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Buyers find time is of the Essence in Half Moon Bay

Marian S Bennett

The Spring market got a later start this year.  I expected more listings to come on the market mid-February to mid-March.  In fact, most of Spring's homes for sale hit around the same time - mid April.  To get a sense of how fast houses are selling this season, I ran some simple numbers. The PERCEPTION is that they are flying off the market. I split the sales in the last 60 days into two groups - 1) Under One Million dollars asking price and 2) Over...

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One Local’s Perspective on Mavericks

Marian S Bennett

                    Local celebrity, bravery, celebration and respect.  This is what Mavericks - the word, the place and the contest means to me. First year I was asked this question by one or both children: Child:  “Mom, I can’t go to school today.”   Mom:  “Why?” Child:  “It’s Mavericks day and I have to go!” Mom:  “No, you have to go to school.” A couple of years later: Child:  “Mom, It’s Mavericks today.” Mom:  “What are you thinking about that?" Child:  “I’ll find out what everyone else is doing and let you...

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Half Moon Bay Schools Receive Grants 2015-2016

Non-profit, Cabrillo Education Foundation just announced the Half Moon Bay schools and programs to be given $163,000 in grants for the 2015-2016 school year.  CEF has now funded more than $1,000,000 to Coastside public schools, according to current CEF President, Deb Hedger. Per David Casentini and Keith Cernak, the CEF board members and task members received and evaluated late last year a large number of grant applications presented to CEF for programs that supplement the District’s core programs, and that focus on the primary mission and strategies of...

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State of SF Bay Area Market |January 2015

Guest Post from Coldwell Banker's Bay Area President:  San Francisco Bay Area Housing Inventory Continues to Drop as New Year Begins Happy New Year! As 2015 gets underway, the Bay Area housing market continues to see a precipitous drop in homes for sale. Some of this decline is to be expected given the normal seasonal slowdown over the holidays and into January. Tradition has sellers thinking about listing after the Super Bowl. But nonetheless, the scarce inventory we're seeing around the Bay...

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Perfect Presents| Nov-Dec 2014

Marian S Bennett

You will be so happy shopping HALF MOON BAY this Holiday Season.  Our local business owners carry such fun and unique treasures every year.  Here are the shopping events around the Coastside, that I know of, between this weekend and December 22.  In addition, I'm sharing a few of my favorite local spots to check out while you're in the spirit.  Happy Shopping! FRI 11/21 through SUN 12/7 - CAL Holiday BazaART at Coastal Arts League and Museum.  Zaballa Square, 300 Main Street, Half Moon Bay. Added 11/21: ...

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Paying It Forward | Chat with Peter Finch

It is November 2014 and I'm excited to bring you this video-post.  My business brings me into the lives of many interesting people all the time!  One of those people is a Coastside resident who I introduce in this video about "paying it forward" - my theme for this month.  I had so much fun doing this - with the help of my right hand person, Theresa.  This is my first DIY video adventure - my  hope is that you enjoy the message. My Guest is Peter...

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Gardener’s Advantage

Marian S Bennett

We are thinking about Fall planting - in between enjoying summer!  Get a head start here on what you can plant to encourage good bugs and keep away the "pests", while supporting best practices for water use.   August 2014 tips from local gardening expert Jack McKinnon "The Garden Coach".  His nine tips this month acknowledge our drought and how to balance beauty, fun and conservation.  #7 is my favorite "Rather than complain about the drought (or anything else for that matter),...

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Coastsiders Begin Online Conversations

Marian S Bennett

Our Coastside is a blend of "native Coastsiders" going back several generations, new Bay Area transferees who have discovered that our communities are not that far from work and yet feel a world away, and everything in between. The local government and community meetings typically see a handful of attendees.  Many people share their real opinions while running into friends and neighbors around town.  Now there is a new way to share ideas, form support groups of like-minded people, and move local initiatives forward. Over the last few...

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