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Every town has the standards:  First, Main, Broadway.  I’m not sure why there’s a Texas Street in California, but, hey, maybe they ran out of ideas.Then there’s Why Worry Lane.  Awww.  I wanna live on Why Worry Lane – too bad the last house sold for $4.9 million — in 1999.  Looks like I won’t ever live there; but I won’t have to live on Alcatraz either. Frank Zappa must have collaborated on Moonbeam Way.  (Insert Twilight Zone theme song.)

Cookie Court, now I could live there.  Coalmine View?  No, I don’t want a view of the coalmine.  Not that you would since living on Bay View doesn’t insure a view of the bay.  I’d like to do a reverse directory search to see if anyone named Mercury lives on Winged Foot.  Shady Lane…awww.  That’s a possibility.  No matter if I don’t like the house; I like the street name. 

It would seem logical that Railroad Avenue would have a train passing by, but nooo.  Easy Street?  Nah. 

Michigan has Physco Path – no, really. 

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, don’t buy a house on Divorce Court.  Stick to Lovers Lane. 

Okay, now.  It’s gotten out of hand.  I just landed in Austria.

As a lifelong resident and local Realtor, Vicki has established herself as a respected member of the San Mateo County real estate community. She’s known for her wit, sarcasm, and her personality that shows through in her posts. You can find her spouting off at Twitter, here at ag, and her personal blog, San Mateo Real Estate

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  1. Mariana Wagner

    March 25, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    OMG… We have a neighborhood that is full of street names like: Happiness, Serendipity, Carefree, etc … Then, right down the street is Purgatory Rd.

  2. Kelley Koehler

    March 25, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    I used to live on Avenida los Vallectios. Try spelling THAT one to the pizza guy.

  3. Kelley Koehler

    March 25, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    make that Vallecitos. whoopsie.

  4. Bill Lublin

    March 26, 2008 at 2:56 am

    One of my favorites was a Street in Philadelphia called Enola – When the builder put his house there it was the only house on the Street – (Enola is Alone spelled backwards!) 🙂

  5. Teresa Boardman

    March 26, 2008 at 4:35 am

    We have a Teresa street and a Boardman street here. Teresa is in West St. Paul and Boardman is in Minneapolis. Just thought you might like to know just how famous I am.

  6. Vicki Moore

    March 26, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Mariana – Do you think they planned that?

    Kelley – We have a lot of Spanish street names but I don’t think that’s one of them. Maybe I should ask that question to my buyer clients: Is the name of the street important to you? What if they said yes. OMG!

    Bill – Thanks for the explanation. I wouldn’t have figured that out on my own.

    Teresa – We already knew you were famous – and special!

  7. ines

    March 26, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    My brother lives in Lawn way next to fern street off of Lark Avenue – I think your street namers were more creative!

  8. Michael Price

    March 27, 2008 at 2:48 am

    My favorite recently was taking down a message for my wife for someone that lived on street named “Fragrant Cloud” – I’m just a guy, a fragrant cloud is something you blame on the dog.

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Funny video most real estate professionals can relate to



Have you ever had a buyer that was so enthusiastic about their potential home that they have a list a mile long of requirements? The front door must face east, the windows must be Pella brand, the carpet must be cut pile berber, it must be within two lots of a fire hydrant, needs to have wooden rods in the closet, not metal and of course the exterior paint must be barn red.

You already know what home they need and will love based on their actual needs and you’re going to show them that house, but in the meantime you may end up feeling a bit like the character in this video that is just so funny, we can all relate to (whether about a buyer or otherwise):

Can you relate? Maybe in a former career or if you’re one of our readers that is a designer first and foremost?

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Funniest Realtor parody videos you’ll see all minute, guaranteed!



Who says the phenomenon of funny cat videos and stupid girl falling in a fountain while texting at the mall videos don’t spill over into the real estate world? We’ve highlighted three hilarious real estate videos below that are well worth the ten minutes to watch, even if you’re in the office and have to put headphones on.

Video 1:… the best part is at 2:29… MOVE!

Video 2: I Love You, Man… the best part is the whole clip. If you haven’t seen this horribly inappropriate movie, the lead character is a Realtor. He is awesome.

Video 3: Realtor loves his job. Or something… the best part is at 0:39. Is that the fireplace over there!?

Tell us in comments which video moment caught your eye!

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A pig and a poke (The MLS “Menu”)



This week I actually got hungry reading the MLS and the LA Times real estate ads. Check out these bloopers so you can see what’s currently on the menu. I must warn you, you may want to hit the sauce and trim the fat:

I’m In the Mood For Food 

“This hame is well stocked.” (Thank you, Porky Pig.) 

“Hear is the glolden egg!” (…Which apparently comes scrambled.) 

“Counter w/ new pop and fresh” ( Fat little dough boy included.)

“This one has alla the gravy” (Said Carmella Soprano as she proudly served her baked ziti.)

“You’ll marble when you see this beauty” (Bummer. At least Lot’s wife got to be a condiment.)

“We hamdle REOs” (That’s one way to bring home the bacon.) 

Ham Fingers…So The Pork Lingers                                            

“Small pad w/ view of peer” (Why go home when you can sleep at the office?) 

“This is not a TIC” (…said Jeff Goldblum’s  hands.) 

“This pad in the Hollywood Hills is phat.” (So is your head, Biggie Smalls.) 

“Cabinets w/ polished mental inserts” (Listing w/ punch drunk mental idiot.)

“This is a Short Shale” (Say that five times really fast.) 

Is It Happy hour Yet? 

“Just done finished floored” (Bottle done, finished agent on floor.) 

“Cork floors in bar aria” (Methinks the cork was popped several drinks ago.) 

“Stunning hammerred doors” (Offered by stumbling hammered dufus.) 

“This condonimiun has all the trimmins” (Sauced agent has the tremorrrrs.) 


“Bask in the warm sin by the pool” (Yay – party at Charlie Sheen’s  pad!)

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