Art - Walnut Creek is an interesting market. It has more of an eclectic mix of houses than some of the surrounding communities. Foreclosures in the area and the market forces of the last couple of years have resulted in some good deals in the price range you are looking at. My opinion, the prices in this area are stabilizing. Any hoped for savings on price are going to be negated in the next six months by rising interest rates. Keep in mind that in this area, that price point is pretty much the entry level for single family homes. You are going to find more older homes, that need updating in that price range. Many Walnut Creek homes have large lots reflecting the rural roots of the community. We are a 5 person real estate team with various corporate and business skills background which we brought into our real estate careers. We have closed escrow on over 650 homes in the area and have not only handled domestic and international relocations for our clients, but have been through them ourselves. Check us out on the web.