Posted by: Judith Brickman | May 8, 2012

It IS NOW A SELLER’S MARKET IN ROSSMOOR!

What happens when 202 homes are grabbed up since January? Yup, our inventory is waaaaaay down.

Since January there have been 202 sales. Currently we have 41 homes on the market and only 2 of those are the single story, level-in homes that so many clients want. There are 69 pendings and only 4 of those are the single story, level-in models.

Where are prices headed? Demand & supply. Not to decide, IS to decide. Right? Lots of homeowners were able to sell their larger homes in the late Fall or early Winter, then they came in and bought up the inventory in Rossmoor.  About six or seven years ago we would see display ads in the Rossmoor News with people begging for a specific model.  I think this is going to be happening now along with multiple offers.

The Events Center is going to be built. The Golden Rain Board is negotiating with Mechanics Bank.  This loan package will not require Golden Rain’s property as collateral. There are members who don’t wish to see a new events center. Then again, I don’t hit golf balls, nor do I do ceramics: but I’m glad that those who do love these activities have the facilities. Bottom line. Not everyone is likely involved in every Rossmoor activity – there are plenty of people whom I don’t bump into at the 6 AM exercise class – that’s what choice is all about.

Big demand for early morning BART and buses; bingo, an additional bus has been added to the schedule. Plus, two more buses have been added to the fleet.  These will be used primarily as paratransit for residents in wheelchairs.

Something new on the Golfing end of business in that a resident can sponsor a Guest Golfer who is at least 55 years of age.  The annual fee for the Sponsored Golfer is $1,000. in addition to green fees on a per round basis.  In addition the Sponsored Golfer will get a one year gate access, and they may be able to bring up to three guests of their own!  This is something that the children of residents will really like.

The Lions Club is seeking donations for White Cane Days on May 10th and 11th. Let’s remember that the beneficiaries are the Lions Blind Center in Oakland, and the Lions Center for the Visually Impaired in Pittsburgh, some other centers and eyeglasses are distributed  to the needy in Third World countries.

The Rossmoor Farmers Market will be opening for the season starting on May 18th from  9:30 AM to  noon.  Locally grown  fruits, vegetables, heirloom –produce, flowers, breads and pies , tamales and more. Popular Friday mornings spot.

On May 15th ORT will have Miriam Kelmen-Solis who survived the Holocaust in Budapest, Hungry and managed with her father and step-mother to escape through the Iron Curtain to a new life on the West Coast.  The meeting is at 12:30 and the speaker is at 1 PM

Early Bird Dinner Creekside Grill Specials starting at $14.95 from 4:30 – 5 PM  Not bad for Tuesday Prime Rib Night!

Want to hear the scoop on George Gershwin?  Walter and Peg Rimler will be presenting an insightful program on May18th at 2 PM for the Drama Association of Rossmoor.  They gave the  same program and  got raves reviews a while back.

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