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One of the things we discussed at a recent office meeting, was Smoke Detectors, and I didn't realize there were two different kinds. Both are effective in fire prevention, but they do different things. This was news to me, and the video illustrating the point was eye opening and disturbing; I str...
Perhaps you remember that line from the movie “Grease”. If you’re embroiled in a real estate transaction right now, you probably know what I’m talking about. The past few years of the real estate market have seen a plethora of changes including lender guidelines, additional contract documents, ne...
South Side Starter Home 1187 El Caminito, Livermore, CA 94550            3 bedrooms, 1 bath                1036 sq. ft. of living space                6794 sq. ft. lot size Solar Powered! 2 car garage        Just minutes from Livermore Wine Country, with access to shopping and top-rated schools....
In a multiple offer market, many buyers will hit a number of open homes or broker's tours, hoping to get an immediate jump on the market. And it's understandable. You must be prepared to take action quickly when inventory is limited. Agents are frequently working with multiple clients and schedul...
You would think that when there is an investor involved in a transaction, escrow times would run like clockwork. After all, time is money. But with one exception, that is not the experience my clients have had over the past several years. These transactions are taking much longer while we work th...
Inventory down and demand up. What does that translate into? A median price increase (just 1%, but up nevertheless) and less days on market. For a closer look at those details, click here.
Supply down and demand up makes for a fast-moving market. Just ask any of the agent working this area and they will tell you about realities of reviewing multiple offers with sellers, and taking buyer's out on a moment's notice as new listings hit the market. The shift happened quickly, but we a...
With almost half of the inventory we had at the same time last year, let me tell you - that green arrow showing a declining demand (although not by much), is misleading. We have buyers clamboring for more homes on the market, and as they are being beat out by multiple offers, the demand is defin...
Heading down in both directions, inventory and demand are down from last year. However inventories have been on a steady decline since February. This category is popular with investor buyers, but many are ineligible as buyers as HOAs have maxed out on their non-owner occupant levels. In other ca...
Danville is faring like neighboring cities for in the detached home category. Most are seeing a decline in inventory, and a rise in deman. The decrease in supply has been rather steady this year, and the demand curve follows the expect market pattern in terms of seasonality. More Danville Detach...

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