Workers install a new sidewalk as part of a road-widening and turn lane-lengthening project along Bollinger Canyon Road near the Iron Horse Trail in San Ramon, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The improvements are being done to gear up for the late 2018 opening of the City Center project. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

Bollinger Canyon Road Widening

The Bollinger Canyon Road widening project is in full swing.

Bollinger Canyon Road is one of our main gateways to the Bridges, Gale Ranch, and Windemere Communities.

As your San Ramon Realtor and Broker at KernerHomes.com, people are constantly asking about the improvements on Bollinger Canyon.  I am also a local resident of San Ramon and have been wondering, “What’s going on? What are all these distractions on the road?”  Here is what I have uncovered.  The City of San Ramon says the roads are going to be expanded to handle, “…roadway capacity to accommodate the General Plan buildout.”  This includes the new City Center.

As we all know, having the extra lanes will be wonderful for more easily accessing our homes in San Ramon and Dougherty Valley.  In addition, it will help support the expected traffic visiting the new City Center that is planned to open later this year.  These upgrades should help alleviate congestion on the roads and get us home more quickly.  That is a great thing.  If you are considering moving to San Ramon, learn more about what our amazing community has to offer by going to San Ramon Community Details.

Workers install a new sidewalk as part of a road-widening and turn lane-lengthening project along Bollinger Canyon Road near the Iron Horse Trail in San Ramon, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The improvements are being done to gear up for the late 2018 opening of the City Center project. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
Workers install a new sidewalk as part of a road-widening and turn lane-lengthening project along Bollinger Canyon Road near the Iron Horse Trail in San Ramon, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The improvements are being done to gear up for the late 2018 opening of the City Center project. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

Here are the specific planned improvements from the City of San Ramon:

  • Add one travel lane in each direction from Market Place to the I-680 Freeway
  • Extend dual left turn lanes on eastbound Bollinger Canyon Road to northbound Sunset Drive and to northbound Camino Ramon
  • Addition of a second left turn lane on westbound Bollinger Canyon Road to the Chevron campus
  • Add second left turn lane on westbound Bollinger Canyon Road to Chevron and Bishop Ranch 1
  • Add exclusive right turn lane on westbound Bollinger Canyon Road to northbound Camino Ramon
  • Add second left turn lane on southbound Sunset Drive to eastbound Bollinger Canyon Road

The road work is expected to cost $7.5-$8 million dollars.  For more information, contact the City of San Ramon at City of San Ramon.

If you are looking to sell or buy a home in San Ramon, text me at 925-400-7007 or visit About Jason Kerner.

 

San Ramon Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas Tree Recycling in San Ramon

By San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

Looking for an environmentally sensitive way to recycle your Christmas tree in San Ramon?  The City of San Ramon offers 3 different options.

Christmas Recycle

1.) The Boy Scouts of America Annual Fundraiser
The Boy Scouts annual tree pickup day is Saturday, January 6,  2018.  Leave your tree (untrimmed and cleared of all ornaments) on the curb.  For a $10 donation, the local Boy Scouts will pick up your tree.  The troop asks that you make out your check to BSA Troop 834 and leave it in an envelope under the doormat.  To make accommodations, go to  www.sanramonscouts.org or e-mail Trees@sanramonscouts.org.

2.) Waste Management Yard Trimmings / Green Waste Cart
Waste Management will haul away your tree as long as it is cut into lengths that will easily fit into the yard trimmings cart.  Make sure the lid can close completely. You may place tree pieces into cart any time after holidays.

3.) Special One-Time Tree Pickup Week of January 8, 2018
The week of January 8, Waste Management will come by and dispose of all trees set out on the curb.  They ask that you trim larger trees into lengths of 6 feet or less.

Trees with flocking, tinsel, or tree stands: Call Waste Management at (925) 837-3356 to arrange for collection for an additional pickup fee.

If you are looking for a new home for the New Year, contact Jason Kerner Realtor/Broker at 925-400-7007.  With over 14 years of experience and nearly 1/4 billion in sales, Jason is your local San Ramon Realtor expert.

San Ramon Home for the Holidays

Looking for a San Ramon Home for the Holidays?

by San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

Are you looking for a San Ramon home for the holidays?  Maybe something in the Windemere, Bridges, or Gale Ranch area near San Ramon Valley USD award winning schools?  Perhaps you are looking for the perfect new “empty nest” because you are downsizing and still want to stay in the San Ramon area.  Or, you need more space for a growing family and want to enjoy the beauty and activities of the San Ramon area.  There are San Ramon homes on the market this time of year.  And, although I don’t have a bow large enough to wrap this type of gift, with less buyers shopping for homes, this is still a great time to find a home.

First, Start Your Search

First, you need to start looking at new homes on the market.  Check out my home search alerts at Kerner Homes Search  What type of home are you looking for?  What niche neighborhood?    Do you want a home that is move-in ready with stylish upgrades?  Are you interested in something that is low maintenance or a home that is close to local schools and parks?  If you are not sure what you want, text me.  I have been selling homes for 14 years and know the floor plans within Windemere and Gale Ranch.  If you want a home with a downstairs in-law suite or a townhouse nearby the local middle school, let me know.  I won’t waste your time with irrelevant home options.

Second, Select Your Trusted Realtor

Home buying can be an exhausting and emotional experience.  It is key to find the right Realtor that you trust and believe will keep your best interest as a priority.  With 14 years of experience as a full-time realtor, Broker and neighbor in San Ramon, I know the area well.  In addition, many of my clients refer their friends and family to me.  This is the greatest form of compliment.  Check out my numerous  5 Star Reviews .  As you read through my client’s experiences, you will find that I offer unparalleled customer service, competitive fees, and am always putting my client’s needs first.

San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner
San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

Third, Start Looking at San Ramon Homes on the Market

I currently have 2 properties that just listed which may fit your needs.  The first home is 206 Promenade Lane near Blackhawk Plaza.  This beautiful townhouse has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2195 square feet of living space.  It is a comfortable and spacious townhouse nearby a community spa with pool.  More details are available at http://www.206Promenade.com .

Townhouse in Danville, Ca
Townhouse in Danville, Ca

Another home I have listed is at 2161 Goldenrod Lane in Gale Ranch.  This detached home has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2211 square feet.  With a fully remodeled master bathroom suite, brand new hardwood floors and carpet, and lots of stylish upgrades, this home is move-in ready.  To see more details, check out http://www.2161Goldenrod.com .

Lastly, Make an Offer

How do we know what to offer for a home?  This is where my 14 years of experience, excellent relationships with local realtors, and a clear understanding of the value of homes in San Ramon comes into play.  When we write offers, they are strong, appealing to the home seller, and offer value to the listing parties.  As your buying agent, I have great success with winning multiple offer situations.  And, as always, I keep your best interest as our top priority.

So, let’s get shopping for a new home.  With fewer buyers looking at homes during the holidays, this actually is a great time to find a new home in San Ramon.  Start looking now, select a Realtor, tour properties to see what you like, and make an offer.  If you are looking for a new home and would like a Realtor to support you, let me know.  Text or call me at 925-400-7007.  http://www.KernerHomes.com . 2161 Goldenrod Ln San Ramon CA-large-014-22-goldenrod14-1499x1000-72dpi

 

2161 Goldenrod Lane, San Ramon

2161 Goldenrod Lane, San Ramon

Listed by Jason Kerner, San Ramon Realtor

2161 Goldenrod Lane is a North facing, exceptionally maintained, and stylishly updated home. The luxurious home has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a 2 car garage with 2211 square feet of living space.  http://www.2161Goldenrod.com

Beautifully Landscaped
Beautifully Landscaped

The living and dining room at 2161 Goldenrod Lane is elegant and impressive for all visiting family and guests.  The family room is large and includes a gas fireplace, extensive molding, and built-ins.

New Hardwood Floors
New Hardwood Floors

The large gourmet kitchen has newer Thermador appliances, granite slab counters, updated cabinets, and is very bright with oversized windows.

Newer cabinet, Thermador appliances, granite counters.
Newer cabinet, Thermador appliances, granite counters.

 

Upstairs the master bedroom suite is spacious and grand and has nice views of the rolling San Ramon hills. The adjoining master bathroom has been extensively remodeled with marble floors, custom vanities, luxurious shower and designer freestanding tub.  2161 Goldenrod Lane, San Ramon has been updated and has newer features. 

Remodeled master bathroom
Remodeled master bathroom

 

 

Upgrades include brand new hardwood floors, brand new carpet, freshly painted walls, designer window coverings, marble, granite, and more! There is a large backyard which is perfect for family fun and outdoor living. Perfectly situated close to Diablo Vista Park, Blackhawk Plaza, and part of the San Ramon Valley School District.

 

Spacious backyard.
Spacious backyard.

If you are looking for a home or San Ramon Realtor, go to: Home Search or contact Jason Kerner at 925-400-7007.  Or, if you would like to learn more about the communities within San Ramon, go to: San Ramon Community Details . If you want a tour of 2161 Goldenrod Lane, San Ramon, we are having Open House Events on 12/9 and 12/10 from 12-3:00.

Make it a great day!

206 Promenade Lane, Danville

206 Promenade Lane, Danville

Property listed by Jason Kerner, Realtor/Broker

New Price $929,000.

If you are looking for a townhouse, come see 206 Promenade Lane, Danville.  This beautiful townhouse has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 2195 square feet of space.  Property listed by Jason Kerner, Realtor/Broker.  For more details, go to http://www.KernerHomes.com or http://www.206Promenade.com

Townhouse in Danville, Ca
Townhouse in Danville, Ca

Luxurious living in the sought-after Belleterre community in Danville. The airy ambience boasts soaring ceilings and is filled with natural light from oversized windows.  206 Promenade Lane is a spectacular find.  

Townhouse in Danville, CA
Townhouse in Danville, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A spacious open floor plan affords a seamless flow for entertaining, comprised of a formal living and dining room, and a large family room with a gas fireplace and media niche that’s adjacent to the gourmet eat-in kitchen.

 

Bright and cheery kitchen
Bright and cheery kitchen

 

Both chef and family will love gathering in the stylish kitchen graced by upgraded cabinetry, center island, travertine tile floors, a built-in oven, 4-burner gas range, microwave, and dishwasher.  Additional photos available at http://www.206Promenade.com

 

Spacious master suite
Spacious master suite

 

Other desirable features at 206 Promenade Lane, Danville include laminate wood flooring throughout, plantation shutters, central air conditioning, dual-pane windows and an attached 2-car garage. A spacious rear patio provides a peaceful setting for outdoor dining and enjoyment.The excellent location is walking distance to Blackhawk shopping center, within the award-winning San Ramon Valley school district.

 

Private backyard patio
Private backyard patio

If you are looking for real estate in San Ramon, CA or a townhome in Danville, CA, text or call Jason Kerner at 925-400-7007, http://www.KernerHomes.com.  Free home searches are available at Danville Townhouse Search

San Ramon Holiday Events

San Ramon Holiday Events

By Jason Kerner, Realtor

Living in San Ramon has its many benefits.  The San Ramon Holiday event schedule and incredible school system are just a few of things that draw people from around the world to settle in San Ramon.  If you are interested in learning more about the homes for sale in San Ramon,  Windemere homes for sale, or the San Ramon Community, please give me a call at 925-400-7007 or go to http://www.KernerHomes.com.

San Ramon is host to many upcoming holiday events.  Events like the “Bah HumBug 5k Run & Walk”, Bishop Ranch Tree Lighting and Forest Home Farms holiday festival are just a few of the fun activities coming up.  Read on to learn more about what events the City of San Ramon has planned for December.

Bah Humbug! 5K Run & Walk, Dec. 2, Start at 9am

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The Bah Humbug! 5K Run & Walk starts at the San Ramon Community Center the morning of Dec. 2.  Registration is $45 for online and race day registration is available.  Go to:  Bah Humbug!

Runners are asked to bring a can of food to be donated to the Contra Costa County Food Bank.  There is a costume contest, if interested.

Paint Night for Kids with Grownups

Dec. 2, from 6:30-8:30 is Paint Night.  For more details, go to San Ramon Paint Night. Space is still available, but classes are filling up quickly.  What a great way to spend time with children!

San Ramon Forest Hill Farms

The San Ramon Forest Home Farms has classic events organized for December.  They are as follows:

December 2 – Holiday Wreath Making
Make your own hand-crafted wreath to decorate for the holidays. Savor the scent of fresh greenery we will gather and use from around the Farm.

December 9 – Holiday on the Farm
11:00am – 3:00pm

Enjoy an old fashioned holiday gathering at Forest Home Farm Historic Park. Have a traditional holiday family experience including visits with our Victorian Santa and his reindeer, old-fashioned ornament making, a puppet show, holiday entertainment and refreshments.

December 16 – Victorian Christmas Cards
Learn about the history of Christmas cards and see samples of Victorian-era cards. Make your own to take home.

The City of San Ramon offers many more performances at the Dougherty Valley Performing Art Station in Windemere.  It is another reason that people are migrating to homes in Windemere.

Tree Lighting at Bishop Ranch

The San Ramon Tree Lighting is this Friday, Dec, 1, from 5:30-7:30.  The event includes a snow park, ceremonial music, hot chocolate and other fun holiday activities.  The highlight, of course, is the lighting of the 70-foot fir tree and a visit from Santa Claus.

Happy Holidays from Jason Kerner, Realtor at http://www.KernerHomes.com

 

 

San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner Recognized by The Patch

San Ramon Realtor, Jason Kerner, is Recognized by The Patch

Jason Kerner, San Ramon Realtor, has a low pressure approach, dedication to customer service, 24/7 availability, and knowledge of the East Bay real estate market that make him your “go to guy” for all your real estate needs.

Jason knows how to successfully win multiple offer situations as well as how to prepare a home to sell for its maximum potential.   If your home needs window repairs, cleaners, roofing, landscaping repairs or more, Jason keeps a list of highly qualified vendors that are available to his clients at a moments notice.  Jason calls it his Vendor Concierge Service.  nexthome-site (1)

“Jason came highly recommended to us. So when we decided to purchase our first home in San Ramon, California, we immediately knew our choice. Jason responded to the first and every phone call promptly understood our preferences from discussions and observations during the first few home showings. He was patient throughout the home selection process and helped us submit a winning bid. We had a wonderful home buying experience. Even after the home purchase, we have turned to Jason as a great resource and he has always provided recommendations and advice that have been a tremendous help for us. We highly recommend Jason to any and all prospective home buyers in and around San Ramon, CA. We will be happy to talk to any of his potential clients on our experience. For any future real estate needs, we look forward to working with Jason again! Thank you, Jason!”  Zillow Review.

Jason consistently outperforms the expectations of his clients and therefore is consistently referred to friends and neighbors.  The Patch of San Ramon has recognized Jason Kerner’s excellent rapport with clients in a great article “3 Minutes on a Park Bench with Jason Kerner of NextHome Premier Realty”.  You may read the full article at Jason Kerner Patch Article.  Jason’s homes are highlighted on The Patch San Ramon. Check out his premier agent status at https://patch.com/california/sanramon/local-real-estate

If you are listing a property, Jason’s homes always outperform other homes in the same area.  His home listings get more views and have more visibility to home buyers than anyone else in the area.  This helps sell homes more quickly and for more money.  No wonder he has so many clients refer their friends to him!  Check out some of his latest recommendations at:  https://www.zillow.com/profile/kernerhomes/#reviews and http://windemeregaleranch.com/recommendations/.  If you want to work with the Realtor your friends refer, contact Jason Kerner at jason@nexthomeprg.com.

Nerd Wallet Declares San Ramon Best Place to Raise a Family

Nerd Wallet Declares San Ramon to be the Best Place to Raise Families

by Jason Kerner, San Ramon Realtor

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San Ramon was recognized by Nerd Wallet as the best place to raise a family.  I have known for years that San Ramon is truly the best place to raise a family.  As a resident and parent of 2 daughters, I’ve known San Ramon is the ideal City to raise a family.  Schools, parent activities, outdoor activities, and convenient shopping all make the city the perfect place.

As cited by the Nerd Wallet article https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/credit-cards/best-places-for-young-families-california/ , the San Ramon Valley Unified School District is a nationally recognized and award-winning district.  Students graduating from SRVUSD schools are going to elite colleges around the country and excelling in academic and athletic programs.  For more information about the SRVUSD, check out http://www.srvusd.net .

Personally, I have enjoyed volunteering in school organizations such as PTA, Ed Fund, and Site Council.  I still am a regular sponsor of events such as the local Harvest Festivals, Inclusion and Diversity fairs, and Education Night fundraisers.  We are never at a loss for activities in the San Ramon Valley.  These types of activities make life fun for a parent in San Ramon.

As an avid cyclist, I appreciate the abundance of trails throughout the tri-valley area.  I enjoy touring homes and getting out into the San Ramon Valley on my bike on a regular basis.  Hosting a weekly series, it is fun sharing the best corners of our neighborhood.   Check out my latest video at Dougherty Valley High School https://youtu.be/6NvQ_CIF89Y . In addition to biking paths, there are lots of well-groomed parks, soccer fields, softball fields and hiking paths embedded within the gorgeous rolling hills.

Coming soon is the San Ramon City Center.  This hub of activity placed near the Bishop Ranch Business Park and Chevron Park is planned for 2018.  In addition, the City of San Ramon is celebrating 150 years in existence.  Restaurants and storefronts are abundant in the area.  Large retailers and small mom and pop stores are fun for visitors of all ages.  download (1)

If you are interested in making San Ramon your home, if you want to live in Nerd Wallets Best Place to Live in California for Young Families, call or text me at 925-400-7007.

 

 

San Ramon Parks and Recreation Posts Events

San Ramon Parks and Recreation Posts Winter Events

by Jason Kerner, Realtor Broker/Owner

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San Ramon Parks and Recreation has just posted it’s updated winter schedule.

One of the best parts of San Ramon, in addition to it’s award winning schools and safe city recognition, is the abundance of access to activities for people of all ages.  The activities range from non-competitive sports to fine arts and academic programs.  In addition, the City of San Ramon hosts incredible holiday activities and events for the entire community.

With well maintained and staffed pools in all parts of San Ramon, it is no wonder the San Ramon Olympic pool and Dougherty Valley Aquatic Center run swim programs throughout the winter months.  The San Ramon Parks and Recreation Winter Guide lists lifeguard instructor courses, water safety instruction and fitness programs.

The San Ramon performing arts center offers drama, Bollywood, Polynesian dance, piano, and ballet classes. After school enrichment programs help students excel or improve in math, Mindcraft, robotics, STEM, speech writing, chess, Chinese language, and more.  The San Ramon Parks and Recreation Winter Guide is a diverse and creative collection of programs for children of all ages.  They even have computer and business courses for older audiences.  For performing arts schedule, go to: SR Winter Guide

Fitness programs are always available for youth, teens and seniors.  Strength and toning, line dancing, karaoke, tai chi kuen and aerobics are just a few of the programs available to our seniors.  For the younger members of our community, tennis, basketball, gymnastics, volleyball and soccer are some of the more popular classes.  Fencing and therapeutic recreation classes has started drawing great attendance.

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Holiday celebrations are another way the San Ramon Community comes together.  The Annual Bishop Ranch Tree Lighting Celebration is scheduled for 12/1.  Handel’s The Messiah will be presented at the San Ramon Community Center at Central Park on 12/17.  Forest Hill Farms has holiday wreath making on 12/2 and embroidery on 1/20.  The San Ramon 150 program is promoting a free lecture series.  The Bah Humbug! 5k run is 12/2.  See the San Ramon Parks and Recreation Winter Guide for details and location.

If you are looking to move to San Ramon, text Jason Kerner Realtor Broker/Owner at 925-400-7007.  With over 14 years of experience, Jason will help you find the perfect home.  Or, visit http://www.KernerHomes.com

San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

Greetings from San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

A successful real estate professional since 2002, San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner has built a stellar reputation with his client-focused, service-centric approach and impressive track record of sales. He is distinguished in field with many accomplishments, awards and advantages that set him apart: A San Ramon Real Estate Expert, Managing Broker and Co-Owner and Co-Founder of NextHome Premier Realty Group.

San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner
San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

Jason is known for offering attractive fees and the highest net A Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) representing the elite top 4% of the industry Facilitator of multiple home purchases and sales in Windemere, Gale Ranch, Bridges, San Ramon, Danville, Fremont, Pleasanton, Redwood City, San Mateo, San Carlos, Mountain View, and Cupertino.

Jason is ePro Certified from the National Association of Realtors for being a leader in Real Estate technology.  In late 2014, Jason became Co-Owner, Co-Founder and Managing Broker of NextHome Premier Realty Group, one of the leading local real estate offices in San Ramon Valley, with over $140 million in sales since January 2015. He segued into this role after years of recognition as a consistent top producer in the San Ramon area at Remax Accord.

Jason has excelled in brokerage and earned top-tier awards because he always serves the best interest of his clients. That is why his properties consistently get more exposure and sell for higher prices than the competition. His high-tech background in Silicon Valley prior to real estate taught him to keep a close eye on trends and capitalize on technology to research and market properties most effectively. This command of technology that includes social media, 3D tours, HDR photography and other cutting-edge marketing vehicles gives him a distinct edge.

Senior couple signing contract
Senior couple signing contract

Clients just as much appreciate the personal attention, custom service and negotiating skills Jason brings to their transactions, which are essential when one’s greatest asset is involved. He employs a low-pressure, consultative style that empowers sellers and buyers to make the right decisions; yet he is aggressive when it comes to fighting for his clients’ needs and negotiating the best terms.

A Los Angeles native, Jason has lived in San Ramon for over 11 years. He is married with two daughters, is actively involved in his community, and has a variety of interests such as cycling, basketball, and wine tasting. Whether you are looking to find your dream home or sell your property for top dollar, trust Jason to make your transition, and transaction, as smooth and rewarding as possible.  Call, text or email Jason at 925-400-7007, http://jason@nexthomeprg.com and visit his website at http://www.KernerHomes.com