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Home Maintenance Tips For Coastside Homeowners After The Storms

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

With the old adage “Rain Rain Go Away” on the minds of many coastside residents this past week, The Rain Team is here to help your problems go away and  to give you some useful tips to help during the stormy weather.  After heavy amounts of rainfall and strong winds hitting the coast over the past week, homeowners need to inspect their homes for any signs of damage. Here are a few things every homeowner needs to do as a result of all the storms we have had recently.

Inspect For Standing Water

Dependent on the grades and slopes around your coastside home, there may be standing water underneath it due to the heavy rain and winds we have recently experienced.  Standing water underneath your home could cause structural problems. If you find that you have standing water under your home contact a foundation specialist.

Roof Inspection

Strong winds can damage your home’s roof. Inspect your roof for any broken or missing tiles.  Have any damage fixed as soon as possible to prevent water from finding its way into your home causing further damage.

Gutters

If debris found its way into your gutters during the storms, they could be clogged. Inspect your gutters for debris and damage. If your gutters are clogged it could lead to water finding its way under the eaves and down the exterior walls of your home.  Remove any debris from gutters. It may be time to replace them if they are dipping.

Sump Pump

Your home’s sump pump draws water that collects beneath your home and pushes it away from your house.  If you have a sump pump in your home, test it by pouring water down it and it should pump it right back out. If it doesn’t, it could be backed up or broken and needs to be fixed to prevent flooding in your home.

Trim Shrubs

Shrubs around your home that have grown out of control could have caused damage to your home during the recent storms.  Inspect your home’s exterior for any damage from shrubs and then trim them. Now would also be a good time to prune tree branches that hang over your home to prevent them from falling on your home during future storms.

French Drains

If your lawn has a steep slope you may have a French drain system  - or need one. The job of a French drain is to manage the water at ground level.  After a storm you want to make sure that the screen vents near your home have not become loose or have holes in them.  Inspect your French drains for clogged debris.

Contact us via email or give us a call at (650) 888-6903 with any of your real estate needs or questions.

The Rain Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San Mateo County, including areas such as Half Moon BayEl GranadaMoss Beach, Montara, and PacificaYour complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority.

 

The Latest Coastside Real Estate Market Report

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

Here is an updated Market Report summarizing recent real estate activity in our area. Please keep in mind that the values represented are based on current, detailed information from the regional Multiple Listing Service. If you need clarification on any of the figures or if you wish to take additional steps toward property ownership, please let us now. We are happy to help.

MARKET REPORT As Of 01/10/2017

El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Loma Mar, Montara, Moss Beach, Pescadero

MARKET Summary
El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Loma Mar, Montara, Moss Beach, Pescadero
As Of 01/10/2017

View the complete report with all the current listings and their status here.

 

2017 Has Arrived. How to Stop Procrastinating so You’re Ready for Anything!

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

We were called by a Coastal family last year that was ready to list their home.  They had spent one year organizing everything in their house because they had lived there over 25 years.  The garage had storage racks in rows with plastic boxes neatly arranged and labeled.  The inside of the house was as decluttered as they could make it and still live comfortably.  Now they were ready to move on to the next phase of their lives. 

1 Year may seem like a long time to some of us or not long enough to others.  The important point is to use the new year as a fresh start to getting your life in order.  Whether you’re thinking of moving now or in the days ahead – NOW is the time to stop procrastinating.

What to do first?  When you have lived in house a long time a lot gets accumulated.  Start by taking out 5 different color post it notes.  Label the notes - Throw-out, Family, Garage Sale, Keep, Donate.  This process can take a while.  You will likely find yourself rearranging the post its from item to item once you find out your family doesn’t want an item or you decide you don’t want to keep something.

Throwing away is a good first step.  Usually people have a garage sale in the Spring when the weather is good.  If you are thinking of selling in 2017, have your garage sale ASAP.  Get a head start on all the procrastinators on the Coast. Schedule your family to come and get their items.  Call to get donated items picked up or plan on loading the car and driving to a drop off location.

When you get to this point, CALL US.  Now is the time to get advice and help on staging.  As an accredited stager, we can give you all the guidance you need using your own furnishings.  Staging consultations typically cost $500 not to mention the standard $3000-$4000 minimums to do staging.   We provide you a free consultation and most often our sellers elect to not use a professional stager after we help them rearrange their own furnishings.

Below are some general tips for preparing your home inside and out.  Let us know how things are going with your organizing.  If you find you need a professional organizer, we know a few of those you can hire to help you.

Just Call our direct lines - Kathy 650-888-6903 or Michael 650-888-6361.

Make 2017 your Best Year Yet.  Kathy and Michael

 

Want To Sell Your Coastside Home This Spring?  Here Are 4 Ways To Get Ready

It may be winter, but spring will be here before we know it and traditionally it has marked the beginning of home selling and buying season.  Homes along the coast are bought and sold throughout the year, but it seems during spring we see more homes on the market and more buyers out looking to buy. If you are wanting to sell your coastside home this spring, here are 4 things you can do to get your home ready for the market. 

Clear Away Clutter

Now that the holidays are over you may have discovered you have more stuff than you have room for. Now is the time to start to declutter. Start viewing your home through the eyes of a potential buyer.  Remove any oversized furniture you have and clean off all shelves and countertops of clutter. If you have ever toured a model home, what you won’t find are stacks of magazine or children’s artwork hung throughout the home.  While we all can’t have a model home, buyers want to be able to envision themselves living in your home when they tour it.

Small Home Improvements

A major home improvement or an expensive renovation may not make sense right before you plan to move, but there may be small home improvement projects you can do now that will help your coastside home sell for top dollar this spring.  Small things such as replacing the caulk and grout between your tiles can freshen up a room and make it appear new. Updating a kitchen or bathroom with new faucets or fixtures can be affordable and modernize your home.   A fresh coat of paint in a room or even on the entryway door can make a home more appealing. If you ‘re already working with a real estate agent, ask them what small things you can tackle in your home now so that it will sell quickly and for top dollar this spring.

Pack

It may seem like jumping the gun, but start packing now.  Packing is something you will have to do eventually, so why not get a start now and start packing away those things you don’t use routinely. For instance, start going through your garage, basements or attic and getting rid of things you no longer need and packing up what you will take with you to your new coastside home.  By packing up items now and moving them to a storage facility, your home will appear larger and also neater which will help your home show well.

Depersonalize

Like we mentioned before, buyers want to be able to envision themselves living in your home. To help buyers achieve the vision of living in your home while touring it depersonalize the space.  Remove any family pictures from the walls, pack away those awards and trophies, and fill that space with neutral art work.

Choosing to sell your coastside home may be one of the largest financial decisions you may ever make.  If you’re not already working with a real estate agent we would be happy to meet with you and help you throughout every step of the process.  Give us a call or contact us here today.

 

Market Report

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

Take a minute to check out this updated Market Report that summarizes recent real estate activity.  Please keep in mind that values represented are based on current, detailed information from the regional Multiple Listing Service. If you need clarification of any of the figures, or if you wish to take additional steps toward property ownership, please let us know and we would be happy to help.

MARKET SNAPSHOT
El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Loma Mar, Montara, Moss Beach, Pescadero
As Of 12/20/2016

CURRENTLY FOR SALE

Avg. Days on Market:

63 Days

Listings Currently for Sale:

30

Newest Listing:

12/15/2016

Shortest/Longest:

6 Days / 141 Days

PENDING LISTINGS

Avg. Days on Market:

38 Days

Pending Listings:

10

Shortest/Longest:

6 Days / 85 Days

RECENTLY SOLD

Avg. Days to Sell:

21 Days

Total Sales:

46

Last Sale:

12/13/2016

Shortest/Longest:

1 Days / 69 Days

Months of Supply:

2.14**

**Estimated time to sell current listing inventory.
6 months is considered a balanced market

Click on data points to access interactive map.

PROPERTIES ON THE MARKET

MARKET PRICE TREND

MARKET HEAT INDEX


Properties on the market | Number of properties listed for sale 
Average Sales Price | Average sales price for all properties sold. 
Average Sales Price | Average sales price for all properties listed for sale. 
Days on Market | Average days on market for all properties sold.

 

MARKET SUMMARY
El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Loma Mar, Montara, Moss Beach, Pescadero
As Of 12/20/2016

Status

MLS ID

Address

City

Bed

Bath

Yr. Built

List Price

DOM

Active

ML81614937

4931 Pescadero Creek RD

PESCADERO

3

2

1952

$6,200,000

95

Active

ML81626019

390 Pigeon Point RD

PESCADERO

2

2

1900

$3,500,000

86

Active

ML81631629

331 Kelly AVE

HALF MOON BAY

3

2

1950

$2,600,000

40

Active

ML81612996

3999 Willowside Ranch RD

PESCADERO

3

2

2007

$2,349,900

106

Active

ML81633922

152 W Point AVE

HALF MOON BAY

3

2

2007

$2,250,000

6

Active

ML81632478

120 Carnoustie DR

HALF MOON BAY

4

3

2016

$1,923,500

29

Active

ML81628749

118 Carnoustie DR

HALF MOON BAY

4

3

2016

$1,859,000

65

Active

ML81628771

116 Carnoustie DR

HALF MOON BAY

4

3

2016

$1,829,000

65

Active

ML81629512

81 Turnberry RD

HALF MOON BAY

4

3

2001

$1,700,000

60

Active

ML81633721

311 Bayhill RD

HALF MOON BAY

4

3

2012

$1,695,000

9

Active

ML81626856

420 1st AVE

HALF MOON BAY

4

3

1973

$1,625,000

81

Active

ML81598879

2205 Higgins Canyon RD

HALF MOON BAY

4

3

1974

$1,595,000

136

Active

ML81631027

731 El Granada

EL GRANADA

3

2

2003

$1,498,000

46

Active

ML81627489

205 Farallone AVE

MONTARA

4

2

2002

$1,495,000

76

Active

ML81633215

448 Correas ST

HALF MOON BAY

3

2

1989

$1,260,000

17

Active

ML81632693

130 El Granada BLVD

EL GRANADA

3

2

1966

$999,000

23

Active

ML81626827

315 Valencia AVE

EL GRANADA

3

2

1963

$948,000

82

Active

ML81626954

560 Wurr RD

LOMA MAR

3

2

1975

$899,000

79

Active

ML81629567

668 Buena Vista ST

 
 

We’ve Seen The Last Of Low Interest Rates

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

Earlier this month the Federal Reserve increased short-term interest rates by 0.25 percentage points.  This marked the first rate hike we have seen in almost a year and three more interest rate hikes are expected in 2017.  The increase in interest rates could have a potential impact on ​coastside home buyers.

The most concerning issue with the Fed’s most recent rate hike is that it lays the ground work for more rate hikes to come in the new year.   In fact, it is anticipated that the Feds will increase rates by 0.75 percent in the coming year.  If you are looking to buy a home along the coast, the increase in mortgage interest rates will reduce your buying power.

Now is the time for potential homebuyers to get into the market, especially first-time homebuyers.  
The good news is that we are unlikely to see mortgage rates increase any higher until March, giving time for buyers who may be on the fence to jump into the market.

It is important to understand that the Federal Reserve doesn’t make the mortgage rate, but it does have an influence on the rates. However, as the Feds increase rates, many times we see mortgage interest rates increase as well.

What’s The Risk Of Waiting?

Home values are rising and so are mortgage interest rates.  A 1 percent rate hike can reduce your buying power by up to 11 percent.  Why wait around for the Fed to continue to raise interest rates resulting in you paying more?  If you want to own a home along the coastside there is no better time than now.   Start your search for your dream home here now.

If you have questions about making a move, including what your current home might be worth and what the market looks like in your neighborhood, we’d be happy to help.  Please give us a call or contact us here today.

A Look Back at the Bay Area Housing Market in 2016

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

The Bay Area housing market had its challenges in 2016, including low inventory of homes for sale, rising prices that challenged would-be buyers, and political uncertainty with the presidential election. But despite the headwinds, this turned out to be a fairly good year overall for our local housing market.

Many home sellers once again enjoyed strong gains in sale prices – albeit not quite as strong as 2015, but good nonetheless. The median sale price for single-family homes, condos and townhouses in the Bay Area through October (the latest data available) reached $767,000, up 7 percent from the same month a year ago, according to local MLS data analyzed by Coldwell Banker.

Strong buyer demand, a healthy local economy, and a continuing decline in the inventory of homes on the market all combined to make 2016 a seller's market in the Bay Area for much of the year. The strong economy fueled demand for homes throughout the region, but especially in the more affordable markets in the East Bay, South Bay and North Bay areas.

The year saw a continuation of mortgage rates that remained near historic lows much of the year, helping make home purchases more affordable. But in recent weeks, key lending rates began to tick higher, which could present challenges to the market if that continues into the new year.

According to Freddie Mac, 30-year fixed rate mortgages in the U.S. averaged 3.94 percent in the week ended Nov. 17, up 40 basis points from its 2016 low. However, average rates are essentially flat from a year ago and below historical averages. During the height of the housing market in 2007, for example, the rate surpassed 6 percent.

Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sean Becketti in analyzing the recent bump in mortgage rates stated, “If rates stick at these levels, expect a final burst of home sales and refinances as ‘fence sitters’ try to beat further increases, then a marked slowdown in housing activity.”

One of the biggest challenges for the housing market in 2016 was insufficient listings to meet buyer demand. Although inventory has gradually improved in some areas, overall the number of homes for sale in October was down 6 percent from the year before and more than 11 percent from two years ago. The shortage of homes for sale continued to result in multiple offers for some properties, which resulted in sales for certain homes at above-list price.

Limited inventory for buyers to choose from may have also been one important reason why overall home sales in the Bay Area were slightly lower in 2016 than last year. As of October, sales year to date totaled 58,436, down 5 percent from the 61,626 sales during the same period in 2015.

Statewide, the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR®) expects existing, single-family home sales to reach 407,300 by yearend, virtually flat from the 408,800 transactions in 2015. CAR® also projects that the median sales price statewide will finish the year at $503,900, up 6.2 percent from last year.

CAR® Vice President and Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young said several key factors led to a healthy 2016 housing market statewide, and she expects those to continue next year. But she too has noted that there will also be some challenges.

“With the California economy continuing to outperform the nation, the demand for housing will remain robust even with supply and affordability constraints still very much in evidence,” she said. “The net result will be California’s housing market posting a modest increase in 2017.”

Appleton-Young added, “The underlying fundamentals continue to support overall home sales growth, but headwinds, such as global economic uncertainty and deteriorating housing affordability, will temper stronger sales activity.”

If you’ve been thinking about selling your home, now may be a good time to make your move. Mortgage rates are still low by historical standards, although that could change in the coming year if rates continue to rise. And for now, we’re still enjoying a seller’s market in many of our communities.

If you have questions about making a move, including what your home might be worth and what the market looks like in your neighborhood, we’d be happy to help. Please give us a call or contact us here today and we’ll get started today!

What to expect under President Trump: Silicon Valley

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

Andy Block
Mortgage Advisor and Personal Finance Advisor
NMLS 293174 ,
While Opes Advisors, Inc

Tech stocks have lagged behind the broader market gains since Trump’s win, as investors chalked the tech sector into the election’s “loser” column. Trump successfully voiced the fears of Americans who aren’t confident about their economic prospects during the tech-powered revolution of the past two decades. Silicon Valley now faces the unsettling prospect of less friendly policies, as Trump intends to launch a counter-insurgency against globalization and restore job growth for US workers through infrastructure spending, immigration restrictions and protectionist trade policies. 

For more on how the Trump Administration may impact the Silicon Valley economy, read our expanded commentary below.


The government has taken a laissez-faire attitude toward the tech industry for many years, providing limited oversight and friendly policies, such as an Internet tax ban and support for network neutrality and the “open internet.” With Trump, the tide may be turning. While local businesses will welcome lower corporate taxes and reduced regulations under Trump, Silicon Valley remains uneasy about the next four years. Tech manufacturers have a lot to lose under a protectionist trade policy and immigration restrictions. Major area employers are concerned about brain drain if hiring of highly skilled immigrants is curtailed while businesses are incentivized to use and train American labor.

 

 

Topic  Trump's intention Possible Outcomes
Tech Industry
Jobs and Stocks

• Create millions of jobs by spending more than $1 trillion improving US infrastructure.

• Impose taxes for importing or exporting goods.

• Push US companies to bring jobs outsourced to other countries back to the US. Trump has repeatedly called on Apple to stop manufacturing overseas.

• Withdraw from or renegotiate trade deals, including NAFTA and TPP.

Nearly all voters and politicians agree that infrastructure improvements are sorely needed. More jobs would boost the economy and expand the pool of Americans who can afford to buy homes. However, these jobs would be temporary, and many Republicans in Congress are hesitant to borrow the money and increase the national debt. Also, economists predict that such spending, combined with tax cuts, is very likely to increase inflation.

Local companies, such as Apple, HP, Intel, and Cisco rely on Chinese imports as part of their global product supply chain, where overseas workers build most tech gadgets. Tariffs would make tech products more expensive, hurting tech manufacturers and adversely affecting jobs in the US. Tariffs may benefit companies like Tesla, whose manufacturing facilities are in the US. 
 
Overseas markets accounted for 58% of tech industry revenues in 2015. China accounts for half of the US trade deficit, so an all-out trade war would hurt tech firms by disrupting their global supply chains and diminishing their overseas market.

Foreign Tech Workers • Opposes H1B visas for foreign workers.
• Ensure open jobs are offered to American workers first.
Tech companies prize highly skilled immigrants, and may struggle to import necessary workers. However, immigration initiatives would likely be delayed by higher priority matters, such as eliminating the Affordable Care Act and tax reforms.
Internet Regulation • Overturn “net neutrality” regulation, which prevents Internet providers (like Comcast and Verizon) from charging websites like Netflix and Facebook a fee to access users at faster speeds. Could hurt Netflix, Facebook and Amazon’s profits, by enabling ISPs like Comcast to charge for faster service to end users. Immediate impacts are unlikely, as unwinding current net neutrality rules is not a top priority for the Trump Administration.
Taxes
Corporate Taxes  

• Reduce the 35% corporate rate to between 15–25%.

• Offer corporations a "tax holiday" that would allow them to bring $1.2 trillion in profits held offshore back to the US at a one-time tax rate of 10%.

Local businesses would experience gains through tax cuts, which Trump says would create millions of jobs.

Whether the funds are spent improving corporate infrastructure or used to buy back stock, such an option would benefit the tech industry and lead to greater capital spending and more jobs.

Personal Taxes • Abolish the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). If it happens, tech workers who exercise stock options will no longer trigger AMT tax, helping them accumulate down payments faster.
Biotech Industry
Pharmaceutical Companies  • Less chance of government restrictions on drug prices.   Drug stocks like Gilead and Genentech got a bump after the election.
 Renewable Energy Industry
Alternative Energy

• Roll back federal subsidies on renewable energy. 

• Cut incentives for alternative energy development.
 

Cutting tax credits for solar installations could slash consumer demand, hurting local solar firms like Solar City. Now that batteries are more energy efficient and alternative energy prices are almost as low as fossil fuels, such action may have limited impact.
California Agriculture
Immigration Reform

• Seal southern border.


• Require mandatory e-verification of workers to ensure they’re in US legally.

• Deport undocumented workers.

 Immigration raids would keep some workers from crossing the border, exacerbating the current shortage of farm laborers.

Many farmers and ranchers depend on cheap labor from Mexico, and favor immigration reforms that allow workers to legally cross the border to work here and then go home.

Some California farmers may move their operations south, across the border.

Tariffs • Increase tariffs on imported and exported goods.  Reduced trade of US farm goods, as some countries would likely retaliate with tariffs on imports from the US.
Taxes and Regulation

• Lower taxes. 
• Reduce industry regulations.

Lower cost of food production.
 

 

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Don’t Miss These December Coastside Events

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

The holidays are in full swing and there is a lot going on along the coastside. Here is a roundup of local events not to miss this December.

Night of Lights-Dec. 2nd

Night of Lights is scheduled to take place in downtown Half Moon Bay on Friday, December 2nd.   Enjoy roasted chestnuts, live carolers and musical entertainment, holiday shopping, a tree lighting ceremony in Mac Dutra Plaza, as well as, a Parade of Lights down Main Street. More information about this event can be found here.

Winter Wonderland In Central Park- Dec. 2nd-3rd

The fun of the holidays continues in Central park with family fun activities, holiday lights, horse drawn carriage rides, painting, cookie decorating, hot chocolate, and last but not least - snow! Enjoy this free event! Also in Central Park is one of the Bay Area’s largest outdoor ice skating rinks that will be open till January 16th. More information and details can be found here.

75th Pearl Harbor Anniversary Remembrance Dinner- Dec.2nd

Plan to attend the 75th Annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Dinner at the Naval Postgraduate School on Friday, December 2nd. The theme of this year’s dinner is Pearl Harbor 1941- Reflections Building for the Future. This year’s guest speaker is none other than the Honorable Mayor of the City of Monterey, Mr. Clyde Robertson. Mr. Robertson’s own father was at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. More information on this event can be found here.

Nutcracker Sweet by the Peninsula Ballet Theatre- Dec. 3rd

Perfect for younger children, the Nutcracker Sweet is a short 45 minute magical performance at the Studio One Theatre. New this year is the Sugar Plum Tea for families. Each performance includes hot chocolate, tea, and sweet treats. For more information about this performance visit here.

Pacifica Spindrift Players Presents: Greetings! Dec. 2nd-18th

Starting December 2nd and running through December 18th, the Pacifica Spindrift Players will be presenting a wonderful performance of Greetings.  What happens when a man brings a Jewish fiancé home to meet his devout Catholic parents for Christmas? Find out at this wonderful performance. More details and tickets can be found here.

Rockaway Beach Cleanup- Dec.3rd

Head to Rockaway Beach on December 3rd to help with beach cleanup. Bags and gloves will be provided to volunteers and you are encouraged to bring your own bucket. More information and details can be found here.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told- And Then Some- Dec. 2nd-3rd

The Coastal Repertory Theatre will have its final performance of Every Christmas Story Ever Told- And Then Some on December 2nd and December 3rd.  No holiday pop icon is missing from this wonderful holiday performance.  Laugh and cheer while enjoying this family friendly performance. Performance times and ticket information can be found here.

Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival- Dec. 4th

The annual tree lighting in Rockaway Beach along the coast of Pacifica will once again take place this year.  Santa is scheduled to arrive on his firetruck promptly at 5pm. The festival will include free Cable Car rides, live music and performances, pony rides, snow flurries, and a wide array of food. More information on the tree lighting can be found here.

Harbor Boat Lighting At Pillar Point Harbor-Dec.-10th

View boats festively adorned for the holidays as they sparkle their lights for the Harbor Boat Lighting at Pillar Point Harbor. This annual event is what small coastal town living is all about.  Learn more about the event here.

44th Anniversary of the Holiday Festival of Dance- Dec. 10th

500 dancers will perform for the “Holiday Festival of Dance” in this year’s annual event that is co-sponsored by the San Mateo Parks & Recreations Department and the San Mateo Dance Association. This annual event is family friendly and more performance details can be found here.

Pacifica Education Foundation’s Winter Gala- Dec. 16th

The Pacifica Education Foundation would love to have you attend an elegant evening out to celebrate Pacifica elementary schools. Pacifica students will perform Slam Poetry. Enjoy dancing the night away. Don’t forget about the silent and live auction.  More information about this event can be found here.

Breakfast With Santa-Dec. 17th

You and your children can dine with Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay. This breakfast will feature a buffet full of traditional morning fare along with Christmas selections and a Christmas style candy table. Tickets may be purchased here.

Enjoy this holiday season. If you are interested in buying or selling your coastside home this holiday season don’t hesitate to contact us. The Rain Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San MateoCounty, including areas such as Half Moon BayEl GranadaMoss Beach, Montara, and Pacifica. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority.

 

Add These Home Maintenance Tasks To Your To Do List For November

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

We are well into November. The days are growing shorter and the weather is slightly cooler. Now is the time to do some fall maintenance around your ​coastside home.  If your busy schedule doesn’t allow for upkeep, consider hiring a professional to help.

Here are your November home maintenance tasks.

Fire Alarms & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Make it a point this month to check your fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to see that they are still in working order.  Replace the batteries and test it afterward. Almost a quarter of smoke alarm failures were a result of dead batteries.  If the fire alarms or carbon monoxide detectors in your home are over ten years old replace them completely.

HVAC Service

Have your home’s heating system checked by a professional to make sure it’s running efficiently and safely for when you will need to use it. 

Gutters

With the leaves falling from the trees, the gutters on your coastside home can quickly become clogged.  Remove all leaves, dirt, and debris from your gutters to prevent water from diverting towards your home instead of away from it.

Guest Rooms

The holidays are a busy time and many homeowners have overnight guests. Prepare your guest rooms in your home for those that are coming. Wash linens and give the room a deep cleaning so that your guests feel welcomed.

Yard Maintenance

Rake up any leaves that are in your yard and complete other general yard maintenance during November. Get your yard ready for spring by having it aerated and fertilized.  Prune any small trees and shrubs.

Clean Garage

Fall is the perfect time to clean and organize your garage. Store away summer equipment and clean the floor. Before organizing your garage, familiarize yourself with hazardous chemicals in your garage and the proper way to store them.   

If you are looking to sell your coastal home, we’d love to hear how we can help you with your real estate goals. We can also offer you a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) or your home to advise you what it’s worth. Contact us today via email or give us a call at (650) 888-6903

Don’t Miss The 5th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser For Table Of Plenty HMB

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

Join fellow coastside residents in a fundraiser to benefit the Table of Plenty Half Moon Bay, while enjoying wine with your closest friends. The 5th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser for the Table of Plenty is this Saturday, November 19th. There will be over 25 fine wines from Southern and Northern California, Down Under, Spain/Portugal, Italy, Southern and Northern France, Germany and Austria this year at the event. You’ll have a choice of three to sample.   Additional samples may be purchased before or at the event.  To accompany the wine enjoy the complimentary cheese bar with crackers and other delicious treats. Take advantage of the silent auction which will include items, such as, gift certificates to local shops, coastside dining venues, and local entertainment.   Live music will once again return this year.   Your Wine Tasting Passport can be purchased here for $25.

The Table of Plenty (TOP) Half moon Bay was founded in 2012 by Fr. Charlie Fermeglia in partnership with Clyde Beffa Jr., with their goal being to love one another.  TOP is there to provide a weekly supper to families that are struggling, the elderly, and the homeless on the coastside. Each Thursday volunteers arrive to create a wonderful meal along with a warm inviting experience for those in our community in need.  Volunteers work hard to make the dining environment inviting by adding table cloths, fresh cut flowers, real plates and flatware, as well as music.  Even though San Mateo County is among the top 25 wealthiest in the country, there are one in four individuals in our community at risk for hunger.

All proceeds from the event will go directly towards TOP’s weekly sit-down, beautifully served suppers in a fine restaurant style environment. If you’re free this weekend attend this wonderful fundraiser.

The Rain Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San Mateo County, including areas such as Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Moss Beach, Montara, and Pacifica. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority.

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CA# 01169588 | CA# 01125976 | CA# 01908304
248 Main Street, Suite 200
Half Moon Bay CA 94019
Michael: 650-888-6361
Kathy: 650-888-6903
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Kathy and Michael Rain of Coldwell Banker provides real estate services in the San Mateo County, California area including the surrounding communities: El Granda, Half Moon Bay, Montara, Moss Beach, Pacifica and San Mateo. Search for homes in San Mateo County. We list and sell residential real estate, investment properties, vacant land, lots for sale in the San Mateo County, California area.

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