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Happy Rainy January!

Happy Rainy January!


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Happy Rainy January!

I hope you are all safe and warm; we have had a lot of rain! Although we needed it, this was much more than what we expected. As always, I am here for you, and what better way to spend these rainy days than connecting with me to get your real estate goals going?

I look forward to connecting with you soon to help with any of your real estate needs. Give me a call 24/7 at 510-406-4836

My Best Always,


Joujou and her team are by far the absolute best team we have ever worked with. Joujou has an outstanding network of service providers who are also top-notch like she and her team. This was the smoothest house sale we have gone through. Joujou’s attention to detail, follow-through and focus on her clients’ satisfaction are second to no one. She is very well versed in the market and her and the team’s communication is stellar! Can’t say enough good things about Joujou, she and the team are the best folks we have ever worked with. Thank you Joujou and team!

~San Ramon Seller 2022

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Is it a good time to buy?

* In December, 21% of the 1,000 respondents Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index surveyed said they believe “it’s a good time to buy.” In November, only 16% said that it was a good time to buy a home. While still weak, that’s a 31% improvement in 1 month as markets adjust to new realities! Adapting takes a bit of time…..

Housing inventory shortages

See this link of COMPASS Manhattan super-star agent Brian Lewis speaking on FOX BUSINESS about the biggest challenge most markets are facing right now: inventory shortages. This is a great interview worth watching! “There is no national market!” Thanks – as always – for making all of us at COMPASS look and sound so good!

Meaning of Transitory

The word ‘transitory’ was used widely in 2021 in reference to inflation. The FED said the big surge would come and go quickly. They were wrong about that, but at the end of the day we may see that much of what happened in the past 2-3 years was indeed just that……transitory.

1. Home sale prices surged and now seem to be declining, most at threat in areas where they surged the most. Some price declines will be muted if their surges were fueled by prior years’ undervaluation and new, sustained demand.

2. Home rent prices surged and now seem to be stabilizing and in decline in areas. Many massive rental pricing surges were based on figures that compared themselves to figures achieved in 2020 when there was significant Covid-related discounting.

3. Many commodity prices surged and have now come back to earth. The one that probably impacts housing most is lumber that surged to over $1,600 in May, 2021 and is now trading under $370. Natural gas was trading at $9.329 in August 2022, and today it’s at $3.71.

4. The US currency soared to 98 cents to the Euro in October….now just a few weeks later it has eased to 1.066. Bitcoin was trading at $65,000 in November 2021, and today its $16,935.

5. Many companies faced with extreme demand surges in 2020-2022 ramped up staffing, production and inventories assuming those levels of demand would continue: now we are seeing massive, deeply-discounted retail sales and notable layoffs from companies that experienced massive growth. Amazon increased its labor force by 24% between 2020 and 2021.

So yes, I believe what happened in 2020-2022 was indeed transitory on many – not all – levels. So why can’t we see it? Mostly because if you look up any graph – or any real estate report – it mostly has a very limited window. Sometimes a day, a month. If you’re lucky, a quarter or a year. Beyond that? Hah! You have to go searching. Maybe this serves simply as another reminder that the term ‘short-term’ should not mean hours or weeks, but maybe rather several months. In real estate, months are semi-meaningless. Multiple years matter so much more. Massive ‘events’ and ‘shocks’ can trigger massive overreaction and extremes.

If we are to evaluate our businesses, the economy, our lives, etc more meaningfully, we may all be better served by adopting a longer, wider vantage point.

* Inflation was over 11% in 1974….and remained above 6% for almost 10 years between 1973-1982, dipping a wee bit below 6% in 1976.

* Total CPI has increased from 1970 to today by over 600%…..which means $1 in 1970 would be around $7.68 today…… OR a $500k home today would have been around $65k in 1970.

~Leonard Steinberg

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2020 Victorine Rd., Livermore, CA

Our Compass Curated Featured Listing – 2020 Victorine Rd., Livermore, CA

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2622 Willowren Way, Pleasanton | Recently Listed – Already Pending!

4 bd | 2.5 ba | 2024 sf | 0.18 ac

List Price $1,499,800 |
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25 Chatsworth Ct., Danville |

5 bd | 3 ba | 2961 sf | 0.22 ac | $2,298,800

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201 S. Ridge Ct., Blackhawk | Offered at $4,998,800

6 bd | 5.5 ba | 6852 sf | 0.84 ac |

001_112 Turanian Ct-Front

112 Turanian Ct., Danville | Offered at $3,989,800

4 bd | 4.5 ba | 4862 sf | 0.35 ac |

Featured Listings - Joujou Chawla
195 Chanticleer Ln., Alamo, CA

195 Chanticleer Ln., Alamo  | List Price $7,248,800 |

9 bd | 8.5 ba | 8903 sf | 7.81 ac

MAIN HOUSE – 7 bd | 6.5 ba | 7253 sf

POOL HOUSE – 1 bd | 1 ba | 550 sf

GUEST HOUSE – 1 bd | 1 ba | 1100 sf

3482 Cinnamon Ridge Rd., San Ramon

3482 Cinnamon Ridge Rd., San Ramon

4 bd | 4.5 ba | 2921 sf | 0.10 ac

List Price $2,048,800 |

1605 Riviera Ave. #601, Walnut Creek, CA

1605 Riviera Ave. Unit 601, Walnut Creek | Offered at $1,642,000

2 bd | 2.5 ba | 1923 sf | 3-car garage |

2020 Victorine Rd., Livermore, CA

2020 Victorine Road | Livermore | Offered at $14,998,800

5 bd | 5F/2H ba | 8144 sf | 107 ac |

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176 Diablo Ranch Court | Danville

Offered at $12,000/month for Lease or $3,198,800 for Sale

5 bd | 4.5 ba | 4059 sf | 0.60 ac |

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0 Highland Road | Pleasanton | Offered at $2,200,000

279.72 Acres! | Endless Opportunity!


176 Diablo Ranch Court | Danville

Offered at $12,000/month for Lease or $3,198,800 for Sale

5 bd | 4.5 ba | 4059 sf | 0.60 ac |

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819 Paseo Roble Ct., Walnut Creek

Offered at $5,000/month

4 bd | 3.5 ba | 2509 sf | 0.08 ac | Video

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135 Coralflower Ln., San Ramon

Offered at $3,995/month

3 bd | 2.5 ba | 1488 sf | 0.05 ac | Video

1655 n. california-259

1655 N. California Blvd. #259, Walnut Creek

Offered at $3,500/month

1 bd | 1.5 ba | 1054 sf  | Video

Pending - Joujou Chawla

3649 Deer Trail Dr., Blackhawk, CA

3649 Deer Trail Drive | Blackhawk | Offered at $2,599,800

5 bd | 3 ba | 4022 sf | 0.16 ac | Site:

3385 Quail Walk Ln., Blackhawk, CA

3385 Quail Walk Ln., Blackhawk | Offered at $3,588,800

5 bd | 3.5 ba | 4724 sf | 0.5 ac |

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