Doug Buenz & The 680 Group

Real Estate Agent - Venture | Sotheby’s International Realty - BRE# 00843458
Trends, insights, analysis, and random (and sometimes unrelated) thoughts about real estate in the East Bay and the Pleasanton/Dublin/San Ramon area.



The old saying in real estate is location, location, location. Certainly this is true on macro level. An average home in Manhattan is certainly worth more than an average home in Jackson, Mississippi. But as the Pleasanton/Dublin/San Ramon market slows, the location of a property takes on more si...
Well, we're half way through the month of October, and the Pleasanton real estate market is moving along at about the same relative pace that is did last month. So far in October, we have 16 single family homes that are pending, which is about the same as the first half on September. Right now, t...
Okay, first let's get the bad news out of the way. It seems like every week we are hit with bad news about the housing market, and this week is no exception.* The California Association of Realtors predicts home prices and sales will be lower next year. It forecasts sales of existing homes will b...
If you just read or listen to the national media, you would think that getting a mortgage loan today is a lot like getting audited by the IRS... a painful, nerve racking experience that inevitably leaves you poorer. But there is good news in the Pleasanton and Tri-Valley CA mortgage market. The l...
Interesting day for the financial markets, and the Plesanton and Tri-Valley real estate markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed above 14,000 today as the stock market rallied to a record high. According to speculated the worst may be over for banks and constru...
The numbers are in for the Pleasanton CA real estate market in September, and yes sales were down for the month as compared with last month. It continued the downward trend in pending sales since June, which had 67 pending sales. September ended at 36 pending sales for the month. Inventory also e...
If you are like me, you know subconsciously that you are getting older, but it is generally not something you think about every day. Days, weeks, months go by, and then one day, perhaps after viewing photos from a family event or some social gathering, you are confronted with undeniable evidence ...

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