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The Summer of Sales for Lafayette Realtors

It  has admittedly been an interesting year for us as Lafayette Realtors, given the early year volatility in the stock market, and the slow down in market velocity over the busy 2015 market.  In most cases, it has been an easier year for buyers and their Lafayette Realtors as the market has normalized, however …

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What Brexit Might Mean for Lafayette Real Estate

As a business professor at UC Berkeley once said in his lecture, “You could circle the globe with all of the economists on earth and ask them to point in the direction of the economy, yet you’ll find that they are all pointing in the wrong direction.”  Much the same seems to be happening …

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Lafayette Realtor Blog Voted Among Best in the Country

Who would have ever thought that a Lafayette Realtor would write a micro-market, Lafayette CA real estate blog, and then have it selected as one of the top real estate resources in the United States!?  When I first set out to write this blog, I certainly never thought that it would ever achieve that …

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Lafayette Real Estate and the Governor’s Housing Proposal

I recently wrote a post about the proposed Lafayette real estate project on Deer Hill Road, and transitioned into a discussion on Governor Brown’s proposed legislation to streamline the approval process for high-density, low income housing throughout the state.   In the original post, I wrote, “the state would be setting aside local zoning, the …

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Saving the Control of Lafayette CA Real Estate for Its Citizens

I usually try to stay away from issues that have the potential of becoming politicalized, but the issues that are being addressed by the Save Lafayette organization really need to be better understood by the residents of Lafayette, as well as those living in similar small towns throughout California.  What’s really at stake is the …

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The Cooling of Lafayette CA Real Estate

The cooling of Lafayette CA real estate and the more affluent sectors of the larger Bay Area market is palpable.  Real estate is always a trailing economic indicator, and the jittery start to the year with the stock market, and more so with  technology shares, has reared its head in the present real estate …

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Getting the Pricing Right with Lafayette Homes for Sale

One of the fundamentals in real estate is the importance of pricing a home.  As the market goes through a period of readjustment, its never been more true than now when discussing Lafayette homes for sale.   Naturally, we’ll assume that the seller and the agent are doing everything else right… the home has been …

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Stager Suggestions For Marketing Homes For Sale In Lafayette CA

Properly staging homes for sale in Lafayette CA can make the difference between a quick sale and a long, frustrating sales experience, which is why we always involve one of our stagers in the marketing of our properties.  The stager is critically important to the process of  properly “packaging” a home to appeal to the most likely …

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Cooling of the Lafayette CA Real Estate Market

As a Lafayette Realtor, I’ve always felt that it is important to be completely open and transparent with clients about the market and any other relevant factors concerning their home purchase.  One of the factors that I’ve recently shared with clients is my sense that the Lafayette CA real estate market is cooling and …

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Tale of Two Markets for Lafayette CA Real Estate

If not already on two separate paths, the local Lafayette CA real estate market is likely destined for two tales in 2016 – one occupied by the more affordable segment of the market, and one occupied by Lafayette homes that are priced above the market mean.   Rather than relying solely upon the pundits of …

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