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Episode #2: The 3-2-1 Interest Rate Buy Down

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7415 Sedgefield Ave, San Ramon, CA 94583

$1,375,000 | 4 BD | 3 BA | 2,030 SqFt

Prime location with beautiful curb appeal! This lovely home sits on an almost 9000 square foot lot, has no rear neighbors, and backs up to the San Ramon Golf Club. Features a bright floor plan with large windows to let in lots of natural light, new flooring throughout, updated baths, brick wood burning fireplace in the living room, and full bedroom & bath on the main level. The cozy den is located off kitchen, and has a slider that leads to the spacious, incredible backyard that has a storage shed, and new pavers, hardscape, & large grass area that is perfect for a children’s play area. Close to award winning schools, the Iron Horse Trail, and parks. Very quiet, yet close to the 680 freeway. Great home to make wonderful memories!

San Ramon Valley Real Estate Market Update – December 5, 2022 🏡🏡🏡

The inventory of homes has come down but the average days on market has gone up. Currently, this is a very balanced market in our area. 

Thought for Buyers: As we know, interest rates have come up since the beginning of the year, but we are seeing rates drop a bit over the past couple of weeks. Also, prices have come down making it more of a balanced market. This is a good time to buy. Not only can you get a home at a lower price but there are terms to consider in your offer like asking the seller to give you a credit to buy down your interest rate.

Thought for Sellers: The 4 most important thoughts for a seller right now is to 1) price your home correctly, 2) do inspections & seller disclosures before coming on the market, 3) have your home in “show ready” condition and 4) be open to creativity in regards to terms; maybe a credit to the buyers to buy their interest rate down or pay a years’ worth of HOA dues up front for them.

Watch this video to see the stats that reflect this within the current market in San Ramon, Dublin, Danville, Blackhawk & Alamo.

This week’s stats by city: 

San Ramon: 

– 51 ‘For Sale’ 

– 23 ‘Sale Pending’ 

– 8 ‘Sold’ 

– Average Days on Market: 35

– Average Sale vs List Price: 95% 


– 58 ‘For Sale’ 

– 28 ‘Sale Pending’ 

– 12 ‘Sold’ 

– Average Days on Market: 27

– Average Sale vs List Price: 99% 


– 70 ‘For Sale’ 

– 25 ‘Sale Pending’ 

– 4 ‘Sold’ 

– Average Days on Market: 48

– Average Sale vs List Price: 93% 


– 17 ‘For Sale’ 

– 7 ‘Sale Pending’ 

– 0 ‘Sold’ 

– Average Days on Market: N/A

– Average Sale vs List Price: N/A 


– 22 ‘For Sale’ 

– 12 ‘Sale Pending’ 

– 2 ‘Sold’ 

– Average Days on Market: 55

– Average Sale vs List Price: 92% 

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Photo of 2809 99th Ave,
Oakland, CA 94605

2809 99th Ave, Oakland, CA 94605

$680,000 | 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,221 SqFt

Beautiful fully renovated home that sits on a large lot in the quaint Oakland Hills neighborhood. Enjoy an all level living and an inviting open floor plan with a modern elegance. Easy access to all freeways, minutes from the Oakland Airport, Oakland Coliseum, and Oakland Zoo. Spacious area on the side of the house that would be perfect for RV/boat/trailer parking. The exterior has been freshly painted. New central heating and air .


8051 Crossridge Rd, Dublin, CA 94568

$1,649,000 | 5 BD | 2.5 BA | 2,487 SqFt

Start living your best life now! Welcome to the highly sought-after Dublin neighborhood of Willow Creek. Located on a cul-de-sac w/open space to the rear, this gorgeous home has been completely remodeled throughout. Enter the magnificent living room with vaulted ceilings, crown molding and hardwood flooring. Formal dining room off the living room w/an addition downstairs that can work as a guest room or media center, to suit your lifestyle! Kitchen overlooks the pool and features a large island, SS Viking appliances, farm sink, wine fridge, custom cabinets, gorgeous glass brick backsplash & porcelain countertops. Family room off the kitchen w/cozy fireplace. This home has been lovingly maintained and updated throughout. 5 bedrooms upstairs w/primary BR w/large walk-in cedar closet and ensuite bath w/over-sized shower w/barn door, double sinks, towel warmers, and sky light. Hall bath w/dbl sinks & shower over tub with custom glass brick tile. Hiking nearby. I580/680.



Photo of just sold property (6653 Spruce Ln)

Represented Buyer

6653 Spruce Ln, Dublin, CA 94568

$930,000 | 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,280 SqFt

Perfectly placed in the lovely Echo Park neighborhood, 6653 Spruce Lane’s timeless floor plan opens to a private backyard full of potential. Whether you’re looking for a convenient location near schools and shopping, a friendly community with a sweeping park or indoor-outdoor living space, this charming residence has it all! The spacious living room flows into an open-concept kitchen, family room and dining area, all of which feature hardwood flooring. Convene before the exposed brick fireplace, soak up the afternoon rays on the expansive patio that stretches just beyond the sliding glass doors or seek shade under the large pergola. Complete with a side yard and a large shed, this entirely-enclosed backyard is awaiting your finishing touch. A hall off of the main living spaces takes you to the three bedrooms and two full bathrooms one of which is located in the primary bedroom. A two-car garage and easy commutes via highways 680, 580 and BART are wonderful bonuses.


Photo of just sold property (1703 Monterey)

Represented Buyer

1703 Monterey Dr, Livermore, CA 94551

$555,000 | 2 BD | 1 BA | 850 SqFt

This Charming single level end unit is in an ideal location on a quiet street in a well-maintained community! This two bedroom, one bathroom townhome is neutral, has a well designed floorplan, and is filled with natural light. The kitchen is updated with quartz countertops and stainless appliances. The master is spacious. The second room is ideal as an office or bedroom. The living/family room is open and near the dining area which has partial views of rolling hills. The laundry is conveniently located inside; the stackable washer/dryer is included in the sale. The enclosed patio is the perfect place to enjoy a meal, has a storage shed, and a gate which leads to two assigned parking spaces. The community has a swimming pool, and is conveniently located near parks. This townhome is within minutes of 580, and a short drive to shops, restaurants, theater, a vibrant downtown, and wineries. Come see all this charming home has to offer!

Easy Ways to Make Your Bathroom Feel Larger Than it Really is

Designing and decorating a tiny bathroom can be a daunting task. Combining both style and function is a lot more challenging when you’re working with a small space. If your budget is tight, you might be tempted to just pour your resources and efforts into larger rooms in the home. But the bathroom should never be ignored – it’s a highly used space that plays a key role in the value of your home.

If you don’t want to rip down a wall in the bathroom in an effort to physically enlarge it, there are simple cosmetic tricks that you can employ to make it seem as though you’ve expanded the room. Here are a few easy and affordable ways to make a small space grow, at least visually anyway.

Let the Light Shine in 

Brining in as much natural light as possible in a small space like a bathroom is a fabulous way to make the room appear more open and larger than it really is. Whether it’s from a window or skylight, natural light has the ability to make a space warm and inviting.

If you aren’t blessed with large windows, and instead are stuck with a tiny port hole, light fixtures can go a long way to adding that bright open feeling you so desire. Layering the lighting so that there is both direct and indirect light can add depth and space to a small room. Having a main ceiling light, wall sconces on opposites walls, pot lights in the shower stall and lighting over the vanity mirror can all work harmoniously to open up the space in your bathroom.

Mirrors and More Mirrors

Thanks to their reflective property, mirrors have a magical way of making a small room seem larger and grander, and the bigger they are, the better. Instead of hanging a small mirror above your sink, install an oversized mirror that runs the length of the wall from the vanity to the ceiling.

If you’ve got a double sink, make sure to opt for one large mirror that reaches both ends of the vanity rather than hanging two separate mirrors. If possible, place mirrors across from a window or a bright light fixture in the room to make it visually seem like there are two windows in the same space.

Blend the Tile and Wall Color Together

Double the space in your tiny bathroom by making the tiles the same color as the walls. Having two different colors will do nothing but chop up the space, effectively cutting it in half – the total opposite effect you’re trying to achieve. Instead, blend the two surfaces together in the same hue to make the room look bigger and more spacious.

Take things a step further with the tiles and extend them as far up as the ceiling. It’s amazing how many builders automatically stop the shower stall tile a couple of inches away from the ceiling and then trim the edges. It probably takes less work and requires less money to tile all the way up to the ceiling, not to mention how much better it looks. Avoiding this unnecessary transition from tile to drywall will create less contrast, and therefore a more spacious feel to the room.

Paint the Ceiling and Walls the Same Color

Too many unnecessary transitions in a space will do nothing but break it up. While this might work for extra-large rooms, it doesn’t really work that well in a tight loo. Painting your ceiling and walls in the same color will create a unifying effect that will eliminate any borders and visually expand the space. This is especially true if the ceiling is angled or has low areas. Expand the vertical element of your bathroom and splash the same coat of paint on the walls and the ceiling.

Trade Shower Curtains for Clear Glass

A shower curtain or textured glass around the shower stall will do nothing more than make it seem as though there’s an extra wall in your bathroom. While this does provide privacy in the shower, it will just create a visual barrier inside the room. Instead, clear glass will open up the space, and add square footage in a room that desperately needs it.

Without having to rip down walls, you can make your bathroom look a lot larger with a few tricks of the eye. You don’t have to physically add square footage to visually enlarge a small space!