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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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4. Completion of the Renovation; the Kitchen

The major portion of our renovation was the kitchen.  The floor plan of the kitchen remained the same as it had been before our project, however we made better use of the space and updated the room.  The house was built in 1926 and retained its original cabinetry!  In the 1960's some updates had been…
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3. Completion of the Renovation; the Dining Room

What a difference it makes to widen an entry! The dining room is lined with paned windows and is adjoined to the living room by double French doors. It is a gorgeous room, and the perfect setting for a dinner party. But the poor thing was divided from the kitchen by a solid swinging door,…
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2. Completion of the Renovation, the Living Room

The living room was the one room in the entire house that was not touched during the renovation. When we bought the house we fell in love with all of the paned windows, the fireplace, the high ceilings and the hardwood floors. The room had been painted a blue-grey and we had a single sofa…
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1. The Final Product; the Home Renovation is Finished

Done!  It has taken one year, however, we have finally arrived at the end of the project.  We began demolition on our home October 1, 2014 and we just concluded with an open house to celebrate. It is now one year and three weeks later. The home is modest; three bedrooms, one and a half…
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Fall Fiesta! Client Appreciation Party and House Warming 2015

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Stylish, Sleek, Centrally Located, Downtown San Mateo Condominium

SOLD!! 231 North El Camino Real #201 San Mateo With Multiple offers, and closed at nearly 15% above asking price. 231 Midway between Burlingame and San Mateo. Here is an immaculate one bedroom, one bathroom condominium.  Small, quiet building with only 18 units. Deeded parking, and elevator. Stylishly updated with designer grey-toned paint, new carpet…
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