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Mon Oct 8, 2012
Steve Mohseni answered:
This would be a great question to ask 73,000+ people living in San Ramon and over 71,000 people living in Pleasanton.
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Sun Dec 1, 2013
Ali Qureshi answered:
Hi Lak Lam,

Rentals are extremely hot in San Ramon, especially Gale Ranch Area. Based on where the market is at, I would say for a town home that you have described, you can expect to rent it for around $2750/month. ... more
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Wed Jun 11, 2014
Debbie Olson answered:

check this site for great info on flooring with pets. Will help guide you for resale purposes.

Debbie Olson
Sotheby's International Realty
360 Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
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Wed Nov 21, 2012
Bernard Gibbons answered:
You really never know what is going on during the course of a transaction. It may be that everything you were told was correct but subsequent inspections may have revealed a sufficiently serious defect to justify the sale price being renegotiated. ... more
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Thu May 15, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
unfortunately, there is often a lot of lip service provided online that some agents will do us all proud, and live up to.......and some, sadly, will not.

As the saying goes, you may need to kiss a lot of a few agents first...........get a sense of how responsive and professional they are.

You can even ask for references from apst buyers.......and...........if you're not comfortable, or feel your best interests are not being represented or not hesitate to move onto the next agent!!

(do not sign any agreement that will keep you from moving onto someone new - if asked to sign an exclusive buyer's agent agreement - make sure you have a out clause)

Good luck!
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Mon Aug 13, 2012
Steve Mohseni answered:
Seller and the agents in a transaction are required to disclose any information that materially impacts the value of a property, hence some of the above information should be disclosed as part of the routine disclosures. Having said that you as a buyer are encouraged to do your own due diligence and investigations i.e. you may contact loan police department and ask them about the crime rates and incidents. You can knock on the neighbors' doors and get to know the area better to satisfy yourselves as some of these concerns are relative....different people find it different. Do you own due diligence.....purchasing a home is a big investment,

Best of luck,
Steve Mohseni
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Thu Aug 9, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
You may find that a 3 bedroom SFR is about the same as a Townhouse when you factor in the HOA fees:
I would recommend looking at both.

Trulia will let you search many ways, just enter your parameters. ... more
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Helen Whiteman answered:
No You don't need to consider seismic Hazard zone in Bent Creek area. However, you will automatically get your natural Hazard report from your agent when you purchase.
Helen Whiteman

Alain Pinel Realtors
R.E. License # 003301438
925 286 1111
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Fri Jun 27, 2014
Christy Brock answered:
Thu Dec 4, 2014
Bernard Gibbons answered:
What would you like to know about it? It is not currently on the market.

Bernard Gibbons

Bernard Gibbons, J. Rockcliff Realtors
DRE License # 01331583
Phone (925) 997-1585 -
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Wed Nov 2, 2016
Ramon Concepcion answered:
Typically as long as the Buyer is still within their Inspection Contingency period they can cancel their agreement. Once that Contingency had been removed, it becomes a little more difficult, but the Buyer should still be protected by the Appraisal and Loan Contingencies as long as those are in place as well.

Talk with your agent they should be able to advise you based on your contract.

Ramon Concepcion
Better Homes and Gardens Tri Valley Realty
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Wed Jun 27, 2012
Bernard Gibbons answered:
Hello Sam:

You should have been provided all this by your buyer agent during the course of the escrow. Didn't you get copie sof the HOA meeting minutes and CC&Rs?

The HOA is Peachtree, I believe. Tel: 510 487 3383.

Bernard Gibbons

Bernard Gibbons, J. Rockcliff Realtors
DRE License # 01331583
Phone (925) 997-1585 -
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Thu May 15, 2014
Cindy Duffy Chase answered:
Hi Cathy, It is true that some of the properties in Windemere are 1.6 but not all of them. It depends on the actual property. I live in Windemere and our property tax rate is 1.125%. Gale Ranch is also 1.25%. They say that the taxes may come down but I cant imagine the county releasing the taxes after all this time. It is not defined on the tax bill. We will see. I would love to talk more with you on this.. feel free to call anytime. 925-577-0913. -Cindy ... more
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
They are PUDs and do not require FHA approval. Just write the offer and go FHA!! :)
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Thu Sep 13, 2012
Linda Urbick answered:

Gale Ranch is a very popular area and the homes sell quickly. There are currently only 5 homes on the market in Gale Ranch. Homes in Gale Ranch sell on average within 25 days of becoming active and some sell within 5 days.

Any other questions, let me know.

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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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Fri Jun 1, 2012
John Juarez answered:
Hi, Mn,

Canyon Lakes is an excellent community in which to live and raise children. No one can guaranty your total safety. Bad stuff can still happen in good places. The likelihood of bad stuff happening in a quality neighborhood is low. ... more
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
Steve Curtis answered:
there aren't many ... a quick search of the mls showed 6 detached one story homes less than 12 years old ... all are pending ... Mostly in Gale Ranch and Henry Ranch. Mostly over $1,000,000 but as low as $700,000. Surprisingly, some stayed on the market for some time even though they were not listed as short sales.

let me know if i can be of further assistance

Steve Curtis
Broker / owner
DRE # 350257
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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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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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