Walnut Creek sits at the heart of Contra Costa County, straddling highways 680 and 24. Learn more about the current real estate activity in Walnut Creek with our real time MLS driven data. Photo credit: By Utilizer (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], ... » Learn More about Walnut Creek
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Nestled in between Walnut Creek and Lafayette, gorgeous views of Mount Diablo and the Oakland Hills are just a few of the things that make Pleasant Hill Special. See Pleasant Hill homes for sale, as well as real time MLS driven market statistics on this community page. Photo credit: By ... » Learn More about Pleasant Hill
Situated between Orinda and the Oakland Hills on one side, and the lovely community of Walnut Creek and Mount Diablo on the other, Lafayette is an upscale East Bay community. This page displays current listings and real time MLS market data for the community of Lafayette. Photo Credit: By ... » Learn More about Lafayette
Martinez combines affordability with location in the East Bay. Head Northwest to Napa Valley wine country, head NorthEast to Tahoe, while to the west and south you have access to San Francisco and San Jose. Or, just enjoy the wonders of the Delta right at home! See what Martinez has to offer you ... » Learn More about Martinez
Concord is one of the most vibrant communities in the East Bay, with a fun filled downtown area. Enjoy convenient access to all the Bay Area has to offer, right here in Concord. Looking to move to Concord? Se the listings and market data straight from the MLS on this page to help you make that ... » Learn More about Concord
What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home?
by simplify on December 10, 2018 at 11:00 am
National home prices have increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained near historic lows which has allowed many buyers to enter the market and lock in low rates. As a seller, you will likely be most concerned about ‘short-term price’ – where home values are headed over […]
The Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]
by simplify on December 7, 2018 at 11:00 am
Some Highlights: An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the starter and trade-up markets and what those differences are doing to prices! Inventory continues to rise in the luxury and premium home markets which is causing prices to cool. Demand continues to rise with lower-than-normal inventory levels in the starter and trade-up home markets, causing prices to rise on a year-over-year basis for 80 consecutive months. […]
2008 vs. Now: Are Owners Using Their Homes as ATMs Again?
by simplify on December 6, 2018 at 11:00 am
Over the last six years, we have experienced strong price appreciation which has increased home equity levels dramatically. As the number of “cash-out” refinances begins to approach numbers last seen during the crash, some are afraid that we may be repeating last decade’s mistake. However, a closer look at the numbers shows that homeowners are […]
Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019?
by simplify on December 5, 2018 at 11:00 am
The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search. Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s U.S. […]
Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth Than Renters
by simplify on December 4, 2018 at 11:00 am
Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. Their latest survey data covers responses from 2013-2016. The study revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner was $231,400 – a 15% increase since 2013. At the same time, the median net worth of […]