Bird's Eye View

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Empire Realty Associates
the overhead view of real estate in Walnut Creek, CA
WOWSA – CAN WE SAY “EN FUEGO”? I THINK YES! The $700-800,000 price range in Walnut Creek is moving! I’m hearing of lots of multiple offers and many properties selling in less than a week, causing a bit of a stir in real estate circles. Here are some details to put the activity in perspective, and...
Loan Modification… If You Can’t Take the Heat…Many of you have asked me about loan modification services. Last week, I attended a risk management seminar with Shannon B Jones ( , one of the best real estate attorneys in CA. Her perspective is that the...
(Cynthia Long, reporting from Walnut Creek, CA. February 12, 2009) So the good news is, my buyers have found a property they really want, and they and the sellers have agreed to the price and terms in the contract. We’re going to open escrow. At the closing table, one of my buyers turns to me and...
People sell because they want to live somewhere else, they need a home that functions differently, or they need to cash out equity. They often have a general idea of how they want to price their property, either because of what they owe or because they’ve been tracking sales in the area. At this ...
(Cynthia Long, reporting from Lafayette, CA. January 12, 2009) It’s 2009, and the opportunity to buy homes in neighborhoods that were once out of your reach is upon us. I am working with a buyer who has always wanted to live in Lafayette, California, an East Bay suburb, and for him, THE TIME IS N...
At a recent open house, I had an encounter that seems to be typical of the current market.  I greeted a visitor with my standard question, “Are you thinking about buying a house today?” And the potential buyer replied with what I also recognize as a current market standard.  She said, “I am.  But...
WALNUT CREEK – Ground Zero I live in Walnut Creek. I work in Walnut Creek. Many of my clients and friends are in Walnut Creek or they want to be in Walnut Creek. So I’m always trying to put my finger on the pulse of what’s happening here – now. How much is our little haven being rocked by the gre...

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the overhead view of real estate in Walnut Creek, CA