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Category Archives: Lamorinda Housing Market

The Most Frequent Questions Lafayette CA Real Estate Sellers Ask…

  I thought I’d share some of the most frequent questions we receive from clients and potential clients who plan on selling their homes in the Lafayette CA real estate market: 1.  What’s the best time to go on-market?  The best time to sell a home in the Lafayette CA real estate market is when …

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Lafayette CA Real Estate — Still a Bay Area Bargain

Lafayette and the broader Lamorinda area may still be a bargain on a relative basis, compared to other parts of the San Francisco Bay Area.  A recent article published on 24/7 Wall Street, showed that two Bay Area cities are in the Top 5 most expensive places to live in the U.S. — San …

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The Lafayette, CA Real Estate and Broader Lamorinda Housing “Recovery”

Not that we need external validation that the “housing recovery” is alive and well in our world of Lafayette,CA real estate, and the broader Lamorinda real estate market — but, even the national “experts” seem to be lining up in unison that they are surprised by the surge in the market.  According to an …

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Lamorinda Real Estate Market Forecast For 2012

I’m quietly stirring my healthful cup of green tea this morning as I carefully read the tea leaves and try to carefully craft my predictions for 2012 Lamorinda real estate.  Let’s begin with the broader economy and work our way to greater specificity: 1.  Volatility will persist in the US financial markets:  Volatility is …

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How’s Lamorinda Real Estate Doing vs. the “National Market”?

A flurry of media attention is once again turning to the performance of the “national real estate market” as third quarter performance shows less than encouraging results.  According to a Wall Street Journal article, US home prices dropped 4.7% for the third quarter 2011 over 2010.  A nationwide interactive map shows locally that the San …

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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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It May Be About the Inventory in the Lamorinda Real Estate Market.

A recent Wall Street Journal article raised several questions about supply and demand in the housing market, and it struck a resonate chord with what we are seeing in the world of Lamorinda real estate.  The Journal article raised the question about whether “it’s low demand or poor supply that’s hurting the housing market.” …

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A Look at the Lamorinda Real Estate Market YTD 2011 and What Lies Ahead

Let’s look at our local market as we work our way into the last quarter of the year and near the end of October.  Inventories have decreased significantly from this time last year… running about 25%+ below where they were last year.  In fact, we have been experiencing about 3 months of inventory in …

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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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Fall in Lamorinda Real Estate… Travels Abroad

For those wondering if I fell off the globe for a few weeks, the answer is, “sort of”.  There never is an ideal time to take time off in this business, so early this year we planned an adventure to Italy and Croatia for early September.  The trip was epic, but the internet connectivity …

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