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This chart paints a far bleaker picture than what I believe is really going on. Typically, we see many of the larger homes come on the market in late spring (families with kids in school tend to move after school is out). Also, we have fewer homeowners putting their houses on the market (lack of...
May 15, 20123:00-4:15  expected race finish Our fair city hosted the start point for last year’s Amgen Tour. This year, once again Amgen and Livermore connect. Only this time, it’s for the final stop of Stage 3 of the tour. For updates on street closures, check here. That means, that after the ra...
Inspection of the actual sales data would help us understand this graph better. Median price just means that of all the units sold in a given month, where was the middle?  Some of the properties which fall into the attached categories don't qualify for FHA, or their HOA's may not meet lender's g...
All of Dublin's charts are moving in a downward direction. March to March, the median home price is down 11% from last year, but then up over February '12. Sales in the distressed property sector continues to see the most activity. There isn't a huge amount of difference from last year to this w...
The median price is down 11%. In part because the lower properties are the ones in high demand by First Time Buyers, downsizing buyers and investors, and they are in short supply. If you're a buyer out there in this market, you should take one important thing away from this graph - if you see a ...
The swings in the median home price in the townhome/condo market has everything tondo with what's available on the market for purchase.  This market segment is the least expensive and attracts many investor buyers. If larger units are avaiable, price swings higher. If not, then that is reflected...
This lament came from a First Time Buyer. You see, his family had been saving and planning to buy a home. Prices are the lowest they’ve ever been since these homes were built in early 2004 in the area where they’re looking. Interest rates are very attractive and his rent keeps increasing. This is...
The drop in January, with the uptick in February, followed by another drop in March is much more likely due to inventory availability than to price drops. Some of the other charts may give support to this opinion.  With multiple offers on so many properties, that is causing prices to hold steady...
We couldn't have asked for a better day. The sun was shining, we had a great turnout and tickled all our senses. Just look at all of these smiling faces: Back Row: Antonio Cardenas (San Leandro), Pacita Dimicali (Alameda), Cathy Lee (Danville), Brad and Debbie Andersohn (Fairfield), Kathleen Dani...

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