Where To Celebrate New Years Eve In Pleasant Hill

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Searching for something fun to do for New Years Eve in Pleasant Hill?

Don’t miss Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District’s New Year’s Eve celebration

When?

Wednesday December 31st 2014

Where?

Chateau Room (PH Sr Center), 233 Gregory Lane

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What To Expect

At this New Year’s eve event you can expect a No host beer, wine and cocktails, dinner and an awesome dance party.

Click here to learn more and book your ticket for the Pleasant Hill New Year’s Eve celebration

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For more information about the best things to do in Pleasant Hill or to view homes for sale across the area contact us today by calling (925) 300-8000 or click here to contact us online.

 

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East Bay Home Sales Were Down In November but Not For Long

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By Pleasant Hill Times

Home sales in November dipped slightly as expected since many buyers postpone their buying activities during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Although home sales were down last month, competition was still tough as it’s been the whole year since more buyers than ever before have entered the Real Estate market thanks to low mortgage interest rates and rising rents.

What to Expect For 2015

Many Real Estate analysts including Kevin Kieffer, of Keller Williams Realty, in Danville confirm that most buyers took a short break in November and are back searching for homes once again.

In a recent interview with the Mercury News Kieffer said this about the current Real estate market:

“It’s spring in the middle of December, everything we’re listing is getting multiple offers again. Buyers never went away, they just took a break. That tells me that spring is going to be hot.”

Win-Win for Homeowners

The real winners during the 2014 Real Estate market have been homeowners across the East Bay who are once again enjoying as many as 20 offers (or more) on their homes.

For November the median home price for a single family home in the Alameda County area was $640,000 and that’s a 12 percent increase from last year.

Across the East Bay were also seeing price more price increases:

  • Contra Costa – The median price for a single family home increased by 3.2 percent.
  • San Mateo – Price increase of 14 percent for single family homes there in the last year.

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Storms Delay Flights From San Francisco International Airport

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By Pleasant Hill Times

Thanks to recent rain storms people who arrived at San Francisco International Airport yesterday were greeted with the harsh reality that their flights were delayed.

Ground Delay Program Started

The airport started their ground delay program which would slow arrivals and that delay program lasted until midnight last night.

Call Your Airline To See If Flight Delayed

Before heading to the airport you should check with your airline first to confirm if your flight has been delayed or canceled since heavy rain and winds have affected flights in and out of the airport over the last 24 hours.

Rain Expected Through Friday

More rain is expected through Friday and with the holidays only days away now you should call your airline first to make sure your airline will not be delayed due to rain.

Simple Tips For Holiday Driving

If you plan on driving during the next 10 days make sure you do the following:

  1. Check weather and road conditions first.
  2. Program your GPS in advance (if needed).
  3. Choose movies for kids and music before hitting the road to avoid distractions.
  4. Leave early.
  5. Give yourself more time to brake when stopping.

How To Get The Best Performance From Your Vehicle

When driving during the holidays you can get the best performance from your vehicle be doing the following:

  • Get a tune up.
  • Oil change.
  • Change your air filter.
  • Rotate and balance your tires.
  • Change your windshield wipers.

To learn more tips for staying safe during holiday travel or to view homes for sale across Pleasant Hill contact us today by calling (925) 300-8000 or click here

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Tis the Season to Be Buying Pleasant Hill Real Estate

 

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By Pleasant Hill Times

 

Did you know right now is a great time to buy a home in Pleasant Hill and other communities across the East Bay?

 

In today’s post we will cover some of the reasons why you want to buy Pleasant Hill Real Estate during December so you can make a smart decision to not miss the great opportunities during this Real Estate Market.

 

Lots of Inventory during December

 

As of December we’ve seen close to 500 new listings across the East Bay and while some buyers are postponing their plans to buy a home during the holidays you can have the advantage if you decide to buy a home now.

 

Sellers Are Motivated

 

Buying a home for sale in the East Bay is a good thing since sellers are motivated to sell during the holidays since there are fewer buyers on the market than ever before.

 

It’s not uncommon to encounter sellers who will go the extra mile to sell their homes during the holidays including doing the following:

 

  • Schedule special days and times for you to view their homes.
  • Include their furniture or appliances with the home sale.
  • Pay closing costs.

 

Mortgage Interest Rates Are Still Super Low

 

You’ve heard about low mortgage interest rates before and we know how you feel.

 

Many people have felt the same way in the past about low mortgage interest rates since saving 1% or .5% to them is the same as choosing between Coke and Pepsi but…

 

The reality with low mortgage interest rates is you can save tens of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your mortgage when you get get pre-approved for a mortgage loan and buy a home now.

 

Imagine what the future will be like when you’ve found a great Pleasant Hill and you can drive home to the house that you actually own instead of rent.

 

To get started with buying a home in San Ramon, Danville,Alamo, Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill or Martinez.  contact us today by calling (925) 300-8000 or click here to contact us online.

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#NewListing and #OpenHouse in #DublinCA this weekend https://www.facebook.com/events/604150759690306/

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Heavy Rain Drenches Pleasant Hill

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By Pleasant Hill Times

It almost seemed like a dream to learn that heavy rain was heading for Pleasant Hill thanks to a huge storm front called the “Pineapple Express” which is slamming most of Northern California with rain and snow.

Not that we are getting slammed with rain most residents want to know how long the rain will last.

We can expect it the rain to continue pouring in the East Bay until Saturday when it’s expected to end.

If you have to drive around town over the next couple of days here’s how you can successfully get from one destination to another without damaging your vehicle or getting injured during bad weather.

Leave Home Early

When driving to work in the morning or traveling around town make sure you leave your home early so you can have plenty of drive time to your destination.

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Step on Your Brakes Sooner

Remember that most people either drive too fast or too slow during the rainy season in California that’s why you should remember to step on your brakes sooner to avoid hydroplaning or getting into a car accident.

Avoid Creeks and Rivers If Possible

During times of heavy rain it’s best to avoid driving near creeks or riverbeds since you don’t know when those areas will be hazards for flash floods.

Be Ready To Evacuate If Needed

Although we don’t want to think about leaving our homes at all it’s best to keep in mind that there may be a mandatory evacuation notice due to flooding so it’s always best to have a “go bag” ready in case you have to leave home for a few days or hours.


 

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What Can You Expect When You Sell Your Pleasant Hill Home?

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By Pleasant Hill Times

Planning on selling your Pleasant Hill Home in the coming year?

In today’s post we will cover everything you can expect during the home sales process.

Step 1 – Preparing Your Home for Sale

Before your Realtor decides to list your Pleasant Hill Home they will meet with you to help you with preparing your home for sale including doing the following:

  • Declutter
  • Property clean up
  • Staging

Your Real Estate Agent may also make recommendations for improvements which you should consider making to your home before listing it.

Making home improvements now means you will have a greater chance of selling your home for your asking price instead of having to accept less money when there are improvements which need to be done.


 

Step 2 – Listing Your Home

Once your home is ready to sell your Real Estate Agent will agree with you on the price which you want to sell your home for then list your house with the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

After your home is listed your Realtor will then market your Pleasant Hill Home online via their website, Trulia, Zillow, Activerain and other online profiles where your home will receive the most exposure.

Step 3 – Day To Day Work

Moving forward with the sale your Realtor will place a lock box on your Pleasant Hill home, schedule open houses, place a sign in your front yard and stay in touch with you whenever some expresses an interest in viewing your home.

Selling your home may take up to 120 days depending on demand for homes in your neighborhood but the work will be worth it since selling your Pleasant Hill Home means you will be able to move on to a bigger home in Pleasant Hill or the East Bay area.

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