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Diablo Valley & Lamorinda Real Estate Market Home Value Appreciation Continues in early 2017

As illustrated in the charts below, the Diablo Valley and Lamorinda homes market, with one significant exception, has seen median sales prices and average dollar per square foot values continue to increase in 2017. One caveat: One should not make too much of relatively short-term changes until substantiated over the longer term. Short-term values can […]

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What Costs How Much Where in Diablo Valley & Lamorinda & Other Angles on Its Current Real Estate Market

Where to Look to Buy for the Price You Want to Pay The area market for houses under $1,000,000 is utterly dominated by 3 cities, while the condo market is dominated by Walnut Creek, most specifically its gated, active-senior, Rossmoor community. Moving into higher price ranges brings other cities into the picture, and in the […]

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Real Estate Cycles, Interest Rates & City Appreciation Trends

  The first chart below is a simplified graph based on the Case-Shiller Home Price Index illustrating percentage increases and  decreases in prices for Bay Area houses in the higher-price tier. The markets in Lamorinda/Diablo Valley, north-central San Francisco, southern Marin and central-south San Mateo are generally dominated by high-price-tier home sales. All the short-term […]

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