Right price for Selling a home in Castro Valley,CA

When you’re selling your home in Castro Valley, California, the price you set is a critical factor in the return you’ll receive. That’s why you need a professional evaluation from an experienced Realtor®. Meena Gujral can provide you with an honest assessment of your home, based on several factors, including:

• Market conditions

•Condition of your home

• Repairs or improvements

• Selling timeframe.

In real estate terms, market value is the price at which a particular house, in its current condition, should sell within 30 to 90 days.

If the price of your home is too high, this could cause several things:

• Limits buyers. Potential buyers may not view your home because it appears to be out of their buying range.

• Limits showings. Other salespeople may be more reluctant to view your home.

• Used as leverage. Other Realtors® may use this home to drive the sale of other homes that are better-priced.

• Extended stay on the market. When a home is on the market too long, it may be perceived as defective. Buyers may wonder, “what’s wrong,” or “why hasn’t this sold?”

• Lower price. An overpriced home, still on the market beyond the average selling time, could lead to a lower selling price. To sell it, you will have to reduce the price – sometimes several times. In the end, you’ll probably get less than if it had been properly priced in the first place.

• Wasted time and energy. A bank appraisal is most often required to finance a home.

Realtors® have known it for years – well-kept homes in Castro Valley that are properly priced in the beginning always get you the fastest sale for the best price! And that’s why you need a professional to assist you in the selling of your home.

Often, in a seller’s market, homes that are priced slightly below market value initially will sell for more, simply because of the extra interest they incite. This can be a risk, however, and when it comes to such a decision, an experienced, trusted Realtor® is your best ally.

If I can help answer any questions or provide you with a free market analysis on your home, you can call me (Meena Gujral) at 510-279-9580. To see all the homes I have sold in Five Canyons, Palomares Hills and other areas of Castro Valley California, go to

Homes sold by Meena in Castro Valley

Five Canyons Homes Blog

Mission San Jose Fremont Blog

Fremont Homes Blog

Meena’s Pleasanton Blog

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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.

By the way, if you have signed up to receive a free list homes for sale in Five Canyons or Palomares Hills yet, you can do that here: List of Homes For Sale

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

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
510-279-9580
925-425-9491

Five Canyons homes and high-voltage power lines location, concerns?

I lived in Five Canyons for 6 years in Whispering Oaks on Crestfield Dr. Our house was built in the last phase by Centex. I have been selling homes in Five Canyons and Palomares Hills for a long time.

Homes sold by Meena in Castro Valley, California

There are some homes in Abbeywood, Creekside and Whispering Oaks that are close to the power lines and will sell for less than the homes away from the power lines. As far as real health issues, there has been a lot of research that has been done but there is no for sure answer.

If I have a listing close to the power lines, it will take a lot longer to sell than on the other side. Buyers strongly believe that they are not good for their health. I have a huge package of research documents by PG&E on power lines and if you would like to have a copy, please call me at 510-279-9580.

At this time I have a beautiful house listed at 25558 Crestfield Dr in whispering oaks development of Five Canyons. It is not close to the power lines and is the largest floor plan(3,526 sq ft). It is listed for $949,999. We just reduced it today by $200K from the original listed price of $1,150,000.

Here is the link to the virtual tour on this property:
http://www.tourfactory.com/406040

You can also go to my Castro Valley Real Estate blog for more information about Five Canyons:
https://castrovalleyhomes.wordpress.com/

I would love to help you find a home in Five Canyons Castro Valley since it is the area I specialize in. For homes for sale in Castro Valley or real Estate property listings, please call me at 510-279-9580

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