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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
Go for 850 and you will be "A OK." But keep your Debt to income low too.
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Advantages/disavantages are really a matter of personal preferences; keep in mind that people move for a variety of reasons, such as financial, downsizing/upsizing, employment, family, etc. ... more
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
JoAnn Wheeler answered:
Many of the schools in the Tri Valley are impacted. You need to call the school district and ask them what the wait lists are for the local school you are near. Also what Grades your children will be in, in the upcoming school year.

One good thing is that there is a lot of movement during the summer months, so it maybe impacted now but come the beginning of the 2013-14 school year they may have space.

You really need to be in contact with the school district as they can give you the best advise and options.


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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Elizabeth Lee answered:

In order to enroll your children in the San Ramon Valley School District you will need to show proof that you are living in the area either by a lease agreement or a utility bill. You will still be able to enroll your children but it may not be the school closest to where you end of residing. Please let me know if you need additional information. I am a realtor with Sotheby's International Realty and can be reached at

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Sat Mar 30, 2013
The Medford Team answered:
There are many prices on the internet showing prices for “foreclosed” homes – in reality, most of these are ads for foreclosure data companies. If the property you are looking at has the red tag, RealtyTrac, then it’s not a real listing and there is no way you will get the property for the price shown – the number shown is typically for a loan, not the actual property.

Truth is, all the foreclosures that you would have access to are on the MLS along with all the other local listings … and are priced the same. The days of foreclosures with low prices are long gone. In fact, the days of foreclosures themselves are almost gone – currently, there is only 1 foreclosure listed for sale in San Ramon, and it so many offers in on it they are not accepting any more.

If you want to live in San Ramon, you will need to pay the prevailing prices for a home – there are no deals or shortcuts. Additionally, it’s a seller’s market right now and prices are spiking upward due to the severe lack of inventory. It may not be the news you wanted to hear, but it’s very, very real.
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
The Hagley Group answered:

My lender, Greg Sawdey, with Summit Funding would be a great person to answer this question. His e-mail is Great guy - lives and works in San Ramon.My initial thought -If you were to go with an 80/1010, there would be no mortgage insurance, which should save you some money. ... more
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Steve Mohseni answered:

Shapell is the only builder in Gayle Ranch.....they own the open land and will continue to develop for years to come as the housing demand continues. For City of San Ramon general plan, please visit the city website or the link below:

Let me know if you have any further questions.

Steve M.
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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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Tue Apr 26, 2011
Bernard Gibbons answered:
$75/month sounds very fair to me. I know a lot of people that pay $100/mth.

Equally, though, it really isn't that difficult to do yourself if you wan to save the money. Check out

Bernard Gibbons

Bernard Gibbons, J. Rockcliff Realtors
DRE License # 01331583
Phone (925) 997-1585 -
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Sun Dec 12, 2010
Sunil Sethi answered:
Hi Anita,

can you clarify your question.
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Sat Aug 7, 2010
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
Are you talking about a tax rebate? If so, I recommend that you research on the IRS website and/or talk with an accountant about this.
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Mon Aug 3, 2009
Richard Hoag answered:
Hi Kate,

Wow...sounds like a beautiful home. The best tips are to work with a listing agent who can create a lot of market exposure for your home. Regardless of the condition of the market, there is ALWAYS demand for unique properties, and they will even fetch a premium. The hardest hit homes in a challenging economy are those "commodity" properties that don't have any distinguishing features. My client recently put a bid on a 1907 brown shingle home that is in absolutely beautiful restored condition...and it is priced at a substantial premium. We offered full price close in 30 days...we lost out to multiple bids over the asking price! My clients are rattled. The best single tip is to give your home a few weeks on the market, with a couple brokers tours and Sunday Open Houses before your review offers...this way you build up an "emotional" value in the buyer's mind. This strategy is horrible to experience if you are a buyer in love with the property, but it brings the highest value to the top!

That said, I would love to see your property!

Best regards,
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Sun Jun 17, 2012
george answered:

Thanks for the information. BTW, you should keep on posting on Trulia. Do not let few rude people get under your skin. Just ignore them. I think you add a good valuable information to the site. ... more
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Sun Aug 31, 2008
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Sat Aug 2, 2008
John answered:
are you making that a pre-move-in requirement in your rental contract?
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Fri Jul 18, 2008
Rouriel Noubini answered:
You shall prepare for up to an hour depending where your home and your office located. There is not future plan for additional 680 carpool. Cal is broken now, where the money come from.
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Tue May 29, 2012
Rouriel Noubini answered:
Be careful, wind can blow like hurricane in these areas, and temperature can shoot up to 135 degree. Kids playing outside will be blown away like a piece of paper, or baked like a piece of cake. If you are afraid of wild fire, do not come here. When there is a fire, it is fire storm.

Is your question serious? Are your worry that San Ramon is such a wild remote place that out laws rule the day. Com'on San Ramon is just another beautiful city in Bay Area. It might be a couple degree hotter in summer than South Bay, otherwise it is a very typical town.
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Thu Apr 24, 2008
Barbara Wilson answered:
Not yet. There is a Club Sport in San Ramon, Club Sport in Pleasanton, and various other gyms, but nothing in Windemere or in a 2-mile radius.
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Tue Apr 15, 2008
Rouriel Noubini answered:
Everywhere, you have no where to hide when Mother Earth enraged.

Hayward, haven't you heard about Hayward Fault.
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