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2012 Quarter 1 Bay Area Real Estate Statistics - Lafayette CA & SF Bay

1st Quarter Bay Area Real Estate Report Shows Road to Recovery in our Local Real Estate Markets

Don’t let negative national real estate statistics throw you into a tailspin. In marked contrast to the more negative national reports, we’re not seeing these gloom-and-doom numbers here in California or the Bay Area. In fact, first-quarter 2012 results here at Pacific Union International show a recovery well under way and all signs are pointing to our best year overall since 2005. Read more in...

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Dana Green's Black Book of Lafayette CA Service Providers

Spring into Your Home Maintenance To-Do List

Spring cleaning? While clearing the clutter from your closets and garage is a great spring tradition, now is also a perfect time to think about the ongoing maintenance of your home as it relates to the value of your home. Buyers of homes for sale in Lafayette CA pay top dollar for well-maintained homes but will sometimes balk when it comes to ones that appear...

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Selling Your Lafayette CA Home in a Mobile Phone World

Host an open house and it’s hard not to notice how many people arrive with cell phones in hand. It’s no surprise that Inman’s recent survey confirmed an increased use of mobile devices by house hunters. It is nice, though, that Inman’s findings include quantitative proof of what I have been experiencing personally: Buyers might start their search online but when they’re really serious about...

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Multiple Offers, Illustrated by Hands

Price Trumps All in Our Lafayette, CA Real Estate Market

It was fun to open the Sunday Contra Costa Times and read positive real estate press! “Buyers compete for short supply of homes in Bay Area,” written by Pete Carey of the Contra Costa Times, offers confirmation of good news for sellers of homes in the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market. Even so, it is important for you to know that multiple offers...

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Mt. Diablo Views from 853 Las Trampas Road, Lafayette CA

Personal Perspectives: Views of Mt. Diablo from Lafayette CA Homes

As someone born and raised in Lafayette, Mt. Diablo has been a familiar, nearly daily view all my life — and I love it whether it’s brilliant green, snow capped or shadowed by storm clouds. What’s really fun is to see Mt. Diablo from new perspectives, something I get to do often as a Realtor, just by looking through different windows. Lafayette View Properties Astute...

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Home Staging by Dana Green Team - Before & After

Staging Activity as Housing Market Indicator

Looking for clues to Bay Area housing market conditions? Sometimes it helps to look around the edges to the industries that support home sales. Home Staging in Lafayette, CA While I have a dedicated staff of home stagers and provide staging services free for all my listings, that’s unusual. Most sellers and their agents contract with outside staging companies. Since staging happens prior to sales...

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Lafayette CA Home Buyer Advantage - All-in-Cost

Buy More House for Your Money – Today’s Home Buyer Advantage

If you’re waiting to buy a house in Lafayette CA because you think prices may lower, consider taking a closer look at the all-in-cost of buying your dream home today. You might be surprised at how much more home you can buy for your money right now because of the current mortgage rate environment. At the end of the day, what’s important to your family’s...

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Sellers: The Time is Ripe to Jump Into the Real Estate Market

We all know what happens when demand exceeds supply in the real estate market – homes sell faster and for more money. That’s what’s happening today. Thanks to a combination of low inventory and qualified — and very motivated — buyers, now is a great time to put your home on the market. Already, a high percentage of available properties are under contract. That leaves...

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Ridge Property for Sale Orinda CA

Design Stories: Steven Kubitschek’s Key to Solving Lamorinda View Property Challenges

When people talk about “challenging” residential building projects in Lafayette or Orinda, it’s often code for hillside properties. Real success with these projects is often hard fought and ultimately achieved when homeowners can live in a house and surrounding grounds that they love that maximizes views and other topographical assets in a way the reigning Design Review Board likes, too. Navigating Lamorinda Hillside Project Approvals...

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Job Market Stats: Good News for Lafayette Real Estate Outlook

December job market statistics improved. It’s the news we’ve been waiting to hear — an improving job market will help drive consumer confidence, purchasing, borrowing and home buying. I recommend Mark A. McLaughlin, CEO of Pacific Union International new article: “Job Report: Bay Area outperforms CA and USA.”  In it, McLaughlin offers not just the statistical proof, but the underlying reasons why the Bay Area...

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Pacific Union International Market Report 4th Quarter 2012

4th Quarter 2011 Bay Area Real Estate Market Report Now Available

The beginning of a new calendar year is always an exciting time for the real estate market. 2012 is no exception. Good news: With low inventory and unbelievable interest rates, fear is beginning to finally dissipate! The energy that we witnessed in the last two months of 2011 in the Lafayette CA real estate market continued through January, with no signs of dissipating as we...

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Q & A with Architect Robert Swatt

Sometimes the big draw of a property is obvious. Other times, it’s harder to predict. “It’s always interesting to see what draws a particular buyer to a property, what they fall in love with first,” says Lafayette Realtor Dana Green. Consider, for example, the Bella Vista Estate that Green just listed on Lafayette’s Upper Happy Valley Road. “The Bella Vista property has spectacular features –...

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Mark A. McLaughlin, CEO of Pacific Union International

Attention Home Owners Looking to Sell, Lafayette Home Buyers are Waiting for You!

Mark A. McLaughlin, CEO of Pacific Union International posted an insightful and thoughtful article today about the current state of the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market, low inventory levels, and the resulting opportunities this situation holds for people looking to sell their homes. Says McLaughlin: “…For the most part, our markets are supply-constrained. We have more motivated buyers than we do properly improved, located...

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James Moore Sculpture - Pool of Lafayette, CA Home

The Artsy Side of Lafayette California Real Estate

There’s an art to selling real estate in Lafayette, but there are also art lessons for Realtors, too. “One of the fun things about being a Realtor is the chance to view personal fine art collections that often include museum quality pieces and artists we are more familiar seeing in public spaces,” says Lafayette Realtor Dana Green. James Moore Sculptures in Lafayette   A great...

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Lafayette, CA 2011 Real Estate Statisics - PUI Snapsho

Year End 2011 Lafayette Real Estate Market Data Released by Pacific Union

Lafayette Real Estate Market Statistics 2011 Pacific Union released fourth quarter 2011 Lafayette real estate market data. This is just the snapshot view.Expect the formal report in the coming days. If you have trouble reading this data below, click here for alternative access to the Pacific Union 2011 Market Snapshot for Lafayette CA. 2011 Statistics include the following: Average sales price for homes sold in...

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Video highlights Lafayette CA Neighborhoods served by Lafayette Elementary School

Just 24 miles from San Francisco, Lafayette is the perfect blend of urban and community, a slice of family paradise, where children can explore, ride bikes to neighborhood pools, safely shop downtown and play sports on pristine fields. Low on density, high on greenery, Lafayette offers Mediterranean weather, excellent schools, and an easy commute to San Francisco thanks to the BART station in the town...

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Pacific Union's Contra Costa Housing Report

Lafayette and the November 2011 Contra Costa Housing Report

Pacific Union International’s Contra Costa Housing Report is out, and I recommend reading the related Pacific Union blog post about it. Among other things, inventory is down but homes that are well priced are selling relatively quickly. This data supports what I am seeing in the Lafayette, CA, market but doesn’t include information about properties that are currently available but fall under the MLS radar....

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