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Should I sell my home now? Is there any point in selling during Covid-19 quarantine?

“Should I sell my home now – during the shelter-in-place?  How?” I’m hearing this question a lot.  If you’ve been thinking about this, there are many good reasons to do just that:

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Posted on April 28, 2020 at 6:48 pm
Thomas Nevin | Posted in All Blog Posts |

Selling a Home during Covid-19 Coronavirus Shelter-In Place

The decision whether or not to sell or purchase a home during the current market / shelter-in-place can be confusing. In a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under the right conditions. They’re less comfortable, however, hosting an open house. This is understandable, given the health concerns associated with social contact these days – and actually may not be permitted in many locations.  However, there are many alternatives.


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Posted on April 23, 2020 at 8:49 pm
Thomas Nevin | Posted in All Blog Posts, Information on Selling a Home, Rossmoor | Tagged , , , , ,

Rossmoor Security

What kind of security does Rossmoor Walnut Creek provide?

Rossmoor’s 1800 acres and approximately 6400 units are located within a gated, limited access community; access is limited to residents and their guests.

Rossmoor is fully gated & staffed, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.  The Securitas company provides Rossmoor security within the Rossmoor community.  Security services include entrance control at the main gate, regular motorized vehicle patrol of the Rossmoor community, assistance by Emergency Medical Technicians, and response to emergency and non-emergency requests for service and assistance.

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Posted on April 12, 2020 at 2:37 am
Thomas Nevin | Posted in All Blog Posts, Rossmoor | Tagged , ,

Rossmoor Real Estate Sales during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place

I have been receiving calls from past clients as well as customers via my rossmoortour.com website about the real estate market in Rossmoor.  The market is paused at the moment with very little activity taking place as both home sellers and home buyers stay at home and shelter in place.  Initially we had a few sales underway when the shelter in place was announced.  Under the “essential business” exception to the shelter-in-place (SIP),  it made sense to allow people who had sold their home and purchased a replacement home to complete those transactions underway at the time of the order, but most of those transactions have now closed escrow.

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Posted on April 10, 2020 at 8:17 pm
Thomas Nevin | Posted in All Blog Posts, Rossmoor | Tagged , , , , ,

Rossmoor Coronavirus Covid-19 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.  The Rossmoor community is (as always) amazing in their resourcefulness and sense of community.

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
Thomas Nevin | Posted in All Blog Posts, Rossmoor | Tagged , , , , , ,

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
Thomas Nevin | Posted in All Blog Posts, Rossmoor | Tagged , , , ,

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.

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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
Thomas Nevin | Posted in All Blog Posts, Rossmoor | Tagged , , , , , , ,

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
Thomas Nevin | Posted in All Blog Posts, Information on Buying a Home | Tagged , , , , ,

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
Thomas Nevin | Posted in All Blog Posts, Rossmoor | Tagged , , ,