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Tue Jun 16, 2015
Roby Thomas answered:
Ardenwood homes have always commanded attention, Primarily due to the schools and the closed community that fosters a very healthy neighborliness . It has a little bit of everything and choices of floor plans that command attention. These homes were built by KB homes and are designed for more functionality versus luxury. Prices have gone higher at an average of 35% -$40% since 2008.

A lot more Buyers are looking to buy into this community , especially with two parks, proximity to the Freeway, Schools, and and the friendly neighbors.
The demography is mixed and with average incomes over$120,000 annul, a leading contributing factor to the demand for housing in ardenwood . There are new homes being built by KB homes across Peralta road , that used to be open fields.

Ardenwood area is a place where one can settle down for a few years, save money and grow their home equity then move on to more luxury homes after.
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Thu Feb 26, 2015
What I do is have my customers put their house on the market, and start looking.

This is really the best way,

Then when their house sells, if they do not have a place they can drag their feet. But they can write a much stronger offer because even though it would be contingent, their other house is already sold. ... more
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Sat Sep 13, 2014
Devin Daniels answered:
Well its been a few years and the issue of overloading still exists. I think the demographic that is moving or has moved into this area between 2007 and 2012 still believe forest park is the number 1 school in Fremont. This factor is still playing a huge role in housing and home prices in the Forest Park/Ardenwood area today 2014. If you didn't get in between those time periods stated above expect to pay a premium.

To all those still sitting in the parking lots heading out to San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton or further realize that Fremont is the locale for getting anywhere in bay area. The BART extention to Milpitas only adds icing to an already well baked cake called Fremont ;) Happy hunting. Dev.
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Shaiju Varghese answered:
You need to contact District Sub Registrar office New Delhi. I don't know This address coming on which district.Here is the link of office location. ... more
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Sat Sep 14, 2013
The Medford Team answered:
There is no specific Special Ed school per se - each school (in this case Forest Park and Ardenwood Elementary) may or may not have Special Ed components - and it also totally depends on the type of SE required. Call FUSD directly at (510) 657-2350. ... more
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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Sunil Sethi answered:
There's no study done that 4 BRs sell better than 3 Br vs 2 Br. There will always be buyers at different price points, and this causes all homes to increase in price. Tavana has great layouts, which is why they have been selling well. We've helped a number of clients buy into this community, and would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.

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Wed Feb 1, 2012
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Fri Feb 4, 2011
Amit Inamdar, MBA answered:
Dear Rajkumar:

Good areas in Fremont depend on your needs. Lot of times fresh home buyers do not necessarily know what to look for. A comprehensive home buyer presentation or introduction to home buying can provide you with specifics on what to look for. Based on your individual and family needs you can then fine tune your requirements for specific neighborhoods. Good schools are also relative term. State of California wants all schools to raise their API score above 800. Many Fremont schools are above 900. I do have a compilation of all recent API scores for schools and you are welcome to connect. Living in interior of Fremont and away from Freeway access may increase your commute time. Also based on your price range, commute needs and school and other criteria one can do mock searches on the internet to narrow down the neighborhood. ... more
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Mon Jan 10, 2011
Bobby answered:
Ardenwood has it's fair share of inventory right now and between the prices of $545k-$750k there are only 4 pendings in the entire 94555 zip code, so if you are selling a house I would wait until March/April. The trends are easy to see if you keep in constant touch with a realtor. Good luck.

Thank you,
Bobby Nijjar
Nijjar Real Estate Group
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Wed Jan 5, 2011
Joann Corwin answered:
Ponds and pools are basically thought of as the same. Unless you can find a buyer that is specifically looking for one it does not add value. If you want the pond and plan on spending years enjoying it then go ahead. If you are planning on selling your home in the near future you, may want to consider spending the 2K on another home improvement project. Good Luck! ... more
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Mon Aug 30, 2010
The Medford Team answered:

A forum like this is not the place to get accurate pricing opinions. Realtors are prevented from giving valuations here by our code of ethics and consumers usually donâ€t have adequate access to pertinent data to provide a meaningful assessment.

As Meena suggested, make sure you are working with a local Realtor who knows the area and can provide you with meaningful comps.

As for your initial question, “We want to know how much appreciation is possible in this area after 5 years?”, That is, quite frankly, an impossible question to answer. We can make short terms projections based on past market history and current economic conditions, however, to project much further out would be pure conjecture. All long term forecasts I’ve seen state a recovery out past 2013. Even then, Fremont is so segmented it is hard to accurately predict one specific area with any degree of certainty.

I CAN tell you that the Forest Park section of Ardenwood has historically maintained its’ values better than other areas due to the outstanding school scores of Forest Park Elementary. However, the scores are also a bit of the problem with this area: there is currently no guarantee that if you buy here, your children will be able to attend Forest Park. The popularity of the school means there is a waiting list and as a consequence, there is also a lottery system in place.
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Sun Aug 15, 2010
charo bhatt answered:
Hi Kim,

It's great time to buy before it's too late! Take advantage of the low mortgage interest rates.
There are some short sale listings you should check it out!

For getting live listings emailed free to you go to

Good luck to you

Charo Bhatt
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Sat Jul 17, 2010
Ws Homeowner answered:
One question not asked is should you buy a house you will sell in 5-7 years. If you are going to rent it out later, that is one thing, but buying a house for that medium term in this economy should be contemplated. If prices stay stable or go down, then the aquisition costs and maintence costs would indicate that renting would be cheaper. Home appreciation is now not a given so make sure you look at all options. ... more
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Thu Apr 1, 2010
Meena Gujral answered:
Hi Bhavee,

Let us talk about all the areas you are talking about:

San Ramon - Good schools, Good neighborhoods, longest commute to the South Bay when compared to all the areas on your list. There are many people that live in San Ramon and commute to the South Bay and swear that they love it there, so I would still consider it.

Dublin - Schools are good, but out of the 4 areas you have listed, Dublin scores may be the lowest. good neighborhoods, lot of new construction, lot to do as far as shopping centers, restaurants. Close to 580 and 680 freeways so easy access to South Bay.

Ardenwood - Very good elementary schools. Easy commute to the South Bay. Older homes in this price range. Homes sell with multiple offers over asking price. I just sold my listing in Ardenwood. We got 6 offers and it sold $22K over asking price. Everyone is looking for Ardenwood and Forest Park schools. I also have a Duet home in Ardenwood area pending in less than your price range.

Evergreen - very good schools. Not much commute at all. Not too much inventory in the $650K price range. Homes sell with multiple offers over asking. Can buy a lot more home in your price range in the 3 other areas than in Evergreen.

Another area you might want to consider is Castro Valley. There are very good schools, easy commute to Highways 92, 880 and 580.

If I can help further, please call me at 510-279-9580 or go to my website at

Meena Gujral
Help-U-Sell Achievers Realty

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Wed Mar 31, 2010
Nina Daruwalla answered:
Hi Bhavee,
Firstly, the "best location to buy" can only be determined by your family's specific personal needs. Location is the most important factor, then $$ affordability, and the many factors that go into deciding where to buy a home. It is a big picture - kids/schools, your/ and your husbands commute time, neighborhoods, safety, etc etc....too many to discuss at this forum.
Connect with a good Realtor, and go through the home buying process step by step for what is most imp to you, as this is probably the most expensive and significant purchase of your life! You cannot change it very easily, and want to be completely happy when you do Buy!
Do contact me if you want to move forward. Wishing you the Best only.
Nina Daruwalla
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Fri Jan 8, 2010
Erica Starkey answered:
PR means pending the release of a current contract, which depending on the situation could be a very simple thing or could be more complicated.

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Mon Dec 28, 2009
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Ran, as I indicated below:

"What you need to be aware of is that the County-based "assessed value" of the property is not necessarily the current market value. This is because Proposition 13 limits increases in property tax to a max of 1% per year. However, if the home was recently sold, then the assessed value will more closely match the market value."

If you are looking to determine the current market value of a home have a Realtor perform a Comparative Market Analysis. A CMA gives you the best representation of market price/activity/trend direction - for the specific property details you search on. DO NOT rely on median and average-based statistics, these measures are meaningless for targeted selling/purchasing as they have no regard for any of the specifics you may be searching for and can be skewed by segments of market activity not matching your individual situation. A buyer should look specifically at the targeted segment of properties that match their search criteria for the information to be meaningful. Generalized stats "cloud" the information that you should be looking at to be fully informed in your search. Generalized stats are easier to come by, but that doesn’t mean they should be used to make one of the most important financial decisions of your life.

Best, Steve
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Sat Dec 26, 2009
charo bhatt answered:
Hello Ran,

Ardenwood, Fremont, CA buyer!

Yes, I have seen many professionals, accountants, attorneys, State and Federal offices
also go to and use Zestimate for property price evaluation.

As a Real Estate agent, I would suggest to rely more on the local MLS than any other sources. We have more precise, detailed and exact information available. Bank’s hired third party appraisers also use the data from MLSs and sometimes documents information from the title company who was involved in closing a transaction, if it didn’t hit the MLS yet.

You may want to interview two or three local Real Estate agents, ask series of questions and work with who can trust, and you think is going to take care of your interest first. That agent who is knowledgeable and experienced maybe able help you with all the comparables, listings and other market news and current data which may help you determine the price for the home that you interested in buying in Ardenwood, Fremont, CA

Good Luck to you,

Charo Bhatt
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Sat Dec 26, 2009
The Medford Team answered:

The Forest Park section of Ardenwood is certainly a desirable area – there is a lot of competition for townhouses when they come on the market. Your best approach would be as follows:

(1) Identify as local Realtor you wish to work with;
(2) Have them identify townhomes as they come on the market – they can actually set you up with an autofeed that will alert you the moment a new listing comes on the market that meets your criteria;
(3) They will work with you to establish fair and accurate values for homes that appear on the market and can walk you through all the steps involved in writing effective offers.

Just be aware that living within the Forest Park boundaries does not guarantee your children a place in Forest Park Elementary School. Check with the Fremont Unified School District for more information.
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Sat Dec 26, 2009
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