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Category Archives: Lamorinda Real Estate Pricing

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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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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June Swoon in the Lamorinda Real Estate Market?

The stats were just released for June real estate sales, and it looks like buyers took a break from the market, while sellers were busy putting their homes on the market.  Let’s start with a broad brush view of what transpired last month. Inventories grew by 12% over May, but are running about 10% …

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Does Anyone Really Know What’s Going On in the Lamorinda Real Estate Market?

I apologize for the brief break in the continuity of my normally frequent blog posts.  The truth is that I’ve been swamped with real estate work, and getting that done is the first priority.  Quiet moments for reflection and writing have been few and far between the last couple of weeks.  With that said, …

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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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The Lamorinda Real Estate Market – Spring 2011 – April Sales

We’ve officially got the first real month of the typically vigorous Spring market completed, and the sales data has just been released. Let’s take a look at it’s overall performance within the Lamorinda real estate community: The Lamorinda April 2011 Market April 2011 inventory is down about 18 percent from April 2010, however sales are …

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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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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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