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Less is More: Simple Tips for Updating and Refreshing Your Home

One of the best aspects of working with our team when selling your home is our complimentary staging service. Our four staging professionals, led by the stellar Linda Gidre, utilize our inventory of furnishings and décor to transform your home into a welcoming and attractive space. I actually got my start in real estate by staging for other realtors; this is when I first learned...

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...

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...

Wine Tasting in Sonoma and Napa

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)...

Title-Insurance

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...

27 La Noria, Orinda, CA 94563

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...

Fireworks

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...

1030 Dores Dr

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...

The Thousand as Advertised in The Wall Street Journal

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...

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...

1600 Reliez Valley Road

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...

3654 Happy Valley Rd

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....

27 La Noria Lafayette CA

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...

25 Old Millstone Lane, Lafayette, CA

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...

Lafayette Kitchen Tour 2016

Lafayette Juniors Kitchen Tour in its 17th Year!

Established in 1953, the Lafayette Juniors is an organization of women dedicated to promoting social welfare, education, and civic improvement in Lafayette and the surrounding communities. This organization allows members to experience the joy of giving to others and in return, gain long-lasting friendships as well as a stronger connection to the community. Their primary fundraising event, the Lafayette Juniors Kitchen Tour, has become an...

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Our 5 Favorite Features of 600 Sky Hy Circle, Lafayette, CA

5 Bedroom | 3 Bathroom | 2598 Sq. Ft. | .24-Acre Parcel | Built in 1976 Optimal Location. Nestled in a private enclave of 29 homes, the gated neighborhood of Sky Hy Ranch is known for its sense of small town living. The neighborhood is ideal for dog walkers and outdoor play! 600 Sky Hy Circle sits on a pristine corner parcel. The property is...