Coming Soon Home for Sale in 94598

Dayna Did It Again! Proud to present a New Listing…
3456 Peachwillow Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
4 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 1,781 s/f / Single Story Home
Coming Soon in the Popular Walnut Creek Woodlands Neighborhood

Dayna Did it Again-New Listing in Walnut Creek, CA

Dayna Did it Again-New Listing in Walnut Creek, CA

HIGHLIGHTS of NEW LISTING 94598 INCLUDE:

• Four Bedrooms, incl. Master Suite
• Two Remodeled Bathrooms
• Fresh Interior Designer Paint
• Gleaming Hardwood Floors
• Formal Dining Room
• Peaceful, Landscaped Backyard ready for entertaining
• Dual-Pane Windows-Anderson and Milguard
• Crown Moldings
• Steel Roof
• Top Rated Northgate High School
• Walk to Valle Verde Elementary School
• 3 Blocks from Shopping, Services, Restaurants
• Woodlands Cabana Swim Club-Memberships Available

My children attended this school and we loved it-great teachers and lots of fun activities, field trips, school play, Haunted House, etc.

My children attended this school and we loved it-great teachers and lots of fun activities, field trips, school play, Haunted House, etc.

Please call me for more details…Dayna Wilson – Downsizing Diva!
Keller Williams Realty-East Bay

Are YOU ready to get moving in 2015?

Day Real Estate and Town of Danville are hosting a Special Screening of Age of Champions on September 9th

Day Real Estate, in partnership with The Town of Danville, is hosting a FREE event that celebrates seniors. The downloadscreening will held at the Village Theatre, located at 233 Front Street in Danville, and features the documentary Age of Champions, produced by Tad Ochwat and directed by Chris Ruso. There will be a special appearance by the film producer, Tad Ochwat.

Age of Champions is the inspiring story of a group of athletes, including a 100-year-old tennis champion, an 86-year-old pole vaulter, a team of basketball grandmothers, and a pair of swimming brothers that are all chasing gold at the National Senior Olympics. The film captures the triumphant spirit of these competitors as they tackle the challenges of old age with grace, humor, and optimism.
Age of Champions made its world premiere at the 2011 Silverdocs Film Festival and was heralded by the Washington Post as “infectiously inspiring.” Athletes featured in the film have received wide attention from the national media, including NBC Evening News, CNN, The Regis & Kelly Show, ABC News, NPR, and a cover story in Washington Post magazine.

Immediately following the local Age of Champions screening, film producer Tad Ochwat will participate in a 30 minute question and answer session with the audience. The evening will include light refreshments served in the lobby beginning at 6:30pm.

To Register Please call 925-314-3490

EVENT DETAILS: Age of Champions Film/Documentary Screening

This event is FREE

Date: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location:
Village Theatre
233 Front Street
Danville, CA 94506

About Day Real Estate/Dayna Wilson:
Wilson is certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP). Wilson is focused on assisting seniors and their families negotiate a later in life home sale and move. As a SRES® designee, Day is astute to the financial and emotional challenges senior clients face when they sell a long-held family home. Day creates a customized approach to marketing and selling a property for seniors, and also works with clients to explore assisted living housing options and find appropriate care for long-term. Dayna has special knowledge about everything from reverse mortgages to the importance of universal design, helping senior clients find qualified home inspectors, movers, attorneys, CPAs, organizers and other experts.

Contact:
Dayna Wilson
925-788-6582

Keller Williams Realty CalBRE# 01781285

I’m a Cover Girl for 2013 Born to Age Directory

The 2013 Born to Age Senior Care Directory has arrived~8th Anniversay Edition.

I'm a Cover Girl!

I’m a Cover Girl!

The Mission: to provide timely, accurate information on Senior Resources to people who want to be a part of the process of planning for, and deciding on, the care that’s right for each unique individual.

Born To Age provides timely, comparative advice on:

  • Home Care
  • Assisted Living
  • Long Term Care
  • Senior Living
  • Retirement Homes
  • Nursing Homes
  • Eldercare
  • Real Estate and more…

I am a Senior Real Estate Specialist serving Boomers and better in Contra Costa County! Let’s get you moving this year…

Dayna Wilson – SRES Realtor for Contra Costa County

Walnut Creek, CA – My Home Town

WELCOME HOME! The traditional downtown, located in the heart of Walnut Creek, CA is full of personality and charm. This area is home to Broadway Plaza with over 98 specialty shops, including Tiffany, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Apple and Coach. We even have a Neiman Marcus, now! My teenage daughters love hitting Forever 21, American  Outfitter, Sephora and Macy’s. We have the upscale designer boutiquesand also super consignment stores where you can often find a real gem of a deal.Downtown Walnut Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located nearby is the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts. I have fond memories of brining my dad to see the opera. It was his Father’s Day gift for many years. You can park once and walk everywhere to all your favorite spots, including places to be served a great meal. Walnut Creek, CA has a number of friendly cafes with patio dining, (many are dog-friendly) and an extraordinary array of excellent restaurants. One of my favorite restaurants is Sasa on N. Main. I happen to know the woman who designed the decor using Feng Shui~seems to be working as they are constantly full. Another is Cypress which has a fun and affordable happy-hour.

Now, let’s go shopping, get a bite to eat and see a show! As an East Bay Native, long time resident, community volunteer and local real estate expert let me be your guide!

Dayna Wilson- Local Real Estate Expert  in Walnut Creek, Ca

Boomer Lifestyle Show-Feb. 9 & 10. 2013

Hiding the Over FiftiesI will be participating in this show! Please come by and visit the East Bay Senior Resource Solutions Group’s Booth.

We believe that you are never too old to enjoy life and never too young to start planning. We boomers are living longer and the Boomer Lifestyle Show can help us all live better. It’s time to find help to plan for the rest of your life – whether you have kids in college, or parents needing assisted living – we have the experts with answers for your tough questions about financial security, health and fitness, leisure and travel, real estate and home improvements – everything you need for a full and satisfying life. For more information please visit: http://boomerlifestyleshow.com/
Source: Boomer Trade Show

Come enjoy one or both days and bring a friend.
Date: Feb. 9 & 10, 2013
Where: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

I will be speaking on: Downsizing Made Easy.
Dayna Wilson – Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Keller Williams Realty DRE# 10781285
www.Day-RealEstate.com 925.788.6582

photo source: mikecogh

5 Ways to SELL your Home in Walnut Creek, CA

sold1It’s Tuesday 1/15 and I love the number 5! So, I’ve selected 5 tools I use that will get your home SOLD. As a Seller, you have entered a competition. How will you win? Whether you realize it or not you are now participating in a Price War and a Beauty Contest…how are you going to beat the others competing for your Buyer?

#1 Pictures tell a story: Once the home has been staged, hire a professional to take photos and video will draw folks to want to see the home in person. When the curtain is drawn, don’t you want your property to be seen in the best light possible? Note: staging is about showing off the size of each space and sometimes it’s best and highest purpose.

#2 Stay neutral: You may have enjoyed your purple bedroom or burgundy accent wall, but most buyers will have a hard time imaging their furniture in a room with such dramatic color, especially if they hate purple or red. It’s time to tone it down. Using neutral colors on the walls can help prospective buyers create their own vision for the house, and will also leave them with less work to undo if they buy the house. At the same time, get rid of clutter and pack away the family photos. Again, a buyer needs to be able to see themselves living in your house.

#3 Attract the most “Eyeballs:” You can have your home in pristine condition, staged and ready to sell, but if no one is finding your listing it’s not going to get Sold. I recognize that over 90% of home Buyers begin their search on the internet, that’s why I post listings on 350 of the top real estate websites in the world.

#4 Curb-appeal, it’s not just a TV program: You’ve attracted folks to drive by the property, but if it looks uninviting from the outside, most buyers will assume there will be more of the same inside. Brighten up the front porch with a coat of paint on the front door, plant some colorful flowers in some pots, mow the grass, power wash the drive and walk-ways. It will make buyers want to come inside and see more…

#5 Repair, Replace, please: Buyers do not want to move into a home with a laundry list of ‘honey-do’ items waiting for them. You may be like most home owners and have some deferred maintenance. Now is the time to fix those items before you list your home. They’ll need to be repaired anyway. Don’t have issues that can become areas of negotiation you could have avoided in the first place. I also suggest you have a home and pest inspection before going on the market.

I remind my Sellers that when you list your home, it ceases to be your home and becomes a house For Sale. This is more of an emotional letting-go that takes place and can be more trying for some than others.

My next 5 items for Sellers to consider to follow…
Dayna Wilson – Keller Williams Realty # 01781285
Dayna@Day–RealEstate.com | 925.788.6582

photo source: squidish

Bad Knees? Call ME Please!

downsize Meeting with yet another Downsizing couple, last week in Walnut Creek, CA, today in beautiful Clayton, CA, looking for guidance. Why? KNEES can’t do the stairs and the UPKEEP of the property is too much of a BURDEN-physically & financially. Will discuss: getting home market-ready, the process, expectations on both sides, the contract, the trends, the local stats, and why it’s so important to hire a Senior Real Estate Specialist. You owe it to yourself to expect the best.
Dayna Wilson – Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES Certification – less than 1% of ALL REaltors in the United States have earned this designation.
Keller Williams Realty | 925-788-6582 | Dayna@Day-RealEstate.com | DRES #01781285 DSC_8604 (Copy)<

photo source: mikebaird

East Bay Real Estate Market isn’t Frozen Anymore

a href=”http://eastbayhome.wordpress.com/?attachment_id=1399″ rel=”attachment wp-att-1399″>icicle Home Buyers and Sellers, wake up: the local real estate market isn’t frozen anymore. Between now and 2017, homes are expected to gain 3.3% a year in value.

Home prices are expected to rise a modest 1% from the fourth quarter of this year to the end of 2013, according to the real estate research firm Fiserv. David Stiff, Fiserv’s chief economist, notes that after some choppiness early on, prices should increase 3.4% from the second quarter of 2013 to the second quarter of 2014. In hotter regions out West, you can expect bigger gains.

Foreclosure inventory continued it’s fall in November: total number of preforeclosures, foreclosures scheduled for trustee sale, and REOs fell 7.6 percent from October to November and declined by 31.8 percent from a year ago. Some say this is a leading factor casing the extreme lack of inventory.

Buyers and Sellers are no longer sitting on the side-lines waiting for the thaw. ice cubes<
Many homeowners are finally ready and able to sell, as well as would-be buyers who've been delaying a purchase in anticipation that prices would keep falling. New home loans are poised to increase 55% in 2013!
Call a local expert for a consultation regarding whether it's the right time for YOU to Sell your Home or Buy a Home in the coming year.
Dayna Wilson – Keller Williams Realty – East Bay, Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
925-788-6582 DRE# 01781285 www.Day-RealEstate.com

Emergency Response Systems Save Lives and Medicare Big Dollars

MB900442656I thought this article was worth repeating and sharing…

Needless trips to the ER are stressful to older adults and their families and take the time of emergency room medical providers. These needless trips will cost individuals, hospitals and Medicare thousands of dollars.

My mother, who lives in Assisted Living, uses oxygen and can have episodes of forgetting how to adjust her oxygen and all its cords, buttons and dials. When she does she becomes short of breath, she tends to call 911 and in the last 30 days she has had three trips to the ER.

So, I decided to install an emergency response system in her apartment, which she was familiar with because she had used it when she lived alone in her home. She is aware that pushing it will get her help. She can’t remember to call the front desk when she feels ill – so the necklace works for her.

On Saturday morning, less than 24 hours after installing the “button”, she pushed it requesting transport to the hospital. The Emergency Response company called me first (should have been the front desk but since cleared that protocol up) and I was able to direct them to the front desk who sent the medical technician and nurse to check on her – sure enough her oxygen tube was pinched and once corrected, she was fine and walking down to breakfast within minutes and not on her way to a hospital!

This monthly cost of $30 saved Medicare thousands of dollars and Mom and me hours of stress.

If you are looking for an emergency response system for a family member, never sign contracts that have high costs. Installation should run under $50 at the most and monthly fees from $29-60, depending on all the enhancements. You should have the ability to stop service whenever it is no longer needed and not be billed any fees for discontinuing.
Source-Linda Fodrini-Johnson Eldercare Services

For additional information about services for seniors, especially real estate matters in The San Francisco East Bay and Contra Costa County, please contact me! I am pleased to be a resource for other challenges as I am well connected with many professionals and organizations that are here to help! Some are free!
Dayna Wilson – Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
Keller Williams Realty DRE #01781285
925-788-6582
Dayna@Day-RealEstate.com
www.Day-RealEstate.com

50+ Homeowners Borrowing More and Saving Less

shadow marketHomeowners more than 50 years old are falling into foreclosure faster than any other age group. Foreclosures increased by 23% over the past five years, resulting in 1.5 million foreclosures. This is more prevalent with widows whose husbands held the mortgage in their name.

The main reason for the rise in foreclosures is due to women outliving their spouses and challenged with medical costs, mortgage and pension cuts, balloon payments, etc.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is starting to create guidelines for lenders in scenarios involving surviving relatives. Banks have also stated that they will work with widows. Looking at all loans held by persons over 50, approx. 6%were delinquent in 2011, up from 1% in 2007, according to a study by AARP.

I suggest my older clients seek the advise of a trusted financial, tax and or legal advisor when experiencing a life-transition. For more senior resources, please contact: Dayna Wilson-Senior Real Estate Specialist
Keller Williams Realty DRE# 01781285
Dayna@Day-RealEstate.com OR # 925-788-6582