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Lafayette CA Real Estate Blog | Team Rothenberg

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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Homes for Sale in Lafayette CA — The Fall Market

The fall real estate market is upon us, and September exhibited a burst of activity with buyers returning to the marketplace to absorb an increased quantity of the homes for sale in Lafayette CA than we had been the case in the month of August.  The question on our mind is how deep the …

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Homes for Sale in Lafayette CA — Tight Market Continues

Lafayette CA real estate continues to reflect the constrained inventory felt across the broader Bay Area market.  Across the Bay, inventories in San Francisco rose slightly in August over July, and September inventories have not yet been reported.  In August, the SF market reflected 1.2 months of inventory — meaning that it would take …

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Homes for Sale in Lafayette CA — Rare New Construction!

Among the new homes for sale in Lafayette CA, only a few per year are newly constructed.  Naturally, this is due to the scarcity of land that puts such a premium on Lafayette CA real estate.  With nowhere new to build, prices for the existing constrained inventory faces ongoing upward pressure due to the …

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Timing the Lafayette CA Real Estate Market

As buyers ponder whether now is the time to buy one of the homes for sale in Lafayette CA, or sellers wonder whether they should be selling now, we recently took an in depth look at the objective housing data for the Lafayette CA real estate market in order to see if we could …

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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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