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Mon Oct 29, 2012
John DeMarinis answered:
Monte Vista in danville has a great curriculum. My nephew and niece graduated last year and they both were accepted into highly accredited colleges. Check into school scores, you can find them on my website. ... more
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Sun May 13, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
We spent 15 years in Dublin before moving down here.
We are thinking about moving back.

Choosing between S.R. and P. is a really nice conundrum; you cannot go wrong:
Both have great schools, beautiful neighborhoods, nice people and the prices are probably about the same. Pleasanton is little more laid-back, with a little more history.

My suggestion would be to go with the house: Find the house that is perfect and that will make your choice for you. In either case, I like the areas against the western hills.

Good luck and may God bless
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Fri Aug 31, 2012
Rocky G.H. Hawrysz answered:
Low now low later. A slightly distressed home in a good area will have an upside on the resale as long as you bring up to date or clean it up. Carpet and paint goes a long way.

Hope this helps,


Rocky G.H. Hawrysz | Prudential California Realty
(209) 444-6610 – Direct | | | License No. 01468373
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Mon Oct 22, 2012
DRE #00960101 Brenda Zwahlen answered:
By "cottage," are you indicating that you do not want anything "attached?" There are several options, but the issue of lot size as well as attached/detached will be a determining factor. ... more
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Wed Dec 3, 2014
Jason Zaitz answered:
Hi Monica,

I work in the Marketplace in San Ramon and I know the piece of land you're referring to just to the left of the hospital parking lot and right behind the Norris Canyon Terrace community. I believe that a portion of that land is owned by the San Ramon Regional Medical Center and a portion is owned by Norris Canyon Terrace.

It's rather hilly so if you're concern is future construction, I wouldn't be overly worried.

Let me know if you have any additional questions.



Jason K. Zaitz
BRE License #01398381
Direct - (925) 242-8971
Fax - (925) 242-8900
Re/Max Accord
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Wed Mar 18, 2015
Bernard Gibbons answered:
Sump pumps are not uncommon in homes in some of the older parts of San Ramon and if there is a standing water problem, it is better to have a sump pump rather than just ignore the issue.

Most home inspectors I know ould recommend a drainage inspection when there is a sump pump in place. It is likely that standing water could indicate a drainage problem. If that is the case, a more permanent solution is generally to improve the drainage system.

If I was the buyer, I'm sure I would have a drinage inspection carried out.

Bernard Gibbons

Bernard Gibbons, J. Rockcliff Realtors
DRE License # 01331583
Phone (925) 997-1585 -
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Gregorio Denny answered:
Is it your bed you brought with you? If so, you will have a hard time proving that you are not the cause.
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Ramon Concepcion answered:
Well for 94583 there is no Mello Roos tax. You'll find that it's up in the 94582 of Windemere where the Mello Roos tax is.

For property taxes generally you would need to multiply the Sales Price x 1.25% this gives you a general idea of where Property taxes will be. There's no set way to say this will be your property tax, as when those taxes are issued there are other fees which get included, for example Mosquito Abatement, any sewage fee should appear here as well, but you should contact the County Assesor's Office for exact fees associated with Property Tax Bills. You can even go as much as 1.5% to make it a high number.

Now for HOA dues that all depends in the Development you purchase in. So you would need to know what those dues are for that particular Development, that can be found out by contacting the Home Owners Association for that particular development.

If you need assistance with locating a Condo to purchase and putting these numbers together, I'd be more then happy to assist you. Feel free to give me a call at (925) 480-7183.

Hope this helped

Best Regards,

Ramon Concepcion
Prudential California Realty
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Sat Apr 28, 2012
Norman Alessandrini answered:
Hi interested,
All except for one of these homes is bank owned, the other one is owned buy a realestate agent.The reo's have gone pending several times. I believe that the builder went broke and the lender foreclosed on the properties. I don't know if there are any building problems, none are noted. The main thing is PRICE, if they are not selling then the price is to high. If you go see any of the REO'S bring a good buyers agent with you, they are being sold like new homes and your agent and you have register together. The look wonderful, but make sure you have an agent as they can help protect you.
If you have any other questions or if you need assistance with this or any other property feel free to contact me.

At your service,
Certified Distressed Property Expert
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Sun Nov 24, 2013
Matthew Bartlett answered:
Hi Alisa,

I recommend that you take a drive through the neighborhood once in the morning, afternoon and evening Monday through Friday and then one day on the weekend. I also recommend that you knock on some of the homeowners doors and introduce yourself as someone who is looking to purchase a home in the neighborhood an would like to ask them a few questions about the area. This will enable you to get a good feel for the area and determine first hand if it is right for you and your family. I hope this helps. Good luck!

Warmest Regards,

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Wed Apr 18, 2012
Trish O'Connell answered:
Hi Alisa,

The best way to answer this is to drive the community on the weekend. This will always give you a great indication of the community dynamics.


Trish O'Connell

2011 Intero Executive Level - Top 10%

2010 Intero Presidents Circle - Top 5%


Broker Associate DRE# 00697635

CSSN - Certified Short Sale Negotiator

Certified HAFA Specialist

Certified Foreclosure Alternative Specialist
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Wed Apr 18, 2012
Michael Mccutcheon answered:
Hi Clark,

as a rule, agents don't rent apartments. Homes and condominiums, we handle. The market is fairly tight, due to the unprecedented number of folks who have lost their homes to foreclosure. Do you have a rental amount in mind? If you would like, I can supply you with a daily update on what is available, prices, photos, maps. Be wary of Craigslist and Zillow. I have had my own rentals 'Hijacked" and posted with different pictures, descriptions and rental amounts. You can contact me: BTW, I used to live on Mercer Island; loved it. ... more
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Thu May 15, 2014
Steve Mohseni answered:
I feel for you as the current market is very aggressive and you have got to take on more risk than usually a buyer needs to assume at the beginning. To get the best answer to your question, you need to arrange a face-to-face meeting with your Realtor, discuss and work through different scenarios and make sure you understand the risk you are undertaking. Two questions to ask yourself, one is the willingness to want to buy the property regardless of what the appraised value comes in at, and second is whether you have the sufficient fund to support the purchase above and beyond the appraised value. Your Realtor should be able to give you a minimum and a maximum projected appraised value so you can better assess your strategy. Generally you cannot cancel the contract with a loan contingency due to the appraisal falling short if you have already removed appraisal contingency. If you are still uncomfortable, you may want to consider extending your property inspection contingency until you have the outcome of your appraisal.

Good luck,

Steve Mohseni (DRE# 01267039)
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Tue Apr 3, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Everything depends on your budget:
The cheapest is the Concord/Antioch/Pittsburg area.
Dublin is cheaper than Pleasanton or San Ramon, and centrally located.
We lived in Dublin for 15 years; raised our son: Schools are good, close to Bart; I would recommend it.

Good luck and may God bless
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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Brian LeBars answered:
I can answer it from a perspective from mortgage application activity. It is extremely busy. If you are an investor there are options now if you have more than 4 financed properties that was severely limited before. If you have any questions call me anytime.

I work with some of the top agents in San Ramon if you would like me to have them prepare you an analysis of the areas you are interested!
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Robb Sturgess answered:
The last condo rental in Sunny Glen on the MLS was a 2/2 with a single car garage and an inside laundry area. It was listed at 1255 square feet. The one year lease went pending on March 18th of 2012 at $1700 per month. It had originally been listed for lease/ rent at $1800.

The Sunny Glen area is an over age 55 "retirement area", so at least one occupant of the home or condo must be over 55.
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Ramon Concepcion answered:
Currently there is limited inventory in San Ramon and lots of buyers. This makes it a prime time to sell your home. When priced correctly, you should be able to expect multiple offers driving the value up.

In Windemere, I'm sorry to say this, but it's still in a slide and values are still in decline. Even with a shortage of inventory, homes in Windemere are met with some hesitation due to the Mello Roos tax and buyers are sometimes hesitant about wanting to purchase in that area. But where one Buyer may be hesitant, there's always another willing to pull the trigger.

If you are serious about listing your home, I'd love the opportunity to sit down with you to interview for the opportunity.

I'd like to offer you a free market analysis, with no obligation. Feel free to give me a call and we can talk. There are still a lot of buyers interested in Windemere moving up from the Silicon Valley, so in my opinion now is a great time to sell your home if you're considering it.

Good luck,

Ramon Concepcion, Prudential California Realty
(925) 480-7183
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
Rohit Mohan answered:
Yes this is true. I do mortgages and I have a lot of buyers that are putting offers on the properties in Dublin and San Ramon and they keep running into multiple offer situations and getting overbid.

Looks like the market dynamics are changing very quickly
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Thu Mar 22, 2012
Lisa & Greg Doyle answered:
That is a very good question!!
Real Estate markets always go in cycles. Over the last 5 years or so we have been in a falling cycle. Our market has now stabalized and showing signs of recovery in nearly all of our East Bay areas. San Ramon's market has become very active with a high demand and very little inventory. When the market rises or falls the entire area seems to adjust together. San Ramon and all of the cities in our valley have so much to offer they will all appreciate together. Right now the areas with the highest demand are the newer areas, Windemere, The bridges and all of the Gale Ranch areas. Really any home in our mid market here in San Ramon, the $600,000-$900,000 or so are showing the best appreciatiation. Now that we have hit bottom and we are seeing improvement, I don't think you can go wrong in any area of San Ramon, Danville or our 680 market.
Best of luck to you,
Lisa Doyle
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