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86, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA

Tavenna in Fremont Vs Pepper Lane in San Jose by Pulte

Asked by 86, Fremont, CA Sat Oct 6, 2012

Would like to get some inputs on Ardenwood vs Bereyessa area, schools are not a priorty from usage point of view since I would be sending my kid to Private school(count that only for future value of home). Would like to understand the neighborhood value as such for a asian family. We work at sunnyvale. Expectations from home/neighbourhood are :
Enough light and ample space
Good parks around for evening/morning walk soccer field etc
Peaceful neighborhood
Public transit easy accessble for future nanny
Stable home value in all conditions

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Monica Goyal DRE # 01781926’s answer

Thanks for your question. To start with, Fremont property might give you more square footage for the same amount of money. Having said that, it will also give you more of a commute, if you work in Sunnyvale. You have to visit the communities, during the weekend and weekdays to see how you like it. Are you comfortable with the commute each day?

We should discuss on one on one basis to find out your requirements in the home, in order to guide you in the right direction. We Realtors are legally not allowed to guide you towards any community based upon race, ethnicity and other factors. We can only provide you the information.

One thing for sure, before you walk into a sales office of the new home, make sure you hire your own realtor, who is looking out for your interest. If you visit and sign in a sales office without a Realtor, you can not later on do the transaction with your own Realtor.

Good luck with the purchase process.
Monica Goyal
Coldwell Banker
DRE 01781926
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While we’d like to be able to provide you with specific answers, your question has many facets Realtors are simply not allowed to answer. As an example, we cannot address issues surrounding ethnicities, crime, socio-economics and more in any given neighborhood or city. It’s called “steering” and we are prohibited by our code of ethics and federal law from providing such information. Here are a couple posts that explain more:

NO STEERING ALLOWED: 3 Important Facts To Know As A Buyer

Don’t Get ‘Steered’ in the Wrong Direction…

However, we CAN tell you where to go to get information. As an example, for crime statistics, go to the following sites:


As for proximity to parks, etc., a quick look at Google maps for each development will provide you with a very good idea as to the locations of parks, major roads, public transit and more.

Everyone’s metrics for “peaceful” is different – the only you are going to know if any neighborhood is peaceful enough for you is to visit a few different times throughout the day – especially on weekends.

Adequate lighting and space are also very specific to the individual – the only way you will be able to determine this is to visit the actual homes. Keep in mind as well that identical homes facing different directions will respond differently to light throughout the day. Do you want morning light? Evening light? Is the direction the front door is facing an issue? Everyone is different.

Lastly, you ask for “Stable home value in all conditions.” To be honest, there is no such thing. It’s true some neighborhoods respond better to economic conditions than others, but it’s impossible to say what will be happening in the future.

Ardenwood and Beryessa are very different areas – I’d recommend you visit both communities. Factor in all the pros and cons – including commute, area features, differences in climate and more. You will quickly – on your own – get a feel for which community YOU like best. At the end of the day, you are the one who is going to be living there – make the choice based on how you feel in each location.

Also, make sure you take a Realtor with you who knows how to negotiate with new home builders. You’ll get the best price and terms that way.
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