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Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
How is the commute from Berkeley, Albany, and Kensington to Moraga?How bad is the traffic? Is there public transport?
BART may be the way to go to get to and fro the cities you mention.

Here's a link to the BART station maps showing which line stops/connects where
http://www.bart.gov/stations/index ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Buying in Lafayette
Dana H. Green, Real Estate Pro in 94549
Dana H. Green answered:
My husband and I would like to know about the different areas of Lafayette. Specifically Burton Valley vs other areas. Thanks!
I have created videos of the four quadrants of Lafayette on my website at www.DanaGreenTeam.com. The Burton Valley video shares why this cup-of-sugar neighborhood is so loved! I also re ... more
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas 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?
Schools are really only one of the considerations; you need help making up your mind:
Turn to Ben Franklin.
Here devised the Ben Franklin Balance Sheet.
Take a table and make two col ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Buying in Lafayette
Suzanne Look…, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CA
Suzanne Looker, SRES answered:
What is the average price per square foor for a fairly original home from the 1950s, in Lafayette?
Just showed some clients one yesterday; built in 1949, needs updating in a wonderful area on.75 acres and incredible views, priced at $283 per sq ft. It will take about $200k to $300k ... more
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Elizabeth J.…, Real Estate Pro in Northampton, MA
Elizabeth J. Herbert answered:
Which are the most desirable neighborhoods in Lafayette, CA?
There are many factors that go into the desirability of a neighborhood (median income, crime, etc) . Realtors aren't allowed to recommend areas but if you go to www.city-data.com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 24, 2010 Home Buying in Lafayette
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper 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.
Talk to your agent and explain what you'd expect. Very similar to the way you presented it above. And be specific. You say you need useful insights. That's a legitimate issue, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 28, 2011 Home Buying in Lafayette
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Voices Member 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?
Hi Pat,
Walnut Creek, Lafayette and Orinda have a BART station. From Walnut Creek to San Francisco (Embarcadero) is 34 minutes, from Lafayette is 30 minutes and from Orinda is 25 minu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 6, 2009 Home Buying in Lafayette
Bob Wegener, Real Estate Pro in Moraga, CA
Bob Wegener answered:
Quality of Life -
Check out the "Lamorinda" area. I could go on for a while here, or I can direct you to my Blog where I have gone on for a while. Lamorindarealestateblog.com

Feel free to call anytime ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 14, 2010 Home Buying in Lafayette
Catherine My…, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Catherine Myers answered:
i wish to purchase 44 cricket hill rd 94549
I'd welcome you to call me, see my website below.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2008 Home Buying in 94549
Pam Winterba…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Pam Winterbauer answered:
Does it make a difference in negotiations if I'm a being represented by a local realtor versus out-town?
Hanh.....

The importance of using a local Realtor is they will know the market and it's nuances. They will know which schools have the best test scores and the type of community tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 13, 2008 Home Buying in Lafayette, CA
Mike Kelly &…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Mike Kelly & Allison Norman answered:
Property values officially going down in my neighborhood...is it time to make a reasonable offer?
The age old question--What do Sellers want! (Isn’t that what Freud pondered?) If you're asking is 20-20% "reasonable" you might get some interesting feedback from some of those S ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 23, 2011 Home Buying in Lafayette
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