Are you out of your favorite cleaning solution? No need to fret about heading out to the store, just check the kitchen cupboards. There may be some great green cleaning supplies right inside your home. Read on to find how you can use foods in your home to help you clean.
Lennar is one of our top homebuilders in the Contra Costa and Tri-Valley area and the recently have developed a new community called the Preserve Meadows. There are four distinctive floor plans to choose from with layouts from about 1950 ft.² to just over 2600 ft.². Layouts are up to four bedrooms, up to four bathrooms, and to Bay garages. They feature open concept living areas, great rooms, formal dining areas, gourmet kitchens, and huge center islands.
- Currently, pricing is from $1,068,000-$1,222,000.
These large, two-story homes feature a wide range of designs, customizations, and styles to choose from. The neighborhood is located at 5010 Feria Preserve Pkwy. in the heart of San Ramon. As of the publishing of this post, there were nine homes currently for sale and five move-in ready properties. Several are still under construction or ready to be built.
Residents are part of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and attended the Twin Creeks elementary school and the Iron Horse middle school. The community features tennis courts, basketball courts, sports fields, parks, and swimming pools close by with a clubhouse on-site.
Model showroom homes are currently available for viewing.
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The community is located just off of Interstate 680 with easy access to all the shops, restaurants, markets, and entertainment at the intersection of Crowe Canyon Road and the interstate. There’s a Safeway, Regal Cinemas, coffee shops, Home Depot, Staples, and several restaurants all within 2 to 3 minutes from most homes in Preserve.
I love my clients and obviously couldn’t do this job without them, which is why I’m so grateful when one offers a warm word about their transaction.
“Dale worked with us for >2 years to find the right house for our family, and I couldn’t have been happier with the entire experience (and especially the home we ended up buying!). We started out on a tight budget and a particular city that we wanted to live in. Dale spent a lot of time with us upfront to draw out more aspects to the home that were important to us (location within the city, schools, etc.) — to help him further refine our search and to guide future efforts. Dale then toured homes with us, helped us do our due diligence, connected us with the perfect loan officer, put offers on homes, negotiated on our behalf, and ultimately secured a new home for our family. Dale did it all, and he did so with such responsiveness. I’d send him messages throughout the week and at all (reasonable) hours, and Dale would respond to my inquiries right away — even when traveling. And he did so without ever being pushy or taking us beyond what we were comfortable with. He focused on getting us the right house for our situation, and provided top-notch service in the process. I wholeheartedly recommend Dale to anyone looking for a real estate agent. Dale really does do it all, and he’ll help you find the right home for you and your family. Thank you, Dale!– Reviewer
Some deals are cut and dry, while others are extensive and can take months. Most of it is out of our hands due to a short sale or issues with sellers. I so appreciate the patience this client had when dealing with this purchase.
Buying your first home?
This is an exciting time! I LOVE helping people step foot into their very first house. Whether it’s a newly married couple, people that have been renting for years and now have the funds available for a down payment, or single people starting off in life. Families, college graduates, millennials, or even those that have never owned all their life and now finally are seeing the rewards of their years of hard labor, nothing beats helping first time home buyers achieve their goals of homeownership.
“I came across Dale on Zillow, completely by chance, and was so glad I did! As a first time homebuyer, I had no clue about the process and Dale walked me through everything, making sure all processes were completed on time. I had tons of questions on the stacks upon stacks of documents, and Dale took the time to highlight important points for me. We had a couple hiccups along the way with the other agent, but Dale was very proactive in following up to ensure things were executed smoothly. Highly highly recommend Dale (and his assistant Allie) if you are a first time homebuyer” – Glen E. Hayward CA
What about selling?
Selling can be stressful but with my proven system, detailed listings, and a tight strategy for marketing, we can get your home sold quickly for as much profit as the market can bear. It’s a great market right now and sellers are getting over asking price in several markets around San Ramon, Danville, Pleasanton and other communities
What about investing?
I have worked with dozens of investors over the years and have the inside scoop on the best neighborhoods and communities and up and coming neighborhoods that would be ideal for renting out and building your investment portfolio. There are key numbers to look at when investing and to get the most ROI you must find the perfect house – I can help you do that.
So get started today and I hope YOU can be my next positive review! There is no greater compliment than a referral from friends! THANK YOU!!
An article caught my attention today by Andrew Vandamme “owning own home doesn’t make you rich: owning someone else’s does”. I’m talking about real estate investments. Owning your own home and living in it might not bring you the wealth you desire, but business owners and landlords tend to be about four times as wealthy as the average American. Renters in the United States tend to have about an eighth as much wealth as the average American. [Read more…]
When looking for a house to buy you’re probably not in the market for something that looks like it’s ready to fall down, but, are you passing up a virtual goldmine? Think of it this way, instead of shopping for a dream home, maybe you should be out looking for a dream a discount. [Read more…]
If you’re planning on buying or selling within the next couple of months throughout the San Ramon California area it’s important to know what the market is doing. As a professional real estate agent in this area, I keep close tabs on the market so I know when my buyers are overpaying and so I know exactly how to price a property to sell. I want my buyers to get the absolute most fair market value and save money on their purchases all the while offering my sellers the very most the market can bear. [Read more…]
Nobody likes to pack up the entire house and move but most of us do it at least once or twice in our life. If you’re looking at moving or relocating to the Tri-Valley area or maybe you’re moving out of the area, you may be researching some of the best tips and tricks to make your move so much easier. Here are 10 easy tips that you may never have thought of before they can make your relocation that much easier.
#1. Box of essentials.
Many people pack the wrong way. You want to make sure that the items you want to get to quickly are at the back of the truck or the easiest to obtain. This could mean your coffee maker, important documents or records. But you also want a box of essentials to go along with you, especially if you are relocating a long distance. These essentials could be blankets and pillows, toiletries, a first aid kit, any medications, phone and tablet chargers, toilet paper and paper towels, paper plates and utensils, pet food and bowls, credit cards, passports, Social Security card and credit cards.
#2. Hook up TV and the Internet as soon as possible.
Many utilities only require a phone call to get things switched over to your new location so you want to make sure that your Internet and TV are some of the first things to be hooked up so that you can start getting your email, have access to the Internet and some entertainment if necessary.
#3. Bring something for the kids.
Kids can find moving to be extremely boring so you want to make sure you have items for kids such as coloring books, crayons, games, tablets or other items that can keep them entertained, especially if you have a long way to go.
The online company Nextdoor is a great way to network with your new neighborhood. You can ask questions about the neighborhood, find babysitters and handymen and a little bit about your particular neighborhood before moving in.
#5. Don’t forget to leave important items with your last house.
This could be all the keys that you have, your garage door opener that you may have stuck in your visor and forget that you have it, any other items that the new homeowner will need to operate their new home.
#6. Changing the locks.
You never know who may have a house key to your new house out there so it’s always a good idea to change the locks before you move in.
#7. Call a cleaning service before hand.
If you’re moving a long distance, call a cleaning company and have your real estate agent let that cleaning person in for a thorough cleaning before you even arrive.
#8. Pack the essentials last.
Just like we had an essential box for the trip, make sure that your coffee maker, any documents, taxes, phone numbers and close are easily accessible as soon as you get to your new house.
#9. Ask about movers insurance.
If you are hiring a moving company to move your items, ask about their insurance policy and get at least three quotes from different moving companies and if they do in-home assessments so your estimate is as accurate as possible. You also want to make note that moving expenses can be tax-deductible.
#10. Research schools and kennels ahead of time.
Before moving you want to see what school your children will be in so you are prepared to get them in school right away if you’re moving during the school year. You may also want to make note of doggie daycare is in the area, kennels, doctors, dentists and other places that you may frequent.
These are just some simple items that a lot of people forget to do. If you’re relocating to the Tri-Valley area of California contact my office today for more tips and tricks to moving and finding the right house for your needs and budget.