San Ramon Valley Events – July 2017

Hi,

I want to personally thank you for subscribing to San Ramon Valley Events and for taking the time to read our newsletter. I hope that it has helped you with your activity planning and given you some great ways to have some fun in our community. That being said, this month marks the final edition of our newsletter. Don’t worry though, we will keep our San Ramon Valley Events Facebook page active, so you will still have access to all the same great community information.

As always, make sure you take some time to get out and do something fun, and we will see you out there!

Thank you,

Sincerely,

Mike and Cynthia Continillo
CA License # 01479723
CA License # 01734445
Phone:(925) 519-0794

Saturday, July 1, 2017 and on July 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 2017
Farmers’ Market
9:00 AM
Railroad Avenue Municipal Parking Lot – Downtown
Railroad & Prospect Avenues
Danville, CA

Get the freshest seasonal fare at the Danville Certified Farmers’ Market. You’ll find fruits and vegetables direct from local farmers, along with fresh-cut flowers, bedding plants, fresh breads. and delicious specialty food items you can eat in the market or take with you to enjoy at home. It’s the perfect place to stock up for the week or shop al fresco while socializing with friends. The Danville Farmers’ Market is located at Railroad & Prospect Avenues and offers free parking in the adjacent lot. To learn more, visit www.pcfma.org.

For more information click here.


Saturday, July 1, 2017 and on July 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 2017
Farmers Market
10:00 AM
Bishop Ranch
BR 3, 2303 Camino Ramon, Lobby
San Ramon, CA

The San Ramon Farmers Market runs year-round and features local produce, live music, services, and favorite hot food vendors, such as: -Green Lantern Catering -Ofa’s BBQ -Hiroshi’s Sushi -Philly Cheese Steak -Kettle Pop Popcorn -Heidi’s Pies -Calvillo Brothers – organic vegetables and berries -Mellows Nursery – fresh flowers, fruit, & vegetables -Herbal – healing teas, natural vinegars & much more -Revive – Dr. Jason Moore – spine care -Ruiz Farms – strawberries -Sabor Del Sur – South American food, alfahores, empanadas …and more!

For more information click here.


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Sunday, July 2, 2017
Blackhawk Cars n Coffee
8:00 AM
Blackhawk Museum
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA

On the First Sunday of every month, automotive enthusiasts gather in the parking lots of the Blackhawk Museum to share their vehicles and admire the other fabulous classic cars, hot rods, sports cars, exotics and anything else with wheels and a motor that promotes the car enthusiast hobby. Cars & Coffee is a year round event, rain or shine. The Museum opens at 9am on Cars & Coffee Sundays and there is a Docent-led tour at 2pm. Participating car owners receive two complimentary tickets to the Museum courtesy of our sponsors. Fees/Admission – Free You bring the cars and we’ll bring the coffee.

For more information click here.


Sunday, July 2, 2017 and on July 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 2017
Farmers’ Market
9:00 AM
Alamo Plaza Shopping Center
110 Alamo Plaza
Alamo, CA

Every Sunday from 9am – 2pm, Year Round The Farmer’s Market is located at 110 Alamo Plaza in the Bank of America parking lot.

For more information click here.


Friday, July 7, 2017
The Jazz Room – the Jeff Denson Quartet
8:00 PM
Village Theatre
233 Front Street
Danville, CA

“The Jazz Room” presents bassist, composer, and jazz educator Jeff Denson with his band the Jeff Denson Quarter at the Village Theatre. Presale tickets are $15 for students and $25 for adults. At the door ticket prices are $20 for students and $30 for adults.

For more information click here.


Friday, July 7, 2017 and on July 14th, 21st, and 28th, 2017
Farmers Market
10:00 AM
Bishop Ranch
BR 3, 2303 Camino Ramon, Lobby
San Ramon, CA

The San Ramon Farmers Market runs year-round and features local produce, live music, services, and favorite hot food vendors, such as: -Green Lantern Catering -Ofa’s BBQ -Hiroshi’s Sushi -Philly Cheese Steak -Kettle Pop Popcorn -Heidi’s Pies -Calvillo Brothers – organic vegetables and berries -Mellows Nursery – fresh flowers, fruit, & vegetables -Herbal – healing teas, natural vinegars & much more -Revive – Dr. Jason Moore – spine care -Ruiz Farms – strawberries -Sabor Del Sur – South American food, alfahores, empanadas …and more!

For more information click here.


Friday, July 7, 2017
Preschool Performance Series – Comedy Illusionist Brian Scott
10:00 AM
Village Theater Art Gallery
233 Front Street
Danville, CA

Making little ones laugh, dance, and sing-along since 2009, the Town of Danville is pleased to continue to present fun and unique top-level entertainers for preschool-aged children. Whether you have a teeny one, or you yourself are just a kid at heart, you are sure to enjoy the variety of magicians, jugglers, and musicians who fill the Village Theatre with joy each month. Cost is $5 per seat.

For more information click here.


Friday, July 7, 2017 and on July 14th, 21st, and 28th, 2017
Friday Night Bike Rides at Bishop Ranch
4:45 PM
SR Transporation Center – Bus Stop Area
Bishop Ranch 3 (75 yards north)
San Ramon, CA

The longer daylight hours of spring and summer mean more time for an after work bike ride. Join us for one (or all) of our Friday night bike rides. They start every Friday at 4:45pm, leaving from the San Ramon Transportation Center bus stop area – about 75 yards north of Bishop Ranch 3. Routes will vary week to week. All are welcome, and you can drop off the ride at any time. There’s no prescribed speed, bike, or outfit. Just show up, join in, have fun, and meet other cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Bring a spare tube, remember to hydrate, and please share the news with fellow cyclists. If you have any questions, contact jeff.kent@roberthalf.com and daria.nagrodzka@roberthalf.com to be added to a weekly route email.

For more information click here.


Friday, July 7, 2017 
Rockin’ the Plaza: Pride & Joy

7:00 PM
Blackhawk Plaza
3380 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA

Come join us on July 7th to enjoy Pride & Joy, a Bay Area Favorite! Free to the Public! Get the best seat in the house and party like a Rockstar at the VIP Lounge!

VIP Package includes: – Premium Seating – 2017 Concert T-Shirt – Designated Parking Spot – One Complimentary Drink Voucher – VIP Waitress

VIP Tickets are $50 per person, per concert. VIP Lounge is 21 years and up.

Tickets go on sale June 5th at 8am until July 5th at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased online or visit our Management Office to pay in cash. Limited availability.

For more information click here.


Saturday, July 8, 2017
Greg Starnes Artist Gallery Reception
2:00 PM
Lindsay Dirkx Brown Art Gallery
12501 Alcosta Boulevard
San Ramon, CA

Artist Reception. Event is from 2pm – 4pm and is free. The Lindsay Dikrx Brown Art Gallery is located inside the San Ramon Community Center. For more information, email parks@sanramon.ca.gov or call 925-972-3200.

For more information click here.


Saturday, July 8, 2017
Family Fun Day
1:00 PM
Monte Vista Community Pool
3131 Stone Valley Road
Danville, CA

Danville’s Family Fun Day offers something for everyone with pool games, prizes, and music. To learn more, call 925-314-3400 or visit www.danville.ca.gov.

For more information click here.


Saturday, July 8, 2017 and on July 15th and 22nd, 2017 and August 5th, 2017
Java Programming for Teens, Grades 6+
3:00 PM
Danville Library
400 Front Street
Danville, CA

Teens entering grades 6 and up can learn the basic concepts of Java in fun and engaging sessions taught by a teen instructor from mathandcoding.org! Java Programming for Teens covers essentials like variables, arithmetic and logical operations, string manipulations, arrays, and functions. It also introduces the students to advanced topics like object oriented programming and GUI interfaces. “Build your brain” and have some coding fun this summer. Registration is REQUIRED and students must be able to attend ALL sessions. Please bring own laptop. Registration begins online at https://danville-java.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact the Danville Library at 925-3114-3750.

For more information click here.


Saturday, July 8, 2017
Let’s Make Music! With Bonnie Lockhart
11:00 AM
San Ramon Libraries – San Ramon
100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA

Come and share in the sing-along, play-along, move-along fun, as children and their families become music-makers together! Bonnie inspires everyone to join in movement, singing, and instrument play, enjoying an international variety of music, stories, and singing games. Come experience the power and fun of participatory music making! Event is from 11am – 12pm and is for Kids (ages 5-11) and Preschoolers.

For more information click here.


Sunday, July 9, 2017
Summer Concert Series
5:30 PM
San Ramon Central Park
12501 Alcosta Boulevard
San Ramon, CA

Bring the family for a perfect summer evening in Central Park. Enjoy great music, talk with friends and neighbors, bring a picnic and let the kids enjoy dancing barefoot in the grass. This is one of life’s simple pleasures, relax and enjoy the moment. Bring a picnic, blanket and/or lawn chairs. Wine, beer, soda, and snacks available for purchase. Band: Take 2 – Music of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and Top 40

For more information click here.


Friday, July 14, 2017
Arts Enrichment 2-3 grade: Theatre Workshop!
3:30 PM
Danville Library
400 Front Street
Danville, CA

Read the book; do a related arts project! This month, we’ll briefly discuss Henry Winkler’s “Bookmarks are People Too!”, the first book in the “Here’s Hank” series, in which Hank auditions and rehearses for and ultimately saves the class play. Then, I Can Do That Theatre Company will lead us in a theatre workshop! Event is for students entering 2nd and 3rd grades. Attendees MUST give 24 hour cacncellation notice to allow others on the waiting list to attend. Register online at ccclib.org or contact Ann Miller by phone at 925-314-3750 or email at amiller@ccclib.org.

For more information click here.


Friday, July 14, 2017
Moonlight Movie – Beauty and the Beast
6:30 PM
Town Green
400 Front Street
Danville, CA

Looking for a little fun Friday nights? Bring the gang down to the Town Green for some fresh air and a great flick. Danville’s Moonlight Movies offer family-friendly films in a picturesque outdoor setting under the stars. Don’t forget your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks to make it complete. Crafts and Activities begin at 6:30pm. Showtime is approximately 8:15pm.

For more information click here.


Friday, July 14, 2017 
Rockin’ the Plaza: The Unauthorized Rolling Stones

7:00 PM
Blackhawk Plaza
3380 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA

Come join us on July 14th to enjoy The Unauthorized Rolling Stones, The Rolling Stones Cover Band! Free to the Public! Get the best seat in the house and party like a Rockstar at the VIP Lounge!

VIP Package includes: – Premium Seating – 2017 Concert T-Shirt – Designated Parking Spot – One Complimentary Drink Voucher – VIP Waitress

VIP Tickets are $50 per person, per concert. VIP Lounge is 21 years and up.

Tickets go on sale June 5th at 8am until July 5th at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased online or visit our Management Office to pay in cash. Limited availability.

For more information click here.


Saturday, July 15, 2017 through July 16, 2017
Family Campout 2017 at Oak Hill Park
10:00 AM
Oak Hill Park
3005 Stone Valley Road
Danville, CA

Join us for suburban camping at its finest. Danville’s Family Campout at Oak Hill Park offers an overnight experience chock full of fun. Enjoy swimming next door at the Monte Vista Community Pool, arts and crafts, games for the whole family, and even a movie under the stars. A barbeque dinner and continental breakfast will also be provided, so grab your family, your friends, and your gear and embrace the great outdoors. (No dogs, please.) MUST REGISTER ALL FAMILY MEMBERS ATTENDING! Pre-registration is required. To learn more or to register, call 925-314-3400 or visit www.danvillerecguide.com.

For more information click here.


Sunday, July 16, 2017
Summer Concert Series
5:30 PM
San Ramon Central Park
12501 Alcosta Boulevard
San Ramon, CA

Bring the family for a perfect summer evening in Central Park. Enjoy great music, talk with friends and neighbors, bring a picnic and let the kids enjoy dancing barefoot in the grass. This is one of life’s simple pleasures, relax and enjoy the moment. Bring a picnic, blanket and/or lawn chairs. Wine, beer, soda, and snacks available for purchase. Band: House Rockers – Rock & Soul

For more information click here.


Friday, July 21, 2017
Outdoor Movie Night at Bishop Ranch!
8:00 PM
Bishop Ranch
6111 Bollinger Canyon Road (BR1) Front Lawn
San Ramon, CA

Spend an evening under the stars this summer at Bishop Ranch for a delightful animated movie! Moana will be shown Friday, July 21st. The shows start at dusk, but come early to grab dinner from a gourmet food truck and enjoy a picnic on the lawn. It’s the perfect – and free – family night! No reservations required, but come early for the best seats. San Ramon evenings can be chilly, so dress warmly and bring extra blankets. And of course, call Community and Outreach at 925-543-0100 with any questions.

For more information click here.


Friday, July 21, 2017 
Rockin’ the Plaza: The Purple Ones

7:00 PM
Blackhawk Plaza
3380 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA

Come join us on July 21st to enjoy The Purple Ones, a Tribute to Prince! Free to the Public! Get the best seat in the house and party like a Rockstar at the VIP Lounge!

VIP Package includes: – Premium Seating – 2017 Concert T-Shirt – Designated Parking Spot – One Complimentary Drink Voucher – VIP Waitress

VIP Tickets are $50 per person, per concert. VIP Lounge is 21 years and up.

Tickets go on sale June 5th at 8am until July 5th at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased online or visit our Management Office to pay in cash.

For more information click here.


Saturday, July 22, 2017
Music in the Park – Long Time
6:00 PM
Oak Hill Park
3005 Stone Valley Road
Danville, CA

Enjoy a harmonious day of music and merriment at Danville’s Music in the Park. Sponsored by the Town as a special “thank you” to its residents, this free summer concert series offers a wonderful array of live performances against the scenic backdrop of Oak Hill Park. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and the whole family for singing, dancing, and socializing. Music by: Long Time Genre: Boston Tribute

For more information click here.


Sunday, July 23, 2017
Summer Concert Series
5:30 PM
San Ramon Central Park
12501 Alcosta Boulevard
San Ramon, CA

Bring the family for a perfect summer evening in Central Park. Enjoy great music, talk with friends and neighbors, bring a picnic and let the kids enjoy dancing barefoot in the grass. This is one of life’s simple pleasures, relax and enjoy the moment. Bring a picnic, blanket and/or lawn chairs. Wine, beer, soda, and snacks available for purchase. Band: Apple Z – Music of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and Top 40

For more information click here.


Friday, July 28, 2017
Outdoor Concert at Bishop Ranch
7:00 PM
Bishop Ranch
6111 Bollinger Canyon Road (BR1) Front Lawn
San Ramon, CA

Spend an evening with one of the most popular bands on the Bay Area music scene. The Fundamentals present a high octane, fun filled stage show featuring two dynamic lead vocalists, two of the hottest horn players around, and a super tight four piece rhythm section.

The group has been performing together for over 15 years and have developed a solid reputation as one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s premiere wedding and party bands. The Fundamentals have performed at over 2,500 events including numerous corporate events, wedding receptions, fund-raisers, concerts, festivals, and nightclubs. Come early to purchase dinner from a gourmet food truck and enjoy a picnic on the lawn. It’s the perfect – and free – family night of fun! No reservations required, but come early for the best seats. San Ramon evenings can be chilly, so dress warmly and bring extra blankets. And of course, call Community and Outreach at 925-543-0100 with any questions.

For more information click here.


Friday, July 28, 2017
Dive-In Movie: Disney’s The Little Mermaid
7:00 PM
SR Olympic Pool & Aquatic Center
9900 Broadmoor Drive
San Ramon, CA

Movie will start at approximately 8:30pm. Pool is located at California High School.

For more information click here.


Friday, July 28, 2017
Rockin’ the Plaza: Uptown Funk
7:00 PM
Blackhawk Plaza
3380 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA

Come join us on July 28th to enjoy Uptown Funk, a Tribute to Bruno Mars! Free to the Public! Get the best seat in the house and party like a Rockstar at the VIP Lounge!

VIP Package includes: – Premium Seating – 2017 Concert T-Shirt – Designated Parking Spot – One Complimentary Drink Voucher – VIP Waitress

VIP Tickets are $50 per person, per concert. VIP Lounge is 21 years and up.

Tickets go on sale June 5th at 8am until July 5th at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased online or visit our Management Office to pay in cash. Limited availability. First come, first served while suppliest last.

For more information click here.


Friday, July 28, 2017
Moonlight Movie – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
6:30 PM
Town Green
400 Front Street
Danville, CA

Looking for a little fun Friday nights? Bring the gang down to the Town Green for some fresh air and a great flick. Danville’s Moonlight Movies offer family-friendly films in a picturesque outdoor setting under the stars. Don’t forget your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks to make it complete. Crafts and Activities begin at 6:30pm. Showtime is approximately 8:15pm.

For more information click here.


Friday, July 28, 2017 through July 30, 2017
Friends of the Danville Library Book Sale
10:00 AM
San Ramon Libraries – Danville Library
400 Front Street
Danville, CA

Members only preview on Friday from 9am – 10am! Find a wonderful selection of titles at bargain prices all weekend long at the Friends’ of the Danville Library Quarterly Large Book Sale! -Friday from 10am – 5pm (*members only preview 9am – 10am) -Saturday from 10am – 4pm -Sunday from 12:05pm – 3:45pm

For more information click here.


Saturday, July 29, 2017
Family Fun Day
1:00 PM
Monte Vista Community Pool
3131 Stone Valley Road
Danville, CA

Danville’s Family Fun Day offers something for everyone with pool games, prizes, and music. To learn more, call 925-314-3400 or visit www.danville.ca.gov.

For more information click here.


Sunday, July 30, 2017
Summer Concert Series
5:30 PM
San Ramon Central Park
12501 Alcosta Boulevard
San Ramon, CA

Bring the family for a perfect summer evening in Central Park. Enjoy great music, talk with friends and neighbors, bring a picnic and let the kids enjoy dancing barefoot in the grass. This is one of life’s simple pleasures, relax and enjoy the moment. Bring a picnic, blanket and/or lawn chairs. Wine, beer, soda, and snacks available for purchase. Band: Rachel Steele & Road 88 – Country

For more information click here.


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3 Tips to Making a Good Home Impression

What's your home's Curb Appeal WorthThe term first impression is usually used to refer to people we first meet and where we instantly create a mental image of them.   The image we create of the person is either favorable or slightly lacking until we get to know them better.  The same applies to homes.  If you are looking to buy or sell a home, the home also has the potential to make either a favorable or slightly lacking first impression, as well.

A home’s first impression is often referred to as “Curb Appeal”.  Curb Appeal is defined as “the general attractiveness of a house from the street or sidewalk”. It is a term that most people probably only consider when selling their home. While that’s a very important time, it’s good for us to remember that Curb Appeal is something we should pay attention to all the time. Proper maintenance and upkeep of our homes is an important factor that affects the entire neighborhood. [Read more…]

VA Loans – Why Veterans love them, and why Realtors should too!

VA Loans - Villa Properties

We reached out to Mark Wharton from Vintage Mortgage Group in Pleasanton to better understand VA Loans.  Here is what Mark had to say:

A lot of Realtors have little experience with VA loans, and what they don’t know they are often afraid of.  Most agents are receptive once I explain the loan process. [Read more…]

Sincerely, Home Buyer – Hand Write a Letter to Accompany Your Home Offer

Sincerely, Home Buyer – Hand Write a Letter to Accompany Your Home Offer
In today’s market, simply providing a higher offer on your potential new home may no longer be enough.  It’s vitally important to understand that there is a personal side to this business transaction, which in some cases can override a seller’s need for the highest price. It’s important to make a connection with the seller and let them know why you are the perfect person to be the next owner of their family home. A great way to do that is to write a letter to the seller. Just like wearing your best suit for your dream job, you’ll want to ensure you write the best words to land your potential dream home. [Read more…]

Trend in Housing Market Suggests Now May Be the Perfect Time to Sell Investment Property

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A local trend in real estate shows that now may be the perfect opportunity for investors to sell the properties they bought in droves during the 2008-2009 housing market crash.

When homeowners defaulted on their bank loans, investors took advantage of the influx of short sales and foreclosures.  Many investors bought the homes below market value, renovated them and flipped them for profit.  Using this profit, the investors continued to buy and renovate homes.  The homes that were not flipped were kept for family members or maintained as rental property. [Read more…]

High Rental Rates Attract Home Buyers in the San Ramon Valley

High Rental Rates Attract Home Buyers in the San Ramon Valley

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Any family looking to relocate to the San Ramon Valley may face a bit of shock as the rental prices for single family homes continue to be in favor of the landlord.

The San Ramon Valley continues to be a popular place to raise a family.  Its vicinity to popular vacation destinations and working hubs such as San Francisco and Silicon Valley make the areas surrounding San Ramon and Danville very attractive.  With its excellent schools, bountiful parks, quaint restaurants, retail outlets, and miles of beautiful trails, the San Ramon Valley tends to command a higher price tag. [Read more…]

San Ramon Valley Events – February 2014

It’s February, and that means that Valentine’s Day is just a few days away. I used to think that Valentine’s Day was just for couples to do something fun and take a moment to appreciate each other. I still believe that part is true, but now that I am a family man with two daughters, I have come to view this day as an opportunity to share your love with more than just your sweetheart. To me it’s about taking that time and making that effort to show all of our loved ones how much we care about them and appreciate having them in our lives. It’s the people around us who care for us, and love us that make this life great. Don’t forget to take the time on Valentine’s day, or any other day for that matter, to share your appreciation with the ones you love. [Read more…]

New Year, New Home Trends: Present Market Analysis for Homes in San Ramon

Real Estate Marketing Trends for Homes in San Ramon for 2014

With the start of a new year, many homeowners and those looking to purchase a home are watching with interest the current trends of the housing market in San Ramon compared to last year.  The news is positive for many sellers, as home trends are showing an increase in not only the price per square foot for homes in San Ramon, but also an increase in the price of median home sales.

At the beginning of January 2014, the average price per square foot for a home in San Ramon was $371 according to reports by Trulia.  This shows a 23.3% increase compared to the same period and the same geographical location last year.  Median home sales prices from October 13-January 14, 2013 averaged $745,000, an increase of $93,000 compared to similar homes a year ago. [Read more…]

San Ramon Valley Events – January 2014

Happy New Year!

Believe it or not 2014 is here and the days are already ticking away. There are lots of great events coming up this month, so make sure you take some time to do something fun. If you have an event you would like to have us include please let me know and I will be sure to add it in. I wish you a very happy and prosperous new year and I hope to see you at a community event soon!

Interested in receiving this by email?  Sign up here for the San Ramon Valley Events email list.Hope to see you at a community event soon!

Sincerely,
Mike Continillo
Villa Properties [Read more…]

Preparing to Sell Your San Ramon Home in Winter

Preparing to Sell Your San Ramon Home in WinterThe chilly nights encompassing San Ramon as of late remind us that we are in the throes of winter.  This news is great for skiers and lovers of the cold, but creates a bit of anxiety for those having to put their home on the market during the colder months.

Ideally, February through May is the best time to list your home, but the reality is that people have to move at all times of the year and can’t wait for spring. [Read more…]

San Ramon Valley Events – December 2013

Hey Everyone!

Thank you for subscribing to our Community Happenings monthly newsletter! Each month we’ll send you a round-up of community events happening in the San Ramon/Danville area.  Whether you are new to the area or a long time resident, we hope this information will help ease your activity planning.  If we missed any, please let us know and we’ll be sure to put it on our watch list.

Interested in receiving this by email?  Sign up here for the San Ramon Valley Events email list.Hope to see you at a community event soon!

Sincerely,
Mike Continillo
Villa Properties [Read more…]

The Time Couldn’t Be Better to Sell

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Is now a time to sell?  In the past, the answer to this question has often been contingent on a variety of factors; this is not one of those times.  In short, now is most definitely the time to sell.  In fact, it has been years since we have had such a strong seller’s market.

So what’s so special about now?  The largest single factor is that there is a shortage of homes on the market in the Bay Area.  The old simple rule of supply and demand is being well demonstrated. It’s interesting to note that this trend is holding true in many other areas of the country as well. [Read more…]

Q&A with San Ramon Real Estate Broker – Mike Continillo

San Ramon Real Estate Broker Mike ContinilloSan Ramon Real Estate Broker – Mike Continillo

Mike Continillo is a San Ramon Real Estate Broker and co-owner of Villa Properties.  To provide a better perspective of the San Ramon and the San Ramon Real Estate market, we asked Mike a few questions:

Why you decided to open up a location in San Ramon?

I was born and raised in The San Ramon Valley, so I know what a great place this is to live. I moved away for a few years, but have returned back with my family, and I am very happy to be back home.

[Read more…]

Things to Consider When Choosing a San Ramon Real Estate Agent

San Ramon Real Estate Agent

Choosing the right San Ramon Real Estate Agent:

 

When it comes time to find a San Ramon real estate agent and get down to buying or selling a home, there are certainly quite a few things to consider. After all, your home is typically your largest and most important investment – not to mention the place where you spend most of your time! Because of that, it’s critical that you make it a point to make a wise decision with your home and what you choose when it comes to picking a real estate agent.

But with real estate agents, how can you tell the good from the bad? And what can you do to pick one that will work for you? Here are just a few major ideas to work with when it comes to picking the best real estate agent for your needs:

Their Experience

First and foremost, experience matters! If it didn’t, after all, you could pick any old person to be an agent – but that’s just not the case. Pick an agent based on their experience and background, as they can parlay that experience into working for you when it comes to getting a good deal and a good price for your home, and a great experience for your real estate event.  Don’t forget to review their realtor testimonials.

Their Familiarity With Your Neighborhood

Is your real estate agent familiar with your neighborhood? Do they know what is going on and what is happening with your neighborhood, and home values and prices in the area? A good agent will fully understand the neighborhood, and realize how to get the most out of your home in due time – make sure that you have an agent who can fully understand this, and pull up what needs to be pulled up when it comes to applicable numbers and trends in your community.

Is There a Relationship?

When you work with a San Ramon real estate agent, you may be spending quite a bit of time with this person showing your house off, preparing it for sale, and seeing other homes in the area. For that reason, it’s critical that you have a relationship with that person, and a full and complete friendship with them that gets off on the right foot. If you don’t like your real estate agent, it may be more difficult to find common ground with them – make it a point to find and build a relationship with a realtor that you can trust and enjoy being around!

Are Your Goals In Alignment?

Finally, are your goals in alignment? Do they know your price point, the amount of sale you’d like to make, and your eventual goals for both buying and selling? If the agent’s goal is to sell as quickly as possible for the first offer, and you want to sell for the highest price even if it takes a longer amount of time, your goals may clash and you may not be in alignment. Make sure that any good real estate agent is on the same page as you are to ensure a good experience when it comes to choosing a real estate agent for your needs!

Looking for a San Ramon Real Estate Agent?  Villa Properties can help.  Email us today or call (925)519-0794  for a free comparative market analysis to help you understand the real value of your current home.

Time to Sell Your San Ramon Home? A few things to consider first:

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How do you know if it is the right time to sell your San Ramon home?

So you’ve finally made the decision, and you think you are ready to sell your San Ramon home. That’s great – congratulations! That being said, though, there are a few things that you need to consider before you can sell the home and make the move, and there are a few important things you have to take into account to make sure you are ready to sell your home. Let’s review:

How much is your current home worth?

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