Dublin Ranch Real Estate Market Update

Dublin Ranch Real Estate Market Update

July Market Update Dublin Ranch

update1 300x113 Dublin Ranch Real Estate Market UpdateInventory of homes in Dublin increased 40% in July. This includes new construction. Prices are remaining strong and continue to rise, although at a much slower pace. We have seen an increase in price reduction on listings indicating that sellers are listing their homes over market value.  Sales are still strong in Dublin and Pleasanton but the rest of the Tri-Valley saw anywhere from an 8-25% decrease in sales activity. We currently have two months of inventory for sale in Dublin and homes are taking 24 days to sell. The market is still considered a seller’s market but trending toward a more balanced market.

IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME IN DUBLIN RANCH PLEASE CALL THE DUBLIN RANCH EXPERTS AT (925)640-7788- MIA & BEVERLY TEAM ARE THE NUMBER 1 REALTORS IN DUBLIN RANCH. DON’T FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR NEW LISTINGS COMING SOON! For more information on Upcoming Listings visit the mia and beverly team at www.dublinranch.com or email us at info@dublinranchnews.com

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Slide Below 4 Percent | dublin ranch

Dublin Ranch News

Mortgage News Dublin Ranch

mortgage 30 Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Slide Below 4 PercentMortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.97 percent, down from 4.05 percent at this same time last week.
The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hovered between 3.96 and 4.08 percent for the majority of the week before settling at the current rate on Tuesday.
“Rates dropped below 4 percent on Thursday amid the uncertainty and turmoil following the MH17 flight disaster and ongoing military activity in the Middle East,” said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. “This week, despite a fair amount of domestic economic data slated for release, we expect events in the Middle East and Ukraine will continue to put a damper on rates.”
Additionally, the 15-year fixed mortgage rate this morning was 3.01 percent, and for 5/1 ARMs, the rate was 2.77 percent.
 It is a great time to purchase a home in Dublin Ranch. Inventory has increased so buyers have more homes to choose from and interest rates are the best they have been since June 2013.

IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME IN DUBLIN RANCH PLEASE CALL THE DUBLIN RANCH EXPERTS AT (925)640-7788- MIA & BEVERLY TEAM ARE THE NUMBER 1 REALTORS IN DUBLIN RANCH. DON’T FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR NEW LISTINGS COMING SOON! For more information on Upcoming Listings visit the mia and beverly team at www.dublinranch.com or email us at info@dublinranchnews.com

Dublin Ranch Market Update

Dublin Ranch Market Update for June 2014

Market Update Dublin Ranch

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32 homes closed escrow in the month of June in East Dublin. Only 6 of them were new construction. I  spent a lot of time in the past week visiting the sales offices and the sales agents are anxious to sell homes. Buyers may be able to negotiate prices right now. One of the sales agents even encouraged me to negotiate. She feels like the builder raised the prices too much. Earlier in the year, the builders were releasing 4-6 homes every couple of weeks and then having lotteries to sell them. Now there are homes under construction that are not sold.

Buyers can really benefit if they use a realtor to help them with their new home purchase. It is important for the buyer to visit the sales office with their realtor on their first visit. The sales agents will share information with us that they won’t share with buyers.

IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME IN DUBLIN RANCH PLEASE CALL THE DUBLIN RANCH EXPERTS AT (925)640-7788- MIA & BEVERLY TEAM ARE THE NUMBER 1 REALTORS IN DUBLIN RANCH. DON’T FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR NEW LISTINGS COMING SOON! For more information on Upcoming Listings visit the mia and beverly team at www.dublinranch.com or email us at info@dublinranchnews.com

Dublin Ranch Drought Actions

Dublin Ranch Drought Actions Effective May 6

Limits, Alternatives, Violations, and Penalties-  Dublin Ranch

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The Dublin San Ramon Water District met on May 5 and issued the following drought actions to conserve water and reduce consumption by 25%:
Check out the Flyer Below
 
 
 
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Let Dublin Decide Initiative | dublin ranch


Initiative to Let Dublin Decide on Future Surrounding Land- Dublin Ranch

letD Let Dublin Decide InitiativeFormer mayor Janet Lockhart is spear heading the initiative that would call on residents to decide the future of the land around our city. Greg Tomlinson, Dublin School district Trustee, Mona Lisa Ballesteros-Patel, Dublin Parks and Community Service Commissioner and Claudia McCormick, former Vice-Mayor and City Councilwomen, filed the petition. If it qualifies for the ballot it would direct the city to take the necessary steps to bring the land adjacent to the eastern border of Dublin under Dublin’s control. According to the press release there will be important restrictions put in place including 60% open space and protected hillsides.

Livermore has recently applied to LAFCO- the state government agency that makes land use decisions between cities, to put this land in its control. Since Livermore allowed a gambling casino to be built close to the Dublin Border, the coalition feels that Dublin needs to control the land.

The Let Dublin Decide Initiative would require a master plan for the entire area before anything could be built. The plan would have to go through the city approval process, including a citizen’s oversight committee.

IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME IN DUBLIN RANCH PLEASE CALL THE DUBLIN RANCH EXPERTS AT (925)640-7788- MIA & BEVERLY TEAM ARE THE NUMBER 1 REALTORS IN DUBLIN RANCH. DON’T FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR NEW LISTINGS COMING SOON! For more information on Upcoming Listings visit the mia and beverly team at www.dublinranch.com or email us at info@dublinranchnews.com

 

Open House Report | dublin ranch

Dublin Ranch Open House Report

Market Watch Dublin Ranch

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We had 30 groups through our open house on Saturday at 5847 Southbridge Way and 18 groups on Sunday.  We are expecting to receive multiple offers on this beautiful home. The home has been remodeled and has many features buyers are looking for today.  Honed granite counter tops, expanded island to allow for seating and stainless steel appliances just to name a few. One of its best features is the curtained arbor and quaint seating area just outside the kitchen. It expands the house’s living space. Although it is priced above the recent sales in the neighborhood we are expecting the price to go even higher. Stay tuned…

IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME IN DUBLIN RANCH PLEASE CALL THE DUBLIN RANCH EXPERTS AT (925)640-7788- MIA & BEVERLY TEAM ARE THE NUMBER 1 REALTORS IN DUBLIN RANCH. DON’T FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR NEW LISTINGS COMING SOON! For more information on Upcoming Listings visit the mia and beverly team at www.dublinranch.com or email us at info@dublinranchnews.com

 

Dublin Farmer’s Market | dublin ranch

Dublin Ranch Farmers Market Thursday April 17th

Support Local and Organic Produce Dublin Ranch

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The Dublin Farmers Market will open for its fourth season on Thursday, April 17 at 4:00pm. If you have been reading my blog over the past couple of years, you know I am a big supporter. There is nothing better than organically grown local produce. I try to make it to the market every week.
The themes this year will be:
First Thursdays-wine and beer tasting from local wineries and pubs as well as musical performances.
Second Thursdays- cooking demonstrations by local cooks.
Third Thursdays- community night where local groups can showcase their talents. This week the Fallon Middle School Jazz Band will be performing.
Fourth Thursdays- Family night will feature games and activities for the kids including face painting, balloon twisting from Crackers the Clown, crafts and fun exhibits.
The Dublin Farmers Market is within walking distance of Dublin Ranch, located at the wonderful Emerald Glen Park. It starts at 4:00pm and ends at 8:00pm. It will be on every Thursday through September 25 this year.

IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME IN DUBLIN RANCH PLEASE CALL THE DUBLIN RANCH EXPERTS AT (925)640-7788- MIA & BEVERLY TEAM ARE THE NUMBER 1 REALTORS IN DUBLIN RANCH. DON’T FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR NEW LISTINGS COMING SOON! For more information on Upcoming Listings visit the mia and beverly team at www.dublinranch.com or email us at info@dublinranchnews.com

Dublin Ranch Easter Egg Hunt Event!

Dublin Ranch Easter Egg Hunt Event by Mia and Beverly Team!

Event for Residents in Dublin Ranch

easter Dublin Ranch Easter Egg Hunt Event!

Mia and Beverly are hosting their 14th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Ted Fairfield Park next to Green Elementary in the center of Dublin Ranch. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance at 11:00am so bring your cameras. Crackers the Clown, a Dublin Ranch favorite, will be there making balloon swords and flowers for the kids. The egg hunt starts at 11:15 sharp so please be on time. 

IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME IN DUBLIN RANCH PLEASE CALL THE DUBLIN RANCH EXPERTS AT (925)640-7788- MIA & BEVERLY TEAM ARE THE NUMBER 1 REALTORS IN DUBLIN RANCH. DON’T FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR NEW LISTINGS COMING SOON! For more information on Upcoming Listings visit the mia and beverly team at www.dublinranch.com or email us at info@dublinranchnews.com

Mongolian Hot Pot Opens in Dublin | dublin ranch

Dublin Ranch News

New Restaurant- Dublin Ranch

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Grafton Plaza in Dublin Ranch finally has a new tenant. Located next door to Vito’s Pizza, Mongolian Hot Pot is having its grand opening this week.  The restaurant chain has over 300 restaurants in China and has been well received in the United States. The Dublin location is the restaurant’s fourth Bay Area location. The other three are in San Mateo, Union City and Cupertino and are said to be highly successful.
 
Here’s how it works. The waiter brings a pot of boiling broth to your table and plates of thinly sliced raw vegetables, various meats, seafood and noodles. You dip the raw food into the boiling broth for a couple of minutes to cook. Then you add it into your bowl with some of the broth and condiments to eat.  Mia and I have eaten at the restaurant in Union City and we enjoyed it. It was a fun and different dining experience. 

IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME IN DUBLIN RANCH PLEASE CALL THE DUBLIN RANCH EXPERTS AT (925)640-7788- MIA & BEVERLY TEAM ARE THE NUMBER 1 REALTORS IN DUBLIN RANCH. DON’T FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR NEW LISTINGS COMING SOON! For more information on Upcoming Listings visit the mia and beverly team at www.dublinranch.com or email us at info@dublinranchnews.com

Rent or Buy in Dublin Ranch?

Dublin Ranch Rent or Buy?

Home Ownership Dublin Ranch

rentvsbuy Rent or Buy in Dublin Ranch?

Homeownership remains less expensive than renting in the top 100 metro areas across the country. Rising home prices and higher interest rates have narrowed the gap but buying is still your best bet. Trulia has a good rent vs buy calculator on their site where you can personalize the results. I used a rent amount of $3500, a purchase price of $900,000 and a 4.5% interest rate. In Oakland, the closest city to us calculated that you would save 14% if you purchase a home instead of renting. You can add in your income tax bracket to factor in your potential mortgage deduction and the length of time you plan to stay in your home. Here is the link to see the full report http://www.housingwire.com/articles/29115-do-you-know-why-buying-a-home-is-cheaper-than-renting. Or go to Trulia.com and click on the link to calculate you rent vs buy ratio.

IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME IN DUBLIN RANCH PLEASE CALL THE DUBLIN RANCH EXPERTS AT (925)640-7788- MIA & BEVERLY TEAM ARE THE NUMBER 1 REALTORS IN DUBLIN RANCH. DON’T FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR NEW LISTINGS COMING SOON! For more information on Upcoming Listings visit the mia and beverly team at www.dublinranch.com or email us at info@dublinranchnews.com