4th of July – The Hula-Hoop Connection

Real Estate SearchGrowing up in the small Menlo Park neighborhood of Felton Gables, 4th of July was a big deal.  A really big deal! We had the greatest neighborhood party – all the kids would gather at our house to make homemade ice cream, then run home to decorate themselves and their bikes for the parade.  We had face painting, games, hula-hoop competitions and neighbors coming together to support each other, cook for each other and celebrate our country and our neighborhood. It goes without saying that 1976 was the biggest one of them all.

It was pretty idyllic.Read More

Online Mortgage Solutions – A Q&A With My Mortgage Banker

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There’s no shortage of tech solutions when it comes to finding a mortgage.  If you live on the Peninsula, you’ve likely seen the Caltrain wrapped in SoFi advertising and Rocket Mortgages (owned by Quicken Loans,) seems to be advertising on TV every other commercial.  These, along with their main competitors Lenda and Guaranteed Rate, are great resources for home buyers. But are they the best way to go about procuring an actual mortgage?Read More