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Helping San Ramon Home Buyers and Sellers to Get Where They Are Going To Musings about the San Ramon Valley real estate market and other aspects of living in the San Ramon Valley in the San Francisco East Bay.
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Latest Full Months Statistics for San Ramon Homes Source: MAX Contra Costa/Alameda MLS)   Detached Single Family Homes Condominiums, Townhomes, Others New Listings 78 46 New Sales Agreed 70 40 Closed Sales 31 15 Median Price (Closed Sales) $680,000 $275,000 Average Days on Market (Closed Sales) 4...
03/11/2011
It has been a harrowing few years in real estate markets across the nation and even the East Bay home values have been seriously impacted by the economic downturn. Can we look forward to better times in 2011? Is there at least a light at the end of the tunnel? Read on to find out. We entered 201...
02/16/2011
Once in a while you come across a restaurant that really can claim to be unique, a dining establishment that has a welcoming, old world ambiance that looks like it has been there for a hundred years. Postino is such a place. It had been a while since Sylvia and I had dined at Postino and it used ...
02/09/2011
Danville CA Real Estate Market Watch Latest Full Months Statistics for Danville CA Homes (including Blackhawk and Diablo)   Detached Single Family Homes Condominiums, Townhomes, Others New Listings 69 17 New Sales Agreed 54 15 Closed Sales 29 8 Median Price(Closed Sales) $880,000 $402,500 Average...
02/01/2011
The San Ramon Real Estate Market Latest Full Months Statistics for San Ramon Homes(Source: MAX Contra Costa/Alameda MLS)   Detached Single Family Homes Condominiums, Townhomes, Others New Listings 84 50 New Sales Agreed 46 36 Closed Sales 30 11 Median Price(Closed Sales) $764,975 $425,000 Average...
02/01/2011
Fannie Mae has recently launched a new interactive website to help borrowers to understand their options when facing foreclosure, etc. This might be a very useful tool for people in these difficult situations and of course it should also be good for agents to share it with their clients. Visit ww...
01/13/2011
Latest Full Months Statistics for Danville CA Homes (including Blackhawk and Diablo)   Detached Single Family Homes Condominiums, Townhomes, Others New Listings 35 18 New Sales Agreed 41 15 Closed Sales 46 15 Median Price (Closed Sales) $841,000 $445,000 Average Days on Market (Closed Sales) 50 5...
01/12/2011
The San Ramon Real Estate Market Latest Full Months Statistics for San Ramon Homes (Source: MAX Contra Costa/Alameda MLS)   Detached Single Family Homes Condominiums, Townhomes, Others New Listings 38 34 New Sales Agreed 46 33 Closed Sales 53 30 Median Price (Closed Sales) $680,000 $374,500 Aver...
01/12/2011
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When I first got in to the real estate business in the San Ramon Valley (in the San Francisco East Bay) around 10 years ago, it was common practice for agents to give their buyers a "Closing Gift" when the transaction closed. Sometimes a $50 or $100 Home Depot voucher, sometimes something a littl...
01/12/2011
There is an old Chinese curse that says "May you live in interesting times" and it certainly seems that the past few years have been interesting in terms of Real Estate values. But are things getting better or worse? Let's take a look. We entered 2010 with mortgage interest rates around 5.5%. Now...
01/11/2011
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