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Category Archives: Lamorinda Real Estate

How to Choose an Asking Price for Your Lamorinda Real Estate

There really is no exact science or formula for choosing an asking price for a home anywhere, let alone your Lamorinda real estate. There is a lot of advice out there, but your best resource will be your realtors. With experience under their belt and a sharp understanding of the area and economy, they …

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Lamorinda Real Estate’s Wine Paradise | Team Rothenberg

Thinking of Lamorinda Real Estate – Think Wine. There really is no need to travel to Napa for vistas such as the one I captured at sunset in a secluded spot in the Napa Valley while visiting our friends and clients who sold their home in Lafayette and moved to Napa —  realizing their …

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Homes for Sale Lafayette CA — Multiple Offers!

If you are a buyer in the Lafayette real estate market, or within the greater Lamorinda and Walnut Creek area, it’s a very challenging time for those in the sub-$1.5M price range.  It’s become the most accessible price range for buyers, and therefore there is the highest demand for homes.  Multiple offers are now …

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Technology in the East Bay Area — Effect on Lafayette Real Estate

Over the last several years, I’ve talked a lot about Lafayette real estate and the greater Lamorinda area being undervalued relative to other places in the Bay Area with a comparable quality of life, educational excellence in the schools, and other community attributes that drive value.  Since about mid-2013, we have been a direct …

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Home Prices Continue to Soar Around the Bay

A steady rate of home appreciation around the Bay leaves many home buyers staring at near 7-figure price tags as they buy homes.  Robust appreciation over the past year has caused the median single-family home price to surge to nearly $1 million in three western Bay Area counties, according to the California Association of …

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The One Million Dollar Lafayette CA Real Estate “Tear Downs”

Imagine that this is your new home that you just spent one million dollars to purchase!  Yes, it’s really happening! One of the trends that we are seeing again in the Lafayette CA real estate market are the one million dollar home tear-downs.  Referred to as “scrapers” back in the height of the market …

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Bay Area Real Estate is Soaring Again!

The  NAR’s recent fourth-quarter report states that two Bay Area metropolitan areas led the country in terms of median sales price for 2013. The San Jose area had the highest median single-family home sales price in the U.S., at $775,000, while San Francisco ranked No. 2 at $682,400. Lafayette real estate is not separately …

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Home Remodeling in Lafayette CA Real Estate – Investment Returns

We often engage with our Lafayette CA real estate clients months and sometimes a year or more before they actually place their home on the market.  Often times, these initial meetings focus on prioritizing the things that they should do to maximize the price of their home when it’s actually placed on-market.  Frequently, we …

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What’s Driving Lafayette CA Real Estate in 2014?

The prospect of another stellar year in Lafayette CA real estate have been reinforced by the continued strong Bay Area job growth, and California’s overall employment gains.  California’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent in December of 2013, down from 8.5 percent in November and 9.8 percent in December 2012. Palo Alto-based economist Stephen …

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What Lamorinda Real Estate Really Did in 2013

We are now in a position to look back retrospectively at an amazing 2013 in our local real estate market and to make some informed predictions for 2014 that may help some of you with your long-term planning.   We began to emerge from the recession back in 2011 and throughout 2012, but it really …

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