Location Archives: walnut-creek

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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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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How To Effectively Price My Home For Sale

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY PRICE MY HOME FOR SALE? This one’s going to be short but sweet, with deeper explanation of each point to come in a future post. Combining this list with a comprehensive description and explanation of each bullet point is better suited for a book than a blog post.  We’ll take ‘em apart […]

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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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Why Aren’t There Many New Listings In San Ramon?

Where are all of the new listings in San Ramon this year? Sure, just about everywhere has seen fewer homes come up for sale so far this year, but San Ramon has less than half of the new listings as it did in the first 45 days 2012.   In total, Alameda County has seen […]

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