Napa Real Estate Benefits from Events…and Non-Events!

By | Market Trend, Real Estate News

A couple of recent developments made the news recently that promised to impact Napa’s real estate scene either now or in the future. The one that got most of the attention last Wednesday came from a familiar source: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Her news conference’s less-than-stirring pronouncement (“Caution is appropriate”) made headlines nonetheless because… Continued

March 25, 2016

Napa Housing Market Shares Some Welcome Trends

By | Market Trend

This spring’s Napa housing market continues to reflect most of the trends that have held sway across much of the nation. There is good news, not-so-good news, and (happy to report) no really bad news at all. In fact, it’s the absence of threatening factors that makes our housing market a welcoming one for those… Continued

March 13, 2016

Holiday Magic Spreads through Napa Homes

By | Market Trend

Last week, those of us who were out and about during the increasingly short daylight hours could take in what looked like the regular number of Napa homes decked out with the familiar holiday paraphernalia. When the weather cooperates, it can’t help but bring a smile to your face to spot the reindeer, Santas, menorahs,… Continued

December 26, 2015

Napa Luxury Home Features Meant to Capture Taste Shifts

By | Market Trend

When it comes to selling Napa luxury homes, you really can’t pigeonhole who the ‘typical’ buyer is likely to be. The 9% of buyers that make up the pool of ‘affluent’ prospects are themselves pretty much profile-proof—and the dollar value that 9% represents fluctuates substantially from one end of the country to the other. On… Continued

December 6, 2015

One Reason there is No New Napa Real Estate Bubble

By | Market Trend

The possibility that a Napa real estate bubble might be forming again is a subject that draws everybody’s attention. For all of us who went through the subprime mortgage mess and drop-off in Napa real estate prices, the possibility that the current ongoing rebound might be evidence of another price bubble is a matter of… Continued

December 4, 2015

Napa Homes for Sale Get Boost from National Forecast

By | Market Trend

Suppose you are a Napa homeowner who intends to move to a different home eventually, but for the moment, you aren’t under any particular deadline pressure that would dictate when you have to put your home on the market. In that case, you’re likely to keep tabs on overall market conditions, awaiting what looks like… Continued

July 17, 2015