New Year, New Real Estate Market in Livermore Valley!

As we look forward to 2011, many prospective buyers and sellers have the same question on their mind.  Namely, will 2011 be a better year for Livermore Valley Real Estate?  Is now the time to think about buying or selling a home in Livermore Valley?

It’s interesting to note, that while many people accept that one cannot “time” the stock market, there is a great interest in trying to “time” the real estate market.  Simultaneously, the “how” and “why” of the real estate downturn is the stuff of Congressional debate.  Opinions are varied and theories abound.  So what’s the answer?

Certainly, if there is no single cause of the real estate slump, there will be no single sign of its recovery.   Each areas housing market is unique, and the improvement of the real estate market will be felt at the local level first.  Yet the media attention on the real estate market is broad-based and often focuses on the worst areas in the country.

If we examine the fundamentals that support a healthy real estate market, we can find several reasons to be optimistic about buying or selling a home in Livermore Valley.   It begins with the oldest rule of thumb in the real estate business: Location, location, location.  So, what about Livermore Valley will draw people in?  Here are just a few hightlights:

  • The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District has had several schools achieve recognition through the California Distinguished School Award. The award is given by the California State Board of Education to public schools within the state that best represent exemplary educational programs.
  • Livermore, CA has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and cool winters, with comfortable temperatures through much of the year.
  • Scenic Livermore Valley is one of California’s oldest wine regions, with over 40 wineries.
  • Livermore CA is home to two national laboratories and several major employers.
  • Livermore Valley’s quality of life attracts high-income demographics.  The 2005 census reported Livermore, CA as the third wealthiest midsize-city in the nation.
  • The arts of Livermore, CA enjoy strong support, including the Livermore-Amador Symphony, the Valley Concert Chorale, the Livermore Valley Opera and the Valley Dance Theatre.

With these strengths in mind, Livermore Valley is well positioned for continued growth as the broader economy revives and financing terms remain favorable.

Is now the time to think about selling your Livermore Valley home or to begin searching for a home in Livermore Valley?  Why not contact me and find out?  I would be happy to discuss your real estate needs and guide you through the opportunities that Livermore Valley can offer.

Wishing you all the best in 2011!

John Kurtzer
Your Livermore Real Estate Expert
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