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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 […]

Seeking the best for business

We are so excited to announce that Rica has been confirmed to the Board of Directors for the Foster City Chamber of Commerce for the fiscal year of 2019-2020. Rica is so excited about being a championing voice for small businesses in our community and is truly passionate about helping small businesses thrive. As a […]

I'm ready to sell my house… now what?

Selling your home can be an emotional rollercoaster but by following these steps, you should be ready to go in no time! Find a trustworthy and experienced real estate agent. Sign a listing agreement. It is more than okay to interview a couple different agents if you are unsure of who to use. You deserve […]

I'm prepared to buy a house… now what?

I'm prepared to buy a house… now what?

Buying a home can be stressful, especially if it is your first time. You have put in the work, done your research, and are ready to start the process and find your dream home (if you haven’t started preparing yet, take a look at our blog post here featuring some key tips)! So… now what? […]

5 simple steps to a successful Spring Cleaning!

5 simple steps to a successful Spring Cleaning!

Set out with a good mindset. This isn’t a huge chore that you are undertaking. No! A detailed spring cleaning is a way you can better improve your mental and physical well being, and you are going to have fun! I hope…  Go room-by-room. This helps make it easier to focus on what needs to […]