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Category Archives: Lafayette CA Real Estate Appraisals

Lafayette CA Real Estate – A Look at 2016

It’s the beginning of a new year, and the most frequent question asked by current and prospective clients is about our expectations for the coming year in real estate. It’s a question that many would take lightly, but we understand that major life decisions get made based upon market expectations, and that the purchase …

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How Do Buyers and Sellers Value Lafayette CA Real Estate?

Although we regularly find ourselves in the position of offering an informed opinion of value as we cover the land of Lafayette real estate, it has normally been more firmly established as part of the presentation we do for prospective sellers of Lafayette homes.  The dynamics of the present market, with its shortage of …

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What’s Driving Lafayette CA Real Estate in 2014?

The prospect of another stellar year in Lafayette CA real estate have been reinforced by the continued strong Bay Area job growth, and California’s overall employment gains.  California’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent in December of 2013, down from 8.5 percent in November and 9.8 percent in December 2012. Palo Alto-based economist Stephen …

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Predictions for Lafayette, CA Real Estate 2014

Supply Imbalance… The imbalance between supply and demand in the sub-$1.2M price segment of Lafayette, CA real estate will likely continue through 2014.  In fact, that pressure will logically move upmarket with the greatest impact felt in homes under $2M.  There has historically been a psychological barrier at the $2M price point that results …

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Lafayette CA Real Estate Soars! | Team Rothenberg

Things are continuing to look very optimistic for Bay Area homeowners, and those of us who are invested in the Lamorinda/Lafayette CA real estate market.  Homes in some Bay Area regions will continue to be a hot commodity and are expected to lead the nation in price appreciation rates over the coming year. A …

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Undesirable Lafayette CA Real Estate Market Behavior Declining

Perhaps just a seasonal pause, but more likely we are seeing some moderation and more normalcy in the Lafayette CA real estate market as we enter the second half of 2013.  The crazy spring is now behind us, and with the slight bump in interest rates, summer vacations, and more homes hitting the market, …

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Catching Up With the Lafayette Real Estate Market

Guilty as charged.  Unconsciously, I found myself taking a sabbatical from writing as I found myself so busy the last month that there was barely time in the day to sleep.  It’s something that sometimes occurs in the spring real estate market, but this year’s April/May markets were more intense than any I can …

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Refinancing in Lamorinda? Some Tips to Think About…

An article in today’s Wall Street Journal is providing the stimulus for today’s post, as well as some very recent and highly mixed interactions I’ve had with appraisers in the Lamorinda real estate market.   With so many people refinancing their existing loans, the potential pitfalls of the appraisal process becomes very relevant to the …

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Lamorinda — Spring 2011… A Buyer’s or Seller’s Market?

Sometimes there is a precarious equilibrium that exists between a buyer’s vs. seller’s market.  I hesitate to suggest that there may be a subtle shift occurring in our Lamorinda real estate market, but there certainly are some signs of subtle change… perhaps only for a brief period of time.  A recent column in the Wall …

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Market-based Pricing in Lamorinda?

With the market stalled as the country slows to a crawl for Super Bowl Weekend, I was beginning to grow weary of writing about the market and trying to provide more educated guesses about what might lie ahead for 2011.  Sure, there might be another update to the S&P Case-Schiller Index, but who cares …

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