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Rental Value Trends


Updated 04/02/24  This is updated as the economy and situations change. CLICK FOR A FREE IMMEDIATE RENTAL ANALYSIS OF YOUR HOME Local rents peaked last year, up around 10% from spring 2022.  Since then, average Bay Area rents have stayed level and in some cities even dropped a little.  Oakland may have been hit the worst. Rents are roughly […]

Housing Price Trends

Updated 07/13/24  This newsletter is updated as the economy and situations change. I believe it’s a good time to buy! Buy now while you still have some negotiating ability and refinance over the next year or two when rates are down. As I predicted earlier this year, interest rates have come down slightly. It is my opinion […]

Interest Rate Trends

Updated 07/13/2024 Earlier this year I suggested interest rates could come down .5% to 1% this year. Well they were in the low 7’s and now they’re in the high 6’s and I think they’ll move a touch lower between now and election time. I believe interest rates and gas prices often look better around […]


Welcome to Fremont! As the fourth largest city in the San Francisco Bay area, Fremont’s Silicon Valley location is the ideal setting for your home or business. Tesla Plant Think LocationFremont is conveniently served by Interstates 680 and 880, as well as rail transport lines including Altamont Commuter Express (ACE), Amtrak Capitol Corridor, and the […]


Martinez CA

Martinez is a small city of 36,663 residents, 12.47 square miles, where parents raise their children, antique stores fill the downtown, and Amtrak stops daily. It is the home of “Joltin” Joe DiMaggio, a local boy who made good.Martinez was one of the oldest Anglo cities in California before California became a state. Martinez catered […]


Visit for the watersports and events, stay for the restaurants and entertainment. Suisun City is a San Francisco Bay Area gem with a touch of Cape Cod charm. It is a great spot for a Bay Area day trip or overnight getaway. The waterfront promenade of Suisun City’s historic Waterfront District boasts beautiful views and […]


Vallejo CA

A warm welcome! Whether you’re on vacation, exploring our rich heritage, here on business with a little time to spare, or you’re a resident who wants to explore further, Vallejo offers a vibrant, cultural experience with something to suit any age and interest. Vallejo boasts a wealth of culture, attractions and events from the popular […]


Brentwood CA

The town of Brentwood was founded in 1878 when the San Pablo & Tulare Railroad came through East Contra Costa. Seventy years later it became the first incorporated city in the far east county. The group that spearheaded the effort to incorporate was the Brentwood Improvement Association. In October 1947 the Brentwood Improvement Association started […]


Founded in 1869, Livermore is California’s oldest wine region, framed by award-winning wineries, farm lands and ranches that mirror the valley’s western heritage. The City of Livermore (pop. 80,968) encompasses 26.44 square miles and is the easternmost city in the San Francisco Bay Area; the gateway to the Central Valley. Protection by the coastal range […]


Benicia has been inspiring authors, sculptors, painters and other visionaries for more than 160 years with its beautiful setting, vibrant cultural scene and small-city charm. Today, visitors are enjoying that same variety of incredible experiences, plus much more. In fact, people say a magical combination of elements came together in just the right way to […]

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