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House Deal 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.

Address: 4045 Arbolado Drive, Walnut Creek
List Price: $1,550,000
Sold Price: $1,460,000
Days on Market: 8
Close of escrow: 4/22/16

This four bed, two and a half bath home in the Rancho Pariaso neighborhood of Walnut Creek was snapped up after a week on the market for almost $100,000 less than the list price. The lucky buyers get sweeping views of Walnut Creek, a chefs kitchen and a fantastic backyard with a pebble-tek pool. Just in time for summer!

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

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Kitchen of the Day

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Every year the Lafayette Juniors offer a kitchen tour featuring several magnificent kitchens and homes in Lafayette to raise money for several non profit organizations and this year the beneficiaries are: Youth Homes, Diablo Ballet’s PEEK Outreach Program, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, and Lamorinda Spirit Van. Find out more about these organizations here.

This Happy Valley kitchen and home has been featured in photo shoots for catalogs and local designers and has a serene, peaceful feel throughout. One of my favorite pieces is the lighting over the dining room table (see below). How cool is that?! As you can see in the photos after the jump, the kitchen boasts two full-sized sinks in the kitchen and plenty of counter space for prepping meals. Right outside is a beautiful looking pool and patio area surrounded by lush gardens which looks like the perfect place to relax and hang out with friends and family!

From the Lafayette Juniors description:

The updated classic home boasts a light, airy and open space that serves as a backdrop for many photo shoots for catalogs and local designers. As is appropriate to the transitional style of the home, the homeowner has mixed modern and traditional by using reclaimed wood floors, stainless steel materials, and industrial lighting. The tasteful kitchen features two honed Calacatta marble countertops, one with a prep sink and wine fridge. Three elegant pendant lights illuminate the center island and echo the nickel faucets. The dining area offers views of the pool and well-tended garden that boasts white flowers throughout. Thoughtful details are evident in all areas of the home and kitchen, including the kitchen millwork and the coordinating fridge and oven handles. The homeowner created a serene space where friends and family are encouraged to unwind.

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Photos of the pool, patio and more after the jump… Continue Reading

Real Estate

House Deal of the Day

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Brendan Moran is a real estate broker with Moran Real Estate Group and a partner with Executive Brokers. 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.

Address: 2070 Pebble Drive, Alamo
List Price: $1,725,000
Sold Price: $1,475,000
Days on Market: 164
Close of escrow: 2/23/16

This five bed, three and a half bath home just south of Stone Valley Road in Alamo took a little time but finally sold for $250,000 less than the list price. It has a half-acre lot, gourmet kitchen, lots of deck space and it’s at the end of a court. Oh yeah, and a three car garage.

Listing courtesy of Danielle Cranston, J. Rockcliff Realtors.

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Progress on The Arroyo Residences in Walnut Creek

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1250 Arroyo Way, Walnut Creek

The Arroyo Residences apartment complex is almost finished in Walnut Creek and has begun accepting pre-leasing applications. Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments will be available on 6 floors. Check out their floor plans here. Among the amenities there will be a pool, spa, “cedar-lined dry sauna”, fire pits, a zen garden and more. Check out all the amenities here.

Real Estate

House Deal of the Day

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Brendan Moran is a real estate broker with Moran Real Estate Group and a partner with Executive Brokers. 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.

Address: 699 Rock Oak Road, Walnut Creek
List Price: $899,000
Sold Price: $850,000
Days on market: 5
Close of escrow: 2/26/16

This four bed, two and a half bath rancher in the Woodlands neighborhood of Walnut Creek lasted a whopping 5 days before being snatched up by an all cash buyer for more than $40,000 under the list price. Sure, it could stand a little updating, but this home is in an impeccable spot on Rock Oak Road, a quiet street the dead-ends at Lime Ridge Open Space. Homes in the Woodlands are selling well into the $900,000 range, making this one a great deal.

Listing courtesy of Marc Graves, Courtyard Realty.

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Agora at South Main Apartments Opening in Spring in Downtown Walnut Creek

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1500 Newell Ave, Walnut Creek

Last year we saw the progress of The Village condo/retail complex at the corner of S. Main St. and Newell Ave. in downtown Walnut Creek (where the White Building used to be) and now it’s called Agora at South Main and looks to be apartments rather than condominiums. Check out their floor plans here and apartment features and amenities here. Interestingly, some apartments will have private rooftop decks. As noted previously, this is the same complex where Starbucks will soon be opening, as well as California Pizza Kitchen.

For their website:

Agora at South Main offers life without compromise. Located in the bustling center of Walnut Creek, we pride ourselves on our spacious apartment homes with high-end finishes and thoughtful amenities. Agora at South Main is a contemporary mixed-use building, with 35,000 square feet of shopping and dining at the street level and luxurious apartment living above, complete with fitness center, large sundeck with pool and spa, clubhouse with double-sided fireplace and full kitchen, and more. Here, the fast-growing community is within reach, and your every need is thoughtfully addressed.

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Townhome Deal of the Day

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Brendan Moran is a real estate broker with Moran Real Estate Group and a partner with Executive Brokers. 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.

Address1438 Camino Peral, Moraga
List Price: $649,000
Sold Price: $660,000
Days on Market: 4
Close of escrow: 1/15/16

This three bed, two bath town home in the Casitas de Moraga complex near Moraga Commons lasted four whole days before being snatched up by a cash buyer for $660,000, $11,000 more than the asking price. And yes, that’s still a great deal. Town homes were selling in the $725,000 range on the same street just six months ago. Plus, there are no rental restrictions here, which means a savvy investor can get great rent from young families looking to get into the Moraga School District.

Listing courtesy of Jim Colhoun with BHG Mason McDuffie Real Estate.