One of the top properties on our Daily Stats board caught my eye for two reasons: it was a large home that had a decent (by Bay Area standards) price tag and it is in a city that, until now, we have not had a writer covering. It seems that every time I try to write about a home in Alameda or Contra Costa counties, someone jumps down my throat about location or the home itself. Admittedly, I am less familiar with the cities in those areas, but I am an equal-opportunity editor and because I write 5 editorial posts a week, I try to spread the love out to all the counties in the Bay Area so no one feels left out. Which means I will try, one more time, to write about a home outside of my area of expertise, and wait for the arrows to be slung.
Today’s featured property is a large Contemporary 4/3 located at 7722 Forsythia Court in Pleasanton in a planned community with HOA dues ($25/month). The price point of $879,500 ($349/sf) is not outrageous for what you are getting, and in some communities—like San Carlos or Los Altos—this same home would be listed for $1,300,000 or more. On the market just shy of a month, the price has been reduced already and is well under the Zillow estimate of $969,916. Just a few houses away is Oakhill Park, and Las Positas Blvd, with access to 680, is only several blocks away. The other 4 bedroom listing in the immediate neighborhood is at 7795 Oak Creek, on the market for $885,000, but this home does not have the potential 5th bedroom or 3rd full bath.