What’s New? A new National Association of Realtors report shows that only 4% of all homebuyers visited open houses as their first step in the purchase process. 5% of buyers over 65 used an open house as their first step, but only 2% of buyers between 18 and 24 did the same — suggesting the practice may have less appeal to future generations of buyers. (INMAN)
What’s New? California's $3 trillion economy ranks it as the 5th largest economy in the world - ahead of the UK - if it were a country......it's Central Valley is one of the most productive agricultural regions on Earth, growing over 50% of the country's fruits, vegetables, and nuts.
What’s New? The S&P 500 has delivered a compounded return of nearly 18% a year since March 2009. (CNBC)
What’s New? During 2019 mortgage and unemployment rates were both below 4%, the first time this has happened in the post-World War II era. (Corelogic)(Housingwire)
What’s New? Hiring in the USA jumped in November to its highest level since January as employers shrugged off global trade conflicts and added 266,000 jobs. The unemployment rate declined to 3.5% from 3.6% in October, matching a half-century low. And wages rose a solid 3.1% in November compared with a year earlier. The average compensation for CEOs of the 350 largest U.S. firms was $14 million in 2018, up 9.9% from $12.7 million in 2017 and up 29.4% since the recovery began in 2009. The median household wage is up from $57,010 in 2009 to $63,179 in 2018, a 10.8% increase.
Have a safe and happy New Year
410 Pine Ridge Drive, San Ramon, CA 94582
5 Bed | 3+ Bath | $3,275,000 | Compass Listing
Coming Soon...Westside Danville contemporary with stunning Mt. Diablo views! High ceilings, hardwood floors, oversized windows, beautifully redesigned to bring the outside in! Pool and a detatched pool house with full bath, bedroom, living and family rooms. Fantastic location to downtown Danville's many restaurants, shops, farmer's market, and Iron Horse Trail. Be the first to see this incredible residence. Call me for a private "pre-market" tour.
1291 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA 94526
4 Bed | 2 Bath | $988,000 | Compass Listing
Stunningly remodeled Westside Alamo single-story dream home. True chef’s kitchen features quartz countertops, white cabinets, and KitchenAid appliances including refrigerator, five-burner gas cooktop, double ovens, and wine refrigerator. Don’t forget the large pantry and plantation shutters. Elegant master bathroom features tile faux-wood flooring, white cabinets with marble countertops, tile backsplash, custom mirror, large shower with dual shower heads and bench seat. Backyard oasis is an entertainer’s paradise with covered patio, huge lawn area, and gas fire pit. RV/boat access.
3136 Lippizaner Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
3 Bed | 2 Bath | $950,000 | Compass Listing
Mediterranean architecture in the Bridges. The kitchen, casual dining area, and family room form the heart of the home. All rooms are built and finished in an impressive scale. There are multiple access points to the several outdoor entertaining areas. The kitchen features a a 6-burner Viking Professional cooktop topped by a Broan hood, a double door built-in SubZero refrigerator, double Viking ovens, and a butler’s pantry with built-in wine fridge. Crown molding and elegant baseboards are found in most rooms. The Master Suite features a bathroom with a large tub, heated tile flooring, closets with built-ins, and a large vanity and dressing area. Flex space with separate entrance and full bath.
2015 Leeward Lane, Newport Beach, CA 92660
5 Bed | 6.5 Bath | $5,365,000 | Compass Listing
Spacious, open-concept design with 4,107 square feet of extraordinary detail and workmanship. This luxurious lodge-style retreat overlooks the pristine turquoise waters of Rubicon Bay with panoramic lake views. Forest service land below allows for unobstructed scenery. Features 4 bedrooms (includes 2 master suites), 3.5 baths with natural stone, 2-car garage and a bonus 700 +/- square foot recreation room with separate entry. Tranquil viewing spots with 3 decks, private balconies, and landscaped grounds.
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