The Spring Housing Market is Already Blooming

Like the recent beautiful weather, the spring real-estate market has made an early appearance. Here's a sample of what's out there.

1455 Latour Lane, #41, Concord


This quiet complex tucked away off Clayton Road and abutting Newhall Park is everything I look for when trying to find a great condominium or townhome for my clients. Passing the car wash and fast-food chain on the way in to the parking lot, you would never dream that such a great find is here. Latour Place is set back in a secluded dead-end court with no through traffic. A small, 44-unit community, it is particularly attractive and well-maintained and word has it, has a great homeowners board that does its best to keep the place in tip-top shape. The units are about 900 square feet with two bedrooms and one bath, but there is an additional vanity in the master bedroom. The lower units have a good-sized enclosed front patio and small backyard patio as well. The upper units have a large enclosed patio in front and a small balcony off the bedrooms in back. Many of the units back to bucolic views of Newhall Park.

 This particular unit is a light and bright first-floor condo with extensive upgrades including new doors, crown moldings, an updated bathroom, newer lighting and flooring. There is also ample and convenient parking, always a plus in a condo community. Contact listing agent Jay D Caldwell at 925-330-2050 or jay.caldwell@bjghome.com.

212 Mountaire Circle, Clayton


This new listing isn't even on the Multiple Listing Service but will hit the market this weekend. This 2960-square foot, five-bedroom, three-bath, two-story home is in the popular Dana Hills neighborhood, a quick walk from downtown Clayton. Residents love this area for many reasons: Its wide, well-kept streets and large lots, Mount Diablo views, access to the surrounding permanent open space and desirable Clayton schools are just a few them. This home has been updated throughout with fresh paint and carpet and newer dual-pane windows. It has fantastic curb appeal and a beautifully landscaped front yard. Contact listing agent Lynne French at 925-672-8787 or lynne@lynnefrench.com.

4411 Corkwood Court, Concord



Walnut Country, or the "Crossings" as it's  more commonly known, has so many benefits that it's hard to list them all, but here are just some: Residents get to send their kids to Foothill Middle School and in Walnut Creek, even though the neighborhood is in Concord, and , known for its high-level of parental involvement. The neighborhood also offers a preschool, a massive, meandering greenbelt and walking path, dotted along the way with rolling lawns,  playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts that look like they belong in Blackhawk, three beautiful pools, a clubhouse with pool tables, and other fun stuff, including a dog park.

This 2886-square-foot new listing in the Crossings also has a lot to offer — six bedrooms! Sitting on a quiet court, it has a remodeled kitchen with granite, cherrywood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, a six-burner gas stove and a pantry. Its two and a half bathrooms have been updated. There's also hardwood flooring, crown moulding, a big master suite, dual zone heat and A/C, a laundry room, a three-car garage, in-ground pool, built-in barbecue and a tile roof. Contact listing agent Julie McCoy at 925-980-8095 or julie@realtormccoy.com.

27 Mount Wilson Way, Clayton



This darling  966-square-foot townhouse has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, one of them a master suite with a slider out to the private, pretty patio/yard. It's in Marshcreek Villas, in the shadow of Mount Diablo and offers a lot of bang for the buck: attached two-car garage and an upscale neighborhood just a quick walk from historic downtown Clayton with its quaint park, shops, great restaurants and the very popular Mount Diablo Elementary school. There's also a welcoming living room, with fresh paint, newer carpet, an updated kitchen with crisp white cabinets, laminate flooring and counters. Contact agent Lynne French at 925-672-8787 or Lynne@lynnefrench.com.


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