1701 Copas Lane, Concord
Listing Price: $875,000
4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,788 Square Feet | .20 Acres
Open Saturday 5/18 & Sunday 5/19, 1-4 pm
Welcome to this stunning Concord home built in 2016 and tucked away from the street down a private, paved road. Functional, open floor plan with high vaulted ceilings, an abundance of natural light, hardwood floors and designer finishes throughout. The gourmet kitchen includes large island with seating, gas burning cooktop, stainless steel appliances, wine fridge and pantry. Downstairs guest bathroom boasts double sinks and tiled shower with tub. Oversized master with huge walk-in closet and spa like bathroom complete with rain head walk in shower, gorgeous marble tile, luxury tub, double sinks and a separate vanity. The fourth bedroom is located on the second floor and functions as a second master suite complete with walk in closet and full bathroom with tiled shower. Spacious laundry room contains an abundance of counter space, wash sink, built in cabinetry and access to the garage. French doors lead from the great room to the covered patio in backyard giving a wonderful indoor/outdoor feel. Additional features include: dual pane windows throughout, Ecobee energy efficient thermostat and RV/Boat parking. Located close to schools, shopping and more.
184 Creekdale Rd, Walnut Creek
Listing Price: $1,599,000
4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,669 Square Feet | .43 Acres
Open Saturday 5/11 & Sunday 5/12, 1-4 pm
2071 Trestle Glen Rd, Walnut Creek
Listing Price: $1,199,000
5 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 3,130 Square Feet | .29 Acres
Open Sunday 5/19, 1-4 pm
Incredible opportunity to own an expansive home situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac close to great schools, parks and shopping. This Northgate home features 3,130 square feet of living space with 5 beds and 2.5 baths on a ¼ acre lot. The elegant entry way leads to a large living room with hardwood floors, fireplace and oversized windows. Updated kitchen/family room combo is an entertainers dream! Large windows and sliding door make for a light, bright and cheery space with a floor to ceiling brick fireplace. The spacious formal dining room has tons of light and an incredible amount of seating with a bay window perfect for a sitting area. The master bedroom, along with all other bedrooms are located upstairs with ample storage space in every room. The backyard features sparkling pool & spa, professional landscaping with grass area and several areas for entertaining.
1332 Oregon Drive, Concord
Listing Price: $675,000
4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,437 Square Feet | 11,200 Sq Ft Lot
Open House Saturday 4/6 & Sunday 4/7, 1-4pm
This beautiful ranch style home with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths features an open floor plan, with an upgraded kitchen that includes a large island with cherry wood cabinets and stone countertops. The family room boasts a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, dimmable LED canned lights, large sliding doors and windows with an abundance of natural light. The master bedroom suite includes a remodeled ensuite with a full size walk-in shower and newer vanity with marble top. The guest bedrooms feature dual pane windows, designer paint and plenty of storage. The hall bathroom has slate floor and shower over soaker tub, along with a custom vanity. The expansive backyard includes a sparking pool with salt water chlorination, smart phone sprinkler system, expansive fire pit area, pool house, covered patio, multiple storage sheds, large grass area and added patios made for entertaining. Solar panels provide electricity. Close to shopping and restaurants. Welcome home!
1271 David Lane, Concord
Listing Price: $710,000
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,425 Square Feet | 12,800 Sq Ft Lot
Open House Saturday 3/30 & Sunday 3/31, 1-4pm
This charming single-story home boasts an abundance of highlights starting with its show-stopping large flat lot. The three-bedroom home features updates throughout including hardwood floors, a beautiful kitchen offering granite countertops, tile backsplash, and white cabinetry. The dual pane windows throughout the home provide an abundance of natural light and the large closets allow for ample storage. The family room features a white brick fireplace and a sizable window overlooking the inviting backyard. The large dining room is ideal for entertaining with wonderful access to the kitchen as well as the outdoor patio creating an indoor outdoor entertainment feel. The spacious backyard includes a sparkling pool, large lawn area and covered patio. Additional features include: updated bathrooms, a newer HVAC system and newer pool pump. This home is conveniently located close to the Countrywood Shopping Center and is an ideal commute location with close access to the 680 and BART.
827 San Simeon Drive, Concord
Listing Price: $650,000
Sold For: 685,000
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,266 Square Feet | 6,100 Lot SqFt
Open House Saturday 3/23 & Sunday 3/24, 1-4pm
Welcome to this absolutely charming single story home, situated in an ideal community with fabulous curb appeal. Elegance and comfort combine to make it the perfect setting for entertaining or relaxing. The kitchen has been updated with quartz countertops, white subway tile backsplash & stainless steel appliances. The formal dining room overlooks the beautiful backyard for effortless indoor to outdoor living. All three bedrooms feature original hardwood floors and spacious closets with built in organizers and updated lighting. The relaxing master suite features a barn door leading to the master bath which includes a rainfall shower, white herringbone subway tile shower walls, and ceramic gray and white floor tiles. Additional features include: dual pane windows throughout, an attached two car garage & RV/boat parking. This home is located just minutes from the fabulous neighborhood pool, shopping, restaurants, access to BART & the 680 freeway. Welcome home!
1 Tyler Court, Danville
Listing Price: $1,729,000
5 Bedrooms | 4.5 Bathrooms | 3,655 Square Feet | .51 Acres
Located in the heart of Danville, this beautiful newer construction home boasts a well-designed floor plan with an inviting formal living/dining room encompassing soaring ceilings, gas fireplace and an abundance of natural light. Open kitchen/family room combo with additional fireplace has beautiful crown molding, baseboards and recessed lighting. Kitchen features a large island, white cabinets, granite counters, gas range, stainless steel appliances, pantry and ample storage. Spacious master suite is located on the first floor with double sinks, stall shower, jetted tub and walk in closet. Upstairs includes an oversized loft area and a large guest suite with three additional bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Several custom upgrades by sellers include shutters throughout, professionally landscaped front and backyard, outdoor speakers, nest, restoration hardware fixtures, and extra garage storage. Minutes to freeway, downtown Danville, Mt Diablo, and award-winning schools.
1890 Ashdale Drive, Concord
Listing Price: $525,000
3 bedrooms | 1 bathroom | 1,091 square feet
Welcome to this charming single story home in the sought after neighborhood of Monte Gardens. This three bedroom home features extensive updates throughout including laminate and wood floors, a gorgeous kitchen offering quartz countertops, gas range and custom cabinetry with built in organizers. The dual pane windows throughout the home provide an abundance of natural light and the large closets in the bedrooms allow for ample storage. The living room has recessed lighting and built in surround sound speakers as well as an open concept family room, dining room, kitchen. The backyard is an entertainer’s dream with the gorgeous custom deck which includes a covered patio area with overhead fan, built in BBQ, outdoor fireplace and large flat backyard. Additional features include: upgraded baseboards, custom cabinetry and work bench in the garage.
Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.
Get your finances in order.
Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you find. Next, find a suitable lender and get pre-approved for a loan. This will put you in a better position to make a serious offer when you do find the right house.
Find a house you can afford.
As with engagement rings, there’s a general rule of thumb when it comes to buying a home: two-and-a-half times your annual salary. There are also a number of tools and calculators online that can help you understand how your income, debt, and expenses affect what you can afford. Don’t forget, too, that there are lots of considerations beyond the sticker price, including property taxes, energy costs, etc.
Hire a professional.
While the Internet gives buyers unprecedented access to home listings and resources, many aspects of the buying process require a level of expertise you can’t pick up from surfing the web. That’s why you’re better off using a professional agent than going it alone. If possible, recruit an exclusive buyer agent, who will have your interests at heart and can help you with strategies during the bidding process.
Do your homework.
Before making a bid, do some research to determine the state of the market at large. Is it more favorable for sellers or buyers? Next, look at sales trends of similar homes in the area or neighborhood. Look at prices for the last few months. Come up with an asking price that’s competitive, but also realistic. Otherwise, you may end up ticking off your seller.
Think long term.
Obviously, you shouldn’t buy unless you’re sure you’ll be staying put for at least a few years. Beyond that, you should buy in a neighborhood with good schools. Whether you have children or not, this will have an impact on your new home’s resale value down the line. When it comes to the house itself, you should hire your own home inspector, who can point out potential problems that could require costly repairs in the future.
Moving from a small town or suburb to a large city can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible.
Research before you move. It’s important to understand the culture you’re joining. Do research online and find out about school systems, neighborhoods, parking, weather, public transportation, and laws that are native to that area. If you can, visit a city before moving and connect with someone who’s lived there before.
Have a plan. There are a lot of steps to go through before you start packing the moving truck. Find housing before you leave, or at least know where you’ll stay while you look for a home. Never sign a lease on an apartment that you haven’t seen. If you can’t get there, find a friend or an employer to check for you. Have a job waiting for you, or if that’s not possible, know what you’ll do for money in the first few weeks of living there. Try to line up things like driver’s licenses, car insurance, renter’s insurance, and parking passes ahead of time as well.
Get involved. Meeting people in a big city can be daunting. Don’t expect the neighbors to knock your door down with a casserole when you arrive: city life is often too noisy and hectic. Take the initiative. If there are things you liked to do in your town, find ways to do those things in the city. Try new things. Volunteer. Big cities offer so many opportunities to engage other people, so find what you like.
Mind your wallet. City life is expensive. Everything costs more: food, insurance, clothes, rent. There are also a lot more ways to get ripped off, whether legally or criminally. Be careful how you spend, and know where your money is going.