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Bye McDonalds, Hello 2nd Whole Foods Location

If  you read my prior blog on Starbuck’s impact on real estate, you’re about to experience an even more powerful real estate price driver…. Whole Foods.  Walnut Creek, CA already has one Whole Foods store.  The city lost a McDonald’s and now we’re bracing for a second Whole Foods location within our city. The new […]

A Place in Walnut Creek History!

I’m going to launch a “Claim Your Home” series on Monday. I have come into contact with over a hundred photos of Walnut Creek’s real estate past.  Yes, photos used in home sales 35+ years ago with the sale price listed on most of the photos. What a gold mine!  I’m posting a preview of […]

3 Signs You Need Help Selling Your Home

Feeling overwhelmed when selling your home is common. This said, there are some tell-tale signs that you are in over your head and me need help or may need to find another agent  and/or broker. I’ve listed these signs below. Feel free to connect with me via phone to discuss any questions you may have […]

Do You Fear the Word “Rightsizing?”

Did you know there is a stigma around the word “rightsizing?” People thing that rightsizing means you are downsizing into a smaller home and giving up the responsibilities of yesterday. In a sense, you are…. but is this really a bad thing? Smaller living situations today have amazing benefits. While your larger family home may […]

Strange Real Estate in SF

I usually post a blog on a real estate or senior citizen orientated news piece of trend. Today, however, I cam across a piece that Ann Marie Erwert wrote. While her bylines are amusing, the photos speak for themselves…. You can see the full story (more importantly the photos) by clicking here: http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2015/01/22/really-strange-real-estate-listings/ This said, […]

Senior Housing Search Terms

Did you know how people search for senior homes varies. I recently performed a Google Proxy search to notate the differences and the results were interesting- to say the least. Seniors seek out housing using terms like “senior housing” or “senior homes” while their adult children use terms like “senior communities” or “assisted living”- which […]

Top Celebrity Home Foreclosures

When you think of celebrities, you think of amazing real estate. While this is the common thinking – it isn’t always the correct thinking. I’ve dug up some incredible real estate fails when it comes to celebrity transactions, and while it is never “fun” when a home goes into foreclosure- the following transactions make for […]

High-End Homes Selling Like Hot Cakes in California

If you’re a senior citizen looking to “right size” your home, keep reading.  While the real estate market has been one in parity over the last quarter- things are starting to change.  Recently, luxury and high-end homes started to really pickup in sales.  More and more larger homes in California are selling faster and for […]

Home Foreclosures in 2015

I recently received a question via Instagram on the subject of home foreclosures in 2015.  The person wanted to know if there would be a trend and if it would specifically impact seniors. I compared what I have been seeing in the market alongside some of the notes of my peers and here is what […]

Good News for 2015 Northern California Home Buyers

It is possible that 2015 will be the best year for Northern California real estate in many years. The recession is behind us, thus fear of making that big ticket purchase is also gone; more jobs are being created through San Francisco and the Northern California area, and the home buying market is thriving. There […]

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