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Lafayette CA Real Estate Blog | Team Rothenberg

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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The Lafayette CA Real Estate Market 2014 Performance | Team Rothenberg

The Lafayette CA real estate market is performing about the same this year as it did last year.  In fact, the only major difference seems to be that people accelerated their purchases this year from June into May.  July 2014 looks essentially identical to the same period last year.  If history repeats itself, we’ll …

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Searching Homes for Sale in Lafayette CA More Creatively | Team Rothenberg

I’ve talked a lot about technology recently and how some of the stalwarts of the industry have been slow to move in adopting change.  Fortunately, the world is ripe with entrepreneurs who are always questioning how things are done and seeking ways to fill the void of unsatisfied needs. The world doesn’t need another …

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Zillow’s Move — Affecting Homes for Sale in Lafayette CA ? | Team Rothenberg

Our real estate universe is rather small.  We tend to focus on homes for sale in Lafayette CA, as well as the broader regional market, but we live in the San Francisco Bay Area — one of the most robust technology centers in the word.  I try to stay on top of the technology …

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In a Technology-Driven World, Some Sellers Still Have Old-Fashioned Views | Team Rothenberg

While searching homes for sale in Lafayette CA, I’m sure you’ve encountered the poorly shot, dark pictures of cluttered rooms as you scan the online listings, and the horribly written marketing description that really is nothing more than the cryptic text that the agent put on MLS for the brokerage community to try to …

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Buying one of the homes for sale in Lafayette – Plan Ahead | Team Rothenberg

Aside from working with a real estate professional who will put your interests first, and not just someone who is simply out to close another deal, giving advance thought to the loan process and working with a quality lender is very important.  In fact, most buyers underestimate the importance of this element of the …

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