For Sale – 2600 Belmont Canyon Road, Belmont

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For Sale – 2600 Belmont Canyon Road, Belmont

Built in 1973, this home features 4 beds, 3 full baths and one half bath with 2860 sf of Living Space on a 8102 sf Lot.

WOW – and the views!  The open beam, vaulted ceilings really makes the  open kitchen, living, dining room combo spacious.  The wall of glass brings the beautiful views and the outdoors in, making a cozy day by the fire even better.  Updated kitchen with light colored maple cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher and gas oven range make cooking at home a breeze.  A tastefully updated baths with a spa touch, a fun master bath with check tiles and the deck runs the length of the home and connects  3 of the bedrooms to the deck with sliding glass doors bringing light into each space.  But wait – there is a downstairs ADU unit – perfect for multi generational living or some extra income.  The downstairs units has a kitchenette, fireplace, eating area and separate entrance.  Large garage and a full basement for storage round out this lovely home.  Breathtaking views, open floor plan, skylights,

For more info and photos visit : 2600 Belmont Canyon Road, Belmont

For a private showing contact The Caton Team

Call | Text | Sabrina 650.799.4333 | Susan 650.796.0654

Email |   Info@TheCatonTeam.com

Got Real Estate Questions?   The Caton Team is here to help.

We strive to be more than just Realtors – we are also your home resource. If you have any real estate questions, concerns, need a referral or some guidance – we are here for you. Contact us at your convenience – we are but a call, text or click away!

The Caton Team believes, in order to be successful in the San Fransisco | Peninsula | Bay Area | Silicon Valley Real Estate Market we have to think and act differently. We do this by positioning our clients in the strongest light, representing them with the utmost integrity, while strategically maneuvering through negotiations and contracts. Together we make dreams come true.  How can The Caton Team help you?

A mother and daughter-in-law team with over 35 years of combined, local Real Estate experience and knowledge – would’t you like The Caton Team to represent you? Let us know how we can be of service. Contact us any time.

Call | Text | Sabrina 650.799.4333 | Susan 650.796.0654

Email |   Info@TheCatonTeam.com

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5 Low-Maintenance Houseplants for a Healthier Home

Lately, there have been many studies exploring the benefits of spending time outside in nature, but did you know you can also gain many of those benefits – and more – by bringing plants into your home? Houseplants not only freshen the air in your home, but they can also help remove harmful toxins from the air. The calming influence of plants can help you concentrate and improve your memory. Plants and flowers can also make you happier and heal faster. Here are five easy-to-grow houseplants that have the added benefit of being great air filters.

Calathea

Calathea

Also known as the “peacock plant,” this popular houseplant, which has many varieties, is known for its wide colorful leaves. Calathea do well with limited water and low light, but will not tolerate lots of direct light.

Chinese Evergreen

Chinese Evergreen

This highly decorative houseplant comes in a range of color variations–dark to light green, silver, yellow, and red. While it does well in low light, the Chinese Evergreen doesn’t like cold temps and needs to be kept moist. Note: Toxic to humans and pets when ingested.

Pothos

Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)

These versatile plants come in a wide variety of patterns and colors. Very tolerant to low light, Pothos needs watering only once per week. These houseplants die if you overdo it with the watering can. Note: Toxic to humans and pets when ingested.

Snake Plant

Snake Plant

Like its namesake, the snake plant loves to bask in the light and needs very little water. Let these plants completely dry out between waterings and give them good drainage – the roots will rot if kept damp. Mildly toxic to humans and pets if ingested.

Spider Plant

Spider Plant

Although they look delicate, these tough plants can grow in a wide range of conditions. If you want this plant to thrive, it likes bright light, good drainage, and a chance to dry out between waterings.

As noted, some of these houseplants (and other common houseplants such as ivy and lilies) are toxic to humans and pets. If you have small children, or dogs or cats that like to nibble on greens, you might want to pass on some of these, or consider hanging plants. If you have other indoor plants you like, and want to check to see if they are safe, check out the ASPCA searchable list of plants poisonous to pets.

 

I read this article at: HERE

Got Real Estate Questions?   The Caton Team is here to help.

We strive to be more than just Realtors – we are also your home resource. If you have any real estate questions, concerns, need a referral or some guidance – we are here for you. Contact us at your convenience – we are but a call, text or click away!

The Caton Team believes, in order to be successful in the San Fransisco | Peninsula | Bay Area | Silicon Valley Real Estate Market we have to think and act differently. We do this by positioning our clients in the strongest light, representing them with the utmost integrity, while strategically maneuvering through negotiations and contracts. Together we make dreams come true.

A mother and daughter-in-law team with over 35 years of combined, local Real Estate experience and knowledge – would’t you like The Caton Team to represent you? Let us know how we can be of service. Contact us any time.

Call | Text | Sabrina 650.799.4333 | Susan 650.796.0654

Email |   Info@TheCatonTeam.com

 

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A Family of Realtors
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Historically Low Interest Rates

I feel like I’ve said this a few times — but history is always in the making.  Right now I’m seeing historically low interest rates!  As low as 3% — 4% — that is some affordable money!

What does this mean?  If interest rates are low — the cost of borrowing money is low — meaning you can borrow more money – IE a larger loan — for the same monthly rate that you did before with a higher rate and a smaller loan.  So your purchase power goes UP because the cost of borrowing went down.  But don’t wait too long.  Interest rates adjust daily and until you’re in contract and have locked your rate — they might as well be birds on a wire.

The market cools each Fall and if the Feds maintain this low interest rate — we’re looking at some great buying opportunities.  Right now the San Francisco Peninsula has excess inventory, homes that didn’t sell in the first two weeks are getting lost in the shuffle and as a result — dropping their price to get new eyes in the door.

Don’t wait for a price reduction to get the home you want — just contact The Caton Team and let us work our magic. 

Oh – and if you already own a home — it’s time to take a look at your loan and see how much you can save with a refi.

If you need a great lender to chat with — contact The Caton Team and we’ll put you in touch with our amazing team of lenders! 

 

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Got Real Estate Questions?   The Caton Team is here to help.

We strive to be more than just Realtors – we are also your home resource. If you have any real estate questions, concerns, need a referral or some guidance – we are here for you. Contact us at your convenience – we are but a call, text or click away!

The Caton Team believes, in order to be successful in the San Fransisco | Peninsula | Bay Area | Silicon Valley Real Estate Market we have to think and act differently. We do this by positioning our clients in the strongest light, representing them with the utmost integrity, while strategically maneuvering through negotiations and contracts. Together we make dreams come true.  How can The Caton Team help you?

A mother and daughter-in-law team with over 35 years of combined, local Real Estate experience and knowledge – would’t you like The Caton Team to represent you? Let us know how we can be of service. Contact us any time.

Call | Text | Sabrina 650.799.4333 | Susan 650.796.0654

Email |   Info@TheCatonTeam.com

The Caton Team – Susan & Sabrina
A Family of Realtors
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What can we do for you?

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Drysdale Properties

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REAL EATS – Romolo’s Cannoli San Mateo

REAL EATS – The beat on where to eat!

Hello! Thank you for reading REAL EATS.  On our next adventure we visit…. Romolo’s Cannoli in San Mateo!

OMG!  This is the best cannoli in the Bay Area.  Hands down.  If you know a better cannoli – call me – we should have a cannoli taste-off!  They also have amazing, homemade ice cream and more!  This is a family owned ice cream / cannoli factory – it’s been here since I was a kid and I hope it is there for years to come.  Please go enjoy!

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THEIR WEBSITE | MY YELP REVIEW | Their YELP PAGE | MY YELP BOOKMARKS | MY YELP PAGE

Photos of my Reviews on Instagram: The Caton Team Instagram

If you’re thinking – what I’m thinking – maybe you want to live near Romolo’s – check out HOMES FOR SALE in San Mateo

Follow The Caton Team Blog – The Real Estate Beat, visit our Website – The Caton Team to start your own home search.  Read our Testimonials to get to know us or simply reach out – Call | Text Sabrina 650.799.4333 | Email  Info@TheCatonTeam.com.

The Caton Team does not receive any compensation for any posts, we use YELP for ease of use.  All restaurant reviews are unsolicited and unpaid. Photos of dishes and edites are my own. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Third party information not verified.

Got Real Estate Questions?   The Caton Team is here to help.

We strive to be more than just Realtors – we are also your home resource. If you have any real estate questions, concerns, need a referral or some guidance – we are here for you. Contact us at your convenience – we are but a call, text or click away!

The Caton Team believes, in order to be successful in the San Fransisco | Peninsula | Bay Area | Silicon Valley Real Estate Market we have to think and act differently. We do this by positioning our clients in the strongest light, representing them with the utmost integrity, while strategically maneuvering through negotiations and contracts. Together we make dreams come true.

A mother and daughter-in-law team with over 35 years of combined, local Real Estate experience and knowledge – would’t you like The Caton Team to represent you? Let us know how we can be of service. Contact us any time.

Call | Text |Sabrina 650.799.4333|Susan 650.796.0654|Email Info@TheCatonTeam.com

The Caton Team – Susan & Sabrina
A Family of Realtors
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What can we do for you?

The Caton Team Testimonials | The Caton Team Blog – The Real Estate Beat | TheCatonTeam.com | Facebook | Instagram | HomeSnap | Pintrest | LinkedIN Sabrina | LinkedIN Susan

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Drysdale Properties

DRE # |Sabrina 01413526 | Susan 01238225 | Team 70000218 |Office 01499008

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For Sale – 462 Sapphire Street – Redwood City

For Sale – 462 Sapphire Street – Redwood City

Built in 1949 – this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home till maintains it’s charm.  The living area is about 1690 sf on a 6229 sf lot.

Enter the traditional living room with arched, brick fire place and hardwood floors.  The arched entry ways are so on point.  The breeze way book shelf opens light into the hall while still defining the space.  I have to say – I love the built in storage in this home — so en temp with the age of the home.  Formal Dining room, cute as a button, blast from the past kitchen with vintage tile and gas oven range and dishwasher.  The best part of the kitchen — it as a breakfast nook and pantry!  The baths are vintage, a blast from the past.  There is a laundry room as well.  Located on the corner of James and Sapphire this lot as ample elbow room with a great, enclosed patio off the living and bedroom areas.  The home has plantation shutters, hardwood floors, dual pane windows in all rooms with the Master bedroom opening out to the patio.  Oversized 2 car garage, with automatic doors and storage.  WELL water for easy irrigation.  This home is a great opportunity to own the High School Acres area of Redwood CIty – close to freeways, downtown Redwood City restaurants, shopping, movies and more!

For more info and photos click – 462 Sapphire Street – Redwood City

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Got Real Estate Questions?   The Caton Team is here to help.

We strive to be more than just Realtors – we are also your home resource. If you have any real estate questions, concerns, need a referral or some guidance – we are here for you. Contact us at your convenience – we are but a call, text or click away!

The Caton Team believes, in order to be successful in the San Fransisco | Peninsula | Bay Area | Silicon Valley Real Estate Market we have to think and act differently. We do this by positioning our clients in the strongest light, representing them with the utmost integrity, while strategically maneuvering through negotiations and contracts. Together we make dreams come true.  How can The Caton Team help you?

A mother and daughter-in-law team with over 35 years of combined, local Real Estate experience and knowledge – would’t you like The Caton Team to represent you? Let us know how we can be of service. Contact us any time.

Call | Text | Sabrina 650.799.4333 | Susan 650.796.0654

Email |   Info@TheCatonTeam.com

The Caton Team – Susan & Sabrina
A Family of Realtors
Effective. Efficient. Responsive.
What can we do for you?

The Caton Team Testimonials | The Caton Team Blog – The Real Estate Beat | TheCatonTeam.com | Facebook | Instagram | HomeSnap | Pintrest | LinkedIN Sabrina | LinkedIN Susan

Want Real Estate Info on the Go?  Download our FREE Real Estate App:  Mobile Real Estate by The Caton Team

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Drysdale Properties

DRE # |Sabrina 01413526 | Susan 01238225 | Team 70000218 |Office 01499008

The Caton Team does not receive compensation for any posts.  Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Third party information not verified.


 

Enjoy Your Deck Beyond the Summer Months

Decks and patios should be more than a summer space. With a little maintenance, creativity and planning you can create an outside area to enjoy throughout the seasons.

Maintenance

cleaning your deckThe summer season can be drying for natural wood decks. Now’s the time to take care of any maintenance before the rainy season arrives. Check to see if any repairs are needed, such as split boards, nail heads, etc. After repairing, clean and wash your deck thoroughly and re-seal or stain if needed. Water-based products can offer easier cleanup and less odor while oil-based products tend to penetrate deeper and last longer.

If you have a composite deck, follow the manufacturer’s instructions on cleaning. If a deck-wash is recommended, be sure to rinse thoroughly so no residue is left behind.

Concrete patios need care too! Thoroughly clean the surface with mild dish soap and water. If stained, check you local home improvement store for concrete cleaning product recommendations. Once the surface is clean consider applying the protection of a colored or clear concrete sealer.

Replace and Refresh

potted plantsRenew your outdoor space for the cooler months by changing out accessories and plants. With fall settling in and winter just ahead, table umbrellas can be put away and replaced with colorful arrangements of pumpkins and gourds. Replace summer annuals with hearty seasonal blooms. Some good choices are flowering cabbage and kale, ornamental grasses, pansies and chrysanthemums. Add decorative pots with shrubs like English holly, boxwood and dwarf evergreens to carry into the frosty winter season.

Create an Inviting Space

firepit on a deckFirepits and firebowls are a nice focal point for gathering and warmth. Replace weathered or faded cushions with fresh, bold seasonal colors. The right cushions can make the difference in comfort as well as beauty. Use colorful outdoor rugs and weatherproof pillows to bring the indoors out. Keep a basket or container with cozy blankets handy when entertaining.

If you don’t have the space for a firepit, portable gas heaters come in many sizes, including tabletop. In smaller spaces, try creating a conversation area with flameless candles and lanterns. Add strings of electric or battery-powered lights for interest and sparkle. Think colorful and cozy. A smaller deck or patio can be the most inviting and easiest to maintain and update. Once you’ve created your comfortable outdoor space, fill your favorite mug, grab a cozy blanket, and enjoy the beautiful colors and fresh air.

I read this article at: HERE

Got Real Estate Questions?   The Caton Team is here to help.

We strive to be more than just Realtors – we are also your home resource. If you have any real estate questions, concerns, need a referral or some guidance – we are here for you. Contact us at your convenience – we are but a call, text or click away!

The Caton Team believes, in order to be successful in the San Fransisco | Peninsula | Bay Area | Silicon Valley Real Estate Market we have to think and act differently. We do this by positioning our clients in the strongest light, representing them with the utmost integrity, while strategically maneuvering through negotiations and contracts. Together we make dreams come true.

A mother and daughter-in-law team with over 35 years of combined, local Real Estate experience and knowledge – would’t you like The Caton Team to represent you? Let us know how we can be of service. Contact us any time.

Call | Text | Sabrina 650.799.4333 | Susan 650.796.0654

Email |   Info@TheCatonTeam.com

 

The Caton Team – Susan & Sabrina
A Family of Realtors
Effective. Efficient. Responsive.
What can we do for you?

The Caton Team Testimonials | The Caton Team Blog – The Real Estate Beat | TheCatonTeam.com | Facebook | Instagram | HomeSnap | Pintrest | LinkedIN Sabrina | LinkedIN Susan

Want Real Estate Info on the Go?  Download our FREE Real Estate App:  Mobile Real Estate by The Caton Team

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Drysdale Properties

DRE # |Sabrina 01413526 | Susan 01238225 | Team 70000218 |Office 01499008

The Caton Team does not receive compensation for any posts.  Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Third party information not verified.

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Where is this Real Estate Market Headed?

Where is this Real Estate Market Headed?  That is the hottest topic in Real Estate today!  

I just found a great article keepingcurrentmatters.com – that took several surveys to give us something to chew on.  The below image takes those surveys and shows us some different values. 

It is interesting to see the forecast for each model.  Just know Real Estate goes up and down, we’ve reached our 10 years mark since the crash – we’ve seen massive market healing but now – are we at the top?

Real Estate has and always will be a long term investment.  It goes up and down over the years.  Yes, in hot markets it feels like you can buy and flip in two weeks but that market is in the past now.  For most of 2019 and staring in Fall of 2018 – The Caton Team saw a change in the market.  Here on the San Francisco Peninsula – we are in a Buyers Market!  Now – let’s be real – well priced homes, in good areas are going to warranty more actively.  I hosted a well priced duplex this weekend and they have an offer date set after four days on the market.  It’s the first offer date I’ve seen in a while.  But that price and location – makes it a hot market.

However, as hot as new listings are – don’t forget to look at older inventory.  If a home is on the market over the Fall and Holidays it is because it has to sell – giving buyers a great opportunity. 

So where is the market going?  How about we ask you a different question? Where are you going?  Do you want to make Silicon Valley your home?  Do you work here, love what you do and want to earn some equity instead of wasting money on rent?  Do you think prices are so high – you can’t buy – have you considered house hacks or co-investing.  If you see the vaule if Real Estate no matter where we are in the Real Estate High Low cycle – then you know – now is a great time to buy.

With so much conflicting information out there, making the right decision can be daunting.  If you have some questions or just want to bounce around idea – give The Caton Team a call.  We’re not here to sell you a house – but we are here to help you invest in your future. 

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I read this article at: keepingcurrentmatters.com

Got Real Estate Questions?   The Caton Team is here to help.

We strive to be more than just Realtors – we are also your home resource. If you have any real estate questions, concerns, need a referral or some guidance – we are here for you. Contact us at your convenience – we are but a call, text or click away!

The Caton Team believes, in order to be successful in the San Fransisco | Peninsula | Bay Area | Silicon Valley Real Estate Market we have to think and act differently. We do this by positioning our clients in the strongest light, representing them with the utmost integrity, while strategically maneuvering through negotiations and contracts. Together we make dreams come true.  How can The Caton Team help you?

A mother and daughter-in-law team with over 35 years of combined, local Real Estate experience and knowledge – would’t you like The Caton Team to represent you? Let us know how we can be of service. Contact us any time.

Call | Text | Sabrina 650.799.4333 | Susan 650.796.0654

Email |   Info@TheCatonTeam.com

The Caton Team – Susan & Sabrina
A Family of Realtors
Effective. Efficient. Responsive.
What can we do for you?

The Caton Team Testimonials | The Caton Team Blog – The Real Estate Beat | TheCatonTeam.com | Facebook | Instagram | HomeSnap | Pintrest | LinkedIN Sabrina | LinkedIN Susan

Want Real Estate Info on the Go?  Download our FREE Real Estate App:  Mobile Real Estate by The Caton Team

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Drysdale Properties

DRE # |Sabrina 01413526 | Susan 01238225 | Team 70000218 |Office 01499008

The Caton Team does not receive compensation for any posts.  Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Third party information not verified.