I have heard that Palomares Hills and Five Canyons are good areas in Castro Valley. Can you tell me more?

Five Canyons home on Crestfield Dr

Palomares Hills TownhomePalomares Hills and Five Canyons are both excellent areas of Castro Valley and are very desirable because of the best Elementary schools and the upscale homes.

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Palomares Hills was built by Shapel. There are homes in Palomares Hills that range from 22 years in age to as new as 9 years and consist of Single Family homes, Duets and Townhouses. There are some beautiful view homes and it is an exclusive area with Villareal as the main road leading into the area.

Palomares Hills is close to highway 580 and is an easy drive to the Pleasanton Stoneridge shopping Mall. The Elementary school is Jensen Ranch and as mentioned earlier it is a top rated award winning school.

Five Canyons was built by Centex. These are newer than Palomares Hills and range from 14 years to the newest being 8 year old. There are 5 developments in Five Canyons that have all Single Family Homes. They are Gold Creek, Canyon Oaks, Abbeywood, Whispering Oaks and Creekside. There is another development in Five Canyons that consist of townhouse and that area is called Wildwood.

A new Montessori school was built next to the Wildwood development. The elementary school for Five Canyons is Independent School which is also excellent.

Five Canyons is close to Mission, Highway 880, 92 and 580. As of today August 28, 2009, there are 11 homes in Five Canyons and Palomares Hills ranging from $459,000-$927,000.

If there is anything you need to know about Five Canyons, Palomares Hills, Castro Valley Schools or Castro Valley in general, you can reach me at 510-279-9580. You can also go to my website at: http://www.helpusellachievers.com

Meena Gujral

Help-U-Sell Achievers Realty 510-279-9580

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Are home sales in Castro Valley picking up?

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As per the Bay East Association of Realtors, days on Market (DOM) for the Castro Valley area year-to-date is around 96. The median single family home price in Castro Valley for April was $480,000. As of the last day of April there were 125 active homes in Castro Valley. At current selling rates this means there is approximately 3 months of inventory in Castro Valley remaining. For a list of Castro Valley Homes for sale, Real Estate listings, California Real Estate go to http://www.helpusellachievers.com or contact Meena at 510-279-9580.

 Homes sold by Meena in Castro Valley, California

Housing Statistics in Castro Valley, California

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As per the Bay East Association of Realtors, Days on Market (DOM) for the Castro Valley area year-to-date is around 86. The median single family home price in Castro Valley for November was $462,500. As of the last day of November there were 162 active homes in  Castro Valley. At current selling rates this means there is approximately 5 months of inventory in Castro Valley remaining.

For a list of Castro Valley Homes for sale, Real Estate listings, California Real Estate go to http://www.helpusellachievers.com or contact Meena at 510-279-9580.

 

Homes sold by Meena in Castro Valley, California

 

 

Three steps to selling your home quickly in Castro Valley

Tip number 1:

 Pricing is the key. 

 You need to compare your home to the ones that have sold within the last 3 months, not what is currently on the market. If the homes on the market have been listed for more than 60 days or so and have no offers, they are priced too high.

 Go to open houses in Castro Valley and look at the competition you have with all the homes on the market. However, do not price your home the same as the homes currently on the market. If you price your home at that price since it is similar in looks and square footage, you will just be another house on the market like them.

 

Tip number 2:

Showcase your home.

Your home needs to be the best looking home on that street. There were three other homes listed on the street that I sold my listing on and they had been on the market for a while, whereas my listing was there for the shortest time…6 days.

 I advise my clients that curb appeal is the first thing they needed to focus on. My clients do a wonderful job of pressure cleaning the driveway. They planted some beautiful flowers with vibrant colors and made a very appealing and welcoming entrance to the house. They removed all the clutter from the home and made it look spacious and bright. In other words they were very receptive to my advice and followed it to the fullest. They put themselves in the buyer’s shoes and looked at the house to see if they would buy it.

 

 Tip Number 3:

 Marketing.

 The leverage is in Internet marketing. I cannot explain how important it is in the sale of a home. Every seller is more focused on how much commission an agent is charging without paying attention to the internet marketing they will be getting. Fortunately in our case since we are Help-U-Sell, we are able to save sellers thousands of dollars and give them the best marketing possible so they are getting the best of all worlds.

 I advertise all my listings on at least 19 websites which is very extensive marketing. Every property should have a virtual tour since buyers decide if they want to drive to the property based on the virtual tour.

 If these three tips are followed, you will be on your way to selling your home in Castro Valley, California at the best possible price in the least amount of time with the least inconvenience to you.

 If you live in the East Bay in California, I’d be happy to help you sell or buy a home. Contact me now at meena.gujral@comcast.net

 

 

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Meena Gujral

Help-U-Sell Achievers Realty

Fremont, Ca 94539

510-279-9580

http://www.helpusellachievers.com

 

 

 

 

How is Five Canyons, Castro Valley Neighborhood? Can you tell me more?

I lived in Five Canyons, Castro Valley for 7 years and had purchased a home when it was under the lottery system. Five Canyons is a great community with very easy commute to some major freeways like 880, 580 and 92.

This neighborhood was built by Centex and has single family Castro Valley homes in 5 developments called Century Oaks, Gold Creek, Whispering Oaks, Creekside, Abbeywood, as well as an area called Wildwood with 2-4 br townhouses.

There is a club house for parties and events, a huge pool and spa, tennis courts and playgrounds. They have a Montessori school that was built 2-3 years ago. The elementary school for the area is Independent school which is excellent.

At this time there are some great listings on the market in Five Canyons. I would recommend that you check out Five Canyons on Sunday when there are many open houses.

If I can answer any other questions about other five canyons homes for sale, please feel free to call me at 510-279-9580 or e-mail me at meena.gujral@comcast.net.

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Meena Gujral

Help-U-Sell Achievers Realty

Fremont, Ca 94539

510-279-9580

http://www.helpusellachievers.com

Home sold in 6 days for asking price

Here is a home I sold in 6 days for asking price. Check out the following video.

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Thanks,

Meena Gujral

Help-U-Sell Achievers Realty

Fremont, Ca 94539

510-279-9580

http://www.helpusellachievers.com