In the last few years, many consumers bought homes with low down payments and have seen a dramatic rise in their home-equity-opening the door to trade up to more a desirable homes and/or locations. Perhaps the family is expanding and or timing is right to trade up. As attractive as the concept sounds, due to […]
The number of Bay Area homes sold in September fell more than what we would seasonally-expect. Prices also declined from August. DataQuick reports: Bay Area home sales dropped more than usual in September compared with August but climbed slightly above the year-ago level thanks to more robust sales above $500,000 this year. For the second […]
The skyrocketing rise in rents across the Bay Area is finally showing signs of slowing down. Thank God. The Contra Costa Times reports: The average $2,006 a month asking price for all types of units was up 2.6 percent from the second quarter, considerably lower than the 5.2 percent jump earlier this year. The annual […]
Sales of multi-million dollar homes are continuing to grow in Orinda and Lafayette. $2M+ homes are selling at the fastest pace since 2007. Also worth noting, it seems like Lafayette has been performing better than Orinda since 2006. On the ground, it certainly feels like Lafayette has been a little trendier. Interesting.
Today, amazingly, there are three great condos for sale that have no rental restrictions. If you’ve been looking to invest in Moraga, I would strongly recommend looking at them. 2059 Ascot Drive Unit 108 – $249,000 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 713 sq. ft. Enjoy the peaceful hillside view from your […]
Here’s a quick snapshot of the months-of-inventory of homes for sale in Alamo, Danville, Blackhawk, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. These markets are still on fire, however it’s much more of a buyer’s market in high-end Alamo and Blackhawk. If you were looking to sell and move-up to a more expensive area, now is […]
Facebook shared some interesting data about where sports fans live in the Bay Area. Not surprisingly, the Oakland A’s seem to have the most condensed fan base, concentrated mostly in the East Bay. The blue-collar, low-budget, money-balling, raw-sewaging, Oakland A’s clearly don’t have the mass appeal of the sexier San Francisco Giants. Or, maybe those […]