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This chart spells it out pretty dramatically - prices are on an upward trend for Livemore detached homes. Up 8% since a year ago. One of the biggest reasons is inventory, or rather lack there of. There are only 57 active detached homes listed as of today. Can you say 'competition'?
California Purchase contracts state that all properties are sold in their As-Is condition.  The definition of that term definitely means different things to different people. In its most basic form, it means that the property is sold in its present condition. If it has 3 bedrooms, it’s being sold...
Buying a home is a pretty big deal. It’s even a bigger deal when more than one person will be responsible for the loan, and especially if those decision makers will all be living under the same roof. So where do you start coming to agreement? Well, one of the first things should be location. Ofte...
Every year this holiday strikes me as unfair. School children and teachers get the day off. Mail carriers, city employees get the day off.  Retailers make a bundle with Veteran’s Day sales.  But how does all of that actually honor the men and women who sacrificed or put their lives on the line to...
I've noticed so many different types if signatures from people in the real estate profession - so good, and some...well - not so good.  I do think our signatures give us the ability to put our best foot forward, and let people know who we are and how to get a hold of us.  But I am amazed how many...
I’m sort of a data freak. When I pull comps or do research on homes and developments, I really want to find out as much as I can. Knowing the general home sizes, builder names and floor plans of a development is important to me.  And to some buyers as well. It would be fabulous if the date contai...
Saturday, November 17th- 7am - Noon If you go downtown Livermore early on this particular Saturday morning, what a sight you’ll see. Shoppers in their PJ’s, sipping beverages and having one heckuva time going to store-to-store for a jump on their holiday shopping. I went last year, and it was rea...
Have we learned nothing from our past elections? Truthfully, it makes me feel as if voting is a waste of time. Our state has barely finished casting their votes, yet the election has been called. It doesn't matter who is called the winner, I am questioning the process. One election year Californi...
An exciting event takes place this Thursday in the Livermore Valley. The much anticipated Paragon Outlet Mall celebrates its GRAND OPENING!  Our local real estate marketing group is coming out in force. Why, right after our marketing meeting on Thursday morning, we'll have a busload of us joinin...
One of my favorite things about Livermore is the Arroyo which meanders through much of the city. The City of Livermore has done a nice job of incorporating walking/trails through several neighborhoods adjacent to Arroyo Mocho. A few of those are Murrieta Meadows, Forest Glades Estates, and Arroyo...

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