The Pulse of Lafayette Real Estate

Stay informed about the latest homes for sale and real estate market in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda, CA

Just listed! 11 Leslyn Lane, Lafayette, California

11-Leslun-Lane-FrontIt’s your lucky day! Due to no fault of its own, 11 Lesyn Lane is back on market. This property appraised and inspected beautifully.

We encourage you to see this rare, close-in Reliez Valley contemporary with stunning views. The house features a family-friendly floorplan and plenty of space for everyone to enjoy.

Located on a private lane shared by 8 homes, this rare 4.37-acre usable, park-like Reliez Valley parcel provides a dream setting with level land and views just 20 miles East of San Francisco and minutes to top-rated Lafayette schools (Springhill Elementary, 11-Leslyn-NEW-LR-1Stanley Middle School and Acalanes High School – check availability), downtown and commute routes.

In addition, enjoy panoramic views of Mount Diablo and Briones Regional Park and wonderful natural light from dramatic walls of glass.11-Leslyn-Yard


List price: $2,635,000

5 Bedrooms / 5.5 Baths

Open Sunday February 14th, 2016, 1 – 4 p.m.

Real Estate Market Snapshot, Lamorinda, CA., Jan. 2016

The January home sale numbers for Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda, also known as Lamorinda, have just been released.

Home sales for the month of January, are a result of December activity. The disappointing statistics are absolutely a reflection of both the holiday season and our record-breaking low levels of inventory.

Our team is excited to bring several new listings to the market over the next few months. The large buyer pool currently in the marketplace should be ready for competition and focused on finding the right home this month. Interest rates are certainly incredible right now. The sooner you enter into contract, the sooner you lock these rates for many years to come.

Sellers, if you are contemplating selling, please call us know to begin the process. We still are of the belief that the early bird will get the worm this year!

The below chart shows Dana Green Team’s Market Snapshot, January 2016 (Single Family Detached Homes).

Just Listed! 21 Francisco Court, Orinda, California

21 Francisco Court, Orinda21 Francisco Court, is nestled on a quiet court in the heart of Orinda’s Del Rey neighborhood. This impeccably updated contemporary home is located on a .53 acre view lot. The property has 5 bedrooms plus a bonus room, and 2.5 bathrooms.

Loved by the same family for over 50 years, this beautifully updated contemporary received an extensive interior and exterior remodel in 2012.

Highlights include a flexible floor plan, incredible light, and hardwood floors.

The light and bright kitchen/family great room includes a fireplace insert and sliding doors to the rear entertaining deck that showcases rare Southern views over Moraga Country Club and Canyon as well as the historic Moraga Adobe.

The adjacent formal living/dining room combo features wonderful light and views, access to both rear decks and an energy efficient Swedish Valor gas stove with remote and thermostat control

The second family room/bonus room is located on the lower level and is a flexible space that can be used as a home office, media room or fitness room – you decide!

The master suite includes sliding doors to the back balcony and a beautifully remodeled en suite bath with stall shower

Three secondary bedrooms share the updated hall bath on the main level while a fourth secondary bedroom is located downstairs adjacent to the bonus room

The newly redesigned “mud” area has an open laundry room with storage and a remodeled ½ bath

This property has an A+ location close to top-rated Orinda schools!

List price: $1,565,000

Broker Tour: Tuesday February 2, 2016, 10-1 p.m.

Offers due Tuesday February 9,2016 @ 12 p.m.

Whether moving up or down in size we encourage you to explore all that this beautifully remodeled home, large parcel and ideal location have to offer! For more information, contact Dana Green today!


Just Listed! 3683 Happy Valley Road, Lafayette, California

This newly renovated & expanded Happy Valley Estate3683-Happy-Valley offers a rare combination of views, terraced level land and privacy. Highlights include: easy indoor/outdoor living, a flexible floorplan and amazing proximity to top schools, BART and commute routes. The +1.24 acre property is fully-landscaped, has a pool, level lawn, play area, vintage grass tennis court, and 3-stall barn.3683-Happy-Valley-Dining-Room

The property is set behind private gates in the prestigious neighborhood of Happy Valley and features clean lines, beautiful light and views through perfectly placed windows, high ceilings, incredible use of wainscoting and molding, and many custom elements throughout.

A perfect setting for young families, Happy Valley’s elementary school is one of 335 schools across United States to be recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School!

Here are additional details about this beautiful home.


  • 5 bedrooms + 1 office
  • 3.5 bathrooms
  • 4,574 Square feet
  • List price: $3,595,000
  • Open house: Jan 31


Please contact us today to schedule a showing for you.



Real Estate Market Snapshot, Lamorinda, CA, Dec. 2015

2016 is starting off with historically low real estate inventory levels. Low inventory is typical in January but we are definitely lower than normal and buyers are crushed as they are anxiously awaiting product.

Coupled with the drop in the stock market,  many buyers are wondering what this means. We don’t have a crystal ball but we do know there are plenty of buyers waiting for inventory. Anyone considering selling this year should reach out to us now. We have a feeling the early bird will indeed get the worm!

The below chart shows Dana Green Team’s Market Snapshot, December 2015 (Single Family Detached Homes).

Dana Green Team Market Snapshot, Dec. 2015

Kindergarten Registration Dates Signal Start of the 2016 Lamorinda Real Estate Selling Season

Home buyers and sellers throughout Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga often ask me, “When is the perfect time to buy or a sell a home?” Schools are the #1 reason families move to Lamorinda so it makes sense that school calendars matter when it comes to timing real estate decisions. Did you see that The Contra…

What does the interest rate adjustment mean for Lamorinda home buyers and sellers?

After much speculation throughout all of 2015, the Federal Reserve finally made a modest adjustment of 0.25% to its benchmark interest rate. In my world, as a seasoned Realtor, those following real estate want to know what this means and how they should react.     In Lamorinda (Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda), we still have…

Celebrating 12 Days of Christmas in Lafayette

For the holidays, we thought it would be fun to share some of our Lafayette favorites. We had fun putting together our “Twelve Days of Christmas” to share with you.     We hope you enjoyed our daily posts on Facebook. In case you missed any, we are repeating all twelve, below: On the first…

Just Listed! Wonderful Burton Valley Traditional

Just Listed! 610 Huntleigh Drive Lafayette, CA 94549 4 Bed / 3.5 Bath  •  2038 Sq. Ft. +/-  •  0.25 Acres Open Sunday, December 13, 1 – 4 pm Brokers Open: Tuesday, December 15, 10 am – 1pm Offered at $1,225,000     610 Huntleigh Drive is a delightful Burton Valley traditional with a flexible…

53 Oakwood Road, Orinda: Buy Now. Love It Forever.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could buy your dream home once and stay happily in place through all of your family’s life stages? There are many wonderful reasons to love 53 Oakwood Road, currently for sale in Orinda. This starts with its high quality construction, a chef’s kitchen, and the home’s many green features. …

Saying Thanks: It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette Holiday Event 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended Friday’s 2015 “It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette” community holiday event and tree lighting.  We love working on this annual event with Branagh Development and the Lafayette Chamber, and sharing it with you! We hope you had as much fun on Friday as we did. A special thank-you goes out to the…

Sustainable Lafayette Offers “Green” Holiday Tips

Looking to “green” your holidays? The easiest way to make a difference is to start early – with a plan! Sustainable Lafayette’s website has a useful list of forty ideas to consider, organized into eleven different holiday-related categories, including many gift ideas and energy-saving tips. Don’t worry, no one expects you to do it all, not even…

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. 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…

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 The possibilities are endless with this wonderful 1960’s traditional rancher loved by one family for 40+ years! …

“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.   Arrive early and plan to stay! This fun and festive event includes visits with Santa,…

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 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…

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. 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? Ask them and they’ll tell you that they decided to build…

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.  …

Dana Green, Realtor
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