Orinda, CA Real Estate News

By Rita Norman, Your Agent in Walnut Creek CA
In addition to 365 Things to do in Walnut Creek CA, there are plenty of wonderful events nearby, including a town named Orinda. Cal Shakes presents: Macbeth Aug 18, 2010 to Sep 12, 2010 08:00 PM until 10:30 PM Bruns Ampitheater 100 Gateway Boulevard Orinda, CA My son, Dan Norman, has been a lighting design for live theatre since he was in grade school. He's the one way up high. This summer he worked at Cal Shakes in Orinda CA. Alhough it's not exactly IN Walnut Creek, Orinda is close enough. Come check out Bruns Ampitheheater and enjoy a little Shakespear too.  
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By Wendy Cutrufelli, Contra Costa Realtor
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
Real estate market report for detached homes in Orinda, California Active ListingsNumber of Active Listings = 80, of which 4 are short sales and 4 are bank-ownedThe highest list price is $3,695,000The average list price is $1,438,015 and the median*list price is $1,281,500The lowest list price is $460,000 In Contract and PendingThere are 31 homes pending, of which 9 are short-sales and 3 are bank-owned.  The sold price is not disclosed until the transactions close. Closed Orinda home sales for the recent month (3/12/2010 - 4/12/2010): Number of closed sales = 5The highest closed price is $1,395,000The average closed price is $1,073,780 and the median* closed price is $1,150,000The lowest closed price is $675,000 Orinda real estate by quartile: The top 25% (first quartile) averages of 43...
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By Bob Wegener, Lamorinda Specialist 925-212-2431
(Hacienda Real Estate ("Lamorinda" Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda))
As of 4-5-2010, there are 69 Orinda Homes For Sale. Prices range from $241,900 to $3,695,000. The Condo/Townhouse market in Orinda Homes For Sale shows 5 currently active listings. The price range is $241,900 to $1,295,000 . The median price of currently active Condos/Townhouses is $439,000. The average price is $546,960 . The average marketing time for these active listings is 85 days on the market (DOM). There is currently 1 pending sale in the Condos/Townhouses category. The price of this pending sale is $689,000. DOM for this property is 19. The Detached Homes market in Orinda Homes For Sale shows 65 currently active listings. The price range is $460,000 to $3,695,000. The median price of currently active Detached Homes is $1,199,000. The average price is $1,428,055. The average mar...
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By Bob Wegener, Lamorinda Specialist 925-212-2431
(Hacienda Real Estate ("Lamorinda" Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda))
Lamorinda real estate (Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda) is some of the highest valued real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prices range from a 1bedroom, 1 bathroom, 800 square foot condo priced around $200k, up to estates priced over $10,000,000.Lamorinda real estate (Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda) sits east of the Berkeley Hills between the Caldecott Tunnel and Walnut Creek. It is also referred to as the "Highway 24” corridor, referring to the state highway that is the primary thoroughfare in the region. Most residents commute west through the tunnel to San Francisco and Oakland or east to Walnut Creek and Concord. Lafayette and Orinda both have BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) stations and are located along Highway 24. Moraga, located to the south, is more isolated; a pair of two-lane roads,...
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By Bob Wegener, Lamorinda Specialist 925-212-2431
(Hacienda Real Estate ("Lamorinda" Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda))
   4 bedroom homes for sale in Orinda are  typically a hot commodity. As in most  communities, the 4 bedroom home in  Orinda is the most sought after model.  Since January 1st, 2009, 87 4 bedroom  homes have sold in Orinda. The average  price for these sales is $1,175,000 and  the median is $1,085,000. The average  number of days on the market was 53. 15  of those sales have taken place this year.  For those 15, the average price is  $1,063,267 and the median is  $1,160,000, with the average days on the  market number at 76.  As of this writing, 3/29/2010, there are  15 pending sales in the 4 bedroom homes  for sale in Orinda category. 3 of the  pending sales are pending subject to  lender approval. In other words, they are  short-sales, or selling for less than what the owner owes the ...
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By Bob Wegener, Lamorinda Specialist 925-212-2431
(Hacienda Real Estate ("Lamorinda" Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda))
Contrary to what you may believe, currently on the market there are 21 Orinda detached homes for under $1 million. Exactly 1/3 of the homes for sale in Orinda are priced under $1 million. There are 63 total homes on the market in Orinda as of 3/25. The neighborhoods with Orinda detached homes for under $1 million are spread out across Orinda. The Country Club neighborhood has 3 houses for sale. The Glorietta neighborhood has 2 on the market as well. The Hacienda Del Orinda checks in with 1. The popular Ivy Drive neighborhood 3 of homes available. The Charles Hill area has one with a view. Orinda Oaks checks in with an inventory of 4. And Sleepy Hollow rounds it out with 2. It just so happens that in the price range of $1,000,000 - $1,500,000 there are currently, you guessed it, 21 activ...
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By Wendy Cutrufelli, Contra Costa Realtor
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
Real Estate Market Report for Orinda, California. Active ListingsNumber of Active Listings = 46, of which 6 are either short-sales or bank-owned propertyThe Highest Active list price is $3,695,000The Average Active List Price is $1,442,872 with a Median* Active List Price of $1,222,000The Lowest Active List Price is $400,000In Contract and PendingNumber of sales pending = 18, of which 7 are either short-sales or bank-ownedThe Highest Pending List Price is $1,395,000The Average Pending List Price is $972,655 with a Median* Pending List Price of $997,475   The Lowest Pending List Price is $360,000Note:  Actual sold prices are not disclosed until the transactions are closed.This week's market activity by Quartile: Closed Orinda home sales for the month of February, 2010Number of closed sal...
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By Kevin Dwyer
(Sellstate Next Generation)
ORINDA CA REAL ESTATE HOME SALES JANUARY 2010 Orinda Real Estate Sales are looking great for the month of January 2010.  There were a total of 9 homes sold in Orinda this month.  The average list price was $1,071,000 and the average sales price was $1,017,666.  Meaning that property values are stabilizing. Below is a list of all real estate that sold in Orinda this January.  Please feel free to contact me to discuss your Orinda real estate needs. www.soldbynicole.com www.homesincontracosta.com www.stopmyforeclosurebayarea.com Address List Price Sales Price Square Ft Bedrooms Baths 8  Crestview Court $789,000 $796,000 1590 3 2 75  Bates Blvd. $875,000 $865,000 2550 5 3 16  SOUTHWOOD DR $900,000 $900,000 1774 2 1 282  ORCHARD RD $922,000 $800,000 2100 3 2 24  RHEEM BLVD $995,000 $960,000 ...
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By Bob Wegener, Lamorinda Specialist 925-212-2431
(Hacienda Real Estate ("Lamorinda" Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda))
The Orinda real estate market has definitely felt the effects of the economy. The most common question I hear at the holiday parties is, “How’s our market?”Well, the average selling price for 2009 year to date is 23% lower than it was in 2006. Most of that drop came in the ’08-’09 period with a 14% drop.The total volume measured in $$ from ’06 -’09 is 35% lower while the number units sold is only 16% lower.Marketing time has more than tripled from 2006-2009, while the median sales price has dropped about 23%.Interestingly, the number of homes sold year over year is up 7% from last year, while marketing time is up 39%, with the 14% drop in average price. With mortgage rates remaining historically low, all of this together leads to the conclusion that now is a great time to buy! See the ...
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By Bob Wegener, Lamorinda Specialist 925-212-2431
(Hacienda Real Estate ("Lamorinda" Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda))
Orinda Buyers, Moraga Buyers, Lafayette Buyers, "Lamorinda" Buyers - Beware of SNOW !!!   It is rare to see this white stuff in these parts, but it was sure fun! I ran around Berkeley, Orinda, Oakland, Moraga, Lafayette, and Walnut Creek to take advantage of this rare photo opportunity. Of course I was also scouring the areas for real estate opportunities as well.  Take a look at my pictures from the day. For more information on real estate in the "Lamorinda" and the surrounding areas, contact me anytime.
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The November 2009 median home price in Orinda CA was $906,723 for single family detached homes*. There were 14 home sales of single family detached homes in Orinda CA, the highest priced home sold for $1,821,662 the lowest price home sold for $262,500. The average selling price of detached single family homes for November 2009 in Orinda California was $942,079. Your Orinda California real estate market update was written December 3, 2009. These homes were on the market an average of 61 days. See below for information on single family homes sold on the low and high end. 82 Underhill Rd. in Orinda CA sold for $262,500 after 107 days on the market: 275 Sundown Terr. in Orinda CA sold for $1,821,662 after 130 days on the market: There are currently 26 single family detached homes pending sa...
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By Empire Realty Associates Danville, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Lafayette
(Empire Realty Associates)
City of Orinda sets up an earthquake preparedness drill this weekend! Empire Realty Associates Realtor and Orinda resident Allison Johns is helping with earthquake preparedness. The City of Orinda is having a city-wide earthquake drill this Sunday. In preparation for that, the community that Allison lives in, Canyon Ranch Estates, is organizing a detailed emergency plan of action. The association has divided up the neighborhood into a number of different zones. Each zone has a captain. In the event of an emergency,the captain is responsible for checking on the homes in his/her zone, making sure all the gas and power are off and checking on the safety of the families. Allison is the co-captain for her zone. She attended a meeting last night with other zone leaders to prepare for Sunday's...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The August 2009 median home price in Orinda CA was $1,015,000 for single family detached homes*. There were 15 home sales of single family detached homes in Orinda CA, the highest priced home sold for $2,350,000 the lowest price home sold for $700,000. The average selling price of detached single family homes for August 2009 in Orinda California was $1,215,633. Your Orinda California real estate market update was written September 3, 2009. These homes were on the market an average of 48 days. See below for information on single family homes sold on the low and high end. 46 Robert Rd. in Orinda CA sold for $700,000 after 4 days on the market: 36 Las Cascadas Rd. in Orinda CA sold for $2,350,000 after 86 days on the market: Home sales activity is UP in Orinda CA. There are currently 25 si...
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By Empire Realty Associates Danville, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Lafayette
(Empire Realty Associates)
Lamorinda boasts gorgeous landscapes and its strong community. The residents pride themselves on their top-rated schools, and commitment to a quality community. The idyllic weather and prime location near BART and access to San Francisco make it a perfect place to live and call home.Lafayette offers an idyllic environment with a blend of diverse topography, small town atmosphere, established neighborhoods and access to a variety of recreational activities. What began as a farming community has grown into one of the most sought after communities in the East Bay. The Lafayette Art and Wine Festival is a fun-filled annual summer event located in the heart of downtown. Children in the area attend Lafayette School District for the early grades and move up to the Acalanes District for high sc...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The July 2009 median home price in Orinda CA was $899000 for single family detached homes*. There were 22 home sales of single family detached homes in Orinda CA, the highest priced home sold for $2,650,000 the lowest price home sold for $545,000. The average selling price of detached single family homes for July 2009 in Orinda California was $1,070,522. Your Orinda California real estate market update was written August 3, 2009. These homes were on the market an average of 66 days. See below for information on single family homes sold on the low and high end. 21 Spring Rd. in Orinda CA sold for $545,000 after 70 days on the market: 19 Las Casadas Rd. in Orinda CA sold for $2,650,000 after 41 days on the market: Home sales activity is UP in Orinda CA. There are currently 25 single famil...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The May 2009 median home price in Orinda CA was $925,000 for single family detached homes*. There were 19 home sales of single family detached homes in Orinda CA, the highest priced home sold for $1,800,000 the lowest price home sold for $545,000. The average selling price of detached single family homes for May 2009 in Orinda California was $966,684. Your Orinda California real estate market update was written June 6th, 2009. These homes were on the market an average of 158 days. See below for information on single family homes sold on the low and high end. 53 Davis Road in Orinda CA sold for $545,000 after 6 days on the market:   70 Sleepy Hollow Lane in Orinda CA sold for $1,800,000 after 8 days on the market:   Home sales activity is UP in Orinda CA. There are currently 32 single fa...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The April 2009 median home price in Orinda CA was $925,000 for single family detached homes*. There were 9 home sales of single family detached homes in Orinda CA, the highest priced home sold for $1,450,000 the lowest price home sold for $741,000. The average selling price of detached single family homes for April 2009 in Orinda California was $996,222. Your Orinda California real estate market update was written May 7th, 2009. These homes were on the market an average of 13 days. See below for information on single family homes sold on the low and high end. 3 Wanflete Court in Orinda CA that sold for $741,000 after 50 days on the market:   10 Greenwood Court in Orinda CA that sold for $1,450,000 after 0 days on the market: Home sales activity is UP in Orinda CA. There are currently 28...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The March 2009 median home price in Orinda CA was $1,022,500 for single family detached homes*. There were 8 home sales of single family detached homes in Orinda CA, the highest priced home sold for $1,415,000 the lowest price home sold for $725,500. The average selling price of detached single family homes for March 2009 in Orinda California was $1,007,443. Your Orinda California real estate market update was written April 7th, 2009. These homes were on the market an average of 40 days. See below for information on single family homes sold on the low and high end. Details on the home at 89 Oak Road in Orinda CA that sold for $725,500 after 42 days on the market:   Details on the home at 110 Crane Terrace in Orinda CA that sold for $1,415,000 after 0 days on the market:   Home sales act...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The February 2009 median home price in Orinda CA was $1,021,000 for single family detached homes*. There were 3 home sales of single family detached homes in Orinda CA, the highest priced home sold for $1,425,000 the lowest price home sold for $903,000. The average selling price of detached single family homes for February 2009 in Orinda California was $1,116,333. Your Orinda California real estate market update was written March 9th, 2009. These homes were on the market an average of 40 days. See below for information on single family homes sold on the low and high end:     Home sales activity is UP in Orinda CA. There are currently 12 single family detached homes pending sale in Orinda CA (or under contingency contract). The listing prices of these homes ranges from $699,000 to $1,450...
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Yes.  Although there are significantly fewer than in other parts of Contra Costa or Alameda Counties, there are always a few REO listings available within these cities. Here is a list as of 2/13/2009: RESIDENTIAL - Active RESIDENTIAL Summary Statistics   High Low Average Median LP: $889,900 $429,900 $665,205 $694,450 SP: $0 $0 $0 $0  ADDRESS  City  BR  Bth  GarSp  SqFt  DOM  LP  $/SqFt  SP  $/SqFt  2026 ASCOT DR  MORAGA  3  2  0  1687  227  $429,900  $254.83       1424 CAMINO PERAL  MORAGA  3  2  2  1348  20  $472,530  $350.54       1003 HAWTHORNE DR  LAFAYETTE  4  2  0  1680  72  $589,900  $351.13       56 MINER RD  ORINDA  2  2  2  2165  205  $799,000  $369.05       12 CHARLES HILL CIR  ORINDA  4  2  2  2327  46  $810,000  $348.09       6 GLEN EAGLE  MORAGA  3  2  2  2725  53  $889,90...
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