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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
I am looking to buy a home in San Ramon area. I would like to know what your thoughts about Pleasanton, East Dublin and San Ramon.
We lived in Dublin for 16 years:
When we moved there, everyone wondered why we would buy in the "toolies" it was so far out.
We went through all that road construction on 680, probabl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 9, 2012 Home Buying in San Ramon
Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bernard Gibbons answered:
Bollinger Hills/Twin Creeks View neighborhoods
That is a fact! I specialize in these areas and listings are few and far between right now. I know of a couple that will likely come on the market in Bollinger Hills early next year. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 5, 2012 Home Buying in San Ramon
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in Brevard County, FL
Phil Rotondo answered:
How do I know my Agent is doing his job? I am not too happy.
You should expect your agent to show you comparable sales in the area of the home(s) you have selected. However, once your agent goes over the figures with you, it's still your call as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 Home Buying in San Ramon
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
Investments in the east bay area for under $50,000 ? How do u get to these listings?
It's either a landlocked parcel, a PRE HUD Manufactured Home or a SCAM.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 16, 2013 Home Buying in 94583
Mona Koussa-…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Mona Koussa-Listing Specialist answered:
Explore the option to buy/trade up a home in San Ramon, Dublin, or Pleasanton before the start of the next school year (fall 2013). Budget low $800k
Hi AC,

Since schools are your top priority you certainly have a lot of choices for all 3 cities you're targeting. Im not sure if you wanted to be walking distance to schools or just ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 Home Buying in San Ramon
Steve Mohseni…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Steve Mohseni - Listing Agent answered:
How does the proximity to 2 nuclear reactors one in San Ramon and one near Pleasanton affect the desirability of this area.?
This would be a great question to ask 73,000+ people living in San Ramon and over 71,000 people living in Pleasanton.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 8, 2012 Home Buying in San Ramon
Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bernard Gibbons answered:
Is listing agent practicing correctly with short sale offer?
You really never know what is going on during the course of a transaction. It may be that everything you were told was correct but subsequent inspections may have revealed a sufficientl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 21, 2012 Home Buying in San Ramon
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
How do I know the agent representing me is working in my favor?
unfortunately, there is often a lot of lip service provided online that some agents will do us all proud, and live up to.......and some, sadly, will not.

As the saying goes, you ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 15, 2014 Home Buying in 94582
Helen L. Whi…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Helen L. Whiteman answered:
Do we need to consider seismic hazard zone while buying property? We are interested in this house in the Bent Creek area.
No You don't need to consider seismic Hazard zone in Bent Creek area. However, you will automatically get your natural Hazard report from your agent when you purchase.
Helen Whiteman
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0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 28, 2012 Home Buying in San Ramon
Christy Brock, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Christy Brock answered:
We are planning on buying a new home from the builder. Any agent /broker willing to give us buyer rebate?
How much of a rebate do you want?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Home Buying in 94583
Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bernard Gibbons answered:
Could somebody tell me something more about the house in san ramon, 2599 twin creeks dr?
What would you like to know about it? It is not currently on the market.

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0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 5, 2012 Home Buying in 94583
Ramon Concep…, Real Estate Pro in Dublin, CA
Ramon Concepcion answered:
Purchase Contract Cancellation
Typically as long as the Buyer is still within their Inspection Contingency period they can cancel their agreement. Once that Contingency had been removed, it becomes a little more diff ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 2, 2012 Home Buying in San Ramon
Cindy Duffy…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Cindy Duffy Chase answered:
Is it true that the property tax in Windemere is 1.6%? Also is it 1.4% in Gale Ranch?
Hi Cathy, It is true that some of the properties in Windemere are 1.6 but not all of them. It depends on the actual property. I live in Windemere and our property tax rate is 1.125%. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 15, 2014 Home Buying in San Ramon
Claudia Mull…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Claudia Muller Gravelle answered:
Fountainhead Dr in San Ramon, is that an FHA approved complex?
They are PUDs and do not require FHA approval. Just write the offer and go FHA!! :)
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 20, 2012 Home Buying in San Ramon
John Juarez, Real Estate Pro in Newark, CA
John Juarez answered:
How is the Canyon Lakes Community?
Hi, Mn,

Canyon Lakes is an excellent community in which to live and raise children. No one can guaranty your total safety. Bad stuff can still happen in good places. The likelihood o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 1, 2012 Home Buying in San Ramon
Steve Curtis, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Steve Curtis answered:
Does San Ramon has single storied newer house? Which area I should be looking at?
there aren't many ... a quick search of the mls showed 6 detached one story homes less than 12 years old ... all are pending ... Mostly in Gale Ranch and Henry Ranch. Mostly over $1,0 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 2, 2012 Home Buying in 94583
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
San Ramon vs Pleasanton?
We spent 15 years in Dublin before moving down here.
We are thinking about moving back.

Choosing between S.R. and P. is a really nice conundrum; you cannot go wrong:
Both have grea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 13, 2012 Home Buying in San Ramon
Mkhosla, Home Buyer in 94583
Mkhosla asked:
Vacant land behind 308 Norris Canyon Terrace We are looking at the Norris Canyon Terrace - does anyone know what the vacant land is behind the community or next to the San Ramon Regional Medical Center.
Thanks!
Monica
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 7, 2012 Home Buying in 94583
Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Bernard Gibbons answered:
Should i be concerned about a sump pump used to correct a standing water issue?
Sump pumps are not uncommon in homes in some of the older parts of San Ramon and if there is a standing water problem, it is better to have a sump pump rather than just ignore the issue ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 30, 2014 Home Buying in 94583
Ramon Concep…, Real Estate Pro in Dublin, CA
Ramon Concepcion answered:
Thinking of buying a condo in San Ramon (94583) Ca. area. I want to know how much will be my annual dues for a 300k condo in the area,
Well for 94583 there is no Mello Roos tax. You'll find that it's up in the 94582 of Windemere where the Mello Roos tax is.

For property taxes generally you would need to m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Home Buying in 94583
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