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Sat Jun 25, 2016
Meena Gujral answered:
Hello Bibinini,

Dublin is a very desirable city. It has two BART stations, plenty of restauants, shopping, parks etc. It is very centrally loactaedand the school scores are a lot better than they used to be about 10 years ago, and they keep getting better. With the way the market is right now it is easier to get a new home than a resale. Inventory is very low and demand is very high.

The new homes have started a priority list and they are also being selective now. Pretty soon most builders will have a lottery when they release their next phases.

San Ramon and Pleasanton are great cities to live with excellent schools, however as I mentioned, demand is very high. Homes sell with multiple offers way over asking price.

I have recently registered at least 10 clients at DR Horton, Standard Pacific (Piazza and Castello), Taylor Morrison, KB homes, Brookfield Homes Winwood and Mariposa at Jordan Ranch. Believe me, all the builders are increasing their prices $25-30K every two weeks in some cases.

Dr Horton prices were the most reasonable in that area and the demand was very high. The builder is using that demand to their advantage and raising the prices more than the other builders in the area.

Make sure you take an agent with you so they can register you there. If you have not registered at other sales offices, please take advantage of what your agent can provide you and register with an agent. The builder will pay your agent a commission so it costs you nothing.

I give my buyers a lot of inside scoop on how much the homes are going up in each phase, what the whole neighborhood resale homes are going for and if it makes sense to buy in that development. By getting an agent you have a lot to gain and nothing to lose.

Hope this helps.

Meena Gujral
Achievers Realty
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Thu May 2, 2013
Matthew Bartlett answered:
Hi Kismet356,

Commission rate is negotiable. That being said, do not think that the cheapest Agent is necessarily the best Agent for you. Always remember you get what you pay for. Good luck to you!

Warmest Regards,

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Thu Mar 7, 2013
Matthew Bartlett answered:
Hi Kmadhuris,

It appears the Seller's did their part and disclosed in writing the current wild life situation. That is good! Since you still have questions, I recommend that you visit with some of the current homeowners in the area. Introduce yourself and explain that you're considering the purchase of a home in the neighborhood and would like to ask them a few questions about the area. This will enable you to get to know them a little and I find that most homeowners would be glad to answer any questions you may have regarding the subject home and area.

I also recommend that your Agent inquire directly with the Listing Agent regarding any past issues with land-slides or any known potential land-slide dangers. This will enable the Listing Agent to confirm this information with the Seller's. And like the wild life questions, the Seller's must disclose any known material facts about this subject. The key word is "known". The Seller's will also be required to provide you with an independent third party natural hazard disclosure report. This report will talk about in detail all earthquake fault lines, fire danger zones, flood zones, land-slide dangers and much more. Be sure to read the report. Lastly, during your neighborhood visit with the other homeowners, be sure to bring up your questions on this matter as well. I hope this answers your questions. Good luck!

Warmest Regards,

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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, and you are going to pay dearly for this service:
There aren't too many altruistic Sellers out there.

There is no FORM printed by anyone; there are just too many variables.
The terms that can be written into a Lease/Option can be dangerous to you:
How long is the Option period?
How much money are you putting in to the Option?
What happens if you are not able to execute the Option?
How do you know what your financial situation will be 2-5 years from now?
How much is the rent in the meantime?
Who will be responsible for maintenance and repair in the meantime?
What will be the Market Value of the home in 2-5 years?
What will be the Selling price 2-5 years from now?

This is the Ultimate Caveat Emptor!

Good luck and May God bless
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Tue Apr 30, 2013
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Besides going to the builders' respective websites, try this one
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
JoAnn Wheeler answered:
Hi Shylon,

Firstly welcome to the East Bay. You will certainly find a big climate change.

I have a couple of questions.

1. Where will your husband be working so you can look at commutes.
2. Are you looking for schools.
3. Time frames. Rentals are going very quickly and there is very low inventory.

Please email me and I would be happy to help you.

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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Joe Patel answered:
It will be tough to find house in your price range in these cities.Either increase your price range or change to other cities.There is no other option.check my blog about real estate market analysis in bay area.Good Luck!!!
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Sat May 11, 2013
Bernard Gibbons answered:
You sound well-qualified. Shoot me an email and I will refer you to a great mortgage specialist who can help you.

Bernard Gibbons
J Rockcliff Realtors
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Tue Feb 19, 2013
Donna Kaufman answered:
There is a Safeway in Alamo. 200 Alamo Plaza. 925-820-8022.
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
The Hagley Group answered:
Great question. I actually live very close to Coyote is a highly desirable re of Gale Ranch. Inventory should be poicking up in the next few weeks.....we are seeing it grdually increasing already. 6My team has a buyer concierge program specifically for Gale Ranch and Windemere. We are able to get buyers into homes before they even hit the market...which means no competing with multiple offers and sometimes lower pricing.

If you'd like more informtion, plese call me direct at 925-867-4663. I am happy to help you.

Cindi Hagley
The Hagley Group
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
You can access the facts & figures by GOOGLE; "alameda schools" and "fremont schools":
From what I saw, there isn't a loser in the bunch.
But, you find different info depending upon Elementary, Middle or High.
If this is important to you, as it sounds, you should not take other opinions; you should do the dilligence.
Having lived in Dublin for many years; I would opt for San Ramon; but then, that is my opinion.
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Tue Feb 19, 2013
Vickie Nagy answered:
Hello Maychen, San Ramon is the top-ranked large unified school district in the state. I have worked with many people relocate from Fremont for the great San Ramon Valley Unified School District schools. Remember: SRVUSD encompasses San Ramon AND Danville ! See attached web link on school scores.

Kindest Regards,
Vickie Nagy, CA DRE#10363932
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
JoAnn Wheeler answered:

I am the Leasing agent on this property in San Ramon. The Property management Company is Park Place.

Please let me know what you think.

My email is
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Wed Mar 11, 2015
The Hagley Group answered:
Let's start with the buyer's it conventional? VA? FHA? If it's VA or FHA, they can get their deposit back for any reason, so the questions on the inspections and repairs are a moot point.

What is the buyers agent telling you? Are they communicating with you at all?

Cindi Hagley
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
John Juarez answered:
Input on loans: you need to talk to an experienced loan professional and get fully approved for the mortgage that best suits you. Much more personal information is needed which is not appropriate to disclose on this public website. That is why you should talk to a mortgage professional who can give your answers that are tailored to your specific situation. I would be happy to make a recommendation if that is what you desire.

Housing trend: that is a very broad question. You have posted your inquiry in regard to San Ramon. That is a very popular and desirable community. It offers a variety of housing of different styles and ages. San Ramon offers excellent schools. It is likely that you can find what you want in San Ramon in the price range that you outlined. I would be happy to help you.
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Fri Jul 31, 2015
Sherry Renfroe answered:
Hi Investor-

There are quite a few areas that are good for investors and it depends on your price range. I'm currently working with 6 investors from California. Would be happy to help you too!

Please email me your details on what you are looking for and I will send you listing reports.

Best regards,

Sherry Renfroe
Ebby Halliday Realtors
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Bradley Wilson answered:
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
The Hagley Group answered:

The value of a home is determined by what a specific buyer would pay at a specific time. I feel that it would ultimately depend on market conditions - but I also feel that the value would be less than a home that would not have the power lines.But not much.

Ask your agent to pull comps on the home and compare them to other homes in the area without the powerlines. I live in Gale Ranch and I am happy to do this for you if you do not have an agent. I do not feel that the power lines are a "major defect," and I can assure you that homes in San Ramon do not sell at major discounts.

I hope this helps.

Cindi Hagley
The Hagley Grouo
Prudential CA Realty
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Tue Oct 4, 2016
Gene Riemenschneider answered:
Best is a really subjective question and is the one that gets agents into trouble. A lot of it depends on your lifestyle, values and the things you want to find in a community. Brentwood is in my opinion the best community for me. There is a quality of life in a city that is healthy financial. decent schools and good police force. Lots of things to do for my family. Best of all it is affordable compared to other communities in central county.

Other people feel it is too expensive compared to Oakley or Antioch. There are people in Central County who feel East County is too far away for them. It is very subjective.

Please contract me if you have any questions. I am a Brentwood Broker.
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