Today’s Model Home Features

Are you curious about what today’s home amenity trends are? There are so many aesthetics to choose from that it can be difficult to decide where to start. One great way to get acquainted with current trends is to look at model home features in brand new developments. It’s no secret that a stone countertop has been the classically trendy way to go for years. But which stone should it be? Granite was in for…

Contra Costa County Real Estate Market Data

If there were any doubt, today’s Bay Area real estate market can be summed up as described by a recent Mercury News article: “Bay Area real estate: too many buyers, not enough houses.” Despite our continued seller’s market, you can still prepare to make a great investment with current Contra Costa County real estate market data in hand. In 2016, sales and median home prices increased in Alamo, Clayton, El Cerrito, Martinez, Oakley, and Orinda, making these…

What Do Millennial Home Buyers Want in a Home?

It’s a question many people are asking: what do Millennial home buyers look for in a home? Gen Y buyer demographics are steadily rising: thirty-four percent of today’s home buyers are under 36 years old, up from 32% two years ago. Since it’s clear this segment will only grow, current and future home sellers need to know what Gen Y wants in a home. According to Realtor.com, top motivating factors for Millennial home buyers are the aspiration to become home owners and…

Today’s Home Buyers

It’s no secret that the housing market has been hot for the last few years. In America’s most popular metro areas, there simply is not enough supply to meet today’s housing demand. High demand makes prices sky rocket, of course, which begs the question: who are today’s home buyers? Did you know that 44 is the average age of 2016 home buyers? Gen X is still a dominant presence in the housing market. If you’re…

What Matters to Home Buyers in 2017?

As the 2017 real estate market begins heating up, are you considering selling your home? If so, you’ll want to be up to date on what buyers are looking for. As we mentioned in our recent post on 2017 real estate trends, walkability and urban-style amenities are very popular these days. There is even a new term for urban-meets-suburban living. Get ready for a lot of discussion surrounding “surban” living this year. So, what matters to…