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Category Archives: Lafayette, CA Real Estate

Lafayette Real Estate and the Governor’s Housing Proposal

I recently wrote a post about the proposed Lafayette real estate project on Deer Hill Road, and transitioned into a discussion on Governor Brown’s proposed legislation to streamline the approval process for high-density, low income housing throughout the state.   In the original post, I wrote, “the state would be setting aside local zoning, the …

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Where Does the Path Lead for Homes in Lafayette CA

The latest John Burns Real Estate Consulting report states that US businesses spent less money in Q4 than in Q3, and will officially enter a mild recessionary period if the trend continues with Q1 2016.  Businesses have decreased plant utilization, cut capital orders, and made slight cuts in purchasing.  Export demand has decreased due …

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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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Restaurants in Lafayette CA — Check Out The Hideout

With so many restaurants in Lafayette CA and the surrounding communities, it was with great surprise and delight that we stumbled upon The Hideout Kitchen and Cafe  this week. Quietly opened in Lafayette about 8 months ago, The Hideout is aptly named.  Literally hidden off of Mt. Diablo Blvd, it is not visible from the …

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Real Estate Inspection Fraud with Homes for Sale in Lafayette CA

This post won’t endear me to multitude of contractors and other trades people who are involved in the lucrative real estate “inspection” industry, but the type of unethical and opportunistic behavior I observed during the market heights of 2005-06 is back again with homes for sale in Lafayette CA.  The conspicuous conflict of interest that …

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Consumer-Insensitive Policy Will Accelerate the Local MLS Demise

In my last post, I discussed why it is only a matter of time before the concept of local MLS organizations will be a remnant of the past. New East Bay MLS Policy Reflects a Disconnect with Clients and the Market This past week or so, the MLS decided that the date that the …

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When the Local MLS Model No Longer Works

Technology Disrupts Inefficient Markets Just think about how Expedia disrupted the inefficiencies of the travel industry, peer-to-peer lenders (such as the publicly traded Lending Club) have disrupted the high unsecured rates associated with consumer lending, and several years ago Zillow changed the landscape for consumer real estate portals because of the complacency of the then dominant Realtor.com. …

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Hot Bay Area Market Challenges Lafayette Real Estate Buyers

The Bay Area continues to top the list of hottest real estate markets in America, even though our local market has slowed considerably since the spring and early summer. Housing economists have recently published a study highlighting ten cities that are considered the hottest real estate markets in the US. Homes in the Lafayette …

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The Lafayette CA Real Estate Market’s Housing Shortage Continues

Home prices in the Lafayette CA Real Estate Market have been on a steady climb for several consecutive quarters. The demand for housing in the Bay Area has been the subject of many articles and real estate examinations. Some analysts continue to watch the market because they fear the rapid growth and high prices …

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Lafayette CA Real Estate and School Ratings

It’s not uncommon to find higher value homes and neighborhoods attached to A+ rated public schools and education systems. These schools usually have excellent ratings and test scores. In a previous post, I discussed the steady increase in home values in the Lafayette CA Real Estate Market. The connection between home values and school …

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