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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.

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...

4 Ridge Lane - Orinda Homes for Sale - Pool with View

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...

11 Leslyn Lafayette - Reliez Valley View Property

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 www.11LeslynLane.com 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 Lane is a rare 4.37-acre Reliez Valley parcel of usable...

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 shape our region’s housing market through 2018? Please plan to...

53 Oakwood Road, Orinda CA - Chef Kitchen

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.     Here are my top 10 reasons why 53 Oakwood...

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FAQ: Where does the Dana Green Team buy its Staging Furniture and Accessories?

Did you know… the Dana Green Team owns a staging company called the Tailored House, Inc? We have four fabulous decorators on staff who stage all of our listings at no cost to our clients. As a result, we power shop often and are always looking for wonderful merchandise to complement residential real estate!   We often get asked where we buy our staging merchandise....

3 Rare New Construction Homes for Sale in Lafayette and Orinda

If you have been searching for your dream home in Lamorinda, you know how rare new construction is in Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga. That’s why we are excited to have listed not just one, but three truly special newly constructed homes. Each is custom built, ideally located and features impeccable design, high standards of construction and unique features! One is in Lafayette, and two are in Orinda....

660 Glenside Dr, Lafayette - Home for Sale Lafayette CA

Just Listed: New Construction in Lafayette’s Burton Valley

Just listed: 660 Glenside Drive, Lafayette 4+ Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths 3065 Sq. Ft. +/- Plus 280 Sq. Ft. Pool House • 0.41 Acres Sunday Open Houses: October 25 and November 1, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Broker’s Open: Tuesday, October 27, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. www.660Glenside.com   We are pleased to announce that we have just listed 660 Glenside Drive, an urban farmhouse built from the...

Why the Five Star Award Matters

Why the Five Star Real Estate Professional Award Matters

Prospective clients often ask about my experience and the many millions of dollars in residential real estate transactions the Dana Green Team works on every year representing homebuyers and home sellers. It’s a big number, one that has been growing each year.  These are the same transaction numbers that have secured the Dana Green Team’s position as the top producers in Lafayette since 2008, Lamorinda...

37 Hillcrest Dr, Orinda - Kitchen

For Sale in Orinda’s Glorietta Neighborhood: Newly-Built Modern-Day Traditional Home

  Just listed: 37 Hillcrest Drive, Orinda 4 Bedrooms / 3 Baths  •  3050 Sq. Ft. +/-  •  0.54 Acres Open House: October 25, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. www.37HillcrestDrive.com   If you are looking for your dream home in Orinda, we have good news! We have just listed 37 Hillcrest Drive, a beautifully rebuilt home that offers custom design, quality finishes, thoughtful attention to...

Lafayette Homes for Sale - 821 Reliez Station Road, Lafayette CA

For Sale in Lafayette: 1930’s Remodeled Storybook Retreat

Just Listed: 821 Reliez Station Road, Lafayette 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths • 3558+/- Sq. Ft. • 1.13+/- Acre Parcel Plus: Detached 1050 sq. ft. Barn and Garage Broker’s Tour: Tuesday, October 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Open House: October 18, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. www.821ReliezStation.com   We are excited to announce that a true Lafayette treasure is now on the market! If you are looking for...

Lafayette CA Homes for Sale - 1135 Upper Happy Valley Rd

Just Listed: Delightful Happy Valley Traditional

1135 Upper Happy Valley Road, Lafayette 4 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 2382+/- Sq. Ft. • 0.77+/- Acre Parcel Sunday Open Houses: October 11 & 18, 1pm – 4pm Brokers Open: Tuesday, October 13, 10am-1pm www.1135UpperHappyValley.com 1135 Upper Happy Valley Road is a delightful single-story traditional ranch-style home, perfectly tucked off the street on a private lane in Happy Valley, one of Lafayette’s most desired neighborhoods....

Lamorinda Home Maintenance Tips: Ready Your Roof Before the Rain

You might be surprised how often we deal with roof related issues when preparing homes for sale or representing buyers in their home purchase. As with most home maintenance issues, the best way to avoid costly future repairs is ongoing attention and upkeep. Roof Inspections With all the talk of a big El Niño weather pattern coming later this year, now is the perfect time to...

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Campolindo High, Happy Valley Elementary & Del Rey Elementary Win the 2015 National Blue Ribbon School Award

It’s no secret that the number one reason families move to Lamorinda is our amazing public schools. You’ll find many of these schools consistently listed among California Gold Ribbon Schools  and California Distinguished Schools. This week, three of our schools are in the national spotlight! Congratulations to Happy Valley Elementary (Lafayette), Del Rey Elementary (Orinda) and Campolindo High School (Moraga) for winning the 2015 National...