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Category Archives: Lamorinda Foreclosures

Six Reasons Why the New HARP Refi Plan Will Be Good for Lamorinda Real Estate

Since all markets are governed fundamentally by supply and demand, keeping unnecessary supply off the market is a favorable outcome when it can be accomplished.  This is exactly what the administration’s new HARP Refi Plan will accomplish in the Lamorinda real estate market, and across the nation.  The new plan will allow borrowers to …

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Why the time may be right in Lamorinda Real Estate…

The national media jumped all over last week’s Case-Shiller data announcement that real estate markets had dropped to 2002 pricing levels and that we were entering a “double-dip” period of the housing market decline.  Bad news sells, and the media hounds were all over this one. It’s important to look at matters like this …

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Watching the Lamorinda Market in 2011

As an avid and bit compulsive market watcher, I’ll be following a number of elements in the 2011 market in order to gauge its health and provide informed counsel to clients.  One of the most obvious, but often overlooked indicators of market health is the relationship of supply and demand. Ultimately, this relationship reflects …

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Being Real about Lamorinda Real Estate

As we enter the beginning of the holiday season, we are also embarking upon what is typically the slowest stretch of the annual sales cycle.  Interestingly, we have been contacted numerous times in recent weeks by prospective clients on both the buyer and seller side.   My counsel to buyers has been far more …

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Stemming the Tide of Foreclosures — Firming Up Lamorinda Real Estate

Although we have not had a major foreclosure problem among Lafayette real estate, or throughout the greater Lamorinda real estate market, recent history has taught us that what happens to our neighbors DOES impact our market. Specifically, minimizing foreclosures and market softness in areas that are part of the “food chain” for Lamorinda real …

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Lamorinda Foreclosures, Short Sales, and the Perils of of Buying “As Is”…

Lafayette Foreclosures, Lafayette Short Sales, Orinda Foreclosures, Orinda Short Sales, et al… OK… now that I’ve got your attention, let’s talk about a subject that seems to be coming up more and more as we move into the heart of the 2010 market. We are fortunate to live in an area where foreclosure properties …

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