Location Archives: lafayette

$2,000,000+ Home Sales in Lafayette and Orinda

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.

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October Month’s-Of-Inventory Snapshot

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 […]

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How to Win a Bidding War

Imagine your dream house pops up for sale. You rush to see it and want to submit an offer. Unfortunately, ten other people are doing the exact same thing. Here are the steps you need to take to have the best chance of winning a bidding war without overpaying. Sometimes buyers lose a bidding war because […]

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REOs? Short Sales? They’ve All But Disappeared

Our MLS system allows us agents to save search templates. One of mine that I check often is a quick search of short sales and REOs for sale in Pleasanton, Dublin, Danville, Blackhawk, Alamo, Diablo, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda. My neck’s of the woods. This morning produced the lowest count I’ve […]

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Lamorinda Home Prices Back Above Peak Levels

It won’t show in the data yet because the “pendings” haven’t closed. Many are closing for 100K or more over their asking prices, pushing the market price of properties in Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda up above the previous 2006-2007 peaks. Lamorinda home prices are officially at all-time highs. Some examples… Orinda: Ivy Drive Area 231 […]

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Escalation Clauses and this market.

Escalation clauses are making a come back in this market. What is an escalation clause? Well, it is an addendum to attach to your purchase offer…. Lets say you are offering $250000…..you find out there is multiple offers, you want your offer to automatically escalate up if a higher price comes in….But how do you […]

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Permits for Home Improvements

Homeowners find themselves doing home improvements in  need of  a new roof, or a new water heater, electrical etc with  bids from contractors includes cost of permit etc….. Homeowner assumes all work is being done to code and permit protects them……..NOT so fast………this is what has been happening throughout the Bay Area with certain contractors….. Permit […]

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