Summerset Homes FOR SALE…………….

P1020305UPDATED 1-28-15…. The Summerset re-sale home market has been in a holding pattern, with An average days-on-market of 52 days.  These homes range from ($307,900 – $619,900).  Summerset homes are “gently used” by over-55 owners, and they may be lacking the granite counters, stainless appliances or modern updates that many buyers are seeking.

One home that is NOT lacking this is an updated Bartlett model (1022 sq. ft.) at $314,00.  In addition to a recent PRICE REDUCTION, this home has updated cabinets, granite counters, stainless appliances, private rear yard, golf cart parking in garage, updated master bath and all the amenities that Summerset offers!   This is a great move-in ready home for any buyer wanting to experience living in a gated “over 55″ community.   Here is a link to this FABULOUS home!

All Summerset homes come with access to a clubhouse, work-out equipment, spa, pool, tennis, bocce and a monthly calendar full of events.  One can keep as busy or un-busy as fits your lifestyle.  Here is a link to Summerset’s current available homes.   The home on Alton has a golf course view, the home on Bismarck looks at vineyards, the home on Centennial is a great Sunmist model, the home at 320 Gladstone has a great per sq. ft. cost, and the home on Cellini is a bank-owned property.   Something for everyone is on the market in Summerset!

Currently, there are 4 homes for RENT in Summerset.  Renting is a great way to test-drive and see if the “over 55″ life-style is for YOU.

I’m a resident of Summerset, so for more information, or a tour of Summerset, call me at 925-852-1659! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! January 2015 SUMMERSET Update….

HAPPY NEW YEAR and thanks for following my Summerset blog.

P1020305Summerset was Brentwood’s first “over 55″ community, built from 1994-2005.  There are 4 communities in Summerset, consisting of 27 models and just over 2,000 homes.  Currently, there are 14 re-sale homes for sale in Summerset, and here is a link to those homes.   (Priced from $307,900 to $619,900.)  The two smaller homes are duets, attached at one side and having a single car garage.  One model is listed at $307,900 with indoor laundry and light and bright living area.   The larger model at 328 Gladstone has a newly remodeled kitchen and master bath, along with a private yard and a garage with room for a golf cart.  Summerset homes offer many locations and lot sizes, for a variety of buyers and needs.

The 4th quarter 2014 was strong with 22 homes selling, with an average selling time of 22 days!   Prices ranged from $315K (1121 sq. ft.) to $610K for 2571 sq. ft.   The median price was $392K, $30K more than 4th quarter 2013.  Prices continue to rise and demand is still strong for Summerset resale homes!  Here is a link to 4th quarter 2014 Summerset Sales.

Summerset offers buyers many activities, tours and events.  The January events at Summerset are: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Watch and Travel Night Presentations, Cruise Concert, Soup Tasting, AARP Driver Refresher, Movie Night, Wine Event, Crab Feed, Chili Cook Off, and a Comedy Night.  Along with all of the above, there is billiards, cards, Mexican train, fitness classes and a work out room to help shed some holiday calories.

For more information, call me at 925-852-1659, or continue to check back to this blog.   Have a FABULOUSE 2015!!!


DECEMBER 2014 Housing Update!

P1020437UPDATED 12-11-14…. Summerset Inventory has slowly increased in numbers, but not much buyer action has transpired since November 15th.  Summerset has 17 homes on the MLS, ranging from $307K for a 984 sq. ft. duet to $620K for a 2571 Cascade model in SS#4.  This “over 55″ gated community has much to offer buyers in a variety of sizes and prices.

Duets are the smallest home in Summerset;  both versions are currently available.  The home at 306 Upton Pyne is walking distance to the club house, tennis and bocce.  It is light and bright with inside laundry and extra large patio.   The larger duet is at 328 Gladstone, and it has a remodeled kitchen/master bath, private back yard and parking for golf cart and a car.  These properties are a great entry-level purchase into this golf course community, for your 1st or 2nd home purchase.

Here is a link to all Summerset homes for sale!  There are now 5 homes of the same model (Devonshire) for sale; this does NOT happen often.   These homes are priced at $419K for an investor owned home on Mariposa, $499,950 on Tayberry, $511,500 for a bank-owned on Cellini, $525K on Alton with a golf course & Mt. Diablo view, and $529K on Bismarck with an east facing vineyard view.  All the same model with a range of $110K in price!  What home would you buy?

Trilogy Vineyards, Brentwood’s newest “over 55″ community, has 8 homes on the MLSHere is a link to Trilogy Vineyard Homes FOR SALE!   The smallest (Alicante) model is listed at $559K with lots of storage, a smart space for multiple uses and hardwood floors/shutters/solar.  The Tropez model on St. Julien has a fabulous private yard/views and is loaded with upgrades that is a better value than a new build!  Trilogy Vineyard resale homes are done; no yardwork, wall coverings and new-build hassles.  However, the builder guarantee does carry over.

Not sure that an “over 55″ community works for you?   You may want to consider first renting a home!   There is only 1 home FOR RENT in Summerset.  Most Summerset rentals include the gardener and full use of the Summerset facilities.  Currently, there are no Trilogy Vineyard homes FOR RENT!

Wishing you a FABULOUS Holiday season!  I spent Thanksgiving with family/friends in Ohio, and went to the CHRISTMAS STORY home! (Attached photo) Fun times!  May the joys of the holidays stays with you through the New Year.

For more information on either of these fine communities, call me at 925-852-1659.



November Summerset Update!


P1020305UPDATED 11/15/14:   November is bringing a change to the air, the leaves and the amount of inventory for sale in Summerset.  (Brentwood’s first “over 55 community”)  Currently, there are 15 re-homes available in Summerset!   The price ranges from $307,900 for a cute light/bright duet in Summerset 2, to a $620K for the CASCADE model in SS#4.   Another golf course listing came up in Summerset 3 on Alton Way for $525K; a good buy based on comps.  Here is a link to all homes FOR SALE IN SUMMERSET.   Based on your price range and needs, there is a good cross-section of homes available.

Summerset homes were built from 1994-2005 and offer many amenities: work out rooms, tennis courts, bocce courts, club house, pool, spa and monthly activities to keep you as busy or un-busy as you desire.  HOA dues range from $84-$145/month.

Unsure if you want to live permanently in an “over 55″ community, then renting may be for YOU!   There is 1 Summerset homes FOR RENT!  Renters can participate in all activities of Summerset, and most rental homes include the gardener.

For more information on Summerset, call me at 925-852-1659


P1020365This Light & Bright SUMMERSET duet is move-in ready and waiting for a buyer!  2 bedroom/bath, high ceilings, and lots of windows!  Kitchen has tile counters, microwave, abundant storage and patio access for entertaining.  Enjoyable over-sized patio for your morning coffee or reading a book. Master bedroom with patio access and large closet. Stackable washer/dryer, refrigerator, water softener and HOME WARRANTY are all included.  Walking distance to the club house, tennis and bocce courts.  Move-in and enjoy all that this Brentwood “over 55″ community has to offer.  Here is a link to this great entry-level Summerset home.

For more information on this great entry-level home or other Summerset property, call me at (925)852-1659.


P1020305A new entry-level home is now available in Summerset 2.  It has UPDATED kitchen/master bath, new exterior paint, high ceilings, golf cart parking and NO rear neighbors.  This charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath boasts granite counters, stainless appliances, re-stained cabinets, Kinetico Soft Water & Reverse Osmosis system, and a cozy private patio to enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine in private.   The NEW master shower is large enough to enjoy at the start or end of your day.  This home packs lots of storage, too!   Complete with all of the benefits of Summerset living (clubhouse, work-out room, tennis, bocce, and security gate).  You will not be disappointed in what this home offers you!  Here is a link to this move-in ready home!

HALLOWEEN Update of Summerset & Trilogy Vineyard Re-sales……..

BOOOO – It’s the end of November and Buyers continue to desire re-sale homes at Brentwood’s two “over 55″ communities of Trilogy Vineyards and Summerset.  These communities offer residents many amenities, such as bocce, tennis, work-out facilities and community activities all in a gated community.  Homes in Summerset range from 94o sq. ft. to almost 2600 sq. ft., while homes in Trilogy Vineyards range from 1464 sq. ft. to just under 3,000 sq. ft.  Between these communities, there is a home for every buyer and every price range!

Currently, there are 12 re-sales homes in Summerset on the MLS, and here is a link to those homes.  Current homes are priced from $315K (1121 sq. ft.) to a $600K (1809 sq. ft.)!  A FABULOUS Move-In Ready home is the Duet on Gladstone with its NEW kitchen/master bathroom upgrades, exterior paint and East facing rear yard with NO Rear Neighbors!  The 2 homes on Bismarck face the vines planted in the city park and the home on Quindell is a Peachtree Model with a great-room concept and located on the golf course.  Summerset homes were built from 1994-2005 and are gently used; however, you may want to update with 2014 colors, features and conveniences.

There are now 6 Trilogy Vineyards re-sale homes on the MLS ranging from $$559K-$995K.  These six homes are move-in ready and decked-out with fabulous upgrades. Once a home-owner, you will enjoy  the state-of-the-art athletic club, 2 swimming pools, bocce/tennis courts, and the beautiful  34,000 sq. ft. Club Los Meganos.  This club is PRIVATE for residents and their guests to enjoy a glass of wine, dinner and many wonderful hosted events.  Here is a link to Trilogy Vineyard Re-sale Homes.

Currently, there are two homes for RENT in Summerset!  Renting is a GREAT way to see if living in an “over 55″ community is right for you.

Call me at 925-852-1659 for more information on Summerset and Trilogy Vineyard re-sale homes.  Thanks for checking out my blog!


October SUMMERSET and 3rd Quarter Sale’s Update!

P1010443Homes continue to move quickly at this “over 55″ community in Brentwood, especially when homes are priced competitively and updated.  Here are the current Re-sale homes in Summerset.    These home range from 1121-2430 sq. ft. in size, and $349K-$620K in price.  None of these homes are on the golf course (27 holes of the Brentwood Golf Club run throughout Summerset); however, 3 of the 4 homes For Sale on Bismarck Lane overlook the grapevines planted in the city park on Fairview Road.   These homes also have a desired Eastern facing exposure.

Sept 30th was the end of the 3rd quarter, so it’s time to tally up 3rd quarter homes sales!   From Jun.-Sept., 26 homes SOLD in Summerset (9 more than 3rd quarter 2013), pricing ranged from $305K-$608K.  The average time that a home was on the market was 17 days, proving that Summerset homes are VERY desirable!  Summerset’s average selling price was $407K; that is $37,000 more than the same quarter in 2013 and$65,000 over 3rd quarter 2012!  Here is the link to 3rd Quarter 2014 Sales.

Currently, there is are no rentals on the MLS in Summerset.

Email me at elaine@elainesellssummerset or call me at 925-852-1659, to discuss Summerset or Trilogy Vineyards.  Wishing you a FABULOUS FALL Season!



Summerset & Trilogy Vineyard Re-sale Homes

Two rare GOLF COURSE homes have come on the market.  A 1510 sq. ft. home in Summerset #1 ($395K list) and a 2384 sq. ft. home in Summerset #4 ($619K list).  One of these homes needs some TLC and the other is move-in ready.  Great options that do NOT come up often for buyers.   Other Summerset options are also available: a small DUET (1022 sq. ft.) with a shared common wall and single car garage; this property is also move-in ready at $300K. and 2 Edgewood models (1905 sq. ft.) priced at $405K and $474,500 respectively.   Here is a link to all re-sale Summerset homes.

The 27-hole The Golf Club at Brentwood runs throughout Summerset.  It is a public course, but allows easy access for residents with golf carts to drive their carts from garage to course.  Summerset is a gated community of 2,000+ homes that were built from 1994-2005, that had over 25 floor plans.

Trilogy Vineyards is an “over 55″ community that has a resort feeling.  The community revolves around the Club at Los Meganos, which is where residents receive mail, have concierge services, can dine, attend classes, exercise, swim, get a manicure or massage, or enjoy the fabulous view of the hillside.  Trilogy’s first homes were built in 2007; when complete, it will have around 1100 homes.

Here is a look at current Trilogy homes on the MLS.  The home on GAMAY LANE has fabulous ceilings, chef’s kitchen, 2 patios, pull-down Murphy-bed for guests, over $100K+ in upgrades and all of the benefits of living in Trilogy Vineyards.

Email me at for more information, or call me at 925-852-1659.


September Summerset & Trilogy Update!

Happy September!  Sales are STRONG in Summerset and buyers were out in force Labor Day weekend looking at new listings that came on the MLS.  They did not last long, either!   Current available Summerset homes range from $379K for 1364 sq. ft. to 2032 sq. ft. ($560K), both located in Summerset 3.  Here is a list of current homes on the MLS.  

Rentals are still limited, but 2 have just surfaced.  Here is a link!

Summerset (an over 55 community) is located in Brentwood (94513) and made up of 4 communities and just over 2,000 homes that were built from 1994-2003.  Each community has its own recreation center, pool/hot tub, and work out area.  The Brentwood golf course runs throughout all four communities; it is a public course and no fees are paid by Summerset residents for its upkeep.  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.  HOA fees range from $84-$145/month.

Trilogy Vineyards, a new “over 55” community offers not only a home, but a lifestyle.  Once a home-owner, you will enjoy  the state-of-the-art athletic club, 2 swimming pools, bocce/tennis courts, and the beautiful  34,000 sq. ft. Club Los Meganos.  This club is PRIVATE for residents and their guests to enjoy a glass of wine, dinner and many wonderful hosted events.  Trilogy Living is a lifestyle, not just a place to live!

There are currently  3 Trilogy Vineyard re-sale homes available. Here is a link to Trilogy Vineyard Homes.

For more information on either community, call/text me at 925-852-1659.