Dana Green Real Estate Team

Homes for Sale in Lafayette, Moraga + Orinda, CA

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.

DGT Maintenance Tips - Roofs and Gutters - 1Roof Inspections

With all the talk of a big El Niño weather pattern coming later this year, now is the perfect time to examine your roof to determine what repairs must be made while it’s still hot and dry.

Eliminate a potentially disastrous problem before it starts by having a licensed roofing contractor inspect your roof prior to the rainy season.

They will be looking for blisters, curled or split shingles, sagging or loose nails, and any areas that appear to be noticeably damaged.  Take a look at my BLACK Book list of trusted vendors and consider calling one of the roof experts to take a closer look!

Gutter Care

Also, October is a great time to start thinking about cleaning out your gutters. Keeping your gutters clean and free of debris is important to ensure that water stays away from your home’s exterior and foundation walls. If you haven’t done it since spring, it is time to get that ladder out before the rains begin!  If you’re not up for the task yourself, take a look at my BLACK Book  for a list of gutter vendors who can help (often roofing contractors, while making necessary roof repairs, will clean gutters too!)


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!

Del Rey Elementary Banner + Blue Ribbon School Logo

Congratulations to Happy Valley Elementary (Lafayette), Del Rey Elementary (Orinda) and Campolindo High School (Moraga) for winning the 2015 National Blue Ribbon School Award

These distinguished Lamorinda schools are 3 of the 33 California schools among only 285 public schools and 50 private schools nationwide who won this coveted National Blue Ribbon Award for 2015.

Lamorinda Blue Ribbon School Award Winners 2015 - Campo, Happy Valley + Del Rey

In congratulating the California schools, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said: “We celebrate these models of excellence as they shine in the national spotlight. I congratulate all the hardworking students, teachers, parents, staff, and administrators who made this recognition possible.”

So do we! 

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

We love the newest Campolindo junior class fundraiser – weekly food trucks!

Food Truck Thursdays at Camolindo High

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 an opportunity not to cook! 

Explains parent organizer Diana Obrand:  “We really believe in this fundraising effort not because we are making a lot of money but because it’s been so fun to watch the community come out and socialize at Campolindo. As Principal John Walker stated, ‘Anytime we can get the community on campus for something positive like this, it’s a great thing!’”

Campolindo Football Program 2015 (Back)We couldn’t agree with Diana and Principal Walker more! 

That’s one of the many reasons the Dana Green Team proudly sponsors Campolindo Football. (Of course, another big reason we sponsor  the Cougars is the Dana Green Team is comprised of Campo graduates and Proud Campo Parents — and I am both!)

Family Fun Tip: Plan a “Football and Food Truck Family Fun” Night

Grab your favorite food truck fare and enjoy it while watching a Campolindo freshman game! These freshman games are free and fun for the whole family! The freshman Cougars play at home at 5pm on the following October Thursdays:  October 1 (Dougherty Valley), 10/15 (Las Lomas), and 10/22 (Terra Nova). 

Campolindo announces each week’s food trucks in the school’s Daily Bulletin. If you don’t already get it delivered via email you’ll find the newest copy linked on the school’s website.

On October 1, the following food trucks have been confirmed:  Tonli Dumpling, Sliders Truck, Street Dogs, and Tutto Bene.


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 *


Walnut Creek CA Homes for Sale - 30 Norlyn Dr

30 Norlyn Drive is a turnkey 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom traditional home perfectly placed behind the quintessential white picket fence in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek.


Walnut Creek CA Home for Sale - Kitchen, Living + Dining Rooms - 30 Norlyn Rd


Ideally located near Walnut Creek’s many downtown amenities, including great schools, shops, dining, theatre and BART, this renovated single story traditional is filled with charm and character.


Walnut Creek CA Homes for Sale - Master Bedroom - 30 Norlyn Rd


Walnut Creek Homes for Sale - Secondary Bedrooms - 30 Norlyn Rd


The best news? This home is move-in ready, inside and out, complete with beautiful outdoor kitchen and salt water pool.


Walnut Creek CA Homes for Sale - Exterior Living Spaces + Salt Water Pool - 30 Norlyn Rd


What we really love about 30 Norlyn Drive is that it is a perfect home that can serve a family well across a lifetime of lifestyles – from young executive couple to raising a family, through empty nester bliss, and everything in between. Imagine the family parties in this backyard!

30 Norlyn Drive is not on the MLS. It is being offered as a rare off-market opportunity. With the exception of the 9/22 Broker’s Open, it is only available to see by private showing!

Questions – or to schedule your tour, please contact Dana@DanaGreenTeam.com or 925-339-1918.

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Just Listed: Premium New Construction for Sale in Orinda, CA

Last week, we wrote that this wonderful Orinda property was “coming soon” – and now, as promised, it’s on the market!


Just Listed: 53 Oakwood Road, Orinda

5 Bedrooms / 4.5 Baths • 4202 Sq. Ft. +/- •  .63 Acres

Two Open Houses: Sunday, Sept 13 & 20, 1-4 p.m.

Broker’s Open: Tuesday, Sept 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

53 Oakwood Rd - Orinda Homes for Sale


53 Oakwood Road, a premium new construction home for sale in Orinda, CA, is a truly rare opportunity.

Luxury homebuilder, Bay Vista Development, in conjunction with distinguished architect, Alan Page, have created this premium 4BD/3.5BA, 3,936 sq. ft. custom home with a detached 266 sq. ft. cottage, including a full bath. 

Interior details - 52 Oakwood Rd, Orinda Homes for Sale

Showcasing impeccable design, an unprecedented level of finish and stunning craftsmanship, this home also includes many “green” elements and state-of-the-art technology.

Interior views of 53 Oakwood Rd, Orinda

Built for the most discerning buyer, this home is unlike anything else being presented in the marketplace! 

Go to www.53Oakwood.com for complete details and many more photos of this amazing property. The website also includes more information about the builders, Bay Vista Development, as well as inside information about the Orinda lifestyle. 

We recommend you attend one of the two open houses (Sept 13 or 20, 1-4pm) even if you aren’t currently planning a move. This is a truly rare Orinda property and a great example of Bay Vista Development’s work. It will be fun to tour!

If you have questions or would like to schedule a private showing, please contact Dana Green at Dana@DanaGreenTeam.com or 925.339.1918.

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Just Listed: Inviting Traditional Orinda Home for Sale – Great Location!

Just listed:  17 Charles Hill Road, Orinda   4 Bedrooms / 2 Baths  •  2156 Sq. Ft. +/-  •  .48 Acres Two Open Houses: Sunday, 9/13 & Sunday, 9/20, 1 – 4pm On Broker’s Tour: Tuesday, 9/15, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Located in a super convenient pocket of Orinda, with easy access to Highway 24,…

Coming Soon: Incredible High-end New Construction in Orinda, CA

If you have been waiting for the perfect Orinda property to come on the market, we have good news – it’s coming soon! Luxury home builder, Bay Vista Development, in conjunction with distinguished architect, Alan Page, have created an amazing Orinda home on a .63-acre oak-studded parcel that includes Peter Koenig designed landscape. Tucked at the end of…

Ghostruck.com Initiates Moving Services in SF Bay Area, including Lamorinda

I am always looking for local moving service options to recommend to clients so I was interested to read USA Today’s article about Ghostruck.com initiating service in San Francisco and Oakland, starting September 1, 2015. Considered by some to be the Uber of moving services, Ghostruck.com offers help with moving items from one location to…

Fall 2015 Lamorinda Housing Market FAQ: Sell Now or Wait Until 2016?

This headline on the front page of today’s Wall Street Journal caught my eye: “Fed Rate Strategy Remains On Track.” In speaking to trusted advisors and in reading articles like this, it appears a rate increase in September or December is still looming despite the recent stock market correction. Savvy Lamorinda home sellers have asked me…

Hidden in Plain Sight: This Lafayette Home for Sale Has It All

If you feel as if the limited inventory of Lafayette homes for sale sometimes turns the hunt for your dream home into an exercise in wish list tradeoffs, I have great news for you.     10 Dianne Court has it all, including these top 4 wish list items:   1. Move-in Ready This updated 4-bedroom, 3-bath, 2579…

Sunday in Lafayette: Free Lafayette Safety Fair at Stanley Middle School on 8/30/15

Whether you live here or are planning to be in town touring Lafayette homes for sale, consider making time to take your family to the Lafayette Safety Fair scheduled for Sunday, August 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stanley Middle School, 3455 School Street. All are welcome. Admission is free. Sponsored by the…

Stock Market Correction — What Does It Mean for the Lamorinda Housing Market?

I have been fielding many phone calls from clients concerned about the potential impact of this week’s stock market correction on their real estate goals. My basic message? Don’t panic. Real estate is a long-term investment and our hyper local Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda residential real estate markets have always been – and will always…

Lafayette Open House Sundays – Plan to Explore the Lafayette Lifestyle, too!

We really love the well-deserved attention Sunset Magazine gives Lafayette and some of our locally owned businesses in the magazine’s September 2015 Inside Bay Area column! “This mellow East Bay enclave has fashioned itself into a charming hub of its own, thanks largely to residents taking it upon themselves to open independent shops and restaurants they…

Lafayette Open House Update: Thumbs Up for 1024 Windsor Drive

Thank you to everyone who came to our Lafayette open house at 1024 Windsor Drive on Sunday. We loved all the positive feedback!   I think it’s fair to say that the steady stream of open house visitors were impressed not only by the pristine condition of this wonderful traditional home with its many updates…

Orinda CA Real Estate News: 4 Ridge Lane Featured in Sunday’s Contra Costa Times

Thank you to the Contra Costa Times for featuring 4 Ridge Lane in the Real Estate section on Sunday, August 2, 2015. Written by Monica Lander, “Award-winning home designed by a renowned architect on prominent and private Orinda ridge,” offers a detailed description of this wonderful – and unique – Sleepy Hollow neighborhood property constructed by…

Lafayette Homeowners – Schedule a CYES “Green” House Call to Receive Free Conservation Upgrades

This summer, the Rising Sun Energy Center’s California Youth Energy Services (CYES) program is offering Lafayette homeowners and other Lamorinda residents no-cost energy and water conservation services through a partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), our local towns, and the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD). What is the CYES Green House Call? According to…

Pacific Union Releases 2nd Quarter 2015 SF Bay Area Real Estate Market Pulse Videos

Pacific Union has just released a series of short videos providing a high level view of 2nd Quarter 2015 results for various SF Bay Area real estate markets, including one for Contra Costa County and others for markets stretching as far as to Lake Tahoe/Truckee. Links to each SF Bay Area real estate video follows:…

July’s Quiet Opportunity For Home Buyers Who Stay Focused on the Lafayette CA Real Estate Market

It’s summertime, but in some real estate ways it’s beginning to feel like Lafayette in December – deceptively quiet. I am always astonished by how many people act as if the Lafayette CA real estate market actually closes in December even when I can name buyers who are still trying to buy homes and sellers who…

Check Out This Little Free Library in the Lafayette Valley Estates Neighborhood

Perched on the edge of a well-manicured lawn on Lafayette’s Florence Drive (where it intersects North Lucille Lane) sits something worth smiling about – a Little Free Library. I stopped by on my way home from Tuesday’s Broker’s Tour of our new listing just a few blocks away, at 3341 Betty Lane. Selection no doubt varies. Tuesday there seemed…

360-Degree Real Time Lafayette CA Real Estate Knowledge: Why Transaction Experience Matters

Good news: The U.S. real estate market continues to improve and is on track for its best year since the peak of the housing bubble in 2006, according to an analysis by Realtor.com. “This time, though, it’s no bubble,” said Realtor.com chief economist Jonathan Smoke. “Job growth is powering the surge in demand for homes. More…

Dana Green, Realtor
Dana Green is an award winning Realtor. Born and raised in Lafayette, CA, she continues to live in Lafayette with her husband and children. This blog focuses on topics of interest to people who live in Lafayette and its neighboring cities -- from real estate to lifestyle. Please... join the conversation!

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