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Category Archives: Lamorinda Housing Market

What’s “QR” About Lamorinda Real Estate?

Since it’s Friday, let’s have some fun!  So what the heck is this thing?: Possible answers: a)  A mini-Roshak inkblot test b)  A thumbnail-sized version of a SF Museum of Modern Art piece c)  An impressionist photo of ants running through a maze d)  An abundance of information crammed into a little box about …

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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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Town-Central Living in Lafayette CA!

The quest to find that “special” home that’s central to town just got easier! Whether you are a among the growing number of Lafayette residents who find themselves as “empty-nesters”, wanting to downsize and stay in town, or perhaps buying your first home for a young family… this is one to consider as it …

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Confounded with Lamorinda Real Estate

Every once in awhile, I just have to scratch my head and wonder what some agents are thinking when they price and market real estate. Perhaps, I’m just too darn idealistic about the importance of trying to maximize a client’s proceeds upon sale in this sometimes challenging market.  Clearly, these principles don’t seem to …

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The Jury May Still Be Out on the Lamorinda 2011 Spring Real Estate Market

Whereas my last post was quite optimistic about the performance of our market based upon the February stats, it may be too early to predict a robust return to a “normal” Lamorinda real estate market.  The national press continues to be rather pessimistic, and inevitably that can wear off on consumers.  According to today’s …

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Steep Discounts in the Lamorinda Spring Real Estate Market? Perhaps.

A flurry of reports emerged this past week indicating that we still have a ways to go before we see a resurgence in a healthy national real estate market. New home sales were sharply down, and the National Association of Realtors reported that February home resales were down 9.6%, with the median US home …

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What Stays and What Goes When Selling Real Estate in Lamorinda?

It used to be that there was a clear distinction between what is “real property” and “personal property”.  If it was “attached” to the home, it was considered “real property”, and it wasn’t, it was “personal property”.  The line of demarcation between the two types of property has gotten blurred over the last decade …

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Preparing Your Home for Market

A very substantial segment of our business in Lamorinda real estate is the listing of homes for sale.  Undoubtedly, the number one question that is raised by our clients pertains to what they should do to prepare the home for market. Most of the time, sellers want to discuss the cosmetic preparatory items, but …

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Lamorinda Real Estate — New Life to the Market!

It is early in the year, and it might be a little early for predictions to be made about the 2011 Lamorinda real estate market.  With that said, I’m extremely encouraged and believe that this will be the year that we see stabilization in our market, and perhaps some upturn in the most affordable …

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2011 Lamorinda Real Estate… Hitting Bottom and On Its Way Up?

If we assume that Lafayette real estate and the surrounding Lamorinda real estate communities mimic the overall trends of 47 other national markets, we have officially hit bottom.   Moody’s Analytics tracks the ratio of median home prices to annual household incomes in 74 markets. Based upon that data, the affordability of housing has now …

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