Walnut Creek has long been a town where people could get a foot in the door of the housing market by buying a condo, because there were usually a number of “condo conversions” (apartments that got a new paint job and a few upgrades and then went on the market as condominiums) selling for very reasonable prices. As the price drops on these four condos and one single-family dwelling attest, Walnut Creek is getting even more affordable. (Photo of Walnut Creek main drag Ygnacio Valley road circa 1962: City of Walnut Creek Web site.)
2625 Golden Rain Road #7, Walnut Creek: 2 bedrooms/1.5 baths, 1,058 sq ft, listed at $559,000, dropped to $539,000. True, it’s a 1965 condo, but it was remodeled in 2004 and has a woodsy view.
1681 Alvarado Avenue #18, Walnut Creek: 2 bedrooms/1.5 baths, 970 sq ft, listed at $369,950, dropped to $349,950. Another 1965 condo, but has the advantage of being surrounded by redwoods while close to BART and the freeway.
2925 Dorothy Drive, Walnut Creek: 3 bedrooms/2 baths, 1,588 sq ft, listed at $779,000, dropped to $749,000. This one’s a single-family dwelling.
283 Kingston Way, Walnut Creek: 2 bedrooms/1.5 baths, 1,196 sq ft, listed at $479,000, dropped to $469,000. Condo.
2734 Oak Road #88, Walnut Creek: 1 bedroom/1 bath, 723 sq ft, listed at $289,000, dropped to $269,000.