Our Busy Third Quarter Was Just The Beginning!

The summer selling season is notoriously fast paced with high turnaround. While we had a strong summer, it continued throughout the fall as well. With a total sales volume of $24,917,275 we had one of our best quarters yet! We owe our success to our fantastic clients. With their trust and support, we were able to make a lot of dreams come true!

We encountered families that were growing and needing an upsize while also meeting retired, empty nesters who were ready for new adventures. All the homes were loved by their respective families, but it was time for them to start fresh with new families ready to put their love into them.

A couple of the families we helped were looking to relocate. One was moving to the East Coast and needed to sell their home, while the other wanted to move to Pleasanton to take advantage of our top schools. Relocation can be difficult because maybe they’re no longer in the home they’re selling, or they don’t know different neighborhoods they’ll prospectively live in. We try to make the smoothest transition possible for these families from beginning to end.

We also had some first-time buyers. We love answering all their questions and explaining the process every step of the way. We also work with an amazing team of lenders and escrow officers that are wonderful at helping first-time buyers.

Getting a testimonial like this makes it all worth it:

“Simply the best team for buying a home. Very personal touch through the whole process, always reachable and great interactions. Highly recommended real estate team! Special call-out to Michelle, who did a fantastic job in keeping us updated and DeAnna, Kim and Amanda were outstanding in providing us info and additional details whenever needed. Just a fantastic experience.”

Check out this video called the Bay East Weather Report for current real estate statistics and analytics.

See our list of sold homes for the third quarter:

5459 Black Avenue #2, Pleasanton – Represented Seller – $645,000

166 Selby Lane #9, Livermore – Represented Seller & Buyer – $610,000

4155 Casterson Court, Pleasanton – Represented Buyer – $2,300,000

6977 Atlas Peak Drive, Dublin – Represented Seller – $1,520,000

4497 Niland Street, Union City – Represented Seller – $1,555,000

7801 Flagstone Drive, Pleasanton – Represented Seller & Buyer – $1,190,000

7025 Corte Blanca, Pleasanton – Represented Buyer – $1,458,000

1170 Pineto Place, Pleasanton – Represented Seller & Buyer – $2,550,000

8225 Sky Castle Road, Pleasanton – Represented Buyer – $3,345,000

207 Heligan Lane #7, Livermore – Represented Seller – $670,000

3902 Mount McKinley Court, Pleasanton – Represented Seller & Buyer – $840,000

7873 Chestnut Way, Pleasanton – Represented Buyer – $1,070,000

679 Orofino Court, Pleasanton – Represented Buyer – $1,196,775

1918 Carnation Circle, Livermore – Represented Buyer – $777,500

While inventory tends to slow down during fall and winter months, we always tell our sellers it’s better to be one of the few than one of the many. Fall and winter are great times to sell your home! With the current climate, we don’t know what is going to happen next year, but we know what is happening right now and can help guide you to get top dollar for your home.

We currently have 7 homes in escrow, and don’t see business slowing down anytime soon. Contact us for a free consultation. We’d love to discuss your next plan of action!

The Tri-Valley is a great place to live!

Marketing and selling high-end Luxury Homes in the Tri Valley is what we do best, but on this real estate journey, it’s all about the people we meet on the way, connecting them to each other and the places they call HOME.

What’s Happening in Downtown Livermore?

You may have been noticing some recent changes to our beloved downtown and it’s all thanks to the Downtown Plan Adopted by the Livermore City Council in 2018.

Here’s what the approved plan looks like:

Courtesy of the City of Livermore

The City of Livermore has gone above and beyond to make Livermore a highly desirable place to live. A boutique hotel with a luxurious wine country feel, plenty of retail, 3+ acres of green space including Stockmen’s and Veteran’s Parks, a Science and Society Center, and 2 parking garages to accommodate our growing city are just some of the features to look forward to.

If you’re interested in being walking distance to this new downtown, check out our current Livermore listing here!

So, what can you expect in the upcoming years?

Stockmen’s Park to be completed by summer 2020:

Courtesy of the City of Livermore
Courtesy of the City of Livermore

I Street Parking Garage to start construction early 2020:

Courtesy of the City of Livermore

L Street Parking Garage to start construction in 2021:

Courtesy of the City of Livermore

With hotel and retail construction starting in 2020, the 130 unit Affordable Workforce Family Housing and Cultural Performing Arts Center construction start dates are still to be determined.

We are excited for this major revamp to such a beautiful city!

For more details on the timeline and plans, click here.

Livermore is a great place to live!

Marketing and selling high-end Luxury Homes in the Tri Valley is what we do best, but on this real estate journey, it’s all about the people we meet on the way, connecting them to each other and the places they call HOME.

Local charity never tasted so good…

Livermore Valley Wine auction raises $280,000

The Livermore Valley Wine Auction raised $280,000 for charity at its 19th annual event May 11, its organizers said Thursday.

Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation and the Wente Family Foundation for Arts Education are set to present checks June 6 to the beneficiaries, including ValleyCare Foundation, Open Heart Kitchen, Happy Talkers, Bankhead Theater and Livermore Valley Education Foundation.

Other major or “Master Sommelier” sponsors of the fund-raising event included FedEx, Diablo Magazine, Safeway Foundation and the Rose Hotel, said Peter Leary, president of the Livermore winegrowers group.

The wine auction, held at Wente Vineyards Estate Winery in Livermore, was attended by 300 guests who bid on more than 80 items.

Prepare for bigger bills, Livermore!

Livermore sanitation rates to go up starting in July

Jeremy Thomas | Contra Costa Times | June 7, 2013 | link

LIVERMORE — Most residents in Livermore will pay a little more for their trash pickup starting July 1.

Sanitation rates will go up by 0.8 percent for the next fiscal year, applying to smaller size 20-gallon and 32-gallon containers. For customers with 20-gallon bins, the change equates to an 85 cent increase in their total monthly bills to $17.61, which is still among the lowest rates in the East Bay, according to city Public Works Director Dan McIntyre. Bills for 32-gallon containers will go up 55 cents to $27.51 per month, about the median price for East Bay cities.

The fee change, part of an annual review process, will affect about 85 percent of residential customers, McIntyre said, and offsets revenue shortages and inflationary increases to service and employee costs for Livermore Sanitation, Inc. The city council is set to give final approval to the new rate schedule at its June 10 meeting.

Livermore chic!

Livermore: Hottest Neighborhood Of 2013 In Northern California

Robin Wilkey | Huffington Post | January 22, 2013 | link

Livermore

Ladies and gentlemen, the results are in. Real estate brokerage firm Redfin has analyzed its facts and figures. It’s made a list, checked it twice and finally revealed the hottest neighborhoods of 2013.

And leading the local pack, the most desirable neighborhood in Northern California is…Livermore?

Livermore. Not the Dogpatch or Mission Creek; not West Oakland or even the Western Addition, but Livermore. As in windmills and suburbs and cows and “the other” wine country.

Surely us snobby San Franciscans have missed the memo on the blossoming cultural hub that is Livermore, California. Is it the restaurant scene? The arts? We went to a wedding there once, and we hear their lab is famous. At least they have a Patxi’s?

San Francisco did get a nod for the Mission District: home of Dolores Park, several Michelin stars, a cultural mecca and some of the best bars in the state. But the neighborhood didn’t hit the list until the number nine spot. (Was it something we said?)

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman shed some light on the subject:

The housing market may be recovering nationwide, but the reality on the ground is sometimes more complicated than that. For 16 markets across the country, Redfin’s local real estate agents collaborated with our analytics team to identify the neighborhoods where we expect prices to rise the most this year, based on activity from about 10,000 active homebuyers, and data from more than more than 130,000 listings. The results surprised us: the hottest neighborhoods aren’t the well-known bastions of privilege. They’re once-gritty urban areas and far-flung suburbs with school districts on the rise. This is the surest sign that the recovery is broadening, and that home-buyers are venturing out to once-marginal areas hit hard when the bubble burst.

Los Angeles’ Highland Park led the country in hotness, with a huge 2012 jump in both home sales and price. And sure enough, Livermore wasn’t far behind, clocking in at number five.

Looks like it’s time for a Bay Area road trip?

Check out which other neighborhoods made the list across the country: