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Making your home hard to sell is never a good idea, yet homeowners do it all the time. Agents see a whole lot of ‘Oh No’s!’ when touring houses and many are due to the ‘save money, do it yourself nature of many cost-conscious folks. Bob Stewart's recent challenge asks us to weigh in on what selle...
01/14/2014
 Not too many sellers are complaining about an uptick in median price to the tune of 26%. Investors, First Timers and downsizers alike have been gravitating towards this property type. Most HOAs are back in a healthy position and these homes are moving quickly when they hit the market.  An AVERAG...
01/14/2014
    Prices are up year over year in Pleasanton, although not as much as neighboring cities of Dublin and Livermore. Due in part to the fact that Pleasanton's prices didn't have as big of a fall to begin with, and with a higher median price, the number of buyers for each property does not hit the ...
01/13/2014
Great price appreciation here too. Many of these are starter homes so a ready pool of buyers in both the owner occupant and investor category. Also appealing to those downsizing, or buying a second home for commute purposes. They typically get a lot of attention early on attracting multiple buye...
01/12/2014
Sellers in this area have been thrilled to see the price appreciation during the past year. Three of the listings I had were folks who'd wanted to sell before, but weren't quite at a break even. We kept in touch, and as the market heated up, their game plans fell in place. In all cases, these fo...
01/11/2014
  There is a difference, but the lines have been blurred by description.  The key is in the ownership of the land. With a townhome, you own your unit and the land beneath it. Townhomes aren’t necessarily two-story. For the images shown, the one on the left is a townhome. The one below is still a...
01/10/2014
I’ve intended to create a Vision Board for some time. I’ve clipped inspiring photos and set them aside. But still the board has never taken shape. The January Cloudburst of You Contest, has re-inspired me.  But this time, I approached it differently. What were my distractions or procrastinations ...
01/09/2014
In my opinion, that’s hard to quantify unless we’re in a balanced market. If you read surveys done by various groups (National Association of Realtors, your state or local association, or other industry groups, you may pick up some good information about how the public perceives it. Is it all cor...
01/08/2014
The graph below shows how homes sales in the Tri Valley break down by city and by type. Equity sales are a much larger percentage of the market than in the previous several years. It's also interesting to see where the bulk of the distressed sale occured.  For Livermore, by percentage and by quan...
01/07/2014
It’s always fun to see the extremes in a real estate market. Not unexpected, the least expensive homes sold were condos, but all of them were short sales. Livermore takes the prize for the least expensive in the Tri Valley as a region, but it was also the smallest home at just 1 bed/1 bath. Of th...
01/06/2014
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