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Thanksgiving 2015: Grateful, Thanks to You

This Thanksgiving – as always – I am grateful to live and work in a community I adore and have spent my entire life in. And I am grateful for you.

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Your support allows me to give back to my hometown! I am proud to be involved with these amazing non-profits that enhance our lives daily:

Lafayette Chamber

3-Year Sponsor of the Annual Holiday Lights and Celebration

Lafayette Juniors

Multiple-Year Marble Sponsor of the Annual Kitchen Tour

Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE)

Platinum Partner (Since Inception)

Lafayette Library and Learning Center

Discovery Sponsor, Night at the Library

Sustainable Lafayette Sponsor

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Children’s Advisory Council, Executive Board, and Sponsor

All the best for a wonderful Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Just Listed: Amazing Burton Valley Opportunity!

Just Listed!

 570 Arrowhead Drive
Lafayette, CA 94549

4 Bed / 3 Bath •  2471 Sq. Ft. +/- • 0.44 Acres
Brokers Open: Tuesday, Nov 24, 1o am – 1pm
No Sunday Open House
Offered at $1,150,000

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The possibilities are endless with this wonderful 1960’s traditional rancher loved by one family for 40+ years!  Set at the end of a desirable Burton Valley cul-de-sac, on a flat lot, this exciting Lafayette home features amazing potential inside and out. This includes a flexible floor plan and an expansive backyard with pool and patio.


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570 Arrowhead Drive’s sought-after location provides easy access to Burton Valley Elementary (only a few short blocks away), Rancho Swim & Tennis Club, Las Trampas Pool, the Lafayette-Moraga Trail, the Lafayette Community Center, Lafayette Community Park, horse stables, and local commute routes. It’s also close enough to Stanley Middle School that some students bike to school.

Click here for more photos and a detailed list of 570 Arrowhead Drive’s features.

570 Arrowhead Drive will be on Broker’s Tour on Tuesday, November 24, 10am-1pm. There will be no Sunday open house.

If you have questions about this property or would like to schedule a private showing, please contact Dana Green at or 925-339-1918.

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“It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette” Holiday Event & Tree Lighting is Friday, Dec 4

The 3rd annual “It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette” community celebration and tree lighting to kick off the holiday season is scheduled for Friday, December 4, from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., in Lafayette’s Plaza Park, located in downtown Lafayette, California.

Lafayette Holiday Event + Tree Lighting 2015


Arrive early and plan to stay! This fun and festive event includes visits with Santa, official holiday tree lighting ceremony, one-of-a-kind photo ops, live musical entertainment, crafts, holiday treats and a holiday sing-a-long.

The Dana Green Team is honored to sponsor this popular Lafayette tradition again this year, along with Branagh Development and the Lafayette Chamber. Admission is free and all are welcome!

Holiday Wine Tasting and Open House: Wednesday, November 18th, 3-5pm

Holiday Wine Tasting and Open House

Please Join Us!

Wednesday, November 18th • 3 – 5 p.m.

53 Oakwood Road, Orinda

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Stop by to enjoy wine tasting and experience first-hand one of our favorite homes for the holidays. Whether you are in the market to buy or just want some design ideas, don’t miss this opportunity to see incredible new construction and current decor. We would love to see you, and friends are welcome!


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4 Ridge Lane: A Magical Place to Raise Your Family in the Heart of Sleepy Hollow

Much has been made of the architectural significance of 4 Ridge Lane – and it is marvelous, inside and out.

4 Ridge Lane, Orinda - Lawn and Oak

Did you know, though, that the current owners have owned this property for more than four decades, half of that time spent living in a more modest home?

Sleepy Hollow Elementary School, Sleepy Hollow Pool and Tennis ClubAsk them and they’ll tell you that they decided to build in place because they loved the neighborhood, and couldn’t bear to leave this property with its amazing grounds and views that they and their children loved so much.

Here are the top 10 reasons 4 Ridge Lane will be that kind of magical place to raise your family, too:

1. The right neighborhood: Sleepy Hollow!

2. Lifestyle choices: You can retreat to privacy or easily join in neighborhood activities.

3. Walking distance to Sleepy Hollow Elementary School.

4. Close to Sleepy Hollow Swim and Tennis Club – and Orinda Country Club, too.

5. Gated property with level lawn for play – and a level blacktop, too.


Orinda Famliy Home for Sale- Level Play Areas


6. Unbelievable open space views of protected watershed land.


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7. Your own family “secret garden”: Lawn, gardens, fruit trees, and raised garden beds.

4 Ridge Lane Secret Gardens to Explore


8. Plenty of outdoor entertaining spots with easy indoor/outdoor access.


4 Ridge Lane Orinda outdoor entertaining options


9. A pool with a view. Use it for family fun, swimming laps, and/or stage entertaining from the deck.


4 Ridge Lane, Orinda - Heated Pool

10. Room for overnight guests: Attached guest studio includes a separate entrance.


4 Ridge Lane Orinda - Guest Studio

For more photos and all the details about 4 Ridge Lane, please click here. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a private tour, please contact Dana Green at or 925.339.1918.


Lafayette’s 11 Leslyn Lane Offers Views, Space and A Terrific Reliez Valley Location!

Just Listed: 11 Leslyn Lane, Lafayette 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms Plus 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Au Pair Suite 4215 Sq. Ft. +/- •  4.37 Acres Broker’s Open: Tuesday, November 10, 10am – 1pm Open House: Sunday, November 15, 1 – 4pm     Located on a private lane shared by only 8 houses, 11 Leslyn…

Looking Ahead: Pacific Union’s Real Estate Outlook Presentation is November 18

I am excited to share that Pacific Union has joined forces again with Irvine, Calif.-based John Burns Real Estate Consulting to forecast real estate activity and economic conditions across the Bay Area and the Lake Tahoe/Truckee region over the next three years. Would you like to be among the first to learn the factors that will…

Top 10 Reasons Why 53 Oakwood Road is a Dream Home for Holiday Entertaining

I have started planning for upcoming family holiday entertaining, what about you?  Maybe that’s why when I walked into 53 Oakwood Road’s bright and cheery great room earlier this week I immediately saw it with fresh eyes for the many reasons why this wonderful Orinda home is the perfect place to host holiday events.  …

FAQ: Where does the Dana Green Team buy its Staging Furniture and Accessories?

Did you know… the Dana Green Team owns a staging company called the Tailored House, Inc? We have four fabulous decorators on staff who stage all of our listings at no cost to our clients. As a result, we power shop often and are always looking for wonderful merchandise to complement residential real estate!  …

3 Rare New Construction Homes for Sale in Lafayette and Orinda

If you have been searching for your dream home in Lamorinda, you know how rare new construction is in Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga. That’s why we are excited to have listed not just one, but three truly special newly constructed homes. Each is custom built, ideally located and features impeccable design, high standards of construction and unique…

Just Listed: New Construction in Lafayette’s Burton Valley

Just listed: 660 Glenside Drive, Lafayette 4+ Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths 3065 Sq. Ft. +/- Plus 280 Sq. Ft. Pool House • 0.41 Acres Sunday Open Houses: October 25 and November 1, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Broker’s Open: Tuesday, October 27, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.   We are pleased to announce that we have just…

Why the Five Star Real Estate Professional Award Matters

Prospective clients often ask about my experience and the many millions of dollars in residential real estate transactions the Dana Green Team works on every year representing homebuyers and home sellers. It’s a big number, one that has been growing each year.  These are the same transaction numbers that have secured the Dana Green Team’s…

For Sale in Orinda’s Glorietta Neighborhood: Newly-Built Modern-Day Traditional Home

  Just listed: 37 Hillcrest Drive, Orinda 4 Bedrooms / 3 Baths  •  3050 Sq. Ft. +/-  •  0.54 Acres Open House: October 25, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.   If you are looking for your dream home in Orinda, we have good news! We have just listed 37 Hillcrest Drive, a beautifully rebuilt…

Seeing Signs: Glorietta Elementary School’s FunFest 2015 is Saturday, October 17

We’ve spent a lot of time this week on Hillcrest Drive in Orinda and are really enjoying seeing all the posters on the Glorietta Elementary School fence announcing Saturday’s FunFest! This afternoon, as we drove by, we saw parent volunteers at work, too. Love to see so many involved families! To learn more about the…

For Sale in Lafayette: 1930’s Remodeled Storybook Retreat

Just Listed: 821 Reliez Station Road, Lafayette 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths • 3558+/- Sq. Ft. • 1.13+/- Acre Parcel Plus: Detached 1050 sq. ft. Barn and Garage Broker’s Tour: Tuesday, October 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Open House: October 18, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.   We are excited to announce that a true Lafayette treasure…

Just Listed: Delightful Happy Valley Traditional

1135 Upper Happy Valley Road, Lafayette 4 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 2382+/- Sq. Ft. • 0.77+/- Acre Parcel Sunday Open Houses: October 11 & 18, 1pm – 4pm Brokers Open: Tuesday, October 13, 10am-1pm 1135 Upper Happy Valley Road is a delightful single-story traditional ranch-style home, perfectly tucked off the street on a private…

Lamorinda Home Maintenance Tips: Ready Your Roof Before the Rain

You might be surprised how often we deal with roof related issues when preparing homes for sale or representing buyers in their home purchase. As with most home maintenance issues, the best way to avoid costly future repairs is ongoing attention and upkeep. Roof Inspections With all the talk of a big El Niño weather pattern…

Campolindo High, Happy Valley Elementary & Del Rey Elementary Win the 2015 National Blue Ribbon School Award

It’s no secret that the number one reason families move to Lamorinda is our amazing public schools. You’ll find many of these schools consistently listed among California Gold Ribbon Schools  and California Distinguished Schools. This week, three of our schools are in the national spotlight! Congratulations to Happy Valley Elementary (Lafayette), Del Rey Elementary (Orinda)…

Food Truck Thursdays at Campolindo High School – A Tasty Way To Build Community

We love the newest Campolindo junior class fundraiser – weekly food trucks! You’ll find the trucks parked near the tennis courts in the school’s back parking lot from 3:35 – 6:30 p.m. every Thursday through the end of October.   Today’s trucks? United Bites (wraps), Canasta (tacos), and IzzyA (frozen custard).  Don’t think this is just…

Rare Off-Market Opportunity: Turnkey Downtown Walnut Creek Traditional Home for Sale

Occasionally, we have the opportunity to sell a house off-market through our database. We are pleased to share this amazing opportunity with you:   30 Norlyn Drive, Walnut Creek 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms • 1853 +/- Sq. Ft • 0.26-Acre Lot Broker’s Open: Tuesday, September 22, 10am – 1pm * Shown by Appointment Only *…

Dana Green, Realtor
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