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Pish, Home Buyer in California

Any idea what a 3500 sqft house would go for if it is backing the Windemere Pkwy? How less are the houses?

Asked by Pish, California Wed Apr 30, 2008

sold if they back windmere pkwy, than similar homes not backing the windemere pkwy, but are interior.

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We have been shopping for a new home in the san ramon windemere/gale area and I think you may be talking about lennar or centex. Based on our experience I think you have a good shot of getting it for 920-930K if not lower. We were ready to sign a contract on a lennar home with flooring upgrades 3300 sq ft home with an average size rectangular lot for 900K (it was an inventory home). We backed off at the last minute because my “CFO” really likes the Brookfield Hawthorne Model 1 and 2. We decided to wait till the spring rush is over so we may have a better shot at pricing.

We gave up our search for a “good” RE agent! After talking to half a dozen so called local agents, I am disappointed to say that majority wanted to make a quick buck! We had a great RE agent when we bought our last home 10yrs ago so this time we are going solo but we are prepared.

If you decide to offer make sure you include contingencies. Also I would recommend to get an additional “independent” appraisal at your expense ($200-$300) if you are using the builders lender-just to make sure. Also you can check the local county records for sales data as they are in public domain.

For general listing price etc I found http://www.movoto.com to be very useful.

Good luck and enjoy the buying experience.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 20, 2008
Whether buying or selling, remember that the houses that will sell first are those that don't back to a busy road, and when you go to sell that house, if it backs to the busy road it will sell for less than the house across the street from it. How much less depends on the market, and what else people can buy with their money (your competition...).
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 1, 2008
Ok, good that you waited. Looks like the market is turning down again. :)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 24, 2010
No we did not buy this property...Prices further fell down so we are happy with that decision.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 23, 2010
Pish,

Did you end up making your purchase of the property backing the Windemere pkwy? Can you share your positive or negative experiences?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 21, 2010
Hi Pish,

I have seen a price difference of upto 50k on builder homes.

Regards,
Avi
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 26, 2008
Dear Pish,

Hope you're doing well.

The prices for the Plan 3s touched a million some, went down to 800s, and are now back up again low to mid 900s. The interior lots which are now selling show a difference in base price depending on orientation and whether the lot is flat or flat with a slope. Any additional difference in pricing is made up by whether the flooring was pre-selected or buyer selected. Quick move in homes have additional incentives. View Lots have added premium.

Donald has made some good recommendations regarding getting an appraisal, checking local county records and ofcourse enjoying your buying experience!

If you're not already working with a Real Estate Professional, please give me a call at (925) 984-7671 for specific pricing info.

Thank you.

Warm Regards,
Zia
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 22, 2008
Pish,

If you are referring to new home, it may be La Sera/Sera Vista from Centex or Escalante/stafford from Lennar. I would target somewhere around 1M depending on what upgrades you get.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 30, 2008
Expect to pay just over a million....$1,050,000 or so. I cannot think of any homes this large backing up to Windermere Parkway. Lot of great deals there now...including bank owned homes. Banks are geting more realistic with pricing and the homes are selling faster. Good luck!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 30, 2008
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Hi again Pish,
Are you talking resale or new?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 30, 2008
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