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Paul’s Picks – Fourth Week of February 2017


Welcome to Paul’s Picks, a weekly segment where Paul showcases some the best deals on the market here in the Peninsula. From single-family homes and condos to 2-4 units and large apartments complexes even vacant lots. Paul closely and constantly monitors a wide arrange of product types seeking out the market opportunity that you might not have thought about. If you would like to discuss a property in more detail or find out about other properties that may fit your needs better please give me a call at (650) 348-2020.


Paul’s Pick #1 – 812 North Humboldt Street – San Mateo (Call for more details)

812-n-humboldt-streetFor my first pick this week, I have 812 North Humboldt Street in San Mateo. This nearly 2000-square foot 3-bedroom 2 1/2-bath Spanish revival home resides on a 7600-square foot lot and is part of San Mateo’s historic Hollywood Row subdivision. Listed for just under a million dollars, you have to be thinking yourself “Paul, what’s the catch?” Well there’s no secret here. You do compromise on location; North Humboldt is a busy street. Your neighbor is a condo complex in San Mateo’s superior courthouse. However, I am a firm believer in that there’s a home for everybody and a body for every home. So, if you’re willing to compromise on location to get a larger home and expecting a larger lot, you need to check out North Humboldt Street. Despite its slightly flawed location, I still think it is a great value.



Paul’s Pick #2 – 1616 Chestnut Street – San Carlos [click here for more]


My second pick this week, I have 1616 Chestnut Street in San Carlos. I really like the home’s Spanish influences throughout, surprise-surprise, in the large inner courtyard, ideal for entertaining. Almost gives you that “Eichler-esk” indoor-outdoor feel. But I really want to talk about that neighborhood in general. I have always been a big fan of San Carlos with Laurel Street downtown area, in the White Oaks neighborhood in particular, with its proximity to downtown and Burton Park. And if you’re a Burlingame buyer, getting frustrated with the low inventory levels, you need to include this neighborhood in your search. Very comfortable in Burlingame, with slight discount on price.


Paul’s Pick #3 – 629 30th Avenue – San Mateo [click here for more]

6-misty-harbor-courtFor my final pick this week, I have 629 30th Avenue in San Mateo. Now a 4-bedroom 2-bathroom of this size and condition, listed for under a million-four in this neighborhood really sells itself, so why this is a Paul’s Pick is because the sellers are already in contract with their next home, meaning they are motivated. So, don’t sit around and wait for an offer date. Write a good clean strong offer today, and this home will be yours before the open house.


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