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House of the Day

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Brendan Moran is a broker associate with The Simply Bay Area Team at Keller WilliamsRealty. Neither he nor any company he’s affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. The source of information is Contra Costa Association of Realtors MLS. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Think the market is cooling down? Not so fast. Here’s a stunner in Lafayette’s Happy Valley that just sold for $400,000 over the listing price.

This five bed, four bath home closed last month for $2,500,000. Marketed as an amazing 3.5 acre property with an orchard below, it was on the market for 14 days.

Address: 3913 Happy Valley Rd, Lafayette, CA
List Price: $2,100,000
Sold Price: $2,500,000
Days on Market: 14
Close of escrow: 10/20/16

Listing courtesy of Ann Ward, Village Associates Real Estate

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Progress on Towne Center Condominiums in Lafayette

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Towne Center, Lafayette

Check out the progress on the Towne Center condominiums in Lafayette right behind BART. These condominiums broke ground last year and have sprouted an “e”, previously they were known as “Town Center”. I wondered if they considered changing Center to Centre.

Check out the floor plans here. When I dropped by their sales office last month a one bedroom was going in the 700s, 2br in the 800s, 3br 1.5M with a $400+ monthly maintenance fee. If you don’t hear BART this will be a GREAT location to be.

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It Sold for What?!

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Brendan Moran is a broker associate with The Moran Group at Keller Williams Realty. Neither he nor any company he’s affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. The source of information is Contra Costa Association of Realtors MLS. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

We usually like to show you homes that sold for less than what the seller was asking. It’s a good way to show that even in a tough market, there are still deals out there.

This is not one of those homes.

This four bed, two-and- a-half bath Hacienda style home in the Lakewood neighborhood area of Walnut Creek sold for $225,000 over the list price and an all cash price of $1,375,000. Marketed as a gardener’s paradise, this listing lasted nine days on the market.

Address: 1030 Homestead Avenue, Walnut Creek
List Price: $1,150,000
Sold Price: $1,375,000
Days on Market: 9
Close of escrow: 7/15/16

Listing courtesy of Jackie Griffin, BHHS Drysdale Properties

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House of the Day

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Brendan Moran is a broker associate with The Moran Group at Keller Williams Realty. Neither he nor any company he’s affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. The source of information is Contra Costa Association of Realtors MLS. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

This Stonegate stunner in Alamo sold for $200,000 over the list price of $2,500,000 without ever having to hit the market. Five bedrooms, four and half baths and 4860 sq ft on a mostly flat acre lot. It’s tough not to fall in love with a kitchen like that. Plus, the home has a library, pool and backs to the open space.

Address: 230 Dorchester Lane, Alamo
List Price: $2,500,000
Sold Price: $2,700,000
Days on Market: 0
Close of escrow: 6/03/16

Listing courtesy of Andrea Scott, Alain Pinel Realtors

Real Estate

It Sold for What?!

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Brendan Moran is a broker associate with The Moran Group at Keller Williams Realty. Neither he nor any company he’s affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. The source of information is Contra Costa Association of Realtors MLS. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

We usually like to show you homes that sold for less than what the seller was asking. It’s a good way to show that even in a tough market, there are still deals out there.

This is not one of those homes.

Address: 839 Avalon Ave, Lafayette
List Price: $998,000
Sold Price: $1,310,000
Days on Market: 10
Close of escrow: 5/17/16

This three bed, two bath home rancher tucked off School Street near downtown Lafayette sold for more than $300,000 over the list price. It was the first time on the market in 63 years for the 1548 sq ft home with a charming cottage feel (and only a 10,282 sq ft lot). As they say in real estate, location is everything!

Listing courtesy of Leslie Mills and Debra E. Smith, Coldwell Banker.

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Kitchen of the Day

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Last month the Lafayette Juniors presented their annual kitchen tour to raise money for several charities and I have been highlighting some of the kitchens on the tour. This kitchen is located in the Hidden Oaks neighborhood of Lafayette and in addition to beautiful indoor spaces, features an incredible Cape Cod-esque outdoor patio and dining area as well as pool and hot tub. There is even a putting green! With trees providing plenty of shade this would be the perfect spot to enjoy a lobster roll while relaxing with friends and family.

From the Lafayette Juniors description:

The classic Cape Cod style home reflects the homeowners’ taste for Americana and love of the Fourth of July. Upon entering the kitchen one finds a wall display of a family American flag that was acquired by a great uncle who fought in World War II. The crisp white trim and moldings are complemented by sea-blue wall colors and Americana décor. This kitchen features a stunning deep blue wood painted kitchen island with striking white Carrara marble countertops. The white ceramic tile backsplash adds a subtle shine and contrast of textures. What the homeowners love most about this kitchen is the happy memories it evokes of past celebrations and the opportunity to create new memories with friends and family.

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Photos of the pool and putting green after the jump… Continue Reading