Free Coffee And Strong Spring Housing Market In The East Bay
Free Coffee And Strong Spring Housing Market In The East Bay
There is absolutely no correlation with free coffee and the housing market but since Peet's Coffee & Tea is giving away free coffee on Mother's Day, we thought we would share it with you.
From your mobile device, just show the coupon above to your favorite barista. By the way, Peet's Coffee & Tea would be a great place to meet your favorite Realtor (us perhaps) for a cup of coffee and start your home search.
The market has been extremely strong through spring so far with little improvement in inventory. Buyers are still scrambling to get in while rates are still at historic lows. That dynamic is still driving multiple offers on many properties. Properties in turn key condition are receiving multiple offers consistently. As I mention to my buyers, "If you love it, there are going to be at least eight others who love it as well".
The real opportunities can be in the homes needing a little bit of TLC as many buyers will back away from any post escrow work. On a promising note, June and early July can represent some of the best buying opportunities as many buyers step away from the market to attend graduations and take early vacations once the kids get out of school. Keep an eye out on more inventory, less pending sales and very likely some good price reductions during this time frame. We are already starting to see price reductions in many markets. Just this week there were 125 reduced across the East Bay market. You can view all active listings in our markets on the links by city below:
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Interest rate update: Jenna Gray from CMG Financial quoted 4.000% for 30 year fixed and 3.25% for 5/1 ARM rates - please visit CMG Financial website for details on their rates and availability based on your purchase scenario.
Author:Kevin Kieffer Phone: 925-300-8000 Dated: May 8th 2015 Views: 467 About Kevin: Kevin R. Kieffer is a Broker Associate and Realtor with Keller Williams Realty. His focus is the Eas...
Kevin R. Kieffer is a Broker Associate and Realtor with Keller Williams Realty. His focus is the East Bay residential home market. He is a top listing agent in the area and also works with home buyers as well. He leads a successful team of Realtors as one of the bay areas top producing professionals. He was recognized as a Five Star agent through an independent survey and was featured in Diablo Magazine. He closed out 2013 in the top 1% of all agents in Contra Costa & Alameda counties and is currently one of the top producing agents in 2014. He has offices in Danville & Walnut Creek and has a team of experienced Realtors focusing on markets throughout the East Bay. Please give him a call and let him exceed your expectations!
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"Even having done our homework, my wife and I were still nervous and unsure of what to expect when we began shopping for our first home. Adding to the uncertainty of being first-time homebuyers, we were also renting a home that would require us to terminate our lease agreement early should we purchase a home before the expiration of our contract. Enter the EastBayPro Team of Kevin and Naomi Kieffer. Let me start off by saying Kevin and Naomi are without a doubt experts in the business of real estate. Buying, selling, renting, flipping, investing, property management…you name it, they know it. With that being said, we came across Kevin’s phone number when we drove passed a house we thought we might be interested in viewing. Kevin was the listing agent for the property and within a couple of short hours after speaking to him over the phone, we were back at the property and he was showing us the home. Kevin did a great job and was extremely knowledgeable of the property he showed us but in the end it was too small for our family’s needs. We later decided to have EastBayPro Team represent us as our buyer’s agent and we made a wise decision in doing so.
Kevin was always responsive in that whenever a property came on the market that we were interested in, all we had to do was give Kevin a call and he was there to show us the property within hours. We also spent a day with Kevin in which he showed us properties that he thought we would be interested in. I would like to note that we have four small children and they were with us at every showing. Kevin was great with them and had more patience with them than we did. It was on this day, that we found the house we fell in love with and Kevin was on top of putting an offer in for us immediately. The house was a short sale and as complicated as these transactions can be, they made it happen. We worked mostly with Naomi after our initial offer and as great as Kevin was, Naomi was even better (Sorry Kevin but your wife has you beat). Naomi was extremely responsive to any questions or concerns we had. When problems came up during the inspection process, Naomi was on top of it and was able to negotiate the price down beyond what we were expecting. Excellent job! Naomi was extremely organized and made the process, all the way through closing, run very smooth. But their service didn’t stop there. After closing, Kevin called our property management company for the house that we were leasing to see what it would take to break our lease earlier and minimize any penalties. Throughout the homebuying process, Kevin and Naomi fully represented our best interests and we believe that they went above and beyond what most agents would do for their clients. Two thumbs up for the EastBayPro Team of Kevin and Naomi as we would highly recommend!"