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Old 10-08-2016, 03:22 PM
 
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Thanks for all he responses. I think our most important housing preferences would be:
1. Budget 800k to 1.1 M.
2. At least 4br.
3. Schools 9/10 or 10/10.
4. Area > 2200 sqft with some space in front and back.
You will find some in Pleasanton. I was looking at Dublin/Pleasanton recently. You should use Redfin.
Here is one example, slightly over 1.1 M, but I think it can be negotiated.
https://www.redfin.com/CA/Pleasanton...8/home/1537699

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Old 10-08-2016, 04:49 PM
 
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OK, you're talking about seismic retrofitting, and some damage after the big East Bay quake. Good to know. It depends on the neighborhood in the Berkeley hills, too; people who could afford to did the retrofitting back after that event.
Could be, but no it could just be general from the natural shifting over time. It's much more prevalent up here compared to SoCal. Much more slopy floors in many homes.
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Old 10-08-2016, 08:34 PM
 
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Could be, but no it could just be general from the natural shifting over time. It's much more prevalent up here compared to SoCal. Much more slopy floors in many homes.
I never noticed that. It must be more prevalent closer to the Bay, in the flats, like where Albany is. That's very interesting. Thanks for posting.
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:15 AM
 
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Have you ever been to Hayward???

If you live in the hills though, you still have to go down the hill for shopping, etc. and your kids still have to go to the crappy schools.
I live at the Stonebrae Country Club, top of the Hayward Hills.

TPC Stonebrae

Almost an unspoken secret -- Hayward Hills residents don't need to go down the hill for shopping.

We go to Castro Valley Hills (beautiful back road through FairView and Five Canyons), which has a nice little downtown with all the stores for errands.

Same back road, through the Dublin Canyon Road (parallel to 580), will lead to the Stoneridge Shopping Mall, Pleasanton.

Hayward Hills is home of the California State University, East Bay. There is a new Stonebrae Elementary School (K-6), and good private schools at Castro Valley.

I have been living in the Bay Area for fifty years. Hayward Hills is a hidden gem, with amazing view to the Bay Area (probably not for long, as more people find out.)

Regards,
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:29 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I just moved out of East Bay but absolutely loved some parts of it.

If I could live anywhere in the East Bay, it would be Danville or Lafayette. Utopia towns. Lafayette has a BART station too.

If your husband has to work in San Francisco, id be all over living in Lafayette. Their downtown is great too.

Danville, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Lafayette would be my top picks since you have children. Just absolutely perfect towns.

I like Berkeley and Oakland, but I'd never live there with kids. It's so grungy. It's a place better suited for those without a family.

Lived in Walnut Creek for 7 years, loved every second of it. But I agree. the East Bay has some great cities. Really loved Lafayette, Danville, Alamo is awesome too. I lived 2 1/2 blocks from the WC BART and 3 blocks from downtown WC. It was just a perfect area for me.
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Palo Alto, CA
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With income of 450k, and spending "only" 1.2m, you will be "underpaying" relative to your income for the Bay Area. (note the quotes, yes, it's all crazy.) In my opinion, you can pay 1.2 here and still save an adequate amount for retirement, college for 2 kids (well, maybe not save for private college...) , home repairs, health emergencies, rainy day, etc, even earning in the low 300k range - assuming you have the downpayment already.
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:57 AM
 
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Everyone recommending Walnut Creek / Albany / Berkeley/Piedmont is stupid.

OP, live in Fremont. Unless your job is next to the Fremont BART (highly doubtful) you do NOT want to commute on the Hwy 680 Sunol grade everyday. It'll take at least an hour to get to Fremont from Pleasanton, 2 hours from Albany/Berkeley and 2.5 hours from Walnut Creek. That is NOT a commute you want.

You should look into Fremont (amazing school district). Alum Rock San Jose (decent neighborhood) or Newark (dumpy school district, but nothing private school can't fix. Union City is another option.

People recommending anything north of the Sunol Grade clearly have no clue what they're talking about.
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Old 10-11-2016, 12:01 PM
 
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Everyone recommending Walnut Creek / Albany / Berkeley/Piedmont is stupid.

OP, live in Fremont. Unless your job is next to the Fremont BART (highly doubtful) you do NOT want to commute on the Hwy 680 Sunol grade everyday. It'll take at least an hour to get to Fremont from Pleasanton, 2 hours from Albany/Berkeley and 2.5 hours from Walnut Creek. That is NOT a commute you want.

You should look into Fremont (amazing school district). Alum Rock San Jose (decent neighborhood) or Newark (dumpy school district, but nothing private school can't fix. Union City is another option.

People recommending anything north of the Sunol Grade clearly have no clue what they're talking about.
You haven't read the OP's posts; that's the "stupid" part. They don't want to live in an Asian community, and the OP's work IS near Fremont BART.

It's an easy commute from any of the locales mentioned, by BART; far from the 2+ hours you cite. Fremont, Union City, Newark, all were suggested already, and turned down. Furthermore, the OP has said they want a bigger house than they could afford in the inner East Bay, so they're looking farther out.
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Old 10-11-2016, 12:02 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Pleasanton to Fremont is 45 minutes at its worst. And the OP is actually working next to BART.
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Old 10-11-2016, 12:52 PM
 
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Everyone recommending Walnut Creek / Albany / Berkeley/Piedmont is stupid.

OP, live in Fremont. Unless your job is next to the Fremont BART (highly doubtful) you do NOT want to commute on the Hwy 680 Sunol grade everyday. It'll take at least an hour to get to Fremont from Pleasanton, 2 hours from Albany/Berkeley and 2.5 hours from Walnut Creek. That is NOT a commute you want.

You should look into Fremont (amazing school district). Alum Rock San Jose (decent neighborhood) or Newark (dumpy school district, but nothing private school can't fix. Union City is another option.

People recommending anything north of the Sunol Grade clearly have no clue what they're talking about.
Your whole post is "stupid", Donald J. Trump.... It's just important to people where they live as it is to having a decent commute. And 1 hour is not that bad. You have no idea what you are talking about. Read the OP. Also, working next to Bart opens up many places to live. Jobs don't last forever. So 5-10 years down the road spending $1.2M in Fremont would be a smart investment when the job may end up being in SF, Daly City or San Mateo. Ok, you're brilliant.
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