Category Archives for Pleasanton

Walk-In Wednesday – February 29th

Please join me for a complimentary consultation on Wednesday, February 29th between 5:30 PM & 7:30 PM. 

Come with your questions about the short sale process, foreclosure prevention, refinance, bankruptcy and credit restructuring. I can also provide you with a market analysis.  

 
Contact me for more details:
925-580-9829
Homes@NatalieSwanson.com
 

Conquering Kitchen Clutter

Do you ever walk into where you cook and wonder where your kitchen went?  The kitchen tends to be the most-used room in the house, and can fill with all of the refuse of the day quicker than you can microwave a frozen dinner.  Fear not!  Though you may not be able to see your counters yet, there are a few simple steps to bring back your kitchen to how it looked when you first moved in.  If you want to reclaim your kitchen, here are the first steps.  

1) Store all items near where you use them (pots and pans near the over, for example)

2) Group like items together (mixing bowls, cooking gadgets, storage containers, etc.)

3) Store the stuff you use the most in the most accessible places

4) Keep small kitchen items in containers so they don't get lost

5) De-clutter as least once a year

Ridding the kitchen of clutter is probably the most important step – and the most difficult.  The once-yearly de-cluttering is the time to get rid of the stuff that you don't use or need anymore.  It may be tough to toss things, but when will you really use all seven of those pie pans at the same time?  Maybe it is time to get rid of one or two.

When it's time to start tossing, many people are amazed at how many like items pile up in the kitchen.  Often times, the once lost can opener is found, and then you have two or three; more than you really need.  You may even find that de-cluttering may be best several times a year.

After your kitchen is streamlined, it's time to make a plan for organization to keep things under control.  Take stock of what you have and where you use those things most often.  Store like items where you use them.  Designate the place where you prepare your food, and store those tools (measuring cups, mixing bowls, etc.) near there.

Next, where do you cook the food?  That should be where the spices and utensils rest.  Your flatware and dishes are best stored near the dishwasher or sink, which makes putting away the clean dishes easier.  Stackable wire shelves and spice racks that mount to cabinet doors can help make the most of your cupboard space.

If you would like more information please call me at 925-580-9829 or Homes@NatalieSwanson.com

Your Pleasanton Market Summary

Average price per square foot for Pleasanton CA was $302, a decrease of 78.6% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Pleasanton CA for Oct 11 to Dec 11 was $581,000 based on 244 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 17%, or $118,672, and the number of home sales decreased 9.3%. There are currently 160 resale and new homes in Pleasanton on Trulia, including 13 open houses, as well as 179 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Pleasanton CA was $854,152 for the week ending Jan 25, which represents a decrease of 1.2%, or $10,247, compared to the prior week.

Pleasanton Market Summary

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Your Pleasanton Market Update

Market View for Pleasanton

Average price per square foot for Pleasanton CA was $300, a decrease of 78.7% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Pleasanton CA for Oct 11 to Dec 11 was $595,000 based on 211 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 15%, or $104,672, and the number of home sales decreased 21.6%. There are currently 161 resale and new homes in Pleasanton on Trulia, including 4 open houses, as well as 181 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Pleasanton CA was $845,795 for the week ending Jan 11, which represents a decrease of 0.9%, or $7,650, compared to the prior week.

Click the link above titled Market View for Pleasanton for more information.

Contact Me for more information:

925-580-9829

Homes@NatalieSwanson.com

Livermore Art Show ~ January 21, 2012

Prudential California Realty presents:

The Paintings of Marco Rosales Show

Please Join Us for an Artist's Reception.  Enjoy a glass of wine, some hors d'oeuvres and an opportunity to meet the artist.

For more information please call me at 925-580-9829 or email me at Homes@NatalieSwanson.com

 

Livermore/Pleasanton Food Drive

 

Natalie Swanson, Realtor® Is proud to present the  

7th Annual

Prudential California Realty ‘TIS THE SEASON

 

FOOD DRIVE (benefits all Alameda County)

 

Call me and I will pick up your bag ANYWHERE in Livermore and Pleasanton!! OR
Drop off anytime before 11/28 at: Prudential California Realty
1790 First Street, Livermore
9 AM – 5 PM, Mon-Fri

Contact me today:  (925) 580-9829 or Homes@NatalieSwanson.com 

NEEDED FOOD ITEMS:

PROTEINS:  Peanut Butter, Hearty Soups,   Dried or Canned Beans Canned Chicken & Tuna Dry Milk & Fortified Soy Milk

FRUITS & VEGGIES: Canned Fruit in Juice,  100% Real Fruit Juice,  Canned Vegetables,  Canned Tomato Products

GRAINS:  Enriched Rice Pasta, Iron Rich Cereal,  Whole Grain Cereal

HEALTHY SNACKS:  Granola Bars