Archive for August, 2010
My friend Maureen called me after leaving the dog park. She met a fellow dog lover at an Alta Plaza Park Wag and Wine event who was frantically looking for a new real estate agent. She felt like their former agent had not properly marketed their home and they had just terminated the listing relationship.
“Thank you for being so on top of things. In all my years in buying real estate, I have never had an agent be so on top of the transaction. You’re definitely unique and a shining star!”
Patterson Realty// Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo Areas
1323 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo
Gallagher and Lindsey Realtors // Alameda
11381 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland CA
Paragon Real Estate // San Francisco
3816 22nd Street, San Francisco (Noe Valley)
1700 Monterey Boulevard, San Francisco (St. Francis Wood)
The Grubb Co. // Piedmont, Berkeley, Oakland, Kensington
138 Wildwood Gardens, Piedmont
Empire Realty Associates// Diablo, Lamorinda [...]
Late August 2010 Update In the past week or two, there have been hundreds of sky-is-falling articles in every major media outlet about how home sales drastically slumped in July when compared with June and May, or as compared to July of last year, both nationally and in the Bay Area. And that this indicates [...]Continue Reading...
Upcoming listings: $1,200,000 //Bernal North Slope // Peralta BR/BA: Two Flats each 2/1 PKG: 2 Brief Description: Two-unit building, Owner Occupied, City Views, Original detailing. $1,150,000 //Hayes Valley //Oak Street BR/BA: 0/0 PKG: 0 Brief Description: Hayes Valley Triplex, Top Floor Vacant Owners Unit, 3 Large Flats, Period details throughout, Perfect for owner-occupier or investor. [...]Continue Reading...
“I had the pleasure of working with John Solaegui during the purchase of my first home. From the moment I walked into his office, John made me feel comfortable, confident, and sure that I would find the perfect place. He spent many hours explaining the buying process and made sure I was up to date and understood what was happening at all times. Continue Reading…
Week by Week Charts through August 15th, for the past 6 Months: SFD, Condo, TIC, 2-4 Unit Buildings Market trend charts that track by month and by quarter are more useful, but these weekly-bar charts are snapshots of most recent activity. Homes Accepting Offers: Relatively stable ￼ Homes For Sale: Declining as summer proceeds. As [...]Continue Reading...
I’m reading a fascinating book right now: Joel Kotkin’s “The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050”. Kotkin figures that the United States’ population will grow by 100 million people by the year 2050, based on current demographic trends, birthrates and immigration rates. Continue Reading…
What factors were considered when drafting new elementary attendance areas?
Balancing enrollment with the size of the school.
This included taking into account the size and location of schools, where students live now and where enrollment changes are expected in the future, historical choice patterns, and historical enrollment patterns.
Avoiding major roads, highways, and natural topography such as [...]
“We are writing this letter to express our appreciation of the exemplary service we received from John Solaegui. During our initial search for a realtor, in which several were under consideration, John stood out because he took the time to get to know us and gain insight on the type of help we needed. He really cares and strives to do the best for his clients – going so far as to bring snacks and beverages during some of the longer house viewing escapades. Continue Reading…