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Generation Y Discounts Rent for Home Purchases

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are all about home buying right now. Typically, I service families and seniors seeking to “right size” their homes. However, more and more twenty-somethings are seeking to change the real estate landscape. Right now, we are seeing the home sale market as one in parity. Buyers can request more […]

Google… It’s San Francisco’s Treat!

Google has announced it will be hiring 5,000 workers per year, over the next 5 years, for its Redwood City office.  “But Sam, that’s an hour’s drive between Walnut Creek and Redwood City!” I know what you were thinking…. But first, let me explain why I’m posting about Google’s plan today. Google has already bought […]

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Seniors & Families Cashing-In On Affordable Walnut Creek Condos!

Right now, the California real estate market is presenting an interesting atmosphere for senior citizens who are looking to downsize their homes. While home sales are expected to capture 1.3% less money compared to September’s numbers, seniors can still make a profitable move. The average overall home price is $640,000 in Walnut Creek right now, […]

Holiday Home Buying in California

The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage refinance applications increased 11.6% from last week.  Additionally, I’ve spent the week reading newspaper article after newspaper article on California’s Real Estate market hitting a plateau. Yes, prices for homes are on the rise, but many markets have little inventory. So, why am I stating that Holiday home buying […]

Diablo Hills

Neighborhood Diablo Hills sits on 1.020 square miles with a population of about 5,300. A very popular neighborhood due to the Diablo Hills Golf Course, where every time is tee time. Diablo Hills Home Values Photo Source: Current Market Trends Photo Source: The chart above shows the median price per square feet at $392, which […]

Wild Oak

Neighborhood There are only a few single-family homes scattered around Oak Road in the Wild Oak neighborhood. You will find plenty of townhouses and condominiums however built in the last 30 years. Wild Oak Home Values   Photo Source: Current Market Trends   Photo Source: The chart above shows the median price per […]

Rancho Paraiso

Neighborhood Rancho Paraiso in Walnut Creek is a car-dependent neighborhood so almost all errands require a car. Three nearby parks include Arbolado Park, Diablo Shadows Park and Diablo Shadows Park where you can take a hike, go for a bike ride or just enjoy a picnic out in the open with friends and family. Rancho Paraiso […]


Neighborhood The Northgate area is the entrance to Mt. Diablo Park where you can see hundreds of miles away from the very top. A number of established neighborhoods were built here in the 60′s and 70′s and today there are open fields of new subdivisions. Northgate High School with its high academic rating has made […]

World Cup and Real Estate

World Cup 2014 Have you been paying attention to the World Cup? As I am writing this post, four teams have already advanced into the quarterfinals. The US team successfully managed to go forward from its group and is waiting for their next match against Belgium. It seems that America has been stung with the […]

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