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Lafayette CA Real Estate Blog | Team Rothenberg

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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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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