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Resales for the “active adult” in Brentwood….

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For the active-adult looking for a retirement home, Brentwood (50 miles east of San Francisco) offers you two options: Trilogy Vineyards and Summerset.  Trilogy Vineyards started in 2007 and is still being constructed.  Summerset was built from 1994-2005 and has 27 holes of Brentwood Golf Club running throughout its parameters.  Homes that are move-in ready and portray value to a buyer are selling quickly.

If you want the Trilogy lifestyle, and do not want to wait for a new build, one of the current resales may be for you! The home at 1733 Latour is move-in ready, waiting for your personal touch and priced accordingly at $599K. This home boasts 2 bedrooms/baths, 2 private patios (one with a fireplace off the kitchen and the back has stamped concrete), a den, tall ceilings and a great room with a tv already mounted on the wall for your enjoyment. 17611 Latour is stunning with its tall ceilings, grand eating area, slate floors, granite slab counters, patios and beautiful cabinets; however, it lacks a den which many are seeking.  Here is a link to these homes.

Summerset is lacking homes for the entry level buyer.  Currently, there are only 3 priced below $400K: a bank-owed duet (984 sq. ft.) priced at $299K (last comp sold for $225K), a Cortland model (1364 sq. ft.) at $359K and a Kendall (1560 sq. ft.) at $369K.  The home on Mariposa, although advertised as move-in ready, was a bank-owned property (vacant for 3 years) and is in serious need of paint and outside landscape maintenance. An advantage of Summerset homes is that they are gently used and most are move-in ready; however, they usually lack many of the upgrades today’s buyers are seeking (granite counters, upgraded appliances, canned lighting etc.).  A new list on Hagan is a jewel with beautiful crown molding and hard wood flooring, central vac, large lot, and covered patio.  Here is a link to all current Summerset homes for sale.

If you would like more information about Brentwood “active adult” housing, give me a call at 925-852-1659.


1st Quarter 2014 Sales – Summerset, Brentwood

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If you have been on the fence about purchasing your retirement home, this is the time!  Interest rates are still below 5% ,and many buyers have been looking since January for their dream home.  The number of homes for sale on the MLS is increasing weekly, so your home purchase options is increasing.

To give you an idea of Summerset housing prices, here is a link to homes SOLD in the 1st quarter.  In the past 3 months, 29 homes have SOLD.  The low was $225K for a 984 sq. ft. duet and the high was $525K for almost 2400 sq. ft.   The average price of a Summerset home re-sale was $374K.  In Summerset, you will find a variety of homes to fit your needs and price.

Summerset homes were built from 1994-2005, and most are gently used and may lack some of the updates that are wanted by today’s buyers: granite counters, upgraded appliances, and outdoor cooking areas.  The average lot size is around 5000 sq. ft., and the owner is responsible for the yard upkeep.   HOA dues range from $84-$145/month, depending on location and include common area maintenance (pool, spa, streets, tennis/bocce courts and rec center.)

Buying a home is a process, and takes several trips to a location, to decide on the size and desired amenities needed.  Start your home buying process now and check out all that Summerset in Brentwood offers those “OVER 55″.  We have pools, bocce courts, tennis courts, large homes, 3 car garages, small duet homes, golf course homes and cul-de-sac homes.

For more information call me at 925-852-1659.

Summerset & Trilogy Vineyards Resale Market……………

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Spring has officially arrived, and with that more homes are coming on the MLS.   It is a great time to buy or sell, as interest rates are still low, there are many buyers waiting to purchase, and Spring is the official start of “moving season”.    Have you been talking about buying or selling?  Contact your neighborhood realtor to discuss.

In Brentwood’s ”over 55″ market, there are many choices to fit your needs.  Current listings range from $299K-$659K in Brentwood’s Summerset and Trilogy Vineyard re-sale market.   Current homes range in size from a 984 sq. ft. duet, with a single car garage and shared wall to a 2384 sq. ft. with 2 large master suites and a potential office with its own entrance.   It’s a great time to “tire-kick” the market and see if a new residence is in your future.

Here is a link to current Summerset & Trilogy Vineyard homes for sale. 

Want to talk or find out about Brentwood’s “Over 55 ” Housing Market?   Give me a call at 925-852-1659.

Your Retirement Home in Brentwood…..

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This may be a perfect time for you to think about purchasing your retirement home.  It could be a weekend retreat or a possible get-away, if you work remotely.  The best guide for your retirement location is a good assessment of your needs, your friend’s recommendations and internet information.

If you are “over 55”, Summerset and Trilogy residential communities should be on your radar.  Located 50 miles east of San Francisco, prices range from $250-$900K, depending on size and location.   Homes in Summerset were built from 1994-2005 and from 1997 to current new builds in Trilogy.  You are sure to find something in your price and size to fit your retirement needs, between the two communities.

Here is a link to Summerset & Trilogy re-sale homes.   If you desire a new-build, Trilogy can also accommodate those needs.  Both locations are great places to meet new friends, be close to medical facilities/hospitals, be near trails and parks or walk to grocery store or Starbucks.

Not sure if retirement living is in your future?  You can rent for a year to see if it fits your lifestyle.  Here is a link to Summerset rentals, as homes are too new in Trilogy to be rentals.

Both communities have bocce courts, tennis courts and many activities to enjoy.  Summerset has homes on the golf course, as The Golf Club at Brentwood has 27 holes running throughout Summerset.  HOA dues at Summerset range from $84-$145/month, depending on location.  Trilogy offers a lifestyle, with a 34,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, indoor/outdoor swimming pools and full concierge services.  HOA dues are $248/month at Trilogy Vineyards.

You have many choices and decisions to make about how to spend and where to spend your retirement.  Brentwood’s Summerset and Trilogy homes should be part of your consideration.  For more information, call me, 925-852-1659.

Mid- February Summerset Update!

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It is February 2014, the sun is shining brightly, and our above-normal weather has people working in their yards and has home buyers out earlier than normal!  Welcome to Brentwood, CA (50 miles east of San Francisco) and some of its retirement benefits. Summerset (a retirement community of 2,000 homes) is located in Brentwood, CA and has 2,000 homes for those “over 55”.  Homes range from 950 to over 2700 sq. ft.; smaller homes are snatched up quickly and start at around $250K.

The homes in Summerset are gently used, and most buyers  usually want to update these resale homes with granite countertops, different flooring and updated appliances; that were not so important when these homes were built in 1994-2004.   

Current prices of available homes range from $350K for 1566 square feet- to- $595K for 2384 square feet.  To view all current Summerset homes for sale click here!  (Link is only good for 30 days)  

Not sure you want to live in an “over 55″ community?  Renting may be for you!  Here is a link to rentals in Summerset.  You can partake of all social activities and see if this is the place you want to call home.

For more information on Summerset, call me, I live in Summerset.

Beautiful Golf Course Home!

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1840 Kent(1)

This 2156 sq. ft. home is located next to the golf course and priced at only $449,900.   You will love the new neutral interior/exterior paint, new luxurious carpeting, tile floors, and a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel professional appliances, breakfast far and eat-in kitchen.   The family room is huge, with surround sound and fireplace.  The updated kitchen with stainless appliances has a cozy breakfast nook, desk area and looks out on open space.  The private covered patio allows you to view the adjoining golf course, but enjoy a private glass of wine or cup of coffee.  Serene master bedroom with large bay window and patio access for your morning coffee.  Luxurious master bath with soaking tub and double sinks.  If you are a golfer, you have a garage for your cart, and located next to the golf path.  The garage has attic and wall storage to accommodate your many treasures.   Here is a link to the MLS on the property.

For more information on this lovely home, please call me at 925-852-1659.


Thinking of Retirement? Think Summerset & Trilogy Vineyards!

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Thinking of RETIREMENT? Ellen James Martin wrote an interesting article on grounding pre-retirement purchasing decisions.  Buyers need to understand their retirement purchasing plans.  Do you want to reinvent yourself?  Do you want to live near family or friends?  Will you miss not taking care of those grandkids on a weekly basis?   Do you want a retirement community?  How close do you want to be to medical facilities or hospitals?  These factors need to be part of your purchase consideration.

This mild weather could be the perfect time for you to purchase your retirement home.  It could be used as a weekend retreat, or a get-away if you can work remotely.  If you plan an out-of-state purchase, you need to first learn all about the area and visit it a few times before purchasing.  (You may even want to rent before purchasing.) The best guide for your retirement location is understanding your needs, internet information and talking to a knowledgeable realtor in your desired neighborhood.

According to “A complete idiot’s guide to retirement planning”, do not rule out purchasing in your same geographic area.  You will have the familiarity of location and have the close support of friends & family, which is a huge benefit in retirement.  If you are not good at making new friends, do you want to lose your current ones by moving?   Speaking of a great local retirement areas for folks in Northern California – THINK BRENTWOOD!

Brentwood (located 50 miles east of San Francisco) has Summerset and Trilogy Vineyards.  Summerset’s first homes were built in 1994 and Trilogy Vineyards is still being constructed.  Summerset offers low HOA dues of $84-$145/month, with a rec-center, pool/hot tub, work out area, tennis/bocce courts and activity director.  Summerset hosts many monthly activities and clubs for you to enjoy.  Home sizes range from 984-2700 sq ft.  Here is a link to Summerset homes FOR SALE.   In addition, here is a link to RENTALS in SUMMERSET.

Trilogy is Brentwood’s newest active-adult community.  Nestled in the hills, among vineyards, it has fabulous home designs from 1430 to over 2800 square feet.  Living here is a lifestyle, and it’s clubhouse is resort-quality.  There are currently no resales in Trilogy Vineyards.

Both locations are great places to meet new friends!  Brentwood allows you to be close to medical facilities/hospitals, be near walking trails, be near shopping or walk to shopping/Starbucks.  Over 55 living is in Brentwood will meet your retirement purchase plans!

4th Quarter Summerset Sales Results

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Happy New Year!   I hope this finds you doing well and ready to experience a fabulous 2014! 

Here are the latest stats on 4th quarter 2013 Summerset Home Sales.  The lowest price was $250K, highest was $559K and a median of $362K, based on 37 home sales.    Compared to 4th quarter 2012, homes have gone up almost $100K!  What a difference a year makes!  Here is a link to all Homes Sold

With the end of the holiday season and warmer weather, new listings are coming on the market!  Here is a link to current homes FOR SALE in Summerset.  Several of these homes are in move-in condition and the owner’s have already purchased another property.

Summerset is located in Brentwood and made up of 4 communities.  Each community has its own home owner’s association (HOA), recreation center, pool/hot tub, work out area, and activity director.  Once you are a resident of Summerset, you will receive a monthly activity calendar, and can attend activities at any of the four Summerset locations.  The monthly HOA’s range in price from $84 – $145 (approx), depending on the community.  Brentwood Golf Club has its 27-hole course run throughout Summerset; this is a public course.

Call or email me for further information.



December Home availability in Summerset….

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Merry Christmas to my readers and friends!   The Christmas parties, food donations and Angel giving trees are over at Summerset.  The trees are up, yards are decorated and Summersetters are traveling or awaiting their family celebrations.

In the housing arena, several homes are awaiting new buyers, and inventory is LOW.  Here is a link to Summerset homes for sale.   More homes should appear by mid-January and be fully ramped-up by April.

Here is a link to Summerset homes FOR RENT.  This is a great way to see if you live living with only those “over 55″.

Thanks for reading this blog and I send you wishes for a very Merry Christmas and the BEST in 2014.  You can email me at for more updated information.


Summerset Update…..

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Happy Holiday Season; I hope you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving feast!

Inventory is lower in Summerset, now that the holidays are here.  Several sellers have taken their properties off the market for the season.  Here is a link to the current Summerset homes FOR SALE.  Summerset has much to offer those “over 55″ buyers.

Renting in Summerset is also a great way to see if you like the “over 55″ lifestyle.   Here is a link to current homes FOR RENT in Summerset.

For more information, please call me at 925-852-1659.  Take care!