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Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Are there transfer fees in Lafayette a buyer should include in their closing fees?
Hi Ginny, Below is the real estate transfer tax information for your question.

$0.55 for each $500
No additional fee beyond the County assessment

Here is the lin ... more
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Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in Brea, CA
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Since my husband and I are over 60 years of age, will Contra Costa County laws allow us to use the one time home tax transfer moving from San Mateo
Hi Ginny,
Just google Proposition 60/90 and you should get your question answered132.
Good luck,
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Jim Colhoun, Real Estate Pro in Orinda, CA
Jim Colhoun answered:
How does Via Roble/Quail Ridge Neighborhood in Lafayette compare to Happy Valley?
It looks like several Realtors have weighed in on this topic. Debbie Johnston, like myself, has sold many home on Quail Ridge, Via Roble. I'm surprised nobody mentioned the name "Tiffan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 10, 2014 Home Buying in Happy Valley
ClarkPeaceNow, Other/Just Looking in Lafayette, CA
ClarkPeaceNow asked:
3530 Deer Hill Rd, Lafayette has, or had, serious construction defects & it will soon be the subject of litigation. Diddo Clark --
This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/property/3116230320-3530-Deer-Hill-Rd-Lafayette-CA-94549
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 30, 2013 Home Buying in Northridge
Scott Sans, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Scott Sans answered:
How is the commute from Berkeley, Albany, and Kensington to Moraga?How bad is the traffic? Is there public transport?
The commute can all depend on what area you are coming from and going to, but is going to be roughly 20 to 35 minutes, depending on exact location. BART is a great solution for a commu ... more
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Scott Sans, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Scott Sans answered:
My husband and I would like to know about the different areas of Lafayette. Specifically Burton Valley vs other areas. Thanks!
Although online research and looking at maps on the computer can be helpful, what I like to do with my clients, is physically get in the car and go on what i call a driving tour. I wi ... more
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Todd Scheid, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Todd Scheid answered:
I'm torn about buying in either Lafayette or Pleasant Hill/WC. Should we buy in Lafayette for the schools or should we save by purchasing in PH?

I know you got a lot of answers but I wanted you to know that I also went through this process. I owned a home in Lafayette and chose to move to Walnut Creek, in the Northgate ... more
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Kyle Quesnoy, Real Estate Pro in Orinda, CA
Kyle Quesnoy answered:
We want to buy a house in the Lamorinda area and we are currently using a local real estate agent who was a referral from a family member.
I've been reading a lot of good answers and advice from the previous responders. The main question I would consider, is, "how high up on your current agent's priority lis ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Oct 28, 2011 Home Buying in Lafayette
Bob Georgiou, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bob Georgiou answered:
What is the average price per square foor for a fairly original home from the 1950s, in Lafayette?

The age of the home is not a good basis for comparison between homes. The price per square foot will not have much meaning by itself as well. For example a Burton Valley home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 7, 2011 Home Buying in Condit
Pete Sabine, Real Estate Pro in Martinez, CA
Pete Sabine answered:
Property values officially going down in my neighborhood...is it time to make a reasonable offer?
Declining market values are caused by home owners agreeing to accept offers significantly lower than the last sold price of a similar home in the same area. Therefore, if Buyers are con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 23, 2011 Home Buying in Lafayette
Catherine Be…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Catherine Bedrossian answered:
Need a good foreclosure agent in the Burbank, CA area.
Hello Longshot7,

What type a property are you looking for? I am assuming at that price range, you are talking about a condo, but I need to make sure and understand your parameters. P ... more
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Kamal Randha…, Real Estate Pro in El Sobrante, CA
Kamal Randhawa answered:
Which are the most desirable neighborhoods in Lafayette, CA?
Hello Tm,

There are lots of wonderful areas in the Lafayette area. Here is a link to the school API index which you might find helpful.

http://api.cde.ca.gov/reports/page2.asp?su ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 24, 2010 Home Buying in Lafayette
Gregg De La…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Gregg De La Cruz answered:
Quality of Life -
Hello Agb,

I'm yet another LAMORINDA agent and I so far concur with everyone else's posts. The elementary and high schools in the area are ranked top in the Nation. If yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 14, 2010 Home Buying in Lafayette
Gary Civello,  in 94526
Gary Civello answered:
What is the commute time to San Francisco, on Bart, from Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga and Walnut Creek? Which of these towns have a Bart station?
To provide some understanding of the locations of each of those towns starting from Walnut Creek (the furthest of the towns mentioned from San Francisco), the following is the correct o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 6, 2009 Home Buying in Lafayette
Randy & Sere…,  in Lafayette, CA
Randy & Sereta Churchill answered:
i wish to purchase 44 cricket hill rd 94549
The new owners have been entertaining offers on the property and are in the process of deciding whether to sell now or develop it. Any questions on the property please email or call us ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2008 Home Buying in 94549
Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in ,
Deborah Madey answered:
Does it make a difference in negotiations if I'm a being represented by a local realtor versus out-town?
An out of area Realtor can learn a new neighborhood, but must be willing to invest the time and energy necessary to acquire the knowledge.

In an ideal situation, you will have local ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jan 13, 2008 Home Buying in Lafayette
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