From the monthly archives:

March 2009

Open Sunday: Views&views…tucked in the woods

March 24, 2009

3719 Brunell Drive, Oakland – Joaquin Miller Open Sunday, March 29th: 1:30pm-4:30pm. Click here for brochure. – Live on top of the world in this private, contemporary view home. At 4,374 spacious square feet, the open layout of the main floor is perfect for entertaining, amid hardwood floors and soaring vaulted ceilings. The huge granite […]

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Whatcha thinkin’?

March 10, 2009

For sellers and owner-occupying buyers, decision making during the selling/buying process can often fall short of rational. I was reading a back issue of REALTOR Magazine and came across this piece that (almost) perfectly captures seller/buyer psychology. This is a MUST READ, especially for buyers in our current market. At first, the table on Page […]

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First-time homebuyer tax credit – $8000

March 5, 2009

The most recent federal economic stimulus bill is incentivizing first-time homebuyers with a tax credit up to $8000 — the lesser of that or 10% of the purchase value. Only principal residences purchased between Jan 1 and Dec 31 of 2009 qualify. Unlike the $7500 tax credit previously offered to first-time homebuyers on 2008 purchases, […]

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Adams Point condos & Rockridge SFH’s

March 3, 2009

I’ve finished crunching some MLS data and am pleased to release the first set of independent analyses on select local markets. Unlike your typical real estate market report, which groups sales by their month of CLOSING, my analyses group data points by their month of PENDING. The chart above shows 12-month activity for Adams Point condominiums (full report here). This […]

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