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The Power(Point) of Real Estate

March 28, 2016

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Last week, CBGR’s Broker, Loren Gonella, presented his Annual Real Estate Update to both the Merced County Association of REALTORS®, and the Greater Chamber of Merced, as well as presenting at our monthly sales meeting.

Needless to say, it was a crazy week!

In case you missed them, here are some highlights of these presentations:

  • Local residential prices increased, however, at a slower rate. (click here for chart)
  • Residential for-sale inventory remains very tight, not just at the local level, but at the state & national levels as well.
  • Locally, new residential construction is gaining momentum with 85 permits pulled for new homes in the city of Merced, and 112 in the city of Atwater in 2015. (In 2014 Merced had 53, and Atwater had 44!)
  • Rental Market: Inventory is tight, and rents are increasing.
  • Shopping / Retail Centers: are about the same as 2014
  • Office Space: has an oversupply, and rents are negotiable
  • Industrial Space: Inventory is improving and there is an upward pressure on rents.
  • Agriculture: Commodities are experiencing downward pressure, and this is causing downward pressure on prices.

(and these are just the highlights!)

If you are interested in finding out about Loren coming to speak to your group please do not hesitate to contact him:

Loren Gonella


If you are interested in understanding how all this great information relates to you as a buyer or seller, any of our qualified agents will be happy to assist!

Merced Sales Office:                209-383-2171

Atwater Sales Office:               209-358-6429 

Commercial Office:                  209-725-7253


If you are interested in renting, contact our Property Management:


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Success Starts with Information

March 1, 2012

Loren Gonella

In the real estate industry, a vital aspect of the services we offer is the sharing of information.  Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty strives to secure the most current and accurate data, in order to remain the best resource possible for our clients and our community.

Loren Gonella, Broker/Owner of CB Gonella Realty, was asked by several groups and organizations to present his overview on the changes that the national, state and local markets underwent in 2011, as well as to offer a forecast for 2012.

January proved to be the perfect starting point, when Loren was well received by the Merced Rotary Club.  February included the presentation of a full update to the Merced County Association of REALTORS®, as well as a specialized local update for the Merced County Economic Summit.

The Summit, which was held February 23rd at the Merced County Fair Grounds – Pavilion Bldg, hosted 250 guests and featured 8 presenters.  Loren was invited to speak as the residential real estate specialist.  Robert Olzack, the Broker of CB Gonella Realty’s Commercial Office, was also invited to present at the Summit, as an expert on commercial office space.

Check back with us this month as we cover some of the topics included in Loren’s presentations more in depth.  After all, information is empowering!

If you are interested in having Loren Gonella speak at one of your events, or to your organization, please feel free to contact him:


                          Office:           (209) 383-2171