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Homebuyer, Home Buyer in 94588

Looking to buy a house in pleasanton upto 900K. Any recommendations on the area?

Asked by Homebuyer, 94588 Fri Jun 17, 2011

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Welcome to Pleasanton,

You have a budget that will allow you to show in several neighborhoods in Pleasanton.

When we moved here 10 years ago my husband worked in San Jose. So we knew we wanted to be fairly close to the 680 with easy access. Big reason we chose Pleasanton over Danville.

I would first consider a few things:

1: Where are you going to work?
2: Do you have children who will still be in school . Different schools have different options although they are all very nice.

3: Do you want to be in a neighborhood that has small children,

4: Do you want a community pool we have several neighborhoods with a pool.

I have children and wanted a 3 car garage. We chose the Ponderosa neighborhood. Easy access to 680 and 580.

Some areas are known for having issues.

Areas you should take a look at:
Birdland - Central Pleasanton. Lots of children walking distance to elementary middle and high school. Also you can walk very easily to sports park where almost all of Pleasanton is at on the weekends.

Vintage Hills very nice -
Pleasanton Hills very .

You really need to get out and see Pleasanton.

Go look at neighborhoods at different times of day.

1) go in the evening
2) if there is a school in the neighborhood visit the area when school gets out. '
We lived by Lydickson for a while and the traffic was crazy.

I personally really like the above mentioned areas.

JoAnna Jensen
Realtor / legal Assistant
Legal Realty
925 699 5041
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 22, 2011
Congratulations on your new home journey. Pleasanton, Ca is a unique place to call home. After looking throughout the bay area my family and I decided to live in Pleasanton for the great schools for our daughter, the great amount of community activities and events, and because we are still close to the 680/580 corridor for easy access to work.

When starting your search for a new home, start by getting to know the are you want to call home. Visit the parks, schools, shops, and neighborhoods.

We have a complete list of the Pleasanton schools with SARC reports that show rankings for each.

We also have a free advanced search on our website that allows you to break down your search for homes within a specific age range, school area, neighborhood, REO (foreclosure) and even Shortsales!

Understanding what is available and what the value of the homes are is very important prior to making an offer. We have also put together a "Free Buyers Tips" that goes out weekly with a new and unique buyers tips to help you stay ahead in today's real estate market.

My family and I love living in Pleasanton and I would love to take some time and show you around the area and help you find your new home!

Anna Campbell

AnnasHouses.com Helps You Move Forward

Prudential California Realty, DRE# 01874431
REALTOR®, GRI, CDPE, Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
(925) 399-1629
Web Reference: http://www.AnnasHouses.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 17, 2011

Congratulations on your decision to move to Pleasanton!

Recommending a neighborhood based solely on price would not be doing you a service, as I have no idea as to what your needs are and there are a lot of variables to consider. All of the neighborhoods in the price range that you indicated are great neighborhoods, but may not be suitable for you depending on what is important to you. I would love the opportunity to discuss in detail exactly what is is you are looking for and help you find the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood..

Feel free to search for homes and additional information on my website "PleasantonRealEstate.com". I would be more than happy to assist you with any questions you might have or in showing you any homes that might interest you.

Best regards,

Gina Piper
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate
(925) 200-0202
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 17, 2011
Home Buyer,

You've picked an excellent place to live. Pleasanton has great schools, lots of parks, a wonderful downtown, and two BART stations. The city is located about 40 minutes from San Francisco (easily reachable by BART) and Silicon Valley.

Pleasanton boasts over 500 acres of parks, including the largest active sports park in northern California. Other amenities include the Aquatic Center, a large public swimming complex located in Amador Valley Community Park; Shadow Cliffs, a regional park with boating, swimming, and fishing facilities; the Tennis Park at the intersection of Valley and Hopyard; miles of trails along Pleasanton Ridge; and a skateboard park. Pleasanton is also home to the Alameda County Fairgrounds which hosts statewide and regional events, as well as the annual Alameda County Fair.

Educational standards are high, with state test scores close to 900 for most schools.

There are many great neighborhoods that would work for you. There are 14 homes for sale in Pleasanton priced between $800,000 and $900,000. Please contact me for more information, and to see any of them. I'd love to meet you and show you around my hometown.


Julie Lauer
Keller Williams
Blog: http://trivalleyrealty.wordpress.com/
Web Reference: http://www.JulieLauer.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 17, 2011
A great first place to start is on my site where we have outlined different neighborhoods in Pleasanton. If you are interested in looking at any, let us know.

Moxley Team
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 17, 2011
We have great agents in that area that are very professional and can help you find the right home. Call me and I can give you referrals in that area.

Gladys Viruet
Keller Williams Realty Sales Associate
Mobile: 914 589 2455
Fax: 914 713 3271
Office: 914 902 3277
Email: Gviruet7@aol.com
WEBSITE : http://westchesterpropertyspecialist.com

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 25, 2011
There are many wonderful areas in Pleasanton. It really depends on what you are looking for, if you have small kids, maybe you need something to schools/parks, if single, something close to shops/markets, easy access to freeways. I would be happy to work with you in figuring out your requirements so you can make the right choice on a propertyl.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 20, 2011
You have picked a wonderful community to find a home just spend some time getting to know it. Most of the agents that have responded I know anyone would do a good job for you. Pleasanton has been hit by the current market just like other communities, just not as hard. Schools are rated very high and there are a lot of community activities. Your specific needs will determine if Pleasanton is the right community for you. There are other find cities nearby including San Ramon and Danville each having uniqueness. If you would like more information about Pleasanton or other communities please email or call.

Marc Stromberg
emai: marcsellshomes@gmail.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 20, 2011
You have picked a fabulous city choosing Pleasanton, California.for your dream home. I recomend areas close to Kottinger Ranch; walking distance from downtown. there is a community web site many buyers have found helpful http://www.KottingerRanchNeighbors.com
If you would like help from a full time Realtor and resident for the past 18 years, I'd be happy to share my FREE professional expertise..
Dorothy Broderson Seniors Real Estate Specialist, SRES,QSC,Notary
Lic# 01779623
"There's no place like owning your own HOME"
cell 925-963-8800
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 18, 2011
The most difficult process at the beginning of any home search is determining what town or city best fits your lifestyle and commute criteria. Pleasanton has a lot to offer. You are working in a price bracket that will buy you a whole lot of house in today's market. If you are in the position to think of this purchase as an asset to compliment your other investment holdings (meaning you have time to wait out the process) I would suggest thinking about focusing on Short Sales and perhaps Bank Owned properties. There are some great opportunities available. Buying an Short Sale Home has changed in the past 6-9 months, the process is much more streamlined with the banks. So, put aside everything you have heard at parties about the horror's of buying a Short Sale, or the negative news reports. We are seeing Short Sales going through about as fast as traditional sales. It depends on the Bank and the nature of the loans on the property. Average agents have given up on trying to purchase a distressed property because of the time it use to take and the uncertainly of ever closing. Things have changed, and this presents a real opportunity to buy a great house AND make a great investment.

Shoot me a email and I will send you a list of properties owned by a Bank and properties that are Short Sales. If you aren't sure what a Short Sale is vs a Bank owned property, browse http://www.ExitForeclosure.com. All the information is consumer focused and up to date.

One more thing, are you set on Pleasanton? Danville is also a wonderful community with a lot of opportunity to buy a great house at 2001 price level's. Just a thought. Both towns will see strong appreciation when the housing market recovers because of the lifestyle, location and excellent schools. Both are ranked as Top School districts so you can't go wrong in my humble opinion.

Great time to be a upper end buyer!

Tracy Parker- 925-389-0645
Prudential California Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 17, 2011
The Moxley website is the most detailed I have seen. It even has floor plans! Great place to start!

If you have any finance questions I would be happy to help there as well!

Have a great weekend!
Web Reference: http://www.loansquawk.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 17, 2011
You can look in several areas of Pleasanton if you want a home in the $900K range. Pleasanton is a City where most areas areas are good so you should realy consider being flexible and seeing all the areas that have homes that meet your criteria. That way you can decide which area you like and feel comfortable in.

I just checked in the price range of $700-900K and there are 41 listings in Pleasanton at this time. If you are concentrating on the zip code 94588, then there are 14 listings in that range.

Are you working with a realtor yet? Have you been pre-approved by a loan agent?

Meena Gujral
HUS Achievers Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 17, 2011
Moller Ranch is a fabulous neighborhood in Pleasanton. Moller Ranch is located on the west side of Pleasanton up on the Pleasanton Ridge. If you are looking for a prestigious home for sale then Moller Ranch is a great choice.

Another great option is Laguna Oaks. This is a fabulous neighborhood in Pleasanton. If you are looking for modern luxury home for sale then Laguna Oaks is the place to look. This neighborhood was built in the late 1990’s. Davidon Homes built these homes that range in size from 3400 – 4000 sq ft of living space.

My last recomendation is Vintage Hill II . This is a beautiful neighborhood in Pleasanton. If you are looking for a luxury home for sale in Pleasanton then Vintage Hills II is an excellent place to look. Vintage Hills II is large modern homes up above the original Vintage Hills built in the early 1970’s.

Have any other questions feel free to contact me at anytime.

Kristy Heyne
Coldwell Banker
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 17, 2011
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