Realtor at Tommy Allen Real Estate
Dan Craddock

Buyer Optimism is UP!

Buyers are very optimistic that home prices will increase in the next 5 and 10 years as per the following from  Does this optimism correspond to our market?  The short answer is yes but there is more to the story.  While prices have continued to rise, homes are staying on the market for a […]

Housing market another battlefield for U.S. Vets

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle New data reveals that our nation’s veterans face unique challenges when it comes to achieving homeownership. When members of our military leave active duty and return to the United States, in most cases they do not return to a home they own. In fact, only 18 percent of veterans return […]

Are Mortgage Interest Rates Going UP?

There are several schools of thought as to whether mortgage interest rates are going up, going down or remaining constant.  At, the Bankrate analysts provide their predictions over the next week where the interest rates are headed.  What we all can agree on is that if interest rates go up your buying power will […]

My New Book available on

I have been working diligently on my new book which has just been published on and is available in paperback and Kindle version.  This book has taken me several years to write and included the collaboration of many excellent people to finally put it all together.  The book is titled “The Common Sense Guide […]

Top 10 Remodeling Projects with the Most Bang for your Buck

  If you are thinking about doing some remodeling, you should know that all projects are not equal.  Most people remodel because they want to change the appearance of their home in some way to make the home more livable or comfortable for them.  You also should think about the amount of money that you […]

Brentwood California Real Estate Market – March 2013

  There are currently only 47 Active homes on the market in Brentwood, California ranging in price from $205,000 to $5 Million.  Of the 47 active homes, 19 of them have been on the market for a week or less and will probably be sold in the coming weeks.  Home prices in the area have […]

4 Top Blunders when Searching for a Home Online

The Internet is the number one place that potential buyers go to search for a new home.  In fact, over 87% of potential home buyers start their search on the internet.  It can be the best way to search or it can be a nightmare and consume far too much of your precious time.  To […]

How to Compete with Cash Buyers

In 2012, a staggering 32.4% of the home buyers in the Bay Area paid cash for their homes.  This is up from 30.4% in 2011 which is double the average of 15.6%.  People are realizing that now is the time to buy Real Estate whether they are purchasing it as an investment or as their […]

Buying a New Home? BEWARE

  PROTECT YOURSELF!   PROTECT YOURSELF!  I can’t say that enough.  The home builder, under that big smile and fantastic customer service, has the deck stacked against you.  They are in control of the process and this can cost you big money unless you know your rights. Did you know that you’ll have to put down […]

What are the Experts saying about Real Estate?

Warren Buffett said if he had a way to buy “a couple hundred thousand single-family homes” and easily manage them, he would “load up on them” and “take mortgages out at very, very low rates.”  You do know that Warren Buffett is famous for only investing in assets he believes are undervalued don’t you?  Therefore he […]