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Springtown Blvd. Springtown was a planned community centering around a golf-course, consisting of affordable homes, targeted to the senior community. Doorways are wide, they are all single story and switches and outlets are positioned to be handicap accessible. Home were built in the 60s to early...
Central Ave. Pulte built several contemporary housing developments in Livermore, Parklane Estates being one of them. Built in 2000, these one and two story homes are north of Highway 580 off of Vasco Rd. Homes have two car attached garages, family rooms, fireplaces and dual zone air. Four Floor p...
Minuses and Pluses of our Market Now   Part 1 of this post looked back at the peak of 2005, wistfully remembering the rush those double-digit days brought. But there was a price to pay, and pay we did.  Our expected ‘correction’ just kept on going, to a downturn that a few predicted, but most nev...
Glory Days – Pluses and Minuses of the 2005 Market. It’s hard not to look back on our ‘good market’ several years back, and long for those days again. But everything wasn’t all rosy. Part 1 of this two part series will illustrate what was good and not so good about the market back then. Part 2 wi...
Neptune RdLivermore, CA 94550 This established neighborhood was built by Sunset Homes (Mehran) from 1971-72. These one and two story homes are in an attractive neighborhood that has remained in demand due to their appealing floorplans. Homes have two car attached garages and fireplaces. Available...
Once upon a time, real estate transactions occurred face-to-face. Time and technology have changed things greatly. Here’s a few of ways that’s happened. THEN Agents met with sellers and buyers in their homes or offices. Buyer’s agents presented offers to the seller’s agent in person. Agents were...
February 5th, 2012 The buzz is out there about Super Bowl, and there’s still two weeks to go. If you’re looking to enjoy the big game, why not do it on a big screen or with a crowd?  Here are some local celebrations for the BIG DAY. Wild Vine2187 First St., Livermore Doors open 90 minutes before ...
Villa Chardonnay DuetsWindflower WayLivermore, CA 94551 Hoffman built these duets from 1982-1985 in an area of Livermore called Springtown by locals. North of the First Street exit, these single family homes have attached two car garages, fireplaces and interior laundry rooms. Lot sizes from 4500...
  The chart for attached home sales does not at all follow those of detached. December showed the most activity.  When you see the composition of sales types (REOs, short sales and regular sales), it seems as if there was a push to get some of these non-performing assets off the books.  This has...
  Last year, last quarter had the second highest sales activity, which was a little unusual. It was in part due to the 'regular' spring sellers moving their purchase time forward. Many of those were first time buyers, taking advantage of tax incentives and others in California were for new const...

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