berkeley homes for sale: What are the 2012 Buyers Looking for in the East Bay? - 02/26/12 10:12 AM
Last year, even with gorgeous interest rates and discounted prices, it was tough to get home buyers off the fence. Getting a “bargain” became more importaa bit more willing to paynt than getting a good home. If the first two months of 2012 are a true indication, buyers this year seem to acknowledge that these phenomenal rates won't last forever and nor will these low prices. Buyers seem ready to buy this year!
It seems the majority of buyers, especially the younger professionals, want to be near amenities: cafes, restaurants, bookstores, transportation. Mostly coffee! I so wish I’d patented my “latté … (2 comments)

berkeley homes for sale: Spacious Queen Anne Duplex near Berkeley's UC Campus - 12/03/11 06:30 PM
Spacious Duplex near UC Berkeley campus … (1 comments)

berkeley homes for sale: A look at the New Fall Real Estate Market in Berkeley, CA - 09/17/11 04:36 PM
Despite national and state-wide news to the contrary, our extended Berkeley area market feels quite active, with lots of new buyers hoping to take advantage of record low mortgage rates. We continue to suffer primarily from a dearth of desirable inventory. The most attractively presented, well-located homes continue to attract multiple offers. All-cash offers seem to have tapered off as one would expect with the low rates, but we still hear of one or two each week, usually in one of the multiple-offer scenarios. An all-cash offer still is tremendously attractive to a seller! This was the second week of the … (2 comments)

 
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