It’s getting to be that time of the year quickly around the country, for Christmas trees are going up, holiday shopping begins, and we map out our Black Friday plan of action. Between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, there could be a lot of packages being delivered to doorsteps between now and Christmas. Don’t become a victim of holiday theft. It can be so easy for packages to just disappear off of your front steps costing you money, time, and causing stress. Here are some easy ways to prevent package thefts this holiday season. [Read more…]
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Robson Homes, also designing Mission Heights, is working on another new development called The Abbey. Located at Palmdale Estates, the epitome of style and grace with gardens and luxury homes, the new development of The Abbey will be just off Mission Blvd south of I-680. The Abbey will be a small enclave of 15 homes next to the Palmdale Estates featuring two floor plans, the Olive and the Fig. This is the first phase of the development.
The Olive will feature 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 2,223 square feet with a 2-car garage. This is a two-story home with a bonus 3rd floor for storage and an optional 4th bedroom. It offers ground floor living with a mudroom, kitchen, living and dining room with the master suite and 2 additional bedrooms on the 2nd floor.
The Fig will offer 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 2,273 square feet with a 2 car garage but a different layout. The Fig is 3 stories with a private ground floor suite, ideal for an in-law home. The kitchen is on the expansive 2nd floor, which opens to the living room and dining room with the master suite and 2 additional bedrooms on the third floor. The laundry is also on the 3rd floor making it perfect for keeping all laundry together.
All homes will feature luxurious master bedroom suites with custom-designed freestanding vanities, limestone or marble slab countertops and high-end designer knobs and pulls. Bathrooms and kitchens will feature Kohler designed basins and faucets. There are generous walk-in closets with custom shelving.
In the kitchen, homeowners will enjoy Viking, freestanding stainless steel range with six burners and a Kohler farmhouse style sink and designer faucet. Each room is an open-air room ideal for entertaining with separate living spaces, a mud room with built-in cabinetry, laundry rooms, wall-to-wall carpeting and craftsman style oak wood stair railings.
Residents are part of the Fremont school district and will utilize the Chadbourne Elementary school, the Hopkins junior high middle school, and the Mission San Jose high school.
For more information on the Abbey estates or to be notified when new listings at the market contact my office today. Prices are still to be determined but will approximately be between $1,325,000 and $1.4 million.
Mission Heights is the newest home development in the Mission District located in Fremont California.
Built by Robson Homes, this new collection of properties feature four and five bedroom layouts and up to 4.5 bathrooms in sizes up to 3400 ft.². These homes are located in the Mission foothills with beautiful views of the entire San Francisco Bay area. This enclave of new, unique and luxurious homes feature a wide variety of floor plans, layouts and designs. There are four multigenerational floor plans ranging in size from about 2800 ft.² to over 3400 ft.² boosting four and five bedroom designs. Each home has spacious living and entertaining spaces including great rooms, first-floor bedroom suites, lofts and balconies. Expansive homesites also leave plenty of room for outdoor entertainment. Homes are set to be priced from about $1.9 million.
There are four distinct resident floor plans:
Residence 1 is a four bedroom and 3.5 bathroom design, two-story layouts with over 3200 ft.² and a two-car garage.
Residence 2 is a five bedroom and 4.5 bathroom home with 3400 ft.², also with a two-story layouts and two-car garage.
Residence 3 is a four bedroom and 3 1/2 bathroom home with two distinct layouts of either 2783 ft.² or 3192 ft.² and a two-car garage. This is also a two-story floor plan.
Custom features will include freestanding vanity with limestone slab countertops, Kohler sinks, faucets, hardware and soaking tub, limestone slab bath and shower surrounds, marble tile shower flooring, and custom cabinetry with designer knobs, pools and hardware. Kitchens will feature biking stainless steel range with six burners, custom crafted wood cabinetry, Kohler farmhouse style sink, faucet and dishwasher.
Each home will be carefully crafted with energy efficient design and green home features including a tankless water heater with built-in recirculating pump, electrical vehicle outlet charger and lots of small energy-efficient details.
Technology is already wired in with prewired for satellite dish, wiring enclosure for connection to networks, plug-and-play outlets, additional phone Jackson kitchens and master bedrooms, gas and electric dryer hookups and laundry rooms and central heating for optional air conditioning system. Each home features its own unique optional features including technology upgrades, custom built in cabinetry in high-end and designer finishes and optional flooring, carpentry and countertop upgrades.
About the area
Fremont California is located in Alameda County and is actually part of five smaller communities such as Irvington, Mission San Jose, Warm Springs, Centerville and Niles. It’s located in the southeast section of the bay area and is home to about 230,000 residents. It is the fourth most populous city in the bay area and the largest suburb of San Francisco.
Fremont features a variety of markets, shops and restaurants sporting all types of budgets, tastes and styles. Fremont has its own historical attractions, art galleries, parks, museums and farmers markets. With a thriving performing arts department and the ever famous Fremont Bank Aqua Adventure Waterpark, there’s never a shortage of fun things to do, see and experience in Fremont.
For more information about this area or to get updates on new listings available in Mission Heights contact my office today.
This weekend, September 4 at 12:00 PM until September 5 at 5:00 PM is Livermore’s 35th annual Harvest Wine Celebration. Each Sunday on the Labor Day weekend, the Livermore Valley wineries celebrate the crash season and 35 years this year of the Harvest Wine Celebration. Each individual winery will host its own activities, which will include tastings, arts and crafts, music, and more.
On Monday following the festival, participants can enjoy additional tastings at each of the participating wineries.
In order to participate, you need to be a ticket holder so don’t miss out on this exclusive celebration.
Participants must be 21 years or over to consume the wine but all ages are welcome to participate in activities. Tickets include participating winery tours on Sunday and Monday, wine tasting, commemorative Livermore Valley wine glasses, wine discounts and other goodies along the way. You are not required to have a ticket to visit a winery participating in the harvest but it definitely helps in order to get the most out of the experience. There are no complimentary shuttle buses this year so it’s best to get a designated driver for your tour.
Tickets are $45 each and when you make arrangements you start at a certain winery. Tickets are $55 on the day of participation. Tours get 10% discount on ticket purchases of 10 or more.
To buy tickets, view the map and participating wineries visit lvwine.org
Patterson Ranch is located between Newark and Union City in Alameda County California. This new community features three distinct neighborhoods built by KB Homes, DR Horton and Brookfield.
The Magnolia community features 15 homes built by KB Homes ranging in size from about 2000 ft.² to 4000 ft.² and lot sizes starting at 4500 ft.². These homes are still being built out. There are four designs to choose from from 1973 ft.² to 3105 ft.². These features 3 to 5 bedrooms and two car garages.
Currently homes are priced from 1 million $327,938-$1,462,030. Homes come with landscaping and drought tolerant plants, urban farm Park inspired amenities including a working barn, farmhouse, orchards and vegetable gardens and conveniently located close to Interstate 880.
This is one of the newest and most recent neighborhoods to be built out in Patterson Ranch. They have released preliminary floor plans featuring four bedroom single-family homes with a loft or choice of fifth bedroom. Brookfield is the builder in this neighborhood featuring 48 units from 2100 ft.² amount sizes from 4000 ft.².
Update: I was recently able to tour the prerelease homes on a special tour. KB homes and DR Horton homes are open but Brookfield homes are not officially open yet, However I was able to write up the very first contract at Bellaire! We were able to get it even before the sales office and models officially opened!
Built by DR Horton, this community features 66 units from nearly 2600 ft.² and lot sizes from 5000 ft.². These homes were designed as a Belt for Better Living® single-family home detached community of luxury homes in the master-planned Patterson Ranch located in Fremont. Situated on a historic site dating back to California’s Gold Rush and adjacent to the Coyote Hills Regional Park. The urban farm will feature a holistic integrated edible design with farm like architecture and “Ranch House” craftsmanship. There are four designs to choose from from 2596 ft.² to 3402 ft.² with three or four bedroom designs, one or two-story floor plans and two or three car garages. Prices start at $1,550,000 to about $1,700,000 based on design, size and upgrades.
In total there will be five distinct, intimate neighborhood designs to allow each person to find their own little custom home. It features acres of parks and open space, beautiful trails and lots of trees. Homes are built with green design in mind using the latest in insulating and efficiency techniques. The community itself is also designed with water conservation in mind.
Patterson Ranch is close to Palo Alto, San Jose and the San Francisco Bay area just minutes to Highway 880 and the Dumbarton Bridge. There are dozens of local recreational areas and parks with on-site community amenities and over 21 acres of open space.
The location is just north of downtown Fremont close to the Ardenwood community and the historic farm and regional preserve just east of Coyote Hills Regional Park. There’s easy access to the interstate and Highway 84 and across the bridge to Palo Alto and Redwood City. Residents can travel north to Union City and shops, markets and restaurants are no more than 5 to 10 minutes away.
For more information on Patterson Ranch, new homes and one of the first in some of the newest communities within this master-planned neighborhood contact my office today. I’d be happy to offer photos, information and details about model homes, showrooms and upgrades.