Walnut Creek, CA Real Estate News

By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
Small changes can bring big paybacks to your budget and your environment. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, about 21% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are a direct result of household energy use. There are several simple ways you can directly impact the greenhouse gas emissions from your own home. It's time to take small steps to Go Green in your Walnut Creek California home.First, replace your traditional light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. These bulbs use 75% less energy and produce 75% less heat. The initial price tag may seem hefty, but they last up to 10 times longer. Do your wallet and the environment a favor, replace the most commonly used bulbs, like the one by your favorite reading chair and the ones over your bathroom vanity at a minimum. Remembe...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
Sales of detached single family homes in Rossmoor, an active adult community are quite rare as there are only 68 detached single family homes in Rossmoor of Walnut Creek. In December of 2007, one home sold for $1,295,000 resulting in a median home price in Rossmoor of Walnut Creek CA of $1,295,000 for single family detached homes. In December of 2007 median home price in Rossmoor of Walnut Creek was $335,000 for attached homes including duets, condos and townhomes. There were 22 attached units sold, the highest priced unit sold for $875,000, the lowest price unit sold for $132,500. The average selling price of attached homes for December 2007 in Rossmoor of Walnut Creek California was $388,476.Contact Vickie Nagy at (925) 407-7987 for more information on short sales and other deals in W...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
In December of 2007 median home price in Walnut Creek CA was $800,000 for single family detached homes. There were 25 home sales of single family detached homes, the highest priced home sold for $3,200,000, the lowest price home sold for $500,000. The average selling price of detached single family homes for December 2007 in Walnut Creek California was $1,056,357. In December of 2007 median home price in Walnut Creek was $488,000 for attached homes including duets, condos and townhomes. There were 19 attached units sold, the highest priced unit sold for $720,000, the lowest price unit sold for $225,000. The average selling price of attached homes for December 2007 in Walnut Creek California was $470,600.Contact Vickie Nagy at (925) 407-7987 to help you buy or sell  in Walnut Creek Calif...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
Take advantage of the current buyer's market! It's time to get out and find that larger home you want and need. First time buyers and investors are looking for entry level single family detached homes all over Contra Costa County including Danville California real estate and Walnut Creek California real estate. You are selling into a "soft" market, but then again, you are buying into a "soft" market and can get more home for your money today.Search for your dream home today and call me at (925) 407-7987 for more information on any property.When buying or selling Contra Costa County real estate, contact me as I am a skilled agent, offering extensive area knowledge and strong negotiation skills and am truly focused on "Getting You Where You Need to Be!"Considering a Move to the East Bay?D...
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By Terrylynn Fisher, HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.
(Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com)
 http://activerain.com/blogsview/356220/Sellers-Do-you-have  (a commission based Realtor or a Client based Realtor - part 1)Commission Based Realtor -Mega-Listing Realtor-  Often the "formula" Realtor has the same prescription for each listing regardless of differences in area, amenities, etc.Team Rhonda Realtor - TOO many on the team and the Realtor takes credit for the Team performance to make their numbers look bigger.Negotiation - aggressive and uncompromising, alientating peopleListing - particularly foreclosures the attitude that you need them, they don't need you or your buyer.  These are the ones that want you to fax in their offer and often don't let you know they have it, or don't get back to you for days.Open houses - Watching the game or reading and too busy to get up and gr...
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By Carolyn Nelson
(Rossmoor Realty)
I thought you might be interested to see how my community of Rossmoor is trying to solve this messy problem.A new way to scare off the geese: CDsGeese in our community no longer migrate.  They obviously consider themselves to be active adults too and are enjoying a lovely retirement here in our East Bay Valley. Bad news for golfers though who have to walk through all that you-know-what.Our golf course superintendent has a new way to scare off those pesky, messy geese. He is tying old CD's to a string attached to small posts around our lake on the first hole. They are hung at a height of 18 inches every 5 feet.This is a "green" solution to a green problem (if you have ever seen large amounts of goose poop you know what I mean).Speaking as a golfer, I can attest to how big a problem this ...
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By Nate Ellis, "Mr Danke Schoen"
(HomeWay.tv - Keller Williams Realty East Bay 925-337-8489)
Check out these homes with Down payment Assistance.These properties are perfect for a First Time Home Buyer or anyone looking for a Great deal on California real estate.For more information on getting assistance on these properties contact Nate Ellis888-808-NATE (6283)Nate@CaHousingBlog.com     Price City Bd Bth PB Psbl Ast Pmt Address Brokerage Listed By $224,900 WALNUT CREEK 1 1 0 $80,255 $1,096 430  N CIVIC DR Diablo Realty George  Gross $225,500 WALNUT CREEK 1 1 0 $80,449 $1,111 310  N CIVIC DRIVE J. Rockcliff Realtors Inc. Chris  Curtis   $229,000 WALNUT CREEK 1 1 0 $81,582 $995 1470  CREEKSIDE DR RE/MAX C.C. Connection John D Vander Meulen $229,950 WALNUT CREEK 1 1 0 $81,889 $1,030 2738  OAK RD MICHAEL YOUNG COMPANY MICHAEL  YOUNG $240,000 WALNUT CREEK 1 1 0 $85,140 $1,005 1810  ...
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By Terrylynn Fisher, HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.
(Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com)
 GETTING YOUR HOME SOLD IN A SLOW MARKET!Be too good to pass up...You know, any licensed Realtor can list a property for sale. That is obvious, there are multiple signs on many street corners these days. Why do some sell and others sit unsold. What are Realtors and Sellers doing that are getting their homes SOLD? There are "tools of the trade" for agents to discuss with their sellers to decide if they fit in the marketing plan for their home when it goes on the market. This is a list of some of them:PRICE TO SELL - Price your home at or under the competition. In a declining market you want to price your home to be attractive today. Don't play the game of seeing what happens... If the market is dropping 1% per month for example and you play that game, you'll have to drop next month 2% or...
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By Jason Wheeler, JasonWheeler.biz
(JasonWheeler.biz)
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By Kym Hough, Staged to Sell East Bay - Danville, CA
(www.Staged-to-Sell )
Northgate Beauty! 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, over 2,400 square feet. This magnificent home will be completely remodeled and enlarged for the family that wants it all. Backyard is spacious with a sparkling pool and deck/patio area for year-round entertaining. Staged by Professional Staging company Staged to Sell located in Danville and San Leandro.For more information please contact Benny Chetcuti Jr. (925) 933-6576 direct          (925) 933-0310 fax
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By Kym Hough, Staged to Sell East Bay - Danville, CA
(www.Staged-to-Sell )
Beautiful South Walnut Creek home on quiet private lot. Updated throughout with remodeled kitchen! Perfect family home! Close to downtown Walnut Creek and excellent schools. Large 6 bedroom. Completey remodeled kitchen and a beautiful fireplace. Staged by Kym Hough's Staged to Sell.For more information please contact Douglas Manful or Beth Lassila of Sotheby's International Realty Douglas: (415) 901-1786          Beth: (415) 901-1700
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By Luis Ramirez-Agudelo, Luis Ramirez-Agudelo
(Windermere Diablo Realty)
I know things seem tough out there. Every time you listen to the news or pick up a newspaper you read about gloom. The housing market is in its worst phase. The price of homes are at its lowest in 10 - 15 - 20 years. We might not have reached bottom yet. Foreclosures are rampant, and my favorite " we could go into a recession". I guess I will wait for the market to get better before I buy a house. I know that if I have to sell my home, I would rather you buy when the market is stronger, not weak. So where does that leave the renter? Rents are up 9% and climbing. What would it take for me to get off the fence and consider buying a home. It does not have to be a house or townhouse but maybe just a condo. The goal is own something.  There are large groups of people (investors) that hoard m...
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By Luis Ramirez-Agudelo, Luis Ramirez-Agudelo
(Windermere Diablo Realty)
Sé que las cosas parecen difíciles fuera allí. Cada vez que escuchan las noticias o leer un periódico que usted lee acerca de pesimismo. El mercado de la vivienda está en su peor fase. El precio de las viviendas están en su punto más bajo en 10 - 15 - 20 años. Es posible que no hayan alcanzado aún inferior. Hipotecarias proliferan, y mi favorita "podríamos entrar en una recesión". Supongo que voy a esperar a que el mercado para obtener una mejor antes de comprar una casa. Sé que si tengo que vender mi casa, yo en vez de comprar cuando el mercado es más fuerte, no débil. Así que, ¿dónde dejar que el inquilino? Los alquileres son un 9% y escalada. ¿Qué sería necesario hacer para que me baje la valla, y considerar la posibilidad de comprar una casa. No tiene que ser una casa o de pueblo, p...
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By Terrylynn Fisher, HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.
(Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com)
oops that's a different award.  : )  If you know the origin of that comment, you can guess my age.  Truthfully it is my honor to have been nominated in the category of Staging Realtor of the YEAR 2007.   Thanks Chris for the thank you blog while awaiting my return from Denver this past week.  I didn't want anyone to think I was not surprised, honored and pleased that I won... Grateful for the validation from my peers, clients and friends.  First I have to say the company I keep is quite awesome.  Missy Caulk of Michigan, "I used to ask my clients to stage and now I make it mandatory"  really gets it.  I am honored to be in your category.Pat Phelps of BC, Canada a Luxury Home Specialist and her toolbox of marketing strategies: having just returned from Denver from my Luxury Home Speciali...
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By Terrylynn Fisher, HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.
(Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com)
Okay, this isn't Terrylynn posting, it is her daughter (assistant) Chris.  Terrylynn is out of the state right now at a staging class.  I know she would want something posted right away thanking all of you who voted for her.  She is very proud to be RESA's 2007 Staging Realtor of the Year!  Thank you so much & look for a post from Terrylynn mid-week when she returns.  Chris
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By Bill Clemente
(Dudum Real Estate Group)
I received a call from a client about a possible short sale of his home in Walnut Creek. We discussed his various options specifically the pitfalls of a Deed in Lieu. It's surprising to me how many people are presently in foreclosure, even in central Contra Costa county.  While he is still current, due to the declining values in his area, he thinks he is currently upside down in his mortgage. I plan to meet with him this weekend and determine the best course of action and minimize the negative impact this could have on his financial situation.  
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By Susan Kingsley, Discover the Heart of Walnut Creek
(Bay Sotheby's International Realty)
                                                                                    Yup, I was in a parade recently and couldn't have asked for a better position in the lineup. Our group was leading off the parade, sandwiched between the motorcycles and the fire truck...both were using their sirens to liven things up.    A big part of me couldn't believe that I was doing it and the rest of me just got a kick out of ‘spreading the love' as we walked and waved to the smiling faces lining Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA.Several months ago Mike Mueller wrote about his experiences of being in Pleasant Hill's Home Town Parade, and how rewarding it was to him personally. How much he enjoyed waving to others and getting involved.  Mike's words came to mind when I got an email from Walnut Creek's ...
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By Meridith Zomalt
(Intero Real Estate Services - Tice Valley Office)
Rossmoor is a nationally recognized and award winning 55+ active adult community located in the picturesque 2,200-acre Tice Valley area of Walnut Creek, California. Rossmoor is surrounded by acres of open space, and is only two miles from downtown Walnut Creek, and 25 miles from downtown San Francisco.Rossmoor has something for everyone. Residential units currently range in price starting from $130,000 for 1 bd/1ba units to nearly $1 million Plus for single family homes. At least one resident must be 55 years of age or older to live in Rossmoor.If you would like more information on Rossmoor, or any other area in Alameda or Contra Costa Counties, please call or email us today! or Visit http://www.wesellrossmoor.com
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By Jason Wheeler, JasonWheeler.biz
(JasonWheeler.biz)
Criticized for not doing enough to stave off foreclosures, the White House seems prepped to put on a full-court press in dealing with the housing crisis.View the Entire Article Here Should we expect our government to step in on the current foreclosure crisis? Or should we simply let the markets and capitalism work the problem out on it's own? Many believe that the government should step in however I'm curious as to what they really CAN do! Personally if think the current administration is simply speaking for the sake of telling people what they would like to hear. The fact is that our government has been unable to successfully manage any big task. What are your thoughts on the government stepping in? No matter what they do I say it will be interesting to watch the attempt. www.JasonWhee...
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By Jason Wheeler, JasonWheeler.biz
(JasonWheeler.biz)
Sales of new homes have plunged even more than expected to their lowest level in more than 12 years, leaving the market glutted with unsold homes and pointing to more trouble ahead for the battered housing market. View the Entire Article Here What does this mean? Well the media always spins it as a crash or doom and gloom however Rates are still very affordable and Mortgages is still the cheapest money you can borrow. Given you have good credit and dispite what they say about the Credit Crunch you can still qualify for a mortgage these days without documenting you income! They say the market is battered but the time has never been better to buy that first home, start investing in Real Estate or upgrade your current residence and get a great price from one of these highly motivated selle...
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