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General Area in Pleasanton : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Feb 9, 2015
Al Pacheco answered:
Mdewaikar, The precise tax rates is difficult to pine point because it can vary depending on the specific location, community, how new the development is as well as any other assessments. To get specific/precise tax details for a home in Contra Costa County and Alameda county, you can go to their tax assessors website:

For Contra Costa county, you can go to:

For Alameda County, you can go to:

Go to Account lookup or Lookup Taxes. You will find the actual tax bill which breaks down what is being charged and for what reason.

Good luck, Al Pacheco
Real Estate Broker/Property Manager
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Fri Jan 24, 2014
Dwilliams answered:
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Fri Jan 10, 2014
Ali Qureshi answered:
Hi Mia,

Trulia is a great resource to look for rentals in the area. Another suggestion is craigslist.
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Sun Nov 17, 2013
Ali Qureshi answered:
Tri-Valley has excellent schools! Most people move here from other parts of the bay especially for the school district. You can take the bart and reach San Francisco is just around 40 mins. Your biggest challenge will be the commute to Mountain View but that also depends on the time. If you don't have flexible hours then I would seriously consider Fremont. ... more
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Steve Mohseni answered:
This is a real estate forum, however your question is an insurance specific. The responses you will receive here will not be reliable including mine. Insurance companies generally rely on a software program to determine approximate cost of replacement. I can tell you that it will be roughly around $180-$200 per square foot but ideally it depends on the specific house. If you need to reach out to a good honest insurance agent, call me and I will make an introduction to a great local insurance agent.

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Wed Feb 16, 2011
Meena Gujral answered:
I am working with a client who is looking for homes in San Ramon in the $800K-1 Mil range. He found a house listed for $820K that he really liked. When I called the listing agent to let him know I was sending an offer, I was informed that he had 20 offers most of them over asking price.

So, as you can see, multiple offers are back and buyers are finding it difficult to find the right house because inventory is not as much as you may seem to think. Buyers tell me all the time that they hear it is a buyers market. They think they can go for a lot lower than asking price on their offer. But believe me, if it a well maintained house in a good location, everyone wants it and it sells with multiple offers.

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Thu Jan 20, 2011
Doug Buenz & The 680 Group answered:
If you figure 1.2% per year you will be pretty close most of the time. Therefore, if you buy an $800,000 house, your property taxes will likely be around $800 per month. $1,000,000 will be around $1000 per month, etc.

Some areas like Windemere have an additional tax assessment, so be sure to ask about specific neighborhoods.

Good luck!

Doug Buenz
The 680 Group at Alain Pinel Realtors
(925) 463-2000
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Thu Jan 20, 2011
Doug Buenz & The 680 Group answered:
Another excellent source for information on Pleasanton neighborhoods is In particular, you can get the following information:

Pleasanton neighborhood guides, with the ability to search for homes by neighborhood:

Pleasanton school information:

Blog with information on market trends, community information, etc:

You can also get detailed information on neighborhoods in the other tri-valley cities of Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, Alamo, Blackhawk, and Livermore

Doug Buenz
The 680 Group at Alain Pinel Realtors
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Sat Dec 12, 2009
Joanna Jensen answered:
Hi Long,
Foundation Issues... This is definately something you should know about. It could happen to any home honestly. However we have a few areas in Pleasanton that are know for them. Valley Trails has homes with settlement / foundation issues as well as ValVista.

I live in Country Fair, we are on a slab, I have not heard of foundation issues in this neighborhood as a common place issue. However what I suggest is when you are ready to buy use a LOCAL REALTOR!

I have a listing right now in Vally Trails, I get calls from realtors from other cities and they have no idea about our city. So that is the #1 thing you should do is always use a local realtor who knows the area and issues that go along with it.

#2, Home inspection, be there when it is done. Dont try to save a few hundred dollers this is a must. Also, It doesnt cost you a dime to use your own realtor. I think some people dont understand that. When you walk into a home that is for sale, the listing realtor is paid by the homeowner, they are also paying for your realtor so to get your best representaion get your own realtor. When a listing realtor Double ends a sale they get paid both commissions and its very hard to make sure the home owner get the highest doller amount and the buyer gets the best deal???

Those are my two recomendatins you should be ok where ever you buy. Country Fair is nice, a little more expensive, we have very nice parks and very centrally located. Walking distance to grocery stores, coffee shops a "Dive Bar" and a the "Hopyard Beer and Hamburger place". These homes tend to be larger and some have 3 car garages.

Best of luck.

JoAnna Jensen
Realtor/ Legal Assistant
Pleasanton, CA
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Tue Mar 25, 2008
Jl answered:
I get the impression that pros get thumbs down from prospective buyers/sellers when pros answer solely to promote their name without any additional helpful info. And pros/sellers give thumbs down to others who post comparison real estate sale prices without explicit details on whether there were upgrades, etc. Occasionally, I've seen strange exceptions--I guess someone's bored and randomly clicking. ... more
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