Open Sat 8.24 from 1-4pm – Wonderul Opportunity to Own in Redwood City

Hello Caton Team Blog Readers!

We have a great opportunity available at 2576 Hopkins Avenue in Redwood City!

Excellent opportunity for spacious home in desirable Mt. Carmel.  These homes are great opportunities on spacious lots.  This expansive home has many custom upgrades and features such as a spacious living room elevated fireplace and insert – ready to add your design!  The remodeled  kitchen is cute with stainless appliances, quartz counters, huge skylight and breakfast bar.  Though in great shape – the best part of home ownership is making your home your own!  You could do a lot with the space!  There is also a large family room with fireplace, picture windows overlooking a lovely backyard.  There is also a separate formal dining room ready for entertaining!  Let’s not forget the master retreat, a huge suite with walk-in closet, jacuzzi tub, shower, skylight, and it opens to a private deck!  The upstairs has an expansive 2nd family room/office area as well.  Private landscaped backyard w/custom bluestone patio, gas fire-pit, waterfall, auto drip irrigation; Oversized 2 car garage with laundry & storage; all dual pane windows, new roof, dual zone heating & A/C, crown moldings, custom drapes with easy access to highway, 101 & 280, and the charming downtown Redwood City.  This home is a canvas waiting for your personal touch.  In the heart of Mt. Carmel – you’d be hard pressed to find a nicer community. 

2576 Hopkins Ave features 4 bedrooms and 4 baths at 3075 SF on a 6446 SF lot.

For photos and all the details visit –  2576 Hopkins Avenue in Redwood City

Contact The Caton Team for a private showing and the disclosure package. 

Call | Text | Sabrina 650.799.4333 | Susan 650.796.0654

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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.

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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“The Caton Team are the best. They are very easy to work with and know what they are doing. Made a very stressful time much easier! I would recommend them to all. First time buyers and people that have sold many times will enjoy working with these wonderful ladies!”

– Chris & Gary

Contact us for a consultation if you’re considering buying or selling real estate.

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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.

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 650-799-4333

Email Info@TheCatonTeam.com

The Caton Team – Susan & Sabrina
A Family of Realtors
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Drysdale Properties

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Having Trouble Sleeping in Your New Home? Try This!

After finally completing the harrowing process of moving, all you’ll probably want to do at the end of the day is settle in your new bedroom for some serious ZZZ’s. But just as you start to doze off you hear a strange noise—not an intruder, but a house sound. It’s weird and unfamiliar. Plus, you can’t turn your brain off, and it keeps wandering over your to-do list.

Adjusting to a new environment takes time, but there are some tricks you can try to settle down in your new home for a good night’s sleep (with no Ambien required).

Tip No. 1: Listen to some tunes

Music can help put your mind at ease. But you need to choose the right type of music to help you fall asleep—and we don’t just mean classical or New Age.

“What you want is a melody with consistency, from beginning to end,” says Michael Tyrrell, a therapeutic music expert. “Instrumental music—sans lyrics, drums, and crescendos—works best.”

Tyrrell recommends playing the music on a loop all night at a low volume. Also, avoid using earbuds, which can (and almost certainly will) fall out.

Tip No. 2: Soundproof your windows

If unwanted noise is a problem, replacing single-pane windows with double- or triple-pane glass can be worth it, but you’ll probably want to hire a pro.

“Window installation involves a certain level of expertise that is way more advanced than your typical home improvement project,” says Lowe’s spokesman Matt Michaels.

If you’re not ready for a complete window overhaul, you can always make some tweaks to your existing windows.

“Replace worn-out weatherstripping, recaulk areas where the caulk has eroded, install storm windows on the outside of the house, and spray a foam insulation where seals aren’t tight,” Michaels advises.

Tip No. 3: Absorb ambient sounds

Sound echoes, so to quell those noises inside your house that are keeping you up at night, celebrity home stager Tori Toth recommends filling your home with accessories that will prevent noise from traveling.

“Hang heavy draperies around the windows or on your walls, and add plush rugs to absorb the sound,” she says.

Vinyl, fiberglass, and wood also have noise-canceling properties, Michaels adds.

Tip No. 4: Turn on a fan

Try blocking unwanted sound by adding your own more familiar sound.

“Even when we sleep, our subconscious mind needs to tune in to something,” says Tyrrell. “If we give our subconscious mind a viable pleasing signal, it is easier to achieve REM sleep.”

It’s white noise, and can come in the form of the motor of a portable fan (that whirring sound is steady and soothing), or even the fan on your air conditioning or heating unit.

“Sometimes, even a familiar distraction from the quiet proves beneficial,” says Tyrrell.

Tip No. 5: Rearrange the furniture

It’s possible to achieve sounder sleep by rearranging your furniture. As obvious as it may seem, sometimes the key to falling asleep is moving your bed far away from the noise.

“Determine where the noise is coming from, then move your bed or couch on the opposite wall,” suggests Toth. “Also try putting furniture on a load-bearing wall, and avoid putting your bed near windows if you live on a busy street.”

Tip No. 6: Throw some shade

Too much light, whether from the morning sun or a nearby street lamp, can disrupt your sleep. The easiest fix is to add some blinds or blackout curtains to your windows. Companies such as Lowe’s offer handy Window Treatments Worksheets to help you record the measurements and additional notes for your windows. You can take these worksheets to the store and find shades or window treatments to fit your needs. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to install, shut out the light, and doze.

Tip No. 7: Focus on water

A dripping faucet is its own special type of sleep-depriving torture, but a Zen indoor fountain or another waterfall installation can provide the soothing sound of running water, Toth says.

“Another option is to adopt some fish and get a fish tank that will filter the water,” she adds. These noises can become a tranquilizing distraction in any environment.

Tip No. 8: Use a sound machine

Simulate the calming sounds of waves, wind, or white noise to mask the ruckus. There are a variety of machines on the market, ranging from inexpensive models like the Conair Sound Therapy Dream Tones (Amazon, $16.95) to the pricey Sound+Sleep model (Amazon, $99.95). The National Sleep Foundation actually recommends the Dohm by Marpac (marpac.com, $49.95), which provides the soothing sound of rushing air to help block ambient noise.

The foundation says noise machines work by reducing the difference between background sounds and a “peak” sound, like a door slamming or a dog barking, giving you a better chance to sleep through it undisturbed.

Tip No. 9: If all else fails, plug it

Earplugs can actually help; while you sleep, the brain continues to register and process sounds. Make sure to find ones that fit your ear without falling out.

Bottom line: Find the best method as soon as possible, because sleep deprivation can quickly ruin positive feelings about your new home. Now, go to bed already!

 

I read this article at: Realtor.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.

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

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Opportunity to Own in El Granada

Heading over to our open house in El Granada this weekend, we were stuck in the 92 traffic just like everyone else.  Then it dawned on me – if I lived at 187 Del Monte Road in El Granada – I’d already be there!

When we did arrive, walking into this home took our breath away.  What a tranquil retreat!  The first floor opens to a gorgeous living room with windows galore.  The ocean spans over the view and touches the sky right in your living room.  To the right is a staircase down to the lower, bedroom and bonus room levels.  The first floor has a totally remodeled kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances.  The gas range is built for a chef!   I could see many a party held in there.  The kitchen opens to the beautiful dinning room with inviting windows and ocean views all around.  There is a half bath and bedroom on the first floor – a great office space.  2 car garage right off the kitchen.

The three bedrooms down stairs are spacious and bright.  The master bedroom is its own suite, with private bath, extra storage, fireplace, cozy seating area and private balcony – looking out at the sea.  Definitely the type of bedroom you’d want to relax in every night. 

The third story below is a great bonus room for working out or a workshop.  Head down the side of the garden to the fire-pit and seating area below – ready to unwind with a glass of wine, some warm blankets and the people you love. 

187 Del Monte Rd has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, high-end finishes and appliances, gorgeously remodeled and ready to call your own.  With ocean views and a deck to soak it all up in – who wouldn’t want to make El Granada home?

Contact The Caton Team for a private showing and the disclosure package. 

Call | Text | Sabrina 650.799.4333 | Susan 650.796.0654

Email |   Info@TheCatonTeam.com

For More Information visit our website at 187 Del Monte in El Granada

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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.

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

Thank you Tavis and Associates & Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Drysdale for sharing your listings with The Caton Team.

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Interest Rates are SUPER LOW – is it time to refinance or buy?

A mortgage refinance can create numerous opportunities for a homeowner. Traditionally, homeowners choose to refinance to secure a lower interest rate or change the terms of the loan. There are other advantages to refinancing, as well, depending on your situation.

Are you ready for a mortgage refinance? Do you know someone else who might be?

Review our personalized refinance checklist below and if you get a “yes” to one or more of these questions, it might be the right time:

  1. Can you lower your interest rate? Mortgage interest rates can fluctuate based on the borrowers financial profile and greater economic influencers. If a rate refinance can get you an interest rate at least 1 percentage point lower than your current interest rate, you could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on mortgage interest.
  1. Has your credit score improved? If you have made your mortgage payments on time, lowered your debt-to-income ratio, and used other credit accounts responsibly, chances are your credit score has improved. A higher credit score can help you refinance into a better loan.
  1. Can you shorten your loan terms? You may have financed your original home purchase with a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, but after a few years you find you might benefit from a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage. Shorter term mortgages tend to have lower interest rates, and a term refinance can help you take advantage of those lower rates.
  1. Do you want to convert from adjustable-rate to fixed-rate or vice versa? The advantages of an adjustable-rate and fixed-rate mortgage vary from homeowner to homeowner. Whether your original mortgage was an adjustable-rate or a fixed-rate, the current interest rate environment may be better suited for the other type.
  1. Do you want to tap into home equity? As home values continue to rise, many homeowners are considering withdrawing home equity to use for home improvements, to pay down debts, or to meet other financial goals. If your home has appreciated in value since its purchase, and you have at least 20% equity in your home, a cash-out refinance or refinance into a Home Equity Line of Credit may be a great option for you.

If you answered “yes” to one or more of the questions above, or you know someone that would, we should talk! Before pursuing a mortgage refinance, it is best to have me review the specific situation to determine whether or not it’s the right move.

The flip side of low interest rates – means the cost to borrow money is down – making the cost of home ownership more reasonable.  A buyer can afford MORE HOUSE when interest rates are down.  The moment rates rise – a buyer will see an adjusted loan amount from their bank – meaning they can afford less house.  Interest rates change daily – the only way to lock into the low rate is to get into contract on a house and buy it. 

With so many facets to cover, The Caton Team prefers to meet our clients face to face so we can determine what is the best course of action for you and your loved ones.  Contact us anytime for a free Real Estate consolation. 

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.


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Looking to Rent a Home in San Carlos?

Available Aug 1, 2019

2220 Howard Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070

3 Bedrooms | 2 baths | 1530 SF Single Family Home | 5401 SF Lot

Clean, bright and sunny. Spanish style home located in a desirable section of San Carlos. Single floor open plan, charming 3 bed 2 bath home with some updates yet retaining original character. Close to shops on Laurel Street and beyond, park and recreation facilities, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, extra large master bedroom with double closets, spacious secluded backyard with deck seating. Prefer no pets.

For further details, photos and PRICE visit 2220 Howard Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070

For a private showing please contact The Caton Team

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

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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.

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

Thank you Max Reinhardt and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties for letting us share your listing.  MLS# ml81762722

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


 

There are a Hundred Different Reasons Why You Don’t Need a Realtor, but there is Only One Reason Why You Do.

The internet revolutionized many different business while the iPhone was a total game changer in Real Estate.  Mobile Real Estate apps changed how buyers and seller behaved.  Tech opened the door to more information and made it readably available with the greatest of ease. 

There are a hundred different reasons why you don’t need a Realtor, but there is only one reason why you do – Realtors know how to negotiate Real Estate.

The Caton Team Realtors prides ourselves on how we negotiate Real Estate.  We do so with the highest level of care and consideration.  We believe, buying and selling Real Estate is a meeting of the minds, not a twisting of the arm. 

If you’re a looking to buy your own home or invest – you need a Realtor to help you craft the best offer, to walk you through – not only the disclosures – but through the property with the inspectors.  It is important to The Caton Team that our clients understand what they are undertaking. 

If you are selling your home, you need a Realtor who will take that same level of care in preparing the disclosures for your home while meeting with the inspectors, tradesmen and stagers in order to present your home in the best light for optimum results.  We make it easy to work with us – so it’s easy on you.

Whether buying or selling you need a Realtor who will negotiate on your behalf, with your goals and budget inline.  Instead of telling you all what we can do – we’d rather sit down with you face to face and discuss your goals, wants and needs. 

Each client has a unique situation and budget – The Caton Team believes with an open line of communication – we can handle anything. Wouldn’t you want to work with a Realtor team, with over 35 years of combined, local Real Estate Experience?  Because we would love to earn your trust and your business.

The Caton Team believes in order to be successful in the Bay Area 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? 

The next time you’re standing outside of a house you want or sitting at your dining room decided if you should sell now or not – reach out to The Caton Team – a trusted Real Estate team who has lived and worked through various different markets and are able to help you make the best decision for yourself and your family.  

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.

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