Just Listed! Open House Sat. 6/24 & Sun. 6/25 from 1:30-4pm 35 Buckingham St., Hillsborough – Listed at $3,695,000
4BD/3BA, 3,390 sq. ft., 30,203 sq. ft. lot, tennis court, putting green with
3 car garage.
Open House Sat. 6/24 & Sun. 6/25 from 1:30-4pm 619 26th Ave., San Mateo – Listed at $1,249,000 3BD/1BA, 1,370 sq. ft., 5,400 sq. ft. lot.
Open House Sun. 6/25 from 1:30-4pm 1900 Willow Rd., Hillsborough – Listed at $8,595,000
5BD/7BA, 4,900 sq. ft., 22,561 sq. ft. lot with a pool!
Open House Sun. 6/25 from 2-4pm 1701 Black Mountain Rd., Hillsborough
4BD/3.5BA, 3,925 sq. ft., .9 flat acre, pool, guest house and 4 car garage.
Serving Sibby’s, Sushi. and Sparkling Thurs 3/9 4:30-6:30pm
Open House Sat/Sun 1:30-4pm
4 beds, 3 baths
3,145 living sqft
10,088 sqft lot
The beautiful and prestigious Burlingame Hills, where the romance of early twentieth century architect imbues each neighborhood with alluring charm and stately grace. Such is the backdrop for this magnificent Tudor-style home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Built in 1920s and extensively remodeled, the two-story design has been lovingly updated to blend modern convenience with period elegance. Custom-milled molding and trimwork of cherry-stained fir adorn the expansive rooms while richly textured walls present a fine array of Ralph Lauren colors that enhance the play of light. Established by the living and dining rooms, the excellent circulation of rooms on the main level welcomes entertaining. A culinary masterpiece blending functionality with beauty, the tremendous gourmet kitchen incorporates a casual dining area and showcases cherry wood, soapstone, and granite. Nearby, the inviting family room welcomes relaxation with a striking slate-tiled fireplace set in a wall of cherry hardwood floor-to ceiling book and display shelves. Graciously integrating indoor and outdoor spaces, a vast rear deck extends from these informal living areas and overlooks the delightful rear yard with private canyon views. Two main-level bedrooms plus two upper-level bedrooms cater to flexible living arrangements. Adding to the appeal, a finished basement opens to a rear patio and putting green
This may be a really good time to be in the housing market – if you are a seller, that is. There just aren’t enough homes on the market, so if you are selling right now, you may find yourself in a more favorable position. Multiple offers and bids over list price for some properties aren’t unusual these days.
But what if you’re a buyer – one of many out there in the trenches looking right now? With lots of competition from other buyers, how do you “survive” the house-hunting wars and, hopefully, land that home you’re after? While there are no guaranteed ways to succeed, here are a number of tips to help increase your chances of getting into a home of your own before long:
Work with a real estate professional. There’s a myth among some novice homebuyers that it’s only the sellers who need a real estate professional. But that couldn’t be further from the truth, especially in a seller’s market. Having someone who knows the local market well, has experience in evaluating homes, knows how to successfully negotiate, and will be your advocate through the entire process from start to finish, is important. Take the time to interview several real estate professionals so that you can select the person that you believe is the most qualified to help you through the home buying process.
Get prequalified for a mortgage. Getting prequalified lets you know how much home you can afford and it also shows sellers that you’re a serious buyer who is much more likely to be able to close escrow.
Do your research. Although your real estate professional will provide lots of help in your home search, it’s important to do a little homework on your own up front. It will help the home-buying process if you know which areas you’d like to live in, what you can realistically afford, the type and size of home you’re after, the features you’d like, etc. Nearly all buyers start their search online, and a great place to begin is ColdwellBankerHomes.com.
Be prepared to compromise. Everyone wants that big, gorgeous home in the best neighborhood but you may have to compromise a bit – especially when the market is competitive. This doesn’t mean settling for a home you dislike; it just means going after homes with the features that you really need rather than what you simply want. For example, if your preference is to be in a community with great schools you might take a smaller home, or perhaps one without a pool or a formal living room. Or you might decide to commute a little longer to work so as to find the right house at the right price.
Make a strong offer. Work with your real estate professional to put together a strong offer for the home you’re after. You may also want to work with the seller on closing date and contingencies. Sellers often have their own preferences regarding when to close and if you’re flexible that may help put you in a better position as a buyer.
Don’t wait too long. In a competitive real estate market, time is of the essence. If you spend too long making an offer on a home you like, it can give another buyer a chance to come in first with a strong offer. Sellers are usually motivated and want to act as quickly as possible. So when you find the right property, don’t waste time.
Connect with the seller. If two offers are close, it may help your chances to try to personally connect with the seller. We’re not talking about become their BFF. Consider writing a sincere letter explaining how much you love their home including your hopes and dreams about living there one day – holiday gatherings, cooking meals together in the kitchen, or having barbecues in the yard with friends. Anything that helps personalize you and your offer may make a difference.
Although a seller’s market can be challenging for homebuyers, there are still opportunities out there for qualified buyers.
Highly sought after, spacious and sunlit filled two-story condo. Offering a newly updated kitchen with crisp white cabinets, stainless steel appliances and tile floors opens to family room. Open living/dining room opens to a large patio. Master suite w/walk-in closet. In-unit laundry, extra storage, 2 car gated secured parking. Walk to shops, restaurants, Costco, parks. Easy access to HWY101/92/280. Minutes to SFO, SJ Airports & downtowns!
Stunning new construction offering unmatched interior design with an ambiance of timeless elegance in a private Lower Hillsborough setting. The 3 level residence includes 5 bedroom suites, an office, theater, sports bar, and wine storage. The impressive grounds include a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and vast level lawn.
This attractive home is situated on a sunlit lot and peaceful tree-lined cul-de-sac in the sought after “Lanes” neighborhood of San Mateo. The graceful single-level design boasts 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, including an inviting newly added master suite with large walk-in closet and marble bath. Rounding out the appeal to this approx. 1,685 sq.ft. home are the lovely designer touches throughout, spacious Hidden Park located at the end of the street and walking distance to shopping, dining and excellent schools.