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By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 1
Molding, Woodwork, Floor Tiles, Finishes and Door Knobs! They have been working on the wood trim for the past few days. Both Jimmy and I feel that that has had the largest visual impact in bringing everything together. We wanted to replicate the original woodwork of the house. That means that the...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 0
Lions and tigers and drawer pulls, oh my! Okay, now I see why it's smart to hire a professional! Do these decisions about coordination ever end? I have been dreaming of un-lacquered brass drawer pulls. I love the old-timey look, I love that you don't see them that much, and I love that they will...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 12
Pending Sale in San Carlos, CA 94070 Lovely and meticulously maintained townhouse, 10 Pyxie Lane, has a pending sale and is no longer being shown 2-bedrooms, 2-baths end unit 1350 sq. feet per County records attached 2-car garage office niche garden and patio atrium copious amount of storage open...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 0
I am not certain how I am going to make the counters and the cabinets blend in color. I love the warmth of the cabinets, and I like the crisp timelessness of the marble, but I just don’t like them together. It’s important for the backsplash to unify them in some way. Jimmy wants Carrera subway ti...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 0
Yippee! My house is beginning to take on an air of its eventual final self. Our fabricator, Fernando of F-I Granite, just installed our Carrera counters. We purchased two slabs at Pietra Fina in Hayward at the beginning of December. We visited several stone sources and examined stone slabs for co...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 1
We are about two and a half months into our project. During our time off during the holidays, Jimmy and I (especially me) would “play house” in the kitchen. I like to imagine what it would be like to prepare a meal there, entertain friends and wash dishes. This is going to be a dramatic change fo...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 2
So far, mudding has taken more time than anything else in the entire project. I’m still watching mud dry: Actually, the mud “cures” and you can feel slight warmth when you hold your hand up against it. Both Jimmy and I constantly have white mud on our shoulders and elbows. The mudders show up at ...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 1
By Thanksgiving Day, our home had been stuffed (with insulation). As you can see from the photo below, it looked just like the inside of a Teddy Bear. Also, both Jimmy and I thought that it smelled like baked cookies. Finally, the house is beginning to look like a house! They completed about 2/3 ...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 1
We had a BIG milestone recently. The city inspector came out to check our plumbing, heating, and electrical before the insulation and drywall were installed. Although our architect had drawn up our plans to show that less than 30% of our home was being renovated, it had in fact spilled over to a ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 3
In much of San Mateo County, prices for single-family homes surged in 2014. What about the market in those same towns for condos and townhouses? Here's a glimpse of 2014 in selected towns on the Peninsula: Let's look at the first four towns listed here and see what's happening at the beginning of...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 5
What's the market like? It's a common question I hear from buyers hoping to find a home in the sought-after town of Menlo Park, CA Let's take a look, starting with a glimpse of what happened in 2014 in some of the Peninsula and Silicon Valley towns neighboring Menlo Park. This chart was prepared ...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 0
Lately, there has not been much visible difference to our home. However, much has progressed. The electricians have been here every day for two weeks, the plumbers were here for a week, and in the past two days, the HVAC people have been here to redirect and install new heater vents. Naturally, ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 7
What's the market like? It's a common question I hear as a Realtor® in the Belmont, California area.   Let's take a look, starting with a glimpse of what happened in 2014 in some of the Peninsula and Silicon Valley towns, charted a few days ago.   As you can see, all these Peninsula and Silicon V...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 1
I went away for a girls weekend, and have come back with a mighty infection on my chest from a spider bite! My low-grade fever makes we want to sleep. Good question: where do you go to hide out when you are sick and your home is overrun with men with tools destroying walls? Here’s what we have so...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 4
What's the market like? A common question I hear as a Realtor® in the San Carlos, California area. Let's take a look, starting with a glimpse of what happened in 2014 As you can see, all these Peninsula and Silicon Valley towns show a very strong market in 2014. Days on market are very short, med...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 0
On Day 3, they cleaned all of the fallen insulation off the floor and covered it. I can hardly believe that our hardwood will survive that. At the end of the day, the electrician came to check out our old knob and tube wiring. The place looks like Snakes on a Plane. Funny thing is, it is totally ...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 1
By the end of day 2, or “demolition day”, we learned that despite our many hours of prep work, we weren’t prepared at all! Here’s why: we had thought (hoped) that the house would roll out in stages. Apparently not! The deconstructionists wanted to take down the walls for the bath, the French doo...
By Glen Mitchell, Broker, CDPE, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay,El Granada
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
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If you are selling a home on the Coastside you are required to have the fire department inspect your smoke detectors.  Cost is approx $25 and its kind of exciting as they drive up to your home in one of their fire engines.   Point-of-sale smoke detector inspections are required for all existing G...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
Comments 2
Day One is our prep day. We set up our kitchen and dining room in our office. We emptied every cupboard and shelf. We boxed up anything that was attached and hid it in the garage or basement. So now we begin! Here are our “before” photos: The Guest Bedroom The Kitchen     The Mud Porch The Quarte...
By Glen Mitchell, Broker, CDPE, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay,El Granada
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
Comments 0
4Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House, 2560 sqft.   Glen Mitchell | 650-260-4536mitchellinvestmentsandrealty@gmail.com | 1131 Columbus St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 Harbor Views in El Granada 4Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House   $989,000 Year Built 1996 Sq Footage 2560 sqft. Bedrooms 4 Beds Bathrooms 2.5 Baths ...

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