Where are you getting your information?
Brian's correct, we're seeing multiple offer situations these days...
Re: "Though the school ratings are much better than other areas of Fremont"
Check out http://www.SchoolAndHousing.com
Based on property address, this site provides attendance area schools (Public, Private and Daycares) along with useful statistics and other information. Before making an offer you should call the School District to CONFIRM the schools the property will feed to!
The market has been very good in the past 4-5 months and we are seeing the prices on the raise.