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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.

Dividing Lafayette CA into Quadrants

Video Focuses on Lafayette Real Estate in Reliez Valley and Other Springhill Elementary Neighborhoods

Each of Lafayette, California’s many neighborhoods has its own personality. The differences can be both subtle and obvious. The best way to begin to learn about Lafayette is to divide it into four quadrants that can be easily identified by Lafayette’s four award-winning public elementary schools. While a car tour is always preferable,  newcomers will gain quick insight into Lafayette real estate options by watching...

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New Video: Lafayette, Caifornia’s Burton Valley Neighborhood Offers Traditional Neighborhood Lifestyle

Tucked near the Moraga border, Burton Valley Elementary is the largest of all the Lafayette elementary schools, both in terms of students and facilities. That means lots of park-like land for families to use for fun and youth sports but it also means that the school boundary lines cast a wider net. There are many students who are walking distance to school but others typically...

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Buying Real Estate – Think Value Not Just Price

I’ve noticed something about our current Lafayette real estate market: Buyers are getting distracted, focusing on price alone. Investing in Lafayette Real Estate – Price vs. Value The thing that concerns me is that people seem to think a low price makes a property a good investment. They’re confusing price and value. Real estate market value is always first about lot and location. Lot and...

Just Listed: Lafayette Trail Neighborhood Gem with Backyard Oasis!

Home For Sale Along Lafayette CA Trail Tucked in the heart of Lafayette along the prized bike trail, this newly updated home is perfect for casual living indoors and out! The genuine warmth of this house evokes a sense of small-town living while the short jaunt to top-rated Lafayette schools, downtown, commute routes and the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, reflect its ideal central location....

Pacific Union Real Estate Statistics Contra Costa County October 2011

Excellent Opportunities for Smart Home Buyers in Lafayette, CA

October Real Estate Statistics showed a continued disparity between listing price and closing prices on local real estate transactions. November 2011 Lafayette CA Real Estate Market I am already, though, seeing a large increase in movement in the Lafayette CA real estate market in November. New seller listings are coming out closer to market pricing and that means those properties are moving faster. Advice for...

Homes for Sale in Lafayette CA Trail Neighborhood 2011

Rare Opporunity: Lafayette Trail Neighborhood Home for Sale

Exclusive Pocket Listing in Lafayette California! Click to View Virtual Tour of this home for sale in Lafayette, CA Home available to be seen on Tuesday, November 8, between 10am-2pm by appointment. Please call Dana Green at (925) 339-1918 for an appointment and address. Beautifully updated 3957 sq. ft., 5BD/3BA single-story craftsman remodeled by DH Structures in 2003.  Chef’s kitchen with breakfast bar and walk-in...

RISMedia's November, 2011, Edition of Real Estate Magazine

Bank of America Warns Home Buyers: Don’t Miss the Interest Rate Savings

There’s an interesting Q&A article with Bank of America’s Matt Vernon in RISMedia‘s November issue of Real Estate Magazine. Vernon is the Executive who overseas Bank of America’s Consumer Sales of Home Loans Division. In the article, Vernon covers lots of issues that relate to the current market for property for sale in Lafayette, CA. What stood out for me, though, was Vernon’s concern that...

Exclusive Pocket Listing in Lafayette CA Trail Neighborhood. Contact Dana Green for Details - 925-339-1918

Exclusive Lafayette, CA Trail Neighborhood Pocket Listing

Pocket Listing in Lafayette Trail Neighborhood   Beautifully updated 3957 sq. ft., 5BD/3BA single-story craftsman remodeled by DH Structures in 2003.   Chef’s kitchen with breakfast bar and walk-in pantry, kitchen/family great room, formal living/dining rooms, two offices, media room/bonus, oversized master retreat, junior suite and large secondary bedrooms.   Pancake-flat .82-acre creek side property with pool, waterslide, spa, orchard & level lawn (completed in...

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Pacific Union International’s “Extraordinary” Difference – The Video

I often say that Lafayette is a perfect blend – a small town feel with easy access to urban life.   In many ways, working with Pacific Union International allows me to offer something similar to you — the personal hyperlocal service you expect from me when you sell or buy homes in Lafayette, combined with easily accessible resources of a global real estate firm...

Home for Sale Lafayette CA 501 Bavarian Cout in Burton Valley

Turn-Key Home for Sale in Lafayette’s Burton Valley Neighborhood

Are you looking to buy a home in Lafayette, California’s Burton Valley Neighborhood?   This turn-key home for sale in Lafayette, California, is nestled on a traditional court in the heart of Burton Valley in an easily accessible neighborhood.  This desirable pocket of Lafayette is known for the parade of children often seen en route to Burton Valley Elementary, Rancho Swim & Tennis Club and...

Pac Union 3rd Quarter 2011 Market Report

Sellers: Don’t Let the Market Spook You, List While Inventory is Low

  Did you have a chance to look at Pacific Union’s 3rd Quarter Market Report? The data supports what we have been blogging! Only now, we have information specific to Real Estate in Lafayette CA, too   Listing Price Remains Critical for Homes for Sale in Lafayette   Initial listing price continues to be the critical factor in Lafayette real estate transaction success. Realistic sellers...

Contra Costa August 2011 Housing Statistics

Lafayette Lifestyle Amidst a Tough Real Estate Market

It’s no surprise that the August 2011 Contra Costa County housing market statistics continue to show a soft market. Inventory is low as sellers with flexibility wait for improved pricing. Are you waiting to sell? You may not want to! August 2011 Contra Costa County Statistics Pacific Union’s August 2011 Contra Costa Housing Marketing Update indicates: • The number of homes for sale in Lamorinda...

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Low Mortgage Rates Mean Opportunities for Homeowners

It is wonderful to see Mortgage Rates again to decline to near all-time lows. Did you read the August 3, 2011, CNN  article about our current low mortgage rates? They were even lower this morning. Now is a great time to call your mortgage service provider or a trusted mortgage professional to analyze your current interest rate. If you’ve been thinking of buying a home,...

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Buying & Renovating Property in Lafayette: The Math

Drive through Lafayette on any recent Sunday afternoon and it’s hard to ignore all the Open House signs. It’s clear — as a buyer in Lafayette, you have wonderful options today.  Still, home buying almost always involves compromise because each home is unique. We take our wish list, prioritize it and then get as close as possible. If we’re lucky, the only work is unpacking...

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Tired of Waiting, People are Starting to Act

I read with interest last Friday’s (May 6, 2011) edition of Lafayette City Manager Steve Falk’s weekly email update. In it Steve listed some early indicators of a shift to large home construction projects in town – 5 projects that would result in homes varying from 5,500 sq. ft homes to 9,900 sq. ft. in size. “Is the trend shifting away from minor additions and...

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Dana Green Team Joins Pacific Union

It is with great excitement that I announce our affiliation with Pacific Union International (PUI). It always amazes me how life comes full circle. I started my real estate career with Pacific Union when they were independently owned. At the time, they were an amazing boutique firm with cutting-edge marketing and incredible presence in the markets where most Lamorinda buyers relocate from; Oakland, San Francisco,...

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Seller Success in Today’s Real Estate Market

It’s all over the press: Lots of interesting things are happening in today’s National real estate market. Don’t let people tell you that houses aren’t selling locally, though. They are. We are currently in the process of closing several homes that went pending within the first fourteen days of listing. Buyers are out there, but they’re smart. They know what they’re looking for — condition, neighborhood,...