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Will this Trend cause your Home Size to Increase?

There is a new trend on the rise in Northern California, and that trend could result in the need to purchase a larger home or make several additions to your existing home. More and more people are moving mom and dad into their home, and this trend is only expected to continue into 2015. Analysts […]

2015 Real Estate Sales Predicted to Increase

In 2014, sales for Northern California real estate averaged $455,000. Although this number is more than $200,000 greater than the median sales price for the average U.S. home, there is good news for the upcoming year as sales are expected to increase even greater. It is predicted that the average Northern California home will sell  […]

3 Trends for the Real Estate Market in 2015

It is right around this time of year that I start receiving questions about the real estate market and the up and coming year. Everyone wants to know what the trends will be so they can get a head of great deals. Well, after reviewing my own data – and that of my peers- I’ve […]

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 […]

Want to Learn More About Senior Downsizing?

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 […]

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