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Consumers have a general idea of the average home price in their neighborhood. But, when the time comes for them to sell their house, opinions are expressed that their house should sell for more than it may be worth. A number of factors contribute to those opinions: List prices as seen on flyers ...
05/31/2015
A common comment made by would-be sellers is “We don’t have to sell”. And that may very well be true. But something is causing you to think about selling. Really explore those reasons. If the reason isn’t solid enough, perhaps it’s not the right time. Is lack of information holding you back, or i...
05/15/2015
Thinking of Selling?There was a time when California homeowners moved on average, every seven years. That average has changed drastically and is now deemed to be every 20 years. (These figures were stated at the California Association of Realtors conference by CEO Joel Singer 4/15).If it’s been a...
05/08/2015
Fun for all is in store in Livermore’s Area Park’s Deparment’s newest offering, Cayetano Park. It’s situated at the juncture of Portola Ave, Isabel Ave near Campus Hill Drive. Residents of the Copperhill, Montage Community (Aborelle, Ivy and Portico) and Vineyard Terrace communities now have a 11...
03/20/2015
Our current competitive market often prompts shorter timelines and aggressive contract terms.  Whether you are a buyer or seller, don’t take shortcuts where inspections are concerned.  Sellers Some are agreeable to performing inspections in advance, and others leave that to the buyer’s discretion...
03/17/2015
This isn't a common occurence, but there is absolutely no change in the median home price from this year to last when comparing June to June. Year over year time on market is up 79%, with last year's average at 2 weeks, and this year's at nearly a month. Supply is down slightly at 6%, but demand...
07/23/2014
A healthy bump up in median home prices for Dublin. They've experience a flurry of activity with new construction and lottery drawings for home releases. Average days on market has increased considerably here at 182%. From two weeks to nearly a month. The majority of the homes with longer days o...
07/23/2014
Just a little dip in the median price in this category. Many folks were competiting with investors for these properties last year, and with the price increases, the competition isn't quite as fierce. If multiples don't occur, prices don't nudge up over asking as often. And sometimes sellers expe...
07/23/2014
The median price in Pleasanton increased 15%. Low numbers at the start of the year may be indicative of the product mix available at the time.  Outside of July last year, this year's numbers seem to be on a steady climb. This unbalanced chart shows an increase of 3 average days on market. Note t...
07/23/2014
During a time of little inventory, swings in median price can be reflective of what's actually available to buy. That may explain the huge dip in July of last year when multiple offers were crazy and lots of buyers were competing for very few properties. That has eased a bit this year - welcome ...
07/23/2014
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