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Sellers Are Returning to the Housing Market

In today’s housing market, it can be a big challenge for buyers to find homes to purchase, as the number of houses for sale is far below the current demand. Now, however, we’re seeing sellers slowly starting to come back into the market, a bright spark for potential buyers. Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research at, explains: “Seller confidence has […]
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Parks in Walnut Creek

FACT: We’ve said it before and we will say it again, being outdoors makes you a healthier and happier person! Here is our second list of parks in and around Pleasant Hill. Last month we took a look at Concord, and this month we are focusing on Walnut Creek. In this digital world, unplugging and […]
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Restaurant Patio Guide for Walnut Creek

Bored to death of preparing a meal at home or ordering take-out after months of quarantine? Here is a list of some restaurants where diners can enjoy a meal outdoors again in Walnut Creek. Note: restaurants tend to have their own health and safety guidelines, so limited hours or reservations may be required. Contact the […]
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Parks in Pleasant Hill

It is a fact – being outdoors makes you healthier and happier. In this digital world full of negative news (in your face 24/7), unplugging and getting in the great outdoors is more important than ever! And you don’t need to drive to a remote national park or spend money on fancy gear to enjoy […]
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4 Steps to Avoid Media Overwhelm When Buying a Home (& In General!)

“I am overwhelmed.” Have you told yourself this lately? In the world we are living in right now, it is hard not to feel that way. When you say you are overwhelmed, you are inviting yourself to be just that: overwhelmed. That feeling of overwhelm is a state of being, not who you are. You […]
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Best Time to Sell? When Competition Is at an All-Time Low

In a recent survey of home sellers by Qualtrics, 87% of respondents said they were concerned their home won’t sell because of the pandemic and resulting economic recession. Of the respondents, 51% said they are “seriously worried.” That concern seems reasonable considering the current condition of the economy. The data, however, is showing that home purchasers are still […]
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Misconceptions & Tips to Improve Your Credit Score to Buy a Home

Did you know only 25% of Americans have a FICO® Score between 740 and 800? There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. It is reported that 24% of renters believe they need a credit score of 780-800 to be considered for a mortgage. This couldn’t be further from the […]
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Is the Health Crisis Driving Buyers Out of Urban Areas?

The pandemic has caused consumers to re-examine the components that make up the “perfect home.” Many families are no longer comfortable with the locations and layouts of their existing homes. The allure of city life (more congested) seems to be giving way to either suburban or rural life (less congested). The fascination with an open […]
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Happy Hour

Join us for Happy Hour Thursdays! If you’re part of our Facebook Group, In and Around Pleasant Hill Food and Drinks, you may have noticed Alex announce that members now have a chance to be part of Happy Hour Thursdays! Business owners are teaming up with Alex as a way to thank the community for […]
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