Pleasanton, CA Real Estate News

By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
THIS IS IT! Fabulous custom with 5 BR + office & loft, wide plank HW flooring, granite/cherry/stainless kitchen, separate utility kitchen, marble baths, 3 fireplaces, elegant unique designer finishes and fixtures, and private .47 Acre private lot backs to open space w/views! Check this wonderful home in Pleasanton CA. SOLD! 7230 Club House Dr, Pleasanton, CA 94566 Overview Maps Photos Features Description Market Stats IDX Search $1,804,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms 5 Full Bathrooms 1 Half Bathroom 1 Unit Interior: 5,223 sqft Lot: 0.48 acre(s) Year Built: 2010 MLS #: 40645937 Location 7230 Club House Dr Pleasanton, CA 94566 USA Doug Buenz Venture | Sotheby's International Realty (925) 621-0680 [email protected] http://www.680homes.com         Our recent listings SOLD! 8...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Charming, upgraded single story with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and many upgrades. Gleaming wide plank hardwood floors welcome you to this graceful home. Elegant formal living room with crown molding and picture window, and a formal dining room with crown molding are both tailor made for entertaining friends and family. The remodeled kitchen is perfect for the gourmet chef, with stainless appliances, gas range & oven plus hood, Bosch dishwasher, huge center island with vegetable sink, and fabulous views of the rear yard. There is also a spacious breakfast nook with built-in granite counters? a perfect place to enjoy morning coffee. And the kitchen opens to the spacious family room with cozy fireplace. The bedrooms of this Pleasanton CA home are spacious and bright, with 2 large secondary bedr...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Elegant and inviting, this Mediterranean style Bridle Creek home features 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths and an open floor plan. The elegant formal living room features a welcoming cast fireplace for chilly nights, and the formal dining room provides a fabulous space for more formal meals. The incredible, open kitchen is ideal for gourmet cooking, with stunning slab granite counters, with backsplash, 5-burner gas range, an oversized center island with compactor. The cozy nook area looks out onto fabulous views of the rear yard, and the spacious family room off the kitchen is perfect for relaxing by the fire, watching TV, or video gaming. The downstairs also boasts a guest suite and full bath, along with a spacious laundry room with garage access. Upstairs you will find a lovely master suit...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
  **In case you can not view this video here, please click the link below to view What to Know About the Property Types in Pleasanton CA on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/9VMnZTwYW5c ** 00:29: Theodora: Hello, and welcome to 680 Home Video Channel, a web series where we answer all of your real estate questions. I’m your host Theodora and I’m talking to local East Bay real estate broker Doug Buenz. 00:41: Hi Doug, how are you? It’s great to see you again! 00:44: Doug: Nice to see you, Theodora. 00:46: Theodora: Today we’re gonna continue our discussion on contingencies. Doug, what is a contingent sale? 00:52: Doug: That’s the mothership of all contingencies. That in fact when buyers talk about contingencies,  they’re typically talking about sale contingencies. Basically what it mea...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Putting your Pleasanton home up for sale is a major decision. Your home is probably your biggest financial investment. Entrusting one of the largest financial transactions you’ll make to a person you have only met a few times can be difficult. This is the reason many home sellers would rather work with an agent they know.However, you should know that not all listing agents are equal.When it comes to an important and major investment like your home, it must be placed in the hands of a reliable and trustworthy real estate agent. The listing agent’s expertise should also be taken into account.Be a proactive seller. Clarify things with your real estate agent. Ask questions. You want to ensure the sale of your Pleasanton home will be as smooth and stress-free as possible.To know more about t...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
 **In case you can not view this video here, please click the link below to view What to Know About the Property Types in Pleasanton CA on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/76eLy8GJ0go** 00:29: Hello, and welcome to 680 Home Video Channel, a web series where we answer all of your real estate questions. I’m your host Theodora and I’m talking to local East Bay real estate broker Doug Buenz. 00:41: Hi Doug, it’s great to see you! Today we’re going to discuss property types. Doug, please tell us a little bit about all the different property types. 00:51: Sure. There’s three main types of zoning designation. There’s a single family home, a PUD or planned unit development, and a condominium. 01:05: Single family homes are pre-standing properties, are not attached. The owner maintains the p...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Fabulous modern home in Castlewood with amazing views! This gorgeous home features 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, with soaring vaulted ceilings bathed in light. The dramatic living room enjoys sweeping views of the hills, and includes a cozy fireplace retreat. The spacious dining room is perfect for entertaining, and looks out onto the scenic yard. The sunny gourmet kitchen features slab granite counters, professional stainless appliances, Sub Zero refrigerator, and large pantry. There is a large breakfast nook off the kitchen, which is open to a spacious family room with fireplace, bar area, and sliding doors to the rear yard.The spacious master bedroom in this home for sale in Pleasanton CA features dramatic vaulted ceilings, and a sliding door to a private deck. The inviting bath features a ...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
When you are considering putting your Pleasanton home up for sale, you have probably wondered how your home compares to the other homes being sold in your area.  Perhaps you have also wondered if you are putting the right price on your home. Knowing the market in your area plays a big part in the calculation of your home’s equity. You don’t want to price it higher than other homes for sale or else it’ll sit around for years. However, you don’t want to price it lower than other homes and lose out on a good deal for your home. You need to have just the right price to attract buyers, while keeping your interests in check. This means scoping out the comparables in your neighborhood. And the most effective way is to enlist the assistance of an expert real estate agent like me - Rhonda Fee.  ...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
 **In case you can not view this video here, please click the link below to view What to Know About the Location of Pleasanton Homes on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/r1KlD6CZNSA** 00:29: Hello, and welcome to 680 Home Video Channel, a web series where we answer all of your real estate questions. I’m your host Theodora and I’m talking to local East Bay real estate broker Doug Buenz. Location 00:40: Hi Doug, how are you? It’s great to see you again! Today’s topic is location. Doug, is location really that important? The Importance of Location 00:51: Location is very important. I mean, the old saying is not square footage,  square footage,  square footage. It’s location, location, location. 01:01: Take for example, Palo Alto. You know, multi million dollar homes but you go 200 feet ...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
This house has it all: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms located on a prime, half acre lot in Castlewood Country Club with a stunning, panoramic view; gorgeous, turnkey aesthetic that blends traditional architectural design and contemporary, neutral interior; sprawling master suite with fireplace, deck and recently updated adjoining bath (Travertine, dual vanity granite counter, soaking tub, walk-in closet); large, eat-in gourmet kitchen features high-end, stainless steel appliances, center island with gas cook top, granite counter tops and loads of storage; separate dining room, living room, family room, office and laundry on main floor; 3-car garage with workbench, storage cabinets and golf cart; large deck and room for a pool; quiet, private location is just minutes from freeways, schools and ...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Pristine Stoneridge Park home with designer upgrades throughout! This fabulous home features soaring volume ceilings bathed in sunlight, gleaming wide plank hardwood floors and new designer carpeting, dramatic living and formal dining rooms, remodeled gourmet cherry/granite/stainless kitchen with center island and tumbled stone backsplash, large breakfast nook, huge extended family room with cozy fireplace with built-in entertainment center, full bath, and functional laundry room.Upstairs features a large master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, inviting master bath with dual vanity, soaking tub, separate shower, and walk-in closet. There are 2 large secondary bedrooms plus a spacious office with double door entry and built-in shelving (could be converted to 4th bedroom), and a utility desk...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
 00:28: Hello and welcome to 680 home video channel. A web series where we answer all of your real estate questions. I’m your host, Theodora, and I’m talking to local East Bay real estate broker Doug Buenz.00:41: Hi Doug, it’s great to see you. Today we’re discussing property taxes. Doug, how much am I going to expect to pay on a property tax?00:52: Property taxes in the East Bay area average about 1.2% of the purchase price. So in a million dollar house, you’ll pay about $12000 a year or $1000 a month. The assessed value of the property is typically the sales price. So whenever you pay for the property, that’s the assessed value. Because of Prop 13, the assessed value is limited to a 2% increase per year.1:21: The assessed value as you know in declined market, the market value of the p...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
The one you have been waiting for! Fabulous charming one story with large private .28 Acre lot in South Pleasanton. Remodeled kitchen and baths, gleaming hardwood floors, large family room with cozy fireplace, spacious living room, and designer finishes & touches through out. Huge private lot with covered patio and detached 2 car garage/workshop, solar power for low utility bills, and more! Awesome location! walk to award winning schools, parks, and shopping. This home in Pleasanton CA is an easy commute access to I-680 and the ACE Train.  SOLD! 328 Mission Dr Pleasanton, CA 94566 Overview Maps Photos Features Description Market Stats IDX Search $1,100,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsLot: 0.28 acre(s)Year Built: 1968MLS #: 40774450 Location 328 Mission DrP...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
A rare find! Charming Carmel inspired custom home nestled against the hills of West Pleasanton featuring 5 bedrooms plus media/bonus room, office, and additional bonus room, with 4 ½ baths. Open, modern floor plan with soaring vaulted ceilings, wide plank hickory wood floors, state of the art granite & stainless kitchen, elegant formal living with cobblestone fireplace, spacious dining room, inviting master suite with fireplace and inviting spa bath, stately office with built-in cabinets, theatre/media room with projection and A/V equipment, 3 secondary bedrooms, and custom finishes and amenities throughout.This home in Pleasanton CA with 3 car garage plus 2 car garage/workshop, with detached artist studio. Incredible .94 Acre wooded lot with gated entrance, vineyard, waterfalls, koi po...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
This is a question I get all the time. And I deal with each one differently because each house is unique and special, like your home. How are we able to aim for an accurate value of your home? You spent time and invested in your home so it is fair to ask this question. Let’s consider these things before we put a price on your Pleasanton home for sale. How is your home structure?  Our tendency is to overlook some things when we see that they are already outdated or when they are no longer appealing. When certain things do not utilize their usage, we may start disregarding them. We may even feel they have depreciated or lost their value.  The good news is, some people may think otherwise and will still find these things interesting or important. The good thing about renovating is we are a...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
When the Federal Reserve lowers short term rates, it stimulates economic activity and increases the potential for inflation.  0:28: Hello, and welcome to 680 Home Video Channel. A web series where we answer all of your Real Estate questions. I’m your host Theodora. And I’m talking to local East Bay Real Estate Broker, Doug Buenz. 0:41: Hi, Doug. It’s great to see you! Today’s topic is “Interest Rates and Mortgage Rates”. Doug, we hear it in the news all the time The Fed has adjusted the interest rates. Could you please explain to us what that means? 0:56: The Federal Reserve control short term interest rates. But the Federal Reserve does not control mortgage rates, long term mortgage rates. Or long terms rates in general. Here’s the distinction- The Federal Reserve controls both the Fed...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
All About Evaluating an Offer in Pleasanton  0:05: Hello, and welcome to 680 Home Video Channel. A web series where we answer all of your Real Estate questions. I’m your host Theodora, and I’m talking to local East Bay Real Estate broker, Doug Buenz. Hi, Doug, it’s great to see you! 0:44: Today, we are discussing “Evaluating an Offer”. Doug, as a seller, what considerations are important when evaluating an offer? 0:53: Well, I would say- first of all, throw off the bat. If you have an offer, congratulations! It can be a rare commodity depending on the area. But there are several factors in terms of evaluating an offer. And certainly, the primary one is price. Is it a price that you can work with as a seller? Not always easier price you can always work with, you may count an offer, go ba...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Stunning 4 bedroom home for sale right in the heart of Pleasanton CA! Prepare to live the life you’ve always dreamed of in this two story contemporary home where you can relish the many pleasures of living in Pleasanton CA while also enjoying the comfort of your very own exquisite home.  With nearly 3,000 square feet of beautifully upgraded living space over 6,000 square feet of land, the joy of space, comfort and style are yours to delight in.Confidently standing on a landscaped yard, the quiet elegance of this home can be seen on its exterior where you will appreciate vibrant colorful plants everywhere you look and find a wide concrete drive and entryway readily welcoming you into its threshold.Get ready to be wowed as soon as you step into this remarkable home for sale in Pleasanton ...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
California living at its best with this incredible gated estate, with 4 bedrooms plus office and 5 full baths on a flat 6.15 Acre creekside lot. Featuring sweeping views of the Pleasanton Ridge, this unique custom home enjoys the finest in designer finishes and amenities, with a state of the art custom kitchen, dramatic great room with wood beam ceiling, custom bar, and grand 20 ft limestone fireplace. The downstairs master suite is your personal sanctuary, with a spa-like bath and private patio. The modern floor plan features 3 spacious suites upstairs, along with an elegant office downstairs. The captivating formal living and dining rooms are ideal for formal entertaining.And the resort-like yard is a showstopper, with dramatic loggia, state of the art kitchen, fireplace, sparkling po...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath single story home with gleaming hardwood floors, stone fireplace, remodeled kitchen, old world beam ceilings, updated baths, large private .70 Acre wooded lot with sweeping views of the valley. Imagine a charming one story home in Pleasanton CA. Imagine gleaming hardwood floors and a remodeled kitchen. Imagine wood beam ceilings and old world charm. Imagine enjoying the sweeping valley views on your brick front porch. Imagine enjoying an expansive .70 Acre wooded lot with abundant privacy. Welcome Home!  SOLD! 8 Bunker Ln Pleasanton, CA 94566 Overview Maps Photos Description Market Stats IDX Search $1,179,880 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsLot: 0.71 acre(s)Year Built: 1964MLS #: 40729961 Location 8 Bunker Ln Pleasanton, CA 94566USA ...
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