Concord, CA Real Estate News

By Jayne Combs NMLS#222444, Sr. Mortgage Consultant
(Preferred Rate Partnered with American Pacific Mortgage #1850)
On the next live Agent Mastermind, we are joined by acclaimed speaker, and co-founder of InfluenceOlogy, Robert Monaco.Why should you improve your charisma? Because a charismatic presenter who makes mistakes will outsell a boring presenter who makes none! Charisma is your innate power to attract, engage and influence people.In this class, you will discover 13 proven communication strategies to improve your charisma when speaking live, whether in front of one person, to a group of people, or on camera.We anticipate this to be a full webinar so please be sure to sign on early!  You can register for the webinar by clicking here.Agent Mastermind | January 14, 2020 | 9 AM PT(11 AM CT, 10 AM MT, 9 AM PT)P.S. I’VE GOT YOUR BACK!!! If you get busy and can’t make the live class (which is always ...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Realtor Shout Out - In life, we should always deliver more than expected   Some people think I am just selling houses, but in reality, I help people achieve their dreams of finding their first home.  If you have never bought a home, or this is one of many, I am happy to help.   "Elisa is awesome! She is professional, attentive, and is very detail oriented. She also possesses a wealth of knowledge. I was buying my first home, and she was very patient with me and made the process as painless as possible. I highly recommend her." - Liza B.     I love my job and I love my clients. If you are at a point in your life where you are looking to cash out and change your life, I hope you give me the opportunity to earn your business. I can be reached at 510-919-5741 and would be happy to talk abou...
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By Jayne Combs NMLS#222444, Sr. Mortgage Consultant
(Preferred Rate Partnered with American Pacific Mortgage #1850)
Imagine finally being able to accomplish your goal of doubling, or even tripling, your production! How would you feel? What would that do for your personal income; for your team: for your family? On the next live Agent Mastermind, we’re joined by the one and only Dr. Bruce Lund who founded 90 Day Sales Manager. During this training, Bruce will talk to us about the 5-habits of highly effective salespeople and how those 5 habits can be applied to your everyday sales activity to dramatically increase your production. Are you ready to be an effective salesperson? We’ll see you live during our next class with Bruce.Sign up here!Agent Mastermind | October 15, 2019 | 9 AM PT(11 AM CT, 10 AM MT, 9 AM PT)P.S. I’VE GOT YOUR BACK!!! If you get busy and can’t make the live class (which is always be...
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By Jayne Combs NMLS#222444, Sr. Mortgage Consultant
(Preferred Rate Partnered with American Pacific Mortgage #1850)
On the last Agent Mastermind, Scotty covered how to use Facebook in your Real Estate Business. He shared with us how to stay top of mind with your sphere of influence and your past clients. Why it’s relevant to promote what you do for a living, and how easy it is to connect with those that you want to do business with at a higher level for consistent referrals.On the next live Agent Mastermind, Scotty will show you how to use Facebook ads that stick to stay in front of all people who like your page and their friends. Yes, getting in front of your friend’s friends is a thing on Facebook. As well as finding people in your local area to learn more about you and what you do to expand your brand in 2019. If you are looking to build your brand, own your town, expose your entire community to w...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Ranch Style home on 3/4 acre lot with designer touches throughout. Updated kitchen, built in cabinets and fireplace in living room, luxurious bathroom, park-like yard with built-in BBQ, patio, and large garden area. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 1606 sq ft, 32,234 sq ft lot. Represented buyer of this property. Call Doug Buenz at (925) 621-0680 to get your home sold!  SOLD! 1952 Ayers Road, Concord, CA 94521 | Concord Homes for Sale Overview Maps Photos Features Market Stats IDX Search  $739,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms 1 Full Bathroom Interior: 1,606 sqft Lot: 0.74 acre(s) Year Built: 1952 Location 1952 Ayers Road Concord, CA 94521 USA Doug BuenzVenture | Sotheby's International Realty (925) 621-0680 [email protected] http://www.680homes.com          Listed by: Doug Buenz O...
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By Terrylynn Fisher, HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.
(Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com)
Your Market Data for August 2017With prices increasing in the San Francisco Bay Area, aspiring homeowners are looking toward the suburbs.  Moving to Concord and Clayton is one of the best location decisions one can make when looking to settle in the Bay Area. Here's what buyers are beginning to recognize:Clayton has been listed three times as one of CNN Money Magazine's "Top 100 Places to Live in the Nation" for small cities in the Nation! That is quite an endorsement. There is much to explore and appreciate. Is it the trails, Oktoberfest, Rib Cook-Off, 4th of July Parade, Art and Wine Festival, Concerts in the Grove, or Mt. Diablo and the foothills that is the draw? Clayton schools rank 9 out of 10 in www.greatschools.org ranking for academics.Concord is conveniently located halfway be...
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By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
Construction & Demolition waste management FEE Concord, CAThe Building Department of Concord, CA requires a refundable C&D waste management deposit of $2,400. on a project we are doing there which requires 50% of construction or demolition materials have to be kept out of the landfill. Isn't that interesting. They have found yet another way to get a tax. When will it end? I guess it is a good idea in someone's eyes. Let's see, if I understand this... you are renovating a home that is in very bad condition, the cabinets are in very poor condition, the rain has come through the roof of a few years and ruined the hardwood flooring and carpeting. The carpeting had been urinated on for years by the family pets, the house reeks of bad oders. There are three layers of bad roofing on the roof, ...
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By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
Rent Payments Can Really Add Up!No matter how much you pay in rent, you might be surprised what it adds up to over the years. Investing your money in a home may be a wiser financial choice. With the current home prices and mortgage rates, this is an excellent time to look into buying your own home in Concord,California. Common Concerns of Renters and Homeowners - Advantages and ConsiderationsBUYINGProperty builds equityResponsible for maintenanceTax deductible mortgage interest*Responsible for property taxesFree to change decor and landscapingResponsible for hazard insuranceNot dependent on landlord to maintain propertyRENTINGLandlord is responsiblefor maintenanceNo equity gainsLandlord is responsible forproperty taxesRent payments are not tax deductiblePossibility of evictionNo control...
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By Valerie Crowell, Broker Associate
(Keller Williams)
Overall, June was a booming month in real estate for the Bay Area. The job market is thriving, interest rates are still low and rent rates are at an all time high. With all of that being said, the housing market is pretty solid. Demand for homes in California showed no sign of cooling as summer officially began, with three Bay Area cities named among the nation’s five most booming real estate markets. Homes in the state remain in high demand due to limited supply conditions and a thriving economy. These factors have helped drive median list prices in some parts of the state to nearly four times the national average. Concord was among many Bay Area cities that thrived in June.The median sale price was up year over year in Concord by 14%, going from $449,500 last year to $512,500 this pas...
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By Valerie Crowell, Broker Associate
(Keller Williams)
  Pending home sales in California saw the first double-digit annual increase in three years in February and also the largest gains since the housing crisis. According to a report from the California Association of Realtors, pending home sales increased by 15.6 percent year over year in February, the most significant annual increase since April of 2009. The Bay Area also saw double-digit percentage increases which suggests that the pace of sales will pick up across the state in the coming months. This may finally give buyers a more level playing field. Concord had a solid month in March, which is inline with the recent CAR data. The median sale price in Concord increased year over year by 17%, from $425,000 in March of last year to $497,500 in March of this year. The number of sold pro...
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By Valerie Crowell, Broker Associate
(Keller Williams)
The market has been pretty quiet among many Bay Area cities over the last few months of 2015, including Concord. Home sales declined in all nine Bay Area counties in the first month of 2015 which was the the result of limited affordability, according to a report released by the California Association of Realtors. Additionally the sales drop-off in the Bay Area was attributed to intense demand and inventory shortages, which have driven up prices. The report also stated that the Bay Area was the only region in the state where the average home seller could expect to take in about 100 percent of original asking price. This is obviously great for sellers but buyers are in a state of limbo. With that, homes haven’t been moving as quickly as they were in 2014. In Concord, the median sale pric...
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By Valerie Crowell, Broker Associate
(Keller Williams)
The number of Bay Area homes on the market tightened as 2014 ended and continue to in the first month of 2015. According to the California Association of Realtors December home sales and price report, the months’ supply of inventory for single-family homes across the Bay Area dropped to 1.7 in December, down from 2.3 in November. With that, the Bay Area real estate market remains heavily tilted in favor of sellers, as it did one year ago. Along with inventory levels, home prices also dipped across the Bay Area. Even with the month-over-month slips, Bay Area counties remain the state’s most expensive with CAR stating that homes are selling for an average of 0.6 percent above asking price. January real estate in Concord saw slightly more increases across the board compared to many Bay Ar...
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By Valerie Crowell, Broker Associate
(Keller Williams)
Happy 2015 to all! What a year 2014 was for the real estate market. Overall, the market in Concord was steady but like all of the Bay Area, it was nothing to write home about. Employment statistics released earlier in the week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) fall right in line with analysts’ recent predictions that the housing market will make a comeback in 2015. Reports from economists at CoreLogic and Wells Fargo released in December indicated they believe housing will rebound in 2015 after a disappointing 2014, and they cited improvements in the U.S. labor market as a main reason why. The national unemployment rate in November was 5.5 percent, more than a full percentage point lower than the rate reported for November 2013 (6.6 percent). A total of 200 metro areas had an...
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By Valerie Crowell, Broker Associate
(Keller Williams)
2014 has been a great year for the Concord real estate market. And with recent 2015 projections coming out for the U.S. real estate market, 2015 will likely be even better. Freddie Mac’s economic outlook for 2015 calls for 3 percent growth in the U.S. economy, which means good news for Bay Area housing. Home value appreciation is expected to drop slightly which is a positive for buyers and sellers. Home values have appreciated so much throughout the last year so many homeowners are all in all in a good place. This also means buyers will be more active. As far as interest rates are concerned Freddie Mac projects mortgage rates to average 4.6 % and increase up to 5 % by the end of the year. So, if you’re looking to buy, now is the time, as rates have dropped below 4% in the recent weeks. ...
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By Valerie Crowell, Broker Associate
(Keller Williams)
With only two more months left of 2014, most are wondering how 2015 projections are looking for sellers and buyers. A recent forecast by the California Association of Realtors gives much hope to homebuyers for the coming year, with a prediction of a growing supply of inventory, leveling home prices and less competition with investors. There is also a prediction that mortgage interest rates will remain at historically low levels throughout 2015. This is an incredible outlook for the coming year. And with that being said, 2014 has been a very solid year in the real estate market. Concord has had a really steady year in real estate as far as the median sale price is concerned. Year over year, the sale price increased by 14%, from $399,995 in October 2013 to $455,000 in October 2014. And t...
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By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans in Concord CA and 100% VA Loans -the best loan program in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel. Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program: - Up to 100% financing, with no down required. - No monthly mortgage insurance added to your payment. - More lenient credit qualifying standards than other types of mortgage loans. - Low rates compared to other loan programs. So how do you qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in Concord CA? The first step is to verify your eligibility. Eligibility is verified by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Concord CA VA mortgage loan lender to order your COE quickl...
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By Valerie Crowell, Broker Associate
(Keller Williams)
The U.S. real estate market is nearly stabilized with several of our local markets recovering faster than the nation, Concord being one of them. The median sale price has increased year over year by 9%, from $440,000 to $477,500. As you can see by the graph, the median sale price has remained very steady throughout 2014 so far, which is great news. There haven’t been major spikes like other neighboring cities but there also hasn’t been any drastic decreases. One area where Concord has seen some more drastic fluctuations is in the number of units sold. Since June, the number of properties sold has slowly declined, from around 110 in June to 74 in September. This is likely do to the market still favoring sellers. Some buyers are waiting out the market to see if this favoritism levels out...
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By Valerie Crowell, Broker Associate
(Keller Williams)
Early summer months are generally pretty quiet and tend to pick up after school has started and vacations have passed which has been the case for Concord real estate. Prices have increased and inventory is still pretty low, with supply and demand not yet stabilized. The median sale price was up 15% year over year from $437,000 in August 2013 to $502,500 in August 2014. Additionally, the number of properties sold is down 21% year over year from 107 to 84 which I believe is directly related to the intense demand for inventory. In general, many homebuyers are sitting out the action as they wait for the supply-and-demand ratio to stabilize. Real estate professionals are expecting Fall to turn a corner in the market with an increase in properties. It will be interesting to see if we actuall...
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By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans in Concord CA and 100% VA Loans - the best loan program in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for active duty and honorably discharged Veterans. Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program: - Up to 100% financing, with no down required. - No monthly mortgage insurance added to your payment. - Compared to other types of mortgage loans, easier credit-qualifying requirements. - Low fixed mortgage rates result in a low monthly payment. Here's how to qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in Concord CA: You must first verify your eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Concord CA VA mortgage loan lender to order your COE quickly, or you can co...
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By Pete Sabine, San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate
(Compass)
I  have posted the monthly MLS Statistics for both attached and detached homes in Concord, California.   Easy to read charts and graphs to provide you with accurate up-to-the-minute information for the local Central Contra Costa County real estate market.   To learn how to interpret this information or further discuss, please feel free to contact me directly or post a comment to the blog. Contact me at (925) 297-5335 (PST) or send an email to Pete@ContraCostaLiving.com. Visit Pete's web site www.ContraCostaHomeSearch.com    
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