From the monthly archives:

March 2010

Mushrooms and lawsuits

March 16, 2010

Winter rains benefit househunters. Several weeks ago, the company held one of our semi-annual legal briefings in Danville. Bill Jansen, who advises our firm on legal matters, quipped, “In our business, there are two things that sprout during this time of the year: mushrooms and lawsuits.” He was referring to (angry) buyers’ discovery of water-related […]

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Oakland zip 94602 trends

March 8, 2010

Here are the latest trends in the 94602 zip code for single family homes. February figures were based upon 5 sales – too small a sample. Three of those were properties located on Kansas, two of which were tear-down condition while the third needed some work. All three sat on the market for a while. […]

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Emeryville condo trends

March 8, 2010

Here’s an 18-month snapshot of Emeryville’s condo market. Keep in mind the small sample sizes corresponding to most of the months.

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Message from a contract geek

March 1, 2010

This April, the first major revision (since 2002) of the CAR purchase contract will be released. This means we agents have to be vigilant about learning it and making necessary adaptations to the way we do business. Understanding transactional intricacies is key. I tell clients my job is not showing or marketing property; it’s keeping […]

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