Looking for remodeling ideas?


One of my clients was looking for ideas to help with their bathroom remodel. I sent them this  LINK for ideas. They enjoyed it so much I thought I would share it with you. The property in the photo above is located in Atherton and is currently listed for sale, the asking price is $14,950,000. If you would like to schedule a viewing please contact me. I hope you enjoy these beautiful homes.

Christmas Keys!

I have always enjoyed giving gifts during the holidays, this was the best gift I have ever given on Christmas Eve!

Do you have room for your extended family at your house?

Nir pearlson river road exterior2 via smallhousebliss


City planners in Redwood City are in the beginning stages of making the process of putting a In-Law unit in a single family home a little easier.

As our population on the peninsula ages having a place for extended family to live that is close to loved ones and affordable is becoming a bigger issue. As we try to find ways to care for our parents and keep them close to home making a place for them in our home or in our backyard is becoming the preferred way to go.

Adding one bedroom/one bath units in a basement or open area in a oversized garage is one way to go. It’s usually less expensive and easier to get the city cities approval for one of these options if your home will accommodate the addition.

Adding a cottage or In-Law in your backyard is the more expensive,time consuming and more difficult way to to go. Get a cities approval for the plans is very time consuming, costly and at times frustrating. With all that said, the privacy advantages of having a separate unit makes adding a cottage the most sought after way to add the extra living space.

Finding a contractor, an architect and going through the red tape involved to get your project done is a very daunting process and not for the faint of heart.

A couple of weeks ago I saw a presentation from New Avenue. New Avenue is a company that takes care of the process of building what they like to call accessory dwellings from start to finish.The units appear to be very well thought out and constructed. When done the units will add to the value of your home and give you the added living space for your family member without giving up your privacy.

For more information about in-law units and ideas from New Avenue click HERE


Are you a “foodie” or enjoy cooking? Check out this kitchen…


Every Tuesday, San Mateo County Realtors spend a good part of the day viewing the new listings that have just come onto the market. This is commonly known as  “Tour” day. It’s from 9 AM to 1 PM and it is the best way for agents to keep up with the market.

If you’re a “foodie” or enjoy cooking or watching others cook, I spotted this beautiful kitchen that is in 1308 Sunnyslope Ave. listed by Alain Pinel. If you would like to view this property, feel free to contact me and I’ll arrange a private viewing.



What’s for Dinner???

It’s Monday and that can mean only one thing…….Food Trucks in Belmont! Every Monday when I drive by on my way home I pass 1325 El Camino Real where the trucks park, it’s the train station parking lot at the corner of El Camino and Ralston Ave. The parking lot  is getting fuller and fuller with each passing week with happy customers enjoying this fun new way to dine in Belmont. This week there will be nine trucks to choose from The Chairman, The Creme Brulee Carte, El Sur, Sanguchon, An the Go, Hiyaaa, We Sushi, Sam’s Chowder Mobile, Me So Hungry Too. I am looking forward to a Lobster Roll from Sam’s Chowder Mobile myself.

With so many options you are bound to find something for you and each member of your family. The trucks will be open for business from 5-9 pm. For more information on the food trucks and all the locations where you can find them; click HERE

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