My sister is living at Hunter Ln Fremont, and we visited her last weekend because my son just got admitted to UC Berkeley and we need to take him to Berkeley OHP (Overnight Host Program).
We are thinking to buy a house at Fremont as my mom and her housekeeper would like to live with us from Los Angeles, so we spent Sunday afternoon with local realtor to see 5 houses.
We love the one asking $2.5m and made an offer on it, but our offer was not accepted; it has another offer. I was told that we may not be able to get it, but we are hoping to get it, especially, my other sister also want to move to Fremont from Los Angeles; her son want to go to Stanford Univ.
We are also buying a condo near UC Berkeley Campus and document all my finding so far http://berkeleyhousing.blogspot.com/
and went to see this wonderful 1732 Highland Pl Berkeley CA, but we were told it was sold over the asking price (any realtor can confirm?)
So, we may still need to continue looking to buy a condo at Berkeley, and continue to shop at Fremont for our family moving from New Jersey.
Our plan is that if we can not buy a condo at Berkeley ($500k!!!) for my son going to Berkeley, we may want to buy a condo or townhouse walk to Fremont BART, and my sister drove us to BART when we left, and it seems to be smooth from Fremont to Downtown Berkeley BART, so my son my commute from Fremont to Berkeley.
In the mean time, thanks for Bob who seemed to posted some nice houses that I just emailed to my sisters at Fremont and San Marino, if we can not get that $2.5m house, maybe we can get two or three smaller ones so that we can still live closeby and near my sister at Fremont.
I also called my brother Winston 510 773-1099 who are in furniture warehouse business and see if he can help us to obtain brand new furniture at great warehouse price so that we do not need to ship everything from NJ.
I just found out my Berkeley classmates Edith and David also living at Fremont working at Silicon Valley, and so are their sisters and brothers; I think it would be a fun to living in a town with many old friends.
While we were there, we were very impressed with the World Buffet and Lion City shopping center(?) that has Little Taipei and great Japanese restaurant. While we were there, everyday we had many friends and relatives invited us to different restaurants. They said if we move to town, the whole area would be so crowd because I used to run Kuang Jen Alumni Assocation that has thousands friends, and if every good friend take us to dinner, it would last for years...
Again, thanks for all your info, and I got this thread because we also visited Mission San Jose High School for our other kids. We also heard that Fremont has one of the best Chinese school, so let's see ...
By the way, since we visit many open houses over the weekend, there were many buyers out there to compete with us. One house asking $1.8m which we like a lot too got 3 offers... just fyi.
On the other hand, if you, Bob, got any great deal, please do not hestate to post so that maybe we can benefit from them, and my brother Winston can help you get nice brand new furniture at warehouse price to save you thousands of dollars.