August is HOT-Sizzling weather and housing market

August is HOT-Sizzling weather and housing market make it my favorite month of the year! When not focused on real estate, for me summer-time equals fun-time! Want ideas? Canoe the Russian River, take a hot-air balloon ride in Napa, wine taste in Livermore, hike Mount Diablo, raft the American River, walk around Angel Island, shop at a Farmer’s Market, fish Lafayette Reservoir, see a movie under the stars at Heather Farms.  One of my favorite things to do is attend outdoor concerts. I plan to check out the Thursday evening performances at the renovated Broadway Plaza.
Hot Air balloon ride equals summer fun

In August take a hot air balloon ride over the Napa Valley

In the meantime, here the most recent housing statistical recap, by city:
Single-Family Townhouse-Condo
Activity Active Pending Closed YTD Closed Active Pending Closed YTD Closed
Alamo 4800 31 24 28 107 1 1 3
Blackhawk 4600 15 11 14 65 1 6
Clayton 5900 17 14 13 54 2 1 3 11
Concord 5701 126 110 120 520 44 27 30 160
Clyde 5702 1 0 0
Danville 4500 100 66 80 289 23 18 10 80
Diablo 4700 2 4 8 1
Lafayette 5100 30 23 36 132 5 1 1 6
Martinez 5601 69 56 42 195 13 16 18 65
Pacheco 5602 1 8 1 2 1 4
Moraga/Canyon 5200 8 7 17 62 4 8 6 37
Orinda 5300 42 31 29 99 1 1 0
Pleasant Hill 5400 39 33 30 139 16 12 8 53
Rossmoor 5000 1 1 48 38 45 255
San Ramon 4400 106 73 86 333 46 34 29 142
Walnut Creek 4900 64 55 64 269 43 48 44 219

Hot Housing Market in August

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Dayna Wilson Recent Real Estate Market News

Dayna Wilson Recent Real Estate Market News!

 Dayna Wilson Recent Real Estate Market News

Dayna Wilson Recent Real Estate Market News

3057 Kittery Avenue, San Ramon – SOLD! Received 14 offers, Sale $/Original $ 102%.

3383 Moraga Blvd., Lafayette – SOLD! 9 Offers. Closed at 114%% of asking $.

502 Daisy Place, Pleasant Hill – SOLD! Buyers purchased at list $

424 Peppertree Road, Walnut Creek – Pending. Multiple Offers. Will close well over asking.

With all the many offers we have received on our most recent listings, we have many buyers ready, able and willing to buy in the Contra Costa County area. Even thought homes are selling on average at 104% of list in Lafayette, 103% in Walnut Creek, teh story is almost the same in most neighborhoods. Please contact us should you learn of a friend, neighbor, co-worker or family member needing to sell their home in the shortest amount of time, for the most amount of money with the least stress. We will make it easy and maybe even fun.

Rock Oak Road, Walnut Creek 4/5 bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom 2 level. Coming Soon this summer!

Tice Creek Drive, Walnut Creek 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Golden Gate Model in Rossmoor 55+ community. Coming this fall after extensive remodel!

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JUMP into the Real Estate Market

June is the month for graduations, Father’s Day and the first days of summer and also a great time to jump into the real estate market! mp into real estate. Jump into Real Estate

June is the busiest home-selling and home-buying month in our area. With the warmer weather, more daylight, and the impetus to get into a new house before the next school begins, buyers are more likely to shop during this time of year. Summer is also the most convenient time for the majority of people to move. Sellers’ who are looking to stay in the area have a greater chance of finding their next home with the most inventory listed now.

There are pros and cons to the busiest selling month.

With more houses on the market, buyers can afford a bigger wish list. If your home needs repairs, buyer might simply pass it by for the one down the street. Add in the fact most buyers aren’t shopping under pressure and you have a pool of selective shoppers.

Bidding wars are a headache for buyers but a big plus for sellers. Multiple offers mean more money in a seller’s pocket. It also usually means buyers are less likely to make repair requests or other demands. Lastly, interest rates remain extremely low which continues to keep the buyers out in force and actively house-hunting.

Seniors Sell their Home-Downsizing Made Easy

I met Mr. & Mrs. C at the Downsizing Made Easy-5 Steps to a Successful Move seminar I gave in Danville, Ca. Fast forward…3 weeks later they called for a consultation to sell their home. They hired me on the spot and we began preparing the home for market. Needless to say, the transaction was a success. Their home received 5 offers and was sold in 1 week. Here is what their adult daughter had to say:

Diablo's Downsizing Diva in Danville

Diablo’s Downsizing Diva in Danville

“I would highly recommend Dayna Wilson for her expertise with older home sellers. She helped my parents sell their home in Danville (47 years) in order to move to a Senior Community in Lafayette. She was very confident, knew the area market, and had many technology based strategies to help sell their house quickly. The whole process can be overwhelming trying to decide what needs to be fixed up before the sale, but she helped them through the whole process. Dayna had many companies she recommended for painting, staging, cleanup, and repairs. We had one open house weekend and the next Thursday she had 7 offers to present to us. Dayna went over every offer and explained each one in detail and helped guide my parents to the offer that was the best for them to accept. The whole process can be stressful at times, downsizing from 2000 square feet down to 650 square feet, but Dayna got them through it and gave them a wonderful result. She really listened to my parents and I appreciated that immensely. Call Dayna if your parents are thinking of downsizing or if you are looking to buy or sell your house. You’ll be in good hands!”


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

Home Sellers get Global Reach with Local Expertise

Your Home should get Global attention!

Your Home should get Global attention!

Good Morning World!

The countries that follow my Boomers & Seniors on the Move Facebook page in order of #’s…WHO KNEW?

United States of America, United Kingdom, India, Canada, Australia, Philippines, Malaysia. I feel so…cosmopolitan! (or, is that a cocktail?) I find this SO interesting and crazy! The world is getting smaller every day!

BTW~When you list your home with me it will be seen on over 350 world wide websites…who knows who might want to buy it? You DO want the most eyeballs looking at YOUR property, right? Global reach, with local experience.


Home Tax Deductions for Rentals

The only certain thing in life...

The only certain thing in life…

Being a landord has its pros and cons. The good news is that you have complete control and responsibility and well, that also is the bad news. Tax deductions fall in the plus category.

Most of us landlords are seeking to get a positive cash-on-cash return for our troubles.  Many expenses related to our income properties are tax-deductible. Always save receipts!
In general, claim the deductions for the year in which you pay for the expenses, but there are exceptions. Here are some of the most common deductible expenses for  rental homes.



  • Advertising
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Commissions paid to rental agents
  • Home owner association/condo dues
  • Insurance premiums
  • Legal fees
  • Mortgage interest
  • Taxes
  • Utilities

For a complete list of deductions the IRS has Publication 527.  I am not licensed to give tax or legal advice and always recommend landlords, investors, rental property owners seek the advice of a seasoned tax professional to discuss your unique financial situation. I am happy to offer references upon request.

Dayna Wilson – Walnut Creek Realtor, SRES

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Walnut Creek Home Sellers-STAY NEUTRAL

stay neutral

stay neutral

You may have enjoyed your dark green carpeting or burgundy accent wall, but most buyers will have a hard time imaging their furniture in a room with such dramatic color. It’s time to tone it down. Ready to move, possibly downsize your home?Make your home market ready! Using neutral colors helps prospective buyers create their own vision for the house, and will also leave them with less work to undo if they buy your home. At the same time, get rid of clutter and pack away the family photos. We know you are proud to show off your kids or grandchildren, but you are going to move, so now is the time to carefully wrap them up and store for now. Again, a buyer needs to be able to see themselves living in your house.

Other helpful hints I share with home sellers:

Dark panelling-paint or remove – lighten up!

Out of date light fixtures and hardware-switch them for something more modern – make it shine!

Chipped mirrors-frame them-say, “Cheese!”

Too much furniture-keep a few key pieces and store the rest – room to breathe

Popcorn ceilings – popcorn belongs at the movies!

Ask me for simple tips and tricks to get your home sold quickly and for the most amount of money. It’s a sellers market, but don’t  you want your property to be the one buyers are willing to pay top dollar for, or even multiple offers?! Let’s get you moved!

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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

East Bay Real Estate Market isn’t Frozen Anymore

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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