Living in Contra Costa County: Brentwood California Move Up Buyers and Sellers

Brentwood California Move Up Buyers and Sellers

Brentwood California Move Up Buyers and Sellers

Where are all the Move Up Buyers and Sellers in Brentwood California and Contra Costa County?

The California Association of Realtors puts out some great inforgraphics. Here is one that deals with people considering to sell and move up:

Move Up Home Buyers and Home Sellers

There is a lot of information here and it is always important to remember the difference between what people say and what people actually do. The numbers I think are the most interesting are 1) that 64% of people do not feel they can afford the home they want if they sell; and 2) 60% of the people not thinking of selling feel they are in the home they will retire in.

My gut feeling is that move up buying has slowed down because of both economic reality and a conservative approach by home owners. Home owners do not want to loose their home and will stay put in a secure situation rather than move up. People are looking to other things for contentment than having the most expensive possible home they can afford.

Even though my Bread and Butter is helping people Buy and Sell Homes I think there is a lot of wisdom in being conservative and making due. Yet there are times to Move Up or Down Size. Some families are growing and you just need a bigger home. Other times you can down size your mortgage and get a bigger home by moving to a quality and affordable community like Brentwood California or other East Contra Costa County Communities. And as people move toward retirement maybe they should consider moving to a single story home, or a smaller home, or a 55 Plus Community like Summerset.

Gene owns Home Point Real Estate; located in Brentwood Ca and providing service to the East Contra Costa County Communities of Brentwood, Oakley, Discovery Bay, Antioch, Pittsburg and beyond. Give us call regarding Buying a Home, Selling a Home, or Real Estate Investing. Want to learn more?


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Comment balloon 10 commentsGene Riemenschneider • September 23 2015 11:43AM


Gene Riemenschneider 

Affordability is definitely becoming more of an issue, especially in some communities. I thought this was a very interesting infographic to share - I missed this particular one


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) almost 4 years ago

I share your observation that people no longer want the biggest house they can afford. I wonder if it's related to the Baby Boomers retiring and downsizing? It's surely on our near future plans.

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) almost 4 years ago


Thanks for sharing the information on the Brentwood California move up buyers and sellers.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing this very interesting inforgaphic.

Have a most productive autumn.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

We are seeing this same scenario here in Denver too.   Or, sellers fear they cannot find a home at all with the low inventory.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 4 years ago

Excellent information. I like the graphic.  I would stay put unless I had to move for a particular reason.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) almost 4 years ago

Gene-That statement about what people say and what they do is a great explanation for why polls are so off the mark too. Good info.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) almost 4 years ago


The market trends for Brentwood California are positive.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 4 years ago

Gene what a great and wise post, too many people say one thing and do another.... my take of the slow down is the lack of confidence in the politicians and their interpretation of what the economy is really like. Second the fear of paying the new taxes on the property they would buy vs. what they are paying for their current home...but what do I know....Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 4 years ago

I noticed you haven't posted on Active Rain for a while and was wondering if all is OK?  Come back to the 'Rain!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 4 years ago