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The City of Belmont, California

The City of Belmont, California

BELMONT In 1864, William Chapman Ralston, one of the Silver kings and a founder of the Bank of California, purchased a large ranch in Belmont and from the first ranch house he built, he went on to build a huge…

The City of Foster City

The City of Foster City

FOSTER CITY Known as the City of Blue Lagoons, Foster City’s lagoons were built to resolve an engineer problem when the city was first being developed.  Foster City is located on land originally known as Brewer’s Island, which was originally…

The City of Millbrae

The City of Millbrae

MILLBRAE The city is named for Darius Ogden Mills, a rich financier who founded the Bank of California and bought land from the Sanchez family to build his country estate.  The Scott’s refer to a “brea” as rolling hills, and…

California Propositions 60 and 90

California Propositions 60 and 90

California Proposition 60 & Proposition 90 If you are thinking of selling your home and you are over 55, you should be aware of how these Propositions may benefit you. Proposition 60 Passed by voters in November 1986, applies to taxpayers…

Millbrae Market Update – 5.14.08

Millbrae Market Update – 5.14.08

Last week Millbrae had 50 houses for sale.  They were on the market for an average of 68 days, and the number of homes coming to the market  appears to be moving upward.  Prices are trending downward, yet most homes…

The 5 Deadly Mistakes a San Mateo Seller Can Make

The 5 Deadly Mistakes a San Mateo Seller Can Make

The real estate market today is fairly good in and around San Mateo.  While its not a hot market, it’s also not a drag the way it is across the bay.  If you are thinking about selling your house right…