Author Archive for Valerie Crowell

September Real Estate Update

Following an active second quarter, single-family residential market in the Bay Area neighborhoods has only strengthened. Prices and total sales were up, and it took less time to sell a home. As for Alamo, the median sale price was up…

August Real Estate Update

A limited number of homes for sale helped push prices higher both statewide and locally last month, though the tight supply conditions could put a damper on the traditionally busy spring season. As for Alamo, the median sale price went…

July Real Estate Update

Mortgage rates declined to another 2017 low last week, although rising Treasury yields may cause them to rise in the coming weeks. Freddie Mac says that 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.88 percent for the week ended June 29, down from…

July Community Update: FAST PHYSICS & QUIRKY INVENTIONS!

Learn interesting science and technology facts by experimenting with different materials that react in surprising ways. Explore fundamental blocks & build a house of sticks & bricks! Could you build a house of ice? Protect it from a Creeper! Take…

June Real Estate Update

Buyers who shop now may be able to swing a better deal than in the spring. Over the past 16 years, homes sold for an average of $103.90 per square foot in February, and the five days of the year…

June Community Update: Space Science Summer Camp

Find out what it will be like to be in the Earth’s shadow on August 21st, 2017 as the path of totality covers Earth from Oregon to South Carolina! All comets make noises – listen carefully! Space is not empty.…

May Real Estate Update

New home sales and prices are expected to rise in the coming months, say recent projections from housing industry executives. The chance of a downturn over the next three years appears less likely than it did a year ago. As…

May Community Update: 21st Annual SYCAMORE GARAGE SALE

30 homes or more participate in this annual event. Follow the signs on Sycamore Valley Rd. May 6th. You will receive a ‘Treasure Map’ with the addresses of the participating homes and a description of the items being sold. Every…