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.