San Francisco Peninsula Update on the Housing Market

February 11, 2013

40verbaleelane-hillsboroughOn 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.

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Redwood City Appreciation Rates for Housing

September 25, 2012

The population in Redwood City is 76,815

     
PERIOD TOTAL APPRECIATION AVG. ANNUAL RATE COMPARED TO
CA*
COMPARED TO
AMERICA*
Since 1990 143.28% 4.38% 8 6
Last 10 Years   47.81%  3.99% 4 4
Last 5 Years  -10.85% -2.27% 9 2
Last 2 Years  -4.21% -2.13% 7 4
Last 12 Months   0.52%  0.52% 8 6
Latest Quarter  -0.47% -1.88% 7 4
  * 10 is highest

Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band

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…

Enjoy!

My Mom is also in the picture a couple of times while she was just enjoying the music…

http://www.ltwcmb.com/html/picnic-2012.html

Dancing on the Square Redwood City

August 28, 2012

Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm, until  September 25th, at the Courthouse Square.

Everyone can join in and kick up their heels on Tuesday evenings with our free dance series, while watching – and learning! – Tango, Swing, Cha-Cha, Salsa, Waltz, Country Western, and others. The fun will begins from 6 – 8 pm, with a 30-minute demonstration, and continues on with public participation.

Vera used to be my dance teacher at the Club and she is a wonderful teacher. A lot of fun too!

Featuring free minilessons and open social dancing for all ages and all levels, no experience needed and no partner required. The community is invited to join friends, learn to dance, step out in style and have some serious fun!

Some dance nights will be accompanied by live bands. Make sure you check back to see who our performers will be!

School Star Scores Testing Program

July 21, 2012

STAR Site Click Here!

STAR Scores for Sandpiper Elementary in Redwood Shores Click Here!

STAR Scores for Ralston Middle School Click Here!

Sequoia Union High School District Click Here!

 

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

State/County 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 9 10 11 9 10 11
California 48 47 49 50 50 52 53 39 36 40 49 46 46 48 53 48 48 51 44 46 51 46 54 54 55 67 54 53 41 49 43 48 45 48 42 61
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
Bayshore Elem. 31 48 37 21 30 39 59 51 63 36 35 55 41 34 43 59 59 45 46 46 56
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
Brisbane Elem. 43 50 53 49 51 59 67 41 42 57 49 64 64 57 41 53 73 62 68 68 70
Burlingame Elem 72 70 73 75 77 70 76 67 69 65 75 82 75 74 79 71 75 77 82 83 83
Cabrillo Unified 54 58 60 57 62 67 67 61 43 57 53 55 52 58 52 66 54 63 46 61 54 54 64 63 64 70 68 69 48 66 56 52 58 69 54 80
Hillsborough 95 88 82 89 86 90 88 92 89 84 91 87 90 90 89 90 82 88 89 89 90
Jefferson Elem. 50 35 40 44 47 41 44 32 37 41 41 45 35 38 46 39 49 51 55 54 48
Jefferson Union High 36 28 33 51 40 43 54 38 47 43 48 43 45 35 61
Laguna Salada 60 59 60 65 59 59 67 60 55 55 60 58 61 60 63 57 68 67 67 70 69
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
Millbrae Elem 56 52 55 55 63 64 64 47 40 45 47 66 61 68 60 53 60 57 72 72 67
Portola Valley Elem. 88 94 96 96 87 98 95 93 93 91 97 93 92 94 84 92 94 95 97 100 94
Ravenswood Elem. 24 17 15 19 17 18 20 25 36 20 30 27 27 30 19 26 22 26 23 28 25
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
Garfield Charter 5 3 12 12 14 36 21 6 21 38 19 8 16 20 19
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
Sequoia Union 41 33 38 48 38 43 49 37 45 40 39 40 46 34 53
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
Woodside Elem. 82 96 88 98 84 96 95 82 96 84 90 88 98 88 80 98 88 93 93 89 83

4th of July San Mateo County

June 29, 2012

Looking for a place to watch the fireworks on the 4th of July in San Mateo County? Check out:

Foster City Fourth of July Celebration. Music, food and beverages, a parade, dog show, pancake breakfast and arts and crafts. 8 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Leo J. Ryan Park, Shell Boulevard and East Hillsdale Boulevard. www.fostercity.org.

Redwood City Independence Day Festival and Fireworks. Arts and crafts, food and beverages, kids’ activities, carnival, 9 a.m., Broadway and Hamilton streets. Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Marshall and Winslow streets. Fireworks will begin about 9:15 p.m. www.parade.org.

English: Fireworks on the Fourth of July

English: Fireworks on the Fourth of July (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Housing Market Snapshot

June 3, 2012

An update on our current market counties in the Bay Area.

I hope you will find the following snapshot of local Real Estate inventory interesting. The table represents aggregated values based on MLS data for the specified date.

Housing Inventory Snapshot May 31, 2012
  Average List Price Median List Price Average Days On Market
Santa Clara County, CA
Single Family under $1M $615,884 $608,000 46
Single Family over $1M $2,425,837 $1,799,950 53
Condo/Townhome under $600K $376,989 $379,000 45
Condo/Townhome over $600K $809,957 $729,000 42
San Mateo County, CA
Single Family under $1M $645,934 $650,000 49
Single Family over $1M $3,879,677 $2,295,000 71
Condo/Townhome under $600K $418,477 $445,000 52
Condo/Townhome over $600K $908,239 $785,000 73
Santa Cruz County, CA
Single Family under $1M $598,361 $624,900 73
Single Family over $1M $2,134,907 $1,649,000 101
Condo/Townhome under $600K $338,777 $299,000 129
Condo/Townhome over $600K $904,200 $748,000 96
Monterey County, CA
Single Family under $1M $511,519 $469,000 78
Single Family over $1M $3,197,835 $2,249,000 121
Condo/Townhome under $600K $353,144 $375,000 82
Condo/Townhome over $600K $882,316 $825,000 85
Alameda County, CA
Single Family under $1M $476,432 $450,000 58
Single Family over $1M $1,818,848 $1,400,000 69
Condo/Townhome under $600K $293,270 $273,100 63
Condo/Townhome over $600K $778,781 $720,000 46
Contra Costa County, CA
Single Family under $1M $429,936 $350,000 57
Single Family over $1M $2,031,242 $1,575,000 93
Condo/Townhome under $600K $229,259 $185,000 62
Condo/Townhome over $600K N/A** N/A** N/A**
 
 
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14 Farmer’s Markets in Santa Clara County

May 25, 2012

Alum Rock Village Farmers’ Market

Berryessa Farmers’ Market

Evergreen Farmers’ Market

Hanchett Avenue Farmers’ Market

Julian St. James Farmers’ Market

Kaiser Permanente San Jose Farmers’ Market

Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Farmers’ Market

Mayfair Farmers’ Market

Milpitas Farmers’ Market at ICC

San Jose Downtown Farmers’ Market

Santa Teresa Farmers’ Market

VA Palo Alto Farmers’ Market

Vallco Farmers’ Market

Vietnam Town Farmers’ Market, San Jose

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8 Farmer’s Markets in San Mateo County

May 20, 2012

25th Avenue Farmers’ Market in San Mateo

Belmont Farmers’ Market

Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Farmers’ Market

Kaiser South San Francisco Farmers’ Market

San Bruno Farmers’ Market

San Mateo Event Center Farmers’ Market

San Mateo Farmers’ Market

South San Francisco Farmers’ Market

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Club Fox Cinco De Mayo Celebration

April 15, 2012

Latin Rock Inc. Presents Puro Bandido And Los Cochinos Cinco De Mayo Celebration!
Saturday, May 5 8:00pm at Club Fox, Redwood City

Latin Rock Inc. Presents Puro Bandido And Los Cochinos Cinco De Mayo Celebration!

$12 in advance $14 at the door

You don’t want to miss this great band and celebration!

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