Heather Farms Townhome for Sale

Location, Location! Popular Heather Farms Townhome for Sale.

Heather Farms Townhome for Sale

Heather Farms Townhome for Sale

Three Bedroom and Two and a half Bathroom tri-level home. Master Suite is open to Living Room. Soaring Ceilings in Living Room and Master Bedroom. Each bedroom boasts it’s own deck. Eat-In Kitchen with White Cabinets, and Family Room/TV Area. Separate Formal Dining Space.
Close to Heather Farms Park with it’s Dog Park, Equestrian Center, Playing Fields and Play Ground. Minutes to bike path, John Muir Hospital, Shopping and Dining. Convenient access to freeway, BART and all that Downtown Walnut Creek has to offer! Fresh Paint, new carpet, bright and ready for you. Enjoy entertaining and relaxing in your backyard spa. Property backs to Diablo Hills Golf Course. Homeowners Association monthly dues of $279. includes: pools, tennis courts, greenbelt and Club House.
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Please contact Dayna Wilson – Walnut Creek Listing Specialist with Keller Williams Realty for further details.

Buyer Delivers Baby, Dayna Delivers a Home!

Just Sold: Buyer Delivers Baby, Dayna Delivers a Home!

Buyer Delivers Baby, Dayna Delivers a Home!

Buyers Deliver Baby, Dayna Delivers a Home!

I met this lovely couple last spring. After an initial consult, I understood what they wanted in their first home, and they were open to a number of cities, so we looked at homes from Walnut Creek, Orinda and even the Berkeley hills. They kept the faith and knew that their perfect home was out there waiting.

They took a 5 month break for the birth of their beautiful son. Once they were ready to look again, we found the home of their dreams right away! Many of my clients know me as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, but many of my clients are first-time home buyers, as well.

First time home buyers rely on Dayna Wilson

First time home buyers rely on Dayna Wilson

Walnut Creek Home for Sale- 40 Elmwood Ct

With some TLC and visions this amazing property can be your forever home!

Walnut Creek Home for Sale- 40 Elmwood Ct

Walnut Creek Home for Sale- 40 Elmwood Ct

This is your chance to own 3/4 acre in unincorporated Walnut Creek. The lot is at the end of a cul-du-sac with no rear neighbors; backs to the canal.

40 Elmwood Ct- Classic Living

Living Room boasts soaring ceiling, fireplace

Five bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms offer plenty of room to grow. Family room has beautiful hardwood floor with a gas fireplace. The centerpiece of the huge backyard is the pool. There is plenty of room to park all your ‘toys’ and R/V through the double gate.

Sparkling Pool for our hot summer weather

Sparkling Pool for our hot summer weather

Walking distance to Pleasant Hill BART. 3 blocks to Highway 680. Top-rated schools including Las Lomas High.

40 Elmwood Ct Website: http://40elmwoodct.View24Hours.com

Downzing Class-5 Steps to a Successful Move

Downsizing Class-5 Steps to a Successful Move
East Bay Realtor Dayna Wilson Teaches Class for Mt. Diablo Adult Ed

Downsizing Class this Thursday in Pleasant Hill, ca

Downsizing Class this Thursday in Pleasant Hill, ca

Whether you’re contemplating a move or surrounded by a sea of boxes, you understand how overwhelming a move can be. Dayna Wilson, a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, works with boomers and seniors on the move to help them transition to a more manageable residence. She will be teaching her popular class, Downsizing Made Easy–5 Steps to a Successful Move, at the Mt. Diablo Adult Education Center on Thursday, April 30, from 10:00am-11:30am. The goal of the class is to minimize the time, effort and stress of transitioning to your new life so you can enjoy it!
Walk with courage and move forward with confidence
Dayna’s message is to “walk with courage and move forward with confidence”. She helps her clients pack up their memories and their belongings and move from the large homes where they’ve raised their families into smaller ones where they can live more comfortable, simpler lives. To do this, Dayna provides a step-by-step downsizing plan that includes:

• Getting organized for your move
• Tips for hiring organizers, movers and other professionals
• Guidance for getting rid of decades worth of extra stuff
• Dialog on senior living options in the East Bay

“I love helping my senior citizen clients and their families downsize and find new homes that are more suited to their changing needs. In many cases, they are rattling around huge houses they can no longer care for and are becoming isolated, but it’s difficult to leave so many memories behind. I have a network of trusted preferred service providers who streamline this process for our seniors.”

40 page Workbooks available for purchase at class

40 page Workbooks available for purchase at class

To register: Mt. Diablo Adult Education, 925.937.1530, www.Mt.DiabloAdultEd.org.
*Note that there is a $15 materials fee for this class
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About Dayna Wilson Real Estate
Dayna Wilson has been selling homes for Keller Williams Realty since 2009. In that time, she has become one of the top 10 agents in her Walnut Creek office. Her homes typically sell within 30 days at 100%+ of the asking price. One of the advantages she brings to all of her clients is her comprehensive community knowledge–Dayna grew up in the East Bay, raised her family and still lives, works and plays here. Dayna is a certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) and understands the financial and emotional challenges senior clients face when they sell a long-held family home. Certified specialists have special knowledge about everything from reverse mortgages and the importance of universal design to ensuring a client’s important legal documentation is in order.

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Home Sellers – Have a CLUE?

Selling your home? Did you know the seller is required to provide the buyer with a natural hazards report? This is per the Natural Hazards Disclosure Act, under Sec. 1103 of the California Civil Code. Did you know many buyers also request something called a C.L.U.E. supplement as well?

Home Sellers need to disclosure natural hazards

Home Sellers need to disclosure natural hazards

C.L.U.E. stands for Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange report, which shows any insurance claims made on a property in the last five years. By ordering the C.L.U.E. Home Seller’s Disclosure Report at the time of listing, the smart seller and his/her agent are ready for the first potential buyer to walk in the door. At the same time, a potential buyer will achieve a greater comfort level when making an offer on a property for which the loss history is known.

Prior claims will affect the home insurance rate a new owner gets, so a C.L.U.E. report not only informs prospects of possible defects with a property, it also tells buyers whether they might pay a higher premium for insurance.

Good news: if there was a past insurance claim, more than likely there was an improvement made to the property.

For more questions call Dayna Wilson – Keller Williams Realty-East Bay

Ready to Buy a Home? Close in 14 days!

Ready to Buy a House in Contra Costa County? Rates improved again thanks to more troubles in Europe (Greece, Germany and the Euro). 30 Year Fixed Loan at 3.625%* (APR = 3.86%)

Buyers are often encouraged to put down 20% or more not just to avoid mortgage insurance,(PMI) but also to make their offers much stronger and to allow us to close in 14 days. Yup, that’s right…14 days! Think that makes your offer stronger and more competitive? You bet it does, if the seller is looking for a fast close.

Buyers are often reluctant to deplete their liquidity, borrow from 401ks, or access gift funds to come up with 20% down payments. But, it’s important for buyers to remember that they can get lines of credit immediately after close up to 90% of the purchase price, in most cases.

The stars are aligned…let’s take the journey together!

Interest Rates Fell Again...what are you waiting for?

Interest Rates Fell Again…what are you waiting for?

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What’s Holding Back the East Bay Housing Market?

Falling Home Ownership Rate & Tighter than Normal Inventory Levels…why?

Millennials waiting to marry and buy homes

Millennials waiting to marry and buy homes

Millennials-

High rents making it difficult to save for a down payment

25% of renters faced with the burden of student loans

Many delaying marriage and having children

Boomers & Betters-

Staying in homes longer, rather than selling and downsizing

Afraid to sell and not have another home to move into; avoiding moving twice

Waiting for prices to continue to rise; want to net the maximum for retirement

When will we see a change?

Ca median home prices are expected to increase 5% in 2015 vs. almost 12% in 2014. Housing prices and sales will see a modest upward trend. The Bay Area will continue to outperform other CA regions thanks to a more vigorous job market and tighter housing supply.

Interest rates should remain low, perhaps inching up slightly in 2015.

Inventory is easing a bit; however, in the East Bay most communities have only a 1 month supply of homes for sale, in contrast with a ‘normal;’ market with 6-7 mos. supply.

Ready to Sell or Buy? Let me show you how you can be successful at reaching your goals!

Dayna Wilson – 925-788-6582

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MILLENNIALS HOUSING CONFIDENCE BUOYED

Overall, Americans are more confident in the housing market than at the start of the year, buoyed by optimism among millennials but with tempered expectations in general for future market performance.

Bullish on housing market

Bullish on housing market

Younger renters are upbeat about their future homebuying prospects. Among millennial renters (aged 18-34), 82 percent said they were confident or somewhat confident that they will be able to afford to own a home someday, compared to 64 percent of Generation X renters (those aged 35-49), and just 48 percent of Baby Boomer renters (aged 50-64). Millennials overall were also far more optimistic about future home value appreciation. One-third of millennials (33 percent) said they expected home values to rise more than 6 percent per year over the next decade, compared to 21 percent of Generation X and just 15 percent of Baby Boomers.
Here are the stats for Contra Costa County as of August:

New listings in our  region were down -27 percent for detached homes and down -14.3 for attached properties. Pending Sales decreased -9 percent for single-family homes and decreased -13 percent for townhouse-condo properties

The Median Sales Price was decreased -1.2 percent to $865,000 for detached homes and decreased -2.2 percent to $393,500 percent for attached properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 0 percent for single-family units and increased 0.6 percent for townhouse-condo units.

Dayna Wilson – Walnut Creek Realtor, Contra Costa County Native and your guide to the local housing market.

 

Source: Zillow September 2014

Testimonial for Dayna Wilson from Happy Homeseller

“Within a year and a half I had graduated college, moved like three times, started a new job, got married, had a baby, and to my total shock and dismay, lost my dear mother.

Life was throwing me curve balls left and right it seemed, and now I had to deal with my mother’s estate three states away while grieving her loss.

Helping an out-of-state home seller

Helping an out-of-state home seller

Along came Dayna Wilson, and not only did she convince me she was trustworthy upon our initial meeting, she proved it. She stayed in constant contact with me as we went through the steps of preparing and selling my mother’s condominium. Every other day I had an e-mail, text, or call updating me about where we stood in the process and sale.

On the 14th of June she officially listed the property, by the end of the month it was closing for the asking price.

Whoa … that was fast, and exactly how I needed it to go.

Also, just closing with one buyer wasn’t secure enough for Dayna, she even had a back up buyer in case the first offer fell through. Pretty heads up I say.

Long story short, I would recommend Dayna in a heartbeat. Whether it’s a small condo like mine or a huge sprawling estate in the hills. Her enthusiasm and professionalism are what it takes to get the job done in this day and age, not to mention she’s friendly … I didn’t even know that was still a thing anymore. Awesome.”

This, my WP Friends is why I LOVE My Job!!

Dayna Wilson – Keller Williams Realty

Contra Costa Seniors Attend Seminar on East Bay Housing

 Contra Costa Seniors Attend Seminar on East Bay Housing and Retirement Strategies at Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church 

East Bay Boomers and Seniors Learn How to Unlock the Equity in Their Home and Plan for Aging

Lafayette, CA,  A seminar led by Contra Costa Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Dayna Wilson, on April 27th, helped local seniors facing the challenges of financing retirement understand the Bay Area real estate market and how to unlock the equity in their home.  Wilson, a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty/Day Real Estate (www.day-realestate.com), a fellow real estate agent and a Home Equity Retirement Specialist, showed seniors how they can plan for retirement by leveraging the local housing market.  Attendees learned how to reduce expenses, plan for changing locations and create additional income to finance health care and assisted living. 

Seminar topics covered how to afford to stay in your home or relocate closer to family members, and how to access cash to fulfill retirement dreams.  Seniors and their families learned how to accomplish life transitions with the most ease and how to plan for senior living.  The class also covered topics like accessing equity from a home while aging in place, what to consider before renting vs. making a move, the costs and complexities of selling, risk management and ways to minimize the stress of moving. 

“As a person that has lived in the same house for more than 45 years…”Wilson” gave me a lot of information that will prove essential if and when my wife and I decide to change our residence at some point.”  Don – Lafayette, Ca.

Dayna Wilson developed the seminar hosted by Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church to help seniors understand the complexities of aging and how important a safe and supportive home environment is to successful aging.  Wilson specializes in working with Boomers, Zoomers and Savvy Seniors as they consider what they want their ‘golden years’ to look like. She has earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist and Certified Senior Housing Specialist designations and is passionate about her work in this area.

“As a Contra Costa County Realtor who specializes in helping senior citizens and their families with their real estate needs, this part of my job is a great joy. Those 65+ and their families often don’t know which way to turn when making these important decisions,” says Wilson. “I’m grateful to Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church for hosting this event for all of the seniors in our communities.”

Contact: Dayna Wilson
Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP)

Certified Senior Housing Professional