Happy July Fourth!
We wish you a joyful celebration of this remarkable day in our nation’s history. Let us celebrate the incredible brave men and women who fought for and serve our country at great sacrifice to themselves. Make this Fourth of July memorable by being grateful for our blessings and appreciating our freedom.
Buy a Home From Your Desktop?
Ok. It sounds abit crazy to buy a home without seeing it first. However, international buyers have been doing just that for years and in the current virus situation, we are finding it more common to see Buyers doing it “just this way.”
Used to be:
After searching and scouring the internet, Buyers would typically narrow down/rank homes they’re interested in, then go see them at an Open House or Buyer Tour. That’s not happening as Realtors are prohibited from conducting Open Houses and Health rules say “a buyer must first view the home first “digitally” before having an Agent show them the home by appointment. Of course, while observing strict Health directives such as masks, disinfecting and other.
Why Not Buy from Your Desktop?
As Housing Inventory is very tight, desireable homes go very quickly, and prices continue to climb. If you are reasonably sure about a home, it may be very smart to make your Offer, get an Acceptance, then have your Agent help you in ensuring the home’s condition is as you believe it to be.
Michael and Nancy Hatfield
Michael Hatfield RE/MAX Team
Home is Not Home Without a Harley
A home is a home, but it is better with Harley. Just plain better. The moment you come in the door, Harley is there to greet with a kiss (if you let him) and this little wag-from-side-to-side dance that he does so expertly. Plain cute, it is sure to elicit a grin every time from anyone who might suffer from the worst of days at the office.
If you need extra love, just forget something out in the car and re-enter your home three minutes later. The re-arrival is sure to elicit, one more time, the same kiss and greeting he gave you a few moments before.
Oh, yes, you do have challenges of keeping hardwood floors and carpets acceptable. Harley also has his own accelerated discolored lawn plan certain to show this owner is in “drought compliance.” But, there is that point in life where a pup’s version of unrestricted love is absolutely worth the price. Besides, he is a short hair Shepherd, the color of white, and it takes just one, ok, three extra vacuums per week.
I gotta disclose to you the subject of puppy “guilt factor.” Pups are very adept at applying this emotion to their Master better than almost anyone or anything. Should you have to leave to go to work, that departure in Harley’s mind is “optional” and a “bad choice” of how to spend the day. Walks with treats come first, even better if there is a ball to chase.
He has this “charm-look” that he designed specifically for begging. When he pours on his “charm look,” you have already given him a treat without even knowing you’ve been “worked,” pal.
We first moved into our home over thirty years ago, and have been so very fortunate to enjoy the love and support of a puppy ever since. My lady settled on the beauty of the German Shepherd long ago, and when our first dog Mika left us, Harley gracefully took over her job.
It’s not that it is easy to guard a home, mind you, plus raise two adult children and a Mom and Dad. At seven, Harley has perfected his “dog job” with flair, finesse, and downright coolness. We as a family are undoubtedly some number better for it. After all, dogs can and often do teach people how to behave.
22 Sugarloaf Terrace, Alamo
If you’re inspired by quality and elegance, this gorgeous specially-built, open floor plan home with views through walls of glass of the San Ramon Valley and Las Trampas will impress. Featuring hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, tall vaulted ceilings, loft, gourmet kitchen and sumptuous master suite complete with large jetted bath and sun room. Entertain perfectly in the magnificent great room, on the front patio or large deck. Walk-to-town or the Ironhorse Trail. Broadway Plaza and BART are nearby, with easy access the City and Bay Area. 22 Sugarloaf Terrace in prestigious Alamo–Where schools are nationally top-ranked and lifestyle?
A Simply amazing home!
Listed at $1,539,000
Ways to Chill, De Stress!
After resting in place and likely not exercising like normal, stress tends to build. We share what some of our ways to de stress are and would like to hear what you do to chill out! It’s time to de stress!
5020 Queensbury Way, San Ramon
On Market July 8th, delight in this impressive Windemere 4 bedroom, 3 bath former model with soaring ceilings, open floor plan, formal living and dining rooms, and bedroom (with full bath) on the main level. Gather family in the open gourmet kitchen complete with island, breakfast nook, pantry and large family room. This lovely home featuring luxurious master bedroom and balcony, gorgeous hardwood floors, pavered driveway with appealing hardscapes and entertainment patio. With upgrades galore, built-in cabinetry, granite countertops and top Thermador appliances, this dream home comes with San Ramon’s award-winning schools and a wonderful sense of neighborhood. Call Us Now, these beauties do not come up often.
7 Woodmont Way, Oakland
High-up in the Oakland Hills where eagles fly sits this dramatic and sophisticated home of renowned contemporary design. Delight in breath-taking views through floor to ceiling glass of the Golden Gate, San Francisco Bay, and Bay Bridge from the very first moment you step inside. Admire extraordinary light created by impressive panoramas enjoyed in most every room. Five huge bedrooms, formal dining, great room, wet bar, sauna, gourmet kitchen, spa and amazing Master Suite and private office adorn this lovely home. With 5830 square feet to live in, this home is equipped for a CEO, tech executive, or professional athlete who has exceptional architectural taste who requires quick, convenient access to the City or entire Bay Area. More than 300′ higher in elevation than Salesforce Tower, this is a home that wants for nothing. Make it yours.
Buy it Now $2,950,000
Make Hawaii the Next Holiday!
It looks like August 1, when times and conditions permit, head to the Big Island for a wonderful holiday at The House of Turtle, Mauna Lani (Kona) Hawaii. Get friends and family, then lease this amazing home to recapture and reacquaint, enjoy wonderful times!
UNBELIEVABLE! 1,200 acre Ranch!!
Famous, so fun California working ranch suitable for Vineyards, Olives, Livestock, hunting, fishing, you name it! Lot’s of Water. We have never seen a Wide Open Spaces property as cool as this one!! Photos, Video and Media is in the Works!!
51 Vallejo Ave., Sonoma
iNVESTMENT! Three Units, Duplex plus Cottage, with exterior refreshed with new paint, and flooring in cottage. Adjacent to the world-famous Sonoma Mission Inn in Boyes Hot Springs, this incredible property is an intriguing investment property. Featuring an updated duplex of two 2 bedrooms, 1 bath units, and a separate 1 bedroom cottage, this property is an investment winner! Totaling 5 bedrooms and 3 baths in a coveted corner location, the upstairs duplex unit features updates, linoleum flooring, relatively-new heater (no A/C) and stove, the tenant is month to month. The lower duplex unit has 2 bedrooms with 1 bath and is currently leased Month to Month. The quaint, separate cottage is having carpets replaced and is ready for a new tenant to lease.
Listed at $869,000
436 El Rio, Danville
A wonderful sense of Mediterranean hospitality, family and home awaits on the outskirts of prestigious, coveted Danville. With rare privacy, gorgeous views of Mt. Diablo, a long and wide sweeping drive with private gates, waterfall, fountain, large pool and spa—this villa of Italian design offers 5 bedrooms 4.5 baths of 5474sf nestled strategically and comfortably on a full-acre. Of elegance and beauty, this estate also offers convenient access the City and entire Bay Area. BART, Broadway Plaza and the Ironhorse Trail are nearby.
Coming Soon at $3,790,000
2587 Alice Way, Pinole
Home is currently undergoing Renovation-Showable after July 16
The “After” Photos will be Unbelievable!!
Undergoing renovation of cabinets, countertops, interior paint and a renew of hardwood floors, is this Coming Soon 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1073 sf on .22 acre in Pinole. It is a Single-Story home on a flat lot with large back yard. Close access to the entire Bay Area.
Call Us (925) 322-7775 with Questions!