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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.

June 2021 Newsletter

June 2021 Newsletter

06/30/21 Tara Rochin

As I was turning off the lights in my new listing on Shuey Drive this week, I was struck by the natural beauty of our area. Just a big reminder that we are lucky! That said, it was wonderful to have a family vacation on the East Coast in June and I wish you all summer fun with loved ones.   Local Market Dynamics   My Recent Activity Coming to Market July 1st 143 Fairfield Place Representing Sellers 5 BD | 3 BA | 2,682 SF | 1.07 Acres Offered at $1,650,000 Just Listed 74 Shuey Drive Representing Sellers 5 BD | 3 BA | 2,439 SF | .37 Acre Offered at $1,945,000 Off Market MCC Opportunity Contact me for more information if you or anyone you know is looking to purchase within the club.   Sale Pending w/ Pre-Emptive Offers 54 San Pablo Court Representing Sellers 4 BD | 2.5 BA | 3,048 SF | .41 Acre Offered at $2,700,000 Sale Pending 1065 Bollinger Canyon Road Representing Sellers 3+ BD | 2 BA | 2,746 SF | 2.33 Acres Offered at $1,550,000 Just Sold w/ Pre-Emptive Offer 708 Camino Ricardo Represented Sellers 5 BD | 3 BA | 2,831 SF | .33 Acre Sold for $2,300,000 ($450k over ask!)   A Few Fun Things... OAKLAND A'S PATRIOTIC FIREWORKS Friday, July 2nd at 6:40pm Oakland Coliseum     Celebrate with a postgame (The A's are taking on the Boston Red Sox) fireworks celebration on July 2! Popular areas at the Coliseum, like Championship Plaza, The Treehouse, the A's Stomping Ground, and the Shibe Park Tavern Bar will also be open!   More Info. ORINDA'S FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION Sunday, July 4th from 9am-1pm   Thousands of citizens and visitors have gathered in previous years to participate in or watch the parade and attend the numerous events available throughout the day. This year the traditional parade is back – with safety protocols as required by Contra Costa County Health Department. Please wear a mask. The parade will start at 11:00 AM - one hour later than usual,   More Info. MORAGA'S FOURTH OF JULY FUN RUN   Sunday, July 4th - Sunday, July 18th       Every year the Campolindo Track & Field and Cross Country programs and the Campolindo Boosters Club sponsor the Moraga 4th of July Fun Run event. Due to COVID-19, the 2021 event will be a virtual race. Registration will be open through July 4. Runners can run the 2-mile or 5-mile 'official' race course, or "choose your own path” and run wherever you choose. Runners can run and submit time anytime before July 18th.   More Info/Registration.   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 Want to stop receiving our emails? Unsubscribe now.

May 2021 Newsletter

May 2021 Newsletter

05/31/21 Tara Rochlin

A true highlight of my month of May was teaching yoga again at St. Mary's College the week before their finals. Yoga is a passion of mine and pre-pandemic, I volunteered weekly at the St. Mary's College recreation center. The joy I felt being back with the students was incredibly energizing. I hope that our more open world is allowing you to practice and explore your passions, as well. This is also a plug to move your body... super helpful during stressful or busy times! And we all know that it's been busy on the Real Estate front.   Population Change & Migration in the Bay Area Although parts of California have seen a great exodus, our area remains strong and a desirable place to live. Please remember that if you are moving out of the area, I am happy to connect you with a well vetted and excellent local agent in your destination city.   My Recent Activity Recently Listed 1065 Bollinger Canyon Representing Sellers 3 BD + | 2 BA | 2,746 SF | 2.33 Acres Offered at $1,550,000 Sale Pending 708 Camino Ricardo Representing Sellers 5 BD | 3 BA | 2,831 SF | .33 Acre Offered at $1,850,000 Just Sold 54 Fieldbrook Place Represented Sellers 6 BD | 4 BA | 3,668 SF | .56 Acre Sold for $3,250,000 ($400k Over Asking!) Just Sold 1723 Spyglass Lane Represented Sellers 3 BD | 2.5 BA | 2,430 SF | .32 Acre Sold for $1,560,000   A Few Fun Things... EAST BAY SUMMER BIKE CHALLENGE   Looking for free summertime recreation, fun for the whole family? From June through August, riders of all ages can explore their hometowns on two wheels. Select your city to get your "game board", bike to each destination, and cross off the squares as you go. Pick up free prizes on select dates, take weekly Bonus Challenges, and enter the iPad Grand Prize Drawing.   More Info. PARKMEAD GARAGE SALE Saturday, June 5th from 8am - 12pm (ish) 1660 Lilac Drive     The popular neighborhood-wide (35 homes so far) garage sale is back! There will be paper maps available at the neighborhood entrances on Newell and Lilac, or you can scan the QR code. After a year with a lot of time spent at home, our neighbors have identified many treasures they are ready to pass on!   More Info. 22nd CHOCOLATE & CHALK FESTIVAL Saturday, June 19th from 10 am - 4 pm Shattuck Avenue, North Berkeley   The sidewalks along Shattuck and Cedar streets in North Berkeley will feature areas of sidewalk assigned for you to create your own fanciful chalk drawings. The theme for this year is “Art Sparks Joy.” Families or groups may work together, artists may work alone, but everyone comes away with a sense of pride in their work for all to see (and chocolate!).   More Info.   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 Want to stop receiving our emails? Unsubscribe now.

April 2021 Newsletter

April 2021 Newsletter

04/30/21 Tara Rochlin

Happy Spring!Spring means "Spring Cleaning" and my husband would love my promo pieces out of the garage! I bought these all shortly before the shut down. The "ecoffee cups" are from Europe, and if you'd like to see a photo of the size in your hand, take a look at the December, 2019 newsletter on my website. Each year, over 300 billion single-use cups are manufactured and due to the plastic content, 99% of them will never be recycled. That's why the "ecoffee cup" was created and why I've customized these for clients and friends. This sustainable, reusable 12 oz. cup is dishwasher safe and made from bamboo and silicone. The canvas farmers' market totes were bought and printed locally and the fold-away re-usable black totes are making their debut now :). Pop me an email and I'll drop what you'd like on your porch. Dave will appreciate it. My Recent Activity Just Listed! 54 Fieldbrook Place, Moraga6 Bed | 4 Bath | 3,668 SF | .54 AcreOffered at $2,850,000 Video Virtual Tour, Floorplan, and Photos Sale Pending!1723 Spyglass Lane, MoragaRepresenting Sellers3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 2,430 SF | .32 AcreOffered at $1,650,000 Some Interesting Luxury Market Stats: A Few Fun Things...IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH EXHIBITSVN West San Francisco10 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco To celebrate my post 2 week's second shot, I'll be headed to this exhibit in May. Everyone I know who's gone has absolutely loved it. Can't wait! Tickets & Info. MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOUDanville Community Center Parking Lot420 Front St, Danville  On May the 4th, the Town of Danville is celebrating all things Star Wars!Enjoy activities from 4-8PM. Costumes are encouraged as well as upgrading your Pod Racer with decorations. Before your drive-thru experience, there will be a scavenger hunt downtown - find all the Wookies in the windows! More Info & TicketsGATHER 'ROUNDLeFevre Theatre, SMC + Virtual1928 Saint Marys Road, Moraga, CA When a group of young strangers join a new online meeting space during a once-in-a-lifetime mystical event and a-once-in-a-century pandemic, will they find the connection they seek, and will they unravel the mysteries of love, life and adulting before the stars appear to collide? With a soaring score and intimate stories, gather ‘round is a musical film for this most singular of times. More Info & Tickets  Clear guidance, strategy, and market expertise when you're ready to move. Your Moraga real estate advisor and neighbor. Tara RochlinDRE# 01330630925.586.3442TaraRochlin@gmail.com© Compass 2021 ¦ All Rights Reserved by Compass ¦ Made in NYCCompass 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 Want to stop receiving our emails? Unsubscribe now.

March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

03/31/21 Tara Rochlin

Our Path Will Be Back in 2022This picture is an artist's rendering of the Moraga path at Canyon Road adjacent to the currently under construction new Canyon bridge. After years of waiting, we now have approved plans for flood and erosion control and if all goes as planned, our path will be back (with an amazingly built retaining system) in 2022. Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of listening in on a Zoom presentation of the scope of work by EBMUD, the East Bay Regional Park District, the Town of Moraga and Moraga Country Club. Click here for more information and to see the PDF of the presentation. I look forward to hikes directly from MCC to the Valle Vista staging Area and beyond! Market DynamicsIn the entire Bay Area, the first 3 months of 2021 saw year-over-year, median home sale prices increases of 8% to 29% depending on county. The months-supply-of inventory level for single family homes is at its lowest point in 15 years, and the median days on market are at their lowest in at least 30 years. With inventory so low, we are seeing a consistent pattern of listings attracting multiple offers.The below charts look at the current market's impact on Lamorinda. My Recent Activity New to the Market Today! 1723 Spyglass Lane, Moraga  3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 2,430 SF | .32 AcreOffered at $1,650,000 Just Sold w/Pre-Emptive Offer3 Days on Market!1844 St Andrews Drive, MoragaRepresented Seller3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,922 SFSold for $1,235,000 Just Sold Over Asking w/2 Offers114 La Quinta Street, MoragaRepresented Seller2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,720 SFSold for $1,060,000 A Little More...FRESH BAKED EASTER CUPCAKES Smallcakes Cupcakery Danville95 Railroad Ave, Danville Let Smallcakes Danville take care of desserts for you this Easter! They have a few more delicious options this year! Order on their website, in-store or call 925-965-0333. Order Here. VACCINES NOW AVAILABLE 16+  Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) encourages everyone who lives or works in the county age 16 or older to request an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by using the online request form or by calling 1-833-VAX-COCO (833-829-2626). More Info & Latest Updates.OUTDOOR LIVING TOURSaturday, May 1st from 10am-3pm Lafayette Junior's long-running Kitchen Tour is outside this year to provide a safe, fun, experience for all. The Outdoor Living Tour will be a socially distant, self-guided tour showcasing unique and masterfully designed outdoor spaces at six beautiful Lafayette homes. Funds raised will directly support our beneficiaries, Youth Alive! and Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa. More Info & Tickets  Reminder that I am a great resource to connect you with well vetted out of area Realtors. I had my first vaccine shot this week and am excited that I will feel a little safer in the world soon. Stay safe and be well. Clear guidance, strategy, and market expertise when you're ready to move. Your Moraga real estate advisor and neighbor. Tara RochlinDRE# 01330630925.586.3442TaraRochlin@gmail.com© Compass 2021 ¦ All Rights Reserved by Compass ¦ Made in NYCCompass 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 Want to stop receiving our emails? Unsubscribe now.

February 2021 Newsletter

February 2021 Newsletter

02/26/21 Tara Rochlin

Well... February certainly happened fast! I have been loving this early spring weather and took this picture yesterday afternoon on a Mulholland Ridge walk with my husband. The hills were so green and the sky so blue. We are definitely lucky to live where we do!Right now in the markets, there are FIVE things that REALLY matter: 1. Interest rates: They are at historical lows, but rising. Why? The economy is improving and may continue to improve significantly throughout 2021. Higher interest rates may cool some of the irrationally exuberant bidding that may cause appraisal problems. 2. Supply-demand: US housing stock is UNDER-supplied. We have been under-building for over a decade. 3. COVID: 46.1 million people have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, including about 21.6 million people who have been fully vaccinated - 240 million should be in distribution within a month! A one-shot vaccine is a game-changer. Eliminating hospitalization (and death) changes everything. The POST-COVID era is approaching. 4. New Buyer Competition: New, large corporate all-cash single-family home buyers are new buyer competitors in the market further fueling the supply-demand imbalance. As COVID wanes neglected/abandoned markets will re-awaken. 5. Stimulus Steroids: Trillions of federal dollars will be flowing into the economy - along with corporate and privately saved dollars - lowering unemployment, causing rising demand and a potential frenzy of spending that may cause inflation that could cause pressure to raise interest rates. Here's what's been happening locally: Market DynamicsIn January, as is the norm, the number of new listings coming on the market in Lamorinda started to climb from the typical December, annual low point. Closed sales volume in January was way up - approximately 48% higher than in January 2020. Throughout our area, generally low inventory levels of listings on the market have played a large role in the heat of the market. Listing activity has simply not kept pace with buyer demand. Month by month, year-over-year comparison of home sales volumes - illustrating the initial pandemic crash in activity followed by the market rebound that saw monthly sales volumes climb far above the levels of the previous year. January 2021 saw approximately 48% higher sales than January 2020.Two of the factors behind the housing market recovery were the dramatic drop in interest rates, and the significant rebound in the stock market – especially in the stock prices of some of our local high-tech giants. My Recent Activity Sale Pending w/Pre-Emptive Offer3 Days on Market!1844 St Andrews Drive, MoragaRepresenting Seller3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,819 SFOffered at $1,085,000 Just Sold w/2 Offers114 La Quinta Street, MoragaRepresented Seller2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,070 SFSold for $1,060,000 Stay Positive, Test Negative... COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS Find out if it's your turn.  If you’re eligible and vaccine appointments are available through My Turn, you can schedule one. If it’s not your turn yet or appointments are not available, you can register to be notified when you’re eligible or when appointments open up. More Info. Clear guidance, strategy, and market expertise when you're ready to move. Your Moraga real estate advisor and neighbor. Tara RochlinDRE# 01330630925.586.3442TaraRochlin@gmail.com© Compass 2021 ¦ All Rights Reserved by Compass ¦ Made in NYCCompass 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 Want to stop receiving our emails? Unsubscribe now.

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