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2014 

My favorite Realtor joke goes like this: I'm driving down the 24 and I get pulled over by a CHP.  He ambles up to the window and says "Ma'am, could I have your real estate license and your registration?"  A little befuddled I say "Sir, don't you mean my driver's license?"  And he says "No, not ev...
03/14/2014
The Walnut Creek real estate market has remained very steady throughout the years. The median sale price over the last year increased by 17% from $705,000 to $825,000.  The number of properties has declined by 32% but this can be largely contributed to the low inventory levels. Though like other ...
03/12/2014
San Leandro is a different market compared to many Bay Area cities, we’ve seen major spikes throughout the year in median sale prices, given the demand in inventory but San Leandro’s increase has been very modest. The median sold price has increased by 8%, from $385,000 to $416,000. In addition, ...
03/12/2014
The median sale price in Pleasant Hill has steadily increased over the last four months. In January the median sale price was around $625,000 and in February the price increased by 5% to $659,000. And in February of last year the median sale price was $505,000 so we’ve seen a big increase over th...
03/12/2014
  Orinda is following in the footsteps of many Bay Area cities. New inventory is spiking causing less demand for properties and the median sale price is dropping. In January, the median sale price was a whopping $1,410,000 and in February it dropped 36% to $900,000. And the number of new properti...
03/12/2014
Within the last year, the Martinez median sale price has increased 65% from $305,000 in February 2013 to $504,500 in February 2014. This is largely due to the low inventory. In addition the number of sold properties increased 42% from January to February and the amount of time a listing spent on ...
03/12/2014
 Concord is holding strong in the real estate market with steady gains throughout the months. February’s median sale price was $436,500 compared to $350,000 in February 2013 which is a 25% increase. The number of sold properties is down 43% from February 2013 to February 2014 which likely has muc...
03/12/2014
Alamo saw a slight decrease from January to February as far as the median sale price is concerned, nearly 14% from  $1,475,000 in January to $1,276,760 in February. This could be contributed to the spike in new listings that came on the market. We’ve gotten used to seeing low inventory and higher...
03/12/2014
Lafayette continues to remain a steady market. The median sale price remained the same from February 2013 to February 2014. With that being said, the number of homes sold has decreased over the year by 33% though this can be largely attributed to the low inventory in Lafayette. We’ve all gotten u...
03/12/2014
I stopped by Standard Pacific's community at Schaefer Ranch last week.  They are almost sold out but some great homes are still available.  Why?  Because they deliberately held the best for last. The Lassen model is a 4 bedroom based home with options for the fourth bedroom as a master retreat or...
03/12/2014
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