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JULY 2020 - Brentwood's "over 55" Real Estate Market

Posted On: July 5th, 2020 10:04PM

This real estate blog’s focus is Summerset & Trilogy Vineyards; two “55+ communities” in Brentwood CA.   Half of the year is now over, and we are still experiencing Covid’s hold on our lives.  With the “over 55” buyer at a higher risk for this disease, many buyers have stalled their home search.  Buyers are out looking, but not in the numbers of previous summers.  With this softening, many more options are available. 

 

Trilogy Vineyards, first constructed in 2006, will number +/-1050 homes when completed.  Trilogy Vineyards is a resort lifestyle, with the beautiful Club Los Meganos at its core.  Indoor/Outdoor member dining, indoor/outdoor pools, tennis/bocce courts are all part of Trilogy living.  Home’s range from 1460-3000+ square feet.  The many gated villages surround the resort; HOA monthly dues are currently $346/month.  You can build your dream home, which is a great experience!  However, if you purchase somebody else’s dream, you may save yourself money,   frustration of upgrade selection, and rear yard installation.   One of Trilogy Vineyard’s most popular models is the Costa Dorada, brought back by buyer demand.  There are now 5 for re-sale, ranging from $695K-$815K.  Click to view TRILOGY VINEYARD RE-SALE Homes


Summerset homes are older, and may not have updated features.  However, homes are gently used, and start at a price point significantly less than Trilogy Vineyards.  Summerset’s 2000+ homes have the 27-hole Brentwood Golf Club, running throughout the communities.  (This golf course is public, so the community does NOT support the course’s operation.)  HOA monthly dues range from $95-$155, depending on community.  There are currently 2 golf course homes for sale priced at $600K & $799K.  Summerset homes range in size from 980 – 2600+ sq. ft; something for every budgetClick to view SUMMERSET Re-sales


Summerset & Trilogy Vineyards are my focus, so call me at 925-852-1659.    I will answer your questions, provide you community tours, or keep you updated on home availability.   Stay safe & check back often for updates.

 

 

 

 

 

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JUNE 2020 - Summerset & Trilogy Vineyard Re-Sale Homes

Posted On: May 31st, 2020 11:58PM

UPDATED 6/20/2020 - Can you believe that it is already June 2020?  I hope you are healthy, and ready to find some great homes at Summerset & Trilogy Vineyards; Brentwood’s two “OVER 55” communities.   Buyers have some great choices in resales, as COVID has slowed the purchasing of homes over $500K. 

 

These 2 communities of Summerset & Trilogy Vineyards are my focus; so, if you have questions, please call me at 925-852-1659.    I will be happy to assist you with community tours .  With NO Open Houses, I will work with your needs to see the homes you want to target.


Summerset is the oldest of the two communities, built from 1994-2005.   Summerset has 26 floor plans, over 2,000 homes, with the 27-hole Brentwood Golf Club running throughout the communities.  Summerset has 4 gated communities; each community with bocce, tennis, pool, clubhouse and activities. Summerset residents can attend activities in the other communities, giving you multiple options on events/clubs/outings.  Click Here to View SUMMERSET Homes


Trilogy Vineyards homes were first completed by Shea in 2006, and they are still being built; when complete, the community will number around 1100 homes.   Trilogy Vineyards is centered around a resort lifestyle, bordered by grapevines & olive trees. Homes range from 1460-3000+ square feet.  The many gated villages surround Club Los Meganos (the main clubhouse, restaurant, spa, and tennis courts)   The NEW wine barn just opened, for additional space to enjoy with other residents.  Building your own dream is a great experience; but if you can purchase somebody else’s dream, you usually save yourself money & frustration on a re-sale home.  Click Here for TRILOGY VINEYARD Homes


Keep checking back to this blog, as I update it weekly.  Stay safe &call me with questions: 925-852-1659

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MAY 2020 - Trilogy Vineyard's & Summerset Re-Sales

Posted On: May 1st, 2020 9:46PM

UPDATED 5/23/2020 -   HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!   May is normally a month of preparing for graduations, weddings, Memorial Day parties & vacations.  This month, we’re focusing on the easing of restrictions, and ways to social distance.  Great news --- buyers can now view occupied homes!  This was a huge win, as many buyers want to “feel” the home, before they write an offer.  Open Houses & Broker Tours are still NOT allowed.  Also, no more than 2 buyers in home, at one time.  Summerset & Trilogy Vineyard home sales were slowed these last 2 months, as both buyers/sellers are the age most impacted by the virus.  Restrictions are easing, so if you want to view a home in person or via virtual tour, give me a call.

 

Trilogy Vineyard’s & Summerset are located 50 miles East of San Francisco, in Brentwood.  Both “over 55” communities offer buyers a single family home, with many choices in sizes & features.  Our farmer’s market & U-Pick cherry farms are now open!  Brentwood is close to shopping, restaurants, medical, and BART.

 

Summerset is the oldest of the two communities, built from 1994-2005.   Summerset has 26 floor plans, over 2,000 homes.  The homes are centered around the 27-hole Brentwood Golf Club. (Which is Public, and now open for play! (effective 5-4-2020.)   Summerset has 4 gated communities, each community with bocce, tennis, pool, clubhouse and many activities. However, Summerset clubhouses are currently closed, because of Covid 19.  Click for SUMMERSET Listings


Trilogy Vineyard’s homes were built starting in 2006, and they are still being constructed; when complete, the community will number around 1100 homes.   Trilogy Vineyards is a resort centered lifestyle, bordered by grapevines & olive trees. Homes range from 1460 -3000+ square feet.  The many gated villages surround Club Los Meganos (the main clubhouse, restaurant, spa, and tennis courts)   However, Club Los Megano is currently closed, because of Covid 19! Building your own dream is a great experience; but if you can purchase somebody else’s dream, you usually save yourself money & frustration of rear yard landscaping. Click for TRILOGY VINEYARD Re-sale Listings


These 2 communities are my focus; so, if you have questions, please call me at 925-852-1659.    I will be happy to assist you.

 

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APRIL 2020 Summerset & Trilogy Vineyard Blog Update

Posted On: April 7th, 2020 1:39AM

UPDATED 4/26/2020:  Welcome to my blog that focuses on available homes at Brentwood’s two “OVER 55” communities: Summerset & Trilogy Vineyards.

  

I usually update this blog weekly, or less, but with the “shelter in place”, I have been lax.  Currently only VACANT homes can be viewed, by appointment, and NO Open Houses/Broker Tours are allowed.  FYI - here are new guidelines for realtors: https://www.carcovidupdates.org/best-practices-guidelines


Both Summerset & Trilogy Vineyards’s  offer its residents a gated community, and many choices in single family home sizes & prices.   Summerset is the oldest community, built from 1994-2005.   Trilogy Vineyards first home was completed in 2006, and they are still being constructed.  

 

Trilogy Vineyards is a FABULOUS resort-oriented community, with homes ranging from 1460-3000+ square feet.  If you want to skip the hassle of building your dream home, you can purchase somebody else’s dream, and usually save money with a resale. Click for TRILOGY VINEYARD Listings


Summerset has 26 floor plans, ranging from 964 – 2560+ square feet.  The homes are centered around the 27-hole Brentwood Golf Club (golf course is public).  These homes usually require updates, that HGTV buyers now seek. Click for SUMMERSET Listings


Along with the best practices guideline, there are 4 new disclosures created for the safety of buyers/sellers/realtors.  Staying safe is my priority for myself and my clients! Contact me by phone or email with questions, and stay healty!

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MARCH 2020 - TRILOGY VINEYARDS & SUMMERSET RE-SALE HOMES

Posted On: March 1st, 2020 6:28PM

REVISED 3/26/2020:  Have you been thinking about purchasing your retirement home?  Are you “almost” retired and can work remotely?    If so, Brentwood’s two “Over 55” communities may be for you.  Summerset & Trilogy Vineyard’s offer retirees/soon to be retirees homes that range from $400K to $1.2+M.  Located 50 miles east of San Francisco, both Summerset & Trilogy Vineyards offer something for a variety of pricing and home size needs.

 

If you desire a new-build, Trilogy Vineyards can also accommodate those needs.  However, if you can find a re-sale. with the upgrades you seek, you WILL save money and time.  Trilogy offers a lifestyle, with a 34,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, indoor/outdoor swimming pools, restaurant, and full concierge services.  Here is a link to current Trilogy Vineyard re-sale homes…  Click for TRILOGY VINEYARD Re-Sale Listings


Summerset has a 27-hole public golf course running throughout their four communities.  Built from 1994-2005, these homes are gently used, but may need the HGTV upgrades that buyers now demand.  Here is a link to current Summerset re-sales…. Click for SUMMERSET Re-Sale Listings


Both locations are great places to meet new friends, be close to medical facilities/hospitals, and be near trails and parks.  Grocery stores, shopping centers and services are also close.  Both communities have bocce courts, tennis courts and many activities/clubs to enjoy.

 

You have many choices and decisions to make about how to spend, and where to spend your retirement.  Brentwood’s Summerset and Trilogy homes should be part of your consideration.  For more information, call me at 925-852-1659.

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