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With the median home price high in the middle of the chart, and low at both ends, what are we to think? Home prices year over year are up 13%, but obviously throughout the year that percentage would have been higher, IF we'd compared it to January. Read below to get the rest of the story. Time o...
                                  Detached home sales on the previous post showed a 21% increase in median home price. Look at the jump for attached homes - 37%! This is a good reminder about stats - comparing like properties will give you a better feel for your home type than looking at market ...
  Livermore Market Report- Detached Homes – January 2014 It’s no secret. Home prices have increased dramatically from a year ago, with a 21% increase from the same time last year. This was a market driven primarily by supply and demand. Imagine how this chart would look if we looked at just the l...
Last week I was at the California Association of Realtors Conference in sunny San Diego. On our way up to the 40th floor I got stuck in the elevator. Thankfully I wasn't alone - my son, who was also there for a different conference, was with me. Luckily, there was still power so we had light and ...
I held an open house in Livermore, CA today. Agents do this for a number of reasons. To give exposure to a listing they are selling, especially if showing capabilities are limited. (Think young children, day sleeper, pets, tenants).         To get first hand feedback from potential buyers about d...
Buyers always have questions about what appliances stay with the property. It must have been a point of confusion since our California Residential Purchase Agreement was revised a few years back to spell it out more clearly in the contract. In general, dishwashers, stoves and microwaves stay, but...
Homebuyers, especially First Time Home Buyers,often get advice from family, friends and colleagues. Some of it is spot on, some of it may be well-intentioned but out of sync with the market the buyers are facing, versus what another's own experience was at some past point in time. I find that man...
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These handy emails alerts can keep you on top of any subject you can think of.  The first time I used one was to find out when a concert would be in town. Since a number of cities would be in reasonable driving distance, I simply set up the alert for the artist and year of the tour. P!nk 2013 Con...
Oh the fun we have using the MLS to search for properties. The old adage, garbage in, garbage out may have had its origin here. Accuracy is often sacrificed in the interest of time. Long ago, there was no such thing as the MLS, so agents were the keeper of the information, in weighty books that w...

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