37||41||40||42||43||42||41||35||39||50||40||38||49||39||38||43||43||47||41|
|San Bruno Elem.||56||55||57||55||59||58||54||57||60||46||48||54||54||43||62||52||58||59||60||67||59|
|San Carlos Elem.||65||70||74||73||76||77||78||65||60||56||68||73||72||72||72||67||75||75||70||76||70|
|San Mateo/Foster City Elem.||52||54||59||58||59||61||65||49||50||57||57||60||55||56||56||54||63||63||62||68||64|
|San Mateo Union||52||51||48||65||63||60||69||55||61||53||58||52||64||55||68|
|South SSF Unified||54||44||44||51||52||49||46||39||36||32||45||55||44||53||52||44||43||55||49||44||51||48||50||56||52||52||44||62||47||47||41||57||41||47||41||66|
June 3, 2012
|An update on our current market counties in the Bay Area.
April 13, 2012
You have to check this awesome photo out….
My daughter, Lizzy and I were driving home from up north of where we live last evening, not a good night to be out. Lizzy is good at driving in the torrential rains, which is actually a surprise for me.
Since in my younger days… when I flew for TWA, I remember being in a high rise hotel with other CA flight attendants and they all came running into my room. I actually thought we were having a bomb scare. Not to be. They were just afraid… None of them had experience the thunder and lightening that we just had.
I was at the office today and everyone was talking about the lighting and I said, “it is just like being at home”, another lady said, “just like being in Pennsylvania”…. I think we experience a lot growing up in the Midwest or East Coast and we are so grateful to be here. On the same note, I think we take our beautiful weather for granted.
For me, it is a joy to live here and not shovel snow, or freeze to death trying to dig my car out of snow in the parking lot, so I can drive home. And, I love flowers, we have that one all the time, don’t we?
April 6, 2012
Belmont’s Big Egg Adventure is Saturday @ 9 a.m. sharp in Twin Pines Park.
Burlingame Lions Club annual Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast is Saturday @ 8 a.m. in Washington Park.
Half Moon Bay:
Easter Egg Coloring Class is Saturday @ 2 p.m. at New Leaf Community Market.
City Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday @ 11:45 a.m at the Half Moon Bay High School softball field.
Menlo Park (2):
City Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday @ 10 a.m. in Kelly Park.
City Egg Hunt is Saturday @ 10 a.m. at Frontierland Park.
Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday @ 1 p.m. at New Life Community Fellowship.
Palo Alto (2):
Children’s Easter Party is Saturday @ 9:30 a.m.,11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Gamble Garden.
Easter Family Fun Day is Saturday @ 12 p.m. in Bell Street Park (EPA).
Redwood City (2):
Free Easter Egg Hunt is Sunday @ 11:30 a.m. at Malibu Castle.
Free Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday @ 10 a.m. at Whole Foods for ages 2-12.
Eggstravaganza is Saturday beginning @ 9:30 a.m. in Central Park.
As with everything these days, there’s even a website for nationwide Easter Egg hunts in case you’ll be out of town. You can check it out here.
Compliments from Dave Colby
February 25, 2012
April 25, 2011
Love the Mother’s Day Brunch, I took my Mom who lives in Michigan there for Mother’s Day, a couple year’s ago and it was fantastic. Mom is coming out again for Mother’s Day this year and what a surprise to her to take her again… This is really a lovely event… Sunday, May 8th, 2011
Get your tickets early!!! Some of the times are sold out!!! An example of some of the menu items are following.
July 7, 2010
They are always looking for new members:
Just a bit of history….On January 1, 1960, several residents of Los Trancos Woods Circle formed the Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band. After their debut parade around “The Circle,” they continued to participate in parades around the San Francisco Bay Area, growing in number through the years. They have won many awards for their performances in such events as the Redwood City, California 4th of July Parades, San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and the Castroville Artichoke Festival. And, have since grown to a bigger group.
What you see here are a few members enjoying the hospitality of their friends backyard or should I say front yard of David and Elyane Larimer. Thanks to their hospitality, I was able to enjoy being there as well. And, enjoyed a fabulous barbecue as well.
May 31, 2010
I went over to hear the music from a few bands at the Alpine Inn to welcome in the beginning of summer, or so we think!!! One of my friends, Bill Collins was joining the band with his harmonica. He is really good and enjoys playing with them. With the beautiful weather we are having this is a great weekend to go over there and enjoy the weather, friends and a beer or hamburger! Tell Geri and Molly “Hi” from me.
Happy Memorial Day!