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With so many properties in some state or short sale or foreclosure, many houses are sitting vacant.  Could that be leading to the shortage of homes for rent we are experiencing in the Tri Valley of Northern California (Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin). No doubt this is occuring in other areas as...
Should you wait until the market rebounds to sell your home? It really depends upon your ultimate goals of course, but if you’re at a stage where you need a larger home, then read on. This week at our local marketing meeting we had a Mid Year Market Review. One of the broker panelists talked abou...
  $649,950                                                         4bedrooms, 2 bathrooms                                                         1656 sq. ft. of living space                                                         6700 sq. ft. lot size                                             ...
Built by Ryland Homes from 1998 – 2001, there are a total of 176 total units in the gated community. Conveniently located in northwest Livermore, the development is close to Las Positas College and easy access to the 580 Freeway. Copper Hill won top honors as the attached Community of the Year, ...
Agents have been complaining for awhile about finding their listings re-posted as rentals on Craig's List. In some instances, the poster is trying to extract deposit checks from would-be tenants, although the property really isn't for rent. One of my clients was alerted to this practice, when a v...
It’s supposed to hit 94 in Livermore, CA today. I’m holding a home open, its first Sunday on the market. Will there be visitors? I’m counting on it. Here’s my rationale. The temperatures reached the 100s earlier this week, so today will feel cool by comparison. The Broker’s Open had a great agent...
                    One of my closest friends and neighbors is moving!  I'm happy for her, but a little sad for me.  Thankfully, she's not moving too terribly far, but fulfilling a personal desire to live on some acreage, closer to boating and other family.  I just listed her home and would love ...
Is this guy adorable or what?  And no, he's not related to me.  I just enjoyed watching him tromp around in his little tennis shoes and diaper when temps hit the 90s on Saturday.  Kids are just fascinated by the "Sprayground" at Lizzie Fountain, Downtown Livermore, CA.
Lizzie Fountain is a mainstay of the Livermore Downtown. Right in the center of things, this little pocket park sits at the corner of N. Livermore Ave. and First Street. Here for nearly 40 years, much controversy has existed over the years when suggestions for new uses of the corner would arise. ...
What a novel idea, at least in Downtown Livermore, CA. After expanding into a larger building for their popular beer and grub restaurant, the owners of The First Street Alehouse, found a great use for their previous space. The Breakfast Stop is a convenient place to pop in and grab breakfast to g...

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