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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know if there is any additional information or links that I should add that would be helpful.
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:
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.
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
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
Rossmoor is an age 55+ resort community. Therefore, many individuals buy real estate in Rossmoor to enjoy their retirement. However, many residents at Rossmoor work full or part time (approximately 33.4 percent*). Employed residents buy Rossmoor real estate (condominiums, cooperatives, single-family detached homes, and condominium congregate living) to enjoy Rossmoor’s carefree lifestyle & activities. Rossmoor features a central location, proximity to San Francisco, great weather, 24/7 security, and great transportation options. Continue reading
Many are confused by the difference between condominium and cooperative real estate at Rossmoor. At Rossmoor, there are three primary forms of residential ownership:
- Condominium (Condo)
- Stock cooperative (CoOp)
- Single-family detached home.
Each of these Continue reading