4 Reasons Spring is a Great Time to Buy a Home

4 Reasons Spring is a Great Time to Buy a Home!

4 Reasons Spring is a Great Time to Buy a Home! | MyKCM

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.  To discuss any of these reasons in more details, feel free to give me a call at 925-400-7007 or jason@nexthomeprg.com.

*Prices Will Continue to Rise

CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.3% over the next year.

The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.

**Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage hovered close to 4.0% in 2017. Most experts predict that rates will rise over the next 12 months. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the National Association of Realtors are in unison, projecting that rates will increase by nearly a full percentage point by this time next year.

An increase in rates will impact YOUR monthly mortgage payment. A year from now, your housing expense will increase if a mortgage is necessary to buy your next home.

***Either Way, You Are Paying a Mortgage

There are some renters who have not yet purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s.

As an owner, your mortgage payment is a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to have equity in your home that you can tap into later in life. As a renter, you guarantee your landlord is the person with that equity.

Are you ready to put your housing cost to work for you?  If so, let’s talk or text at 925-400-7007.

****It’s Time to Move on with Your Life

The ‘cost’ of a home is determined by two major components: the price of the home and the current mortgage rate. It appears that both are on the rise.

But what if they weren’t? Would you wait?  To find out what homes are available in your area, contact me directly or check out our local home search program at: Home Search

Look at the actual reason you are buying and decide if it is worth waiting. Whether you want to have a great place for your children to grow up, you want your family to be safer, or you just want to have control over renovations, maybe now is the time to buy.

If the right thing for you and your family is to purchase a home this year, buying sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings.  To learn more about Kerner Homes, go to http://www.KernerHomes.com.  Make it a great day!

2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home- Jason Kerner

2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home- San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home | MyKCM

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house?  As your local San Ramon Realtor and Broker with over 16 years of experience, navigating the real estate market can be challenging but profitable.  To check the value of your home, check out http://kernerhomes.smarthomeprice.com/

Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible.

1. Price it a LITTLE LOW 

This may seem counterintuitive, but let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their homes a little OVER market value will leave them with room for negotiation. In actuality, this just dramatically lessens the demand for your house (see chart below).

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Instead of the seller trying to ‘win’ the negotiation with one buyer, they should price it so that demand for the home is maximized. By doing this, the seller will not be fighting with a buyer over the price but will instead have multiple buyers fighting with each other over the house.

Realtor.com gives this advice:

“Aim to price your property at or just slightly below the going rate. Today’s buyers are highly informed, so if they sense they’re getting a deal, they’re likely to bid up a property that’s slightly underpriced, especially in areas with low inventory.”

2. Use a Real Estate Professional

This, too, may seem counterintuitive. The seller may think they would make more money if they didn’t have to pay a real estate commission. With this being said, studies have shown that homes typically sell for more money when handled by a real estate professional.  Personally, I average over 100+ hours of time into the sale of your home.  To learn more about my services, go to http://kernerhomes.com/welcome-2/

study by Collateral Analytics, reveals that FSBOs don’t actually save any money, and in some cases may be costing themselves more, by not listing with an agent.

In the study, they analyzed home sales in a variety of markets in 2016 and the first half of 2017. The data showed that:

“FSBOs tend to sell for lower prices than comparable home sales, and in many cases below the average differential represented by the prevailing commission rate.”

The results of the study showed that the differential in selling prices for FSBOs when compared to MLS sales of similar properties is about 5.5%. Sales in 2017 suggest the average price was near 6% lower for FSBO sales of similar properties.

Bottom Line

Price your house at or slightly below the current market value and hire a professional. This will guarantee that you maximize the price you get for your house.  Call or text me at 925-400-7007.  http://www.KernerHomes.com

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380 South Overlook Drive, San Ramon- Listed by San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

380 South Overlook Drive, San Ramon- Listed by San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

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Upgrades and Views

380 South Overlook Drive in San Ramon is presented for sale.  This is a highly upgraded, east facing townhouse style condo with the city, golf course, and hillside views!  The largest floorplan in this area with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1314 square feet of luxury living space, and large patio.  The kitchen shines with quartz counters, upgraded cabinetry and lots of storage space.  Photos and more details available  at 380SouthOverlook.com

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Stylish Details

The flooring includes distressed hardwood floors with high baseboards and new lush carpet upstairs.  The house has an abundance of oversized closets and storage.   High ceilings welcome sun into this light and bright home.  The stylishly painted living room comes with a slate wood burning fireplace.

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Views and Privacy

Spacious master bedroom with stunning panoramic views and an upgraded master bathroom that includes quartz counters, upgraded cabinets, a large walk-in closet.  A large guest bedroom is privately situated down the hall.  A laundry closet is conveniently placed upstairs with ample storage space.

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Resort Style Living

You’ll love the gated resort style living with pool, spa, gym, clubhouse, and tennis courts.  Ideally located near Bishop Ranch and the new San Ramon City center opening soon, this condo will be minutes away from brand new shops, restaurants, and luxury movie theater.

Jason Kerner, Broker/Realtor

If you would like to talk with Jason Kerner about 380 South Overlook Drive in San Ramon, text or call him at 925-400-7007.  Additional information is available at www.KernerHomes.com

Bidding Wars Can be Won- by San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

Bidding Wars Abound… How Long Will They Continue?  by San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

Bidding Wars Abound… How Long Will They Continue? | MyKCM

Just like with any product or service, the law of supply and demand impacts home prices. Any time that there is less supply than the market demands, prices increase.  To see the list of homes currently on the market, go to Kerner Homes Search

In many areas of the country, the supply of homes for sale in the starter and trade-up home markets is so low that bidding wars have ensued, and the busy spring-buying season is just around the corner.

CoreLogic recently conducted an analysis on national home prices at the time of sale for their January 2018 MarketPulse Report and found that a third of homes sold for at least list price.

“The share selling above list price was almost three times the trough in January 2008 and represented more than one-fifth of total sales.”

Many markets in the western part of the country and around major cities are experiencing higher shares of homes selling above list price.

“San Francisco had the largest share of homes—76 percent—that sold for at least the list price, and Seattle and Los Angeles followed with 63 and 51 percent, respectively. Miami had the lowest share—16 percent—of homes selling at or above the list price.”

Increased demand during the spring and summer months, the traditionally busier seasons for real estate, will no doubt influence how many homes continue to sell over list price.  There are strategies to successfully deal with multiple offer situations.  With 16 years of full-time Realtor/Broker experience, The Jason Kerner Team works closely with clients to determine the most beneficial scenario for each homeowner or home buyer to win the bidding war.  To learn more about us, go to About Jason Kerner

This should not be seen by sellers as permission to overprice their homes, though. Buyers are becoming more and more educated, especially those who have been searching for their dream homes for a while now while waiting for new inventory to come to market.  As a full-time Realtor/Broker for the last 16 years, my experience pays off for clients looking to get the most money from the sale of their home as well as how to strategize to win multiple offer situations.

Realtor.com gives this advice:

“Aim to price your property at or just slightly below the going rate. Today’s buyers are highly informed, so if they sense they’re getting a deal, they’re likely to bid up a property that’s slightly underpriced, especially in areas with low inventory.”

Bottom Line

Without a large wave of new listings coming to market, buyers will continue competing with each other for the homes that are available. If you are thinking of selling your home, now may be the time to do so before more competition comes this spring. Let’s get together to determine the demand for your house in our area.  For more information about The Jason Kerner Team, go to Kerner Homes or contact Jason directly at 925-400-7007.

It is Time to List Your Home

If You’re Considering Selling, ACT NOW!!

If You’re Considering Selling, ACT NOW!! | MyKCM

Definitely an aggressive headline. However, as the final data on the 2017 housing market rolls in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME!

How did we finish 2017?

  1. New-home sales were at their highest level in a decade.
  2. Sales of previously owned homes were at their highest level in more than a decade.
  3. Starts of single-family homes were their strongest in a decade and applications to build such properties advanced to the fastest pace since August 2007.

And Bloomberg Business just reported:

“America’s housing market is gearing up for a robust year ahead. Builders are more optimistic, demand is strong and lean inventory is keeping prices elevated.”

And the National Association of Realtors revealed that buyer traffic is stronger this winter than it was during the spring buying season last year.

The only challenge to the market is a severe lack of inventory. A balanced market would have a full six-month supply of homes for sale. Currently, there is less than a four-month supply of inventory. This represents a decrease in supply of 9.7% from the same time last year.

Bottom Line

With demand increasing and supply dropping, this may be the perfect time to get the best price for your home. Let’s get together to see whether that is the case in your neighborhood.

If you want to list your home, call or text Jason Kerner Realtor/Broker at 925-400-7007 or email jason@nexthomeprg.com.  http://www.KernerHomes.com

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!

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.

638 Karina Court Listed by San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

638 Karina Court in San Ramon

Listed by San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

638 Karina Court is a sophisticated and highly upgraded Windemere home perfectly located on a cul-de-sac near parks, walking trails, and award winning schools in the San Ramon Valley school district. The estate home features a  resort style backyard with a sparking  pool and spa, which  is perfect for indoor-outdoor living enjoyment as well as entertaining.  

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The elegant 3269 square foot interior features 4 bedrooms, a spacious loft, and 3.5 bathrooms with an open concept floorplan.  Among the distinctive features gracing this home are hardwood floors, upgraded tiles, plantation shutters, upgraded carpeting in the generously sized bedrooms, a newly remodeled upstairs bathroom, and a designer paint palette. The main rooms include a formal  living room, a formal dining room and an open kitchen the chef will love adorned with granite slab counters, upgraded cabinetry, stainless steel appliances including a built-in refrigerator, and a large walk-in pantry.  The open, adjacent family room with gas fireplace, and built-in media center is a perfect place to relax. The kitchen and family room are further enhanced by extra high ceilings giving them a bright airy feel.

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Downstairs, the master bedroom suite is spacious and grand.  The adjoining master bathroom has upgraded tiles, soaking tub, dual vanities, a large walk-in closet and separate shower.  Upstairs, you will love the large loft area which can easily fit a pool table and is perfect as a second family room or playroom.  There is another large bedroom suite plus two more extra large bedrooms with a remodeled spa-like connecting bathroom with granite counters, custom sinks, and large shower.

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2624 Ashwell Lane Listed by San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

2624 Ashwell Lane

Listed by San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

Enjoy townhouse style living in a luxurious north facing condominium centrally located in the neighborhood of Windemere.  This beautiful  home at 2624 Ashwell Lane offers a generous 2,346 square foot interior with 4 beds, 3 bath including a bedroom and full bathroom downstairs.  Photos and details are available at http://www.2624AshwellLane.com

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The airy ambiance boasts soaring ceilings and is filled with natural light from oversized windows.  A spacious open floor plan affords a seamless flow for entertaining, comprised of a living room and dining room, and a large family room with a gas fireplace and media niche that’s adjacent to the gourmet eat-in kitchen. Both chef and family will love gathering in the stylish kitchen graced by sleek granite slab counters, large center island, stainless steel appliances, with a built-in oven, 4-burner gas range,  microwave and dishwasher.

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Other desirable features include gorgeous distressed hardwood flooring, upgraded carpeting, large crown moldings, custom window coverings, designer paints, updated lighting, and an attached 2-car garage.  A lovely patio and balcony provide a peaceful setting for outdoor dining and enjoyment.

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Your upscale lifestyle is further enhanced by wonderful community amenities such as a nearby pool and spa, and tennis courts.   The home is also located near award winning San Ramon Valley schools, and neighborhood  parks and hiking trails.  For more details, contact San Ramon Realtor, Broker, and Co-Owner of NextHome Premier Realty Group, Jason Kerner at http://www.kernerhomes.com or 925-400-7007.   

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San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

6036 Dalton Way, San Ramon

By Jason Kerner

If you are looking for a San Ramon Home in the Windemere Community, 6036 Dalton Way, San Ramon is the house you should to tour this weekend.  6036 Dalton Way, San Ramon will be open for tours.  Come by and say hello to your neighborhood San Ramon Realtor, Jason Kerner.

6036 Dalton Way is located on a premium corner lot, this highly upgraded East facing house comes with 4 bedrooms + loft, 3 bath, 2 car garage and 2062 square feet.  The highly functional floor plan includes a downstairs bedroom and full bathroom which is perfect for guests or in-laws. The high ceiling entrance welcomes lots of light.  Upgraded plantation shutters throughout the home are an updated design feature that gives this home a stylish look.

 6036 Dalton Way San Ramon CA-large-011-25-dalton5-1498x1000-72dpi  Other desirable features include the spacious kitchen with granite counter tops, large island and designer stained cabinets with decorative window glass and large walk-in pantry. Gas fireplace and built-in surround sound speaker system turns the living room into an entertainment center of the home.  Upstairs, the large master bedroom is bright and cheery with lots of windows.  The master bathroom has dual vanity, soaking bath and separate shower.  You’ll love the spacious walk-in closet.  Down the hall you will find the bonus loft and guest bedrooms.  Decorative ceiling fans are found throughout the home.

Corner lot homes offer more privacy and larger lots.  6036 Dalton Way has a larger backyard that is tastefully landscaped with seat wall and slate tile patio, which are ideal for outdoor living.  The low maintenance landscaping boosts of maturing trees and freshly planted blooms.  This home also affords a larger than normal side yard.6036 Dalton Way San Ramon CA-large-028-28-dalton24-1499x1000-72dpi 6036 Dalton Way San Ramon CA-large-029-22-dalton25-1498x1000-72dpi

6036 Dalton Way is located in an excellent location within walking distance to top-rated San Ramon Valley schools, multiple neighborhood parks, and walking and hiking trails.  

As your neighborhood San Ramon Realtor, I have been helping sell and buy homes for the last 14 years.  http://www.KernerHomes.com   I am pleased to offer this stylish home.  For photographs and additional information, go to http://www.6036DaltonWay.com.  

If you are looking to buy a home, let me help.  For personalized home inventory lists, email me at http://www.jason@nexthomeprg.com or sign up for weekly updates at http://windemeregaleranch.com/homes-for-sale/?Address=San+Ramon%2C+CA&PriceMin=&PriceMax=&PropertyType=-1&Beds=&Baths=