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Market Conditions in San Ramon : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Be-elzebub answered:
Update 2015! The bulls are back and San Ramon is selling like hot cakes!
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Be-elzebub answered:
If you can afford it, buy a new home from a developer in Gale Ranch or Windemere where the prices are already set. Be aware that Windemere does have higher property taxes than Gale Ranch. You pay a premium for a new home, so you have warranties and you'll probably do some landscaping. Just my 2 cents. ... more
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Be-elzebub answered:
Next door to me in San Ramon, the owner of an 1880 square foot home is renting for $3300 per month. Home is near its original condition since 1979 with pumice rocks for front yard landscaping. I know that he has positive cash flow because he purchased in a down market. I've lived here since 1995, so its definitely a hot rental market. ... more
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Tue Apr 1, 2014
Ali Qureshi answered:
Hi Bhawana,

Do you have a specific questions about the home in the link? Please advice,.
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
You would have to call the local township's sheriff's office to find out.
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Sun Sep 23, 2012
The Medford Team answered:

The Hayward Hills areas are mostly unincorporated, meaning that you are not in the City of Hayward proper, but instead in an unincorporated section of Alameda County called Fairview (often referred to as the unincorporated section of Hayward). Property taxes in both the Country AND the City of Hayward are $1.25 per thousand dollars of purchase price. As an example, taxes for a home costing $400,000 would be approximately $5,000.00 a year.

Additionally, there is the one-time transfer tax at the point of sale. As long as you buy in the unincorporated section of Hayward, you only have Country transfer taxes at the point of sale. These would be $1.10 per thousand dollars of purchase price, or $440.00 – and this is normally paid by the seller.

If you buy in the actual incorporated section of Hayward, you would also have City transfer tax at the point of sale. Hayward city transfer taxes are $4.50 per thousand dollars of purchase price. If you buy a $400,000.00 home in Hayward proper, your one-time transfer taxes would be $1,800.00. Normally, this is divided 50/50 between buyer and seller. If you buy in Fairview, there is no City transfer tax – only county transfer taxes.
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Thu Sep 13, 2012
Listing Specialist- Mona Koussa answered:
Hi Julieanna,

Gale Ranch is at the top of the list for being one of the most sought after areas in San Ramon. The great schools, community ammenities, proximity to transportation and beauty of the area offers families with children everything they can want for a high standard of living. As a result, you will find homes in Gale Ranch move very quickly if they are priced right. There are several different neighborhoods in Gale Ranch to choose from. Everything from townhomes to mid size family homes to large estates. For the price and the value that Gale Ranch offers buyers from throughout the bay area are seeking to make San Ramon their home. I have been a resident for 10 years and have really enjoyed the sense of community and lifestyle San Ramon offers. You're on the right path and if you would like more information, feel free to call or email.

Hope this helps you!!


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Thu Sep 13, 2012
Listing Specialist- Mona Koussa answered:
Norris Canyon Estates is truely a unique development nestled amongst rolling hils on the west side of San Ramon. If you want an environment which feels like your far away from the hustle and bustle yet close to everything...this is the area for you. Many homes offer panoramic views of either the city or canyons. I'm a homeowner in the development and have loved living here. As a Realtor, I know the tri-valley San Ramon area very well and can tell you Norris Canyon Estates for the value is the best their is. ... more
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Fri Oct 21, 2011
Johnny Huang, MBA answered:
There's many reasons to loan mod or short sale. Being underwater and still have the ability to pay is NOT one of them.
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Tue Mar 1, 2011
Robert Lee answered:
Vikas people are buying left and right. Theres a reason why were here, consult with a trustworthy Realtor who will help negotiate the price with the seller

Best of Luck!
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Fri Feb 25, 2011
Joanna Jensen answered:
As a FSBO you should call an attorney. There are legal questions you will want answered.

I have helped several clients who have done a short sale only to find out they are still on the hook for the second loan.

For the same amount of money dealing with an Attorney / Broker is an excellent idea.

Depending on the type of loan and balance you are defintaly sered by calling an Attorney who specializes in short sales.

Best Regards

JoAnna Jensen
Legal Assistant
Volo Law / Legal Realty

925 699 5041
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Tue Oct 12, 2010
Julie Whitmer answered:
Hi Julieanna,

Good question; newer construction, spacious home and desirable community are positives, but more information is needed in order to give you an informed answer. I can provide you with a complete market analysis - give me a call and we'll chat. I've been representing buyers & sellers in the San Ramon area for many years and I can help.

Julie Whitmer
J. Rockcliff Realtors
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Thu Jul 29, 2010
Terri Vellios answered:
It is very important to read and understand the Builder contract. As stated earlier it is constructed in the builder's favor. I've seen language where there was no appraisal contingency, or that the buyer accepts the price and pays the difference, and even passive instead of active contract where if no response by the buyer and the time frame has passed the buyer accepts regardless.

Sometimes your contract will be a price for a Lot reservation and then you negotiate on price later. One of the problems with appraisals on new construction comes into play with the value of upgrades and lot premiums. Since builders often times do not put these into the MLS an appraiser will not know if one of the comparable homes was a result of a builder concession or buyer paid improvement.

There is no harm in asking, you will need to understand what rights and duties you have in the contract should you decide not to go forward with the purchase. In addition to your deposit you may also have to pay for any upgrades or changes orders you agreed to.
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Mon Jun 7, 2010
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Fri Apr 23, 2010
Windemere- Brookfield Owner answered:

Exactly right. Who would pay $1.4M for a Mission-San Jose Fremont home that is 2K SQ FT and 20 years old? I will rather pay $1.3M for a Santorini home on Windemere that is 4K SQ FT and almost new with 18 parks.

Only reason this has not happened yet is a lot of S Bay high-end home owners have not discovered Windemere yet.... But they ARE coming, look at the recent run-up in Windemere prices.
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Tue Mar 16, 2010
The Hagley Group answered:
Depending on where the unit is and if there is a view, right around $1500.
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Tue Oct 13, 2009
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Sun Oct 11, 2009
RE Analyst answered:
Here you go :

They offered me $850k for plan 4 with upgrade discount (900-50) back in early sep.

Plan 1 - 785k
Plan 2 - 805k
Plan 3 - 863k
Plan4 - 900k
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Thu Aug 27, 2009
Bob Georgiou answered:

That depends on your preferences. If you prefer newer construction, easier access to BART and being surrounded by predominantly single family homes with community parks, Windemere may be the way to go. If you prefer privacy, neighborhood stability, commute driving, and easy access to shopping, bishop ranch and the new downtown Canyon Lakes may be preferrable.

You have an Apple and a Banana, an agent can only sell the benefits.
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