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    Listed below is a list of recent properties that I have represented either the Buyer, Seller or both during the sale.   I would be happy to provide a list of references upon request.    

    167 Lighthouse Dr, Vallejo, CA Condo/Townhome/Condo/Coop/Other sold.
    1
    Sold
    Condo/Townhome/Condo/Coop/Other
    2 Bd / 2F/0H Ba
    918 sqft,  1 Stories
    Listing #: 21615476
    Represented: Seller
    1804 Glacier Ct, Martinez, CA Single Family/Single Family sold.
    1
    Sold
    Single Family/Single Family
    3 Bd / 2F/0H Ba
    1 Stories
    Listing #: 21608742
    Represented: Seller
    307 Rosemarie Pl, Bay Point, CA Condo/Townhome/Condo/Coop/Other sold.
    1
    Sold
    Condo/Townhome/Condo/Coop/Other
    2 Bd / 1F/1H Ba
    1206 sqft,  2 Stories
    Listing #: 21608608
    Represented: Seller
    1804 Glacier Ct, MARTINEZ, CA Single Family/Detached sold.
    1
    Sold
    Single Family/Detached
    3 Bd / 2 Ba
    1191 sqft,  1 Stories
    Listing #: 40737379
    Represented: Seller
    249 Santa Barbara Way, Fairfield, CA Single Family/Single Family sold.
    1
    Sold
    Single Family/Single Family
    3 Bd / 2F/0H Ba
    1306 sqft,  1 Stories
    Listing #: 21607363
    Represented: Seller
  • Tony Fisher

    • 6017 Alpine Blue Drive SAN RAMON, CA 6017 Alpine Blue Drive, SAN RAMON, CA Single Family/Detached for sale. $925,000 
    • 3148 FOX CREEK DR DANVILLE, CA 3148 FOX CREEK DR, DANVILLE, CA Single Family/Detached for sale. $1,488,000 Price reduced from $14,888,800 (-$13,400,800)
    • 3201 CLIFFORD CIR PLEASANTON, CA 3201 CLIFFORD CIR, PLEASANTON, CA Single Family/Detached for sale. $1,129,000 
    • 30 Sea Pines Street MORAGA, CA 30 Sea Pines Street, MORAGA, CA Single Family/Detached for sale. $1,525,000 
    • 1043 Brightwood Court WALNUT CREEK, CA 1043 Brightwood Court, WALNUT CREEK, CA Single Family/Detached for sale. $1,095,000 
    • 2936 Quail Hollow Dr Fairfield, CA 2936 Quail Hollow Dr, Fairfield, CA Single Family/Single Family for sale. $769,000 
    • 3226 Del Monte Ct Fairfield, CA 3226 Del Monte Ct, Fairfield, CA Single Family/Single Family for sale. $569,000 
    • 2400 Sanders Ln Fairfield, CA 2400 Sanders Ln, Fairfield, CA Single Family/Single Family for sale. $449,000 
    • 857 Walden Ct FAIRFIELD, CA 857 Walden Ct, FAIRFIELD, CA Single Family/Detached for sale. $454,888 
    • 4225 GARIBALDI PL PLEASANTON, CA 4225 GARIBALDI PL, PLEASANTON, CA Single Family/Duet for sale. $859,000 
    • 1750 NURSERY WAY PLEASANTON, CA 1750 NURSERY WAY, PLEASANTON, CA Single Family/Detached for sale. $1,300,000 
    • 1587 E GATE WAY PLEASANTON, CA 1587 E GATE WAY, PLEASANTON, CA Single Family/Detached for sale. $1,475,000 
    • 2856 Howe Ct Fairfield, CA 2856 Howe Ct, Fairfield, CA Single Family/Single Family for sale. $410,000 
    • 163 CORLISS DR MORAGA, CA 163 CORLISS DR, MORAGA, CA Single Family/Detached for sale. $1,199,800 
    • 1026 CRYSTAL CT WALNUT CREEK, CA 1026 CRYSTAL CT, WALNUT CREEK, CA Single Family/Detached for sale. $979,900 
    • 893 HOLLY HILL DR WALNUT CREEK, CA 893 HOLLY HILL DR, WALNUT CREEK, CA Single Family/Detached for sale. $1,299,000 
    • 785 HIGHBRIDGE LN DANVILLE, CA 785 HIGHBRIDGE LN, DANVILLE, CA Single Family/Detached for sale. $1,249,000 
    • 317 Clyde Dr WALNUT CREEK, CA 317 Clyde Dr, WALNUT CREEK, CA Single Family/Detached for sale. $1,408,500 
    • ADDRESS UNAVAILABLE WALNUT CREEK, CA listing photo $899,000 
    • 3552 Springfield Dr Fairfield, CA 3552 Springfield Dr, Fairfield, CA Single Family/Single Family for sale. $469,000 
  • Daily News

    • Teaching the Value of a Dollar: Average Allowances for Household Chores


      One of the more effective methods of teaching financial responsibility to children is offering an allowance in exchange for household chores. Providing a reasonable amount, however, is key to ensure the child has a realistic understanding of “the value of a dollar.”

      The going rates for the most common chores, according to the COUNTRY Financial Security Index, are:

      Making the Bed - $1.18
      Setting the Table - $1.31
      Taking Out the Trash - $1.90
      Doing the Dishes - $2.03
      Cleaning the Bedroom - $2.07
      Cleaning Surfaces - $2.20
      Cleaning Floors/Vacuuming - $2.55
      Taking Care of a Pet - $2.66
      Cleaning a Common Area - $2.72
      Doing Laundry - $2.82
      Cleaning the Garage - $5.20
      Mowing the Lawn - $6.28

      When is the best time to start offering these allowances? Survey respondents say as early as age 5, and ideally when the child reaches age 8.

      Source: COUNTRY Financial
       

      Published with permission from RISMedia.


      Mon, 26 Sep 2016

    • FHFA Tosses Refinancing Lifeline to High-LTV Borrowers


      Mortgage borrowers with high loan-to-value (LTV) ratios now have more options when it comes to refinancing.

      The offering, recently announced by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and to be implemented by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (“the Enterprises”), will provide much-needed liquidity to borrowers current on their mortgage but unable to refinance through conventional programs because their LTV ratio exceeds the Enterprises’ maximum limits.

      FHFA Director Mel Watt says providing a sustainable refinance opportunity for high-LTV borrowers who have demonstrated responsibility by remaining current on their mortgage makes financial sense, both for borrowers and for the Enterprises.

      In order to qualify for the new offering, borrowers:

      • Must not have missed any mortgage payments in the previous six months;
      • Must not have missed more than one payment in the previous 12 months;
      • Must have a source of income; and
      • Must receive a benefit from the refinance, such as a reduction in their monthly mortgage payment.

      Full details will be available in the coming months through the Enterprises, but the offering will make use of the lessons learned from the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) and its streamlined approach to refinancing. The new offering is more targeted than HARP, but as with HARP, eligible borrowers are not subject to a minimum credit score, there is no maximum debt-to-income ratio or maximum LTV, and an appraisal often will not be required. Unlike HARP, however, there is no eligibility cut-off date. Borrowers with existing HARP loans are not eligible for the new offering unless they have refinanced out of HARP using one of the Enterprises traditional refinance products.

      The new high-LTV refinance offering will be available to borrowers until October 2017.  For more information, visit HARP.gov, follow @FHFA on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, or consult with a real estate professional.
       

      Published with permission from RISMedia.


      Mon, 26 Sep 2016

    • Researchers: Retirement a 'Wobbly Three-Legged Stool'


      Americans expect to encounter instability in retirement, as a “wobbly three-legged stool”—employer-sponsored benefits, personal savings and Social Security—teeters in the balance, according to recent research out of the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (TCRS).

      “Today's workers are grappling with retirement security and challenged by the wobbly three-legged stool comprising Social Security, employer-sponsored retirement benefits and personal savings,” explains Catherine Collinson, president of TCRS. “Although the Great Recession ended years ago, millions of Americans are still regaining their financial footing. As each year passes, people’s fears about our current retirement system come more sharply into focus.”

      Seventy-one percent of Americans surveyed by TCRS expressed concern that Social Security will not be available when they are ready to retire, and just 16 percent “strongly” agreed that they are building a sustainable nest egg. Thirty-eight percent of those surveyed reported expecting to continue to work in retirement, while 15 percent reported that work will be their primary source of income.

      “Amid retirement savings shortfalls, American workers are attempting to prop up our system’s three-legged stool by adding a fourth leg: working during retirement," Collinson says.

      “Baby boomers’ vision can only be achieved if they are proactive about staying employable and if employment opportunities are available to them. As part of their retirement planning, baby boomers should create a ‘Plan B’ if retirement happens unexpectedly due to job loss, health issues, or other intervening circumstances,” adds Collinson.

      Of the baby boomers surveyed by TCRS, 78 percent reported expecting retirement accounts (e.g., 401(k)s, 403(b)s, IRAs) to be their primary source of income in retirement; 34 percent are expecting Social Security to be the primary source; and 33 percent are expecting a pension plan to be the primary source.

      Source: Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (TCRS)
       

      Published with permission from RISMedia.


      Mon, 26 Sep 2016

    • Kitchens in 2016: What's Hot and What's Not


      The kitchen can be the highest selling point of a home, considerably contributing to its value. The hottest trends in kitchen design now, according to a recent Zillow Digs® forecast, are on-target for homebuyers in the marketplace today—and are worth considering if you’re planning to sell soon.

      “Homeowners today want an open and thoughtfully designed kitchen that blends seamlessly with the rest of the home's design aesthetic,” says Kerrie Kelly, Zillow Digs home design expert. “From hidden appliances to beautifully painted cabinets in complementing colors, homeowners want their kitchen to be stylish enough for entertaining, yet welcoming and functional for everyday use.”

      The Zillow Digs forecast pegs the hottest trends:

      Hidden Appliances – More and more homeowners are tucking away appliances, integrating them seamlessly visually with surrounding cabinetry—think covered refrigerators or behind-closed-door microwaves.

      Tuxedo Cabinetry – Tuxedo cabinets are two-toned—the top and bottom rows are painted in complementary colors, often white and black (like a tuxedo!) or white and soft gray, creating an open, yet grounded space.

      Wood Paneling – The farmhouse aesthetic is as popular as ever, wood elements included. Wood paneling, especially shiplap painted white, has become more commonplace on backsplashes or ceilings.

      What’s not hot? The Zillow Digs forecast reports:

      Dark Colors – Dark wall paint and rich woods (like cherry cabinets) can make a kitchen feel cramped, even if the square footage says otherwise. Count on dark colors fading out in the next year or two.

      Short Cabinetry– Cabinets that stop just short of the ceiling are on their way out, and cabinets flush with the ceiling are on their way in—the latter adding height and openness.

      Speckled Granite – Granite countertops were once the mainstay, but with more, low-maintenance options now available (like butcher block, marble and quartz), granite (specifically speckled) will be retired soon.

      Source: Zillow Digs®
       

      Published with permission from RISMedia.


      Sun, 25 Sep 2016

    • Study: Is Relocation the Solution for Houses Impacted by Climate Change?


      Climate change threatens to reshape the residential development landscape—so much so that policymakers are exploring the possibility of relocating residences out of vulnerable areas.

      Recent research out of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Regional Plan Association presents an option for residents in flood-prone areas, who will experience more impactful weather events as climate change progresses. That option, a managed retreat buyout program, detailed in “Buy-In for Buyouts: The Case for Managed Retreat from Flood Zones,” could “allow residents to forge new beginnings on safer ground and helps create public amenities by acquiring homes in the flood-prone areas and restoring the land to natural floodplain functions.”

      Buyout programs are not novel. They are often overseen by the local municipality, though usually funded by federal grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In most buyout scenarios, the municipality acquires properties from homeowners and converts them to “a less risky use, usually open space or parkland.”

      The buyout solution proposed by the researchers aims to keep homeowners with federally subsidized flood insurance out of flood-prone areas—these subsidies will be phased out in the near-term, leading to spikes in premiums for some, the researchers point out. The benefits, they state, are manifold.

      “Restricted land use coupled with new amenities can increase property values and, in turn, increase local revenue,” the researchers state. “If local governments plan properly, homeowners can relocate within the municipality and thereby maintain, and even enhance, the tax rolls.”

      Asking homeowners or even entire neighborhoods to uproot is “is laden with social and political difficulties,” the researchers add, which is why many municipalities have dismissed managed retreat. The unavoidable impacts of climate change, however, beg otherwise. The researchers conclude a buyout program is one of the most prudent solutions.

      Source: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
       

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      Sun, 25 Sep 2016

  • School Info

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