California housing affordability climbs in first-quarter 2019. 32% of California households could afford to purchase a median-priced home in the first quarter of 2019, up from 28% in fourth-quarter 2018. (California Association of Realtors)
Mortgages are roughly 12% cheaper today compared to a year ago. The average rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages has gone down to 4.07%, from the recent 4.10%. The loans in the survey come with an average 0.5 point. Mortgages are relatively cheap compared to last year at this time, when the benchmark rate was averaging 4.61%. (Yahoo)
50% of the US's housing stock is located in the suburbs. The median listing price increased by 4% in suburban areas versus 8% price appreciation noted in the cities with the highest price increases. Throughout most of the housing industry’s recovery from the Great Recession, housing markets in urban areas have outpaced those in the suburbs and exurbs. (Marketwatch)
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25 Wood Court, Alamo, CA 94507
3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | $1,550,000 | Julie Whitmer
Charming single story rancher on the Westside! Flat .51 acre lot on a tree lined cul-de-sac. 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath. Neutral, light and bright interiors, hardwood floors, family room with vaulted ceiling. Eat-in kitchen with stainless steel built-in fridge. Updated baths. Walk to trails, shopping and restaurants. Close to freeway. Room for RV parking. Welcome Home!
555 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
2 Bed | 2 Bath | $795,000 | Compass Listing
WOW! Modern living and sensational amenities at 555 YVR - one of Walnut Creek's premier condominium developments! Beautifully appointed first floor unit has it all. Great open-concept living areas, quality finishes throughout and a spacious private patio that opens to central courtyard. Fabulous kitchen with high end stainless appliances, quartz counters. Spacious master with walk-in closet, beautifully upgraded master bathroom. Amazing amenities include huge media room, fitness center and a fabulous Sky Deck rooftop lounge with 2 rotisserie gas grills, refrigerators, fireplace and sweeping Mt. Diablo and valley views. Just a block and a half to BART and right in the heart of theaters, dining and shops of Downtown Walnut Creek! Two assigned parking spots in secured garage, additional secured storage closet.
2027 Danville Blvd, Alamo, CA 94507
3 Bed | 2 Bath | $999,950 | Compass Listing
Completely remodeled Westside Alamo home with custom gate for added privacy. Fabulous interior features include brand new kitchen and bathrooms, updated flooring, charming barn door, new paint and doors. Chef’s kitchen offers quartz countertops, subway tile backsplash, custom cabinetry, farm sink and stainless steel appliances. On the main floor are two bedrooms and full bath with Carrara Marble tile floors and shower. Private backyard with patio, natural landscape, trees, spa and chicken coop. Room to expand or build guest house.
Campanil Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
5 Bed | 4.5 Bath | $8,500,000 | Compass Listing
COMING SOON! A single-level floor plan with mesmerizing views of the Santa Ynez mountains, City landscape, Pacific ocean and the Santa Barbara coastline!Privately situated, the master suite has big ocean views and a luxurious master bathroom. In addition to the two secondary bedrooms in the main section of the residence, there is separate office with adjacent interior zen-garden. The very accommodating guest wing with two luxury bedroom suites is connected to the main portion of the house by a long galleria hallway perfect for displaying wall art. With a spectacular saline swimming pool and spa as the centerpiece, the outdoor spaces include comfortable seating, lounging, dining and sun-bathing areas. A departure from the ordinary….and a treat to the senses!
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