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General Area in San Ramon : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Aug 31, 2017
Welshdove answered:
I too have come across this stigma, I am a older person with limits funds, and minor disabilities. It seems that the words "Section 8" makes you out to be some kind of monster. For me, I cherish the properties that I have liven in... it is my home and for that I want to take care of it, and have a safe and quiet home. So I report problems, and put in maintenance request so that things do not become problems and for that some management label you and ignore you. I wish that properties would understand that not ALL SECTION 8 People want to destroy and steel and make trouble, but live a safe and quiet life in a home that does not need fixing all the time. Life is hard, we do not want more of it. ... more
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Mon Jul 17, 2017
Bllanosjr answered:
Usaa is amazing. It's the agents that we're forced to use that needs better training. They now very little, and I ended up doing most of the work.
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Mon Sep 5, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I saw your comment to my response below. If you ever want to return back to DFW, Texas then feel free to reach out to me. Dallas is growing like crazy and there are many employers relocating here. In other words, they create plenty of jobs here. Housing has gone up but is still much more affordable than San Ramon and other cost of living is much less than San Ramon. You can actually live and enjoy your life here without having to put almost your entire paycheck for a home and your spouse's paycheck for cost of living. Many cities here especially in Collin County are quite similar to Tri Valley, no BART of course. I'd be happy to show you around if you decide to relocate back here. Feel free to reach out to me via phone or email or through my profile.

Susie Kay
United Real Estate Dallas
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Mon Jan 25, 2016
Jananderson answered:
If you are house hunting, or planning to sell, in the Omaha, Nebraska metro area (located near Offutt Air Force Base) we have a Military Assistance Program that not only meets, but exceeds the USAA Movers Advantage refund, and no one benefits other than the buyer/seller. Feel free to contact us directly;
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Richard H answered:
Both cities are great, but I wouldn't base the decision on schools or convenience alone. The schools are very good in both areas and practically equal.

There are reasons why homes in San Ramon have less turnover and right now are going for prices over list. They are in less densely populated areas where there is generally more space and quieter, yet the bigger factor is that there is more crime in the more densely populated areas (as with any city). ... more
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Thu May 30, 2013
Doug Buenz & The 680 Group answered:
In my experience cemeteries do not have an adverse effect on property values unless your property backs up to it, in which case the home is a little harder to sell. Otherwise the effect is minimal.

Good Luck!

Doug Buenz
The 680 Group at Alain Pinel Realtors
(925) 463-2000
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Lance King answered:
You are getting a lot of numbers below. It used to be over 680 would get you better rates, but now it is usually over 740 depending on the lender.
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Sally Blaze answered:
Thank you for the question. Like so many things, life is not perfect and school enrollment is not perfect. There are no guarantees, although most districts will try their best to accommodate parent and student wishes. The best advice I can give you is to stay in touch with the school district, get on any waiting list as soon as you are allowed, and be patient and flexible. All my best as you find a home and schools for your children.

Sally Blaze
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should not be buying a foreclosure wityhout looking at it and inspecting it before making an offer. There is a lot of hidden risks if not done properly
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Bob Georgiou answered:
In general there are aspects of homes buy schools that are both positive and negative.

In the positive side the proximity to schools is very convenient if you have kids and those kids have activities at the school (obviously). At different times of the day the area is quieter and if the home backs up to the school when school is out you have no rear neighbors. If you like kids the sounds of children playing is hardly a concern.

Conversely schools do impact neighborhood with people and auto traffic and the related noises of school activities and events.

As you see the plusses and minuses are the same, it all depends on you and your preferences.

With prices going up the people the probability that the school is the issue for movers can not be attributed directly to the school.
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Bernard Gibbons answered:
You must be living within a school district in order to enrol kids there. It used to be that having a home purchase in escrow was sufficient but the school districts tightened up on that as so many short sales failed to complete.

You WILL get your kids into school but not necessarily the nearest one, once you reside here. Best bet may be a short-term rental so you can show a lease. That would certainly work.

Bernard Gibbons
J Rockcliff Realtors
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Douglas Lagos answered:
Hi Vish,

Answers provided by others here, are ways of getting an FHA 80/10 with you coming up with the final 10%.
What you need to keep in mind is that the HELOC (the 10% loan) is variable and could go up up to about 18% interest within months or years.

With that in mind, is that going to be a good option for the future? Only you can decide.

Douglas Lagos
Realtor, Certified HAFA Specialist
Coldwell Banker
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
The Hagley Group answered:
San Ramon is like Disneyland. I have lived here for well over a decade and it truly is a special place. Lots of parks, trees - the folks are friendly and it feels safe. Add that to great schools and easy freeway access, it is an ideal community. ... more
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Listing Specialist- Mona Koussa answered:
Hi Cathy,

To answer your question, Shapell is the only builder slated to develop the Gale Ranch area to my knowledge. They are building more communities....are you looking for something in particular? I live in San Ramon and am in Gale Ranch regularly and can gather more informaiton for you. Just let me know.


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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Patty Ballard answered:
The market in San Ramon is hot.... meaning its time to buy even though the inventory is low.
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Tue May 29, 2012
Willie answered:
Hot, Hot, Hot like SJ. 10deg warmer in land as I heard from my friends up in Tri-valley.
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Fri May 13, 2011
Bernard Gibbons answered:
Good morning:

I don't think you will find any rental developments that suit your needs but you may find individual condos and townhomes in Windemere or Gale Ranch that will suit your needs.

Virtually all homes that are rentals are advertised on Craigs List. If you can't find what you want there, it probably does not exist.

Good luck.

Bernard Gibbons

Bernard Gibbons, J. Rockcliff Realtors
DRE License # 01331583
Phone (925) 997-1585 -
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Tue Apr 26, 2011
Kamal Randhawa answered:
You may want try and compare rates there.
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Sun Dec 12, 2010
Sunil Sethi answered:
Hi Anita,

can you clarify your question.
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