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KILL THE clutter

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

There’s a reason REALTORS® always advise home sellers to remove all clutter when selling their homes: The difference is remarkable. The clutter-free home often looks like a new one entirely, and homeowners even wonder how their home could look that good.

You don’t have to wait to sell your home to make it look better. Plus, clutter can physically and mentally stress us out. By breaking your decluttering down into five-minute sessions, you can slowly conquer your clutter.

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits offers some ways to start:

  • Designate a spot for incoming papers, and don’t put them anywhere but that spot until you can sort and file them.
  • Clear one area and designate it your “no-clutter” zone. There is one rule for that area: Nothing can be placed there that’s not actually in use. Everything must be put way. Once you have that, expand to more areas.
  • Pick up five things and find places for them. These should be things you actually use, but which don’t have a good spot to live.
  • Pull everything out of a drawer, evaluate it and sort it into three piles: stuff that really goes in the drawer, stuff that belongs elsewhere and stuff to ditch.
  • Create a “maybe” box. When you’re organizing, you often know exactly which items you want to keep and which you can trash or donate. But sometimes there are items you can’t trash, and yet you’re not sure what to do with them. Put them in the “maybe” box and pull it out every six months to re-evaluate.
  • Keep it going: After you’ve decluttered, don’t get tempted to buy new things. Instead, create a 30-day list and put any non-essential items you want to buy on it along with the date. If an item has sat on the list for 30 days and you still want to buy it, you can.

The Rain Team is here to help you with all of your real estate needs. Contact us today to see how we can help.

Going to school on home values: What's the connection?

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

 


San Mateo County Real Estate Report

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

Below is the most recent San Mateo County Market Report summarizing recent real estate activity. 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 know. We are happy to help you feel free to contact us at 650-888-6903.


Status MLS ID Address City Bed Bath(F/P)* List Price DOM
Active ML81669892 615 Mill ST HALF MOON BAY   -/- $4,999,888 14
Active ML81670468 248 Main ST HALF MOON BAY   -/- $3,500,000 9
Active ML81653869 800 Harmony WAY PACIFICA   -/- $2,499,000 57
Active ML81668164 2171 Saint Andrews RD HALF MOON BAY 4 3/1 $2,398,000 27
Active ML81669200 475 Magellan AVE HALF MOON BAY 5 4/1 $2,275,000 17
Active ML81652141 2191 Bayhill CT HALF MOON BAY 4 3/1 $2,048,888 70
Active ML81654807 200 Harmony WAY PACIFICA   -/- $2,039,000 51
Active ML81670127 313 Princeton AVE EL GRANADA   -/- $2,000,000 12
Active ML81669740 481 Miramar DR HALF MOON BAY 3 4/1 $1,899,000 14
Active ML81669165 320 Saint Andrews LN HALF MOON BAY 3 3/- $1,550,000 17
Active ML81669206 693 Terrace AVE HALF MOON BAY 3 2/1 $1,495,000 17
Active ML81669973 226 7th ST MONTARA 1 1/- $1,450,000 13
Active ML81640456 654 Isabella AVE EL GRANADA 4 2/1 $1,425,000 125
Active ML81669911 428 5th ST MONTARA 5 3/- $1,400,000 13
Active ML81652485 132 Mckinney AVE PACIFICA 3 3/0 $1,395,000 61
Active ML81598879 2205 Higgins Canyon RD HALF MOON BAY 4 3/- $1,375,000 354
Active ML81668794 415 Antoinette LN HALF MOON BAY 5 2/- $1,295,000 21
Active ML81670206 33 Le Havre PL HALF MOON BAY 5 3/- $1,275,000 10
Active ML81668919 220 Myrtle ST HALF MOON BAY 3 2/- $1,259,000 20
Active ML81654286 1200 Sunshine Valley RD MONTARA 4 2/1 $1,249,000 55
Active ML81670991 1639 Toledo CT PACIFICA 3 2/- $1,185,000 6
Active ML81649197 2200 Cabrillo Hwy S. HALF MOON BAY 3 2/- $1,150,000 88
Active ML81669103 415 The Alameda EL GRANADA 3 2/- $1,150,000 19
Active ML81647792 550 El Granada EL GRANADA 3 3/- $1,090,000 98
Active ML81668852 857 Big Bend DR PACIFICA 4 3/- $1,060,000 20
Active ML81671153 944 Lincoln PL PACIFICA 4 2/1 $1,050,000 3
Active ML81670848 95 Kathleen CT PACIFICA 5 3/- $999,999 6
Active ML81497495 1 Summit RD MONTARA   -/- $999,999 729
Active ML81670554 1468 Crespi DR PACIFICA 3 2/- $998,000 8
Active ML81670004 1132 Banyan WAY PACIFICA 3 2/- $975,000 13
Active ML81670032 322 Pacific AVE PACIFICA 4 1/1 $925,950 13
Active ML81670188 1154 Grand Teton DR PACIFICA 3 2/- $899,995 2
Active ML81670106 762 Prairie Creek DR PACIFICA 4 2/- $895,000 12
Active ML81670564 544 Dolphin DR PACIFICA 3 2/- $850,000 8
Active ML81670589 652 Poplar ST HALF MOON BAY 2 1/- $825,000 8
Active ML81669619 347 Manor DR PACIFICA 3 2/0 $799,000 15
Active ML81670666 263 Pacific AVE PACIFICA 3 1/- $799,000 6
Active ML81670728 140 Berendos AVE PACIFICA 1 1/- $780,000 7
Active ML81667195 211 Naomi AVE PACIFICA 2 2/- $780,000 35
Active ML81671163 723 Edgemar AVE PACIFICA 3 1/- $749,000 3
Active ML81671202 140 Amesport LNDG HALF MOON BAY 2 2/- $659,000 3
Active ML81669316 4100 N Cabrillo HWY #308 HALF MOON BAY   1/- $650,000 17
Active ML81671168 400 Laurel AVE HALF MOON BAY 2 2/- $595,000 3
Active ML81668879 475 Pine AVE HALF MOON BAY 2 2/- $589,000 20
Active ML81645435 O FERDINAND AVE EL GRANADA   -/- $415,000 113
Active ML81631366 1241 Birch ST MONTARA   -/- $399,999 260
Active ML81668182 0 Edison MONTARA   -/- $375,000 27
Active ML81671001 0 Dolores HALF MOON BAY   -/- $255,000 6
Active ML81641091 000 LAND ONLY PACIFICA   -/- $189,000 145
Active ML81643312 LS of 1501 Terra Nova PACIFICA   -/- $160,000 128
Active ML81669055 622 6th AVE PACIFICA 2 2/- $89,000 19
Active ML81670760 0 Off 0 Everglades PACIFICA   -/- $50,000 7
Active ML81671127 445 Esplanade AVE PACIFICA 1 1/- $2,175 4
Contingent ML81612278 1 Picardo Ranch PACIFICA   -/- $4,500,000 331
Contingent ML81631629 331 Kelly AVE HALF MOON BAY 3 2/- $2,300,000 258
Contingent ML81650159 2291 Winged Foot RD HALF MOON BAY 4 3/- $1,700,000 83
Contingent ML81652476 261 Bayhill RD HALF MOON BAY 4 3/- $1,678,950 69
Contingent ML81669203 412 Valdez AVE HALF MOON BAY 4 3/1 $1,675,000 17
Contingent ML81670440 231 Dolores ST EL GRANADA 3 2/1 $1,299,000 9
Contingent ML81668824 1545 Adobe DR PACIFICA 3 2/- $875,000 21
Contingent ML81667639 329B Kelly AVE HALF MOON BAY 2 1/- $849,000 31
Contingent ML81653049 510 Cypress AVE MOSS BEACH 2 1/0 $799,999 56
Contingent ML81667633 Parcel-3 Kelly AVE HALF MOON BAY   -/- $799,000 31
Contingent ML81669881 516 Manor DR PACIFICA 3 1/- $798,888 14
Contingent ML81667630 Parcel 2 Kelly HALF MOON BAY   -/- $749,000 31
Contingent ML81667626 Parcel 1 Kelly AVE HALF MOON BAY   -/- $749,000 31
Contingent ML81668614 208 Palmetto AVE PACIFICA 2 2/- $699,950 22
Contingent ML81645019 000 West Point AVE EL GRANADA   -/- $689,500 116
Contingent ML81646086 0 Sunshine VLY MOSS BEACH   -/- $425,000 108
Contingent ML81629102 00 Palmetto AVE PACIFICA   -/- $400,000 281
Contingent ML81655381 108 Creekside DR HALF MOON BAY 3 2/- $399,000 48
Contingent ML81644356 648 Isabella AVE EL GRANADA   -/- $275,000 120
Contingent ML81614100 7 Sand Dunes CT HALF MOON BAY 2 1/- $214,900 318
Average       3 2/1 $1,151,946 66
High       5 4/1 $4,999,888 729
Low       1 1/1 $2,175 2

 

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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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