Archives for March 2011

Buyers Lament As Orinda Unsold Home Inventory Shrinks

The inventory of unsold Orinda homes remained low in March 2011 but sales activity slowed with numbers of accepted offers falling from February’s figures. There has been robust activity at open houses with many new buyers out looking for homes but overall buyers appear to be taking their time to find the perfect home. The number of new listings taken fell this month which will reduce the numbers of new homes available for sale. This is an opportune time for sellers who have been waiting in the wings to get their home on the market.


Contra Costa Unsold Housing Inventory Shrinks Again

The inventory of unsold homes in Contra Costa county continued its downward trend for the sixth consecutive month, dropping 5% from February’s figures. Market activity measured by accepted offers slipped this month reversing an increasing trend in January and February. Days on market for sold properties dipped slightly to 61 days; however, this may be the result of buyers offering on newer listings rather than an overall drop in days on market. The number of new listings taken fell in March which may reflect hesitancy of sellers to bring properties on the market. A common complaint heard from buyers at open houses is they don’t see as much “new” inventory as they would like. Open houses have been busy with many new buyers out looking but few seem to have a sense of urgency. I have attached graphs showing Market activity for the latest period and the past 12 months.


Latest API School Scores

The below links will take you to PDFs for the latest Alameda and Contra Costa County Schools API scores.
2013 Contra Costa School Scores

2013 Alameda School Scores

2012 Alameda School Scores

2012 Contra Costa School Scores

2011 Alameda School Scores

2011 Contra Costa School Scores

2010 Contra Costa School Scores

2010 Alameda School Scores