Tag Archive: Lafayette CA

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What is the Source of the ‘Happy’ in Happy Valley?

  What is it about Happy Valley that makes it a happy place to live? Is it the glorious proliferation of golden daffodils that pop-up on street corners each spring? Is it the white twinkle lights that adorn the estate gardens of Happy Valley Road, lighting our way on on a dark winter evening? Is it the sight of young children skipping to Happy Valley...

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This Treasured Lafayette Estate Will Take your Breath Away!

4045 Happy Valley Road, Lafayette, CA. 5 Bed / 7 Bath | 6041 Sq. Ft. +/- | 1.58 Acres | $6,485,000 Rebuilt in 2008, this magnificent estate is perfectly positioned behind private gates. The property sits at the end of a dramatic, tree-lined driveway along one of the East Bay’s most prestigious streets.   A light-filled formal entry and grand living room set the tone of this house’s notable...

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1242-Panorama-Dr. Lafayette, CA

Just Listed! Magical Happy Valley Traditional

1242 Panorama Drive, Lafayette, CA. 94549 4 BR + Media Room + Bonus | 4 BA | 3717± Sq. Ft. | .30 ± Acre  List price: $2,850,000 Open Houses: Sunday, 3/20 & Saturday, 3/26 1-4 p.m. Brokers Tour: Tuesday, 3/22 10-1 p.m. Offers Due: Tuesday 3/29 @ 2p.m. 1242 Panorama Drive is ideal for daily family living and entertaining. The house has welcoming gardens and the private exterior provides numerous...

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3134 Indian Way, Lafayette, CA

There are Endless Possibilities at 3134 Indian Way

4 Bed / 2 Bath | 2468 Sq. Ft. +/- | .31 Acres List price: $1,275,000 Move in and create your dream home in this 1970’s contemporary with a  private creek-side setting. 3134 Indian Way  is located on a desirable and rarely available Burton Valley cul-de-sac. The home is positioned in the heart of Burton Valley – a quintessential “trick-or-treat” neighborhood where lemonade stands and dog walkers dot the...

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Lafayette, CA. Map

Introducing our New Map of Lafayette!

The roads may not be paved with yellow brick, but the charming neighborhoods of Lafayette form the East Bay’s version of an Emerald City. From the pastoral, private estates of Happy Valley to the tree-lined, ranch house cul-de-sacs of Burton Valley, Lafayette offers its residents a welcome retreat from the urban energy that surrounds this Shangri-La. Though we’ve simplified the topography just a bit, this...

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4025 Tilden Lane Lafayette, CA. 94549

Charming Traditional on Happy Valley Private Lane

Just Listed! 4025 Tilden Lane, Lafayette, CA. 4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 3282 ± Sq. Ft. | .60 Acre Parcel List Price: $1,895,000  Brokers Tour: Tuesday, March 8th, 10-1 p.m. Offers Due: Friday, March 11th @ 12 p.m. This expansive, single story property is located in an easily accessible, private lane in Upper Happy Valley. The home blends clean lines, charm, and a traditional floor plan. This...

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1600 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette, CA

Rare Live/Work Opportunity in Lafayette, CA.

Just Listed! 1600 Reliez Valley Road 4 Bed / 3 Bath, 3,298 Square Feet, +/- 68 Acres List Price: $2,395,000 Open House: March 6, 2016, 1-4 pm This low maintenance parcel has mature landscape and provides wonderful valley views and privacy. The nearby path to Springhill Elementary, Acalanes High School (check availability) and local commute routes reflects this convenient, Reliez Valley location.  Other nearby amenities include Briones Regional Park, Springbrook...

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Bay Area Cities Rank Among Best in U.S. for Public Transit

One of the many reasons local residents love living in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda, also known as Lamorinda. is the close proximity to San Francisco, and in particular, the ease of getting in and out of the city.  Our super-convenient BART system has been recognized nationally as one of the best public transit systems. SmartAsset just ranked the San Francisco Bay Area second in the...

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501 Winchester Court, Lafayette, CA

Just Listed! 501 Winchester Court Lafayette, CA.

    5 Bedroom | 4.5 Bath | 3798 ± Sq. Ft. | .39 Acre Lot List Price: $2,225,000 Open House: Sun.  Feb. 28, 1 – 4 p.m. Offers Due: Tues. March 1,  12 p.m.     501 Winchester Court is located in the sought-after, gated Baywood development. This custom home features a natural backdrop where Briones Regional Park is literally an extension of the...

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599 Sky Hy Circle

Just Listed! 599 Sky Hy Circle, Lafayette, CA.

Sky Hy Ranch Contemporary with Views! 4 Bedroom+ Bonus | 3.5 Bathroom | 3025 ± sq. ft. I .42 acre lot Listed at $1,645,000 Open Houses: Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM &  Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Surrounded by rolling hills and grazing cattle, the Sky Hy neighborhood is known for its sense of small town living making it...

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1141 Vallecito Court, Lafayette, CA

Just Listed! 1141 Vallecito Court, Lafayette, CA.

5 Bedroom + Office + Bonus/4.5 Bathroom Main House • 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom Casita 5537± Sq. Ft.    .46± Acre Parcel • Built In 2006 • $3,675,000 Stunning Happy Valley Mediterranean for sale! Take a an aerial tour of this beautiful property.    Stop by for a Broker’s Tour, tomorrow (2/16) between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Built to perfection in 2006, this custom Mediterranean showcases exceptional construction, stunning fit and...

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11Leslyn Lane, Lafayette, CA

Just listed! 11 Leslyn Lane, Lafayette, California

It’s your lucky day! Due to no fault of its own, 11 Lesyn Lane is back on market. This property appraised and inspected beautifully. We encourage you to see this rare, close-in Reliez Valley contemporary with stunning views. The house features a family-friendly floorplan and plenty of space for everyone to enjoy. Located on a private lane shared by 8 homes, this rare 4.37-acre usable,...

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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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Real Estate Market Snapshot, Lamorinda, CA, Dec. 2015

2016 is starting off with historically low real estate inventory levels. Low inventory is typical in January but we are definitely lower than normal and buyers are crushed as they are anxiously awaiting product. Coupled with the drop in the stock market,  many buyers are wondering what this means. We don’t have a crystal ball but we do know there are plenty of buyers waiting...

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1291 Quandt Court, Lafayette - Living Room

Coming Soon: Can you guess where in Lafayette this is?

This beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom/2 bathroom ranch-style home is located on a Lafayette cul-de-sac, walking distance to schools, a popular local swim club, and two trailheads. Plus — it has easy access to the freeway and BART. Can you guess where? P.S. I would show you the street view… but where is the challenge in that? I promise, though, this home has great curb appeal....

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3389 Sweet Drive, Lafayette CA backyard views

Check Your Lafayette Home Buying Wish List — This Updated Traditional Home Might Be Just Right

Finding just the right Lafayette home in today’s market can require patience — and maybe some luck. (And I’d like to think an experienced local Realtor!) How are you doing with your wish list? If your search centers on finding a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home, I have good news. A great option came on the market on Monday.     Please consider joining me at one...

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1152 Brown Avenue, Lafayette CA - Screenshot SFChron Blog

1152 Brown Avenue Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

I am thrilled to announce that my listing, 1152 Brown Avenue, a Lafayette estate with amazing views currently on the market, is featured in “The Walk Through” column in today’s San Francisco Chronicle – a column that highlights local homes with distinctive architecture, history, or character. Click here to read why 1152 Brown Estates caught the Chronicle’s eye – and to see more photos than...

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Panoramic views - 1152 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA

Coming to MLS on Monday – Magnificent “House of Light” View Property near Downtown Lafayette

  1152 Brown Avenue is a magnificent 5 bedroom (plus office), 5.5 bathroom, 5762 ± square foot estate located near downtown Lafayette.     This home has all the things you expect from a well-maintained Lafayette estate property plus some important extras. Look for all the specifics and photos on Monday, January 6, when the property lists on the MLS. In the meantime here are...

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2012 Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda Census Bureau Data Updates PLUS What’s Been Happening in 2013

I am often asked about population and other census data for Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda. While official census numbers are taken every ten years, the Census Bureau conducts an annual survey called the American Community Survey (ACS) and reports California data by state, county and city. 2012 ACS data has just been published. Updated Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda data on population, median age, median income and...

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