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The Early Bird Gets the Worm May Be 2022’s Real Estate Story

Many people believe spring is the best time to sell their homes. And for fair reason. Historically, 40% of home sales do occur between the months of April and July. But don’t get confused, spring doesn’t always equate to the highest sales prices of the year. This year, we believe the highest prices will be achieved in the first half of the year with the...

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Buy or Sell? Timing is Everything

If you’re trying to decide whether and when to sell your house, current trends indicate that this winter might prove prudent. It’s a Seller’s market, and conditions (low supply, high demand) are very favorable for those of you looking for a real estate change. When supply is low, multiple offers are likely and your house is apt to sell very, very quickly.  But if you’re...

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12 Days of Gratitude

At this time of year, my Team and I pause to reflect on all we are grateful for in our community. From our amazing schools powered by our wonderful education foundations to our vast open spaces, to our charming and walkable downtown areas, our Lamorinda community is a Bay Area gem. What are many of the reasons we love this community? Follow us on social...

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Every member of a team is important and valued for what they bring to the table. On the best teams, members are interchangeable and able to rise to any task at hand. This is especially true of our team, where each member has a specific role, yet is fully versed on all aspects of every real estate transaction, and is able at any time to...

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Philanthropy Comes in Many Forms

November 15th is National Philanthropy Day, a great time to acknowledge all that philanthropy means, and the impact that it has on our community. When people hear the word philanthropy, they often assume that it refers to monetary giving. And while that often is the case, philanthropy also refers to other charitable acts such as the donation of time, expertise, stewardship, advocacy, or any number...

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Market Insights – The Buyer Pool

The term Buyer pool refers to the number of Buyers to whom your home may be attractive, and we assess this based on a number of criteria. The main consideration is the price point of the house. Right now, Lamorinda selling/buying patterns reveal that the Buyer pool is large for homes in the $1,750,000 to $2,499,000 range. For homes at $4,000,000 and more, the Buyer...

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Lucky Number 7

Each year, LuxeSF, San Francisco Magazine, and Modern Luxury Silicon Valley, in partnership with the Real Trends organization, announce The Leading 100 lists for both individual Realtors and teams. The two lists recognize outstanding top performers in Bay Area residential real estate sales. We are proud to report that the Dana Green Team ranks number 7 on the list of Leading 100 Teams. This list...

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Fabulous Fall Activities

Though daytime heat can often feel like summer, not fall, in Lamorinda, it’s the cool mornings and evenings that alert us to the changing of the season. We love this time of year – heralded by pumpkin spice lattes, retailer displays of pumpkins in every shape, color, and size, and fall foliage. (Who says that the East Coast corners the market on changing color?) If...

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With High School Sports Back on the Calendar, Everyone Wins

It seems like the right time to make a bit of a change to the popular phrase ‘It’s not whether you win or lose; it’s how you play the game.’ For many high schoolers, playing at all is enough. So let’s say, ‘It’s not whether you win or lose; it’s simply playing the game.’ It’s safe to say that many of us have a new...

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One of Our Most Meaningful Awards

“Anyone can win awards for being top producers or having the most sales, but an award for outstanding ethics is the best!” – Sonya Ervin, executive assistant of Golden Gate Better Business Bureau We agree. All of us at the Dana Green Team are honored to have been awarded the Better Business Bureau’s 2021 Torch Award for Ethics. This award honors companies that demonstrate a...

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Lafayette is ‘Back-to-School’ Central

It’s ‘back to school’ season, and excitement is in the air! Parents are looking forward to reconnecting with other parents, teachers are looking forward to instruction that only in-person interaction can foster, and students can’t wait to be with one another again. Back to school time is always joyfully optimistic. A new backpack, a fresh lunchbox, proper supplies, and perhaps a new pair of shoes...

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Lamorinda Libraries Make Summer Reading Fun & Easy

It is summertime, and there is no better season to unplug and relax with a book! Whether curled up on your couch or lounging at your favorite vacation spot, a great book makes life’s most pleasurable moments that much sweeter.  Our three regional libraries make finding the perfect book a breeze. The Lafayette, Orinda, and Moraga libraries are open once again to all, allowing guests...

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Lamorinda 4th of July Fun: Celebrating Our Independence, in More Ways Than One

This year, July 4th is especially poignant as we celebrate not only our country’s independence but our own personal freedom as well. A renewed vigor hangs in our summer air; young swimmers gather once again for swim meets, family and friends congregate for picnics in Lafayette’s Plaza Park, and our many trails find happy companions trekking while deep in conversation. With a new appreciation for...

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Let’s Eat Out!

The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce counts among its members nearly 40 dine-in restaurants and takeout eateries. It’s no wonder that our small town has become a dining destination not only for our residents, but also for those from neighboring communities. Whether it’s pizza, pasta, sushi, veggie bowls, BBQ, gourmet steaks, farm-to-table California cuisine, seafood or comfort fare like meatloaf and fried chicken that you crave,...

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A Salute to Lamorinda’s Education Foundations

As we near the end of a very different school year, I would like to give a shout-out to our three local education foundations. These three amazing organizations serve to supplement and enhance curriculums and staff at our highly regarded public schools, well beyond what the state is able to provide. Lamorinda residents know that healthy schools make for healthy communities, and our education foundations...

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The Lafayette Juniors Kitchen Tour Makes a Perfect Pivot

One of my favorite local events makes an inspired pivot this year, thanks to the creative thinking of its host organization. The Lafayette Juniors annual Kitchen Tour has long been a fundraising staple for this wonderful charitable organization. I continue to be proud of introducing this idea over two decades ago while serving as the major fundraising chair and couldn’t be prouder of the creative...

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Make the Most of Lamorinda’s Sunny Weather with these Family Fun Outdoor Activities

Lucky for us in the Bay Area, nearly any season presents plenty of opportunities to head outdoors. But warmer days have their own special allure, beckoning us to spend more time outside. Here are a few outdoor family games and activities that I’ve observed in my own neighborhood and around Lafayette. Each is easily replicated in nearly any home environment: If you live on a...

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Now More Than Ever, LPIE Support is Essential

Ask residents why they select Lafayette and often they will say “the schools.” Lafayette’s public schools consistently receive high rankings. While parent and community participation are key to our top-quality education system, much credit goes to Lafayette’s amazing education foundation, Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE). My team and I are firm believers that healthy schools make healthy communities. I am a product of the Lafayette...

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Creating Curb Appeal is Fun and Easy

A front-of-home refresh always provides a mood boost, for you as well as your neighbors! It’s easy and fun to create greater curb appeal. Here are a few simple and inexpensive ideas that my team and I suggest: Paint your front door. Go bold when selecting a hue that best coordinates with your home’s exterior paint color. The great thing about paint is that it...

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