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Lafayette CA Real Estate Blog | Team Rothenberg

Hovering Over Lafayette CA Real Estate | Team Rothenberg

The use of aerial drones for photography and videography is accelerating at an explosive rate, and perhaps you’ve even seen some hovering over our local Lafayette CA real estate!  Some Lafayette CA Realtors are beginning to use them for certain home listings where the complexion of the property makes it difficult to fully appreciate …

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Lafayette CA Real Estate Downsizing Slow-Down

Perhaps one of the reasons that we are still lacking Lafayette CA real estate inventory is because baby boomers aren’t downsizing out of their big homes as quickly as many of us thought they would.  For the longest time, real estate pundits have predicted that we’d see fairly substantial turnover of homes as the …

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New Homes in Lafayette CA — Coming to Market Soon!!

It’s so rare to find newly constructed homes in Lafayette CA because of the lack of available lots for builders.  It’s even rarer to find a home that has been built with quality construction and design aesthetics as the first priority, rather than the more typical compromises we usually see in quality in order …

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Lafayette CA Homes for Sale – A Pause | Team Rothenberg

  Buyers may have a reason to finally celebrate, and Sellers will likely be concerned.  Neither reflects the reality of our marketplace of Lafayette CA homes for sale, as the Bay Area metro market takes a deep breath after climbing about 40 percent over the last two years.  The doomsayers will jump on this …

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Five Facts About Homes for Sale in Lafayette CA’s Fall Market

1.  Inventories & demand will be lower for homes for sale in Lafayette CA. Although we are in a very strong market, normal seasonality suggests that both inventory and demand will decline during the fall months of the year, and then turn down even further as we enter a hopefully wet winter.  For buyers, …

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Homes for Sale in Lafayette — Live Music and Guitars, Too!!!

I know that I’m normally writing about more serious stuff like homes for sale in Lafayette, or the market issues that will have an impact upon Lafayette real estate.  Well, it’s a holiday weekend, so I thought I’d lighten it up and share my discovery of a little-known place in town where you can …

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Tech and the Long View of Lafayette CA Real Estate

The underlying dynamics of Lafayette CA real estate are that it is finite… that its limited geographic, dedicated open space areas, and strict ridge line ordinance greatly affect the availability of land for residential home construction.  Second, relative to comparable areas around the Bay Area, Lafayette is still a “bargain”. Take a $2M home …

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Why Tech Will Drive the Lafayette CA Real Estate Market

The ups and downs of the tech market has historically been in 4-5 year cycles.  We are about 4 years into the current up cycle, yet there appears to be no end in sight.  Silicon Valley and the booming San Francisco tech center have completely reinvented themselves, and appear well-positioned to drive the Bay …

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Why Lafayette CA Real Estate Will Continue to Boom

According to the National Association of Realtors, prices took a mid-summer dip across the Bay Area from June to July, with the median price dropping slightly by 1.4 percent. Lafayette CA real estate prices followed this trend — giving up 2.2% over June, but were UP a whopping 11.6% from the prices achieved in …

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Homes for Sale in Lafayette — Price Makes a Difference | Team Rothenberg

I’ve talked for years about how one cannot speak in generalities about “national markets”, the “Bay Area market” or even homes for sale in Lafayette within our much more constrained geographical market.  Within the Lafayette real estate market, prices are significantly influenced by the home’s specific geography.  Additionally, the price segment for the home …

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