Life in the East Bay, Homes around Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and Brentwood

Real Estate Agent - Norman- Hill Properties /Crown Key Realty
Friday February 10th 2012, a Chapter came to a close. Somewhere between the dog-eared pages of my life, I finally took that leap of faith that I had been reading and dreaming about for so long. I exited the rat-race. I retired from my 9-5 job. Now don't misunderstand. I still have other books, ot...
As the blustery weather picks up, Mike and I find ourselves wanting more comfort foods like soups, stews and chowder. One of the great things about living in Walnut Creek is that within less than a few hours drive we can get to so many great places. We like taking spontaneous road trips, and one ...
I'm sure many of you have heard of Storm Chasers.... Mike and I are Dawn Chasers. As often as possible, we begin our day wherever we are, looking for a great vantage point to watch the sun rise. Coffee in hand, we Chase the Dawn... each one different, each one amazing. We have been doing this fo...
Foggy Fall Morning in the neighborhood...Walnut Creek CA Even though we woke to find our neighborhood surrounded by a thick fog, the scenes down the road were still beautiful and mysterious. The Weather forecaster on the local news channel told us that winds of up to 40 miles per hour were going ...
  Rita and I took these photos just a few weekends ago as we drove through our neighborhood here in Walnut Creek, CA. The colors are so amazing right now, we wanted to share them with you. With Thanksgiving behind us and the Holiday Season just ahead, we are reminded how quickly things change aro...
  BRENTOOD, CA   Affordable Housing Great Opportunities One of the fast growing cities in California before the housing collapse. Sound fiscal management helped Brentwood weather the downturn better than many other fast-growing communities. New Civic Center key piece of city's ultimate build-out....
  So you want to buy a home but have no idea where to begin. You've heard that interest rates are low and that now is a great time to buy.  >>  You search on Google to see what you can find.  Great place to start, get comfortable with what is out there, what types of homes are for sale, how much ...
With so much going on, it's hard to keep up with Real Estate business as usual. We have a few contracts in the works, a few buyers on the fence and still looking, and a few buyers wanting to wait until after the holidays. What's an agent to do? Well we are human and we have families too, so we ke...
This home is in a secluded and quiet area on a semi private road in Walnut Creek. Huge backyard for possible RV parking. Close but not too close local freeways, downtown Walnut Creek and BART.4 bedroom/ 2 bathroom Beautifully updated Contemporary style, 2 story home. 71 Shady Lane, Walnut Creek C...

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