Also, we just got our home in SR in July and most homes have multiple offers.
We looked in Gale Ranch and opted for Windemere. We didn't feel all that comfortable with some homes too near the power lines but the GR homes are quite beautiful also.
this year, we wanted to refi and the appraisal came back about the same as we bought... we also know that some of our friends are trying to buy
You're probably wondering about the real estate trend because you're sensing a change in the market. About 7 weeks ago it became apparant that demand for housing in San Ramon is in a significant upwards trend. Much of the buyers who have been waiting are now comfortable with the fact the worst is behind us. Add to that interest rates are low and inventory of homes are also lower than average...the demand to buy homes is very high.
We have several gated communities for your consideration. Just let me know what you're looking for and your price range and I'm happy to assist your efforts in finding the right home. I look forward to talking with you.
San Ramon is HOT!!! Great schools and attractive neighborhoodsâ€¦some are very newâ€¦always combine to make attractive targets for buyers. The entire San Francisco Bay Area is suddenly a sellerâ€™s market. San Ramon is included. My personal opinion is that if you buy a house you like in a neighborhood that you like in the school district that you like with the commute to work that is acceptable at a reasonable price you will be very happy for many years to come. That is not new advice but it is timely.
It is a sellers market right now because there are not enough homes for sale and there are many would-be buyers. Homes in the lower price ranges (up to $700K) are selling very quickly with multiple offers in many cases. A lot of agents are putting new listings on the MLS on a Thursday with a notation "offers will be reviewed on Tuesday". They are even having limited showings access - like "view Saturday only between 1pm and 4pm". This generates an auction like atmosphere and such homes often sell above list price.
How do you compete? Well there ceratinly are ways. One approach is to avoid that type of situation completely and only consider agents with a more traditional listing approach. Then don't wait until the weekend to view homes, view them as soon as they are listed and be prepared to write a full price offer there and then.
Bernard Gibbons, J. Rockcliff Realtors
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Phone (925) 997-1585 - email@example.com
The market has definately changed and buyers are writing many offers before winning the transaction. There are strategies you can use to strengthen an offer to raise your chances. Please contact me if you want more information.
I work with some of the top agents in San Ramon if you would like me to have them prepare you an analysis of the areas you are interested!