Lafayette, CA Real Estate News

By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Lafayette residential land is in high demand due to the ongoing shortage of re-sale homes in the area.  Although inventory of buildable residential parcels is also down, there are a wide range of lots currently available, both north and south of Highway 24.  Most of the lots now on the market are partial acre to two acre lots for single family homes, though there are few lots with five to twelve acres suitable for developing larger estates. Click here >>>Lafayette residential land for sale<<< for the list as provided by Contra Costa County’s multiple listing service (MLS).  Click on a property’s Address for photos and detailed information.  This list is automatically updated several times during the day, so bookmark and check back for new properties.  You can sign up to receive email al...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
The Lafayette luxury home sales report for April 2013 reflects a generally steady market for homes listed or sold over $1M.  Homes in good condition are generally selling within a couple weeks and for about 3% above the listing price, though some homes sold for 10% to 20% above listing price in April.  Three of the homes sold in April were priced just under $1M, but sold above the $1M mark. Current activity reflects an improved market versus this time last year and the supply of homes for sale is not keeping up with demand.  Expect strong prices throughout the summer even if the supply of homes for sale increases. May 1st Market Snapshot:    ·   Homes active on the market: 36    ·   Price range of active listings: $1,050,000 - $7,750,000    ·   Homes now in escrow: 22                   ...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Lafayette foreclosed luxury homes for sale make up a small portion of the market along Highway 24, and there are only one two the market this week. The first home is on Happy Valley Road – THE address in Lafayette.  The second home is adjacent to open space and has a lot of upside potential. Here are Lafayette foreclosed luxury homes for sale as of April 30, 2013.  Click on the property’s Address to view photos and detailed information.   4120 HAPPY VALLEY RD, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $1,218,000 Bedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 4 full | 1 partialSq. Ft.: 4,761     3280 WOODVIEW DR, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $899,900 Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 3Sq. Ft.: 2,477     Contact Us for help with Lafayette foreclosed luxury homes for sale or buying and selling other Bay Area real estate. -------------------------------...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Lafayette homes for sale under $1M are in high demand due to the area’s great schools, shopping, restaurants and central Bay Area location.  Although known for luxury homes valued at $5,000,000 or more, this area also offers relatively affordable homes that typically sell very quickly.  Of 60 homes now on the market, only 19 are priced under $1M. Click here to see the list >>> Lafayette homes for sale under $1M <<< as of April 30, 2013 - including photos and detailed information for each property..   Search for homes and land for sale >>> Contra Costa County’s multiple listing service (MLS). Contact Us for help buying or selling Bay Area real estate. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John A. Souerbry & Associates     ...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
There are 13 parcels of Lafayette residential land for sale on the market today, providing a great opportunity to build the custom home of your dreams or an investment property in a community that will hold its value. Here are today’s listings of Lafayette residential land for sale as of April 25, 2013.  Click on a property’s Address for photos and detailed information.   0 MT. DIABLO BOULEVARD, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $3,500,000 5.75 Acres250,470 ft2     3535 SPRINGHILL RD, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $2,895,000 27.12 Acres1,181,347 ft2     0 ECHO SPRINGS, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $1,500,000 12.00 Acres522,720 ft2   3300 PHILLIPS RD, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $1,350,000 1.89 Acres82,328 ft2   0 PLEASANT HILL ROAD, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $1,200,000 1.30 Acres56,628 ft2   109 CAMELIA LN, LAFAYETTE, CA 9...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
  Residential property owners know that problem tenants will always be with us, which is why our Lafayette property management services include leasing and general management, plus specific solutions to common, but difficult, tenant problems. Problem tenants are a significant drag on management resources.  In addition to often causing significant property damage, they also drive off good tenants in a multi-family facility.  No amount of screening will eliminate them completely, but addressing problems early can reduce their negative impact on operations and profitability.  We offer these Lafayette property management services to do just that:    ·   Regularly scheduled inspections1 - Quarterly, semi-annual, annual    ·   Special inspections1: in response to tenant or neighbor complaints...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Lafayette luxury homes, those either for sale or sold for over $1M, make up the vast majority of homes sold in the Lafayette housing market.  The first quarter of 2013 reflects traditionally strong sales in January followed by weaker sales through the remainder of winter. Activity in March shows a strong beginning to the spring/summer selling season, with the number of completed sales increasing significantly while the median number of days for Lafayette luxury homes to be sold were greatly reduced.     "Days To Sell" reflects the number of days after a property goes on the market that an offer is accepted and does not include the escrow period. For a complete list of homes that closed escrow in Lafayette during March at all price levels, click here >>>Lafayette home sales March 2013<<<...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
There continue to be a good number of Lafayette homes for sale, with 29 actively available and 38 now in escrow.  In March, 29 sales closed escrow with an average time on the market of 34 days. Of the Lafayette homes for sale at this time, there are no foreclosures and only 1 short sale. Click here to view the list >>>Lafayette sales<<< of homes that sold in March.   Contact Us for more information on Lafayette homes for sale or to search the local Contra Costa County MLS. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John A. Souerbry & Associates      Tel (925) 323-1450      (DRE 01370983)   
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Lafayette and Orinda homes are in high demand due to the area’s great schools, shopping, restaurants and central location.  Although known for luxury homes valued at $5,000,000 or more, this area also offers affordable homes that typically sell very quickly.  Of 87 homes now on the market, only 21 are priced under $1M. Click here to see the list >>> Lafayette and Orinda homes for sale under $1M <<< as of April 13, 2013.  - including photos and detailed information for each property..   Search for homes and land for sale >>> Contra Costa County’s multiple listing service (MLS). Contact Us for help buying or selling Bay Area real estate. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John A. Souerbry & Associates      Tel (925) 323-...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Today’s home selling tip: Be truthful in written descriptions and realistic about the value of personal property to be sold with the home. It’s common for sellers to include some personal property in the sale of their home.  In real estate terms, we say those items transfer or “convey” with the property.   These items should be identified on both the Listing Agreement a seller signs with their broker and in the Purchase Agreement with the buyer.  Common items are garden tools, hoses and appliances, such as refrigerators, clothes washers and dryers, and even that fancy outdoor grill. Sharp buyers will want to know the value the seller is putting on conveying personal property for a couple of reasons.  One is that he may want personal property listed and valued separately on a “Bill Of Sa...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Lafayette and Orinda luxury homes and estates are some of the most sought-after California real estate.  Today there are 15 homes for sale priced over $2,500,000. Here are the Top 10 Luxury Homes offered for sale in Lafayette and Orinda as of April 9, 2013.  Click on a property’s Address to view photos and detailed information.   HAPPY VALLEY RD, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $7,750,000 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 full | 5 partial Sq. Ft.: 9,000       55 LESLYN LN, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $6,888,000 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 full | 1 partial Sq. Ft.: 10,700       940 RELIEZ STATION LN, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $6,500,000 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 14 full | 2 partial Sq. Ft.: 14,605       10 SLEEPY HOLLOW LANE, ORINDA, CA 94563   $4,995,000 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 full | 1 partial Sq. Ft.: 7,430       3985...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Lafayette and Orinda homes are in high demand due to the area’s great schools, shopping, restaurants and central location.  Although known for luxury homes valued at $5,000,000 or more, this area also offers affordable homes that typically sell very quickly.  Of 60 homes now on the market, only 13 are priced under $1M. Here are Lafayette and Orinda homes for sale under $1M as of April 4, 2013.  Click on a property’s Address for photos and detailed information.     10 SILVERHILL WAY, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $995,000 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Sq. Ft.: 3,684     LA CRESTA RD, ORINDA, CA 94563   $945,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1,456       3280 WOODVIEW DR, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $899,900 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Sq. Ft.: 2,477       3432 SAINT MARYS RD, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $899,000...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Lafayette and Orinda foreclosed homes continue to make up a small portion of the market along Highway 24, and there is still only one on the market this week. Here are Lafayette and Orinda foreclosed homes for sale as of April 2, 2013.  Click on the property’s Address to view photos and detailed information.   3280 WOODVIEW DR, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549             $899,900 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Sq. Ft.: 2,477                         Need help managing your rental units?  We provide full service property management, plus on an as-needed basis we can do – ·         annual/special property inspections ·         problem tenant investigations ·         past-due rent collections ·         early stage eviction support   Click here >>> Property Management Services   Contact Us for help buying and...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Lafayette and Orinda luxury homes top the East Bay area for quiet luxury.  Today there are 15 homes for sale priced over $2,500,000 (3 more than last week). Hat tip to Lafayette CA, which leads the list with a home offered at $7,750,000. Here are the Top 10 luxury homes offered for sale in Lafayette and Orinda as of March 29, 2013.  Click on a property’s Address to view photos and detailed information.   HAPPY VALLEY RD, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $7,750,000 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 full | 5 partial Sq. Ft.: 9,000     55 LESLYN LN, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $6,888,000 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 full | 1 partial Sq. Ft.: 10,700     940 RELIEZ STATION LN, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $6,500,000 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 14 full | 2 partial Sq. Ft.: 14,605     10 SLEEPY HOLLOW LANE, ORINDA, CA 94563   $4,995,0...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
 Lafayette CA lots and land provide a great opportunity to build the custom home of your dreams, or to build investment property in an area that holds its value and is always in demand. Here are residential lots and land (zoned single or multi-family) listed for sale on Contra Costa County’s multiple listing service (MLS) as of March 23, 2013.  Click on a property’s Address for photos and detailed information.     0 MT. DIABLO BOULEVARD, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $3,500,000 5.75 Acres 250,470 ft2                 3535 SPRINGHILL RD, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $2,895,000 27.12 Acres 1,181,347 ft2                 0 ECHO SPRINGS, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $1,500,000 12.00 Acres 522,720 ft2                0 PLEASANT HILL ROAD, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $1,200,000 1.30 Acres 56,628 ft2                 109 CAM...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Lafayette and Orinda luxury homes top the East Bay area for great schools, central location and quiet luxury.  Today there are 15 homes for sale priced over $2,500,000. Here are the Top 10 luxury homes offered for sale in Lafayette and Orinda as of March 22, 2013.  Click on a property’s Address to view photos and detailed information.     Top 10 Lafayette & Orinda Luxury Homes   HAPPY VALLEY RD, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $7,750,000 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 full | 5 partial Sq. Ft.: 9,000       55 LESLYN LN, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $6,888,000 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 full | 1 partial Sq. Ft.: 10,700     940 RELIEZ STATION LN, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $6,500,000 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 14 full | 2 partial Sq. Ft.: 14,605       10 SLEEPY HOLLOW LANE, ORINDA, CA 94563   $4,995,000 Bedrooms: 6 Bathroo...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Lafayette and Orinda foreclosed homes continue to make up a small portion of the market along Highway 24, but there is still one on the market from last week. Here are Lafayette and Orinda foreclosed homes for sale as of March 8, 2013.  Click on the property’s Address to view photos and detailed information.   3280 WOODVIEW DR, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549               $899,900 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Sq. Ft.: 2,477                    Need help managing your rental units?  We provide full service property management, plus on an as-needed basis we can do –     ·  annual special property inspections     ·  problem tenant investigations     ·  past-due rent collections     ·  early stage eviction support   Click here >>> Property Management Services   Contact Us for help buying and selling Bay Ar...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Lafayette and Orinda homes are in high demand due to the area’s great schools, shopping, restaurants and central location.  Of 56 homes now on the market in Lafayette and Orinda, only 22 are priced under $1M. Here are Lafayette and Orinda homes for sale under $1M as of February 26, 2013.  Click on a property’s Address for photos and detailed information.     10 SILVERHILL WAY, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $995,000 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Sq. Ft.: 3,684       339 EL TOYONAL, ORINDA, CA 94563   $995,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 full | 1 partial Sq. Ft.: 2,429 Open House on Sunday, Mar 3, 2013 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM         3244 CAMINO DIABLO, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $995,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Sq. Ft.: 2,242       1699 PLEASANT HILL RD, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $970,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Sq....
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Lafayette and Orinda foreclosed homes continue to make up a small portion of the market along Highway 24. Here is the only Lafayette and Orinda foreclosed home for sale as of February 26, 2013.  Click on the property’s Address to view photos and detailed information.     4120 HAPPY VALLEY RD, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549                $1,218,000 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 full | 1 partial Sq. Ft.: 4,761                   Need help managing your rental units?  We provide full service property management, plus on an as-needed basis we can do – ·         annual/special property inspections ·         problem tenant investigations ·         past-due rent collections ·         early stage eviction support   Click here >>> Property Management Services   Contact Us for help buying and selling Bay Area re...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Lafayette and Orinda luxury homes top the East Bay area for quiet luxury.  Today there are 10 homes for sale priced over $2,500,000. Here are the Top 10 luxury homes offered for sale in Lafayette and Orinda as of February 26, 2013.  Click on a property’s Address to view photos and detailed information.   HAPPY VALLEY RD, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $7,750,000 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 full | 5 partial Sq. Ft.: 9,000     55 LESLYN LN, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $6,888,000 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 full | 1 partial Sq. Ft.: 10,700     940 RELIEZ STATION LN, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $6,500,000 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 14 full | 2 partial Sq. Ft.: 14,605     10 SLEEPY HOLLOW LANE, ORINDA, CA 94563   $4,995,000 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 full | 1 partial Sq. Ft.: 7,430     28 TAPPAN LN, ORINDA, CA 94563   $4,39...
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