Nicely Updated Single Story!

302 Olivina Avenue, Livermore

Open House Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm.

Nicely updated single story home for sale in Livermore, CA with expanded floor plan in great Livermore neighborhood within walking distance to park and elementary school. Updated eat-in Kitchen with recessed lighting, Corian counters, and tile backsplash. Family Room with granite surround gas fireplace. Bonus Room (currently Dining Room) with vaulted ceiling and access to patio/backyard. Bamboo wood floors throughout living areas.

Master BR with large closet and remodeled Bath with custom shower and vanity. 3 additional comfortably sized Bedrooms share hallway Bath with tub/shower combination. Crown molding, ceiling fans, inside Laundry Room, some dual pane windows, built-in closet storage, workshop area in Garage, and more. Large front yard and fenced Backyard with patio and planters. Wide side yard for RV/boat parking. Proximity to vibrant Downtown and major commuter corridors. No HOA dues.

 

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Marketing and selling high-end Luxury Homes in the Tri Valley is what we do best, but on this real estate journey, it’s all about the people we meet on the way, connecting them to each other and the places they call HOME.

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Busy, Busy, Busy!

It sure feels like Spring these last few days. Even though it’s only February, temperatures are in the high 70s and trees and plants are starting to bloom. The Spring selling season is starting to bloom too-and we feel like busy bees in the neighborhood.

Pleasanton Real Estate Sales

Our listing at 1028 Rhine Way in Vintage Hills went into contract right away and closed escrow in 7 days. The seller received 12 offers, with the accepted offer at $155,000 over list price. This home sold for $1,550,000.

The next week, our listing at 4128 Pleasanton Avenue in Downtown Pleasanton went in to contract after 6 days on the market! The seller received multiple offers over the list price of $1,499,000.

This week, our newest listing hit the market in Livermore. 1784 Dawn Street is a beautifully updated home with a spectacular backyard in a great Livermore neighborhood.  Priced at $799,000, this home will not stay on the market long! Come visit us at our Open House on 2/10 and 2/11 from 1-4pm.

  • Ready to sell? Great! Let’s get together and discuss a strategy for getting you top dollar for your home during this Spring Selling Season.
  • Ready to buy? Great! Let’s get together and discuss a strategy for competing and winning against other buyers in this competitive market.

Our team is ready when you are. Give us a “buzz” and we’ll “bee” right over.

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Some Realtors Take Vacation During The Months of December and January. NOT THIS TEAM!

December 2017 was our largest volume month of the year, with 5 closed transactions and over $13 million in closed business!! Pretty amazing since December is traditionally a slow month in real estate-or so they say. Actually, it’s not slow, but many agents choose to take this time off.  The truth is life doesn’t stop in December and neither do we!

The beauty of our team is that there are no days off. There is always someone working and covering our business. Most agents take December off- and sometimes January too.  We do not.  We plan for the next year. We contact our clients past and present to stay in touch, and reach out to potential new clients who are ready to buy or sell right away. We have found that working all months of the year maintains our status as the #1 real estate team in our community.

 So here’s what happened in December:

Pleasanton Home Sale10 Carver Lane in Sunol just closed escrow.  This home is a one of a kind country estate, purchased last year by international clients who contacted us through our marketing.  They reached out to us again this Fall when they found out that work was taking them back to Europe. They appreciated how we handled our first transaction with them-and truth be told, we’d become friends over the course of 2017.  Buyers from the East Coast saw our marketing online and reached out to us to learn more about the property. Shortly thereafter, they made flight arrangements for the entire family to come out and view the home. Our team had a wonderful few days with them touring Carver Lane and our local community.  And now they’ll be calling Carver Lane their new home.

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Pleasanton Luxury Homes7852 Foothill Lane just closed escrow. We originally listed this home at the beginning of 2017 and just before we went on the market, unprecedented rainfall swamped California. We put the listing on hold when Zone 7 Water district decided to make repairs to the creek running along Foothill Road and behind this home. When the work was completed in October, the sellers contacted us and we re-listed their home. It went into contract within 10 days! The buyer contacted us from our online marketing (there is a theme here!) on Thanksgiving Day and we showed him the property at 8:30am the next day. Our team worked hard for the betterment of the seller and the buyer on this transaction. This home and family are very special to us and we were honored to support them and to bring in a great buyer for their lovely home.

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Pleasanton Real Estate553 Santel Court in Ruby Hill also just closed escrow.  Our Lead Buyer’s Agent, Lisa Desmond, met the buyers at one of our open houses in Ruby Hill and they have been working together for several months to find just the right home. The buyers loved Santel Court right away.  It’s a small world in real estate sometimes-Liz, one of the team’s Senior Partners, knew the seller’s family very well, as well as the Listing Agent (we are a small town after all).

We are thrilled to have five great closings this December and even happier to have worked with such amazing clients.

What’s happening in January?  We’re already assisting 3 families buy new homes for the New Year! All three will close escrow by the end of the month.

Marketing and selling high-end luxury homes is what we do best, but on this real estate journey, it’s all about the people we meet on the way, connecting them to each other and the places they call HOME.

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The Historic Livermore California Train Depot

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There was much controversy going down in the East Bay Area and more specifically in the Tri Valley, and unsurprisingly it involved a tampering with a bit of history. The historic train depot in Livermore California is 125 years old, and has been used as a place where tickets were sold to cattle ranchers, farmers and traders moving plants, cattle any other such goods by rail.

The 1872-built depot was actually relocated over a five hour period in the middle of the night on a Sunday morning, July 16, 2017. It was moved from the South L Street location – where it stood for a century and a quarter to it’s new “home” at 2500 Railroad Avenue.

The project took months in planning and cost more than $3 million to execute. But the restoration work has only just begun. Historical renovations will continue to take place and it is hoped that much of the charm of this small depot will be maintained in the new facelift.

When the small building was moved, it had to be cut in half, as it was too long to transport as one unit. It was transported all the way down to Railroad Avenue, where the slow-moving motorcade passed through two sets of traffic lights (that had been switched off as part of road closures), a traffic signal that had been temporarily removed, in case the depot came too close, and even underneath some power lines, that the local electricity company had raised just for the move.

Here is a great video of the move:

It had been a massive project, which required some meticulous planning. But despite some objections, locals and historians are thankful that it is still even here. In the past, it has been home to a restaurant, a dance studio and a real estate office, before being closed down in 1973 and earmarked for the bulldozers.

This gave rise to a movement known as the Livermore Heritage Guild, a historic appreciation society that was unhappy with the sheer volume of old heritage buildings being knocked down in Livermore. There were no longer any railroad tracks outside the depot, so it seemed the historic depot was either doomed to destruction or moved to a place where it can continue its legacy.

Thankfully, many from the guild were happy that the 125-year old piece of history kept its life in a new location next to the railroad tracks. We look forward to seeing the changes and restorations set to be made for the important Livermore landmark.

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In Escrow in Less Than A week – Pending In Only 6 Days!!

We are so excited to have this home in escrow only 6 days after we placed it on the market. In Mountain House CA, just east of Livermore CA, is this beautiful corner unit in popular Bethany Village with 3 bedrooms, 2 car garage and just under 1,800 square feet.

We are even more excited that our sellers are a young newlywed couple with a new addition to their family, and are embarking on a journey back to their home state to be around their family. We wish you only the best on your move!!

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Livermore Valley Wine Industry in East Bay, California

livermore-valley-mine-countryWine has been cultivated in this region going way back to the late 19th century. The Livermore Valley wine-growing region is based within the borders of Alameda County, California. There are several prize-winning wineries within the Livermore Valley. These include the Steven Kent Winery, Concannon Vineyard, Occasio Winery, the Big White House and John Evan Cellars.

Many of the wines produced here are award-winning and have accolades in France. But it was during the prohibition years, when most wineries were shut down, that the Livermore Valley saw two of its production continue to thrive. The Wente Vineyard has enjoyed being the valley’s biggest producer and exporter in the region.

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The Wente Vineyards can produce up to 750,000 cases of wine every year with much of the produce being exported or used in showrooms, tasting centres or sold to smaller distributors at a wholesale price.

The viticulture area was named after landowner Robert Livermore. There is a groundwater basin within the valley that holds enough water to supply the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Although there are four other aquifers used to supply much of San Francisco city itself.

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It was as recently as half a century ago when Livermore was producing as much wine as the Napa Valley. But where Napa was a household name for wineries and wine production in the early 1960s, Livermore was not. Yet the first family-run wine production business in Livermore began as early as 1883 and it is still functioning today – a feat unmatched by any other family-run winery in the United States.

The Concannon Vineyard is one of the other largest producers within the Livermore wine producing region. It too was established in the late 19th century but it is now run by a major corporation in the wine distribution industry. Still, there are many independent and smaller wineries functioning today in the Livermore Valley.

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There is something very different about the viticulture in Livermore, which sets it apart from other wine growers: firstly, that these vineyards have an east to west orientation (unlike many other which run north to south) to take advantage of the warm breezes coming off the San Francisco Bay Area.

The microclimate here ensures there is always a warm onshore breeze during the afternoon and early evening and offers to grapes a wide temperature variation. This gives red grapes a particularly exciting taste and flavor once produced into some of the world’s most desired wine.

So be sure to visit the Livermore Valley if you are a wine enthusiast and especially if you are loooking to become one. Contact us at Armario Venema Homes for more information on living in Pleasanton and the Tri Valley