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Category Archives: Lamorinda Real Estate

A Bright Outlook for the Lafayette Real Estate Market and California

A report just released by the UCLA Anderson School of Business predicts a steady drop in unemployment across California and continued improvement in the state and national economy.  “Growth will be buoyed by a rapidly recovering housing market,” wrote UCLA economist David Shulman in the highly regarded UCLA Anderson Forecast, released Wednesday. “Housing led …

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The Lafayette Real Estate Market and Beyond… March 2013

After a short dash of winter weather, we are back to sunny skies and perhaps a surge in inventory as we head into the second week of March.  With temps moving up this coming week, I’m hoping to see inventories start to move up and satisfy some of the growing buyer demand that we …

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Wafting Scents in Lafayette CA Real Estate

It’s Sunday… the government is operating on a new diet of less money, and there isn’t a lot of profound real estate news today.  In fact, I’m just gearing up for an Open House on an incredible new listing, and thought I’d share some new science with you on putting buyers in the right …

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Bad Marketplace Behavior Breeds Other Bad Behavior…

The scarcity in inventory within our Lafayette real estate market, Lamorinda, and the greater Walnut Creek/680 corridor markets has bred “bad” behavior among some agents, which unfortunately is spilling over into a minority of the buyer community.  Here’s what we are seeing in a small percentage of listing situations, but in enough to cases …

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A Strong Real Estate Market Ahead in 2013 for Lafayette and the Bay Area

The news for our local Lafayette and greater Bay Area real estate markets keeps getting better and better!  Two new reports were published late last week that paint a promising picture of real estate activity in the Bay Area and the nation in 2013. According to the real estate research firm, DataQuick, Bay Area …

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Lafayette Real Estate 2013 — Where have all the homes gone?

Let’s set the stage, and in this case a picture is definitely worth a thousand of my words.  The most discussed problem in today’s Lafayette or greater Lamorinda real estate market is the lack of inventory: The problem clearly represented above is not unique to our Lafayette, CA real estate market, but it is …

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Another Reason People are Moving to Lamorinda

The Bay Area has one of the nation’s tightest housing markets, with vacancy rates of just 1.1 percent for single-family homes and 3.5 percent for rental units — offering a strong impetus for home builders to step up construction in the area and further strengthen the Bay Area economy. A recent report from the …

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Getting an Offer Accepted in a HOT Lafayette CA Real Estate Market

I had a conversation with a Lafayette real estate client yesterday that I am sure we will have with other clients many times over this year.  Essentially, the question was, “How can I best position myself to make an offer on a home in the current market?”  To best answer this question, I always …

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Lafayette, CA Real Estate… The Luxury Home Market for 2013

It’s too early to tell how the luxury home market will perform in 2013, but the early signs are encouraging.  Logically, it’s the next leg up in Lafayette, CA real estate, as well as communities such as Orinda, Alamo and Diablo, where we typically see a significant percentage of homes that cross above the …

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Lamorinda Real Estate — The Year Ahead in 2013 — Chapter Two

As we commence 2013, Lafayette and the greater Lamorinda real estate market are suffering from a profound lack of inventory.  Levels are running at about 50% of what we saw at the end of 2011, and the beginning of 2012.   The problem faced by buyers locally in Lafayette real estate and the surrounding areas …

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