Walnut Creek, CA Real Estate News

By Terri Adams-Scott, Realtor, Walnut Creek CA Real Estate
(J. Rockcliff, REALTORS)
The following video displays some information about a planned community located in Walnut Creek, CA called "Walnut Green". It is also referred to as "Pheasant Run". It is located in the Northgate area and a wonderful family-oriented neighborhood!
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
July 27, 2008 - 21 REO Bank Owned Foreclosures in Walnut Creek CA sold and closed during the period from April 1, 2008 through July 27, 2008, Eleven were single family homes and thirteen were attached homes (including condos and townhouses). ·         The eleven detached single family homes that were REO Bank Owned Foreclosures in Walnut Creek CA had a low sales price of $478,000 and a high sales price of $1,100,000. The median sale price for foreclosed home sales in Walnut Creek for this period is $625,000. These homes spent an average of 66 days on the market. ·         The ten attached homes (including condos and townhouses) that were REO Bank Owned Foreclosures in Walnut Creek CA had a low sales price of $200,000 (for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath with 760 square feet) and a high sales price ...
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By Nancy Cleary
(www.nancycleary.com - walnut creek - california)
I am of the opinion that every home listed on the market, requires staging.  Yes, every single one!  Even the most perfect home, with the most expensive decor, decorated by an interior designer, requires the professional and OBJECTIVE eye of a home stager.  We validate for the homeowner and the realtor that the home presents beautifully to its target market, even if it's just a THUMBS UP,  YOU DID GOOD!  If I were to put my own home on the market today, naturally, I would go through it with a fine tooth comb, to the best of my ability.  And, then I would call in the two best stagers I know and have them critique my own home with their OBJECTIVE EYE!  I may be attached to the antique piggy bank that's really a bunny and his ears pop up when you drop in the coin because it has been in my ...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
July 27, 2008 - 6 Short Sales in Walnut Creek CA sold and closed during the period from April 1, 2008 through June 23, 2008, one was a condo, the other was a townhouse. ·        Two detached single family homes sold from a low of $750,000 to a high of $780,000. The median sale price of short sales in Walnut Creek CA is $765,000 for single family homes after an average 103 days on the market. ·        Four attached homes (all townhomes) sold from a low of $368,500 for a high of $499,750. The median sale price of short sales in Walnut Creek CA is $457,500 for attached homes after an average 80 days on the market. July 27, 2008 - There are 13 Short Sales in Walnut Creek CA currently pending or under contingency contract on the MLS. Seven are detached single family homes that were listed fr...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
There are currently 26 homes for sale in NorthGate in Walnut Creek CA ranging in price from $679,900 to $2,699,000. Homes for sale in North Gate 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. Twelve homes are currently pending sale In NorthGate ranging in price from a three bedroom, two bath home with 1,466 square feet that was offered at $599,000 to newer four bedroom, three and a half bath home with 4,745 square feet on 1.37 acre estate lot offered with hillside views and heated pool offered at $2,495,000. Twenty-eight homes for sale in North Gate in Walnut Creek have sold and closed since the first of the year with a with a median price of $829,200 for homes for sale in North Gate in Walnu...
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By Nancy Cleary
(www.nancycleary.com - walnut creek - california)
The Stager's Expo held in Dublin, California, a little over 2 weeks ago, remains  in my mind.  It was sponsored by Welcome Home Furniture Rental, Kym Houghof Staged to Sell and Terrylynn Fisher and  Kym of Stagerslist.com.  Terrylynn coached us on how to talk to a realtor.  Realtor's have their own verbiage, terms, perspectives on buying, selling and marketing.  She said essentially, don't use the term 'work'.  Attempt to make it clear that their efforts to get a home ready are a 'return on their investment'.  Yesterday, I was at a consultation and for a staging bid.  It was vacant and the homeowner had already moved to their new dwelling.  The vacant home needed exterior staging, re-painting on the interior, cleaning, power washing, windows washed, and finally staging.  In the scheme o...
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By Terri Adams-Scott, Realtor, Walnut Creek CA Real Estate
(J. Rockcliff, REALTORS)
On our local Broker Tour this week (Contra Costa), I came across this So. Walnut Creek home on the market.  It's located really close to downtown, freeways and BART.  It falls within the Walnut Creek School District. Attn Realtors: If you would like information as to which properties are in this video, please feel free to contact me.  I'll be glad to share the MLS# with you for your clients. (The homes in this video are presently listed with other real estate Brokers in the Contra Costa MLS offering Broker compensation.  This is not an intent to solicit their listings.)   Moving to Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Alamo or Central East Bay? Contact Terri Adams-Scott, Realtor, Prudential California Realty (925) 765-4339   Feel free to search the MLS 'hassle free' and get community/school inform...
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By Ken Jacobs
(Clocktower Realty Associates)
Staging® has become the "in" thing to do in real estate sales.  HGTV© spends endless episodes on the subject, and many staging® companies and designers cropping up, as well as many real estate agents marketing themselves as staging® experts.  I'm in many houses with prospective buyers, and I can tell you first hand that what starts with good intentions of making a home more appealing, can easily backfire and become a distraction to potential buyers.  Staging® is truly an art, one that when done well subconsciously pulls potential buyers in by creating a warmth and feeling of comfort to the space.  The idea is not just to show a home "furnished", but to show buyer's its greatest potential. Some things I've seen recently as an attempt to stage® include a home with lawn chairs brought in t...
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By Ken Jacobs
(Clocktower Realty Associates)
Over the years, this would have to be in the top 5 questions I've had from buyers and sellers alike.  The common perception of most sellers I talk to is that Spring is the obvious time - nicer weather, flowers are blooming, etc., and certainly it is the most popular time of year to sell.  Also, many families with children like the idea of getting the move done over the kid's summer vacation.  With the uncertain market times these days, that can be a little hit or miss.  But, is Spring really the best time to sell?  While there are typically more sales as Spring rolls around, there's also a lot more competition.  The reality is that any time of year can be a good time to sell if your home shows well, and is priced competitively with the market, but I think there is something to be said f...
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By Mike Mueller
(Tech and Social Media Consultant)
It was a beautiful Saturday night. What could be better than a picnic dinner in the park followed by a great movie. The City of Walnut Creek was holding a "Movies Under the Stars" event and of all things they were showing one of my favorites.   The Princess Bride Picture 2,500 of your closest friends family and neighbors all in their blankets and sleeping bags. It's like a giant slumber party.  Everyone has a great time!   I was talking to one of the technicians and the next movie will be Shrek 3! Think that might excite the kids? DETAILS:Popcorn (great Kettle Corn done right there!) and Drinks will be available for sale. Parking is available at various locations in the park, including the Field #1 parking lot, as space allows. You may arrive at any time, but most people arrive 1-2 hour...
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By Terri Adams-Scott, Realtor, Walnut Creek CA Real Estate
(J. Rockcliff, REALTORS)
Prudential California Realty proudly presents a new listing in Walnut Creek, CA located in the Northgate community. First open house Sunday, July 20th from 1-4 pm.  
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By Nancy Cleary
(www.nancycleary.com - walnut creek - california)
Yesterday I attended a Stager's Expo in the San Francisco Bay Area, hosted by Welcome Home Rental Furniture, Kym Hough and Terrylynn Fisher.  Terrylynn gave an excellent speech about the stager/realtor relationship.  She said it can be equally frustrating for both sides and gave us tips on how to basically help eachother out.  I began thinking about my realtors that are loyal to my business.  One in particular came to mind and I would like to share with you our efforts together. This realtor had the smarts to hookup with a property manager.  The manager contacts the realtor when the owners of the properties no longer want to keep them as rentals and want to sell them.  In most cases, the owners live out of town.  My realtor comes in and "preps" the property for staging.  Normally he wil...
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By Terri Adams-Scott, Realtor, Walnut Creek CA Real Estate
(J. Rockcliff, REALTORS)
As Realtors, we always enjoy and greatly appreciate a nice compliment our clients give us.  For them to take the time to personally write me is very special to me.  I would like to share their compliment and show you this beautiful family that was a pleasure to work with!  I represented them in the sale of their home and the purchase of their new one.  Thanks Chris and Deanna for the compliment!  "We were nothing but pleased with the level of service that we received from Terri Adams-Scott.  Terri is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and ensured that we were well educated as we began our search.  She really took the time to listen and understand our wants and needs as we began looking for a home.  We always felt that Terri had our best interests in mind, and in the en...
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By Mike Mueller
(Tech and Social Media Consultant)
Quick Chat: Bill Clemente   I had a chance to sit down with Bill at one of his open houses. Bill is a real estate agent working out of Security Pacific Real Estate Services in Walnut Creek. Here's our interview: Contact Bill: (925) 974-7679 bclemente@securitypacific.com http://www.actorbillrealestate.com/   Get a    or Follow me on Twitter Up to the minute Mortgage Rates Report via Twitter Check out "The Foreclosure Report" (It's help for homeowners in trouble!)
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
Walnut Heights Market Snapshot July 08, 2008 -  There are 9 detached single family homes for sale in Walnut Heights of Walnut Creek CA. This is a very diverse area that includes vintage cottages and new estate homes. The least expensive home currently offered in Walnut Heights is a charming 1900's farmhouse. The MLS description reads "Incredible Opportunity.  Spacious 1900's Farmhouse with large country living room & sunny kitchen with window seat overlooking the gardens. Secluded 1/2 acre + site on a private lane next to Shell Ridge Open Space. Needs work, bring your dreamers and contractors. Sq ft is an estimate only, Buyer must verify." The median listing price in Walnut Heights on July 8 2008 is $999,000. Walnut Heights is an unincorporated community conveniently located in the hill...
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By Terrylynn Fisher, HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.
(Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com)
It started with the Realtors.  Years ago it was unheard of to speak to a seller about the "odor" in their home or their favorite wallpaper, the stains on the carpet and other "challenges" within their home.  The Realtor just took the listing and hoped for the best.  What was the best?  Was the he hope that the Realtor would find a buyer with a small dog who also peed on the carpet and therefore they were used to the odor?  Was the hope that the Realtor would find someone who liked the smell of dirty socks or had the same cooking preferences as the current owner?  Did the seller hope to engage the buyer in a refrigerator magnet contest to see who had the most diverse collection?  What was that hope?  What shifted for Realtors was the realization that selling a house was merchandizing rat...
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By Kym Hough, Staged to Sell East Bay - Danville, CA
(www.Staged-to-Sell )
4 bedroom 2.5 bath ranch style home on beautifully landscaped LARGE lot listed and has gone pending in just three days! Desirable location in the heart of Walnut Creek's Northgate area. Great schools and quite established neighborhood make this an ideal home for a family. Professional Staged by Kym Hough's Staged to Sell servicing Walnut Creek, Orinda, Lafayette and the entire Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. For more information on this property or Staged to Sell go to www.Staged-to-Sell.com and review our work.
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By Terri Adams-Scott, Realtor, Walnut Creek CA Real Estate
(J. Rockcliff, REALTORS)
Broker's Tour each week is an opportunity for Realtors to hold an Open House on their new MLS listings.  Since I preview an average of 10 homes on those Broker Tour Days, I thought I would key in on the new listings in Walnut Creek and share with you.  The video is about 1.5 Minutes in length.  (Information in the video is based on information from Contra Costa Realtor's MLS.  Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by MLS.  The homes previewed are listed with different Agencies and permission granted by Agent)      To search the MLS, pls visit http://www.prurealty.com/TerriAdams-Scott/mapsearch.aspx  
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The June 2008 median home price in Walnut Creek CA was $750,000 for single family detached homes. There were 37 home sales of single family detached homes, the highest priced home sold for $2,600,000, the lowest price home sold for $478,000. The average selling price of detached single family homes for June 2008 in Walnut Creek California was $838,885. These homes were on the market an average of 52 days. Your Walnut Creek California real estate market update written July 7, 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 77 single family detached homes pending sale in Walnut Creek CA. The pending home prices range from $399,000 to $2,495,000, with an average as...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The June 2008 the median home price in Rossmoor of Walnut Creek was $286,000 for attached homes including duets, condos and town houses. There were 31 attached units sold, the highest priced unit sold for $1,200,000, and the lowest price unit sold for $110,000. The average selling price of attached homes for June 2008 in Rossmoor of Walnut Creek California was $258,277. Your Rossmoor in Walnut Creek  CA real estate market update written July 7, 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 41 attached homes pending sale in Rossmoor Walnut Creek CA. The pending home prices range from $114,990 to $1,190,000, with an average asking price of $363,906.  Sales...
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