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I stopped by Standard Pacific's community at Schaefer Ranch last week.  They are almost sold out but some great homes are still available.  Why?  Because they deliberately held the best for last. The Lassen model is a 4 bedroom based home with options for the fourth bedroom as a master retreat or...
03/12/2014
I've had two recent trust listings where the family wanted to fix up the home for the new buyers so that their home would not go to a flipper.  This is the second home. No, that's not what it looks like any more! That's better! This cheerful home is perfect for the first time buyer.  Fresh paint,...
02/27/2014
Last week I had the pleasure of previewing the models at Toll Brother's Schaefer Ranch community.  Words that popped into my mind were luxurious, elegant and gorgeous.  Toll Brothers hit the mark in this community. Toll Brothers chose the names of five great California communities to assign to th...
02/27/2014
Today I am closing a deal for a great couple.  They are both professionals, a Dentist and an Attorney.  They are starting out their life together and it feels awesome to be on the ground floor with them.  I got them to the finish line but not before a less than competant agent put them through mo...
02/13/2014
Walnut Creek has become a Bay Area destination for many; with hiking, bike trails, high-end shopping, great golf courses, a performing arts theater, museums and much more. All of this has enticed visitors but also homeowners. Over the last year, Walnut Creek has seen a solid and steady growth in ...
02/09/2014
Home prices are predicted to rise 6% in 2014, which is about half of the increase in home values seen in 2013, indicative of 2014’s reduced pace. With that being said, San Leandro is among many Bay Area cities that is thriving so far in 2014. January saw a median sale price of $448,000 compared t...
02/09/2014
Pleasant Hill is surpassing all Bay Area cities with the growth it is seeing within the real estate market. The $300,000 price tag for a Pleasant Hill home is a thing of the past. The median sale price in January of 2014 was a whopping $653,000 up from $366,500 in January of 2013, that’s a  78% i...
02/09/2014
2014 has started out with a bang for the Orinda real estate market. The median sale price in one months time has skyrocketed to $1,410,000 in January 2014. Last month the median sale price was $972,500, a 45% increase in one month! In addition, the average days spent on the market has dipped from...
02/09/2014
Martinez is starting 2014 off on a great note…the real estate market is on fire! The days of $300,00 homes is no longer. The median sale for January 2014 was $546,000 compared to $349,000 in January of 2013, that’s an increase of 56%….wow.  And like many other Bay Area cities the number of new pr...
02/09/2014
Today Lafayette is known for its wealthy inhabitants and pastoral rolling hills. The town is also known for excellent schools within the highly ranked Acalanes School District. Lafayette’s median household income is more than double the statewide average and nearly triple the national average. Th...
02/09/2014
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