San Ramon July Activities

San Ramon Fireworks

San Ramon July 4th Festivities

San Ramon festivities begin on July 4th with a fun run/walk at 8:15 in the morning (registration 6:30) at the San Ramon Community Center – Central Park.  The race is for all ages and is on a flat paved route starting at Central Park. For all those who pre-register for the race will receive a T-shirt. To register on line go to

More activities are lined up at the Central Park starting at 1 PM Read the rest of this entry

High Tech Boosts Real Estate Market for Silicon Valley Area

San Ramon Housing RecoveryCommunities in the Silicon Valley area are benefiting from the  IPO’s of recent months raising the median price of homes as much as 20%.  Palo Alto the home of Facebook has seen a 20% increase in home prices just in the last 60 days where the median home is $1.63 million. Likewise Mountain View home prices have risen 3.1% with a median home sale of $957,500.
Many of these buyers are young who are cashing in on their stocks and taking the cash to buy a house. A recent survey indicated that out of 2000 people surveyed 70% believe owning a home is a good thing, regardless of the market fluctuations.may were 11% and 23% respectively of homes closed in the $1,000,000 plus range Read the rest of this entry

Great Home Buying Opportunities with Fannie Mae Properties

Fannie Mae ForeclosuresFannie Mae has extended their promotion to incent home buyers to purchase one of their foreclosed properties thru the end of October 2011. This is a great opportunity especially for the first time home buyer. The hardest obstacle if there is one is that these properties are not readily available in all areas of Contra Costa. Most of the properties will be found in Concord, Pleasant Hill, Antioch, Brentwood, Pittsburg and Bay Point – but I have found them in Danville and San Ramon. Dublin and Livermore are also areas to explore for these properties. Read the rest of this entry

Is The Real Estate Market Really Recovering?

Who can be sure if the real estate market is actually recovering with so many different versions of what” is” or some “think” is happening.  Depending on the day of the week or the week of the month the stories fluctuate. In a recent article in on line edition of Realtor Magazine.

A decline in recent foreclosure filings doesn’t necessarily mean that it is over. It could there is a backlog already in the pipeline that banks want to dispose of before they take any more into the process.  Below is an excerpt from the article:

The number of home owners who were put on notice for defaulting on their mortgage payments dropped last month to the lowest level since 2006, RealtyTrac reports. Meanwhile, foreclosure filings for the eighth straight month also were down as filings fell 33 percent in May compared to a year earlier and 2 percent month-over-month. Read the rest of this entry

San Ramon Real Estate:Broker Tour June 9,2011

Today’s  weekly brokers’ tour for San Ramon Valley Real Estate had 46 houses open most of which were on the market for the first time. We were able to make it to 12 houses mostly all focused in the San Ramon Alcosta area, Windemere and finished up at a beautiful Tuscan Style Villa with over 6000 square feet in Blackhawk!

First Time Buyer Opportunities

  • Remodeled 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath 2 story pretty hardwood floors, granite counters located in Newcastle subdivision. Read the rest of this entry
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