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The Hardest Question | September 2019

The Hardest Question | September 2019

Dear Friends, From time to time, my husband Rob asks me a question that just stops me in my tracks. Candidly, when he first asked me this question, I was so irritated by it that I just ignored him. He persisted and I found myself incredibly uncomfortable. I have a fight or flight tendency. Many […]

Finding Community | August 2019

Finding Community | August 2019

Dear Friends, As you know we spent our summer in New York and it was one of the best experiences of my life! Upon leaving Cooperstown, our whole family was a bit emotional. My son longed to see his baseball buddies and said repeatedly how much he missed them. Rob & I also found ourselves […]

The Challenge of Time Management

The Challenge of Time Management

Time management is hard! Especially recently, I feel like there is simply not enough hours of the day to accomplish everything I need to do.   To encourage myself in this department, I have started reading The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. In this book, he challenges readers to document every minute of your day for […]

Top 10 Reasons to Live in Foster City

Top 10 Reasons to Live in Foster City

Foster City is a home to many, including Meraki Real Estate. There are many, many reasons to know and love FC. Here are just 10 of our favorites: Walkability You can walk almost anywhere in Foster City! Restaurants, grocery stores, parks, school… all at your fingertips! Active Community Foster City knows how to come together […]

Slow down and T-H-I-N-K

Slow down and T-H-I-N-K

Raising a son in his pre-teen years is not always glamorous. In between the hugs and baseball games, there is a lot of sass and snarky remarks that get hurled at me daily. Of course, I love my son with all of my heart, but finding edifying and constructive responses to his remarks can be […]

FIVE Practical Tips for Beating Procrastination

FIVE Practical Tips for Beating Procrastination

Procrastination affects us ALL. Regardless of our reasons behind procrastinating on something, the outcome is always better if we just jump in and get it done. If you missed my video update, you can watch it here where I go a little more in-depth regarding how to overcome procrastination. Below are five practical tips that […]

August Market Update

Hello, friends! As your trusted resource for all things real estate, I wanted to pass along the most recent market date for San Mateo County and the Greater Bay Area. Whether you’re buying or selling, we want to make sure you have the most pertinent information possible! It is all part of Meraki’s mission to […]

The California Climate Credit, Explained.

The California Climate Credit, Explained.

Twice a year, California residents enjoy a credit towards their electricity bill. The a similar credit is applied once a year to residents’ natural gas utility bills. But why? Natural gas distributers, power plants, and large industries that emit greenhouse gases are required to buy carbon pollution permits in California in an effort to fight […]

Steps towards a smaller footprint

Steps towards a smaller footprint

In honor of Earth Day coming up, we wanted to put together some helpful tips and tricks for reducing your environmental footprint- just by making small changes around your home! Just as we care deeply for our clients, we also want to care for the Earth we share. With that being said, here are just […]

What is a 1031 Exchange? A Brief Guide

What is a 1031 Exchange? A Brief Guide

Do you know what a 1031 exchange is but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you don’t even have an idea about what a 1031 exchange is? Don’t worry! Here are some basic ins and outs of a 1031 exchange: A 1031 tax exchange essentially allows an investor to sell a property and reinvest the […]