Featured home: 6485 El Capitan Way

Exquisite Craftsman beckons in Alameda County

Where: 6485 El Capitan Way, Livermore, CA 94551 (listing | tour)

Built on a premium corner lot with large side yard access, this stunning home in Livermore offers a spacious interior with beautiful tile flooring and an open floor plan. The sizable kitchen boasts elegant granite countertops, as well as a built-in desk. Throughout the home you’ll find upgraded features, including a built-in sound system, glass front doors, gas fireplace, and stylish flooring. Outside, the back yard is a prime spot for gatherings of friends and family, offering a private patio area, entertaining deck, trellis, pool and spa.

Complete with solar energy, this impressive Alameda County property is one you don’t want to miss.

The 2,380 square-foot home and property include:

  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • Attached 2-car garage
  • Pool and spa area
  • Solar energy options
  • Fireplace

Listed at $899,000 by Miranda Mattos of the Pleasanton/Livermore Valley office.

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Featured home: 2076 Pulsar Avenue in Livermore

Merging luxury with location in Livermore

Where: 2076 Pulsar Avenue, Livermore, CA, 94550 (Listing | Tour)

Those searching for comfort, luxury and location will feel at home in this spacious Livermore property. Its large windows let in plenty of natural light, and the beautifully maintained landscaping and exterior brick accents give the home stunning curb appeal.

Lush carpeting extends throughout the spacious formal living room, dining room and family room. An updated kitchen opens into the breakfast area and comes complete with a six-burner gas range with an oversized oven, plus a pantry, dishwasher, breakfast bar, ample stone counters and a center island.

Buyers will also enjoy a roomy owner’s suite with a sitting area, walk-in-closets and updated en-suite with a soaking tub. The three additional bedrooms offer plenty of space for the family, a home office and guests.

A spacious deck and backyard with beautiful landscaping makes entertaining outside easy and enjoyable. Located in South Livermore, the new homeowners will be close to schools and various leisure opportunities, including parks, shops and wineries.

The 3,316 square-foot home and property include:

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 baths
  • Updated owner’s suite
  • Attached 3-car garage and oversized detached 1-car garage

Listed as $1,250,000 by Sally Blaze of the Pleasanton/Livermore Valley office.

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APR Pleasanton / Livermore Valley Hosts Grand Reopening Following Expansion

Ribbon Cutting Pleasanton

Alain Pinel Realtors Pleasanton / Livermore Valley hosted a Grand Reopening last month to celebrate their expansion into the old Wells Fargo Bank space in their current building (now occupying a total of 15,00 square feet). The party featured a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and was attended by special guests State Assembly Member Catharine Baker (AD-15) and staff on behalf of Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15). Pleasanton’s own Chris Scoville provided entertainment. APR also partnered with the Bay East Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network at the event to collect donations to support those affected by the Northern California fires.

Come see our expanded space at 901 Main Street in Pleasanton!

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Photo credit: Pleasanton Weekly

Alain Pinel Realtors Announces Combination of Livermore and Pleasanton Offices

Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) has announced changes to their regional offices, with their Livermore Valley office joining their Pleasanton office to help better utilize the premium 10,000+/- square foot, recently expanded Pleasanton office space, which the firm purchased in 2000. With the newly improved space and extra room available, the consolidation will provide a more effective working space for the APR Livermore sales professionals. APR currently holds #1 market share based on sales volume in Livermore, in both dollar volume and unit sales.

Don Faught, Vice President and Managing Broker is very excited and said, “This strategic move is a great benefit to our clients and our agents! While other companies have been paralyzed by decreased sales, suffered through budget reductions and forced to downsize, I’m proud to say that APR has continued to grow. Consolidating the two market share office leaders in the Tri-Valley, APR Livermore and APR Pleasanton, under one large roof in our downtown Pleasanton office at 900 Main Street just makes sense.”

Faught said, “By being more efficient in a centralized location, we can leverage our resources to further increase and enhance our marketing, technology and customer service efforts for our clients, our top-rated agents and the communities we serve. This decision positions the APR brand for even greater future success.”

APR remains strong Bay Area wide. The firm is, and always has been, debt free, and is having an amazing year, year-to-date. The firm sold a record $1.1 billion of real estate in April 2012, an increase of 53% over April 2011. APR was ranked the fifth largest real estate firm in the United States based on its sales volume in 2011, moving up one position from their 2010 ranking, according to the Real Trends 500. APR had a successful 2011 with a sales volume of $7.2 billion, equaling the firm’s closed sales volume of $7.2 in 2007, before the market downturn. APR was the only brokerage in the top 5 on the REAL Trends 500 that increased its sales, which was up 5.6% over 2010.

Additionally in April, four APR offices wrote more than $100 million in sales, led by the APR Investment Group with $167 million. In total, 90% of all APR offices were up over last April on written sales dollars. On the national level, existing-home sales rose in April and remain above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors. Total existing-home sales increased 3.4% in April from March, and are 10% higher than April 2011.

Founded in 1990 the firm is now the largest privately owned and independent residential real estate company in California. APR remains the only regional boutique firm that covers the entire Bay Area.

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