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Rajkumar, Home Buyer in Ardenwood, Fremont, CA

Good area to buy house in Fremont.

Asked by Rajkumar, Ardenwood, Fremont, CA Thu Aug 12, 2010

We are planning to buy a single family house in fremont but don't know which area is good. I work in SSF. Good school is important. I know Ardenwood is good but any other suggestions ?

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Dear Rajkumar:

Good areas in Fremont depend on your needs. Lot of times fresh home buyers do not necessarily know what to look for. A comprehensive home buyer presentation or introduction to home buying can provide you with specifics on what to look for. Based on your individual and family needs you can then fine tune your requirements for specific neighborhoods. Good schools are also relative term. State of California wants all schools to raise their API score above 800. Many Fremont schools are above 900. I do have a compilation of all recent API scores for schools and you are welcome to connect. Living in interior of Fremont and away from Freeway access may increase your commute time. Also based on your price range, commute needs and school and other criteria one can do mock searches on the internet to narrow down the neighborhood.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 4, 2011

If you work all the way in SSF then why don't you look towards the penninsula? Your commute is I assume by car or BART? That looks to be 3 hours a day. It is a lot more expensive there, but equally good schools. It is also a little nicer there. More trees etc.

I love Fremont, but gas is not getting a cheaper.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 22, 2011

South Fremont is a great option for many reasons. Many buyers look to S. Fremont for the good schools and location to South Bay. Ardenwood is another good option if you prefer the North Fremont area and it's location to the Dumbarton Bridge, 101, or 880. List what your main priorities are and then narrow down your areas from there. I hope this helps.

Thank you,
Bobby Nijjar
Legacy Real Estate and Associates
510 552 3595
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 20, 2011
Hello Rajkumar,

Welcome to the Residential market to purchase a single family house in Fremont! You are here at the right time, right place! Mortgage interest rates and prices both are historically low in last 2 decades, ever since I have been a full time Real Estate professional established in Fremont area. Schools play very important roles in driving home prices. Better the schools, higher the home prices and more desired neighborhood.

Since you mentioned Ardenwood so it seems like your kids are/may be in elementary schools. We also have Warwick, Parkmont, Glenmoore, Weibel, Leich/Warmsprings and all Mission schools that are Gomes, Mission Valley, Chadbourn, Mission San Jose elementary etc are all good elementary schools. Here are some website you can check for schools info and scores http://www.GreatSchools.net and http://www.fremont.k12.ca.us

It’s recommended to get a lender’s pre-approval letter. Based on the approval amount you get, look at homes in neighborhoods of those price ranges. You can get live listings sent to you once sign up free at http://www.HomesByCharo.com and click on free MLS search.

Good luck to you,

Charo Bhatt
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 14, 2010
Mission San Jose schools are rated highest not only in the Bay area, but in the state as well. API scores are generall above the 900 mark. Homes in this area are pricier too.

Most communities in Fremont have schools with great API scores - Glenmoor, Ardenwood, Warm Springs, and of course, Ardenwood.

I recently wrote a post on the Top 12 Schools in Fremont. The link is below.

I'm always available for your questions.

Jane Pacheco
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 14, 2010

Ardenwood is a great community with a diverse demographic and a lively community center. It's proximity to both the East and South Bay Areas and the Peninsula make it a highly desirable place to live. You might also consider the wonderful homes in the Warm Springs area, which has great schools and is also conveniently located to the south and east.

You might also consider some great homes along the Peninsula near Menlo Park and Palo Alto.

When you're ready to buy, give me a call and I'll be happy to assist you! I provide home buyers with facilitation services, which will result in rebates to you, as a buyer or greater than that offered by Redfin. Let me know if I can be of assistance in finding your next home!

Grace Morioka, SRES
Area Pro Realty
Tel (408) 426-1616
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 12, 2010
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