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Frazzano Team Earns the Coveted #1 Position at J. Rockcliff Realtors

J. Rockcliff Realtors held their annual awards celebrations on Monday to kickoff 2011. It was announced by Jeff Sposito, President of J. Rockcliff Realtors, that the Frazzano Team earned the coveted #1 ranking at J. Rockcliff Realtors company wide (over 650 agents). Jeff also told the crowd that the Frazzano Team was also #1 in total closed sales volume for all of Contra Costa/Alameda County (over 5,000 agents from ALL companies) in 2010 with over $90,000,000 in closed sales volume.

J. Rockcliff Realtors has a corporate office in Danville, CA as well as offices located in Danville, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Livermore, Lafayette and Montclair.

Danville Ca – Blackhawk Plaza Fun Days!

Every Sunday from March 1st until May 1st (Noon-3pm in the Draegers Market parking lot)

Enjoy family fun activities and promotions from participating retailers and restaurants!
Pony rides are Noon-3pm Sundays in Draeger’s Market lot, off Blackhawk Road.
Rides are $5 each or show a receipt of $50 or more from Draegers Market (dated week of redemption)
and receive one free pony ride!

San Ramon, CA Homes for Sale – 2 New Windemere Listings Coming on the Market this week

The Frazzano Team  just  listed 2 gorgeous Windemere homes that will be open next Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4. 

108 Allanmere Court is listed at $909,900.  This designer owned home is highly upgraded.�
1028 Hoskins Lane is listed at $849,900 and it is also highly upgraded and shows like a model home.

Both of these homes are regular sales and will be avaiable to be shown later this week.

Happy Holidays!

The Frazzano Team would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays! We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with so many great clients this year. May the coming year bring you and your family much peace and happiness.

Investment Property Owners – New Tax Related Law 2011

Recipients of rental income from real estate are now generally subject to the same information reporting requirements as taxpayers engaged in a trade or business. In particular, rental income recipients making payments of $600 or more to a service provider (such as a plumber, painter or accountant) in the course of earning rental income are required to provide an information return (typically Form 1099-MISC) to the IRS and to the service provider. This provision will apply to payments made after Dec. 31, 2010.

2010 API Scores Jump For Most Tri-Valley Schools

Nearly every Tri-Valley school posted gains in the California Department of Education’s 2010 Academic Performance Index (API) reports. The San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) posted the highest consolidated API score of 916. The Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) was a close second with a combined 2010 API score of 906. The Dublin Unified School District (DUSD) API increased by 24 points to earn a score of 878. The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School Distrct (LVJUSD) placed last in the Tri-Valley with a combined 2010 API score of 822.

San Ramon’s Dougherty Valley led the way for Tri-Valley high schools with a 2010 API of 909. Monte Vista (894) and San Ramon Valley (891) rounded out the top three high schools in the Tri-Valley. Livermore High School posted a 33 point increase, but it remains the lowest performing high school in the Tri-Valley with an API score of 802 for 2010. Granada High (840) and Dublin High (868) rounded out the bottom three high schools in the Tri-Valley.

Dublin’s top performing schools for 2010 were Dougherty Elementary (939), Green Elementary (933), and Fallon School (910); however, excluding Valley High Continuation School, these three schools actually posted the smallest API score improvements. In fact, Dougherty Elementary’s API score actually decreased by 5 points compared to 2009. Wells Middle School posted the largest gain, catapulting by 49 points to 838 in 2010 from 789 in 2009.

Dublin’s Frederiksen Elementary received the lowest API score at 861, but Frederiksen’s score did increase by 29 points in 2010 compared to its score in 2009. While Dublin High’s 2010 API score of 868 is the third lowest in DUSD, this gain of 26 points represents the second year Dublin High’s posting double-digit improvement.

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California Tax Credit Going Fast

The popular state homebuyer tax credit returned after running out of money last year in just 4 months. If you’re interested in obtaining a tax break to help reduce the cost of buying a house, you better act fast. Funding for the credit could be used up with-in 3 weeks. Association economists are projecting that funding set aside for the tax credit will be used up quickly, thanks to an unexpected flood of delayed closings by homeowners who hope to qualify for both the state and federal credits.

Hot Summer Nights Car Show Coming this week – Don’t miss it

Hot Summer Nights Car Show

Location: Downtown Danville
Address: 400 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526 | map it!
Date: Thursday, August 26th, 2010
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
A street party like no other, Danville’s Hot Summer Nights Car Shows combine classic cars and camaraderie to create an evening of summer celebration. Downtown streets are lined with muscle cars, hot rods, and vintage rides dating back to 1969-some traditional and some sublime-while live bands play ’50s and ’60s music to people dancing in the streets. You can also browse the myriad of food, drink, and souvenir booths throughout, or stop off in one of the downtown shops or restaurants.