You can get a 3000sf by paying 850K. You better wait another 1 year to make a purchase. The price in San Ramon shall at least drop 10% by year end. It further drops another 10-15% in next 2 more years. By then, you can buy 2500sf to 4000sf.... more
You can subscribe to RealtyTrac and get daily emails of foreclosures in the area of your choice. These are not guaranteed, and many of them you will find that they have already sold or are already on the MLS for sale with a realtor. If you see one you like, email me and I'll let you know if the bank owns it or if it's listed or has already been sold.... more
Fair price is determined by the buyer first of all, then the Bank who will fund it.... they have their own appraisers evaluate it.., if it does not seem a fair deal for them or the market, they will not finance it. Maybe a couple of years ago, but not in this market IMHO.
We are also in a similar boat as you but are now leaning towards Windemere for these reasons:
- A few minutes closer to south bay from a daily commute point of view. I think one can save 10-15 minutes on a round-trip commute to south bay or peninsula when living in Windemere than most areas north of it in Danville.
- In Windemere most houses are in walking distance to multiple parks, and possibly schools.
- Well planned community which in about 5 years should look much more greener due to all those thousands of newly planted trees.
- Bigger house for much lesser price, inspite of the higher tax rate in Windemere.
- New schools which should all turn out to be excellent.
That price for a 4000 sq ft house seems pretty good to me. Some of the communities in Windemere have pretty tightly packed houses but there are plenty of communities with decent yards and big homes. Good luck!... more
I live, work, and play San Ramon. In my opinion, it's better to compare actual homes instead of the two zipcodes. San Ramon is an amazing City with a lot to offer. Buy a home, not a zip code. Good luck! It's a great time to buy!... more
CK, Although I am not familiar with your area....the only suggestion I would have for you is to BE SURE you contact the BBB Better Business Bureau and check out both builders you are considering. I would suggest that you go and personally speak to clients who have used both builders and ask them how good they were about coming back during the warranty period for repairs and so on. Many builders will give you a list of clients who are going to say "good things" about them... However, I always advise my clients to do their own research and plenty of it before choosing a builder. Blessings to you! I wish you the best...... more
Hi Chris. I don't think you have to make a choice between one or the other. Just becaus the agents get paid commissions does not mean that the buyer can't get a good deal. If I were you, I would explore all options. My only request would be that you are up front with your agent. I don't mind helping someone who tells me that they are also looking at FSBOs. What I detest is people who are not straight with me. Hope you don't mind me sharing this bit of advice with you. Good luck finding a good deal.... more