Those who mourned the loss of Barnes & Noble from Walnut Creek can now seek some consolation. Amazon is about to open a new bricks & mortar bookstore in Walnut Creeks' Broadway Plaza. This follows a number of physical bookstores that Amazon have in other locations including Seattle and San Diego. Along with books, the new store, will also have a cafe. Sounds very much like the Barnes & Noble concept. The 6,469-square-foot store will feature stations where the company will … [Read more...] about Amazon Books To Open In Walnut Creek
Especially in a hot sellers' market where multiple offers are common, a low appraisal can happen but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a deal breaker. You’ve spent months preparing your home for sale and you see homes like yours selling way above list price then you get your home on the market and quickly find a buyer, the house doesn’t appraise for the agreed-upon price. Now what do you do? It can be devastating for both the buyer and seller if the deal falls apart because of the … [Read more...] about What To Do When The Home Appraises Below The Sale Price
Yes, it's Award Season again and every year , around this time, I like to nominate my favorite restaurants in the area for recognition based on food, ambiance, consistency, service and value. These are my selections for 2016/2017. If you agree or disagree, please feel free to let me have your thoughts. As always I am happy to hear from you. Best French Restaurant We have seen some changes in the choice of French restaurants lately, with the departure of much-loved (but expensive) Chevalier … [Read more...] about East Bay Homes & Lifestyle 2017 Restaurant Awards
Does it really matter if you list your home for sale on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday? Some agents say it does and some say it doesn't. If you interview a number of agents prior to listing your home for sale, you will typically encounter three different approaches: The agent who will put your home on the market immediately and see where it goes. (This is probably also the agent who will also just put a For Sale sign in the yard and hope for the best.) An agent who always does things … [Read more...] about What Is The Best Day To List Your Danville Home For Sale?
A phenomenon that has become extremely popular in recent years is the Automated Home Valuation feature that can be found on many websites. It's hardly surprising. Let's assume you live in Danville and you are wondering how much equity you have in your home. Why wouldn't you prefer to just go to a website and enter the address of your home to get an instant valuation? Can You Really Get An Accurate Home Valuation That Easily? Unfortunately, the old adage, "if it sounds too good to be true, then … [Read more...] about The Truth About Automated Real Estate Valuations