Pleasant Hill, CA Real Estate News

By Renae Bolton, I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!
(Marketing 4 Realtors)
I absolutely love the idea of promoting one another when we can! As a result, I have a project called "Twitter Friend of the Week." I'll showcase one or two of my Twitter Friends so that you can "meet" them. This week, my featured Twitter Friend is Story of My Life. Talk about unique! Read all about them: What is your primary business? I’m one of the co-founders of the www.StoryOfMyLife.com website. We are the world’s largest online collection of life stories – collecting stories today and preserving for the future. We’re at the cusp of a rapidly changing digital world – the first generation has been born who will have always had the internet and their lives recorded digitally. We want to be sure that folks understand that leaving some digital footprint behind, i.e. what your future an...
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By Jason Wheeler, JasonWheeler.biz
(JasonWheeler.biz)
This little known program is available in Pleasant Hill CA. The information below is from The Pleasant Hill City Website. ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS The house must be within the city limits of Pleasant Hill and owner-occupied.  The current, combined monthly income of the entire household must be less than the amount listed on the bottom of the next page – based upon family size.  It is important to note that this program is designed for Pleasant Hill homeowners who are not able to qualify for conventional loans. ELIGIBLE PROPERTIES The dwelling must be located in residential districts and areas designated for residential use within the City of Pleasant Hill. The dwelling must be the primary residence of the owner. The dwelling is in a condition such that re...
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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 Pleasant Hill CA was $450,000 for single family detached homes*. There were 13home sales of single family detached homes in Pleasant Hill CA, the highest priced home sold for $715,000 the lowest price home sold for $269,900. The average selling price of detached single family homes for April 2009 in Pleasant Hill California was $488,369. Your Pleasant Hill California real estate market update was written May 13th, 2009. These homes were on the market an average of 58 days. See below for information on single family homes sold on the low and high end. 2085 Sherman Drive in Pleasant Hill CA sold for $269,900 after 30 days on the market: 10 Isabella Lane in Pleasant Hill CA sold for $715,000 after 28 days on the market:   Home sales activity is UP in Ple...
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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 Pleasant Hill CA was $426,250 for single family detached homes*. There were 18 home sales of single family detached homes in Pleasant Hill CA, the highest priced home sold for $664,000 the lowest price home sold for $190,000. The average selling price of detached single family homes for March 2009 in Pleasant Hill California was $428,127. Your Pleasant Hill California real estate market update was written April 14th, 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. Details on the home at 138 Fair Oaks Drive in Pleasant Hill CA that sold for $190,000 after 0 days on the market:   Details on the home at 22 Burnham Court in Pleasant CA that sold for $664,000 after 2...
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By Empire Realty Associates Danville, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Lafayette
(Empire Realty Associates)
Empire Realty Associates Local Market Update - Concord, Clayton, Pleasant Hill The Bay Area is a beautiful place to live and work! Comparing March 2007 - March 2009: Homes for Sale: -27% Under Contract: +56% Sold: -17 For a complete report on this area as well as median price info, please click here Here is some information about these great areas: Clayton & Concord | The charming city of Clayton was founded by Joel Clayton. He purchased 40 acres at the confluence of Mitchell and Diablo creeks and in 1855 built his home here. In 1857, he founded the town of Clayton and laid out the town and streets that exist to this day. Clayton has approximately 400 acres of open space with a variety of recreation activities in the area. In addition, there are 17 miles of walking and hiking trails wit...
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By Jason Wheeler, JasonWheeler.biz
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Are you still waiting to get into the real estate market? If you are on the fence or nervous about the state of the economy and the real estate market that is understandable. The way the media fills our heads with doom and gloom is hard to overcome at times. However if you want to do something for your future and truly start creating wealth for yourself you need to STOP listening to your friends and the news NOW! There has never been a better time to buy real estate for your residence or as an investment! Rates are at all time lows right now and home prices in the CA Bay Area are so low you can finance a 3 bedroom home for less than you would pay rent on a 2 bedroom apartment. Here are a few action steps to get moving! Get financing in order (Talk to a Loan Consultant you feel like you...
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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 Pleasant Hill CA was $480,000 for single family detached homes*. There were 11 home sales of single family detached homes in Pleasant Hill CA, the highest priced home sold for $660,000 the lowest price home sold for $315,000. The average selling price of detached single family homes for February 2009 in Pleasant Hill California was $482,454. Your Pleasant Hill California real estate market update was written March 9th, 2009. These homes were on the market an average of 58 days. See below for information on single family homes sold on the low and high end:     Home sales activity is UP in Pleasant Hill CA. There are currently 30 single family detached homes pending sale in Pleasant Hill CA (or under contingency contract). The list price of these hom...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The January 2009 median home price in Pleasant Hill CA was $487,000 for single family detached homes*. There were 12home sales of single family detached homes in Pleasant Hill CA, the highest priced home sold for $725,000 the lowest price home sold for $268,000. The average selling price of detached single family homes for January 2009 in Pleasant Hill California was $473,820. Your Pleasant Hill California real estate market update was written February 11th, 2009. These homes were on the market an average of 73 days. See below for information on single family homes sold on the low and high end:     Home sales activity is UP in Pleasant Hill CA. There are currently 33 single family detached homes pending sale in Pleasant Hill CA (or under contingency contract). The list price of these ho...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The December 2008 median home price in Pleasant Hill CA was $512,000 for single family detached homes*. There were 23 home sales of single family detached homes in Pleasant Hill CA, the highest priced home sold for $1,270,000 the lowest price home sold for $200,000. The average selling price of detached single family homes for December 2008 in Pleasant Hill California was $537,893. Your Pleasant Hill California real estate market update was written January 9th, 2009. These homes were on the market an average of 25 days. See below for information on single family homes sold on the low and high end:     Home sales activity is UP in Pleasant Hill CA. There are currently 24 single family detached homes pending sale in Pleasant Hill CA (or under contingency contract). The list price of these...
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By Jason Wheeler, JasonWheeler.biz
(JasonWheeler.biz)
Do you network in person as well as online? You need to get busy with groups like Rotary, BNI or your local Chamber. I have had great results and would probably not be in business if I had not started a Networking Group, and gotten involved as a Director with my local Chamber in Pleasant Hill CA. It can be a lot of sweat equity however this business is about People! Get out and get involved, volunteer and reap the rewards of the seeds you will be planting. I've lived in my community for 30 years now and it truly does pay to get out and network! Until Next time Here is to your success! Jason Wheeler 925-285-2172 | Come to a FREE Event | Subscribe To My Blog | How I Stay Successful |
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By Jason Wheeler, JasonWheeler.biz
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If you would like to network and meet with a group of business owners in the East Bay Walnut Creek area who are dedicated to helping your business grow. Please come visit Diablo Networking Circle of BNI. Our network is one of the best places to receive qualified referrals in Contra Costa County! We have a diverse group of business member from Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and Lafayette and we meet at the Pyramid Alehouse! Call and Get Started NOW at 925-285-2172 today.Or Email Us Until Next time Here is to your success! Jason Wheeler 925-285-2172 | Come to a FREE Event | Subscribe To My Blog | How I Stay Successful |
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By Jason Wheeler, JasonWheeler.biz
(JasonWheeler.biz)
Have you ever thought of investing in real estate but just think you don't have the time money or knowledge? If this is you then you and I need to connect as soon as possible. Since 2003 I have been building a real estate investment and finance business in the Bay Area CA. I have built a network and do business all over the United States now. Currently I am partnered in a project that guarantees cash flow for the first 3 to 5 years and requires no money down. If you think this is impossible then just get in touch with me and I will show you our project. Specifically I am passionate about helping others create a long term real estate investment portfolio while showing them options and strategies that can yield an immediate income. Until Next time Here is to your success! Jason Wheeler 92...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The November 2008 median home price in Pleasant Hill CA was $518,000 for single family detached homes*. There were 17 home sales of single family detached homes in Pleasant Hill CA, the highest priced home sold for $815,000 the lowest price home sold for $265,000. The average selling price of detached single family homes for November 2008 in Pleasant Hill California was $479,323. Your Pleasant Hill California real estate market update was written December 13, 2008. These homes were on the market an average of 79 days. See below for information on single family homes sold on the low and high end:     Home sales activity is UP in Pleasant Hill CA. There are currently 36 single family detached homes pending sale in Pleasant Hill CA (or under contingency contract). The listing prices of the...
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By Norma and Don Flaskerud
(Re/Max Today)
This year, a trip to Ireland to visit family was purposely scheduled during "down time", Thanksgiving week, a week when most folks are concentrating on family and dinner preparations. We had our assistant put a new listing on the market that Monday while we were gone, assuming it would take at least a few weeks to sell in the current market conditions. We admit our seller did everything right; he priced it where we recommended, $399,000, he put in new attractive frieze carpet and painted the interior a fashionable taupe with white trim, new neutral tone linoleum in the kitchen, and cleaned it to perfection. The 1949 vintage kitchen and '60's bathroom showed as well as dated interior could. The owners, now living in assisted living, had made improvements including removing the wall heate...
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By Jason Wheeler, JasonWheeler.biz
(JasonWheeler.biz)
Four people have been indicted in connection with a mortgage-fraud scheme that federal prosecutors say landed more than $20 million in bogus loans used to control residential-care home facilities for the elderly in Contra Costa and San Mateo counties. Edith and Ronald Nelson; Nelda Asuncion; and Criseta Lagarejos were arrested Monday and appeared in federal court in Oakland. Edith Nelson is free on a $1 million bond, and each of the others on $750,000 bonds. If convicted, they could face years in federal prison and millions in fines. They're due back in court Aug. 5. The Nelsons own and operate Pleasant Hill-based Placement Services, a referral service placing elderly people in residential-care facilities. The state Department of Social Services in 1998 had barred them from involvement ...
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By Mike Mueller
(Tech and Social Media Consultant)
Being a huge Muppets fan I can't help but start by sharing the following:   Watch the Video   We spent the morning of the 4th watching and participating in the Pleasant Hill Parade.   Being a Marching Band Dad, I've seen quite a few parades this year.    We've traveled to Victoria, BC and saw a parade with 450 entrants. We've marched through the streets of San Francisco with the Blue Angels roaring overhead.  But nothing says "Hometown" like a good old fashioned small town parade!  Here's a few snippets from this years parade. Watch the Video Labels: pleasant hill posted by Mike   Get a    or Follow me on Twitter Up to the minute Mortgage Rates Report via Twitter Check out "The Foreclosure Report" (It's help for homeowners in trouble!)
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By Norma and Don Flaskerud
(Re/Max Today)
 In the town of Pleasant Hill is a neighborhood with an ambience so many crave; it is known far and wide as Poet's Corner. Why? Because many of the streets are named for famous poets of yesteryear. Known for charming late '40's moderate homes that have been expanded into rambling ranchers on large, level lots and tree lined streets, homes in this enclave often sell for tops dollar. Reminscent of simpler times, of growing up when Father Knows Best was a hit show, when post war young families moved to the suburbs and began families, the mid-century neighborhood still evokes feelings of security and family and mom and apple pie. This home, our newest listing, is a combination of the charm of yesteryear with curb appeal in keeping with the charm of homes on Beatrice, yet offers the latest a...
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www.724Twinview.comWhen not chatting with and problem solving for my kids (now all young adults) we still are in the real estate business. And boy is that an ever interesting business to be in! March and April saw sales picking up, with pending sales in Pleasant Hill averaging one a day, giving us a flavor of a normal market rate of homes selling. But the news....negative, negative, and more negative! it is hard for us Realtors... and let me tell you why.We see homes priced at what are bargain prices compared to the height of the market two years ago: 10-20% less! For instance today I dealt with two properties on the market as short sales, meaning the asking price is lower than the existing loan on the property and for that home to sell the bank has to agree to settle for a payoff short...
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By Norma and Don Flaskerud
(Re/Max Today)
Wow!  How long has it been?We put a new listing on the market last Monday and sold it Wednesday here in Pleasant Hill, CA, 35 miles inland from San Francisco, CA.  Pleasant Hill is a nice suburban town of about 30,000 primarily built up from farms to residential homes after World War II, with many neighborhoods built in the late 40's, mid 50's on into the 60's, 70's and 80's.  There are a few newer, upscale neighborhoods but the town is primarily older home stock, very well maintained, and an affordable closer in, Bay Area town.At the height of the market our listing might have sold for $725,000.  Depreciation reared its ugly head and our clients sold for near their $632,000 asking price.  To get this price and to sell so quickly they worked tirelessly to fix up the house: paint and new...
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By Mike Mueller
(Tech and Social Media Consultant)
This is the 14th of 17 entries I've written for the "Mortgage Creative Writing Challenge".  The traditional Japanese Haiku format follows the syllable pattern of 5 - 7 - 5.  The writer might bring in a word or concept (kiga) that evokes memories of a particular season.  The last line is usually in sharp contrast (caesura) to the body of the poem. I chose to backdrop each poem with a traditional Japanese watercolor or photograph.  Some in contrast, others not. To the Haiku purist the following might not be proper in the strict sense.  Your latitude is appreciated. Mortgage Haiku # 14   Why 17?  It is the total number of syllables in a Haiku, no other reason.Why separate them?  Each one should be read and engaged individually.  You can find my whole series here:  Mortgage Haiku  
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