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The Power of Red!

There is a certain psychology to selling a home, especially when it comes to visibility. The use of color can make or break a home sale. While neutral colors on the inside are great for allowing potential buyers to see the home through their own style, the outside colors of a home have a major […]

3 Tips to Sell Your Home Today!

I’m always asked “Sam, what’s the best way to sell my home fast?” Well, homes and condos are in-demand right now. Many sellers are leaping into their rightsize lifestyle situations by selling the family home. And there are plenty of buyers right now, resulting in above market offers that are backed by multiple bids. To […]

3 Things to Look for In A Home

There are countless blogs dedicated to how and why to buy a home. There are also countless blogs on what to look for as far as home improvement needs before signing on the dotted line. Well, I want to take this a bit further. What in Walnut Creek specifically should people look for? As I […]

1411 Los Vecinos For Sale

I have an AMAZING two-bedroom deal for anyone and everyone looking for something quaint in Walnut Creek, CA. 1411 Los Vecinos, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 is up for sale and well under a million dollars. You can find the entire listing, and all the photos, here: Let me tell you what is so great […]

Tips for Buying A Condo In Walnut Creek

Today I want to offer a few basic tips for buying a condo in the Walnut Creek area. As a real estate broker, I’ve seen condos in Walnut Creek, CA (and the surrounding areas) become the number one type of home to sell and be bought. New families are seeking out condos and seniors looking […]

Downsizing Listing – Perfect Option!

An unusually large, tandem carport –steps away from this lovely condo with an enclosed patio and lots of updates. The park-like, tree lined setting and convenient location makes this a sought-after Rossmoor home. Large tandem-style carport Carport storage Plantation style Shutters on most windows and sliding glass door Private patio Refrigerator, washer/dryer included Washer and […]

Walnut Creek “Best Place for A Family”

It was announced in the local Patch yesterday that Walnut Creek, CA is one of the best cities to raise a family in within the USA! The Patch sourced the information from, which has determined that Walnut Creek is one of the top 25 towns in which to raise a family in California. Ranked […]

Walnut Creek Festival – When I Was A Kid

I love this time of year in Walnut Creek, CA. I get to experience one of my favorite celebrations, which are both the Walnut Creek Twilight parade and the Walnut Creek Festival. The 78 year-old festival will take place this year on 24th – the 27th, which the Twilight parade hitting on the 19th at […]

Walnut Creek Downtown

I LOVE Walnut Creek’s downtown area. There is always sooooo much to do. There are the First Wednesday events each and every month. There is tons to do, tons to see, and our city embraces the art and entertainment. First Wednesday events are held on Cypress St. from 5-8pm. The up and coming schedule is […]

Walnut Creek Apartments

As a resident of Walnut Creek, I am sad to say that the following apartment complexes (while warmly named) are not on my favorites list as of today. They are Brio (300 units), Lyric (140 units) Arroyo (100 units), and Accent (126 units). Combined, 666 apartment units are changing the landscape of Walnut Creek when […]

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