907 Buchanan St, Albany, CA 94706

$1,149,000 | 3 Beds | 3 Baths | 1,559 SqFt

Welcome home! Charming two story located in the heart of Albany! This 3 bedroom, 3 full bath home was re-built from the ground up approximately 10 years ago. Efficient floor plan with an open living room and dining area plus the master suite, are all on the main level. Additionally, there are two bedrooms upstairs with a “Jack and Jill” bath in between. Inviting kitchen with lots of counter space, cabinetry and natural light. Loft area on the second floor allows for a home office or study area. Oversized detached one-car garage provides extra storage space as well. Views of hills and city lights. Close to schools, shopping, dining and minutes from BART, commute access, Albany Beach and Golden Gate Fields.



447 Pine Ridge Dr, San Ramon, CA 94582

$670,000 | 2 beds | 2.5 baths | 1,314 SqFt

Stunning, updated home checks all the boxes! Great location, close to San Ramon City Center (located in Bishop Ranch) with shopping, dining and movie theater, yet tucked away in a secure, gated community. Minutes away from parks, playgrounds, library, fitness/sport facilities. Close to top rated elementary, middle and high schools. Easy commute access to 680 and Bishop Ranch. Home shows like a model with newer floors in family room, kitchen, dining; freshly painted interior and updated lighting. Kitchen boasts granite and stainless steel appliances. Newer state-of-the-art WiFi controlled Lennox HVAC system and water heater. Community pool, tennis courts, walking paths are among some of the attractive amenities. Attached 1 car garage plus permitted outdoor parking spaces and large private patio that overlooks open space with views of trees and hills!



1315 Alma Ave, Unit 314, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

$438,888 | 1 bed | 1 bath | 681 SqFt

Premier downtown Walnut Creek location for this fabulous condo in the coveted Montecito! Enjoy the best of lifestyles Walnut Creek has to offer! Walk to everything; the best shopping and restaurants (Broadway Plaza), movie theatre, Lesher Center, Alma park, BART and more (walkability score of 85) while enjoying Concierge Service, secure under-ground assigned parking, fitness room/gym, Business Center, Conference Room, Club House with kitchen, outdoor courtyard and BBQ area, an assigned storage space, under-ground guest parking and a gorgeous park! This 3rd floor unit is one of the most popular floor plans and enjoys serene views off balcony of courtyard and gazebo. Open floor plan with spacious and bright living areas and great use of space. Kitchen with breakfast bar. Crown molding, granite counters, spacious bathroom with shower over tub. In-unit laundry with washer and dryer. Master bedroom with walk-in closet. Additional HOA amenities also include water, hot water, sewer and trash.



3491 Country Club Pl, Danville, CA 94506

$3,199,000 | 5 Beds | 5 Baths | 6,038 SqFt

Striking contemporary estate with awesome views! Views from inside and out to take in and enjoy! No expense was spared in creating this spacious property which provides for a lifestyle reserved for the select few. An easy, flowing floor plan with soaring ceilings and a delightful ambience. New carpeting and freshly painted as well! Beautiful designer front doors welcome you into this truly special home with class. Walls of glass permit lots of natural light to enhance this elegant home. Many quality amenities including a spacious kitchen, wine closet and a lavish master bedroom suite on the main floor with a retreat and its own laundry area. The grounds are expansive with an inviting sparkling pool and have a wonderful tropical feel. You will also enjoy the breathtaking views of Mount Diablo and the Tassajara Valley. Wonderful location in the heart of the Blackhawk Country Club community. Conveniently close to The Falls Clubhouse. Be sure not to miss this truly special opportunity!



810 El Quanito Dr, Danville, CA 94526

$1,594,999 | 4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,505 SqFt

Fantastic single level floor plan located in the popular Leander Hills neighborhood! Entertainer’s delight…FLAT 0.55/acre lot (approx.), open floor plan with living, dining and family rooms, updated kitchen, walk-in closets, sparkling pool & spa, 3-car garage. Room to expand, side RV access…this one is a must see! Close to downtown Danville, restaurants, shops, schools have services and commute access.



1971 Bayberry Ct, Tracy, CA 95376

$549,900 | 4 beds | 2.5 baths | 2,032 SqFt

Fabulous updated home with court location and owned solar! Resort style back yard is set up for entertaining! Sparkling pool with waterfalls (with an energy efficient variable speed pool pump) and a 12′ x 12′ Pergola with roll-down sun shades allows you to relax in comfort. The home has an easy, flowing floor plan with high ceilings and a delightful ambience. New LVP wood style flooring throughout downstairs, new carpeting upstairs and freshly painted interior as well. Kitchen has new cabinets with granite counters, new oven, new dishwasher, new garbage disposal and a nook. Family room is off the kitchen with an elegant marble gas fireplace. Bathrooms have new vanities with granite. Master bedroom is spacious, with vaulted ceilings, large bathroom and walk-in closet. Multiple ceiling fans throughout. Updated lights & fixtures. First floor was re-piped – no galvanized under the slab! Windows are equipped with 90%+/- solar screens. Oversized driveway for RV/boat.



2424 Kendree St, Antioch, CA 94509

$496,000 | 4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,105 SqFt

Move-in ready single story charmer! Close to shopping, dining, BART, commute access, Delta Fair Shopping Center and more! Very inviting and functional, open floor plan with good-sized bedrooms. Features include a living room with fireplace, an eat-in kitchen nook, hardwood floors, newer carpeting, corner lot, lots of natural light, cozy arbor and patio area. Close to parks and schools…this one is a must see!


Reasons To Maintain A Phone-free Bedroom

In this day and age, our smartphones have become just another limb, permanently fixed to our bodies. So, the idea of keeping phones out of the bedroom seems like such a foreign concept. However, here are 5 reasons you should give it a try!

Minimize temptation. Even if you think you have strong self-control, with your phone within arm’s length, you are much more tempted to play that additional game of solitaire or scroll Twitter for just another 15 minutes. This results in staying up later and later, which can readjust your internal clock, making it harder to fall asleep.

Ease your brain. Whether you’re scrolling social media, texting your significant other, replying to emails, or skimming the news, you are using and stimulating your brain. When you finally do put down the phone, your brain is still on overdrive. Try reading a book, meditating, or doing yoga instead to put your brain in a relaxed state.

Lessen disturbed sleep. One of the most common phone activities before bed is checking social media, however, a study published in the journal of Sleep1 found that using social media within 30 minutes of going to bed has been independently associated with disturbed sleep.

Limit LED screens in bed. Blue-light emitting devices, such as phones, can trick your brain into thinking it’s still daytime, slowing the production of melatonin which helps regulate sleep.

Reduce disruptions to your sleep. With your phone out of the bedroom, you eliminate the chances of that ding or buzz waking you in the middle of the night and disrupting your important REM sleep.

Value-boosting Renovations For Your Home

Buying a home is likely one of the largest purchases you will make in your lifetime. So why not maintain and grow that investment so if or when you decide to sell, you can reap maximum return? Below are a few value-boosting ideas to get you started.

Change your color scheme. Never overlook what a fresh coat of paint can do for a home, plus it’s one of the most cost-effective ways to give it a whole new look and feel before putting it on the market. You can commit to doing the job yourself or splurge just a little bit more to hire a professional.

Update your landscaping. Curb appeal is incredibly important in capturing potential buyers’ attention, so investing in your landscaping should be at the top of your list. On top of regular fertilizing and weed control consider planting a variety of plants against the house or along your driveway, mixing heights and colors. Add a focal point by creating a stone walkway or installing fountains or trellis.

Give your kitchen a facelift. To give your kitchen a more modern feel, you don’t always have to shell out the big bucks. Start by switching out your main light fixtures and sanding and repainting existing cabinets. Add a unique, eye-catching backsplash or, if you’re ready to spend a bit more, replace the countertops with granite or marble.

Increase energy efficiency. Updating your home to save energy makes it more appealing to buyers in today’s market. Use CFL light bulbs in all light fixtures, install a programmable thermostat, and find and seal cracks and leaks.

Why You Need To Work With A Buyer’s Agent

The home buying process can be exciting and fun, but also complicated, stressful, and overwhelming. Maximize your chance of success and minimize the amount of time spent trying to keep track of all the details by working with a buyer’s agent. There is a plethora of benefits to using a buyer’s agent, and here are the top four!

They can find the right properties for you. When starting your search, generally you will already have a list of must-haves and nice-to-haves for your new home. Your buyer’s agent will have access to extensive search resources and all the new listings hitting the market, so they can ensure you are looking at homes that meet most, if not all, of your criteria.

They know the background. Experienced buyer’s agents have a breadth of knowledge on different neighborhoods in the area. They can let you know what similar homes in the area have recently sold for, if there are any new commercial projects on the horizon, what the nearby schools have to offer, and more.

They are in your corner during negotiations. A buyer’s agent is your advocate when it comes time to put in an offer and negotiate. They have your best interest in mind, understand what you are looking for, and can help you get the best price and terms for the home.

They provide trusted recommendations. Buyer’s agents that have been in the business for several years have likely built strong relationships with professionals in other parts of the industry. Turn to your agent when you are ready to find a home inspector, moving company, lender, and more.