Saturday, October 31, 2009

Will First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Deadline Be Extended into 2010?

With the November 30, 2009 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit deadline fast approaching, will the US Senate extend it into 2010? Realtors, brokers, mortgage lenders, home inspectors, appraisers are just a few in the real estate industry scrambling to meet the current deadline.
Whether home prices rise or fall in the coming months, there are proposed changes in the new tax credit that could benefit a larger group of home buyers.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Excellent new restaurant in San Mateo

I recently tried a new Persian restaurant called Shalizaar located on El Camino in Belmont. I remember watching for many months as the carpenters renovated what was previously Two Guys From Italy and something else before (and maybe after that). My friend and I ordered the Shalizaar Special for Two, so we could try a combination of three kabobs, joojeh (hen), barreh (lamb filet), and koobideh (ground beef) served with rice and tomatoes. Delicious!

We were both able to bring home a full meal, which was eaten by my son for his late night snack that night. Check out Shalizaar! The atmosphere is delightful and the food… yummy! I’ll be going back.