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The Northgate Area-  Comprised of many neighborhoods with a lot of homes. Located in East Walnut Creek, most of the homes were built in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's and have long been popular for their traditional style single and two story floorplans. 

New Northgate- Some of the newer constructed Walnut Creek homes are located in the Northgate Area. Subdivisions like Rancho Paraiso were built throughout the 90's by Herald Smith Construction. 

The Woodlands- Once nothing but farmland and walnut groves. This all changed in 1961 and 1962 when several developers, including Leadership, MacKay and Hofman, were the first to break ground and build the Woodlands.

Lake Lakewood Area- It's always a surprise to anyone who doesn't know, that there's a lake in Walnut Creek. Lake Lakewood was man made and has a lot of history. Most of the home development in Lakewood began in the 1930's when it was expected that the opening of the Caldecott Tunnel would increase demand for homes in Walnut Creek.

Crystyl Ranch- Crystyl Ranch is a beautiful neighborhood nestled in the Mt. Diablo foothills of Concord, Ca. Located between Walnut Creek and Clayton, homes in Crystyl Ranch are close in proximity to parks, shopping, dining, entertainment, schools and just about the best the East Bay has to offer.

Elderwood Glen- Elderwood Glen is a subdivision located in Martinez, Ca. There are 55-60 homes, homes range from 3-5 bedrooms and are known for their spacious rooms. Elderwood Glen is also centrally located to downtown Martinez, downtown Pleasant Hill, Concord, Lafayette and Walnut Creek. 

Chateau Ridge- Chateau Ridge is a wonderful neighborhood settled in the foothills of Martinez, Ca. The neighborhood has a private setting with most of the homes backing to the open space and green belt. 

Valley High- These beautiful homes were built by the well know builder, Davidon Homes.  There are many home models to choose from, ranging from single stories to split level homes. The 3-4 bedroom homes have luxury features including skylit entry halls, vaulted ceilings, wet bars, woodburning fireplaces and spacious Master suites.

Alamo, CA- Alamo, CA is an unincorporated community with high demand real estate. It is located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, nestled between Walnut Creek and Danville. The average home price in Alamo is $1.1 million in comparison to the average home price in the state of California at $347,000.

Tuesday
Jul092013

Bay Area home prices reaching record highs!

This month, we have noticed Bay Area home prices reaching record highs that we have not seen in over six years. According to CAR.org, “California home values hit a high that have not been seen since 1980.”   (http://www.car.org/newsstand/newsreleases/2013releases/homepricerecords).   For example, the average price of a single-family home passed $417,000 last month. This is up 32% from June 2012.  Needless to say it is currently a strong seller’s market!

Now is a great time to buy or sell so be sure to call me at 925.330.3878 or email me at stevepoirier@pacbel.net to discuss your options in today's changing Real Estate market!

Sunday
Apr212013

Short housing inventory in California leads to record sales prices!

Due to the shortage of available housing in California, and in many other states, prices are soaring upward at record paces!  Depending on the area and price range, some properties are gaining up to 10% value gains in 30 days...The past few months have shown us a Strong Sellers Market.  Recently the market has settled to more of a steady flat sellers market.  We are still in a sellers market but pricing is stable at the moment.  This summer should produce a little bit more inventory but don't expect much...So if you find a home you can't live without, decide quickly and move on it.  If you wait and ponder it to long another buyer will surely snap it up!  Now is a great time to buy or sell so be sure to call or email me to discuss your options in today's changing Real Estate market.  Cell 925.330.3878 Email stevepoirier@pacbel.net 

Thursday
Sep272012

Real Estate Market Heading Up

Wow, things are looking good for homeowners right now. The housing market is seeing a spike in housing prices nationwide, especially in California. 

Why? Answer: Classic shortage of inventory. This drives prices up because currently there are more buyers than houses to buy. This causes an increase in price. If you are thinking of selling now is the time to give me a call and find out the value of your home.

I can be reached at (925)330-3878

Thursday
May052011

Walnut Creek Real Estate Market Updates

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Sunday
Apr242011

Walnut Creek House Hunt: 1855 Poplar Drive

Spring is in the air and that means allergies for me. I managed to get through this video without sneezing.

This home is one of the freshest and most modern properties I've seen in a long time, with its hardwood floors, large kitchen, crown moldings and a wonderful office up a circular staircase in the master bedroom overlooking the gardens in the back yard.

In this four-bedroom, two-bath home, both bathrooms have been completely updated and appear brand new. The brightness really shows in the bedrooms, which all have ceiling fans and freshly painted walls with some amazing colors.

For more information about this home, contact Melanie Peterson-Katz: 925-765-4444 ormpeterson@empirera.com.

Sunday
Apr242011

Walnut Creek House Hunt: 2483 Lariat Lane

The sun was still out when we made it over to 2483 Lariat Lane. We met with the listing agent Mary Anne LaHaye to give us a private showing.

This home is minutes away from downtown Walnut Creek, Alamo or Danville. It is also close to the freeway, public transportation, ride share, shopping, trails, community pool, tennis courts, parks and top-rated Alamo schools (which are part of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District). 

This home is also located in a highly sought after neighborhood called Livorna Estates and is an entertainers delight.

For more information about this property or for a private showing please contact Mary Ann LaHaye: 925-899-3900 orMaryAnne@LaHayeTeam.com

Friday
Apr012011

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Tuesday
Mar292011

Walnut Creek House Hunt: 1333 Ptarmigan Drive

Melanie Peterson-Katz has a listing at 1333 Ptarmigan Drive, No. 7, which has just been listed. This was featured on Patch a few weeks ago, it's a two-bedroom, two-bath co-op  with 1,162 square feet of living space in the Rossmoor Retirement Community. 

A co-op is like a condominium but instead of buying just the unit, you are buying into a share of the building itself.  When someone purchases a condo, they are simply buying the airspace between the walls. As for a co-op, you are buying shares into a resident-owned and managed building. It's a group effort, like buying into a corporation.

The home shows really well and professional stager Judi Haile, who got called in to update the home, showed us what she did in order to transform the outdated into something extra buyer friendly. The fresh paint and carpet will give a seller the biggest bang for their buck. The kitchen looks amazing and was quite impressive when I took a look at the before photos.

They both put it in beautiful condition and the home is simply ready to move in.