November 2015 East Bay Market report

East Bay Inventory is increasing. Perfect time to buy a home. Are you looking to be a new homeowner in the East Bay? I can help.

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

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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:

Meena Gujral

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

Is it a good time to buy in Five Canyons, Castro Valley, California?

Five Canyons Home on Crestfield DrCrestfieldMany people, particularly first-time homebuyers, still aren’t sure if homeownership is feasible. Prices, interest rates, mortgage lenders and market speculation are just a few of the things that are cause for concern among those looking to buy their first home.

This recent downturn is allowing the California real estate market to correct itself to more affordable levels. This is good for our economy as well as a positive sign for homebuyers. Real estate should be seen as a minimum five- to seven-year investment in order to give your home time to gain equity. With that average in mind, real estate is a solid investment. But beyond investment and tax benefits is the security and enjoyment a new home can bring.


The truth is homeownership is within grasp of more prospective new buyers in today’s new home market with prices in Five Canyons and Palomares Hills in Castro Valley at their lowest levels since 2004, and relatively low interest rates make real estate investment a very good idea right now.

 How long is this “Buyers Market” going to last? No one can actually predict, however the typical cycle in real estate starts to change when inventory shrinks below demand, driving up prices.

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Is winter a good time of the year to buy a home in Castro Valley?

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The prime time to buy a home in Castro Valley or in the Est bay is when you are ready financially and have the desire to buy a home. As you are aware, price of homes all over the bay area have come down substantially.


Many sellers take their homes off the market because they want to enjoy the holidays or are not too motivated to sell ( you know the ones that say “I am not in a hurry to sell, or I don’t have to sell unless I get the price I want”).


In the winter there are less homes on the market, but less buyers (competition). In the spring/summer more homes on the market and more buyers (more competition). Prime time is what is most convenient for you.


As a matter of fact I believe the winter months are better to buy. The sellers that are motivated wil keep their homes on the market and you as a buyer may be able to negotiate more since they really have a need and desire to sell as soon as possible.

I would be very happy to negotiate for you to get you the best possible price on your first home.


If you are looking for Castro Valley homes for sale, Homes for sale in Palomares Hills Ca., Five Canyons Castro Valley or a real estate agent specializing in Castro Valley, California, Please call Meena Gujral.

Meena Gujral
Help-U-Sell Achievers Realty