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Supply and Demand are down proportionately in Danville. Attached homes have been a popular market segment for both investors and First Time Buyers. However, many guidelines, including FHA approval and owner occupancy levels have made this a tougher purchase for many. For more Danville Attached H...
09/26/2012
Supply is drastically down in this category, to almost half of what it was last year, and has been falling fairly steadily. Investors and first time buyers alike are flocking to these properties, but the lack of inventory is evidenced by the flat demand.  For additional San Ramon Market Reports,...
09/26/2012
Detached home supply in San Ramon has mirrored the pattern seen in other nearby communities - significantly down from a year ago. Demand is actually up over most months of last year, but comparing August to August, those numbers are down. Additional San Ramon detached homes market stats for Augu...
09/26/2012
I may have an unpopular viewpoint on this.  But multiple offer markets tend to bring out some practices that may complicate transactions and create a lot of chaos. Offer deadline dates. There are pros and cons to this. People at least know how long they have to show the property or when they need...
09/01/2012
Do-it yourselfers assume that they are saving money by skipping the permits for  room additions or modifications.  Another motivation is the assumption that improvements will trigger a tax increase.What many people find out the hard way is this:  Unpermitted rooms may have no value from an apprai...
08/28/2012
Chicago Lender Gene Mundt echoes what real estate agents around the country are saying to potential sellers. A year ago we were encouraging buyers to get off the fence, and they were reluctanct to do so. They're out in force now, but the inventory isn't there and they are getting frustrated when ...
08/17/2012
  Bob Stewart has offered up a particularly pertinent contest for this month, What Do You Do For Each Of Your Clients? We're asked to itemize every step we take when working with a buyer or seller. Since I have a significant number of buyer prospects I'm working with right now, this was a good ex...
08/06/2012
July 21st, 22nd Alden Lane NurseryCorner of Holmes and ConcannonLivermore, CA A favorite event each summer, the venue is perfect to keep you cool while strolling through the works of local artists. Alden Lane Nursery has magestic oak trees, casting welcome shade over their acres of luxurious plan...
07/19/2012
It's always interesting to compare the extremes of the market in any given month. Seeing those swings can certainly put some context to the median home prices, which are simply the mid-point of either end of the market for that month. 4623 Nicol Cmn #103 $84,500 (102K, 126K) Thisshort sale went p...
07/19/2012
Congratulations!  A series of events occur next, but most of them will happen on the buyer's side. Items in bold are specifically for you, the seller. You will most likely go through a fair amount of emotions at this point. What might those entail?  Read on to see. 1)    The buyer's agent will op...
07/17/2012
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