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Rossmoor Coronavirus Updates and Resources

This is a difficult time for us all, and especially for those seniors who have been asked to self-isolate for their own health due to the Covid-19 strain of the Coronavirus.  I’m posting some resources to help keep all informed at Rossmoor Walnut Creek with Rossmoor coronavirus updates.  I could use your help! I encourage you to use the comments section, or email me, Tom Nevin, at tom@tomnevin.com to let me know if there is any additional information or links that I should add that would be helpful.

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Posted on March 19, 2020 at 4:49 pm
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How to Buy Real Estate in Rossmoor, Walnut Creek CA 55+ community


While buying Rossmoor real estate is similar in many ways to buying real estate in any other community, there are significant differences.  When you work with me, you’ll be working with a realtor who specializes in Rossmoor, avoiding delays, misunderstandings, and surprise costs.   I am an experienced agent who is familiar with the current market and can help you identify what you’re looking for in current Rossmoor homes for sale.  The best Rossmoor real estate agents are SRES certified, know the area completely, and can help you find Rossmoor homes for sale that are right for you.

Here are some quick points for individuals interested in buying Rossmoor real estate, the premier 55+ community in Walnut Creek, California:
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Posted on January 4, 2020 at 9:04 am
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Buying a Home in a Tight Market

Buying a home in a tight market can be stressful.  A new report by Realtor.com suggests that home buyers may see a tightening market in the Bay Area in 2020.  Among other factors, inventory may reach historic lows, especially in the availability of entry-level homes and condos.

Here are some ways to increase your chances of getting your dream house in a competitive housing market. Continue reading


Posted on December 5, 2019 at 6:46 pm
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Waterford at Rossmoor – Carefree Congregate Living

The 300 units at the Waterford at Rossmoor community are offered as condos on a resale basis. The Waterford is unique in that it allows you to purchase a condominium home with all the benefits of an inclusive care retirement community. The purchase of a Waterford at Rossmoor home preserves equity and affords the tax benefits of ownership, as well as any appreciation value.  Situated on 16 acres, this independent living community offers separate occupant-owned 1 or 2 bedroom condominium units with full kitchen – some also with dens (see floor plans below).  Independent living is key to the Waterford at Rossmoor Walnut Creek.

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Posted on November 15, 2019 at 9:42 pm
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Richmond’s Marina Bay – the Bay Area’s Hidden Gem

“Although it may get less shine from the national press than its Bayside neighbors Berkeley and Oakland, Richmond has the secret advantage of being the East Bay’s best hidden gem, with 32 miles of waterfront (more than any other city in the Bay Area), 13-plus art centers and museums, easy access to nature, and that under-the-radar, underdog feel that makes it reminiscent of Oakland 20 years ago.”

A Perfect Day in Richmond: Hidden Wineries, Authentic Eats + Miles of Waterfront

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Posted on September 22, 2019 at 10:34 pm
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What is the initial transfer fee to “buy in” to Rossmoor? What is the Golden Rain Foundation?

Initial Transfer Fee to “buy in” to Rossmoor

When a home buyer purchases a home in Rossmoor, they pay a transfer fee to the Golden Rain Foundation ($10,000 as of July 1st, 2019). This fee helps to support the Golden Rain Foundation operate and maintain the Continue reading


Posted on August 24, 2019 at 8:13 pm
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Partnering with a Real Estate Agent to help sell a home for a parent or loved one

The need to sell a home for a parent or loved one is extremely stressful, especially when working full-time or when out-of-area or out-of-state. In addition, the details and effort required may seem overwhelming.

As a full-service, SRES-certified real estate professional, consider me a partner in the process.  I can help with many tasks, with special consideration and compassion for the dignity of your loved one or parent. Continue reading


Posted on July 17, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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When buying a home, bring a compass!

Why it’s important to bring a compass when looking at homes to buy.

I always bring a compass when showing real estate to my clients.  Yes, a manual compass – smartphone compass apps don’t always provide accurate results.

Knowing where you’ll see sunlight at different parts of the day is an important consideration.  Continue reading


Posted on June 15, 2019 at 7:01 pm
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When selling your home, be flexible – and ready to show!

Having a house ready for sale can be a tiring process. However, being ready to show your home at any time is very important.  The real estate market is constantly moving and evolving, so it’s vital to accommodate buyers’ schedules to sell your house quickly and for the best price.

It’s important to understand that one thing buyers don’t want to see is you.  Having the seller present at a home showing leads to unease among potential buyers, since they don’t feel free to look around.  When you’re there, they feel like a guest – you want them to feel at home.  Here are some quick tips to make the process easier.   Continue reading


Posted on June 10, 2019 at 7:50 pm
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Price Premium: What You Can Expect to Pay in Contra Costa’s Highest-Performing School Districts

A 2017 study from Realtor.com identified the price premium to buy a home in a strong public school district and provided market insights into the top districts garnering the highest home prices and demand from buyers.

The table below includes the 2016 median list price for homes in specific Contra Costa school districts as compared to home in the county as a whole.  Average school ratings are included for reference (provided by GreatSchools.org).  Continue reading


Posted on June 7, 2019 at 4:03 pm
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