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I knew that this topic would provide some terrific stories, but I had no idea how vast and varied they’d be.  Reading all of these entries left me with an overarching theme…..home buying or selling experiences are memorable, for everyone involved….buyers, sellers, investors, agents, and others in...
05/08/2014
Livermore median home prices had a nice increase in median price (higher than Pleasanton, but lower than Dublin). As the most affordable of the Tri Valley cities, there has been considerable demand. Also up in the median price for homes sold. In an appreciating market, the for sale prices will us...
04/23/2014
This graph works a little bit backward. The 14% increase in median sales price (shown in red) is where new active listings are coming on the market. The bars in green show the median prices of the homes sold, and may have more to do with the actual composition of the closed sales. Last year's mar...
04/23/2014
While there were a lot of variations throughout the year, the month over month comparisions for condo, townhome and duet sales in Pleasanton were very stable. A 15% increase in supply with a no change in demand. This particular graph has a huge swing over the same time last year, with an increas...
04/23/2014
This favored market segment for First Time Buyers in Livermore, as well as for investors has seen healthy increase in price, but the demand has been even more noteworthy. 10% up in prices isn't as high as some market segments. But look at the 44% increase year over year in demand. Some of those f...
04/23/2014
Dublin still has amazing demand for homes that hit the market. A transportation hub, buyers flock to the area as can be witnessed by lines formed for limited releases on new home developments. So existing inventory, ready to move in, is swooped up quickly. That new home inventory is also a contri...
04/23/2014
The median home price in Pleasanton has increased 8% over the same time last year, but the median sale price has increased at a higher rate than than at 11%.  You will notice that March is close to December's number, and that July of last year looks to be the higher point. The median can see tho...
04/23/2014
Most people pay attention to homes in their neighborhood that go up for sale, but there can be much more to the story than the price on a flyer. As agents, we encounter this a lot when meeting with prospective sellers.  They want the same price that ‘their neighbor got’.   Here are some of the ot...
04/14/2014
I've got a Contest running this month. Please stop by and share your story. Of course I'm not entering, but I do have a personal experience to contribute. I won’t even tell you how long ago it was, but suffice it to say there was a very different way of doing business.   Preparation We Didn’t Nee...
04/07/2014
How many times have I heard, "But we don't have to sell". A big move usually has origins in other life changes or transitions and can be daunting. The longer you’ve lived in the house, the harder it may be. It can be emotional and stressful. Are you prepared for what's ahead? Real estate transact...
04/05/2014
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