Livermore, CA Real Estate News

By Janki (Hetal) Patel, Team Leader & CEO for The Janki Patel Team
(Legacy Real Estate and Associates)
This Livermore home is located on Caliente Ave, in the desirable Sunset West neighborhood. This lovely single family home has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms featuring very tasteful and contemporary decor and is ready to move in.   This home was listed on the market on Wednesday, September 28. It is measured in 1,522 square feet, on a large lot size of 6,000 square feet. The step-down living room opens to the family room with skylight and sliding glass door leading to the backyard.  The lovely adjacent dining area offers a cozy wood burning fireplace. The updated kitchen also boasts granite countertops and new white cabinetry with storage racks and stainless steel appliances. There’s an additional dining room with extension.  The master suite features built-in closets, sink vanity and walk-i...
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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 is 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 Livermore, 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 over rent i...
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By Jeff Pereyda, Real Estate Agent-Broker Associate, GRI, SRES
(Coldwell Banker)
If I am buying a particular item on Amazon that I am not finding locally, I'll read the reviews associated with that item almost every single time, Reviews help me quite a bit, and I usually make my final decision on what to buy based on what reviews I have read. When it comes time to sell a Livermore home, or a home in any other city, Get real estate agent reviews. Most homeowners take months, sometimes years to finally decide on whether or not to sell their Livermore home. When the time comes to choose their Livermore real estate agent, some do it in just one day, almost haphazardly. Some homeowners get lucky in choosing their Livermore real estate agent http://www.tricityhome.com--others do not fare too well. Real estate agents are not all the same.  There is a REALTOR Code of Ethics...
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By Jeff Pereyda, Real Estate Agent-Broker Associate, GRI, SRES
(Coldwell Banker)
If you had a checklist with room for just two items on it, there are the two things that should be on the list when it comes time to sell your Livermore home. One, make sure there are upgrades before you go on the real estate market. The second of the hooks that will get more looks is to use a professional real estate photographer to capture only the best pictures of your Livermore home for sale after it has been staged.   The success of this marketing strategy crosses over into other markets. When you test drive a new car, most dealers will place you in the upgraded model, right? Bringing it back to real estate, new home builders want you to see the model home which has what? Right, upgrades. Selling a home in Livermore is no different. You will want to make sure you have moderate upgr...
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By Dale Corpus, Realtor - San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Pleasanton
(Dale Corpus Real Estate powered by eXp Realty)
 Located in the heart of Livermore California just south of Interstate 580 and north of E. Stanley Blvd. is the influential neighborhood of Old Northside.Old Northside is a mixed neighborhood of single-family homes and rental properties. These homes were built between the 1940s and the 1960s. Lots are up to 8000 ft.² and sizes range from 800 ft.² to nearly 2000 ft.². Traditionally, this community has been extremely affordable and at any given time there are roughly 20 to 50 properties throughout this community for sale. Homes are starting at about $400,000-$700,000 and many of the properties are single-story.This quaint neighborhood offers a variety of single family homes, duplexes, multifamily units and commercial property. In the center of the community is the Marylin Avenue elementar...
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By Dale Corpus, Realtor - San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Pleasanton
(Dale Corpus Real Estate powered by eXp Realty)
Rhonewood is a beautiful little community in Livermore California with several hundred homes built by K & B Homes in the late 1960s. If you're looking for variety, this is it. There are numerous floor plans and designs making Rhonewood unique. You won't find cookie cutter architecture and similar colors in this neighborhood. Sizes are from 1120 to over 2,000 with several one and two story layouts and 3-4 bedrooms and 1.5 to 2.5 bathrooms.  Lot sizes are from 6000 to 9000 square feet and most home have a fireplace and a 2-car garage. Rhonewood is part of a home owners association. Dues are between $335 and $450 per year and cover common areas and management. Residents also have access to the Rhonewood  Cabana Club offering private and group swim lessons, a championship swim team in numer...
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By Dale Corpus, Realtor - San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Pleasanton
(Dale Corpus Real Estate powered by eXp Realty)
Coming Soon - New Homes in Livermore by Shea HomesA just north of I-580 in Livermore California is the newest addition to the new home community with three bedroom homes from 1400 ft.² to nearly 1700 ft.². The community is called Sage – Balance in the properties will be built by Shea homes.There are five different floor plans to choose from, all of which have three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms as well as a two-car garage. Homes are between 1390 ft.² to 1667 ft.². These plans are in their preliminary stages and may be Subject to change. This new community is located off of Isabel Avenue at the triangle from Portola Ave., Isabel Avenue and the Arthur brief freeway or Interstate 580. Currently plans are underway and development is just beginning. The nice thing about this location is that it...
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By Dale Corpus, Realtor - San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Pleasanton
(Dale Corpus Real Estate powered by eXp Realty)
The Cottages at Vineyard Crossing are some of Livermore California's newest homes. These single family, courtyard style homes are close to the historic downtown Livermore area. They offer convenient access to I-580 and commuter rail service.The Cottages at Vineyard Crossing features three different floor plans with two-story designs, two-car garages spaced from 1640 ft.² to nearly 2100 ft.².Plan #1 is a two-story, three bedroom and 2.5 bathroom home with a two-car garage with 1640 ft.² price from $680,000.Plan #2 is a two-story, three or four bedroom layout, 2.5 bathroom, two car garage in layouts of 1762 ft.² price from $717,000.Plan #3 is also a two-story home with 2079 ft.² of living space and either three or four bedroom layouts with 2.5 or three bathrooms and a two-car garage price...
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By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans in Livermore CA and 100% financing on VA Loans - the best loan program and loan payment 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 main features of this great program: - 100% financing, no down payment required. - Monthly mortgage insurance is not tacked on to your payment. - More lenient credit qualifying standards than other types of mortgage loans. - Low rates compared to other loan programs. Here's how to qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in Livermore CA: You must first verify your eligibility. Eligibility is verified by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. An approved Livermore CA VA loan lender can order your COE for you, or you can c...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
August 2014 Livermore CA Real Estate Market Report September 27, 2014 Livermore CA Real Estate Monthly Commentary Homes sold in Livermore CA during August 2014 totaled 89 compared to 83 the prior month for single family with 21 (compared to 21 the prior month) attached homes closing escrow. The median single family price for homes sold in Livermore CA was $650,750 in August 2014 vs. $656,000 the prior month while attached homes were at $425,000 vs. $435,000 over the same period. Remember to consider the small number of homes sold when viewing these median price trends. The availability of both attached and single family homes for sale in Livermore CA as of September 27, 2014 shows a total of 136 single family (there were 132 on the same date last month) and 27 attached (there were 31 la...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
August 2014 Livermore CA Real Estate Market Report September 27, 2014 Livermore CA Real Estate Monthly Commentary Homes sold in Livermore CA during August 2014 totaled 89 compared to 83 the prior month for single family with 21 (compared to 21 the prior month) attached homes closing escrow. The median single family price for homes sold in Livermore CA was $650,750 in August 2014 vs. $656,000 the prior month while attached homes were at $425,000 vs. $435,000 over the same period. Remember to consider the small number of homes sold when viewing these median price trends. The availability of both attached and single family homes for sale in Livermore CA as of September 27, 2014 shows a total of 136 single family (there were 132 on the same date last month) and 27 attached (there were 31 la...
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By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans in Livermore 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 Livermore CA: You must first verify your eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Livermore CA VA mortgage loan lender to order your COE quickly, or you ...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
July 2014 Livermore CA Real Estate Market Report August 27, 2014 Livermore CA Real Estate Monthly Commentary Homes sold in Livermore CA during July 2014 totaled 83 compared to 74 the prior month for single family with 21 (compared to 31 the prior month) attached homes closing escrow. The median single family price for homes sold in Livermore CA was $656,000 in July 2014 vs. $651,750 the prior month while attached homes were at $435,000 vs. $450,000 over the same period. Remember to consider the small number of homes sold when viewing these median price trends. The availability of both attached and single family homes for sale in Livermore CA as of August 27, 2014 shows a total of 132 single family (there were 102 on the same date last month) and 31 attached (there were 19 last month) cu...
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By Karen Crowson, Your Agent for Change
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
During a time of little inventory, swings in median price can be reflective of what's actually available to buy. That may explain the huge dip in July of last year when multiple offers were crazy and lots of buyers were competing for very few properties. That has eased a bit this year - welcome news to buyers. Longer market time in Winter is very normal. January shows that folks are just getting over the holiday hump. New properties come on the market after the first of the year, greatly reduced the averages. The details matter in this case. A 94% increase could look incredibly concerning until you see that it means just a 10 day change in average days on market. Not so horrible to think you house make take 3 weeks to sell. drgxdfhft l;asgkdgn
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By Karen Crowson, Your Agent for Change
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
A 20% change in median sold price is a very significant change in a 12 month period of time. You'll notice that we had a steady climb from the end of the year, and things have stayed fairly consistent since we entered the spring selling season. This is an unusual chart with the crazy spike in December. However, December isn't the peak of home buying as a normal trend, so somewhat understandable. With that spike at 37 days, it's still indicative of a very fast market. When the average time on market goes up 43%, that sounds like a lot. But it only represents an average change of 5 days. Supply is up 12%. Good, we needed that. Demand shows a dip of 7%. Not alarming by any means, as we aren't seeing the same level of investor buyers as we did last year. Supply has increased by 21% year ov...
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By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans in Livermore CA and 100% financing on VA Loans - the best loan program and loan payment 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 main features of this great program: - 100% financing, no down payment required. - Monthly mortgage insurance is not tacked on to your payment. - More lenient credit qualifying standards than other types of mortgage loans. - Low rates compared to other loan programs. Here's how to qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in Livermore CA: You must first verify your eligibility. Eligibility is verified by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. An approved Livermore CA VA loan lender can order your COE for you, or you can c...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
June 2014 Livermore CA Real Estate Market Report July 5, 2014 Livermore CA Real Estate Monthly Commentary Homes sold in Livermore CA during June 2014 were down to 74 from 82 the prior month for single family with 31 (up from 13 the prior month) attached homes closing escrow. The median single family price for homes sold in Livermore CA is up to $651,750 in June 2014 vs. $641,500 last month while attached homes are up to $450,000 vs. $405,000 over the same period. Remember to consider the small number of homes sold when viewing these median price trends. The availability of both attached and single family homes for sale in Livermore CA as of July 5, 2014 shows a total of 102 single family (up from 90 on the same date last month) and 19 attached (down from 25 last month) currently on the ...
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By Karen Crowson, Your Agent for Change
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The median home price barely moved in Livermore for the condo and townhouse markets. With the exception of July of 13, there weren't huge swings in the median home price. The higher median price seen in 2014 are in part due to the new construction units being sold. 57% upward change in average days on market can at first glance appear to be in very negative trend. In reality, a 6 day change in market time isn't enough to cause any seller alarm. Supply is definitely up in this category. This entry level market segment is generally favored by first time buyers and investors alike. But as median prices have shot up, investors aren't as plentiful and some first time buyers aren't able to make the financial price adjustment. Comparing May of last year to May of this year, not much has chang...
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By Karen Crowson, Your Agent for Change
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The median price for detached took a fairly significant jump over the same time last year. Due in part to the arrival of more homes on the market in the higher price ranges. Seller who now have equity can actually make a move, whether downsizing or moving out of area. Last year at this time, there were 9 homes on the market over $900K. This year, that number has doubled. A little more inventory along with higher prices has resulted in properties being exposed to the market for about a week longer on average. Last season we primarily saw offer due dates within a week of the the list date. Now if those due dates are used at all, they are typically about 2 weeks into the listing time. Supply is down only by 3% with demand down 21%. That demand is in part due to higher home prices with inv...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
May 2014 Livermore CA Real Estate Market Report June 6, 2014 Livermore CA Real Estate Monthly Commentary Homes sold in Livermore CA during May 2014 were up to 82 from 73 last month for single family with 13 (down from 28 last month) attached homes closing escrow. The median single family price for homes sold in Livermore CA is up to $641,500 in May 2014 vs. $636,000 last month while attached homes are down to $405,000 vs. $416,000 over the same period. Remember to consider the small number of homes sold when viewing these median price trends. The availability of both attached and single family homes for sale in Livermore CA as of June 6, 2014 shows a total of 90 single family (up from 76 on the same date last month) and 25 attached (up from 22 last month) currently on the market. Click ...
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