Pleasanton, CA Real Estate News

By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
THIS IS IT! The one you have been waiting for. Elegant one story home in premium cul-de-sac location in West Pleasanton. This charming 4 BR, 3 BTH home features an open, modern floor plan with soaring vaulted ceilings, skylights, and spacious living areas. The handsome brick front porch is a great place to enjoy the views of the ridge. From the marble foyer to the gleaming hardwood floors and new designer carpeting, this home captures the best of modern living. It features an elegant living room with cozy fireplace, spacious dining room with designer fixture, sunny gourmet kitchen with gas range and double ovens, large breakfast nook overlooking the yard, and a spacious family room with stately brick fireplace. The stylish master suite features a large walk-in closet and inviting bath w...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
The good vs the great One of the most important decisions you'll make when you put your Pleasanton home up for sale is choosing the right agent to help you in the selling process. There are so many listing agents, it can be confusing to know which one to choose.  I understand.  It can be challenging especially for first time sellers to know who to hire. Your home is your biggest investment and you would want to work with someone who is not just good but great. Some common mistakes to avoid  A common mistake I see among sellers is hiring the first and only listing agent they meet. This is unwise because there are  many good agents but you are looking for the best one. During the process of home buying, you want to have options so that you have a basis of comparison.  Another mistake I se...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, @ Aspire Realty Services
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
You've decided to put your Pleasanton CA home up for sale. You've had a couple of real estate agents come by and provide you with your home's value based on the comparative market analysis (CMA). However, the prices you were given were drastically different from each other. Which one should you choose? This is a common issue among many home sellers. You know you need to price your home right so it will sell successfully, but no two agent can give you the  exact same price. You've probably considered getting a third opinion, maybe from another real estate agent. Or if you have extra money to spare, you may have thought of getting a home appraisal.The benefit of home appraisal An appraisal determines the current market value of your home by sending a professional state licensed appraiser ...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
**In case you can not view this video here, please click the link below to view How Do Property Disclosures Affect an Offer on a Pleasanton CA Home? on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/M3wcVqrHoPE  **00:29: Theodora: Hello, and welcome to 680 Home Video Channel, a web series where we answer all of your real estate questions. I’m your host Theodora and I’m talking to local East Bay real estate broker Doug Buenz.  00:41: Hi Doug, how are you?  It’s great to see you again!  00:43: Doug: Nice to see you, Theodora. 00:45: Theodora: Today, we’re going to discuss disclosures. Doug, what disclosures are required of the seller during a real estate transaction? 00:53: Doug: There are several disclosures that are required as part of the real estate transaction in California.  00:58: The main d...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, plus office, dining room, living room, and family room.Spacious interior with soaring ceilings and open floor plan. Attached 4-car garage with new epoxy flooring. Secluded backyard pool and spa with lots of shade. Weekly pool service included to keep it clean. Large solar thermal system for pool heating. Removable safety fencing for little ones. Adjacent park less than 500 feet away, with playground, tennis courts, basketball court, field, and pool.Resort-style living with free access to all HOA amenities, including nearby lap pool, spa, and clubhouse for parties. Prime location on a cul-de-sac in a safe, quiet neighborhood. Grand master suite including oversize jetted spa tub, palatial shower, gigantic walk-in closet, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and entertainm...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Rarely available Nolan Farms home. Upgraded throughout. Gourmet kitchen with 6 burner Wolf range, Stainless appliances. Luxurious master suite. One bedroom and full bathroom downstairs. Beautiful home in Pleasanton CA covered patio with bbg,frig, etc. A must see home. SOLD! 1342 Stony Brook Ln, Pleasanton, CA 94566 Overview Maps Photos Features Description Market Stats IDX Search $1,325,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms 3 Full Bathrooms 1 Unit Interior: 3,239 sqft Lot: 8,276 sqft Year Built: 2000 MLS #: 40642119 Location 1342 Stony Brook Ln Pleasanton, CA 94566 USA Doug Buenz Venture | Sotheby's International Realty (925) 621-0680 [email protected] http://www.680homes.com         Listed by: Doug Buenz Our recent listings SOLD! 8267 Moller Ranch Dr Pleasanton, CA 94588 SOLD...
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By Tim Denbo, Tim Denbo, VirtualTourCafe
(VirtualTourCafe, LLC)
VirtualTourCafe, a nationally recognized leader in real estate virtual tours announced today a partnership with Loral Langemeier known as The Millionaire Maker, star of The Secret and a mega real estate guru!Under the partnership, Loral has become the third largest share-holder and largest investor outside of the two founding members, Tim Denbo and Hannele Rinta-Tuuri.  As a five time New York Times Best Selling Author, expert real estate investor and entrepreneur, Loral brings a unique skill set to VirtualTourCafe, a national real estate virtual tour service, providing automated virtual tours to real estate agents, offices and associations around the country and Canada.“I have been making millionaires for over 20 years and real estate has played a key role in both my success and our Li...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Charming Danbury Park duette in a premium central location! This upgraded home features 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, with a 2 car garage. Spacious living room with soaring vaulted ceilings and cozy brick fireplace... a great place to relax and visit with friends or watch TV. Large dining area with views of the yard, spacious upgraded kitchen with breakfast bar is perfect for preparing gourmet meals while engaging with your guests. Inviting master suite with vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, dual vanity, and shower is both elegant and dramatic. 2 large secondary bedrooms feature a shared balcony with captivating views of the park next door.The private rear yard of this home in Pleasanton CA features a brick patio, redwood deck, and a custom mural... a wonderful place to relax and unwind. T...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Exquisite and graceful, this gorgeous custom home is hand crafted for modern living. With 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, sitting room/parlor, fabulous open kitchen and great room combination, 3 car garage, luxurious master suite with jetted tub and separate shower, and a large private .46 acre lot with covered patio, fire pit, trampoline, and sweeping views of the golf course and rolling hills!Designer finishes and touches throughout, including gleaming wide-plank hardwood floors, custom plantation shutters and draperies, beam ceilings, designer fixtures, and granite & marble baths.  The gorgeous state-of-the-art kitchen features slab granite, professional stainless appliances, huge center island with breakfast bar, butler's pantry, and utility desk.  This exquisite home in Pleasanton CA offers...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
This home is located in Stoneridge Park in Pleasanton. This home has 5 bedrooms plus a bonus room. There is a bedroom and a full bathroom downstairs. The home has laminate floors. The kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a center island. The backyard has a pool that is situated to the side of the home.This home in Pleasanton CA throughout and move in ready! End of court location. 5BD PLUS BONUS ROOM. Bedroom and full bath on main level. Open kitchen with granite counters, gas cooking, recessed lighting and breakfast nook. Back yard offers pool/spa, patio and lawn. Located near Mohr Elementary School. SOLD! 2661 Rasmussen Ct, Pleasanton, CA 94588 Overview Maps Photos Features Description Market Stats IDX Search $1,140,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Be...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Inviting and stylish, this fantastic Pleasanton Valley home features 5 Bedrooms plus 3 Full Baths for the active lifestyle. The lovely formal living room offers gleaming hardwood floors, with scenic views of the front and rear yards. The bright formal dining room, with a lovely designer fixture, boasts a beautiful view of the rear yard. The open, gourmet kitchen with impressive travertine flooring is perfect for cuisine and conversation. Rich cherry cabinets with brushed nickel pulls, gorgeous slab granite counters, tumbled-stone backsplash, stainless professional appliance package, including a Thermador 6-burner gas range with pot filler, Thermador convection oven plus microwave, and a Bosch dishwasher are aimed to please! A functional pantry and popular breakfast bar completes this fa...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
 **In case you can not view this video here, please click the link below to view How to Make Your Offer More Attractive when Buying a Pleasanton Home on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/SL1UQf9B3Vs  **  00:28: Theodora: Hello, and welcome to 680 Home Video Channel, a web series where we answer all of your real estate questions. I’m your host Theodora and I’m talking to local East Bay real estate broker Doug Buenz.  00:37: Hi Doug, it’s great to see you again!  00:43: Today we’re gonna talk about the offer process a little further. Doug, are there ways that you can strengthen or better your offer without raising the price? 00:53: Doug: Well, sure. Obviously price is important to sellers. They’re human. But there are other factors that are important to sellers too and it depends on th...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
THIS IS IT! Fabulous custom with 5 BR + office & loft, wide plank HW flooring, granite/cherry/stainless kitchen, separate utility kitchen, marble baths, 3 fireplaces, elegant unique designer finishes and fixtures, and private .47 Acre private lot backs to open space w/views! Check this wonderful home in Pleasanton CA. SOLD! 7230 Club House Dr, Pleasanton, CA 94566 Overview Maps Photos Features Description Market Stats IDX Search $1,804,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms 5 Full Bathrooms 1 Half Bathroom 1 Unit Interior: 5,223 sqft Lot: 0.48 acre(s) Year Built: 2010 MLS #: 40645937 Location 7230 Club House Dr Pleasanton, CA 94566 USA Doug Buenz Venture | Sotheby's International Realty (925) 621-0680 [email protected] http://www.680homes.com         Our recent listings SOLD! 8...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Charming, upgraded single story with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and many upgrades. Gleaming wide plank hardwood floors welcome you to this graceful home. Elegant formal living room with crown molding and picture window, and a formal dining room with crown molding are both tailor made for entertaining friends and family. The remodeled kitchen is perfect for the gourmet chef, with stainless appliances, gas range & oven plus hood, Bosch dishwasher, huge center island with vegetable sink, and fabulous views of the rear yard. There is also a spacious breakfast nook with built-in granite counters? a perfect place to enjoy morning coffee. And the kitchen opens to the spacious family room with cozy fireplace. The bedrooms of this Pleasanton CA home are spacious and bright, with 2 large secondary bedr...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Elegant and inviting, this Mediterranean style Bridle Creek home features 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths and an open floor plan. The elegant formal living room features a welcoming cast fireplace for chilly nights, and the formal dining room provides a fabulous space for more formal meals. The incredible, open kitchen is ideal for gourmet cooking, with stunning slab granite counters, with backsplash, 5-burner gas range, an oversized center island with compactor. The cozy nook area looks out onto fabulous views of the rear yard, and the spacious family room off the kitchen is perfect for relaxing by the fire, watching TV, or video gaming. The downstairs also boasts a guest suite and full bath, along with a spacious laundry room with garage access. Upstairs you will find a lovely master suit...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
  **In case you can not view this video here, please click the link below to view What to Know About the Property Types in Pleasanton CA on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/9VMnZTwYW5c ** 00:29: Theodora: Hello, and welcome to 680 Home Video Channel, a web series where we answer all of your real estate questions. I’m your host Theodora and I’m talking to local East Bay real estate broker Doug Buenz. 00:41: Hi Doug, how are you? It’s great to see you again! 00:44: Doug: Nice to see you, Theodora. 00:46: Theodora: Today we’re gonna continue our discussion on contingencies. Doug, what is a contingent sale? 00:52: Doug: That’s the mothership of all contingencies. That in fact when buyers talk about contingencies,  they’re typically talking about sale contingencies. Basically what it mea...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, @ Aspire Realty Services
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Putting your Pleasanton home up for sale is a major decision. Your home is probably your biggest financial investment. Entrusting one of the largest financial transactions you’ll make to a person you have only met a few times can be difficult. This is the reason many home sellers would rather work with an agent they know.However, you should know that not all listing agents are equal.When it comes to an important and major investment like your home, it must be placed in the hands of a reliable and trustworthy real estate agent. The listing agent’s expertise should also be taken into account.Be a proactive seller. Clarify things with your real estate agent. Ask questions. You want to ensure the sale of your Pleasanton home will be as smooth and stress-free as possible.To know more about t...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
 **In case you can not view this video here, please click the link below to view What to Know About the Property Types in Pleasanton CA on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/76eLy8GJ0go** 00:29: Hello, and welcome to 680 Home Video Channel, a web series where we answer all of your real estate questions. I’m your host Theodora and I’m talking to local East Bay real estate broker Doug Buenz. 00:41: Hi Doug, it’s great to see you! Today we’re going to discuss property types. Doug, please tell us a little bit about all the different property types. 00:51: Sure. There’s three main types of zoning designation. There’s a single family home, a PUD or planned unit development, and a condominium. 01:05: Single family homes are pre-standing properties, are not attached. The owner maintains the p...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Fabulous modern home in Castlewood with amazing views! This gorgeous home features 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, with soaring vaulted ceilings bathed in light. The dramatic living room enjoys sweeping views of the hills, and includes a cozy fireplace retreat. The spacious dining room is perfect for entertaining, and looks out onto the scenic yard. The sunny gourmet kitchen features slab granite counters, professional stainless appliances, Sub Zero refrigerator, and large pantry. There is a large breakfast nook off the kitchen, which is open to a spacious family room with fireplace, bar area, and sliding doors to the rear yard.The spacious master bedroom in this home for sale in Pleasanton CA features dramatic vaulted ceilings, and a sliding door to a private deck. The inviting bath features a ...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, @ Aspire Realty Services
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
When you are considering putting your Pleasanton home up for sale, you have probably wondered how your home compares to the other homes being sold in your area.  Perhaps you have also wondered if you are putting the right price on your home. Knowing the market in your area plays a big part in the calculation of your home’s equity. You don’t want to price it higher than other homes for sale or else it’ll sit around for years. However, you don’t want to price it lower than other homes and lose out on a good deal for your home. You need to have just the right price to attract buyers, while keeping your interests in check. This means scoping out the comparables in your neighborhood. And the most effective way is to enlist the assistance of an expert real estate agent like me - Rhonda Fee.  ...
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