We have been shopping for a new home in the san ramon windemere/gale area and I think you may be talking about lennar or centex. Based on our experience I think you have a good shot of getting it for 920-930K if not lower. We were ready to sign a contract on a lennar home with flooring upgrades 3300 sq ft home with an average size rectangular lot for 900K (it was an inventory home). We backed off at the last minute because my â€œCFOâ€ really likes the Brookfield Hawthorne Model 1 and 2. We decided to wait till the spring rush is over so we may have a better shot at pricing.
We gave up our search for a â€œgoodâ€ RE agent! After talking to half a dozen so called local agents, I am disappointed to say that majority wanted to make a quick buck! We had a great RE agent when we bought our last home 10yrs ago so this time we are going solo but we are prepared.
If you decide to offer make sure you include contingencies. Also I would recommend to get an additional â€œindependentâ€ appraisal at your expense ($200-$300) if you are using the builders lender-just to make sure. Also you can check the local county records for sales data as they are in public domain.
For general listing price etc I found http://www.movoto.com
to be very useful.
Good luck and enjoy the buying experience.