Orinda, CA Real Estate News

By Bob Wegener, Lamorinda Specialist 925-212-2431
(Hacienda Real Estate ("Lamorinda" Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda))
The lemonade stands on the corners in Orinda are gone and the kids are back to school. One of the most exciting parts of this time of year is High School Football. For the Varsity at Miramonte High School, the season starts this Saturday vs. Marin Catholic at their field. For many of the players, this will be the last season in pads and helmets. Such an exhilarating experience for these young men. Lifelong friendships are made on the practice fields and game days. Come on out and enjoy a few games in Orinda at Miramonte High School Stadium. See the Varsity Football Schedule below.  
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By Bob Wegener, Lamorinda Specialist 925-212-2431
(Hacienda Real Estate ("Lamorinda" Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda))
Home Prices in Orinda CA for July 2013Real estate market data for Orinda, CA provided by Bob Wegener of Hacienda Real EstateOrinda Home PricesLow inventory and low interest rates continue to drive this Orinda real estate seller’s market, making it tough on buyers. Stiff competition in the way of multiple offers is the norm on good properties that are reasonably priced. This is great news for Orinda home owners, but the competitive buyer’s market makes it tough on those trying to get into Orinda. If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Orinda, but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must. Buyers - Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, many of our listings are selling within a few days of hitting the market. As you can se...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
The Orinda home sales report for July 2013 reflects the strong market for luxury homes along the Highway 24 corridor.  Active listings increased from 38 on July 1st to 48 listings today.  Of the 38 homes that closed escrow in July, 29 were on the market 30 days or less and only one was on the market longer than 60 days.  There are currently 25 homes in escrow. August 1st Orinda Real Estate Market Snapshot: Homes active for sale: 48 (click to view > Orinda homes for sale) Price range of active listings:  $649,000 - $5,800,000 Short sale/Foreclosed homes for sale:  0/1 To search for property listings of all types in Orinda and the East Bay, including homes, land, income property and more – click > East Bay MLS listings. Contact Us for more information regarding this Orinda home sales repo...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
The Orinda home sales report for June 2013 reflects the improving market throughout the East Bay.  Of the 29 homes that closed escrow in June, 24 were on the market 30 days or less and only two were on the market longer than 60 days. There was a mix of homes selling under and over their listing price, but any statistics regarding the relationship between listing and selling prices are now worthless.  A current trend among many Bay Area brokers is to advise sellers to list their property for sale under its current market value – sometimes well under.  This strategy is intended to bring in more buyers and hopefully cause them to engage in a bidding war that drives up the price over market value.  Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn’t.  But it does create havoc in the marketplace when...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Orinda REO homes for sale are in short supply as the summer begins.  Lenders are continuing to hold many foreclosed homes off the market in anticipation of price increases as the market improves through the end of 2013. Click here for the list of >>> Orinda REO homes for sale <<< currently on the market.  Click on a property’s Address to view photos, map and additional information.   Contact Us  for help with Orinda REO homes for sale and with buying or selling any East Bay real estate. Click on East Bay MLS search to find properties of all types using the same local MLS that agents use. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   John A. Souerbry & Associates  Call John direct: (925) 323-1450 (DRE 01370983)
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
The Orinda luxury home sales report for May 2013 reflects a generally steady market for luxury homes listed or sold above $1M, which represents the majority of the Orinda real estate market. Four of the 16 homes that closed escrow in May were originally listed below $1,000,000 and received offers significantly higher.  One was listed at $899,000 and sold 18% above the asking price at $1,100,000.  But not all homes did that well – only 10 sold above listing price while five sold below and one sold even. Homes in the $1,000,000 to $1,400,000 range received the strongest offers, with all eight that sold in this range selling above their asking price. June 1st Market Snapshot:     ·  Luxury homes active on the market: 23     ·  Price range of active luxury listings: $1,199,000 - $4,995,000 ...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Orinda homes for sale under $1M 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.  Homes priced under $1M make up a little less than 25% of the Orinda market. Click here to see the list >>> Orinda homes for sale under $1M - 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  Call John direct: (925) 323-1450 (DRE...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Orinda residential land provides a great opportunity to build the custom home of your dreams, or an investment property in an area that holds its value and is always in demand.  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 several land parcels with three to seven acres suitable for developing larger estates. Click here to view the listings >>> Orinda Residential Land <<< as offered for sale today on Contra Costa County’s multiple listing service (MLS).  Click on a property’s Address for photos and detailed information. Contact Us for more information regarding Orinda residential land or for help buying or selling any Bay Area real est...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Orinda luxury homes are some of the most sought-after California real estate in the Bay Area.  Homes priced at $2,500,000 or more make up about a quarter of all homes for sale in town. Click here for >>> Orinda Luxury Homes For Sale <<< listed at $2,500,000 or higher.  Click on a property’s Address to view photos and detailed information. Homes and estates were selected per their current listing price alone, as found in the local multiple listing service.  To search for all types of property in the Orinda area, click here:  Access Contra Costa County MLS.  Contact us to schedule a visit to any of the Orinda luxury homes listed or for help with any otherBay Area real estate. Presentation of written purchase qualifications may be required prior to visiting some estate properties. --------...
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By Daniel Seider
(BTRE Big Trees Real Estate)
Market Trends For Orinda CA Real Estate Home Sales If you are buying or selling, the knowledge you gain will help ypu put you in control of your real estate transaction when buying or selling a home in Orinda CA or where you choose. To view a full Market report for Orinda CA Real Estate Trends Click here The Median price for a home listed in Orinda is $1,795,00 The list price has dropped 7.92 percent from $896,000. The price per square foot is $403 Today's Market Trends for Orinda * Median Listing Price: $2,037,020 -0.08% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $557.00 0.02% Total Listings: 37 0.32% Total Listings Previous Months: April March   28 23   0.22% 0% The Median Sale price is $1,795,,000 The number of active listing is up. It has increased by 32% form April the previous month. The medium ...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Orinda residential land provides a great opportunity to build the custom home of your dreams, or an investment property in an area that holds its value and is always in demand.  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 several land parcels with three to seven acres suitable for developing larger estates. Click here to view the listings >>> Orinda Residential Land <<< as offered for sale today on 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...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
The Orinda luxury home sales report for April 2013 reflects a generally steady market for homes listed or sold above $1M, which is the majority of the Orinda real estate market. Although some homes sold for a significant amount above their asking price, on average sales in April went for about 1% over listing price.  This is not always an accurate method for measuring demand, since there is no way of knowing if listing prices were set high (to bump up offer values) or low (to attract more offers) relative to market conditions.  Individual sales vary based upon location, features and condition. What is significant in April data is that the number of homes sold was almost twice as in March and the number of days to sell remains under two weeks.  Going into the summer, it’s expected that s...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
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 35 homes now on the market, only 8 are priced under $1M. Click here to see the list >>> Orinda 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      Call: (925) 323-1450      (DRE 01370983)     
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Orinda luxury homes, those either for sale or sold for over $1M, make up the vast majority of homes sold in the Orinda housing market.  The first quarter of 2013 reflects traditionally strong sales in January followed by flat sales through the remainder of winter. Activity in March shows a mild beginning to the spring/summer selling season, with the number of completed sales increasing slightly while the median days for Orinda 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 (also referred to as “Days On Market” or “DOM”). For a complete list of homes that closed escrow in Orinda during March at all price levels, click here >>>Orinda home sale...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
There is a reasonable inventory of Orinda homes for sale in April,with 19 actively available and 36 currently in escrow. Of the Orinda homes for sale at this time, there are no foreclosures and no short sales. Click here >>>Orinda home sale March 2013<<< to view the list of homes that sold in March. Contact Us for more information on Orinda 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)
Orinda CA residential 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.   17 LA CAMPANA, ORINDA, CA 94563   $990,000 0.69 Acres 30,000 ft2                53 RHEEM BOULEVARD, ORINDA, CA 94563   $795,000 1.14 Acres             8 SUNNYSIDE LN, ORINDA, CA 94563   $750,000 1.55 Acres 67,518 ft2       35 PARKWAY, ORINDA, CA 94563   $745,000 1.74 Acres 75,794 ft2                  0 MINER ROAD, ORINDA, CA 94563   $720,000 1.20 Acres 52,272 ft2        ...
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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 64 homes now on the market, only 20 are priced under $1M. Here are Lafayette and Orinda homes for sale under $1M as of March 23, 2013.  Click on a property’s Address for photos and detailed information.   3252 CAMINO COLORADOS, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549   $999,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Sq. Ft.: 2,441 Open House on Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM         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 ...
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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 13 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 8, 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 Bathrooms: 6 full | 1 partial Sq...
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By Bob Wegener, Lamorinda Specialist 925-212-2431
(Hacienda Real Estate ("Lamorinda" Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda))
Home Prices in Orinda CA for February 2013 Orinda Home Prices We have had a very low inventory since last year, and it remains even lower in February, making home prices in Orinda rise. This is great news for Orinda home owners, but the competitive buyer’s market makes it tough on those trying to get into Orinda. If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Orinda, but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must. Buyers - Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, many of our listings are selling within a few days of hitting the market. As you can see from the graph below, listings are not selling exactly for asking price. To make sure you do not overpay for your new home, you’ll want to have an agent that does a thorough market ana...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Orinda CA residential 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 February 20, 2013.  Click on a property’s Address for photos and detailed information.   17 LA CAMPANA, ORINDA, CA 94563   $990,000 0.69 Acres 30,000 ft2     .     138 OAK RD, ORINDA, CA 00945   $799,000 1.00 Acres 43,560 ft2         53 RHEEM BOULEVARD, ORINDA, CA 94563   $795,000 1.14 Acres              8 SUNNYSIDE LN, ORINDA, CA 94563   $750,000 1.55 Acres 67,518 ft2                35 PARKWAY, ORINDA, CA 94563   $745,000 1.74 Acres 75,794 ft2           ...
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