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Interest Rates are Rising!

Don’t get caught off-guard, interest rates are quickly rising. If you are in the market to buy a home or refinance your current house, call your mortgage advisor today to better understand how the rise in interest rates impacts your purchasing power. This morning’s Pacific Union Blog provided a great update on where things stand today. Here’s what they said, “MORTGAGE RATES SOAR AS THE...

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Lafayette Juniors: Philanthropy, Friendship, and Fun

Of all my varied successes in a career that has proven to be more rewarding than I ever could have imagined, I continue to take great pride in my past involvement with Lafayette Juniors. As a former president of this great organization, I am forever impressed by the group’s longevity and dedication to philanthropy. Their quality annual events are always much anticipated and attended. The...

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The Creative Side of Lamorinda

Whatever your child’s artistic interest – theater, dance, visual arts, or instrumental music – Lamorinda schools and a vast number of private mentors and organizations can provide the instruction, encouragement, and outstanding opportunities to help fulfill artistic dreams. Our elementary, middle, and high schools are fortunate to be supported by groups such as Lafayette Partners in Education, The Education Foundation of Orinda, and the Moraga...

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Lafayette Coffee Talk

If you’re like most coffee drinkers, you have a go-to spot to grab your morning caffeine fix and/or your afternoon pick-me-up. You know exactly what you’re getting at your favorite place – a mocha with just the right amount of whip, or a perfectly flavored salted caramel latte. If you’re enough of a regular that the barista has your drink ready before you’ve even ordered,...

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Lamorinda’s Sporting Life

Families choose to live in Lamorinda for many reasons – the great schools, the open spaces, proximity to metropolitan areas, friendly downtown districts, and of course, youth sports opportunities. If your child plays a particular sport, or wants to learn, chances are he or she will find a Lamorinda program that offers high quality instruction, great coaching, fitness, and lots of fun. Our local swim...

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Cabernets, Chardonnays, and Zins! Oh My!

It’s easy to take for granted our proximity to the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, where some of the world’s best wine is made, and where people travel from all over the globe to sample the area’s treasures. If you haven’t ventured north recently, this is a great time to explore. The weather is nearly perfect (but then again, it almost always is in Northern California)...

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Home Buyers Take Note, Title Insurance is a Must

People ask me all the time if they need title insurance tends to be an overlooked part of the home buying process, yet it is necessary to protect your investment. If you purchase a home with a loan, the lender who holds your mortgage will require title insurance as a condition of sale — one policy for you, and one to protect the lender itself. Cash...

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Four Fabulous Outdoor Spaces

With its beautiful weather year round, Lamorinda residents love the outdoors. These four homes for sale offer luxurious outdoor lifestyles — each in its own Lamorinda way! 27 La Noria, Orinda, CA 94563    We love how the entire property is used – it feels like you’re entering a private compound. Anchored by immaculate 100+ year old Oak trees, the bucolic exterior proudly showcases magnificent...

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Lafayette, CA: Home of Destination-Worthy Cuisine

With destination-worthy restaurants claiming territory in our corner of the Bay Area, Lafayette residents no longer feel the need to venture through the tunnel in search of quality cuisine. Lafayette has itself become the destination. From the west end of Mt. Diablo Blvd. to the east, one can find restaurant variety and caliber such as that in San Francisco, or in Alice’s Berkeley wonderland. Our...

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Our 5 Favorite Features of 3716 Crestmont Place, Lafayette, CA, 94549

Casual Elegance. This Happy Valley custom traditional was built by M F Bruzzone Construction in 2003. The home features serene wooded views, casual elegance, a classic design, exceptional workmanship, privacy and an ideal floor plan.  Superbly Situated. 3716 Crestmont Place is located on a quiet lane in a desirable pocket of Happy Valley. It is minutes from downtown restaurants and shopping, the Lafayette Reservoir, trails,...

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Our 5 Favorite Places for a Fantastic 4th of July

  It’s official — summer is here and it’s time to celebrate Lamorinda, tradition, and this beautiful country! After you’ve filled up at the local pancake breakfast and partied at the Orinda parade, be mesmerized by the fireworks at any one of these spectacular destinations around Lafayette. Arguable the best fireworks display in the Contra Costa County, treat yourself and your entire family to a sensational...

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Our 5 Favorite Features of 1030 Dolores Drive, Lafayette, CA 94549

1.    Proximity to Downtown Lafayette. This traditional single-story is located within steps to downtown Lafayette where boutique shops, Michelin-rated restaurants, hometown cafes, and a variety of grocery stores await.  2. Incredible Curb Appeal. Great Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle. The indoor/outdoor flow of the home is amazing & begins with an inviting front yard featuring a white split-rail fence, charming front porch, level lawn and mature landscape. It then...

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An Exceptional Estate and New Accolades Awarded to Dana Green Team

Today, the real estate stars are aligned! The San Francisco Bay Area’s most exceptional estate has just been listed for sale for $39,000,000! Dana Green is honored to be the exclusive Realtor of 7 Country Oak Lane in Alamo and is most grateful for this amazing opportunity! You may view this dream property at www.7CountryOakLane.com. Additionally, Dana Green has received two noteworthy recognitions, which you...

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Our 5 Favorite Features of 1340 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette, CA

Garden Oasis. A sanctuary of a home awaits behind the most beautiful fence on Reliez Valley. The world softens and quiets when you walk through the welcoming gate and perfectly manicured arbor. Come home to peaceful gardens and leave the hectic world behind. The treasure of this traditional Reliez Valley one story is the back patio, lush vegetated fencing, and the gated pool area. The pool area resembles...

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Gear Up for Dancing and Music In Lafayette Plaza Park!

Join us for beautiful summer evenings of dancing, music making, and mingling in our wonderful community of Lafayette! The below events are fun for all ages, families, or a casual date night. We hope to see you there! The Big Jangle Band On the evening of June 17th a local favorite, The Big Jangle Band, will take to the Lafayette Plaza Park stage from 6:30...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Fingers on the Pulse of Lafayette’s Real Estate Market

Whether you’re a home-buyer, or a home-seller, success in a competitive real estate market depends on staying informed. Here are  5 simple ways to keep up with the latest in Lafayette’s real estate market news. Subscribe to Sneak Peek. Sneak Peek subscribers receive news directly in their email inbox regarding: Pocket Listings that are not expected to ever go on the MLS. Exclusive previews of...

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Showing of 1600 Reliez Valley Road Today!

Move in Ready. 1600 Reliez Valley Road contains a beautifully updated main residence, with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. In addition, there is a detached 1215 square foot studio that runs on its own meter and has heat and air conditioning. Privacy. This rare Lafayette compound is located on a private drive, tucked off Reliez Valley Road. The mature landscape provides breathtaking valley views and...

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How Often Can You Have Your Cake and Eat it Too?

Earlier this spring, we announced a unique opportunity in Happy Valley. 3654 Happy Valley Road, Lafayette, CA, which has two lots and endless possibilities. Since we first listed these two parcels for sale, together, Parcel B, a classic, well-maintained home and property, has become available for purchase on its own! This classic Happy Valley Estate was built in 1947; it has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms....

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Our 5 Favorite Features of 27 La Noria, Orinda, CA 94563

7 Bedroom | 6 Bathroom | 5009 Sq. Ft. Main Home & Pool House |.80-Acre Private Parcel   Stunning Craftsmanship and Character. Originally Built in 1928, this enchanting Tudor-style estate showcases incredible warmth. A 2005 renovation was orchestrated with the help of architect, Stephen Sooter, and interior designer, William Anderson, who brilliantly captured the essence of the home, and elegantly enhanced it. Superior Construction. This...

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Our 5 Favorite Features of 25 Old Millstone Lane, Lafayette, CA 94549

5 Bed / 3.5 Bath /3317 Sq. Ft. +/-.33 Acres Mid Century Architecture. Renovated and expanded in 2013, this beautiful home has a modern flexible floor plan and walls of glass that open, creating an incredible indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The formal living room features a pitched and wood-planked ceiling. The Heath Ceramics tile fireplace embodies the property’s creativity and craftsmanship. Green Living. 25 Old Millstone Lane...

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