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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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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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5 Things Home Sellers Gain from Pre-Listing Home Inspections

When I work with clients on preparing a home for sale, I always recommend pre-listing inspections because they can positively impact a home seller’s experience, both in terms of dollars and stress. This continues to be important in helping attract top dollar in the current market even for homes in the most popular areas of Lafayette where multiple bids are expected. These inspections are the...

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Go Lafayette Calculator Good for House Hunters, too!

There are a lot of useful online tools for people looking for homes in Lafayette, CA. The newest one is home grown. Yesterday, Sustainable Lafayette launched the Go Lafayette Calculator. Go Lafayette is like Mapquest only instead of just giving you directions, it helps you make better transportation decisions by giving you distance, time, cost, fossil fuel consumption, emissions, and calories burned based on how...

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May 2012 Real Simple Magazine Offers Real Estate Buyer Advice

It’s Real Simple: Work with a Realtor You Can Trust

The May issue of Real Simple offers a series of useful “How to Buy a House” lists, but I take issue with one of the suggestions. Under the topic of finding a qualified inspector, Alison Rogers of Real Simple writes, “This is one situation in which you shouldn’t take a recommendation from your real estate agent, experts say. She could encourage you to go with...

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4 Quick Tips to Reduce Stress & Cost of Your Real Estate Transaction

We are knee-deep in college applications at our house. As my son writes his essays, the word preparation keeps coming to the forefront. It’s one of the qualities he learned on the road to becoming an Eagle Scout. He’s not the only one thinking about the Boy Scout motto. Yesterday, in John Boe’s RIS Media article titled, “Planning Counts: Be Prepared,” Boe states, “I believe...

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