JUST LISTED: 1309 Roselinda Ct.

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New home just listed for sale in Brentwood.  4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bathrooms, Original model home with wood floors, plantation shutters throughout, One bedroom and bathroom downstairs, two lofts, upstairs laundry room with sink, located on a court….Must see!  

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THE PINTEREST FRAUD

So I love Pinterest….BUT

I’m pretty sure it is responsible for many marriages ending in divorce….

and mine might be next!

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What kind of people can actually “DO IT YOURSELF ?”  Is it really DIY ?

If my husband comes home from work again and I say to him “look what I found on Pinterest today”, I might have to look for a new place to live.  I have to say I have found many clever crafts on Pinterest and I have made some amazing meals that my family loves.  The problem is my percentage of good to bad is really low, and getting lower.  I have two really bad Pinterest finds and the second one might make my husband divorce me.

It started small.  I went grocery shopping and made purchased the food to put together a month of crock pot meals.  I worked all day and made the meals just like I found on Pinterest and it was totally awesome.  I won’t have to cook late at night, I will come home in the afternoon and the house will smell wonderful.  Everything was wonderful until we sat down to eat them and they were all really bad, so bad I had to make a second dinner for the family.  I have learned that my family is obviously very picky about the food we should stick to the food we are used to.

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Then I decided to get crafty.  When remodeling my daughters bedroom she wanted something different and cool so obviously we went on Pinterest for ideas.  We saw several ideas that we loved and we decided on an EASY project.  Well, it looked like an easy project.  Half way through the project I found out the truth…. it was not a DIY project at all.  What kind of person can “Do It Yourself ?”   I thought we would get some old wood pallets paint them white and stack them to make an elevated bed and L-shaped coach.  In my head it looks really cool and super easy.  What it didn’t say on the website was:

  1. Not all pallets are the same size and shape   What?  How was I supposed to know that?
  2. You have to sand the pallets before you paint them.  That was not a step I planned in my head.
  3. You have to use a paint sprayer to get the paint inside the holes of the pallet.

I went from throwing some paint on some pallets and stacking them against the wall to needing my husband to cut, sand, and paint the pallets…… see how the divorce scenario came to play?  It is still an awesome idea….. just not the DIY project I thought it was.  (I will have to share pictures when it is done, only half way finished at this point)

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P.S.  I know several people who have made the crock pot meals and they loved them….I also know that many projects are actually DIY, but some should be labeled Do IT With A Team Of Experts.

PLEASE SHARE YOUR PINTEREST SUCCESS AND DISASTER STORIES OR PICTURES

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OCTOBER 2013 DISCOVERY BAY AND BRENTWOOD HOME SALE NUMBERS

The October 2013 Numbers Discovery Bay and Brentwood Homes For Sale
Discovery Bay and Brentwood Homes for Sale have seen steady price improvement month to month as well as year to yearas inventory levels remainlow.The Numbers This MonthDISCOVERY BAY, CA47 Homes are currently pending15 Homes have sold September 1- October 31, 2013

93 Homes are currently available

BRENTWOOD, CA

159 Homes are currently pending

13Homes that have sold September 1 – October 31, 2013

135 Homes are currently available for sale

This Months Most Expensive
The most expensive of all Discovery Bay, CA Homes for sale this month is listed at $1,199,000 and includes 4 bedrooms, 2.5bath and has 2,700 sqft. I toured this home last week and what impressed me the most was the view. This home is on the water and also has a pool in the U-dock.(schedule a showing).

This Months Least Expensive
The least expensive of all Discovery Bay, CA homes for sale came in at $229,000 and would be a great home for a first time homebuyer or an investor looking for a rental property with positive cash flow. It has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with 1,608 sqft and is a condo on the water(schedule a showing).

This Months Must See
There were some great Discovery Bay and Brentwood Homes for Sale to consider for this months ‘Must See home tour.
A home listed on Wayfarer Drive listed at$499,888 is this months winner. It is a custom home located on the Discovery Bay Golf Course with amazing views. The home has been completly upgraded throughout and is move in ready.(schedule a showing).

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Below are highlight properties for The October 2013 Numbers Discovery Bay and Brentwood Homes For Sale. See more at the full report:
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Status: Active
5650 Edgeview
$590000
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS [ 3 FULL ]
Listing Courtesy of: Intero Real Estate

Status: Active
4700 Discovery Point
$789000
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS [ 2 FULL ]
Listing Courtesy of: Intero Real Estate

Status: Make an Offer
5671 Starboard Dr.
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS [ 4 FULL ]

Status: Pending
2454 San Simeon Ct
$399000
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS [ 2 FULL, 1 HALF ]
Listing Courtesy of: Intero Real Estate

Status: Just Sold
5551 Arcadia Circle
$417000
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS [ 3 FULL ]
Listing Courtesy of: Intero Real Estate

Status: Just Sold
2414 Santa Cruz
$390000
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS [ 2 FULL, 1 HALF ]
Listing Courtesy of: Intero Real Estate

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Information valid as of October 30, 2013. Please contact us for the most current information and status of these properties.

KID ROCK’S MALIBU HOME IS FOR SALE…..ANY BUYERS?

Rock singer Kid Rock is selling his 5 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom, 8,305sqft Balinese-style mansion in Malibu.

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28830 Bison Ct.

$13,450,000

5 Bedrooms

5 Full Bathrooms

Built in 2002

8,305 sqft

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The private oasis features the quintessential California fusion of seamless indoor/outdoor living, and an enormous open kitchen and dining room.  A tropical sanctuary located on idyllic Point Dume, a private/gated custom designed home with beautiful executed details throughout.  A charming guest house overlooks the pool with shower.  Riviera 3 Beach key

Awesome Pool and guest house

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Huge Kitchen and Dining room

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 Master Bedroom and Bathroom

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 Large sitting area and

Bedrooms with full length sliding windows/doors

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 For more information Contact

Kari Cross

Intero Real Estate

925-584-1640

kcross@interodb.com

BUYERS AND SELLERS WANTED! 2nd ANNUAL HOME TOUR

The home tour has something for everyone……..but, if you are thinking about buying or selling a home make sure you call to see how you can participate in this years Home Tour.

The Home Tour is a day of fun, FREE activities for the whole family

Saturday September 15

Home Tour 11:00-3:30

Concert at the maria 4:00-7:00

Lions Club Motorcycle Run and Car Show

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Showcasing Discovery Bay homes and lifestyle the Home Tour starts at the Yacht Club with music, food, fun and prizes.  Tour all that Discovery Bay has to offer with homes on the water, on the golf course, as well as gated and non-gated homes.

SELLERS:  If you are thinking about selling your home, call now to get your home on the market and included in this years home tour…..you don’t want to miss out on the added exposure the home tour offers!

BUYERS:  Make an appointment today to get a sneak peek of this years homes for sale and help to find exactly what you are looking for!

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ROLLING OUT THE RED CARPET

The town of Discovery Bay is having an event for both local residents as well as people who might not be that familiar with Discovery Bay.  This will be a “must attend” event you won’t want to miss!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th – BE IN DISCOVERY BAY!

The day will start off with A GIANT OPEN HOUSE (The Discovery Bay Home Tour) with a chance to win a flat screen TV, a trip to Napa and more.  Along with the home tour you can also enjoy a FREE concert, a car show, and a motorcycle run, and Boardwalk day.

Discovery Bay Home Tour:   The 2nd annual Discovery Bay Home Tour will start and finish at the Boardwalk Grill Marina parking lot and will have a variety of open homes to tour throughout the community – on deep water, lakes, and in the Country Club.  The tour opens at 11am and will stay open until 3:30pm.  Start at the Discovery Bay Marina, enjoy some music activities for the whole family, get your map of the homes and then see the homes currently available in every part of Discovery Bay.  Make sure you enter to win some of the great prizes up for grab!

Free Concert by the Bay!   The Discovery Bay Lions Club will be hosting another great free concert at the end of the YachtHarbor. Bring your lawn chairs and grab your spot early for this popular evening, featuring three hours of great live music and fun for the entire family. The free concert starts at 4:30 PM. Food, beer and wine will be available, with 100% of proceeds going directly back into our community where it is needed most.

 Car Show at the Marina!   The Discovery Bay Lions annual car show is a popular event, and is open to all makes and models of cars and trucks. This show is getting larger and receiving more attention every year. Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show (selected by the Show committee), Hottest Hot Rod (selected by the ECC Fire Department), and Most Likely to Get A Ticket (selected by the Sheriff’s Department). The show runs 10am – 3:30pm.

 Motorcycle Poker Run:    The annual DB Lions Motorcycle Poker Run will start from the Boardwalk Grill, then make a few quick stops heading into the Sierra Foothills. Breakfast and lunch is included in the registration fee.

 Marina Boardwalk Day!: The Discovery Bay Marina Boardwalk will host a new line-up of local artists and vendors, along with wine tasting and new things to see and do, at this month’s Boardwalk Day. Boardwalk merchants will feature some spectacular sidewalk specials.

Don’t miss this one day only event that has something for everyone! 

Over 25 vendors, food, music, jumpy houses for the kids. 

Bring your family and friends to this FREE event

…and you might be the one that walks away with some great prizes!

THE NEW TREND……LOW INVENTORY, RISING PRICES AND BIDDING WARS

The housing recovery is well under way, although the peak summer sales season seems to be fading. A report last week showed an overall drop in inventory at the national level, which has contributed to rising prices in several markets across the country.
 
The lack of inventory is actually creating a housing boom-like feel for those buyers at the lower end of the market. This is because the low inventory can’t keep up with demand, and therefore is creating multiple-bid situations, which are driving up prices.
 
Oakland, Calif., led the nation with the largest decline in inventory, which was down 59.3% from last year. Other cities that had at least a 40% decline in listings from a year ago were Riverside-San Bernardino, Stockton, San Francisco, San Jose, Bakersfield and Fresno – all in California – and Seattle.
 
What do you do as a buyer who’s up against multiple bids for every home you’re interested in buying? There are five rules of the road here:
 
1. Make your offer as solid as possible. If you know that your offer will be up against others, make things as simple as possible.  Try to write an offer with all the standard fees paid or even better.

2.  Get prequalified for a loan. Sellers will be more interested in talking to buyers they know will pull through with a loan. Show them by visiting a lender or mortgage professional before you start house hunting. Get prequalified for a loan and your offer will be much stronger.
 
3.  Have as much downpayment and closing cash as you can. This is common sense, but worth noting. A higher downpayment these days will get you a much better loan and also will likely put you at the front of the bidding line above buyers with less cash on hand.
 
4.  Be patient. You may not get the first house you fight for. It’s OK. Inventory may be tight, but there is a whole population of sellers out there who’ve been waiting to sell. They’re watching the market and will come around, creating more homes to choose from.

5.  Choose the right Realtor. Make sure your Realtor who’s helped buyers buy homes in the area in recent months.  The real estate market is always changing and Realtors can help you to understand the market in your area. 

If you have any questions, please let me know.

COUNT ON CROSS…..for all your Real Estate needs!

kcross@interodb.com