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Do You Think I Can Get (fill in the blank) for My House? - 12/30/10 11:59 PM
This is probably one of the most common questions I’m asked. It’s usually arises when someone who is thinking about selling their Livermore, CA home has a number in mind that makes sense to them. Here are some pricing expectations I’ve heard expressed by potential sellers, (with commentary in italics): 1) What they would like it to be worth Everyone wants to get the most of their home sale – who wouldn’t? But home values are subject to supply and demand, location, market trends, condition and desirability. All of those factors must be considered in pricing a home. 2) The amount (3 comments)
Independence Park, Livermore, CA 94550 - 12/30/10 04:45 PM
Independence Park 2798 Holmes St. Livermore, CA 94550 You won’t have to look hard to find this park, it’s right on a main thoroughfare in Livermore. Holmes St. turns right into Highway 84. This special use park is nearly 18 acres in size, and features three full soccer fields (Kellman Fields). With soccer such a popular sport in the area, of course there are barbeque pits, picnic tables and a tot lot, so the entire family can join in the fun. Independence Park is conveniently located to the Fallbrook, Alden Lane, Shadowbrook and Kristopher Ranch neighborhoods. It's also fairly close to (2 comments)
Hiding in Plain Site - 12/29/10 02:34 PM
If not for the pink harness, you might miss my dog Coco altogether! Taken at Hagemann Park in Livermore, our mild fall weather left the trees still with leaves in late December. But boy, was she a happy dog getting to romp in them. (16 comments)
Alden Lane Neighborhood, Livermore, CA 94550 - 12/29/10 12:14 PM
Alden LaneVinci Way Livermore, CA 94550 Located in the heart of South Livermore Wine Country, the Alden Lane Development is bordered on the North by Alden Lane, the East by Holmes St, South by Lexington and West by Wood Hollow. Built by Standard Pacific from 2002 through 2004, these stately homes offer spacious modern living with large size lots. 5 floor plans are available in this complex: Floor plan choices in five models: Verbena – One Story - Four Bedrooms, Two and One-Half Baths, 3 Car Garage, 2569 sq. ft. Lantana – One Story - Four Bedrooms, Three Baths, 3 (0 comments)
31 Days of December Challenge, Day 28 - 12/29/10 11:00 AM
A client in escrow has some concerns about the property, and just what some modifications to correct deficits might actually cost. So, I met a contractor there early, client’s wish-list in hand, to try and get quotes for him. This week is actually vacation time for me, with my family all here until the 3rd. However, I do still have deals in escrow that require attention. Calls to title, emails to clients and check-in calls to lenders and title. Part of working on business for next year is making sure I do a top-notch job on those in escrow this year. (1 comments)
Park Place Neighborhood, Livermore, CA 94551 - 12/26/10 08:55 PM
Park Place Neighborhood Placer Circle Livermore, CA 94551 Commuter friendly and situated at the west end of town, you’ll find quick access to highway 580 or the Isabel Extension (Hwy 84) with Bart Park and Ride lots nearby. Tucked within an established neighborhood, this charming development consists of 44 one and two story homes, all with 2 car garages. Built by Orion homes from 1990-92. Floor Plan Options • Three Bedrooms, Two Baths, 1662 sq. ft. “Yosemite” • Four Bedrooms, Two Baths, 1830 sq. ft. “Yellowstone” • Four Bedrooms, Three Baths, 1981 sq. ft. “Everglades” • Four Bedrooms, Two and (2 comments)
31 Days of December Challenge, Day 20 - 12/20/10 10:13 PM
Today begins what I hope will be a relatively calm few days with family before the holidays. As far as keeping on track with business, I can only offer the following: Got paperwork signed with a client to complete all needed for his signing, hopefully on Wednesday afternoon. Caught up on all my finances with the expectation that the week after New Year’s, getting totals ready for my tax person will be relatively simple. Emailed with an out of state prospect about preparations for selling two houses in the first quarter of the year. Found out that one of my (1 comments)
We can't hold a candle to fall colors in New England, and ours came really late this year. This photo was taken in my front yard on Dec. 18th, so quite a late bloomer, but the brilliant red is perfect for Christmas. (11 comments)
Holiday Lights in Livermore (and other counties in California) - 12/17/10 08:30 PM
One of our favorite family traditions is to visit the many homes in our city that had been singled out for fabulous Christmas lights and decorations. After the family party on Christmas Eve, we’d pile into the car, and drive from house to house and be delighted and dazzled. There are some traditional displays, and some truly imaginative set-ups worth a special visit. Lights of the Valley will help you find spectacular Christmas scenes to enjoy in your area. It’s just not Christmas without a trip to Deacon Dave’s, now in it’s 27th year where volunterrs volunteers help set up the (8 comments)
Dunsmuir Neighborhood, Livermore, CA 94550 - 12/17/10 12:15 AM
Dunsmuir NeighborhoodLivermore, CA 94550Carnegie Loop Livermore, CA 94550 Charm, amenities and style. The Dunsmuir development is located in Southeast Livermore, near dozens of Livermore Valley wineries. Dunsmuir is bordered by East Avenue to the north, Buena Vista to the west, S. Vasco to the east, and Tesla Rd. to the south. Built by Signature Homes from 2000-2007, models are available in one and two stories, and architectural detail, welcoming front porches and detached garages. Lots range in size from 9000 – 13,000 sq. ft. 0. Floor plans range in size from approx. 2000-3700 square ft. Floor Plan Options Three Bedrooms, (3 comments)
A Kodak Moment Yes, but Oh – So Much More. - 12/15/10 01:04 PM
Sometimes it takes a contest, like the one from Active Rain and Kodak,urging us to think about our own personal Kodak moment. There are many, but this one stands out for me personally. Yes, this is yet another family photograph. I would imagine that many of the contest entries will feature family or friends and not just places. But the places usually hold more meaning because of whom we share them with. The setting: The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA – May 2005 The cast: In this shot, my immediate family. Having all 5 of our family members together at any (5 comments)
Sophistication. Elegance. Location. The Tapestry neighborhood is desirable South Livermore, just minutes from Downtown Livermore and dozens of Livermore Valley wineries. Built by Shea Homes from 1994-1997, models are available in one and two stories, and feature sweeping front yards, spacious porches and lots 10,000 or more – many twice that size. Two phases include Tapestry and Provance. A number of floorplans, with several variations.
Floor Plan Options · Four Bedrooms, Two Baths, 3 car garage, 2063 sq. ft. · Four Bedrooms, Two Baths, 2 car garage, 2300 (3 comments)
November 2010 Home for Sale Market Report, Dublin, California, 94568 - 12/09/10 08:00 PM
Note: previous month’s numbers are in parentheses. Dublin, CA homes for sale that sold in November 2010 Single Family Detached homes sold –23 (28) Attached homes sold – 15 (22) Dublin, CA homes for sale that went pending in November 2010 Single Family Detached homes, pending 32(36) Attached homes, pending 27(34) Dublin, CA homes for sale as of December 4th Total single family homes for sale in Dublin, CA: 178 (201) Foreclosed/bank-owned homes (REOs) for sale in Dublin, CA: 20(27) Short Sale homes for sale in Dublin, CA: 65(68) Foreclosure and short sale listings make up 48% (47%) of (0 comments)
November 2010 Home for Sale Market Report, Pleasanton, California, 94566, 94588 - 12/09/10 07:44 PM
Note: previous month’s numbers are in parentheses. Pleasanton, CA homes for sale that sold in November 2010 Single Family Detached homes sold – 39 (38) Attached homes sold – 16(11) Pleasanton, CA homes for sale that went pending in November 2010 Single Family Detached homes, pending - 36(58) Attached homes, pending 12(11) Pleasanton, CA homes for sale as of December 4th Total single family homes for sale in Pleasanton, CA: 182 (218) Foreclosed/bank-owned homes (REOs) for sale in Pleasanton, CA: 18 (21) Short Sale homes for sale in Pleasanton, CA: 40 (32) Foreclosure and short sale listings climbed to 32% (0 comments)
November 2010 Home for Sale Market Report, Livermore, California, 94550, 94551 - 12/09/10 07:32 PM
Note: previous month’s numbers are in parentheses. Livermore, CA homes for sale that sold in November 2010 Single Family Detached homes sold – 64 (57) Attached homes sold – 12 (14) Livermore, CA homes for sale that went pending in November 2010 Single Family Detached homes, pending 70 (81) Attached homes, pending 22 (16) Livermore, CA homes for sale as of December 4th Total single family homes for sale in Livermore, CA: 236 (302) Foreclosed/bank-owned homes (REOs) for sale in Livermore, CA: 44 (46) Short Sale homes for sale in Livermore, CA: 80 (105) Foreclosure and short sale listings make (0 comments)
Gratitude Rainbow of Holiday Miracles - 12/07/10 04:22 AM
Last night I attended a Women’s Christmas Event at our local church, invited by a recent client. I’d never been to this type of celebration before, and it was amazing. Talk about a Rainbow, the auditorium was aglow with lights and colors galore. Nearly 100 tables of 8 were set with fabulous place settings and holiday decorations, lovingly created by each table ‘hostess’. There were classic designs, whimsical themes, goblets and china, glitter and glitz. Aren’t these amazing?
More than just a girl’s night out, this was a celebration of women helping women, while celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. (16 comments)
Bruno Canziani Park, Livermore, CA 94550 - 12/05/10 10:29 AM
Bruno Canziani Park Charlotte Way, near East Ave. Livermore, CA 94550 Opened in 2001, Bruno Canziani neighborhood park was named after a long time employee of Wente Vineyards, and has over 14.7 acres of open grassy areas and shade trees offering the perfect place for social gatherings. Something for everyone, the park has one of the largest children’s play areas, with colorful play equipment bound to keep the kids well entertained. Bring your food with you and plan to stay a while. You’ll find picnic tables and barbecues readily available and meandering paths for strolling or biking. Bring your dog (0 comments)
Escrow’s Closed, But You’re Not Finished…… - 12/01/10 11:00 AM
There are a few little details you may want to add to your buyer’s checklist, just for your own peace of mind. Change the Locks It’s exciting to get those keys on the first day isn’t it? (It’s exciting to hand them over, too). But, don’t hang on to them. You just don’t know who may still have one, and after going through all the hard work to buy this house, protect it! Have all the locks changed the day you move in. This is especially important on a foreclosed property, but even on a brand new home from the builder, (26 comments)
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