Pleasanton February Market Update – Activity Picks Up

The Pleasanton CA real estate market showed some definite signs of life in February. Activity was up, especially in the lower price ranges. And inventory rose as well, which is not unexpected given that we are in early Spring. Overall, while there are still troubling signs in the economy, and the national and statewide real…

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Pleasanton Ridge Gets Some Props…. Darn It!

It would be a reach to say that the Pleasanton Ridge Open Space is a well-kept secret. In fact, if you live in or near Pleasanton, you no doubt are well aware of this special sanctuary in the heart of suburbia. Miles of pristine trails, breathtaking views, and abundant wildlife make it a special place…

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Fun with Zillow

I recently went to Zillow.com to find a “zestimate” for a home in The Preserve area of Pleasanton. For those not familiar with The Preserve, it is a high end subdivision of approximately 100 homes nestled in the hills of West Pleasanton, surrounded by acres of open space and ridgelands. It has always been a…

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We Interrupt The Housing Recovery For This Breaking News….

While we are seeing some positive signs in the early going this year for the Pleasanton CA and Tri-valley real estate market, we have had a slate of negative news nationally, including * Sales of new homes in the US slumped to a 13 year low in January * The median price of new homes…

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Pleasanton Residents Talk About Their City

I just finished a video that features interviews with residents of Pleasanton CA. In this video, various Pleasanton residents talk about what they like best about the city, what they like doing here, and why they like living here. I hope you will find it interesting. Feel free to pass it on to anyone who…

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New Poll… Where is the bottom?

The question everyone wants to know in the Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, and Tri-Valley region is “when are we going to hit the bottom of the real estate slump?” This seems to be the source of endless debate among both real estate professionals, as well as the general public. There are no clear answers, and…

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What does $1 Million buy?

One Million Dollars. It’s a lot of dough. the man from nowhere (ajeossi) download dvdrip So what does $1 Million buy in housing? Thanks to the real estate correction, the answer is “more than it did 3 years ago”. We all know how expensive the Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, and Tri-Valley real estate markets are.…

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I-580 Traffic Getting Better?

Pleasanton and Dublin CA area residents are well aware of the traffic gridlock that usually greets commuters heading East towards Livermore after 3:00 on weekday afternoons. At times, it seems that walking would be faster than navigating your way through the mess that is I-580. I am happy to report that the traffic on I-580…

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As if we don't have enough to worry about….

Great. Not only do we have to contend with the sub-prime crisis, the foreclosure crisis, inflation, the price of oil, and the middle east, now comes word that the Burmese Python has established breeding colonies in the U.S., and experts now predict that they could eventually occupy as much as 1/3 of the country, including…

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Talk to the Neighbors

Information is power. If you are buying a home, and you find a home you are interested in, I always suggest that you talk to the neighbors the first opportunity you get. We all know the classic “nosy neighbors” who make it their business to know everyone else’s business. Gladys Kravitz on Bewitched and any…

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Spring… The End of Hibernation?

If you have been following the Pleasanton real estate market these past few months, you know that bears are not the only animals in hibernation. Home buyers have been hibernating as well, forced into hiding by a seemingly unending wave of bad news about the national real estate market. Oh sure, buyers made occasional inquiries…

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Buyer sues Realtor in San Diego over home value decline

Interesting case in San Diego, where an unhappy home buyer is suing their Realtor, alleging that they overpaid for their home because the Realtor withheld sales information that indicated a lower value for the property they purchased. Here is a short segment from The Today show explaining the background. Certainly, no one likes to purchase…

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