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Category Archives: Orinda, CA Real Estate

Lamorinda Real Estate — Bidding Wars at Fair Market Value

In the last couple of months, the majority of homes that we’ve brought to market have had multiple offers, with a concentration in the price segments below about $1.2M.  The swift change in the market tide has caught buyers off-guard, since it represented such a profound shift from the past several years.  In spite …

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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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The 25,000 Foot View of the Market and Zooming In…

With summer winding down and being on the cusp of the fall real estate market, I thought it would be a good time to take fresh look at the market.  A traditionally busy vacation month, August has been a relatively slow month in Lafayette real estate, as well as in the greater Lamorinda real …

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Lafayette CA Real Estate — The “Look” of Real Estate Marketing

With all of the potentially conflicting economic information that has been circulating throughout the media in recent days… stock market up, earnings up, Amazon.com sales down, housing markets slow…., it would have been easy to write another financial post. As one of my business school professors once said, “If you lined up all of …

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The Sun Has Emerged, But Not In Lamorinda’s Upper End Real Estate Market

The month of April gave many people in the Lamorinda real estate market hope that we were embarking upon a recovery in the upper end market segment.  With seven $2M+ homes pending within the first 3 weeks of April, it almost seemed like a return to the days of irrational exuberance. Fortunately, we haven’t …

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Lafayette, CA Real Estate Market Statistics and the Performance of the Lamorinda Market

It’s that time of month again when we get to look back at how the Lamorinda real estate market has performed and to recalibrate our expectations for the future.  As most of you know by now, I try to be well-grounded in facts when counseling others on important real estate matters, even when their …

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Time to Jump In… but, Leave the Irrational Exuberance on the Sideline

So many of our Lafayette real estate and other Lamorinda real estate clients have asked us over the last year or so whether “the time” has arrived to “jump in”, either as a buyer or seller.  My answer has always been one tempered with caveats about the unknown elements of world events and the …

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Downsizing to “Out-sizing”

One of the issues we frequently encounter with our Lamorinda real estate clients is the question about whether this is the “right time” to sell, and often followed by the question of “where should be go?”  A recent article in the Wall St. Journal suggests that there could potentially be other options for consideration …

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The Spring Market Has Arrived, In Spite of the Weather

The latest statistics for the Lamorinda real estate market clearly show that we have entered the heart of the Spring real estate market. The following chart sheds a bit more light on the market and looks at the sales activity under the $1M price point: The market segment from $1M to $2M showed signficant …

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Lamorinda Real Estate Market Statistics

On a year-over-year basis, it is clear that we are seeing considerable improvement on a broad basis across the Lamorinda real estate market. The “devil is in the detail”, and that saying certainly applies to our current real estate market.  Let’s look at the subsegments, beginning with the most active segment of under $1 …

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