Chris Eckert's Blog - Mid San Francisco Peninsula Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty
Mid-Peninsula – San Francisco Peninsula, San Mateo Real Estate, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Foster City, Belmont, Redwood Shores, House, Condo, Investment Property, Open House, Home buying, Home Selling, Short Sale, Foreclosure, Hayward Park, Aragon, Baywood, Sunnybrae, Downtown San Mateo, Chris Eckert 7 years experience in the Real Estate Industry

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2011 

The Past 13 Years of Single Family Home Sales in San Mateo California. I just updated my annual review of the average sales price for every neighborhood in San Mateo California. Prices are making a rebound. 16 of the 28 neighborhoods have seen an increase in their average sales price since 2009. ...
01/31/2011
The Value of a Realtor..................... Before any of the Realtors in other areas of the country comment on what might seem like a low commission, let me explain. The average sales price of a Single Family Home in my area (San Mateo California) is $865,500 and the average Condo is $345,600. T...
01/26/2011
Are Home Prices going to continue to drop on the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula?   I have many buyers who are concerned about buying right now on the mid-peninsula, because they are concerned about prices dropping even further. Here is my justification for why prices are probably not going to fall a...
01/25/2011
Who do you know over 62, that may benefit from this information on Reverse Mortgages?
01/18/2011
Yesterday, I posted a blog, "It takes a Team to get a home ready to sell". The biggest part of transforming a VERY dated home into something that will fetch top dollar in todays market is having someone with a vision for how to do it on a budget. The vision for all of my remodels and st...
01/17/2011
It takes a team to get a home ready for sale.   In the middle of September, I began talking with two sons regarding the possible sale of their Mothers house.  She had recently passed away and neither of them had the inclination to keep the house.  Their mother had lived in the house since its con...
01/16/2011
Tax Law Change for Rental Property Owners. There are new requirements for owners who want to deduct maintenance, upkeep and repairs on their taxes for rental property. The Small Business Jobs and Credit Act, which was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in late September of 20...
01/13/2011
Why you should get a Home Inspection before Selling?  I frequently get the question, "Why should I have my home inspected before I list it for sale?"  Isn't the buyer going to have their own inspection? Why should I pay for one too? The custom in San Mateo County California is to ha...
01/07/2011
Short Sale - REO - Foreclosure Frustration   I got a non-contingent offer on a Short Sale Listing in July 2010 for $700,000. 3 weeks later BofA foreclosed on the property, before we could get the short sale approved. Today that property showed up on our MLS as an REO listing for $643,000. It is v...
01/06/2011
Aragon Neighborhood (San Mateo California) 2010 Year End Single Family Home Sales review I just finished running the numbers for San Mateo's Aragon Neighborhood for 2010 You can take a look at the PDF, but here are some of the highlights: Average House Size-2,110 sq ft Average Lot Size-6084 s...
01/05/2011
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