P1020629May 18, 2015….   There are quite a few new listings, as well as several homes at 60+ days on the MLS.   The scales are tipped toward the number of homes (11) priced at $500K or over!  That is a lot of homes, when most buyers are seeking homes in the $350-$450K price range.

There are 4 homes in this desired price range: 1) Earlham a bank-owned Sunmist priced at $392K. (Last bank-owned model-match SOLD this month at $350K.) 2) A darling Courtland priced at $409K, having 1364 sq. ft. (There were no recent comps of this model; however, 3 homes with 60 sq. ft. less SOLD for $365K.) 3) an investor owned property on Mariposa at $459K.  Priced well, but its neighbor is a large electrical tower. :(  4) An updated Edgewood model, priced at $459K. (Last model match SOLD for $472K) This home is a value!

There are 5 golf course homes FOR SALE: Franklin ($555K), Gala (549.5K), Suntan (580K), Richardson(650K), and Centennial (680K).  Each of these homes have different golf course views, upgrades, floor plans and features.

A bank-owned Devonshire  (2032 sq.ft.) SOLD to an investor last month,for $408K. The investor put on some lipstick (interior/exterior paint and some carpet) and just re-listed it for $500K!  Finally, a Peachtree model (only available in Summerset #4) and a favorite of many, just came on the MLS for $530K on Hagan.


Here is a link to recent Summerset SALES!

There are NO RENTALS available at this time, and they are at a premium and not coming up very often.   :(

Call me with any questions at 925-852-1659, and keep checking back for updates.


Franklin ViewUPDATED 5/13/15:   May 1st marks the opening of the swimming pools at all the Summerset clubhouses, which are outdoors and open from May-Oct.  Water aerobic classes will take residents to the pools during the week, and the grandchildren’s visit will get them to the pool on the weekends.  :)  Nothing like going to the pool to start off the season!

Speaking of the season, the ANNUAL SUMMERSET GARAGE SALE is Saturday May 16th!  Mark your calendars and get in line for our treasures.  (Gates open at 8AM!)

Several new homes have come up on the MLS.  Two Edgewood (1905 sq. ft.) models on Liberty Lane and Bismarck Lane.  One home has an East-facing rear yard view over the vineyards and one is adjacent to the golf course.  A small (984 sq. ft.) duet on Desert Gold Terrace, and a larger duet on Kent.  Two new golf course properties: one on Gala in Summerset #1 and one on Richardson in Summerset #3, and a re-list of a Cascade model (2571 sq. ft.) on Stewart Way.  Finally, a bank-owned Sunmist model just emerged in SS#4 on Earlham at $392K. (The last bank owned Sunmist just SOLD at $350K.)

There are 4 homes at entry level pricing, under $325K and 7 homes at $500K and above.  Of these, 4 have golf course views.  Lacking are homes in the $350-$450K range, as this is the price point that many buyers are seeking.  Here is a link to Summerset re-sales!

There are 3 Chesapeake models for sale, priced at $554,900, $619,500 and $649,500.  One has a very privat back terraced backyard and two have golf course views.  This model features 2 master suites, on each end of the home and a great-room concept home.

The Summerset selling season has been May -October, when most homes change ownership.  If you do not find a home you are seeking, keep checking back to this blog for updates on new re-sale listings.  In the meantime, check out these unique homes, also.

Rentals in Summerset are VERY LIMITED, and currently there are not any available on the MLS.

For more information or a tour of Summerset properties, call me at 925-852-1659.  I am a Summerset resident and would be happy to answer your questions.

Wishing you a wonderful month of May!!!



Summerset Update – April 2015

Summerset Entrance


UPDATED 4/28/15:  The average days on the MLS for Summerset homes is 54 days, as several homes have not been chosen by buyers.  :(  Most of these homes are free of defects,  just have not been chosen because they are perhaps lacking a den/office, 2 car garage or privacy.  They could also have electrical towers nearby,  original pricing issues, poor photos/marketing of property.  Here is a link to the Summerset homes on the MLS.

Summerset is an “over 55 community” in Brentwood.  Summerset has 4 communities, each with a clubhouse, pool/hot tub, billiard tables, tennis courts, bocce courts and many other activities & trips.  Many monthly activities and trips take place for residents to enjoy.  One can be as busy or un-busy as they want, and participate at any events at all 4 communities.

Should you want more information, please call me @ 925-852-1659, as I live in Summerset.    Currently,  there are NO rentals in Summerset on the MLS.


1st Quarter 2015 Sales Results

The 1st quarter of 2015 is now past, so it is time to post 1st quarter home sales.   Here is a link to all…..

  1. SUMMERSET Re-sale homes that SOLD in the 1st Quarter 2015!
  2. TRILOGY VINEYARD Re-sale homes that SOLD in the 1st Quarter 2015!



UPDATED 4/4/15:  A fabulous GOLF COURSE VIEW home is For Sale in Summerset #3.  The East facing large patio & back yard views are the jewels of this home.  This Devonshire model (2032 sq. ft.) is light & bright, with golf course views from the kitchen, family/eating area and master bedroom.  The family room has a fire place and opens to the kitchen for entertaining.   This move-in ready home  has a resort feel, and its only a short walk to the new SS#3 clubhouse for fitness, pool and all the activities that Summerset offers.   Here is a link to this home.

Summerset has 19 re-sale homes on the MLS.   They range from $314,500 to $609,900, something for all needs and price ranges.  Here is a link to current Summerset homes FOR SALE.

There is currently one home for rent in Summerset #3.

For more information or to view any of these homes, please call me at 925-852-1659.

Summerset Update – 3/21/15

P1020305Happy Spring!    Many buyers are out looking and putting in offers on Summerset homes.   Several have gone PENDING or CONTINGENT these past few weeks: Upton Pyne, Kent, Quindell, Franklin, Suntan, & Regent  and Winesap.   Buyers are looking for move-in ready homes that are priced well or are unique (updated, on golf course or special lot).   Here is a link to current Summerset Homes FOR SALE   This list shows 18 homes FOR SALE, but homes are changing weekly, so keep checking back for updates.  The newest is a rare Peachtree model in Summerset #4 on Alderman; great floor plan & price.

One entry-level Summerset home has a clear Section #1 & was Appraised at list price. So, if you are in the low $300K price range, this home is for you.  It has an updated kitchen, master math, new exterior paint and no rear neighbors.  Why has it been on the market so long???   Good question, as it is NOT because of the home.   It does have a single car garage, and laundry in garage; other than that, it is a sweet little property.  It is priced $7K below the last comp and $10K less than a model-match on Kent Place that is missing the granite counter-tops and updated master bath of this home on Gladstone Drive.

RENTALS:   There is one home for rent in Summerset.

Keep checking back for updates or call me for more information at 925-852-1659.



P1020561UPDATED 3-6-15:   Summerset now has 20 homes on the MLS! Of these, 7 are new listings in the last 7 days:  1) a FABULOUS GOLF COURSE VIEW in SS#3,with neutral tones, 2032 sq. ft. and lots of light. It is listed for $555K; 2) Two Tilton/Kendall models came up in SS#3&4 both priced at $420K; the home on Regent has nice views; 3) a Devonshire model in SS#2; 4) Gorgeous FORMER MODEL (2647 sq. ft.) with upgrades galore at $629,900; 5) a 1425 sq. ft. golf course view in SS#1 at $$379,990 and 6) a Cascade model in SS#4 came back on the MLS after a re-do at $609,900.  Lovely homes each of them, having something for every buyer.  Here is a link to ALL SUMMERSET HOMES FOR SALE…..

RENTALS are a great way to see if an “over 55″ development fits your lifestyle.  There is one rental available; a Tangelo model in SS#1 for $1850.  Here is a link to it.

PRIOR MONTH SALES:  3 homes SOLD in Summerset.  All 3 SOLD at/near the list price, and were on the MLS for <32 days (2 homes sold in <8 days.)  Summerset homes are in demand; here is a link to these SOLD SUMMERSET HOMES.

Keep checking back, as more homes will be coming up FOR SALE.  Have questions???  Call me at 925-852-1659 or email me at: 

THANKS for taking the time to read this blog; it is appreciated.


Summerset/Trilogy Vineyards’ Valentine Update…..

P1020305UPDATED 2/24/15 – Several homes just came back on market in both Summerset and Trilogy Vineyards.   The two that came back in Summerset are a 1) Peachtree model in Summerset #4, priced to sell at $509K and 2) a large 2200 McIntosh model in Summerset 1, reduced to $450K.  Two homes went PENDING this week: the lovely duet in photo and the Investor owned home on Tayberry.

Here is a complete list of the current homes FOR SALE in Summerset.  Summerset was built from 1994-2005 and has over 2,000 homes.  Homes can be located on the golf course, backing to the vineyard park off Fairview, backing to the walking trail off Concord or backing to homes with/without foliage to block neighbor views.  Fences in Summeset can only be wrought iron (3-5 foot), so they are open.   (Fences in Trilogy Vineyards are wood.)

SUMMERSET RENTALS:   Here is a link to Rental homes available in Summerset.

Trilogy Vineyards also had an Atrani model come back on the MLS, at a reduced price of $669K.     Here is a list of all Trilogy Vineyard RESALE Homes.    Priced from $559K to $959K.  Trilogy Vineyards is NOT just a home, it is a lifestyle.

There is much to offer the “over 55″ buyer in both communities.  For more information, call me at 925-852-1659



P1020501This Concord Model (1300 sq. ft.) has a great open-concept living plan.  The home has neutral colors, newer paint/carpet, updated lighting and numerous ceiling fans.  The hot water tank, AC unit, and kitchen appliances have been replaced, in the last few years.  Two (2) covered patios to enjoy your morning coffee or to entertain,  The home is light & bright and move-in ready.  Close to the clubhouse, shopping and all the activities that Summerset offers.   “Over 55″ living at it’s BEST!!!   All this, and a Home Warranty.   OPEN SUNDAY (2/15) from 1-4PM.   Priced to sell at $372,900.   Here is a link to this home.   For a tour or more information of this or other Summerset properties, please call me at 925-852-1659.

Currently, there are 17 homes on the MLS in Summerset, priced from $307,900 to $609,900).  4 homes just came on the MLS in Summerset #1 in the last 10 days: Winesap, Gala and Ruby Terrace.  Summerset#1 was the first community to be started in 1994.  It is located off of Central and has many smaller, pastel colored homes.   Many of these homes are open-concept, 2 bedroom & 2 baths.  Here is a link to current Summerset homes FOR SALE.

Summerset Rentals:  There are 2 homes FOR RENT in Summerset.   This is a great way to test-drive life in an “over 55″ community.

Thanks for reading my blog and check back often for updates.   Have a great day!

PRICE REDUCTION – Light/Bright Duet in Summerset 2!

P1020338An UPDATED, charming duet had a recent price reduction.   This home’s kitchen has dark wood floors, SS appliances, granite counters and a view of the private rear yard.   The Master Bath has granite counters and new shower!  The neutral colors and high ceilings add to its charm!  NEW exterior paint, golf cart parking and NO rear neighbors.  This charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath also has Kinetico Soft Water & Reverse Osmosis system.  You will love the cozy private patio to enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine.   This home packs lots of storage, too!   Complete with all of the benefits of gated “OVER 55″ Summerset living (clubhouse, work-out room, tennis, bocce, and activities).  A home warranty is also included to ease buyer worries!  You will not be disappointed in what this home offers you!  Now priced $5K BELOW the last comp of this model!!!   Here is a link to this move-in ready home!