1142 Canton Way Livermore $650,000

What a great home!!! Completely remodeled head to toe, front to back. Nothing was left untouched in this gorgeous house.  Close to downtown Livermore, close to great schools and close to everything fun in Livermore. Wine tours, bike tours, and beautiful parks. Call me for more details.  925-580-9829  Natalie Swanson Keller Williams BRE#01709115 2300 first st #316 Livermore, CA 94550

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Building Community One Family at a Time

buying_a_home_benefits_childrenI always knew that home ownership brought stability and it’s nice to see how the  statistics indicate this.  I thought long and hard when we picked a tag-line. “Building community one family at a time” is really something to believe in.


I Can’t believe it’s that time of year again. Click the link for all the details. Have fun and be safe.  Livermore is an amazing town filled with amazing wineries.  We are fortunate to have these wonderful business so close to where we live.

Wine Festival Details

Worry? Nahhh!

Happy Monday to Everyone!  I shared these number with a few clients and they asked if they should be worried about the rise in inventory. ” Nahh, I told them.”  When I first got my license in December of 2005 I think we had about 600 homes on market, or some crazy number like that.  Increased inventory is just another sign that we are headed toward the more “normal” Market I have been talking about lately.  No need to worry.

The Tri-Valley real estate market remains very healthy as we lag the frenzied Silicon Valley market.  Our sales climate seems to follow suit with them. They are not seeing signs of a slowdown yet.  When we start to see more of those high income earners  running toward Livermore and Pleasanton, It might be a sign that the South Bay market is too high and that mentality will spread. I still feel we have another 1.5 to 2 years on the upside before we see a real turn in the market.

I’ve never professed to have a magic ball but I’ve been in the business long enough to see the initial stages of a market change from down to up and back again.  We have now seen a slowdown in the upswing which will eventually level off and trend down over time.   If you are long-term purchaser, these things are not such a big deal.

Here are this week’s Livermore market statistics:

  •  Actives:
  • Number of actives this week: 166
  • Number of actives last week: 159
  • That is a 4.40% increase – 3 weeks in a row we’ve had increases!
  • Average days on market: 41
  • Median price: $631,397
  • Average price: $788,097
  • ++++++++++++++++++++++++
  • Pendings:
  • Number of pendings this week: 124
  • Number of pendings last week: 127
  • That is a 2.36% decrease – Two weeks in a row we’ve had a decrease!
  • Average days on market: 26
  • Median price: $564,975
  • Average price: $657,944
  • 70 properties have gone pending since the beginning of the month.  That’s an average of 2.8 per day.

Home Appreciation Slowing With Affordability Issues

No surprise here. We have seen this over the last 12 months.  The stats now show what I have been saying for quite some time.  The Tri-Valley shines with a hefty median sales price increase from last year but the decline in appreciation and  sales will eventually erode affordability to a point where we people will begin to ask “How high can we go?”. This is always something to consider when buying a home…………


1698 Sunset Livermore, Affordable In Livermore Valley

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New listing in Livermore. Wow, What a great home for $505,000. 3 beds and 2 baths 1064sf. All updated and ready for new ownership. It’s just gorgeous. Cute really is an understatement. Call Natalie Swanson for all the details and for information about our other up and coming team listings.


Other coming soon listings:

662 Zircon Way, Livermore

57 Agate Court, Livermore

12046 Glenora Way, Sunol

1452 Onyx Road, Livermore

1684 Genoa, Livermore


Keller Williams Tri-Valley

2300 First. St. #316

Livermore, CA 94550

Livermore Market Statistics:

Here are this week’s Livermore market statistics:


Number of actives this week: 145

Number of actives last week: 141

That is a 2.84% increase

Average days on market: 40

Median price: $628,794

Average price: $805,071



Number of pendings this week: 138

Number of pendings last week: 134

That is a 2.99% increase

Average days on market: 28

Median price: $599,975

Average price: $661,486

36 properties have gone pending since the beginning of the month.  That’s an average of 3.27 per day.  Market days is trending a little higher but overall market seems to be doing just fine.

How does this affect you? Call me for answers. 925-580-9829  Homes@natalieswanson.com

Keller Williams Tri Valley 2300 First St. #316 Livermore, CA 94550

Wishing For a Crystal Ball

graph-1 graphI wish I had a crystal ball to show what the real estate market in the Tri-Valley was going to do.  In reality, nobody has this magic ball, but we are able to intelligently guess what is going to happen by considering a variety of indicators and subjectively concluding a predictable future. If you believe that markets actually do have cycles then it’s pretty darn simple. Expect for Livermore and the surrounding market to plateau over the next 18 months and then gradually hit a down cycle. If you are an investor, now is NOT the time to buy for cash flow in Livermore and the surrounding area.  Most pricing is just too high in the detached market. Muli-units need to be viewed independently.

If you are first time homebuyer or a move-up Buyer and are considering a long term purchase, now is the time to buy.  Holding long term will weather any market decline. A long term strategy makes people wealthy with real estate.  If purchasing for a shorter duration,  lets say less than 4 years, you may want to consider a 5 or 7 year variable rate loan, and make sure you get a good deal when you purchase.

In the short term as we enter the August, 2014 Tri-Valley market, we will see increased market days, higher inventory and return to a more balanced real estate market.  Sellers will pay a heavy price if  they over price their homes.  Nicely priced homes will still sell fairly quickly. It’s critical for Sellers to understand pricing dynamics and trust their agent with pricing recommendations.

Contact me today for a complimentary market analysis or to discuss your personal real estate needs. We are happy to help you here at the Swanson  Real Estate Team.

Natalie Swanson, Team Leader

Keller Williams Tri-Valley #01709115

This Weeks Market Update For Livermore Area

Livermore UpdateThis brief market summary will provide all the information you need to know about what the market looked like this past week.

Here are this weeks Livermore market statistics:

> Actives:
> Number of actives this week: 139
> Number of actives last week: 116
> That is a 19.83% increase – BIGGEST INCREASE SINCE WE’VE BEEN      WATCHING THIS!
> Average days on market: 34
> Median price: $679,234
> Average price: $837,409

> Pendings:
> Number of pendings this week: 124
> Number of pendings last week: 124
> Average days on market: 29
> Median price: $588,995
> Average price: $642,213

> 35 properties have gone pending since the beginning of the month. That’s an average of 2.33 per day

Natalie Swanson Keller Williams Tri-Valley 2300 First St. #316 Livermore, CA 94550



Summer Update From Natalie at The Swanson Team

Keller Willliams Tri-Valley 2300 First St. #316 Livermore, CA 94550
Natalie Swanson 925-580-9829