Archives for 2011

Latest Contra Costa School Scores

We have the latest Contra Costa County Academic Peformance Index report for schools in Contra Costa County including: Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Martinez, Alamo, Danville and San Ramon. Click below for a PDF download:

2010 Contra Costa School Scores

Optimism For Walnut Creek Home Sellers

The number of newly listed single family homes for sale in Walnut Creek remained at low year-end levels. It appears that home sellers are taking a cautious approach to selling in the new year. They may be wise to reconsider, however. The inventory of single family home for sale has been declining since it hit a high in May, 2010 but sales have not declined to the same degree. It appears an opportune time to jump into the market. Price per square foot which has trended down for much of 2010 moved up this month giving seller’s reason for optimism.


January 2011 Lafayette Sold Home Prices Jump

The Lafayette California median selling price for single family homes jumped to its highest level in more than a year. This rise came in an environment of declining sales and an ample although slightly smaller inventory than usual for this time of year. Home sellers appear cautious as the number of new home listings is less than half the number last year at this time. Price per square foot of sold homes is also weak at less than $400/sf and near the bottom for the year.

Moraga Homes For Sale Drop To Low Level

The number of single family homes for sale in Moraga dropped to the lowest number in more than a year. Local Realtor Rick Booth said: “If you are thinking about selling call me right now so we can get you on the market quickly to take advantage of the reduced competition.” Median sold prices rose slightly as buyers bought more expensive homes and the cost per square foot also rose slighitly for the same reason.


Orinda Home Sales Prices Jump In January 2011

Orinda’s median sold home price jumped to $1.4 million, an 87% increase over December’s figure of $750,000. It appears deeper pocket buyers are deciding it is time to jump in and take advantage of the discounted property prices. Overall sales and inventory remained flat.The median price of listed properties rose slightly as usually occurs in the new year when homeowners list or re-list higher-end properties. Price per square foot on sold properties rose slightly due to the fact higher-end properties sold. The number of new listings declined slightly but it is in line with the prior year.

Spacious Walnut Creek Retreat in Northgate

Large updated Walnut Creek home with spectacular gourmet kitchen, huge family/great room and large level lot with spacious lawn, pool and spa.The gourmet kitchen has granite counters and high-end appliances and there are cathedral ceilings in the living room, dining room, family room and kitchen. The oversized master bedroom has an en-suite bath, a walk-in closet, sitting area and opens to the pool. There is also a laundry room and three car garage. This home was purchased last spring and the seller did a beautiful job of restoring the property to make it his family home. Now the seller has been transferred to the midwest. This is a fantastic deal because the seller must sell now! Don’t miss it! We will have an open house Sunday 1pm to 4pm. Call us if you have any questions or if you would like a private showing.

Listing Price: SOLD
Address: 719 Northgate Place
City: Walnut Creek
Square Feet: 3,320
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3.5