Lisa Karson

Cypress Inn at Miramar Beach in Half Moon Bay!


Cypress Inn Hotel on Miramar Beach


My favorite weekend getaway is the Cypress Inn at Miramar Beach. My husband and I like to go their to get away but still be close to home. We book an ocean view room and like to sit on the balcony and enjoy theCypress Inn B&B At Miramar Beach sound of the ocean. We walk along the ocean to the miramar restaurant for dinner.  The Cypress Inn has unique rooms and a wonderful staff. They have a lovely gourmet breakfast and an evening wine and cheese. Here is a little online casino description from their web site below: Check out their very cool UPDATE: has casino online accepted a plea deal in the case. rooms at online casino
The feeling of the interior design in the main building is to bring the outside in with a palette of nature”s colors from the Sea, Sky, and Earth. Mexican folk art and hand carved wooden animals add to the colorful celebration of nature. Rooms are privately tucked away from the lobby area and breakfast room. The Main Building is where you first enter the Cypress Inn, as tradition with B&B”s you ring the bell and the Innkeeper comes to warmly great you!

Brendan Aiello

Monday Real Estate Market Report – Things Are Looking Up!

Good Morning Everyone;

As usual the real estate chart (at the bottom of the post) tells the story pretty well. The the number of Pending sales are climbing since 2007. The number Closed sales are slightly higher than the previous three years. There is a an increase in the number of active listings, but not like we were seeing when the market first showed signs of slowing down. And we didn”t have the big glut of inventory like other markets. Still don”t.

Both the number of Pending Sales and Closed escrow went up this week. That hints to me that the escrow process might be loosening up a little bit. There was more real estate moving from Pending to Sold than those going into Pending. And the Pending Sales are higher than the past two years at this time. So our local real estate market is picking up. We are also encouraged to see that high end real estate in Hillsborough is selling. A six million plus home moved to both Pending and Sold statuses.


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David Tapper

Follow-Up To Yesterday’s Video

Hello Again Everyone,

Here is a follow-up to yesterday’s video! Do you want to know if I got the listing…? You will have to watch to find out!

David Tapper’s First Video – Tap Goes To A Listing Presentation

Hey Folks,

So here it is Team Tapper’s first video. Yesterday on my way to a listing presentation, I had my little Flip Mino video camera next to me in the car, so I thought there is never a better time like the present. So here it is – forgive the quality & poor editing, it will only get better with time.

So, if for some reason the video isn’t working for you. The premise behind the video is that homes shouldn’t be priced by how much the Sellers want or need for the home. It’s based off comparable home sales to determine a price closest to market value.

I hope you enjoyed the video! Stay tuned for many more videos from Team Tapper at!

Brendan Aiello

Your Monday Mid-Peninsula Real Estate Market Update

Good Evening Everyone,

Here are some quick statistics on how many properties sold for at or above their asking price.

In Belmont 5 of 9 properties have sold at or above the asking price.

In Burlingame 4 of 12 properties have sold at or above the asking price.

In Foster City only 1 of 7 properties have sold for at or above their asking price.

In Hillsborough no properties (of 7 properties) have sold at or above their asking price

In Redwood Shores no properties (of 1 property) have sold at or above their asking price.

In San Mateo 16 of 31 properties have sold at or above their asking price.

Of these cities the most interesting facts go to Burlingame and Hillsborough.

In Burlingame the property with the highest sales price, sold for $205,000 OVER the asking price

In Hillsborough, the property with the highest sales priced home sold for $170,000 UNDER the asking price, the median home sales price sold for $115,000 UNDER the asking price, and the lowest sales price sold for $250,000 UNDER the asking price.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks different angle at the statistics!


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