San Ramon Valley Real Estate Monitor

Real Estate Agent - J Rockcliff Realtors
Helping San Ramon Home Buyers and Sellers to Get Where They Are Going To Musings about the San Ramon Valley real estate market and other aspects of living in the San Ramon Valley in the San Francisco East Bay.
A first quarter survey of homebuyers and sellers by showed that 76% of homeowners believe their home is worth more than the list price that was recommended by their real estate agent. This was a nationwide survey but it applies just as much with homes for sale in San Ramon and Danvil...
At last we are seeing Good News for home owners reported in the press. And this is on a national basis! There appears to be a general consensus that the real estate market really has bottomed out and home prices are actually seeing gains for the first time in years. As the Wall Street Journal rec...
Many of us are regular viewers of programs like Weekend Warriors and Landscaper’s Challenge on HGTV and they make it seem so easy. But those of us that have followed their examples know it generally isn’t as easy or as affordable as is often suggested. Sure, the materials for some of these proje...
One of the biggest headaches most people face when selling their home is how to tie it into the purchase of the home you are moving to. Should you sell first or buy first? If money is not an issue, there is no problem. Just buy your next home first and then list your existing home for sale. But f...
I wonder how many of my readers even know of the existence of this little restaurant. A relative newcomer to the Danville restaurant scene, it is nestled down a short walkway off Hartz Avenue, just a little south of the Veterans Hall. It may be small but it makes  terrific use of every inch of sp...
Buyers and sellers are still asking me if the real estate market has bottomed out and if prices are going to rise any time soon. In view of the contradictory reports you read in the national press, this is not surprising. One week we are in recovery mode, the next week we see predictions of a "do...
I've dined at many steak houses on both sides of the Atlantic but I was surprised to realize recently, that I had never had a meal in an Outback Steakhouse. And I had even worked for an Australian company for 6 years! It seemed like it was about time...               In case you don't know, the ...
When I first got into the real estate business over 10 years ago, I never thought that I would have to deal with Short Sales or Foreclosures, but then greed, unregulated lending and very questionable lending practices that were deemed acceptable by banks and mortgage brokers became the norm and t...
Latest Full Months Statistics for Danville CA Homes (including Blackhawk and Diablo)   Detached Single Family Homes Condominiums, Townhomes, Others New Listings 99 16 New Sales Agreed 57 13 Closed Sales 39 8 Median Price (Closed Sales) $820,000 $417,500 Average Days on Market (Closed Sales) 57 68...
Well OK, I don't actually give the restaurants an award like the one above but they do get an accolade from me. These are the ones I consider to be the best in their categories. Best Italian Restaurant I have to start with Italian. There are probably more Italian restaurants in the Bay Area than...

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