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2013 was an interesting real estate market for Walnut Creek. Inventory levels were low throughout the year and demand was very high, shown by multiple offers on properties; there were bidding wars like we haven’t seen in quite some time. Above asking offers became the norm. Overall, the median sa...
Like many other Bay Area cities, San Leandro saw quite a decrease throughout 2013 in home sales. In December 2012 85 units sold, compared to 51 in December 2013, a decrease of 40%.  With that being said, 2013 was still a solid year for the housing market considering the increase in property value...
Are you planning on selling your Pleasant Hill home in 2014? If so, you’re making a smart choice since the Real Estate market is only expected to continue to grow in the coming year! We have an increase in home sales and prices to look forward to for the New Year. Looking back at 2013 Pleasant Hi...
2013 proved to be a great year for the Orinda housing market with the median sale price increasing from $857,500 in December of 2012 to $972,500 in December of 2013. That’s a 13% increase! In addition, the number of properties sold increased 67% from December 2012 to December 2013. And a housing ...
2013 was a great year for the real estate market in Martinez. When comparing December 2012 to December 2013 the median sale price increased a whopping 18%, from $355,000 to $417,500. You can’t ask for more than that as a home seller. For homebuyers it was a little tougher, considering the high bi...
Happy 2014! What a year 2013 was for the housing market in Northern California. We saw a major improvement from 2012. The median sold price in Lafayette for the year was $1,250,000 compared to last year, which was $997,000, a 25% increase. Though the units sold were down 33%, this wasn’t reflecti...
With the New Year, comes new housing market projections and all seems to be on the up and up. We can anticipate continued growth for housing in 2014. Home sales and prices are suspected to increase as the market transitions toward primary homebuyers. Looking back at 2013 there was a major spike i...
Alamo is a unique community in that real estate is always in high demand and 2013 confirmed that. We saw a 29% increase in median sale prices from December 2012 to December 2013, from $1,185,000 to $1,525,000!  And similar to most Bay Area cities, the number of units for sale was down 15%. This w...
Not so fast there Bucko. A lot of my colleagues will tell you they are selling the American Dream.  Client’s get in the car and go looking for their Dream Home.  I hear that and I want to throw up a little bit.  If I am selling someone their dream home, either they need to dream bigger or I’m lyi...

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