Low Inventory Is An Understatement

There are 31,167 total Parcels in Livermore.  Of that 21,034 have structures on them that are zoned for residential type use.  It’s amazing to us that we only have 48 properties in Livermore currently for sale out of a potential 21,034!  In percentages that’s .23% that are listed that potentially could be for sale in all of Livermore, CA.

Actives in Livermore:

Number of actives this week: 48

Number of actives last week: 60

That is a 20% decrease

Average days on market: 79

Median price: $598,000


Natalie Swanson  925-580-9829


Dear Homeowner:

I have news for you. The market and your home’s equity rose over 35% in Livermore last year. At the same time I quietly sold 50+ homes in Livermore over the last 11 months.  The secret is getting out that your equity is back and that my team’s expertise is helping homeowners finally move!

During the downturn in the economy, many homeowners were not able to sell their properties due to the loss in equity. Your property probably lost 30 to 50% of its value from our peak. I have analyzed the properties in our neighborhood and found that we are now back at the values prior to the downturn. Some properties are above the 2006 to 2007 values.

If you have considered selling but were uncertain if your value had returned, please contact me for a complimentary Market Analysis of your property.  I would be happy to educate about the current market, show you the comparable sales in the neighborhood that would be used to estimate your home’s value and discuss a Marketing Plan if you are ready.

I am a veteran Realtor with 8 years of experience helping Sellers move and am a fellow neighbor of Sunset East neighborhood.   You will occasionally see me door to door but in case I miss you, please call me. I’m usually just around the corner.  Let my team’s success go to work for you.  Contact me today.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

CA BRE #01709115

Keller Williams Tri-Valley Realty

Natalie Swanson


New Loan Limits For FHA in 2014

In counties that currently have a loan limit of 729,750 for 2013 will be reduced to 625,500.  These counties include Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco and other counties to be considered High Cost counties by HUD.

Although the bulk of Buyers are in lower price ranges, any change in the loan limit will have some measurable effect on purchasing in California high value markets.

If you are considering a purchase using this kind of financing in a high price market area, you will want to find that home by the end 2013, otherwise you will need to consider other financing options.

For any questions or to get started on your home search now, please call me.   925-580-9829

2571 Merlot Lane Livermore

Gorgeous single level beauty in Livermore’s popular Tapestry neighborhood. It’s the last of the wide streets and big lots!  The price has just been adjusted to $999,999. This spacious floor plan is one of the most popular. With the possibility of turning the garage shop area into a 5th room, this home has the ability to fit a very large family. It’s meticulously cared for and just waiting for a new owner.  With 4 bedrooms and nearing 2900sf of living space, you will see why this floor plan remains in demand.

Call Natalie Swanson for an appointment.  925-580-9829 or email homes@natalieswanson.com

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Coming Soon! 3903 Silver Oaks Way Livermore

Charming single story is just minutes from downtown Livemore and is move-in ready!  Situated on a corner lot, this home has approx. 1,167 sq. ft. of living space, 3 bedrooms with 2 baths.  Recently upgraded and updated granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances and beautiful wood cabinets.  Open living area with hardwood flooring and vaulted ceilings.  Spacious and private backyard complete with a separate home office.  Contact Dave Toledo at 510-917-0872 for more information on this listing!   Silver Oaks Front 1

Winter is around the corner….

And it’s a good time to sell your home!   Although the market often cools down in the winter months, it also means there are fewer sellers, which means less competition for active buyers.  There are plenty of buyers that are either first time buyers or homeowners that are upgrading or downgrading – interest rates are still low, which makes the house you are selling easier to afford.  Furthermore, there are buyers who have intentionally waited for winter when the market is not as hectic as during the summer.   With a good real estate agent by your side, any time is a good time to sell or buy!

Have a real estate question?  I’m only an email or phone call away!

(925) 580-9829

Earlier Than The Bird!

shopping-bags2Livermore Downtown Inc. will be hosting Earlier Than The Bird shopping on Saturday, November 23rd from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  The downtown shops are encouraging local residents to go shopping in their pajamas and/or bathrobes and will be ready to serve you special deals, offers and treats!  New pajamas may be in order for this event!

We Have Moved!

The Swanson Team      
We are excited to announce our partnership with Keller Williams Tri-Valley Realty.  Please note our office address has changed.  We are huge advocates of our community and you can find us at our new downtown location next to the Bankhead Theater.  If you are in the area, please stop in!
              Natalie Swanson Real Estate Team
              Keller Williams Tri-Valley Realty
              2300 First Street  Suite 316
              Livermore, CA 94550
 Natalie Swanson    Dave Toledo   Ellen Goold

307 Bernal Avenue

We have  just listed this home!  Situated on a corner lot with a side yard access, separate workshop and spacious backyard.  Garage was converted (with permits) into a great bonus room.  Raised and exposed beam ceilings and an open and warm eat-in kitchen.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding this property!  Open House is scheduled for Saturday, November 2nd from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Virtual Tour:  http://www.tourfactory.com/idxr1080853



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