Lafayette CA Real Estate Market Trends

January Home Maintenance: Interior and Exterior

We all know someone that lives in a colder climate, and we’ve heard the stories about frozen water pipes and snow damaged roofs. Luckily, we Lamorinda residents generally don’t have to contend with these types of issues, but it’s still a good idea to annually take stock of your home and tend to any items that might hinder its efficiency. January is a great time...

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Lafayette Juniors Annual Kitchen Tour: 20 Years Strong

The Lafayette Juniors Annual Kitchen Tour turns 20 this year! I cannot believe it has been two decades since I first proposed this fun idea while serving as major fundraising chair of this fabulous organization. This was at the same time that I formed my company ‘The Tailored House’ and was providing interior design and staging services. I knew from my clients that they had...

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Gear Up for Dancing and Music In Lafayette Plaza Park!

Join us for beautiful summer evenings of dancing, music making, and mingling in our wonderful community of Lafayette! The below events are fun for all ages, families, or a casual date night. We hope to see you there! The Big Jangle Band On the evening of June 17th a local favorite, The Big Jangle Band, will take to the Lafayette Plaza Park stage from 6:30...

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Dana Green Team Sneak Peak

5 Ways to Keep Your Fingers on the Pulse of Lafayette’s Real Estate Market

Whether you’re a home-buyer, or a home-seller, success in a competitive real estate market depends on staying informed. Here are  5 simple ways to keep up with the latest in Lafayette’s real estate market news. Subscribe to Sneak Peek. Sneak Peek subscribers receive news directly in their email inbox regarding: Pocket Listings that are not expected to ever go on the MLS. Exclusive previews of...

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Real Estate Market Snapshot, Lamorinda, CA., Jan. 2016

The January home sale numbers for Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda, also known as Lamorinda, have just been released. Home sales for the month of January, are a result of December activity. The disappointing statistics are absolutely a reflection of both the holiday season and our record-breaking low levels of inventory. Our team is excited to bring several new listings to the market over the next...

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Just Listed! 3683 Happy Valley Road, Lafayette, California

This newly renovated & expanded Happy Valley Estate offers a rare combination of views, terraced level land and privacy. Highlights include: easy indoor/outdoor living, a flexible floorplan and amazing proximity to top schools, BART and commute routes. The +1.24 acre property is fully-landscaped, has a pool, level lawn, play area, vintage grass tennis court, and 3-stall barn. The property is set behind private gates in the...

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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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Stock Market Correction — What Does It Mean for the Lamorinda Housing Market?

I have been fielding many phone calls from clients concerned about the potential impact of this week’s stock market correction on their real estate goals. My basic message? Don’t panic. Real estate is a long-term investment and our hyper local Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda residential real estate markets have always been – and will always be – mostly about lot, location and condition. The Lamorinda...

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Screenshot of Pacific Union Contra Costa County Pulse Video - 2015 Q2

Pacific Union Releases 2nd Quarter 2015 SF Bay Area Real Estate Market Pulse Videos

Pacific Union has just released a series of short videos providing a high level view of 2nd Quarter 2015 results for various SF Bay Area real estate markets, including one for Contra Costa County and others for markets stretching as far as to Lake Tahoe/Truckee. Links to each SF Bay Area real estate video follows: San Francisco East Bay Contra Costa/Tri-Valley Marin County Napa County...

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Blue House with Family Inside

July’s Quiet Opportunity For Home Buyers Who Stay Focused on the Lafayette CA Real Estate Market

It’s summertime, but in some real estate ways it’s beginning to feel like Lafayette in December – deceptively quiet. I am always astonished by how many people act as if the Lafayette CA real estate market actually closes in December even when I can name buyers who are still trying to buy homes and sellers who are ready to sell theirs.  Helping these buyers and sellers...

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360-Degree Real Time Lafayette CA Real Estate Knowledge: Why Transaction Experience Matters

Good news: The U.S. real estate market continues to improve and is on track for its best year since the peak of the housing bubble in 2006, according to an analysis by “This time, though, it’s no bubble,” said chief economist Jonathan Smoke. “Job growth is powering the surge in demand for homes. More than 3 million jobs have been created in the past...

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Lafayette Realtor Dana Green - Staging, Before & Afer

Preparing Your Lafayette Home for Sale: Where Should You Spend Before Listing Your Home?

Have you seen the television shows about home “Flippers”, people who make a business out of buying “undervalued” homes and reselling them? These Flippers are typically looking to make a speedy return on their investment with quick fixes and seemingly sub-par cosmetic updates. Any Flippers we might have in Lafayette are likely frustrated right now. Our current home inventory is low and competition is high...

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Contra Costa County 4th Qtr 2014 Real Estate Snapshot

Bring Your ‘A’ Game to the 2015 Lafayette Real Estate Market

Pacific Union’s 4th Quarter 2014 real estate market report is now online. It’s packed with sales data and regional summaries that provide a complete look at the real estate activities in the Bay Area and the Lake Tahoe/Truckee Region. Click here to read the full report. Contra Costa County Faces Home Seller Delays In the Pacific Union report you’ll find a section specific to Contra...

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Pending Homes - January 2015

Early Lessons: 2015 Lamorinda Homebuyer Energy Starts Strong – 19 Offers!

Thank you to the many people who toured 3337 Carlyle Terrace (Lafayette) and 127 Hardie Drive (Moraga), the first two homes we listed in 2015. This includes not only potential buyers and their real estate agents, but also all the neighbors who stopped in just to get a neighborhood market read and share their personal perspectives. I am pleased to announce that these two homes...

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Lafayette Realtor Dana Green Transaction Map

Coming Soon: Lafayette Homes for Sale in 2015!

Our Lafayette real estate market only seemed quiet this month. I and the rest of the Dana Green Team have actually been very busy throughout December closing final 2014 Lafayette transactions and getting homes ready to sell in 2015. 2014 Lafayette Real Estate Transactions All told, the Dana Green Team completed 58 Lafayette transactions in 2014. This over $110 million in Lafayette home sales, representing...

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Home inspector reviewing exterior window

How Pre-listing Inspections Help Lafayette, Moraga & Orinda Home Sellers

We often talk about the importance of staging a home for sale, a complimentary service the Dana Green Team provides clients because we know staging increases buyer interest and attracts top dollar offers. During the early days of preparing a home for sale, though, the focus is on the condition of the home itself, including critical items like the roof, foundation, wiring, plumbing and more....

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840 Broadmoor Court - Lafayette Trail Neighborhood Home for Sale

Open House Energy a Good Sign for Lafayette’s Real Estate Market

Did you notice new faces along the Lafayette Trail this weekend? Those were just potential new Lafayette families, checking out the neighborhood! We listed two Lafayette Trail neighborhood homes last week that represent two edges of the Trail neighborhood market: (1) High-end new construction on the Lafayette Trail: 3251 Glenside Drive. Listed at $2,250,000, with offers due today, Monday, November 17. Click here for photos...

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To Do List Graphic

Getting Organized: Lafayette Home Selling Plans & Fall To-Do Lists

I love the Houzz November home to-do list. Over the 10-plus years I have been involved in the real estate industry, I have read many seasonal homeowner to-do lists. Most focus only on cleaning, de-cluttering and home maintenance. What I like best about this Houzz November list is the combination of maintenance with home decorating and giving back to the community! Read the full Houzz Fall To-Do List...

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