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Perhaps you have bought several homes, and sold them before. Then you may be fully prepared for your next move in life. If I’m not describing you, please read on. This is the first post in a series – 10 Steps To A Successful Home Sale. Once you think that this is what you want to do, ask yourself...
04/04/2014
Once upon a time, we've each been involved in our 'first' real estate transaction. Were you once a "Frightened First Time Buyer"? Did you have a mini melt down while stressed out and selling your first home? Ever been a credit-challenged renter or overwhelmed landlord? What about early in your ca...
03/31/2014
Bruce Spruce Tree Downtown Livermore, CA  This is a city landmark of sorts, and really in the heart of the city. Directly across from the towering flagpole downtown, it sits at the southeast corner of Livermore Avenue.  Each corner has its attraction – Lizzie Fountain to the northwest, the Bank o...
03/27/2014
Simply Fondue2300 First StreetLivermore, CA 94550925-443-6638  If you are looking for a different dining experience, look no further than Downtown Livermore.  Upscale look, but casual atmosphere. This is the perfect place for a romantic dinner for two, or a gathering with a group of friends.  It’...
03/27/2014
I don’t know about you, but as a real estate agent, I’m always on the run. And it never fails that I get call as I’m walking out the door, or arriving somewhere. That distraction occasionally keeps me from being in the moment as a set down my phone, or purse, or Ipad. Then there is the mad dash t...
03/26/2014
I don’t know that I have ever taken the time to verbalize my personal philosophy. But with Patricia Kennedy’s recent challenge, I was inspired. And surprisingly enough, the words came easily.  And there-in was the beauty of it all. It shouldn’t be anything that I labor over to find the perfect wo...
03/22/2014
Spring Time Country Showing Take a look at the picture posted here, and you’ll see one of my favorite things about spring. Livermore may be a city of 80,000+ residents, but we’re surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful wine county.  Within a ten minute drive of my home, I can see Tuscan style v...
03/21/2014
Prices are up 14% when you compare against February of last year. But really on par with the last quarter of last year. January is certainly an anamoly.  The attached home market for Dublin has a much more gradual appearance as homes too a little longer to close. Market time just about doubled, ...
03/21/2014
Significant change for Dublin detached homes. Up a full 28% when compared to last year. However, you can see that the increase was gradual until the spring/summer season where it really shot up.  This chart follws a fairly 'normal' market curve. Very low market time in spring and summer, but buil...
03/21/2014
Nice growth in the condo/townhome market for Pleasanton compared to last year (up 34%), but much less than the previous month.  Nothing much to worry about here - 15% increase in market time translates into just 2 days. Most sellers are very happy with that. Supply and Demand are both up. But wi...
03/20/2014
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