Pretty much everyone around here knows that "brown is the new green", but I agree that it reduces curb appeal. If I had a seller with this issue, I might suggest some inexpensive, drought friendly landscaping options if there was a budget to do that. The people in my neighborhood have signs on their lawns saying "brown is the new green" and that helps I think with the fact that the lawns look so terrible.... more
No doubt your home value will rise as a mass transit system like BART is a huge advantage to most! With that said, I would say if you sell now or after the BART station goes in, your home value will be there or be more! All economic indicators would say a 4-10% real estate appreciation should happen over the next 3-5 years in all Bay Area, East Bay & Central Valley areas of California. I own and manage 8 properties with 28 tenants, so I follow these trends day in and day out;-)
Call or Text me anytime @ 209-814-0119 to chat more... Also, when you do feel the time is right to sell your home, do it with me for just 4.5% fee! In addition, I also give 1% back to the seller if I happen to represent the buyer as well! I have an office in San Ramon and another in Ripon, so I serve the entire Bay Area, East Bay & Central Valley...
Have a blessed Day! Your Friend & Realtor, Henry Brooks... more