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Why We Should LOVE Lafayette, CA Real Estate!!!

I will be forever grateful for the day when we first moved to Lafayette, CA — now a staggering 25 years ago, following a corporate transfer to San Francisco with my first big job promotion following grad school.  I didn’t know what a great place Lafayette would be, but having grown up in The …

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Another Reason Why Lamorinda Real Estate Will Climb in 2013

The SF Bay Area is going through another technology surge, the likes of which may be unprecedented within our lifetime.  This includes the tech booms of the 90s and the early 2000s.  Unlike earlier periods of tech growth, this time the explosion in business growth is NOT just limited to the Silicon Valley.  In …

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The Lafayette, CA Real Estate Market — YTD Third Quarter 2012

With three quarters of 2012 now in the books, we have enough data to look retrospectively upon the year and paint a realistic picture of the amazing transformation that took place in Lafayette real estate and the greater Lamorinda real estate market this year.  It has certainly been one of the most amazing, and …

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Vendors of Prey in Lafayette CA Real Estate

It’s my goal to sleep well each night and wake up the next morning looking at myself in the mirror knowing that I’ve always been truthful and completely transparent in both my personal and business life.  As I’ve always tried to teach my kids, once you lose your integrity, it’s very difficult to get …

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Lafayette CA Real Estate — Still a Bay Area Bargain

Lafayette and the broader Lamorinda area may still be a bargain on a relative basis, compared to other parts of the San Francisco Bay Area.  A recent article published on 24/7 Wall Street, showed that two Bay Area cities are in the Top 5 most expensive places to live in the U.S. — San …

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Lafayette, CA Real Estate — Multiple Offer City!

As we climb up the walls of the market canyon after several years of darkness, we are struck by the blinding brightness of the sun and a healthy real estate market!   Ok… perhaps that’s all a bit melodramatic, but this year does feel a bit like an old Stanley Kubrick sci-fi movie!  I …

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Random Thoughts in the World of Lamorinda Real Estate…

Ah… what to write?  Do you really want to hear that economists at the International Builders Show are predicting a 16% improvement in new home sales for 2012, or that they think that the market “bottom” (in the non-existent “national market”, of course), will finally be reached in a year or so?  Does anyone …

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Lamorinda Home Sales — Common Mistakes When Selling a Home

As we start the year, we’ll also be heading closer to the prime selling season of the year in Lamorinda real estate, and working with our seller clients in preparing their homes for sale.  Most of our clients are wonderful, reasonable people who make the psychological shift from “living” in their home to “merchandising” …

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Funny Tales in Lamorinda Real Estate

With the year winding down, I thought that a bit of Lamorinda real estate levity might be in order.  Some might think that real estate in Lamorinda is serious business.  Most of the time it is, but there are some funny moments that are worth remembering, even if they didn’t seem humorous at the …

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The Case for Stabilized Prices in Lamorinda Real Estate

My post from earlier this week displayed statistics suggesting a favorable relationship between inventory and demand across most price segments in the Lamorinda real estate market.  Since markets are driven by the relationship of supply and demand, the local stats seem to be suggesting that we may have reached the point of price stabilization …

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