Pleasanton, CA Real Estate News

By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Imagine a pristine luxury home in Pleasanton CA with a large private lot nestled in the rolling hills. Imagine a flexible open floor plan designed for modern living. Imagine gleaming European walnut hardwood floors and designer sculpted carpeting. Imagine a state of the art granite kitchen with island. Imagine relaxing in your in-ground spa and enjoying your private Tuscan-inspired yard. Welcome Home!  SOLD! 5756 Hanifen Way, Pleasanton CA 94588 | Pleasanton CA Homes Overview Maps Photos Market Stats IDX Search $2,050,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms 4 Full Bathrooms 1 Half Bathroom Lot: 18,903 sqft Location 5756 Hanifen Way Pleasanton, CA 94588 USA Doug BuenzVenture | Sotheby's International Realty (925) 621-0680 [email protected] http://www.680homes.com          Listed ...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
This charming Pleasanton CA home features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, dramatic vaulted ceilings, elegant formal living room, spacious formal dining room, large kitchen with center island, spacious family room with brick fireplace and wet bar, downstairs bedroom, full bath downstairs, and inside laundry area. Upstairs is a dramatic master bedroom with vaulted ceilings and ample closet space. The master bath has a large vanity area and step in tile shower. There are also 2 large additional bedrooms and a functional hall bath, and a 2 car attached garage.The large private yard features a large redwood deck & overhang plus fruit trees… great for entertaining. It is walking distance to award winning schools, parks, and shopping. It features convenient commute access to I580, I680, and BART.  We...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Incredible opportunity to create your own amazing home in Pleasanton Meadows! Charming 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath home is ready for your upgrades & designer touches. Ideal court location, formal living & dining rooms, sunny kitchen, one bedroom & bath downstairs, and premium location close to everything! Welcome Home! SOLD! 3275 Runnymede Ct, Pleasanton, CA 94588 Overview Maps Photos Market Stats IDX Search $1,068,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms 3 Full Bathrooms Lot: 6,372 sqft Year Built: 1971 Location 3275 Runnymede Court Pleasanton, CA 94588 USA Doug BuenzVenture | Sotheby's International Realty (925) 621-0680 [email protected] http://www.680homes.com          Listed by: Doug Buenz Our recent listings   Subscribe to our listing feed See more Pleasanton, CA real estate for sale...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Hi, I’m Doug Buenz. Welcome to the 680 Homes Video Channel. Today we’re going to talk about why you should do an open house. Open houses are hit and miss propositions with a lot of my clients and sellers. However, here are the reasons that you should consider it.  Number one – and this might be the most important one. It creates the impression of activity for potential buyers. It creates with that particular buyer a sense that this is a hot property and that it may not last long. It creates emergency and the perception that this is a very desirable property. That’s definitely a benefit.  The second benefit is it creates some buzz among your neighbors and friends. It’s positive in the sense that your neighbors and your friends are often your biggest advocates for your house. If they come...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Boost your home’s resale valueThinking of home improvements? If you are planning to put your Pleasanton CA home up for sale, or you just want a better looking home, you may want to consider getting outdoor improvements.   Outdoor living is a popular trend, and it has shown no signs of slowing down. People love having outdoor living spaces, a private space where they can retreat, relax, and entertain. Next to energy efficiency, outdoor upgrades is one of the home improvements buyers look for.   The best thing about outdoor improvement? It can be done with minimal cost, yet you get to enjoy a high return of investment. The NAR (National Association of Realtors®) 2016 Remodeling Impact Report : Outdoor Features  report a 100% in cost recovery. Outdoor improvements with the highest ROIBefor...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Here is a gorgeous executive home in Laguna Oaks.  Ideal westside location close to shopping and commute access.  Beautiful Pleasanton CA home with 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 3830 sq ft, .41 acre lot with private in-law unit on the first floor.    SOLD! 2505 Arlotta Pl, Pleasanton, CA 94588 Overview Maps Photos Market Stats IDX Search $1,875,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 3,830 sqftLot: 41.00 acre(s) Location 2505 Arlotta PlPleasanton, CA 94588USA 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 | $ | Pleasanton, CASOLD! Charming Remodeled One Story in Desirable Glenmoor Neighb...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Gorgeous remodeled west Pleasanton single story. Imagine a fabulous one story home in a premium location. Imagine a fabulous open floor plan designed for modern living. Imagine gleaming hardwood floors and designer updates throughout. Imagine a gourmet granite kitchen and newly remodeled bathrooms. Imagine a private yard with new landscaping and a tree house. Imagine walking to parks and schools. This is a wonderfully made home in Pleasanton CA. Welcome Home!  SOLD! 3668 Ashwood Dr Pleasanton, CA 94588 Overview Maps Photos Market Stats IDX Search $995,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,519 sqftLot: 8,622 sqftYear Built: 1971 Location 3668 Ashwood DrPleasanton, CA 94588USA Doug Buenz Venture | Sotheby's International Realty(925) 621-0680[email prot...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
This is it! Pristine custom one story home in south Pleasanton with amazing views. Imagine an exquisite custom home in a spectacular golf course setting. Imagine soaring volume ceilings and the finest in custom amenities throughout. Imagine an open floor plan designed for modern living. Imagine an inviting one bedroom guest house with kitchen. Imagine living in Pleasanton CA home with a private half acre lot with sparkling pool, spa, and water slide. Imagine sweeping views of the golf course and valley. Welcome, Home!   Single Family Home for sale in Pleasanton, CA Overview Maps Photos Market Stats IDX Search $2,650,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms4 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 5,238 sqftLot: 0.53 acre(s)Year Built: 2008 Location 6155 Club House DrPleasanton, CA...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Just imagine this Pleasanton CA home - a traditional home loaded with charm and appeal. Imagine gleaming hardwood floors and designer touches throughout. Imagine an elegant granite & cherry kitchen and remodeled baths. Imagine a premium 7000 sq ft lot with covered deck and huge storage shed. Imagine walking to BART, award-winning schools, multiple parks, shopping, and the community pool. Welcome, Home!   SOLD! 7717 Applewood Way, Pleasanton, CA 94588 Overview Maps Photos Market Stats IDX Search $1,025,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,721 sqftLot: 7,000 sqftYear Built: 1967 Location 7717 Applewood WayPleasanton, CA 94588USA Doug Buenz Venture | Sotheby's International Realty(925) 621-0680[email protected]http://www.680homes.com    ...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
 Hi, this is Doug Buenz and this is the 680 Homes Video Channel. Today we’re going to address a common question some sellers have. That is, “Doug, that’s great that you want me to change the carpet, or repaint, or do some staging, but why do that? Why not just offer the buyer credit instead?”  The thinking for this kind of comment is basically that the buyer may not like the colors you choose, or the carpet you choose, or might prefer to pick it out themselves. On an intellectual level, that’s true. However, buying the property is not an intellectual exercise. It’s an emotional exercise first and foremost. 93% or more of the home buyers buy what they see, not what could be.  So, it’s important to attack a property on an emotional level to maximize its appeal in the marketplace. That’s w...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Don't forget the closing costs Buying a home is exciting but also nerve-racking, especially for first time buyers. If you are buying a home in Pleasanton CA, you are probably thinking about the initial down payment and the monthly mortgage payment you have to make. But there is one thing that many first time home buyers neglect to prepare for, and that is the closing costs. The closing costs are the fees and charges you pay for your mortgage loan. It is generally between 2-5% of the purchase price. In Pleasanton CA, the closing cost of homes for sale can set you back, on the average, at least $3,700. Before you can truly own a home, you have to figure out your closing costs. Ideally, your mortgage officer will give you a Loan Estimate which should help you know how know approximately  h...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
THIS IS IT! Exquisite custom home in prestigious Golden Eagle Estates on a private cul-de-sac lot with amazing views. This fabulous home is graced with soaring volume ceilings, elegant tumbled stone and hardwood flooring, plantation shutters, & designer finishes & amenities throughout. Functional open floor plan, with an elegant master suite, office, & guest suite downstairs. Dramatic living room, spacious dining room with wine closet, huge gourmet cherry/granite/stainless kitchen opens to a dramatic family room. Upstairs features 2 bedroom suites plus bonus room/optional 5th bedroom suite. There is a 4 car attached garage. The generous .95 Acre lot enjoys sweeping views of the Valley, Mt Diablo, & Pleasanton Ridge, & backs to permanent open space. This Pleasanton CA home features custo...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Hi, I’m Doug Buenz and this is the 680 Homes Video Channel. Today we’re going to talk about photography in real estate and why it’s important. Everybody knows buyers start their home search – 90% of them anyway – on the internet. Your photographs are probably the single most important element to buyers’ decision as to whether they want to see your home or not. The quality of the pictures has a huge impact on whether you can convert an online visitor into an actual showing of your property. As we know, the more people look at your home in person the higher the chances you’re going to sell your home quickly for top dollar. I personally hire architectural grade photographers to shoot my houses. One of the big reasons is their equipment. They bring in ancillary lighting. We do night shots. ...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
0:09: Hi, this is Doug Buenz with the 680 Homes Video Channel. Today we’re going address a common question. Is it worth it to stage a vacant house? 00:19: In my opinion, it is definitely worth it for a number of reasons. Now, look I know it’s expensive. It can run anywhere from a thousand dollars a month to as much as five to six. I’ve seen some exclusive estates cost as much as ten thousand a month to stage. Whatever the cost is there’s a benefit to it as well and it’s up to you to decide whether it’s worth the benefit. 00:42: Number one. It creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for the buyer. Buying a home is a process that’s emotional first. Buyers need to connect with your property on an emotional level and see themselves living there first. 00:57: The second reason. It’s easier fo...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
As a home seller, you want to be sure that your home is priced right before you list it. The last thing you want is to leave money on the table, or overprice your home. Doing any of these two things will lead to more problems, and you already have enough challenges and concerns on your plate. To find out how much your Pleasanton CA home is worth, the best and closest price you can find for its market value will be from a real estate agent, or a REALTOR® like me. How do I come up with your home's estimated value? Real estate agents determine your Pleasanton CA’s home value by doing a comparative market analysis. A CMA is an analysis of recently sold homes in your area which can help set the price range for your home, just as you like to compare the prices of your favorite brands from dif...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
 00:09: Hi, I’m Doug Buenz and this is the 680 Homes Video Channel. Today we’re going to address a question I get quite a bit which is, “Doug, I know my house is priced kind of high. So why don’t buyers make an offer?” This is an interesting question. It can be puzzling. My experience tells me there are several reasons for this. 00:31: Number one. There are things about the property that the buyer just doesn’t like – its location, its condition, its amenities, etc. The things that just make a property not desirable to the buyer. So, they would not make an offer on the property. I don’t want to say at any price but for any reasonable price, they just don’t perceive the value to be there. 00:53: The second reason is maybe a buyer sees the house and likes it but they think it’s just too ex...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
00:09: Hi, this is Doug Buenz with the 680 Homes Video Channel. Today we’re going to talk about the difference between pre-approval and pre-qualification for home buyers.Everyone wants to make sure the buyer for their property is qualified to purchase and it’s basic real estate. But there is a distinct difference between the two methods: pre-approval and pre-qualification.00:32: A pre-qualification is basically a statement by a lender, quote and quote, lender. That the buyer appears to be qualified to purchase your property. You need to consider who the lender is that’s giving this opinion that the buyer is qualified to purchase your home.Generally, pre-qualifications do not incorporate a full review of credit, full verification of employment and down payment. This is a half measure in ...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
 **In case you cannot view this video here, please click the link below to view “Is Your Home In the Market or Out of the Market?” on my YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/ccJqIvlrv4s ** 0:09: This is Doug Buenz with the 680 Home Video Channel. Today we’re going to talk about “Is Your Home In the Market or Out of the Market?” and how will you know. 00:18: So, what is in the market mean? In the market means it’s priced properly, you’re getting aggressive showings and offers. Out of the market, meaning we’re hardly getting anybody looking at it and I’m depressed because it doesn’t look like my property is going to sell. 00:32: Here’s what it looks like if your property is severely overpriced. If your property is severely overpriced, then you are going to get little or no activity in terms o...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
THIS IS IT! Gorgeous 3 BR, 2 1/2 BTH with loft and downstairs MBR, soaring vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, plantation shutters, berber, carpeting, sunny granite & maple kitchen, luxurious master suite, covered patio, and premium location across from open space with private lot! Check this home in Pleasanton CA.  SOLD! 5703 Athenour Ct, Pleasanton, CA 94588 | Pleasanton CA Homes Overview Maps Photos Features Description Market Stats IDX Search $888,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2,056 sqftLot: 5,421 sqftYear Built: 1997 Location 5703 Athenour CtPleasanton, CA 94588USA Doug Buenz Venture | Sotheby's International Realty(925) 621-0680 [email protected] http://www.680homes.com           Our recent listings SOLD! 8267 Moller R...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Prepare to fall in love with one of the premier Estates in the entire east bay. A very unique, private county estate on most exclusive Santos Ranch Road. Gorgeous gated grounds with panoramic views, quiet solitude, relaxed ambiance and unspoiled landscape nestled with timeless design and interior finishes. With 360 degrees, majestic views of the city below and the surrounding mountains complete this 70-acre compound. Check this Pleasanton CA Home. SOLD! 9745 Santos Ranch Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588 | Pleasanton Homes for Sale Overview Maps Photos Features Description Market Stats IDX Search $2,620,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 4,851 sqftLot: 70.00 acre(s) Location 9745 Santos Ranch RdPleasanton, CA 94588USA Doug Buenz Venture | Soth...
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