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Lafayette CA Real Estate Blog | Team Rothenberg

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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Is the End Near for the MLS for Lafayette CA Real Estate? | Team Rothenberg

One of the things that initially  jumped out at me when I started my Lafayette CA real estate career was how behind the curve the industry was with the adoption of new technology, and how crazy the MLS was.  The MLS made sense when realtors used to get a weekly book of the current …

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Thinking that Homes for Sale in Lafayette CA are Expensive? | Team Rothenberg

Why Homes for Sale in Lafayette CA Aren’t Really SO Expensive! I’ve written a lot about the soaring prices in the Bay Area and how the technology and financial services sectors are the primary drivers of wealth creation in our area.  By most objective standards in this country, the Bay Area is a pricey …

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Happy Valley Lafayette CA Home for Sale | Team Rothenberg

1155 Estates Drive — A “Once in a Lifetime” Lafayette CA home for sale I always try to give the readers of our blog a sneak peek of our really special new listings.  This spacious 4bd/4.5ba Happy Valley home is a rare, single-story, mid-century contemporary with walls of glass that open to the expansive …

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Technology’s Influence on Lafayette CA Real Estate | Team Rothenberg

Why Technology Will Fuel Our Lafayette CA Real Estate Market I’ve been writing all week about why the “bubble” won’t burst anytime soon for the Bay Area real estate market, and in particular, for Lafayette CA real estate.  I was talking a few days ago with Pacific Union’s CEO, Mark McLaughlin, about the tech …

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