San Ramon, CA Real Estate News

By Rama Mehra, TOP 1% REALTOR IN THE TRI-VALLEY
(Asante Realty)
I finally paid my visit to the model homes at Saville by Brookfield homes to pick up a price sheet. Lo behold !! The price sheet just amazes me how Brookfield homes is out of synch with the market. Someone at corporate needs a reality check.I seriously get reminded of shopping in India where they have the biggest fake sales ever !! Vendors bump up prices 100% and then say" Big blow out sale- 50% off !!" And eventually you land up paying 50% more than you would have without a sale. And so is the case with this community and even Campton.A Plan 1 at Saville costs between $819,000 to $824,000.Plan 2 is between $842,800 to $857,000; Plan 3 between $871,000 to $876,900; Plan 4 at $891,000.There is one plan 4 which has a "deep discount" - even if they hypothetically sell it for $750,000 they ...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
Forest Home Farms will host a Barn Dance from 6-8:30 p.m., Saturday, May 17, at Forest Home Farms, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon.  Come learn how to do-si-do with friends!  Professional caller, Bert Swerer will lead square dancing and line dancing as we sashay around the floor in the tractor barn. Couples, singles, beginners and experienced square dancers are welcome. Come check out the farm, learn a little history and participate in some good, old-fashioned barn stomping. Soft drinks and light finger food will be served. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call 973-3284 for more information.The Barn Dance is sponsored by the San Ramon Historic Foundation. The Historic Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of San Ramon's early farms and homesteads.When buying o...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
One of the FREE, fun things to do in San Ramon CA is just around the corner! Bring the family to the Hats Off America 5th Annual Car Show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, May 17-18, at the grass field, at the corner of Bollinger Canyon Road and Camino Ramon, San Ramon. Enjoy a display of muscle cars, classics and hot rods, live bands, vendor booths, a beer and wine garden and more. Admission is free. Call 855-1950 for more details.Hats Off America is a 501 (c) (3) dedicated to helping or the surviving families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq .When buying or selling real estate, contact me as I am a skilled agent, offering extensive area knowledge and strong negotiation skills and am truly focused on "Getting You Where You Need to Be!"Considering a Move to the East Bay?Do...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
Just Listed! I just came back from previewing the cheapest house in the MLS for San Ramon CA. It's the least expensive single family home with at least 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms listed at $525,000. It's an REO (bank owned property) and on paper it looks like a screaming good deal.Before I got in the car I knew these things; The neighborhood, Newcastle, is located within walking distance to a sizable strip center with major grocery store, restaurants, fitness center, drug store, hardware store and more. Two homes have sold in this neighborhood since the first of the year. The average selling price has been $633,000 this year to date. One home was smaller and one was larger, so the average selling price might well be a good "market price" for this home. The home was built in 1988, putt...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
Come join in the fun things to do in San Ramon CA! San Ramon Historic Foundation and Forest Home Farms will host Sheep Shearing Day Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Forest Home Farms, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. Admission is $3 in advance or $5 at the gate. Come celebrate spring at Forest Home Farm's Sheep Shearing Day. Watch the sheep get their spring "haircut" by a professional sheep shearer. Join in the festivities with wool spinners, wood turners, woodcarvers, quilters and more. Watch and learn as they share their age-old crafts. Enjoy the entertainment, a kids craft area, old fashioned games, and tours of the farm. There will be a special performance of "Just Kidding Music" at 1:00 p.m. Entertainers, Lynn and Jill encourage an awareness of American folk music ...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
Fioli is offering townhome-style condominiums that represent the entry-level price point homes in the master-planned community of Windemere. These new homes in Windemere of San Ramon CA are located in the highly regarded San Ramon Valley Unified School District, as are all homes in Windemere. The builder, Centex Homes, has long been recognized as one of the leading home builders in the San Francisco Bay Area.Every Fioli home includes a two-car garage and has at least three bedrooms and more than 2,000 square feet of living space. Buyers can choose from four unique floor plans with three to five bedrooms. Fioli of Windemere will have 154 homes completion.Included features include luxurious master suites with five-foot top-set soaking tubs, separate shower with cultured marble surround, c...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The March 2008 median home price in San Ramon CA was $808,000 for single family detached homes. There were 36 home sales of single family detached homes in San Ramon CA, the highest priced home sold for $1,487,500, the lowest price home sold for $430,000. The average selling price of detached single family homes for March 2008 in San Ramon California was $832,734.Home Sales volume and home sales activity is UP in San Ramon CA! There are currently 109 single family detached homes pending sale in San Ramon CA. The listing prices of these homes ranges from $404,900 to $2,399,000 and the median home price for single family homes pending sale in San Ramon CA is $808,800.The March 2008 median home price in San Ramon CA was $560,000 for attached homes including duets, condos and townhomes. The...
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By Pam Winterbauer, "Providing Blue Ribbon Service"
(Pam Winterbauer Real Estate)
A Community Begins.   Today San Ramon is a dynamic young city, one of California's outstanding urban villages.  It has a variety of homes, parks and stores and a major employment center --- all in a setting of remarkable beauty.It was once home to the Seunen Indians, Ohlone/Costanoans who lived adjacent to the valley creeks.  After 1797 it was Mission San Jose grazing land; later it included Jose Maria Amador's 16,000 plus acre Rancho San Ramon.San Ramon Creek was named after an Indian vaquero, Ramon, who tended mission sheep here.  In an 1855 land title case, Don Amador explained that "San" was added to the creek's name to conform with Spanish custom.American settlers first came to San Ramon in 1850 when Leo and Mary Jane Norris purchased 4,450 acres of land from Amador.  Other early l...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The Bridges Market Snapshot for March 25 2008 reveals that sales activity is up in The Bridges San Ramon CA! There are currently five single family homes pending sale with a median price of $1,285,000, although the listed prices range from $1,149,950 to $2,399,000.The median home price in The Bridges of San Ramon CA was $2,000,000 for the last 30 days (2/2/52008 through 3/25/2008) for single family detached homes, based on the sale of a single home.There are currently 16 single family homes on the market in The Bridges as of this date, March 25, 2008. The least expensive home listed is a three bedroom, 2 bath home with 1,676 square feet listed at $799,900. The most expensive home is a five bedroom, four and one half bath home with 5,228 square feet situated on an expansive golf course v...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The Gale Ranch Market Snapshot for March 25 2008 reveals that sales activity is up in Gale Ranch San Ramon CA.There are currently 4 single family detached homes in Gale Ranch pending sale. Median listing price of these four homes is $981,205.On Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 there were 21 detached single family homes for sale in Gale Ranch of San Ramon CA. The least expensive single family home being offered is a four bedroom, three bath home with a reported 2,019 square feet listed at $689,000. The most expensive home is a five bedroom, threer and half bath home with a reported 4,673 square feet being marketed at $1,688,000.The median listing price as of this date is $969,000 for detached single family homes for sale in Gale Ranch San Ramon CA. Two detached single family homes sold in Gale ...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The Windemere Market Snapshot for March 25 2008 reveals that sales activity is up in Windemere San Ramon CAOn Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 there were 48 detached single family homes for sale in Windemere of San Ramon CA. The least expensive single family home being offered is a three bedroom, two and a half bath home with a reported 1,578 square feet listed at $649,950. The most expensive home is a five bedroom, four and half bath home with a reported 4,051 square feet (including casita) being marketed at $1,499,950.The median listing price as of this date is $909,495 for detached single family homes for single family homes for sale in Windemere San Ramon CA. Nine detached single family homes sold in Windemere the last 30 days (from 2/25/2008 through 3/25/2008) with with a median sales pri...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The award-winning 35 person Zunyi  Acrobatic Troupe of China will present "Cirque D' Amour" at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center March 29, 2008 at 8:00 pm. Tickets for this performance are just $40."Cirque D'Amour" recounts ancient Chinese tales through songs, dance and mind-blowing acrobatics. Join this fabulous journey of discovery with colorful dragons, fire-breathing lizards, mischievous fairies and giant playful bugs. This presentation will be assisted by creative costumes and stage props. The troupers will bring together the best of traditional Chinese and modern Western acrobatic movements and choreography.The Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center is a 600 seat proscenium theater located on the Dougherty Valley High School Campus at 10550 Albion Rd, San Ramon 94582.Wh...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
Bishop Ranch of San Ramon offers 9 millions square feet of Class A office space to employers of all sizes. Notable employers with offices in one of the 56 buildings in Bishop Ranch include Chevron, AT&T, Armanino McKenna, Comcast, Irwin Home Equity, Old Republic Home Protection, Symyx, Sprint, 24 Hour Fitness, Nortel, Lennar, Centex, IBM and more.The Bishop Ranch Transportation Association provides free commuter services to 35,000 employees in the 585-acre business park. To date over 2,000,000 free rides have benefited employees in Bishop Ranch. It's estimated that the number will surpass 3,000,000 free rides by early 2010.The free service free express bus service to the Walnut Creek Bart station started in 1984 using private buses, but expanded largely when they entered into a partners...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
It's not too late to register  for the "Run Like the Wind" in San Ramon, a Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk race to be held on March 30th 2008. Online registration is open through March 27, 2008 at noon. Race packets will be available for pick-up on Saturday, March 29th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. at the San Ramon Dougherty Station Community Center. Packet pick-up also available race day at event site from 6:00 am - 7:15 amThis race, in this, it's inaugural year, was conceived to promote a healthy, active lifestyle for all ages and fitness abilities-from first timers to elite runners. Entrants may be individuals or corporate teams. The start and finish is at the San Ramon Dougherty Station Community Center, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA. The course is set to run through the beaut...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The master planned community of Windemere in San Ramon CA is fulfilling the original vision. This diverse neighborhood has been very popular due to the amenities and the excellent schools. After six years, homes are selling briskly and the complete build-out is in sight. It's not too late to purchase a new single family detached home, condo or townhouse in Windemere, but it may be too late within 12 months. Widemere boasts five new schools that are a part of the highly regarded San Ramon Valley Unified School District. These five schools serve students from pre-school through high school.The San Ramon Valley Unified School District consistently ranks among the top 10% of all school districts in California. California High School, Iron Horse Middle School, Stone Valley Middle School were...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
The developers of the master planned community of Windemere in San Ramon CA collaborated and partnered with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and the City of San Ramon to leverage limited resources and provide much needed amenities to the residents of San Ramon located on the Dougherty Valley High School campus.The Performing Arts Center at Dougherty Valley High School includes a 600 seat theater with full stage, lobby, restrooms, City office, dressing rooms, and a 3,500 square foot rehearsal room. The rehearsal room is designed to accommodate both City and school district rehearsals as it duplicates the size of the main stage, leaving the theater for actual performances. The 600-seat Dougherty Valley Performing Ars Center is a joint use facility with the city of San Ramon an...
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By Pam Winterbauer, "Providing Blue Ribbon Service"
(Pam Winterbauer Real Estate)
Here are the facts and figures for February that I pulled from Trendgraphix.com on the San Ramon activity.  The good news is we are pending more property and based on our current inventory and pending sales we have about 4.6 months of inventory to clear out.  Let's stay positive and educate our buyers and sellers on our current market place and we will get through our challenges.Happy St. Patricks Day! Date12/061/072/073/074/075/076/077/078/079/0710/0711/0712/071/082/08 For Sale181181164183190234232250256274262220193208214 Sold603751837576665651352827463226 Pended425294707266633749282940293247 Mon of Inv. on Sold3.04.93.22.22.53.13.54.55.07.89.48.14.26.58.2Mon of Inv. on Pended4.33.51.72.62.63.53.76.85.29.89.05.56.76.54.6Avg. Act Price1061104510911163118511711188112411081081105010161056...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
March 13, 2008 - 3 Short Sales properties sold and closed during the period from February 1, 2008 through March 13, 2008.•·         One detached single family home that was listed for $759,000 sold for $745,000.•·         Two condos sold. The lower sales price was $335,000 for a 988 square foot condo and the higher sales price was $445,000 for an 1192 square foot condo. March 13, 2008 - There are 9 Short Sale listings in San Ramon CA currently pending on the MLS.•·         All nine are detached single family homes that were listed from $599,000 to $1,850,000 with a median asking price of $749,950.March 13, 2008 - CURRENT INVENTORY - There are 42 Short Sale listings in San Ramon CA currently being offered through the MLS.•·         Eight  are condos, listed from $270,000 to $425,00 with ...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
March 13, 2008 - 12 Foreclosure properties sold and closed during the period from February 1, 2008 through March 13, 2009, Six were single family homes and six were townhouses.•·         The Six detached single family homes had a low sales price of $475,000 and a high sales price of $786,000. The median sales price for foreclosed home sales in San Ramon for this period is $582,500.•·         The Six townhouses had a low sales price of $345,000 and a high sales price of $635,900. The median sales price for foreclosed townhouses in San Ramon for this period is $537,500.March 13, 2008 - There are 18 foreclosure listings in San Ramon CA currently pending on the MLS.•·         Two are condos that were  listed at $329,900 to $375,900•·         Twelve are detached single family homes that were...
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By Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
There were 80 homes on tour today. Every Thursday is Broker's Tour day in Contra Costa County for the area ranging from Alamo to San Ramon. Homes placed on the Broker's Open Tour are most generally either new listings or price reductions, although some agents do periodic repeats without price changes. It's relatively common to see tour listings for Homes for Sale in The Lakes at Canyon Lakes, however it's not so common to see a home with such a value price!27 of today's tour listings represent homes for sale in San Ramon. Although four homes had listing prices below this property's price of $579,000, they were much smaller ranging from a 1 bedroom, one bath condo priced at $319,000 to an older 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with just 1,288 square feet priced at $550,000.3102 Lakemont Drive #4 g...
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