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We all hope it will never happen to us. But that’s a rather myopic view. When you spend most of your work-life dependent upon technology, things go pear-shaped when it breaks down on you. My reliable IMac has one unreliable component – Parallels which allows me to run Quicken and Microsoft Publis...
The word luxury can certainly be subjective. In many areas a property in the million dollar price range would certainly be a luxury home. In others, it might be a tiny bungalow. For Livermore, homes priced over $1,000,000 are usually larger, more updated and on larger lots. Others carrying that p...
Briarwood Drive These one and two story homes were built from 1966-1969 by Leonardo. Computer data collection wasn’t available at the time, but based on MLS data populated by agents of the day, I’ve captured some basic information about the area. This area is situated south of 580, and north of P...
Short sales and foreclosed properties are requested by buyers for most cities and Livermore is no different. Several years ago, they comprised between 60 and 70% of the market. The perception is that they are a better value, so buyers continue to ask about them specifically. The graph below illus...
6253 Southfront Rd.Livermore, CA 94551925-245-9913 If it wasn’t for a pending visit from my 2 year old granddaughter and a Local Gruv coupon, I may never have discovered this Livermore business. With my son and family coming for a 2 week stay, we were seeking out fun things to do with the baby. S...
There are a slew of them out there, but a few really are instrumental to me (and one is terrific for clients). Zipforms – it’s our state real estate forms, all available via Smart Phone or tablet. Now I have to admit – I won’t be reviewing any contract on my phone. Far too tiny to trust that a li...
Livermore town homes and condos for sale have generated a great deal of interest in the last couple of years, but this year especially. They are always an attraction for First Time Buyers, but even more so as interest rates have continued to drop.  Those who have been renting are painfully aware ...
Scenic Ave. North Livermore is an area of Livermore that has a number of newer home developments, with the newest being Fanfare by Meritage. The most notable feature about these homes is their Green Building elements. High energy efficiency includes energy-saving spray foam insulation plus the EC...
Las Positas College Campus3000 Campus Hill Dr.4:00 to 10:00 p.m. Residents were disappointed when the sluggish economy caused the cancellation of the always-popular event. But Livermore citizens and city entities rallied with a PR campaign, private donors and fundraising campaigns to make sure th...
2206 First St.”925-245-9662 If you’re a fan of Sushi, then you’ll be happy to find many choices in Livermore. In Downtown, there are actually 3 restaurants to pick from -  Kawa Sushi, Yamato Kabachi Express and Sushi Ya.  Today, let’s talk about Kawa Sushi. The menu includes lunch box specials, t...

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