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SOLD! To A Boston Terrier and His People

439 Wisnom Avenue - San Mateo We have just made a young couple and their French Bulldog a very happy couple by accepting their offer for a listing in San Mateo! Classic Elegance with 21st Century Conveniences.  Notice the detail in the turn-of- the-century craftsmanship; wainscoting, high ceilings, paned windows, a cheery sun porch, a…
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Four Bedrooms and a Stone’s Throw From Burlingame

Roomy Four Bedroom, Two Bath Home with a Large Yard and Minutes from Burlingame Avenue! www.864NClaremont.com Check out this sweet home with updated kitchen and bathrooms, lots of room to play, and ample room for your own garden. Light, Bright, Move-In Ready Smartly updated four-bedroom home offers ease of living, convenience, and plenty of room…
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Sadie and Her People Win New Belmont Construction

Sadie found a new home and she couldn't be happier!    PENDING  on the purchase of a brand new home in the Belmont hills.    The home  was just completed and its new family is thrilled to be able to move in this September.  Sadie will have a large fenced in yard, a deck and…
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What’s Happening with the Peninsula Market?

  First 6 Months of 2016 vs. First 6 Months of 2016 Average Sales Price of Single Family Homes                               Number of Homes Sold City                   2015            …
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Quick Off-Market Sale in Millbrae

We were able to locate and negotiate the perfect home in exactly the neighborhood they wanted!  Sometimes it takes creative thinking and looking for opportunities where none seem to exist. We found the winner in a neighborhood of Millbrae! The seller was looking for a buyer who could move quickly, loved cats and planned to…
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SOLD! Family of Four Wins the House

A roomy house for four with an office for him, an extra bedroom for Grandma and Grandpa to visit, and lots of outdoor room to play! My buyers couldn't be more pleased when they found their 'forever home' in a lovely neighborhood in San Mateo. This home is nicely located west of Alameda de las…
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Luxury Condominium Burlingame with Roof Top Views

My buyers are thrilled to be moving into this luxury condominium in Burlingame. The building is only a few years old, so has all of the current conveniences; dual-paned windows, gas fireplace, modern kitchen, gorgeous hardwood floors, plantation shutters, and air-conditioning! Making the decision for buying that much easier! Lots of storage, an elevator, steps…
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Woo! Hoo! Another Happy Customer! Selling Belmont

I just received this fabulous 5 Star review on  YELP. 5/23/2016 I've worked in the real estate industry for over 25 years as a Senior Loan Officer and have teamed up with all levels of experienced realtors to help close their transactions. I've never worked with MaryAnn on a professional or personal level until I…
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SOLD!! Light, Bright Belmont Rancher 13% over Asking

  This Lovely Skymont Rancher was a home for sale in Belmont California.  It had been updated and reimagined to open the flow between the kitchen, dining and living rooms, creating a welcoming great room. Plenty of outdoor living space is provided by the flat lot and a generously large wooden deck opening onto a…
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1923 Jewel Box in the Park

Welcome to this lovely Country English Cottage in the Park! A single family home in San Mateo filled with Lush and verdant landscaping on either side of the pavered walkway gently welcomes you to  the front door landing. The formal entry is accented by a crystal chandelier, an arched peek-a-boo window and a generous coat…
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13. Renovation Completed; the Garage

Technically, this was not part of the renovation, but the neighbors Eucalyptus tree fell on our garage one day for no particular reason. As a result, the garage was totally rebuilt while we were working on the floor plans for the house with our architect. It did not destroy the structure, but it did damage…
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12. Renovation Completed; the Back Yard

The back yard has a lushness that the front yard lacks.  However, it also requires water. The landscaping, walkway, and distant patio were all completed about ten years ago. We added the fountain in the distance with this renovation.  We also installed a remote control to the fountain so that we can shut it off…
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11. Renovation Completed; the Front Yard.

The front yard landscape was not technically completed as part of the renovation project.  However, it was completed with this project in mind.  About four years ago we decided to remove our front lawn. As it turns out, it has been perfect for the last several drought years. Low maintenance plants, a pea gravel undefined…
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10. Renovation Completed: the Mud Porch

The mud porch / service porch was the first room that I was willing to lose when we first purchased our home fifteen years ago.  At that time, we had the idea of expanding the kitchen into the mud porch to create an open kitchen / family room. I am glad that we decided to…
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9. Renovation Completed; The Half Bath

Prior to our renovation we had a lonely sole toilet in a closet off of the mudroom. When we rearranged and removed walls we were able to create a half bath with access off of the hallway. It has become ‘my room’ for morning preparation and makeup.  It is a small room, thirty inches wide,…
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My Buyers Are Thrilled (7 Offers and We Won)! San Mateo

  PENDING !My Clients Are Thrilled! We won over 7 other offers!  And they will be moved in and settled by the time the 2nd baby arrives!  Not to toot my own horn, but having an experienced real estate agent who is familiar with the local market can truly make all the difference!  Being an expert…
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8. Renovation Completed; Bathrooms

We were able to carve a bathroom and a half bathroom from the original bathroom and a ‘water closet’.  Typical of these older homes, there had been a toilet in a closet off of the mudroom.  A large utility sink sat in the mudroom, so it was a half bath in essence.  By opening walls…
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7. Renovation Completed; Master Bedroom and Sitting Room

There had been two bedrooms located at the end of the hallway.  When we first moved into the house 15 years ago we opened the back walls and installed French doors.   With this renovation we wanted to create a master bedroom with an area to lounge. We removed the wall separating the two rooms…
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6. Renovation is Completed: The Guest Room

This had been a bedroom with two windows facing the side yard.  The only way to reach this side yard was via the backyard. It had been a neglected and forgotten space. This room was seldom used, except by overnight guests. We removed the hallway wall in the interior, and most of the exterior wall…
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5. Renovation is completed: Moving Walls

The trouble with charming homes built in the 1920’s is that the layout of the floor plan is not conducive to the lifestyle of a 21st Century family. Back then, visitors were received in the formal living room and most of the entertaining was in the dining room.  The kitchen, the service porch, the bedrooms…
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