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About Dana Green, Realtor

Lafayette Real Estate expert Dana Green has been Lafayette California's #1 Realtor since 2008 - and is also #1 in Lamorinda and Contra Costa County. A lifelong Lafayette resident, Dana works with buyers and sellers of homes for sale in Lafayette and neighboring communities.

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Better Safe than Sorry – Prepare for Emergencies Now

Life in the Bay Area is good. We’ve got easy access to open spaces and parkland, gorgeous vistas at every turn, great dining options, and culture galore. The tradeoff? Knock on wood: The occasional earthquake, fire, flood, and other natural and man-made disasters that can devastate highly populated areas. While it is difficult to predict such events, it’s not difficult to properly prepare for them....

Night at Lafayette’s Library

Those who believe libraries to be relics of the past have likely never set foot in the Lafayette Library and Learning Center (LLLC.) This communal gathering spot and treasured community resource is so much more than just a place to check-out books. Offering educational and entertaining programs for everyone, the LLLC enables children, adults, families, and seniors to tap into a wealth of materials, workshops,...

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New Year Resolutions: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Home

A new year often begins with our best intentions of taking better physical care of ourselves. In an effort to increase stamina and improve longevity, we resolve to eat healthier foods and get more exercise. The advent of a new year is also a great time to take stock of your home’s physical condition – for the same reasons. A properly maintained and functioning home...

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The Ins and Outs of Remodeling Timelines

Thinking about timelines for home remodeling projects is super important! Just like in buying and selling a home, the clearer the expectations, the more successful the outcome. The Pacific Union Blog did a great job of outlining common remodeling projects and timelines in their blog released today. However, equally important in the timeline and planning process is the topic of permits. Are they needed? Does it increase...

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My Commitment to the Lafayette Community

I am grateful to live and work in a community that I adore and in which I’ve spent my entire life. My childhood memories include riding my bike to school, swim team summers, lemonade stands, trick-or-treating, and playing outside until dark. All these years later, in a much more complicated world, it is amazing that these same simple pleasures continue to be a large part...

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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...

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

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,...

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 Costa Times published the 2016 Lamorinda kindergarten registration dates?  Registration begins...

Interest Rate Adjustment - Lamorinda Real Estate

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 a severe shortage of inventory. Most home buyers are exhausted,...

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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 day of Christmas, we shared our love of …  an old-fashioned...

Lafayette CA Home for Sale - 610 Huntleigh

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 floor plan, kitchen/family room combo, built-ins, wide-plank hardwood floors, 4th...

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.  However, there is another very important reason to love 53...

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 many individuals and local groups who donated time and energy...

Sustainable Lafayette Holiday Tips

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 Sustainable Lafayette. Here is what their website says: “Don’t be...

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 daily: Lafayette Chamber 3-Year Sponsor of the Annual Holiday Lights...

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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 www.570Arrowhead.com 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...

“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, official holiday tree lighting ceremony, one-of-a-kind photo ops, live musical...

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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   www.53Oakwood.com 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...

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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. 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 in place because they loved the neighborhood, and couldn’t bear...