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Buy A Condo in Walnut Creek – My Tips

Today I want to offer a few basic tips for buying a condo in the Walnut Creek area. As a real estate broker, I’ve seen condos in Walnut Creek, CA (and the surrounding areas) become the number one type of home to sell and be bought. New families are seeking out condos and seniors looking […]

Perfect Downsizing LISTING! An unusually large, tandem carport –steps away from this lovely condo with an enclosed patio and lots of updates. The park-like, tree lined setting and convenient location makes this a sought-after Rossmoor home. Large tandem-style carport Carport storage Plantation style Shutters on most windows and sliding glass door Private patio Refrigerator, washer/dryer included Washer […]

Walnut Creek “Best Place for A Family”

It was announced in the local Patch yesterday that Walnut Creek, CA is one of the best cities to raise a family in within the USA! The Patch sourced the information from, which has determined that Walnut Creek is one of the top 25 towns in which to raise a family in California. Ranked […]

Walnut Creek’s Annual Festival

I love this time of year in Walnut Creek, CA. I get to experience one of my favorite celebrations, which are both the Walnut Creek Twilight parade and the Walnut Creek Festival. The 78 year-old festival will take place this year on 24th – the 27th, which the Twilight parade hitting on the 19th at […]

Walnut Creek Downtown

I LOVE Walnut Creek’s downtown area. There is always sooooo much to do. There are the First Wednesday events each and every month. There is tons to do, tons to see, and our city embraces the art and entertainment. First Wednesday events are held on Cypress St. from 5-8pm. The up and coming schedule is […]

Vinyl Floor Upgrades

I recently received a question about tearing vinyl flooring out of a home to increase its value. Yes, the more upgrades you do to a home, the better the home’s value becomes. This said, many of my senior clients still have vinyl in their family homes and want to read about inexpensive ways to upgrade […]

Broadway Plaza Redevelopment

I can’t talk enough about how excited I am for the renovation of Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza.  According to the website, “Broadway Plaza is redefining 250,000 square feet of retail space, adding opportunity for retailers to bring their best concepts to this lively downtown property, anchored by Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Macy’s.” The expanded shopping area […]

Real Estate Broker Sam Benson Wins Director-at-Large Title for CCAR!

Sam Benson, of, has won a 2016 Board of Directors position with Contra Costa Association of REALTORS®. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Director-at-Large elect for Contra Costa Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) has been announced and the winner is Walnut Creek’s own Sam Benson. Benson, who is a second generation business owner, specializes in helping seniors right-size […]

Rightsizing ; The Best Example

THE STORY OF 326 TAMPICO, WALNUT CREEK, CA Lisa Your of Meyer Realty in Louisville, Kentucky was searching for a real estate broker that could help her Father-in-Law in Walnut Creek, CA sell his home. Allen has lived in the 1 story town-home with his wife for 18 years. His wife had passed and Allen […]

China & Real Estate…. The 411

I recently watched a program on NBC about a current real estate boom. As the program ended, I was stunned. Here’s what was said, “U.S. commercial real estate is the midst of a big foreign investment boom that is likely to continue, according to one prominent expert. China is leading the boom, but money also […]

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