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Denise Laugesen REALTOR® (650) 465-5742

Cortney Laugesen REALTOR® 650-678-5084

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The Impact of Low Housing Inventory in The Bay Area

Denise & Cortney Laugesen here, bringing you the latest from our dynamic housing market. The tides are turning in 2024, and it’s an exciting time for both buyers and sellers! With the stock market’s historic rally in 2023, there’s a fresh wave of enthusiasm among buyers. More money in pockets means more dreams turning into

2024 Mortgage Rate Predictions: Insights for the Bay Area’s Peninsula Real Estate Market

The Laugesen Team, specialists in the Bay Area’s Peninsula real estate market, is keenly observing the developments in mortgage rates as we enter 2024. The Federal Open Market Committee’s recent decision to maintain the benchmark federal funds rate steady for the third consecutive time at the end of 2023 is a pivotal development. This decision,

Think Twice Before Waiting for Lower Home Prices or Interest Rates.

The dream of owning a home is something that most people aspire to achieve at some point in their lives. However, deciding when to take the plunge and purchase a home is often complicated by the desire to wait for lower home prices. While waiting for a better deal may seem like a wise choice,

Steps to Home Loan Pre-Approval

If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, you probably know what you want—an island kitchen, a big backyard, a finished basement. Scrolling through the perfectly staged pictures in online listings can fuel your dreams, but your home-buying journey begins once you get pre-approved for a home loan.   Home loan pre-approval is the process of

Should You Rent or Buy a Home?

Renting or buying is one of the most common decisions people struggle to make when finding a new place to call home. Aside from the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with becoming a homeowner, many other reasons make buying the apparent choice. But before we dive in, we know that buying a home

7 Steps to Successful Home Buying this 2023!

Is buying a house on your to-do list this 2023? We love helping our clients turn their dreams of homeownership into a reality! It’s essential to develop good habits right away, so you’re ready when the right home comes along. Here are seven steps you can take right now to help ensure you don’t hit

What Our Clients Say About Us!

Customer satisfaction is the primary goal of our real estate business. To that end, we are passionate about meeting and surpassing our client’s expectations. We are very fortunate to have formed excellent partnerships with many of our clients. And we’ve formed more than just working relationships with them; we have formed true friendships. Here’s what


I should’ve bought a house last year when interest rates were low. Maybe that’s true, but you can’t go back now! Don’t let the should’ves, could’ves, would’ves stand in the way of achieving your dream of homeownership! We can’t predict what will happen in the real estate market over the next few months, but I


Before Covid-19, open houses seemed to be a Sunday staple activity for would-be homebuyers. However, as the pandemic put a halt to almost all in-person activities, the number of open houses dwindled—sellers didn’t want strangers in their homes, and buyers didn’t want to be in the company of too many people. Although just 4 percent


Decorating your home for the holidays is only one of the many joys of the season. Decorating can make any home feel joyful, whether it’s with a cornucopia and pumpkins for Thanksgiving, a Douglas fir with lights for Christmas, or a menorah for Hanukkah. When choosing your holiday décor, you might want to remain objective

Hot New Listing-647 Hickey Blvd in Daly City

647 Hickey Blvd #dalycity 3 beds, 3 baths 1,740 sqft of living $1,249,000      This recently rebuilt, modern like-new two story home is located in the most desirable Serramonte neighborhood. Interior has been completely done and many parts of the exterior has been upgraded. This outstanding home showcases today’s desired modern design. Main level

20 Fun Activities to Do on Thanksgiving Day With Family

Before you fill your bellies with food, create a new Thanksgiving tradition with one of these special things to do. courtesy of brands Of course, the food is the main event on Thanksgiving, but when your extended crew gets together for the holiday you’re going to want to find some fun things to together to


#LuxuryRealEstate #BuyWithTheLaugesenTeam 🏠 EXPERT TIPS FOR BUYING A LUXURY HOME 🏠 1. Learn the search process. Many luxury homes go unlisted to protect a seller’s privacy. These properties are often found through the Realtor’s personal connections as opposed to the MLS. 2. Go beyond the photos. Make sure you don’t dismiss properties based on their front elevation photos.

💰 How Pricing Your LUXURY Home Right Makes a Big Difference 💰

💰 How Pricing Your LUXURY Home Right Makes a Big Difference 💰 Even though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s low inventory market, it doesn’t mean you should price your home as high as the sky when you’re ready to sell. Here’s why making sure you price it right is key to

💚 VALENTINE’S DAY: #SFBayArea Dining and Event Guide 2020 💚

💚 VALENTINE’S DAY: #SFBayArea Dining & Event Guide 2020 💚 BAY AREA, CA — It’s that time of year to wear your heart on your sleeve! Valentine’s Day 2020 falls on Friday, Feb. 14, and it’s time to start planning. BARRELHOUSE, 305 California Drive, Burlingame, CA Feb. 16: Valentine Speed Dating. “If you didn’t have


🧸 COOL KIDS BEDROOM DESIGN IDEAS 🧸 Your kid is a special human being to you and therefore you should ensure that your kids bedroom designs are also that much special. We all adore our kids and love them very much and it is exactly for the same reason we should make them feel unique; especially when

525 Almer Rd #210 BURLINGAME

🏠 OPEN HOUSE 🏠 525 Almer Rd #210 BURLINGAME | List Price: $1,349,000 2 bed • 2 bath • 1,644 Sq. Ft. of Living Space Virtual Tour: Saturday, Jan 25 · 2:00pm – 4:00pm Sunday, Jan 26 · 2:00pm – 4:00pm Beautiful & Stunning light filled Condo! A private end unit with the convenience of a


🧸 HOW TO KEEP YOUR NURSERY SAFE 🧸 Make It JPMA & GREENGUARD Gold Certified Creating a safe, loving environment for children to grow and play is the goal of any nursery. However, it can go unregistered that furniture can release harmful pollutants and emissions into the air.   🌟What Makes a Product GREENGUARD Gold Certified? For


🌳🌵Privacy Plants for Screening Your Yard in Style🌵🌳 BAMBOO We begin with bamboo, which adds height and modern style to the outdoor spaces it adorns. Below we see how a row of bamboo creates a poolside wall of greenery. FARGESIA BAMBOO Not all bamboo is invasive! While some can quickly get out of control, try


🏠 🌺 THE NEW SPRING REAL ESTATE MARKET IS HERE, ARE YOU READY? 🌺 🏠 Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you probably think the surge happens in the spring, likely in April. Not anymore. According to new research, January 2019 was


  Don’t abbreviate 2020 when you sign documents, police warn. When writing the date in 2020, write the year in its entirety. It could possibly protect you and prevent legal issues on paperwork. Example: If you just write 1/1/20, one could easily change it to 1/1/2017 (for instance) and now your signature is on an


Every Donation Helps! Items Needed • Dog/Cat Food and Treats • Blankets and Pet Beds • Towels and Pet shampoo • Collars, Leashes & Harnesses • Stainless Steel Bowls • Crates & Carriers • Toys • Cat Litter DONATION ARE BEING COLLECTED By The Laugesen Team Keller Williams 1430 Howard Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010 DONATION


🏠 PENDING! 🏠 Sold Off Market 🎉 10 Day Close 1108 Barroilhet Dr, Hillsborough, CA 94010 6 Beds • 8 Baths • 6,110 Sq. Ft. • 0.5 Acres List Price – $5,368,000 Custom built French Chateau situated in sought after Lower Hillsborough, minutes from North and Crocker School and just a few blocks from Burlingame Avenue Presented By #TheLaugesenTeam | #1


#Delicious NO-BAKE PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE 🍰 Figuring out how to make all of the pumpkin desserts during Thanksgiving while the turkey is in the oven can be a nightmare. That’s why you need this no-bake cheesecake. It’s a major time saver and while we love our classic pumpkin cheesecake, we go crazy for the no-bake option The gingersnap

We Joined Keller Williams

🎉 We Are Thrilled To Announce We Joined Keller Williams🎉 👑 LUXURY REAL ESTATE AGENTS 👑 #TheLaugesenTeam | #1 Producing Team IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SELLING your Bay Area property, it is important you hire a real estate team of professionals with an extensive portfolio of home sales, a significant list of happy clients and a history of excellence. The

What Is Important To Boomers When Selling Their House?

If you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946 and 1964), you may be thinking about selling your current home. Your children may have finally moved out. Your large, four-bedroom house with three bathrooms no longer fits the bill. Taxes are too high. Utilities are too expensive. Cleaning and repair are too difficult. You may

💰 In Silicon Valley, an $8B mega-development will soon break ground 💰

In Silicon Valley, where big-money valuations are commonplace, a planned $8 billion real estate project set to break ground has captured the attention of the region’s business community. The Related Santa Clara project will transform a 240-acre golf course into a mixed-use development that’s already being called the Hudson Yards of the West. British architecture firm Foster + Partners will handle


#Delicious TIRAMISU RECIPE Often believed to be steeped in the history of Italian cuisine, tiramisu is in fact a relative newcomer to the field, with the first recorded recipes appearing in Italy in the 1980s. Meaning ‘pick-me-up’ in Italian, the combination of strong coffee and sweet mascarpone cream does exactly that and is easily prepared

💰  The Importance Of Pricing It Right. 💰

Thinking Of Selling Your Hillsborough Home? Let’s talk about the importance of pricing it right. How does a REALTOR® calculate the price of your Hillsborough home? Comparable (also known as comps) are the primary source of information when determining a home’s value. Agents and Appraisers have access to the Multiple Listing Service, known as the

💰 157 Billionaires In California Make Elite Forbes List 💰

REDWOOD CITY, CA — Beating out New York and Texas, California has proven golden as home to the nation’s greatest number of billionaires at 157, according to Forbes’ 33rd annual ranking of the world’s billionaires released Tuesday. The ranking includes 2,153 people who have a combined wealth of $8.7 trillion. Almost a third of these


Many Americans will begin experiencing the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 when they file their annual returns this year. Outside of political characterizations of the bill’s implications, there are changes that affect consumers at different income levels and parts of the country that make it a good idea to seek

Facebook Leases 800 KSF Bay Area Office Project

Facebook Leases 800 KSF Bay Area Office Project Kylli Inc. inked a deal for the tech giant to occupy all four buildings of its Burlingame Point development, which will debut in 2020 in the San Mateo County market. Inc., developer of the Burlingame Point office campus in the San Francisco suburb of Burlingame, Calif., has

1046 Laguna Ave, Burlingame | SOLD

1046 Laguna Ave  Burlingame, CA 94010 Sold Price $1,888,000 A fantastic opportunity has just popped up in Burlingame. Amazing location. .Walking distance to downtown, award winning schools and Central to Burlingame. A beautifully appointed residence that provides 2170 sq feet of lavish comfortable space. A 2.5 story condominium unit that feels like a large single family home.

Tudor Home Specialists

TUDOR HOME SPECIALISTS How can you transport yourself back in time, straight into a medieval English fairy tale? Sure, you could read a book, but there’s another solution outside of literature: architecture! From roughly 1890-1940, there was a very popular architectural style known as the Tudor Revival. Focused on emulating late-medieval/early-modern English architecture of the

Happy New Year

It has been quite an amazing year for us, and we owe it all to you. Thank you so much for the support and we wish you happiness and great success in the New Year. FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS #TheLaugesenTeam  Coldwell Banker Top 1% #4 Top Selling Team in North America #1 Coldwell

1900 Willow Road in Hillsborough Sold!!!

1900 Willow Rd, Hillsborough Sold! $7,900,000 Just-Completed Masterpiece in Lower Hillsborough Just completed, this modern interpretation of the classic Craftsman blends in seamlessly to this premier lower Hillsborough neighborhood. Employing energy-efficient design principles, the sleek open concept floor plan begins with a dramatic great room that opens to a heated rear terrace, perfect for

Give into what you crave, but don’t overdo it — do it better.

by Samantha Cassetty, RD / Feb.02.2018 / 11:00 AM ET Whether you’re cheering on the Eagles or the Patriots — or just tuning in for the commercials and the halftime show, like me — odds are you’re looking forward to the game day spread. Nearly half of Americans have Super Bowl party plans, according to research by the National

Just Listed-1324 Castillo Ave, Burlingame

1324 Castillo Avenue, Burlingame $2,395,000 Preview Thursday 5-7pm Open Saturday 1:30-4pm   This traditional home blends in seamlessly with this Easton Addition neighborhood of elegant residences. Entertainment venues are many, with formal living and dining rooms plus an inviting kitchen with access to the rear deck and yard. A main-level bedroom and den, with nearby

New Modern Luxury Blocks to Downtown

146 Crescent Avenue, Burlingame Superbly located just blocks to shopping and dining in downtown Burlingame, this just completed home is a masterpiece of precision craftsmanship and modern design. Loftly ceilings, tall windows, and layers of crown moldings serve as the backdrop to a grand floor plan that begins with the formal living room and flows

These Are The 10 Safest Places In California

If you’re thinking about moving to the Golden State, take a look at this list of California’s 10 safest places—the top spot might just surprise you. The 10 Safest Places In California By Movoto Real Estate When it comes to laid back living, California is literally the Golden State. Everybody knows that the vibe here

Reveal to Your Clients the ‘Ugly Truths’ When Staging

By Audra Slinkey, Home Staging Resource Sometimes you have to give clients a big dose of reality, and it isn’t always pretty – particularly when you’re talking about something personal like the condition of their home. But don’t be afraid to utter the “ugly truths” to maximize your sellers’ chances of selling a home and

Golden Gate Bridge Will Be Closed This Weekend

Golden Gate Bridge Will Be Closed This Weekend by Rachel Balik If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to go on more hikes in 2015, consider exploring trails in the East or South Bay the weekend of January 10th. The Golden Gate Bridge will be closed to vehicles for construction beginning  Friday night (12

9 Ways to Live a Happier Life in 2015

These are a few resolutions that will be easy to make—and keep. By Michelle Profis 1. Relish the little things. Take a moment every day to pay closer attention to what’s around you, like the petals on a newly bloomed flower in your garden, or the dreamy way the light is hitting your bedroom wall.

Even in cold-weather areas, winter is a good time to buy and sell a house

By Kenneth R. Harney So you’ve begun thinking about selling your house, and you figure: Let’s wait until the spring or early summer before listing. The yard will look its best and potential buyers will be out in force. And everybody knows that winter is dead time for real estate. Last week, Redfin studied home

9 Things to Check For in a New House

  These quick fixes will save you loads of future headaches. This article originally appeared on A new house can be so exciting: The decorating possibilities! The organizational ideas! But before you start moving in your stuff and arranging your furniture, check off these must-do maintenance tasks to make sure everything is safe and

How to Decorate for the Holidays When Your Home Is for Sale

Call us for all your real estate needs….. The Laugesen Team #1 Producing Team Coldwell Banker Denise: 650-465-5742 Cortney:650-678-5084

The Laugesen Team December Closed Sales!

1360 Tartan Trail, Hillsborough $2,350,000 5 beds, 3.5 baths 3,490 sq ft 30,720 sq ft lot 1245 Murchison, Millbrae $1,875,000 4 beds, 2.5 baths 2,240 sq ft 18,936 sq ft lot 1492 Ascension, San Mateo $1,425,000 3 beds, 2 baths 1,480 sq ft 8,700 sq ft lot   410 Ridge, San Carlos $988,000 2 beds,

1360 Tartain Trail in Hillsborough Sold!!

We’ve done it again! We are happy to announce another great sale! We helped a family purchase the home of their dreams at 1360 Tartan Trail in Hillsborough. This gorgeous home is sure to provide a loving space for this wonderful local family to grow. We at The Laugesen Team are just so pleased that

What are the Bay Area’s 10 safest — and most dangerous — communities?

The FBI released its annual “Crime in the United States” report this week, and it showed that violent crime (murders, rapes, assaults and robberies) fell more than 4 percent nationally from 2012 to 2013, continuing a decades-long decline. In the Bay Area’s biggest 15 cities (those with populations above 100,000), homicides plunged 23 percent year-to-year. But

Possible Change in 10/31 Exchanges

If you are considering a 1031 Exchange in the very near future, you should consult your exchange facilitator or qualified tax advisor. The “Tax Reform” tab has something about the possibility of 1031 exchange being repealed?   Call us for all your real estate needs….. The Laugesen Team #1 Producing Team Coldwell Banker Denise:

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