Walnut Creek, CA Real Estate News

By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The November 2008 median home price in Walnut Creek CA was $759,000 for single family detached homes.* There were 25 home sales of single family detached homes, the highest priced home sold for $1,512,500, the lowest price home sold for $411,000. The average selling price of detached single family homes for November 2008 in Walnut Creek California was $782,025. These homes were on the market an average of 7 days. Your Walnut Creek California real estate market update was written December 6, 2008. See below for information on single family homes sold on the low and high end:     Home Sales volume and home sales activity is UP in Walnut Creek CA! There are currently 54 single family detached homes pending sale in Walnut Creek CA (or under contingency contract). The pending home prices ran...
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By Cathy Lee, ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA
(CL Design Services Home Staging)
The first Realtor staged for FREE and got the listing.  Four months passed, over 50 showings. No offers... Time cannot be recaptured.  The showings cannot be repeated,  homeowners need to clarify what they are getting when a Realtor offers them FREE home staging when they list their home.   Here are the photos of the Realtor Staged Home   New Agent, Ellen Osmundson and Professional Home Staging with C.L. Design Services and the builder/homeowner's direct quote is "I knew the home did not look right.  Now the rooms have purpose and look like what they were built for.   I should have done this months ago. Thank you Cathy Lee!"  Time cannot be recaptured.  Past showings cannot be repeated.  Homeowners need to clarify what they are getting when a Realtor offers them FREE staging when they l...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The November 2008 the median home price in Rossmoor of Walnut Creek was $257,000 for attached homes including duets, condos and town houses*. There were 18 attached units sold, the highest priced unit sold for $770,000, and the lowest price unit sold for $87,000. The average selling price of attached homes for November 2008 in Rossmoor of Walnut Creek California was $305,861 after being on the market an average of 73 days. Your Rossmoor in Walnut Creek CA real estate market update was written December 5, 2008. See below for information on attached homes sold on the low and high end: Home Sales volume and home sales activity is UP in Rossmoor in Walnut Creek CA! There are currently 35 attached homes pending sale in Rossmoor Walnut Creek CA. The pending home prices range from $114,800 to ...
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By Jason Wheeler, JasonWheeler.biz
(JasonWheeler.biz)
Everyone knows that there is some money to be made in Real Estate Investments, why is it that not very many people get involved? Too many people say that they just don't have the time to get started. People are busy with their family and life events. More than anything I hear people say they cannot get involved because they have to work. This is exactly why you must get involved. How would it feel if you learned to do one transaction that yielded you $15,000 to $50,000! Would that free your time! Many say that they just don't have the knowledge and this is a very real and true concern. Today's public education services do not include a curriculum that teach people to create wealth with an entrepreneurial endeavor such as real estate, and many seminar companies simply give you tidbits an...
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By Johnny Huang, Insurance and Real Estate Broker
Today was my last day at Keller Williams and my first day at my own Cross Walk Realty. I decided to leave Keller Williams for a variety of reasons, but mainly to go independent. I've always dreamed of the independence and working for myself, although KW did allow me to do that as well, but I have no corporate aura around me. Thank you KW-East Bay for your generous support and I've said it before, if circumstances were different, I would have stayed. However, I'm looking and moving forward despite the economy. Wish good fortune! To date, I've sold a house a month for myself, started a mortgage product side of the business and am helping clients with a Credit Restoration program that pays me! What a great way to start the year and be on my own boss. BTW, are you interested in starting a c...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
It's no wonder that buyers seek out condos for sale in Walnut Creek CA. The city of Walnut Creek California has it all; cultural events, major shopping areas, good schools, parks & recreation areas, favorable climate, transportation via BART to San Francisco and points beyond! Use this link to Search the MLS for Walnut Creek condos and Walnut Creek real estate.  This Real Estate Market Snapshot for November 25, 2008 reveals that there are currently 87 condos & townhomes for sale in Walnut Creek CA.* 27 - 1 Bedroom units for sale in Walnut Creek CA, priced from $155,000 to $649,000 36 - 2 Bedroom units for sale in Walnut Creek CA, priced from $205,000 to $579,000 23 - 3 Bedroom units  for sale in Walnut Creek CA, priced from $275,550 to $825,000 1 - 4 Bedroom unit for sale, priced at $55...
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By Chris Fisher
(Your Virtual Assistant)
We have a new team member, Carrie Hill of Diablo Realty.  We are very happy to have Carrie on board.  She has lived in the area for most of her life and is familiar with the neighborhoods. Carrie is an animal lover, which goes a long way with me.  She has currently been added as a volunteer at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, which is so fun!  She gets to educate children and adults about local wildlife and how to protect it.  The Wildlife Museum also takes in injured wildlife to nurse back to health.  I'm also happy because Carrie is fun.  She and I recently had lunch at Harvey's in San Francisco and found out we have a lot in common and are good "hanging out" buddies (and she showed me a "hidden" parking lot in a very busy city).  Woohoo! And the bonus?  I got to make her a brand new webs...
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There are currently 24 single family homes for sale in NorthGate in Walnut Creek CA ranging in price from $785,000 to $3,250,000*. Homes for sale in NorthGate in Walnut Creek CA are some of the most popular homes among the offerings of Walnut Creek CA real estate due to the proximity of good schools, parks and trailhead access. The most affordable single family home in the NorthGate area is currently listed at $785,000 and  is described as a " An inviting single story ranch home with multiple outside entertaining areas - deck & sitting area from master bedroom, private patio from guest bedroom or den. Generous patio surrounding the pool. Covered deck for BBQ, etc!! On the other end of the spectrum you will find an older remodeled home offered at $3,250,000. This spacious home has a repo...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
November 17, 2008 - 2 Short Sales in Walnut Creek CA sold and closed during October. 1 was a detached single family home and 1 was an attached home (including duets, condos and townhomes).* ·        1 detached single family home sold for $569,000 to a high of $604,000. It was a 3 bedroom, 2 bath with a reported 1.422 square feet and was on the market 50 days. ·        1 attached home sold for $355,000, a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with a reported 1,005 square feet. It was on the market 39 days.   November 17, 2008 - There are 28 Short Sales in Walnut Creek CA currently pending or under contingency contract on the MLS. 11 are detached single family homes that were listed from $525,000 to $1,700,000. The median price of short sales in Walnut Creek CA is $739,000 for single family homes that ...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
November 14, 2008 - 15 REO Bank Owned Foreclosures in Walnut Creek CA sold and closed during October. 5 were single family homes and 10 were attached homes (including condos and townhomes).* It's a great time to buy investment properties in Danville CA. ·         The 5 detached single family homes that were REO Bank Owned Foreclosures in Walnut Creek CA had a low sales price of $480,000 and a high sales price of $591,000. The median sale price for foreclosures in Walnut Creek CA sold during this period is $569,900. These homes spent an average of 13 days on the market. ·         The 10 attached homes (including duets, condos, townhouses) that were REO Bank Owned Foreclosures in Walnut Creek CA had a low sales price of $149,500 (for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo) and a high sales price of $4...
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By Terrylynn Fisher, HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.
(Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com)
Peter Ciurczak Edison, NJ This is the news you've been waiting for!!!  From a Realtor's lips, you'll want to comment on this blog post.  http://activerain.com/blogsview/732480/Staging-helps-in-more-ways-than-just-selling-a-home THIS is Peter Ciurczak, from Edison, New Jersey.  He is a Realtor who says that staging helps in more ways than just selling a home...WOW!  We like this!  He has noticed that sellers who come to his open houses talk about how nice the homes look and then he has the opportunity to tell them about his services, including home staging and he's getting more listings and making more money.  THIS is NEWS.  THIS is something you all have been wanting to hear from a Realtor, right?  SO, perhaps you want to take this blog and show it to your target Realtors.  The point is...
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Market Snapshot for Homes for Sale in Walnut Heights in Walnut Creek CA November 2, 2008* -  There are currently 15 detached single family homes for sale in Walnut Heights in Walnut Creek CA. This is a very diverse area that includes vintage cottages and new estate homes. These single family homes for sale in Walnut Heights range in size from a reported 1,601 to 4,053 square feet with asking prices from $599,900 to $2,250,000. The median listing price in Walnut Heights on November 9 2008 is $950,000. Click here to request a list of homes for sale in Walnut Heights in Walnut Creek CA Click here to receive monthly market snapshots for Homes for Sale in Walnut Heights in Walnut Creek CA Walnut Heights is an unincorporated community conveniently located in the hills near Walnut Creek. There...
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By Cathy Lee, ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA
(CL Design Services Home Staging)
                 Home Stagers of all affiliations gathered today to                     Celebrate Home Staging Awareness Month while                          striving to raise the level or our industry.   Cathy Lee Jane Sheldon  (thank you for recording the discussion and answers) Suzette Sager (thank you for greeting) Joyce Nuss   (thank you for greeting) Michelle Koch  (thank you for greeting) Kristy Hughes Christine Bovo Ashley Provost Kelly Banks Susan Taylor Barbara Jonckers Vanessa Nielson Carrie Yoshida Nikolene Isely Jannet Schraer Ronelle Schoeder-Hill Danielle Cirelli Lucy Martin Edith Gomez Debra Powell Mary Midanek Lauren Castle Brook Furniture Rentals hosted us in their new showroom at 1777 Bothelo Drive, Walnut Creek.  We feasted on organic salads from Sunrise Bistro Café...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The October 2008 the median home price in Rossmoor of Walnut Creek was $257,000 for attached homes including duets, condos and town houses*. There were 24 attached units sold, the highest priced unit sold for $585,000, and the lowest price unit sold for $110,000. The average selling price of attached homes for October 2008 in Rossmoor of Walnut Creek California was $295,891 after being on the market an average of 59 days. Your Rossmoor in Walnut Creek CA real estate market update was written November 2, 2008. See below for information on attached homes sold on the low and high end: Home Sales volume and home sales activity is UP in Rossmoor in Walnut Creek CA! There are currently 29 attached homes pending sale in Rossmoor Walnut Creek CA. The pending home prices range from $99,000 to $1...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The October 2008 median home price in Walnut Creek CA was $747,000 for single family detached homes.* There were 38 home sales of single family detached homes, the highest priced home sold for $1,570,000, the lowest price home sold for $350,000. The average selling price of detached single family homes for October 2008 in Walnut Creek California was $755,663. These homes were on the market an average of 59 days. Your Walnut Creek California real estate market update was written November 2, 2008. See below for information on single family homes sold on the low and high end.     Home Sales volume and home sales activity is UP in Walnut Creek CA! There are currently 56 single family detached homes pending sale in Walnut Creek CA (or under contingency contract). The pending home prices rang...
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By Joanna Quan, Realtor, SRES, Notary
(Keller Williams Realty)
Hubcaps is located in downtown Walnut Creek, CA.  On the morning of November 1, 2008, it was involved in an accident.  A vehicle that was in a collision with another vehicle jumped the curb and crashed in to the restaurant.  The strange thing is that I was planning to buy breakfast here the same morning but it wasn't open yet when I was in the area. Here's the story as it was reported by the San Francisco Chronicle: Car crashes into auto-themed cafe John King, Chronicle Staff Writer Saturday, November 1, 2008 15:19 PDT WALNUT CREEK -- A Walnut Creek diner with an automobile theme received a taste of the real thing today when a Honda sedan lurched into the diner's glass entryway.  The accident occurred at around 9:50 a.m. when a Mercedes and a Honda collided outside Hubcaps Diner at the ...
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By Cathy Lee, ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA
(CL Design Services Home Staging)
East Bay California's SIF Round Table is next week....Wednesday, November 5th at Brook Furniture Rentals Showroom in Walnut Creek at 1777 Botelho Drive, Suite 101, 11:30 am -1pm- lunch meeting. 1-2 pm. Social Networking.  Stagers nationwide let the SIF facilitators know what questions they wanted to discuss and here they are:   1.    What brought everyone here today?  a. Are we competitors or colleagues? b. How can we work together within areas as both competitors and colleagues to increase the positive visibility of the industry?  2.  National Staging Associations. a. What are the Benefits of associations such as RESA and ASHSR? b. What do stagers need from Associations that would really have value to them?  c. What are the differences between associations? d. Is it a good investment?...
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By Steve Dawson
(J. Rockcliff Realtors (#01723588))
For those of us who know about Walnut Creek, we know it is the hub for shopping.  We have any and every store you could possibly want.  Walnut Creek isn't that big to begin with.  There are about 63,000 residents in a 20 square mile land area.  That is 3200 people per square mile.  Downtown Walnut Creek has a huge parking problem.  On the weekends, it is very tough to find any parking, free or not.  During the holidays, like Christmas, forget about it.  You might as well walk from home. Downtown Walnut Creekhas almost every store you can think of, but of course, there is always another store that someone wants.  In comes Neiman Marcus.  They plan on building a 60,000 square foot building where a current tenant is, that obviously isn't doing too well.  This building will be roughly 10% o...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
It's no wonder that buyers seek out condos for sale in Walnut Creek CA. The city of Walnut Creek California has it all; cultural events, major shopping areas, good schools, parks & recreation areas, favorable climate, transportation via BART to San Francisco and points beyond! Use this link to Search the MLS for Walnut Creek condos and Walnut Creek real estate. This Real Estate Market Snapshot for October 20 2008 reveals that there are currently 60 condos for sale in Walnut Creek CA.* 28 - 1 Bedroom condos for sale in Walnut Creek CA, priced from $152,900 to $649,000 27 - 2 Bedroom condos for sale in Walnut Creek CA, priced from $215,900 to $707,777 5 - 3 Bedroom condos  for sale in Walnut Creek CA, priced from $299,000 to $899,000 10 condo sales closed during the month of September 200...
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There are currently 24 single family homes for sale in NorthGate in Walnut Creek CA ranging in price from $710,000 to $2,599,000**. Homes for sale in NorthGate in Walnut Creek CA are some of the most popular homes among the offerings of Walnut Creek CA real estate due to the proximity of good schools, parks and trailhead access. The most affordable single family home in the NorthGate area is currently listed at $710,000 and  is described as a "four bedroom, 2 bath home with an extremely functional floorplan with loads of potential and an opportunity to own a true original surrounded by updated homes in the NORTHGATE area! Private gated courtyard, located on large corner lot of a cul-de-sac street in a great neighborhood with great schools" On the other end of the spectrum you will find ...
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