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December 2021 Newsletter

December 2021 Newsletter

12/23/21 Tara Rochlin

May you find peace and joy this holiday season.   I feel tremendous gratitude for the trust of my clients and the outstanding outcomes for each of them in 2021.   Many blessings to each of you on the coming year. Stay safe!   Local Market Dynamics   My 2021 Activity 156 Cypress Point Way Represented Seller 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2032 SF | .20 Acre Sold for $2,405,000 137 Derby Lane Represented Seller 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2066 SF | .35 Acre Sold for $1,470,000 308 Corte Gabriel Represented Seller 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 2137 SF | .05 Acre Sold for $1,155,000 143 Fairfield Place Represented Seller 5 Bed | 3 Bath | 2682 SF | 1.07 Acre Sold for $1,758,000 74 Shuey Drive Represented Seller 5 Bed | 3 Bath | 2439 SF | .37 Acre Sold for $2,075,000 54 San Pablo Court Represented Seller 4 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 3048 SF | .41 Acre Sold for $3,000,000 1065 Bollinger Canyon Road Represented Seller 3+ Bed | 2 Bath | 2746 SF | 2.33 Acres Sold for $1,500,000 708 Camino Ricardo Represented Seller 5 Bed | 3 Bath | 2831 SF | .33 Acre Sold for $2,300,000 54 Fieldbrook Place Represented Seller 6 Bed | 4 Bath | 3668 SF | .54 Acre Sold for $3,250,000 1723 Spyglass Lane Represented Seller 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 2430 SF | .32 Acre Sold for $1,560,000 1844 St Andrews Drive Represented Seller 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1922 SF | .14 Acre Sold for $1,235,000 114 La Quinta Street Represented Seller 2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1720 SF | .17 Acre Sold for $1,060,000 1900 School Street Represented Seller 4 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 2160 SF | .25 Acre Sold for $1,450,000   Clear guidance, strategy, and market expertise when you're ready to move. Your Moraga real estate advisor and neighbor. Tara Rochlin DRE# 01330630925.586.3442TaraRochlin@gmail.com © Compass 2021 ¦ All Rights Reserved by Compass ¦ Made in NYC Compass is a real estate broker licensed by the State of California operating under multiple entities. License Numbers 01991628, 1527235, 1527365, 1356742, 1443761, 1997075, 1935359, 1961027, 1842987, 1869607, 1866771, 1527205, 1079009, 1272467. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only and is compiled from sources deemed reliable but has not been verified. Changes in price, condition, sale or withdrawal may be made without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footage are approximate. Equal Housing Opportunity. marketingcenter-sfbayarea-contracosta   <

November 2021 Newsletter

November 2021 Newsletter

11/30/21 Tara Rochlin

  Preparing for 2022 I love this season of gratitude and hope that you were able to celebrate Thanksgiving with those you hold most dear. The end of the year is always a time for reflection and planning and I love the sentiment of this proverb. May we all let go of what no longer serves us and find joy in what we keep in our lives.   The data below highlights that we are in our traditionally slow season and we still have very little inventory for sale. It continues to be an excellent time for sellers and a pretty rough time for buyers.   Local Market Dynamics   A Few Fun Things... BRAIN HEALTH KITCHEN   I recently had the pleasure of taking a cooking class for brain health with Dr. Annie Fenn. Alzheimer’s disease is most prevalent in women and research is proving that a large percentage of this devastating disease can be prevented through diet. Her website it’s a treasure trove of information and recipes… I highly recommend the broccoli soup with sumac!   More Info. MORAGA HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING Thursday, December 2nd at 6:30pm   Moraga Commons Park     Join the Town of Moraga for the annual lighting of the Holiday Tree at Moraga Commons Park. The event will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Event begins at 6:30 pm. The tree is lit promptly at 7:00pm. Santa will be making a surprise visit! Cookies and cocoa will be served.   More Info. OAKLAND ZOO'S GLOWFARI Dates throughout December & January Oakland Zoo   Featuring hundreds of larger-than-life glowing animal lanterns throughout the Zoo; and with all-new animals displays for 2021! Take a mile-long illuminated stroll through the Zoo and visit the desert with camels and bighorn sheep, have an African safari adventure with elephants, giraffes, and an 8-foot crocodile head, walk through the forests of Asia to meet red and giant pandas. Finish the evening with a visit to Santa and ride the Express Train through a Winter Wonderland!   More Info & Schedule.   Clear guidance, strategy, and market expertise when you're ready to move. Your Moraga real estate advisor and neighbor. Tara Rochlin DRE# 01330630925.586.3442TaraRochlin@gmail.com © Compass 2021 ¦ All Rights Reserved by Compass ¦ Made in NYC Compass is a real estate broker licensed by the State of California operating under multiple entities. License Numbers 01991628, 1527235, 1527365, 1356742, 1443761, 1997075, 1935359, 1961027, 1842987, 1869607, 1866771, 1527205, 1079009, 1272467. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only and is compiled from sources deemed reliable but has not been verified. Changes in price, condition, sale or withdrawal may be made without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footage are approximate. Equal Housing Opportunity. marketingcenter-sfbayarea-contracosta  

October 2021 Newsletter

October 2021 Newsletter

10/31/21 Tara Rochlin

Aren't we lucky to live in such a wonderful place, where homes are not just sold, they're spoken for :)? The desirability and prices in our area have never been higher. Seeing costumed little ones on my morning walk today reminded me of the joys of halloween parades past and I'm also enjoying the bursting fall colors.     Have a lovely weekend and don't forget the candy on Sunday evening. Be sure to buy something you like, just in case you don't get too many trick-or-treaters!   Local Market Dynamics   My Recent Activity Setting Records in Moraga Country Club!   156 Cypress Point Way just sold for $2,405,000. This is the highest sales price ever reported to the MLS in the history of MCC. Just Sold 156 Cypress Point Way 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2032 SF | Represented Seller    A Few Fun Things... MANUAL CINEMA'S FRANKENSTEIN Halloween: October 31st @ 3pm Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley   A perfect 'treat' for Halloween (no 'tricks' involved!)—love, loss, and the unexpected consequences of creation merge in captivating ways in this gripping gothic tale conceived by Chicago’s Manual Cinema.   More Info & Tickets. MCC TURKEY TROT Thanksgiving Day: November 25th   The Turkey Trot is back! Bring your family, bring your friends and enjoy the start of your Thanksgiving Day with the 4th Annual MCC Turkey Trot Fun Run. As you are running/walking the road and paths of the Moraga Country Club you will be working up an appetite for Turkey and your contributions support the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties.   More Info & Sign Up. WALNUT CREEK ON ICE November 19th - January 30th 1375 Civic Drive   The 16th annual Walnut Creek On Ice, in the heart of downtown at Civic Park, is excited to welcome back skaters of all ages and abilities to tie on a pair of ice skates and skate daily through January.   More Info & Schedule.   Clear guidance, strategy, and market expertise when you're ready to move. Your Moraga real estate advisor and neighbor.  Tara Rochlin DRE# 01330630925.586.3442TaraRochlin@gmail.com © Compass 2021 ¦ All Rights Reserved by Compass ¦ Made in NYC Compass is a real estate broker licensed by the State of California operating under multiple entities. License Numbers 01991628, 1527235, 1527365, 1356742, 1443761, 1997075, 1935359, 1961027, 1842987, 1869607, 1866771, 1527205, 1079009, 1272467. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only and is compiled from sources deemed reliable but has not been verified. Changes in price, condition, sale or withdrawal may be made without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footage are approximate. Equal Housing Opportunity. marketingcenter-sfbayarea-contracosta

September 2021 Newsletter

September 2021 Newsletter

10/1/21 Tara Rochlin

Last Friday, my husband I left sunny Moraga (a very hot day...) for foggy (ahhh...) Golden Gate Park...a nice walk, a visit to the Dahlia Garden, a free concert - Soul/Jazz Friday's at the Golden Gate Park Bandshell (see below!) and then an early dinner out. We were only gone for a few hours, but it felt like a mini vacation. Super fun and good for the soul. If you haven't been to the park in a while, this is your encouragement! "Shoulder Season" in the Bay Area is brilliant.     Dahlia Garden   Located in the northeastern corner of Golden Gate Park (near the Conservatory of Flowers), the Dahlia Garden celebrates the official flower of San Francisco with a diverse spread of colors that grow in a thick, fenced-in treasure trove of blooms. The dahlias at Golden Gate Park start to bloom in June and reach their peak level of beauty in late August and September. However, you can still enjoy the radiance of the blooms all the way into October.   You will find the Dahlia Dell tucked between two walking paths that lead east from the Conservatory of Flowers. Since there is no sign identifying the garden, you will need to keep an eye out for the single picnic table as you walk down the paths. By car, drive towards Conservatory Drive East or JFK Drive – you will find free parking along Conservatory Drive East.   Local Market Dynamics   My Recent Activity Coming to Market October 4th 156 Cypress Point Way Moraga Country Club 3 BD | 2 BA | 2032 SF | Offered at $1,750,000   Living the Dream!     156 Cypress Point Way in the Moraga Country Club is the updated single level, single family, golf course home you have been waiting for. This tucked back, light and bright 8th fairway, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,032 square foot home sits on a level .20 acre lot with both a front courtyard and gracious back patio. The curb appeal will grab you, and you'll be further delighted by the great room (living room, dining room and gourmet kitchen) with its cathedral ceilings, skylights and both French and sliding glass door access to the backyard. Other features you'll love: hardwood floors, granite countertops, Wolf gas cooktop, Dacor ovens, pantry, 3 fireplaces (living room, primary bedroom and outdoors on the back patio), bay windows, plantation shutters, exceptional closet and finished attic space, fresh carpet and paint. The ideal location of this home is close to the clubhouse and captures that last bit of the MCC winter sun. Homeownership includes full Moraga Country Club benefits, including an 18 hole golf course, pools, spas, restaurant, as well as exterior maintenance and home painting. The new owners will be close to the weekly Moraga farmers' market, parks, hiking and biking trails and Moraga and Orinda's award winning schools - Los Perales Elementary, Joaquin Moraga Intermediate and Miramonte High School. Come live your dream in MCC!   A Few Fun Things... GOLDEN GATE BANDSHELL CONCERTS   Live music has returned to the Golden Gate Bandshell’s iconic stage with a series of free outdoor concerts in Golden Gate Park. T he lineup of performers returning to the stage is diverse and local—rock and reggae bands, jazz players and R&B singers, West African and South Asian drummers and dancers, and more!     More Info & Schedule. EAST BAY PARKS ACTIVITIES   Park District's First Campground on the Bay, Wildfire Protection, Ardenwood Corn Picking, a Day Drive in the Delta, Bats of Black Diamond Mines, Tarantula Activities, Dutch Oven Cobbler Recipe, Oak Tree identification, and Coastal Cleanup. Plus many more fun activities for kids and families!   More Info. LAFAYETTE RESERVOIR RUN October 24th (and Virtual Dates) Lafayette Reservoir     The Run is the city’s most popular “family affair”, involving kids, parents, grandparents, and hundreds of serious runners from throughout the Bay Area. Sprinters, walkers, the “stroller brigade” and many of Lafayette’s top four legged residents are welcome to join. Race packets that include a long sleeve t-shirt and race bib will be available mid October.   More Info & Sign Up.   Clear guidance, strategy, and market expertise when you're ready to move. Your Moraga real estate advisor and neighbor. Tara Rochlin DRE# 01330630925.586.3442TaraRochlin@gmail.com © Compass 2021 ¦ All Rights Reserved by Compass ¦ Made in NYC Compass is a real estate broker licensed by the State of California operating under multiple entities. License Numbers 01991628, 1527235, 1527365, 1356742, 1443761, 1997075, 1935359, 1961027, 1842987, 1869607, 1866771, 1527205, 1079009, 1272467. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only and is compiled from sources deemed reliable but has not been verified. Changes in price, condition, sale or withdrawal may be made without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footage are approximate. Equal Housing Opportunity. marketingcenter-sfbayarea-contracosta

August 2021 Newsletter

August 2021 Newsletter

09/1/21 Tara Rochlin

Fall Into Home Improvement Labor Day always signals fall to me and this season I am going to attempt to grow a kitchen garden. (Help from skilled friends is welcome!). There is something wonderful about the new beginnings associated with autumn - back to school, back to treasured routines and the growth of habits and new crops. A key observation I have had with clients this year is that the clients who made home improvements over time, and were actually able to enjoy those improvements over time (!), did the best financially when selling their homes. Not that I anticipate this any time soon, but even in a down market, the improved and cared-for homes always sell better. I encourage you this fall to invest in yourself and invest in your home.     Local Market Dynamics   My Recent Activity Just Sold 137 Derby Lane Represented Sellers 3 BD | 2 BA | 2,066 SF | .35 Acre Sold for $1,470,000 Just Sold 308 Corte Gabriel Represented Sellers 3 BD | 2.5 BA | 2,137 SF | .05 Acre Sold for $1,155,000 Just Sold 143 Fairfield Place Represented Sellers 5 BD | 3 BA | 2,682 SF | 1.07 Acres Sold for $1,758,000   A Few Fun Things... CAL BEARS FOOTBALL September 4th at 7:30pm FTX Field, Berkeley     The first game of the season will be played against Nevada.There is nothing better than college football on a nice fall day!    More Info & Tickets. ORINDA CLASSIC CAR SHOW Saturday, September 11th 63 Orinda Way, Orinda   This year’s car show features a tribute to vintage emergency vehicles as it honors first responders who risk their lives to save others.  Approximately 200 American and European cars ranging from the 1920s to the classics of the ‘50s and ‘60s as well as modern exotics will be on display. Live music, Loard's Ice Cream and pizza from Fourth Bore's vintage fire truck (complete with pizza oven) will be available. Admission is free.   More Info. CAL SHAKES: THE WINTER'S TALE September 1st thru 26th  Cal Shakespeare Theater, Orinda     Cal Shakes welcomes audiences back with a new adaptation of The Winter's Tale - Shakespeare's exquisite reflection of our current moment. Enjoy a winter's tale that winds an extraordinary path from rage to redemption, resurrection to reconciliation, in a love letter to the live theater.   More Info & Tickets.   Clear guidance, strategy, and market expertise when you're ready to move. Your Moraga real estate advisor and neighbor.  Tara Rochlin DRE# 01330630925.586.3442TaraRochlin@gmail.com © Compass 2021 ¦ All Rights Reserved by Compass ¦ Made in NYC Compass is a real estate broker licensed by the State of California operating under multiple entities. License Numbers 01991628, 1527235, 1527365, 1356742, 1443761, 1997075, 1935359, 1961027, 1842987, 1869607, 1866771, 1527205, 1079009, 1272467. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only and is compiled from sources deemed reliable but has not been verified. Changes in price, condition, sale or withdrawal may be made without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footage are approximate. Equal Housing Opportunity. marketingcenter-sfbayarea-contracosta This email was sent to alex.rabe@compass.com Unsubscribe from Tara Rochlin    Unsubscribe from Compass  

July 2021 Newsletter

July 2021 Newsletter

07/27/21 Tara Rochlin

East Bay Market Updates Are you interested in what has been going on in real estate throughout the larger East Bay region?      Click on the above map to see an interactive version that shows 2021 median home sales prices reported to NorCal Regional MLS through late July 2021, for the cities of Alameda & Contra Costa Counties. Median sales prices are generalities that often fluctuate and can be affected by other factors besides changes in fair market value.      Local Market Dynamics   My Recent Activity Just Listed 137 Derby Lane Representing Sellers 3 BD | 2 BA | 2,066 SF | .35 Acre Offered at $1,650,000 Sale Pending w/ Multiple Offers 308 Corte Gabriel Representing Sellers 3 BD | 2.5 BA | 2,137 SF | .05 Acre Offered at $1,065,000 Sale Pending w/ Multiple Offers 143 Fairfield Place Representing Sellers 5 BD | 3 BA | 2,682 SF | 1.07 Acres Offered at $1,650,000 Just Sold for $130k Over Asking 74 Shuey Drive Represented Sellers 5 BD | 3 BA | 2,439 SF | .37 Acre Sold for $2,075,000 Just Sold for $300k Over Asking 54 San Pablo Court Represented Sellers 4 BD | 2.5 BA | 3,048 SF | .41 Acre Sold for $3,000,000 Just Sold 1065 Bollinger Canyon Road Represented Sellers 3+ BD | 2 BA | 2,746 SF | 2.33 Acres Sold for $1,500,000   A Few Fun Things... LAFAYETTE CITYWIDE SIDEWALK SALE Saturday, July 31st from 10:30-2:30pm Downtown Lafayette     Welcome back Lafayette!  To start the day,  the Lafayette Chamber will host a coffee and breakfast "party" in Lafayette's Plaza Park Plaza 10am – 11am. Then it is time to shop!    Participating Merchants, Hours, & More Info. 626 NIGHT MARKET Fridays - Sundays in August Alameda County Fairgrounds   626 Night Market is back at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton!  The iconic Californian festival features hundreds of food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in an epic event spread over 10+ football fields of space that appeals to all ages.    More Info & Tickets. BAY AREA CHILDREN'S THEATER Sundays in August Cal Shakespeare Theater, Orinda     Bay Area Children’s Theatre will be performing in the Upper Grove at Cal Shakes. Space to sit and have a picnic in the bay trees and look at the gorgeous rolling hills!  Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for your family to sit on, and get ready to party with a Pigeon!  Run time is 50 minutes no intermission.  Recommended for ages 3+.   More Info & Tickets.   Clear guidance, strategy, and market expertise when you're ready to move. Your Moraga real estate advisor and neighbor.  Tara Rochlin DRE# 01330630925.586.3442TaraRochlin@gmail.com © Compass 2021 ¦ All Rights Reserved by Compass ¦ Made in NYC Compass is a real estate broker licensed by the State of California operating under multiple entities. License Numbers 01991628, 1527235, 1527365, 1356742, 1443761, 1997075, 1935359, 1961027, 1842987, 1869607, 1866771, 1527205, 1079009, 1272467. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only and is compiled from sources deemed reliable but has not been verified. Changes in price, condition, sale or withdrawal may be made without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footage are approximate. Equal Housing Opportunity. marketingcenter-sfbayarea-contracosta This email was sent to alex.rabe@compass.com Unsubscribe from Tara Rochlin    Unsubscribe from Compass  

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