Truth is, all the foreclosures that you would have access to are on the MLS along with all the other local listings â€¦ and are priced the same. The days of foreclosures with low prices are long gone. In fact, the days of foreclosures themselves are almost gone â€“ currently, there is only 1 foreclosure listed for sale in San Ramon, and it so many offers in on it they are not accepting any more.
If you want to live in San Ramon, you will need to pay the prevailing prices for a home â€“ there are no deals or shortcuts. Additionally, itâ€™s a sellerâ€™s market right now and prices are spiking upward due to the severe lack of inventory. It may not be the news you wanted to hear, but itâ€™s very, very real.
Believe me, those list prices are going are not going to be the sales price. Everything is selling OVER LIST these days,
There are foreclosure resources from the courthouses, private auctions, internet and MLS. Buying from and through agents are the least risky approach to foreclosures because when you close you know what you are getting.
If you are not so concerned about that, have cash to buy, and have experience fixing homes, there is nothing wrong with the other approaches.
We are currently in a Sellers market so there are no deals to be had. Prices have spiked across the board and Foreclosures no longer offer the appeal they did before. We have very low inventory so all the properties that come on the market are getting multiple offers.
If you are looking to buy you should find a realtor locally and start the process rolling. You will need a pre-approval from a lender if you are requiring a loan. The more prepared you are when you get here you can hit the ground running.
I am a Realtor in San Ramon, Pleasanton, Danville and surrounding areas, so if you need any assistance please email me.
If you want to know what is really available for sale in San Ramon, you can get an accurate picture from a good Realtor website such as mine at http://www.sellingsanramonhomes.com. My datafeed is updated multiple times every day from the local MLS.
I should warn you that prices are rising in San Ramon. I have been selling homes here over 12 years and I have never seen such an active market (and so few homes for sale).
Good luck to you.
J Rockcliff Realtors