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Real Estate Purchase: Who Pays for What?

The Seller Generally Pays For:  • Real estate commission • Document prep fee for Deed • Transfer tax • Notary fees • Homeowner’s transfer fee • Interest accrued to Lender being paid off, statement fees, reconveyance fees and any payment penalties • Any judgments or tax liens • Tax pro-ration for any unpaid property taxes…
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Renovating 725: The Hall Bathroom

Today on my renovation blog series, we’ll talk about the hall bathroom in this 1949 San Mateo ranch house. As with all posts in this series, I’ll walk you through each room while explaining the changes we made, and why.
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Renovating 725: The Girls’ Bedroom

Today on the renovation blog series, we'll talk about the "girls' bedroom" in this 1949 San Mateo ranch house. As with all posts in this series, I'll walk you through each room while explaining the changes we made, and why.
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Renovating 725: The Kitchen

Welcome back to my renovation blog series. I’m going to show you the before and after photos of each room in this 1949 San Mateo ranch house, while explaining the changes we made, and why. Today's room is the kitchen.
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Happy Halloween!

I love living in the Mid-Peninsula. My neighbors get so creative with their Halloween decorations. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
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Renovating 725: The Dining Room

Today on my renovation blog series, we’ll take a look at this property's grand dining room. As with all posts in this series, I’m going to show you the before and after photos of each room in this 1949 San Mateo ranch house, while explaining the changes we made, and why.
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Renovating 725: The Den

Today on my renovation blog series, we'll take a look at the small room next to the entry that can function as a den or an office. As with all posts in this series, I’m going to show you the before and after photos of each room in this 1949 San Mateo ranch house, while explaining the changes we made, and why.
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Renovating 725: The Entry

Welcome to the first installment of my renovation blog series! As you may remember from my introduction, I'm going to tell you how we updated a 1949 San Mateo ranch house for the modern market.
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Renovating 725: Our “Before and After” Blog Series!

Sometimes you have to do a lot prep work before you can sell a house for the highest possible price. For my next series of blog posts, I’m going to tell you about how I updated a 1949 San Mateo ranch house for the modern market. Each post will explain the individual features of a room, the changes we made, and why we made them.
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End-of-Summer BBQ Photos

I had so much fun at my BBQ last month! I finally got a chance to post some pictures. Enjoy! Thank you again to all the wonderful families who attended.
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725 28th Ave, San Mateo

My San Mateo ranch house was just purchased by a family with two energetic young children. I know they will make the most of that big, beautiful backyard!
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777 Willborough Rd, Burlingame

I'm please to announce that this beautiful Burlingame cottage has been sold to a pair of happy move-down buyers. Congratulations, and welcome to the neighborhood!
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372 North El Camino Real, San Mateo

SOLD! This beautiful townhouse is reminiscent of a vacation property you'd find in Cape Cod, but it's right here on the Peninsula. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms Filled with natural light Private end unit at back of the complex Beautiful hardwood floors Private garden and brick patio Conveniently located between Burlingame and San Mateo
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Clever Ways to Improve an Older Floor Plan

Are you living in an older home or interested in buying one? Learn how to modernize your floor plan. For more information, visit my Space Planning idea book on Houzz: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/11897311/thumbs/Space-planning
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Happy 4th of July!

It's that time of year. July 4th is just around the corner and I'm all set for door knocking. Wishing you and your family a safe and happy 4th of July!
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425 North El Camino Real #410, San Mateo

SOLD! We just closed escrow on the San Mateo condo! The residents of the 425 complex have added another great neighbor to their community. I'm so excited to have sold another unit in this amazing location.
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