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.

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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.



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FABULOUS Lagoni Design in Trilogy Vineyards!  This home offers VALUE in a Mediterranean flair; over $100K+ in upgrades! Luxury living in 1752 sq. ft; Designer features throughout!  Extra guests? Pull down the Murphy Bed to accommodate in 2nd bedroom.  Inviting spa-like master suite.  Architectural details in a Long Elegant Hallway, multi-level Coffered Ceilings with beautiful moldings. Culinary kitchen with bistro island seating and patio access.  Private rear yard patio with fireplace and surround sound.  Light & bright den area can double for other uses. Pillared & shaded rear yard offers private entertaining and a fountain.  A 55″ TV & security alarm are also included.  PLUS all the Ammenities of Club Los Meganos & Trilogy Vineyards. This is a MUST SEE HOME for those seeking luxury in an “over 55″ community!  Offered at $624,900!

Here is the link to ALL RE-SALE TRILOGY VINEYARD HOMES!  There are many sizes and options to fit your dreams & wallet!

Call me at 925-852-1659 or email me at: for more information or to schedule an appointment.

August 2014 – Summerset & Trilogy Vineyards Re-sale Update!

Happy August to you!  Recently two golf course homes in Summerset found buyers in just days.  These move-in homes priced from $600-$620K had over 2500 sq. with a 3 car garage.  Proving once again that homes “priced right” do SELL QUICKLY!

Many sellers are so emotionally attached to their home that they OVER-PRICE their  home for the market, because they “need” to get the money out that they put in or they “need” to net this amount.  If this is the case, you may want to wait until the price goes up to a value that you feel comfortable, and you do not perceive that you are “giving your home away”.  However, if you “need” to sell now, then take the EMOTION OUT and work with a realtor, determine a realistic selling price, take the emotion out, and let your realtor do his/her job,  and it WILL sell.  (I know this first hand, as I had to sell my personal home in Phoenix, when the market was just starting to go down in 2006.  Thank God that I did, because my home value went down another $150K after closing.)  It is very hard to sell a home for less than you have into the home, but if you NEED to sell it, then sell it!  The market is going up, but many sellers are just starting to see “the light of day” from being under-water in value.  Each situation is different and a realtor can assist you through this difficult process.

This week, there are 9 homes FOR SALE in Summerset, ranging in price from $308K for a duet at 1022 sq. ft. to $549K for almost 2,400 sq. ft. near Summerset #4′s Clubhouse.  There are 4 entry-level homes FOR SALE in the 1250 sq. ft. range, priced from $355-$389K.  These homes are great as they come with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a 2 car garage and several have a private backyard.   Here is a link to ALL Summerset homes FOR SALE.

Trilogy Vineyards has 7  re-sale homes on the MLS, ranging from $590-959K.  These homes are better than new, as the yards and window treatments are already complete.  They all have different options, but all offer you the entrance into the FABULOUS Club Los Meganos for your dining, exercising and entertaining pleasure.  Here is a link to Trilogy Vineyard homes FOR SALE.

Between Summerset & Trilogy Vineyards, a buyer has options of many floor plans, home features, amenities and pricing levels.  Come on out and experience the East Bay’s BEST “over 55″ communities.  Brentwood is centrally located with access to many of the most popular attractions in Northern California: San Francisco, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe and the Delta offering great water sports and fishing.  Minutes away, you’ll also find a Kaiser and John Muir Health medical facilities.

Give me a call for more information at 925-852-1659.