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Simon Watson, Real Estate Pro in 94597
Simon Watson answered:
Orinda or San Ramon - both seem to have great schools (elem through high). Any opinions on which place is better to live in?
If I had to choose its Orinda, for location, schools and value, no question about it.

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Keller Williams Realty-East Bay
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Home Buying in Orinda
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
The Orinda May 2014 home sales report reflects the steady market for East Bay luxury homes, with homes in the lower end of the local price range selling quickly and sales moving slower for homes in… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 3, 2014 by John Souerbry Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Steve Stahle, Real Estate Pro in 94549
Steve Stahle answered:
How is the rental market in Orinda? I am thinking about buying a house there,rent it out for now. We are planning to move there 6 years later.
Hope you bought in 2010! Market has taken off in the last 3 years
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 7, 2014 Home Buying in 94563
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
The Orinda April 2014 home sales activity report for homes that closed escrow and are newly listed reflects the exclusive nature of luxury property sales – few homes on the market and prices are currently… Read more
Blogged Fri May 2, 2014 by John Souerbry Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
Jim Mcintyre, Home Buyer in Orinda, CA
Jim Mcintyre answered:
Need advice on buying a lot that has expired building permit Vs buying a house that is in move-in condition
Building or buying what you want is a function of a number of variables, Buying an existing house requires compromise, you probably won't find your "vision" of the perfect home. On th ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Buying in Orinda
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
How much does it cost to build hopme on average in Orinda, a 2000 sqft?
Did you end up buying a land and building a house? would love to hear the experience..
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 24, 2014 Home Buying in Orinda
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
I'm wondering if an agent would be interested in working with a family interested in purchasing a lot/land on a relatively modest budget?
Angela,

Everyone has a budget and a comfort line! I think it is a great strategy to buy a land and build from ground up. You not only input your taste in to the house but also make ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 24, 2014 Home Buying in Orinda
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
There are nine Orinda homes for sale a week or less today in this exclusive East Bay community, including two listed today.  Sales data often show that homes listed on Friday sell for more than homes… Read more
Blogged Fri Feb 21, 2014 by John Souerbry Quality of Life Market Conditions Home Buying
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John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
There are twelve Orinda homes for sale a week or less today in this exclusive East Bay community.  The list of Orinda homes for sale is beginning to lengthen as spring is getting closer, though there… Read more
Blogged Sun Feb 9, 2014 by John Souerbry Quality of Life Market Conditions Home Buying
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John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
The Orinda home sales report for January 2014 for this exclusive East Bay community reflects a slow start to both inventory growth and sales activity.  Two homes closed escrow in January and new… Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 4, 2014 by John Souerbry Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
There are still dozens of East Bay homes holding an open house this weekend as we prepare to move the clocks back and make ready for winter.  We are continuing to help home buyers and investors look… Read more
Blogged Fri Nov 1, 2013 by John Souerbry Market Conditions Home Buying
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Suzanne Look…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Updated Classic 4 bedroom home on a 1/2 acre lot with gorgeous woodsy views.  Fantastic great room, kitchen, large master suite in a coveted neighborhood of Orinda.  Open from 2 to 4. Read more
Blogged Thu Oct 24, 2013 by Suzanne Looker, SRES Home Buying
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John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
There are 8 Orinda homes for sale holding an open house this weekend.  Orinda, CA is known as one of the most exclusive locations in the Bay Area, close to San Francisco and less than an hour to Sonoma… Read more
Blogged Thu Oct 24, 2013 by John Souerbry Market Conditions Home Buying
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John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
There are 17 Orinda homes for sale holding an open house this weekend.  Orinda, CA is known as one of the most exclusive locations in the Bay Area, close to San Francisco and less than an hour to Sonoma… Read more
Blogged Fri Oct 11, 2013 by John Souerbry Quality of Life Market Conditions Home Buying
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John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
There are 26 Orinda homes for sale holding an open house this weekend, up from 19 last weekend.  Orinda, CA is known as one of the most exclusive locations in the Bay Area, close to San Francisco and… Read more
Blogged Fri Oct 4, 2013 by John Souerbry Market Conditions Home Buying
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John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
There are 19 Orinda homes for sale holding an open house this weekend.  Orinda, CA is known as one of the most exclusive locations in the Bay Area, close to San Francisco and less than an hour to Sonoma… Read more
Blogged Sat Sep 28, 2013 by John Souerbry Market Conditions Home Buying
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John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
There are 13 Orinda homes for sale with an open house this weekend.  Orinda, CA is known as one of the best locations in the Bay Area, close to San Francisco and less than an hour to Sonoma or Napa… Read more
Blogged Fri Sep 20, 2013 by John Souerbry Market Conditions Home Buying
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John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
The Orinda home sales report for August 2013 reflects the strong market for luxury homes along the Highway 24 corridor.  Active home listings (homes for sale but not in escrow) were reduced by… Read more
Blogged Fri Sep 6, 2013 by John Souerbry Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
The Orinda home sales report for July 2013 reflects the strong market for luxury homes along the Highway 24 corridor.  Active listings increased from 38 on July 1st to 48 listings today. … Read more
Blogged Sun Aug 4, 2013 by John Souerbry Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
The Orinda home sales report for June 2013 reflects the improving market throughout the East Bay.  Of the 29 homes that closed escrow in June, 24 were on the market 30 days or less and only two… Read more
Blogged Thu Jul 4, 2013 by John Souerbry Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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