Oakland Raiders News – Will The Raiders Share A Stadium With The Chargers?

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By Pleasant Hill Times

Yesterday the biggest news to rock the football world was the news that the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are considering sharing a stadium together in Carson if their respective cities are unable to reach deals on new stadiums.

Fans Disapproval

News of the potential arrangement between the Chargers and Raiders was received by fans online with a mix of suspicion, sadness and anger.

Both teams have an historic feud with each other and are fans are concerned that if either team doesn’t get a stadium soon this could mean their teams will ultimately move.

The Last Straw?

If a stadium deal moves forward it could mean the end of the San Diego Chargers and or Oakland Raiders since owners of both franchises have indicated that they are committed to the future of their teams even if that means either of the two teams could leave their cities.

In a recent article on the stadium deal both teams issued this statement: “We have both been working in our home markets to find a stadium solution for many years, so far unsuccessfully”.

As of today the City of Oakland has continued to show its support for keeping the Raiders in the Bay Area, including considering the development of a new stadium, which could include shops, stores and a vibrant economic center, but if the Raiders are unable to come to an agreement with the City, a stadium deal could be a dream which doesn’t materialize.

What are your thoughts on the Raiders and Chargers sharing a stadium? Leave us a comment below.

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January East Bay Home Sales Drop – Slowest Since 2008

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By Pleasant Hill Times

Thanks to recent data from both CoreLogic and DataQuick we know that East Bay Home Sales dropped to their slowest pace since 2008.

When we compare home sales from January 2014 to January 2015 there was a 5.5 percent drop in home sales, but the median home price for a home in the East Bay rose by close to 10 percent.

East Bay Housing Statistics for January

Did you know that close to 4,500 homes were sold across the Bay Area last month?

The drop in home sales isn’t something to be concerned with though since home sales have dropped by up to 30% each year since 1988.

Most economists typically shrug off housing statistics for January and wait for spring but with winter ending very early this year more home buyers have been searching for homes in February compared to recent years.

Great Time to Buy?

With mortgage interest rates still historically low, combined with low mortgage premiums, now is a great time for you to buy an East Bay home.

It’s especially important to buy an East Bay home now since home prices are only expected to rise in the coming months and mortgage interest rates will increase as well so there’s never a better time for you to buy a home than right now.

For more information on the latest Real Estate statistics, or to view homes for sale across the East Bay, contact us today by calling (925) 300-8000 or click here.

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Nice New listing in Hidden Lakes communi

Nice New listing in Hidden Lakes community at 310 Lakehurst Drive, Martinez, CA 94553 #MartinezCA #Real Estate http://kevin.eastbayproteam.com/property/106-40687680-310-Lakehurst-Dr-Martinez-CA-94553

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Heather Farm Park Playground in Walnut Creek – A Great Place to Play Outside In the East Bay



By Pleasant Hill Times

Are you searching for a great place to take your kids to play outside in the East Bay? If so, why not consider taking them to Heather Farm Park Playground in Walnut Creek?

Located at 301 N San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, the Heather Farm Park Playground features the following things to do:

  • All abilities playground – Great for children of all ages.
  • Skate Park – Located at the corner of Marchbanks and Heater Drive.
  • Swim Center
  • Tennis Area
  • Off-Leash Dog Park
  • Bike Paths
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Six Athletic Fields

A Great Place To Hang Out

Besides being an awesome park to take your children of all ages, Heather Farm Park is also an excellent park for having birthdays, family gatherings, barbecues and it’s also a great park to hang out since there are plenty of bike paths and plenty of restrooms so you can easily spend the day outside here with your family.

To learn more about Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek, or to view the latest homes for sale contact us today by calling (925) 300-8000 or click here to contact us online.

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7 Tips for Getting Your Pleasant Hill Home Ready for Sale

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By Pleasant Hill Times

Selling your Pleasant Hill Home is one of the most exciting things you will do but the reality is that most people don’t know how to prepare their homes for sale and many times they sell their homes for a lot less than they are worth.

In today’s post I will offer you 7 tips which you can use to get your Pleasant Hill Home Ready for sale.

Tip 1 – Create a Gadget Friendly Home

You can make your home more desirable to all home buyers, including millennials, by creating a connected home.

Start with replacing your old electrical outlets with outlets which are also USB capable then add a wireless router so anyone will be able to use their devices throughout the home.

Tip 2 – Create More Space

Remove half walls, posts and anything which gets in the way of having a more open floor plan in your home.

Tip 3 – Don’t Forget To Clean Those Windows

One of the biggest problems with selling a Pleasant Hill Home is dirty windows since many home buyers will wonder what else may be wrong with a home if they look through a dirty window.

Tip 4 – Send Your Pets on a Vacation (If Possible)

Before buyers start showing up with agents to tour your home make sure you remove your “critters”, including cats and dogs, since some buyers may not like pets, and be concerned about potential pet damage to your home.

Tip 5 – Eliminate That Popcorn Ceiling

One of the truths in Pleasant Hill Real Estate is that nobody really likes popcorn ceiling.

You can help to update the look of your home by scraping your popcorn ceiling yourself and painting the freshly scraped ceiling a neutral color.

Tip 6 – Add an Outdoor Space

If your home doesn’t have an outdoor space, create a space for people to sit and enjoy their time outdoors by adding a patio table and chairs

Tip 7 – Think about Those “Forgotten Areas” Of Your Home

Last of all, but most important, stage the “forgotten” areas of your home by cleaning your medicine cabinets and refrigerator.

This step is important since buyers will search everywhere and it’s important to get those areas of your house clean.

For more tips on how to get your Pleasant Hill Home ready for sale contact me, today by clicking here or calling us at (925) 300-8000.

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Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Pleasant Hill

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By Pleasant Hill Times

Psst! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner again, can you believe it?

If you’re searching for places to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Pleasant Hill this post will provide you with tips on where to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2015 in our East Bay town.

My Little Sweetheart Dance

Date – 2/13/15

Location – Pleasant Hill Senior Center: Chateau Room

Time – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

About this event – Bring “little sweetheart” aged 2 through 10 (siblings under 2 years old welcome) to this dance and you will also enjoy a nice dinner of pasta, bread, salad and dessert.

Price – $10

Where to Have a Valentine’s Dinner

One of the great things about living in Pleasant Hill is the wide variety of restaurants in the area.

Instead of choosing your favorite restaurant for your Valentine’s Day dinner why not consider “mixing it up” by having dinner at one of these East Bay Restaurants?

  • El Morocco
  • Honda Sushi
  • Wences Restaurant – Call first to reserve a table!
  • Green Garden Asian Cuisine
  • Matsu Sushi Japanese Restaurant

Forget the Chocolates and Roses

This Valentine’s Day why not forget the chocolates and roses in favor of treating your spouse, partner, or significant other to a 1 hour massage at Spa Envy or massage gift card?

Click here to learn more: http://www.massageenvy.com/clinics/CA/Pleasant-Hill.aspx

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Sequoia Elementary School Science Fair 2015


By Pleasant Hill Times

One of the most exciting events at Sequoia Elementary School each year is the annual school science fair.

This event is held every spring for students from kindergarten to 5th grade.

The 2015 Sequoia Elementary School Science Fair was held on February 5th 2015 and students were able to present their models, collections and science experiments.

Students are allowed to work on their own projects individually or they can work together with three other team members.

All students and team members are given four weeks to plan then prepare to display their projects

In this video awards were presented to students by Dr. Franklin at the Science Fair.

About Sequoia Elementary School

Located at 277 Boyd Road in Pleasant Hill, Sequoia Elementary is one of the most progressive schools in Pleasant Hill including offering students use of the latest technology like their Google Classroom which they plan to offer to students so they can use a Gmail account, Google Docs, Slides and other Google products in the classroom.

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To learn more about life in Pleasant Hill, including Sequoia Elementary School, or to view the latest homes for sale across the area, contact us today by calling (925) 300-8000 or click here.

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