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Homes for Sale in Lafayette CA to Benefit from Economic Forecast

  Homes for sale in Lafayette CA this coming year should benefit from the optimistic economic forecast just released by Freddie Mac in the publication of their U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook.  This is yet another forecast predicting further strengthening of the US economy and the overall health of real estate across the US.   …

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Lafayette California Real Estate In-Depth

One of the most important responsibilities that I feel that I have to clients as a Lafayette CA real estate agent, is to thoroughly understand the Lafayette California real estate market, and to provide them with honest, informed counsel throughout our relationship.  It seems simple and straight forward, yet I find it perplexing and …

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Tips for First Time Buyers — Lafayette CA Real Estate

This is part 2 of yesterday’s post on helping first time home buyers here in Lafayette… Familiarization with the Lafayette CA real estate market: While there is a temptation to do this on your own while empowered by online data and maps, Lafayette is a much more complicated market than it may initially appear.  …

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Lafayette CA Real Estate’s First Time Home Buyers

The time has finally arrived for first time home buyers to leap into the Lafayette CA real estate market, following a rough few years battling in the trenches!  A multitude of factors have contributed to the number of first time home buyers hitting the lowest level in the past 25+ years — the chief …

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Homes for Sale in Lafayette CA – Looking Ahead at 2015

Lafayette CA Real Estate Market Data Naturally, I wish I knew all of the answers about homes for sale in Lafayette CA with absolute certainty.  All I can do is try to answer the question about the Lafayette CA real estate market and other similar questions that I get from clients with a strong …

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The Market Cools for Homes for Sale in Lafayette CA

Normalization of the Lafayette CA Real Estate Market More specifically, the market is going through a normalization phase across all of the San Francisco Bay Area — one that is healthy and has been expected by many of us who try to study and understand its dynamics.  Although we’ll take a look at the …

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Lafayette CA Real Estate Wine Country!

Wine Country Amongst Our Lafayette CA Real Estate Lafayette CA real estate and the wine country are rarely thought of as being synonymous with each other, however thanks to the work of numerous local vintners, wine is becoming more a part of our local landscape.  The steep, sun-drenched slopes, rich soil, warm summer days …

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Environmentally Friendly Lafayette CA Real Estate

After talking with several friends here in town about their recent installation of solar panels this year, I set about to do my own research and see whether it made economic sense to substantially eliminate our dependence on the commercial power grid.  There are an array of options in the marketplace, with numerous solar …

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Lafayette CA Homes for Sale – Q3 2014

Lafayette CA homes for sale clearly hit their peak prices for 2014 during Q3 of this year, consistent with the performance of most of the Bay Area.  Overbids against asking prices were common.  Within our domain of Lafayette California real estate, July was clearly the month within the 3rd quarter when sellers benefited most …

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Lafayette California Real Estate — A Look Into 2015

The California Association of Realtors is predicting a much more satisfying year for home buyers in 2015, predicting an increase in inventories, flattening prices, and fewer investors driving up home prices.  The C.A.R. forecast predicts an increase in existing home sales of 5.8 percent next year to reach 402,500 units, up from the projected …

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