Lamorinda (Lafayette, CA)
By Jeff Pereyda, Real Estate Agent-Broker Associate, GRI, SRES
(Coldwell Banker)
View Larger MapA colleage at my office is uprooting the family and has decided to move to La Morinda. When he told me, I sort of had that blank stare for a moment. Albeit brief, my stare was a dead giveaway that I had no idea where this "La Morinda" was. He politely explained that La Morinda is a colloquialism for a tricity area comprised of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda. Hence, La-Mor-Inda. I'm sure that the contributor of the Wiki entry for "lamorinda" would be happy to glean any more useful tidbits for lamorinda. I, for one, still do not know how to spell it. Do I treat it as a derivative from the Latin as I did above in the feminine using "La" followed by "Morinda?" Or, do i just do what they did and let just roll with no spaces as in lamorinda?...
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By James Collins
This wonderfully updated Lafayette property has many custom features and amenities that create a warm and comfortable home with excellent schools and a convenient location. There are five bedrooms, four bathrooms, an office and family room within the 2,482 square foot home.  The living room has a gas fireplace, mantle, crown molding, hand made Italian tile floors and French doors to the formal dining room and kitchen.  The kitchen has tile counters, parquet hardwood floors, gas range, two skylights, pantry, eating area and Anderson French doors to the 600+ s.f. covered tile patio that overlooks the backyard.  The formal dining room has hardwood floors, crown molding and a China closet.  Downstairs is the large family room that has triple crown molding and opens to the walk-out deck and ...
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By Sandi Mitchell
(Empire Realty Associates, Inc.)
It seems everywhere you turn the 'speak' is doom & gloom - just walk down a street and listen to people's conversations, turn on the TV or the radio! Well, for myself I have decided that that isn't good enough for me this year and that I am going to have a fantastic business year. Last year I listened too much resulting in a 'not so good year' - not 2009! My clients and I are going to do great things this year! We are going to get their homes sold for the highest & best prices possible, my buyers are going to get phenominal interest rates on their loans and purchase great homes for great prices! Both will move on to the next phase of their life knowing they did the very best they could and enjoyed the process. The reality of our market is that we are seeing pockets where porperties are ...
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By Terri Adams-Scott, Realtor, Walnut Creek CA Real Estate
(J. Rockcliff, REALTORS)
Welcome to Lafayette, California!  Living in the prime communities of the East Bay NEVER lacks of outdoor activities and family fun!  This weekend was the Lafayette's 13th Annual Art and Wine Festival.  The weather was ideal and all members of the family enjoyed this spectacular event.   
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