The weather has certainly been hard to miss this week and with the lows reaching the low 30s (yes thatâ€™s Fahrenheit, not Celsius).Â Weâ€™re shocked at this cold spell and the snow that weâ€™ve seen in the surrounding local mountains.Â It has looked a bit like driving to Tahoe on the drive to our San Ramon office this week.Â Today the snow had melted a bit on Mt. Diablo, but it was still there.
Our new homeowners are probably feeling a little more grateful for the energy efficiencies in their homes this week.Â With homes built to high standards for energy efficiency, the new SummerHill homes promise lower bills from PG&E. My co-worker mentioned this week that her energy bill has been over $200 to keep their home warm, while the highest the highest that ours has been since is $140 – thatâ€™s running both the heater and the gas fireplace.Â Oh, in case you donâ€™t know, I live in a townhome built by SummerHill that we bought 5 years ago.Â Â Over $60 per month amounts to at least $720 per year and that is a huge savings!Â What could you do with an extra $720 per year?
And, as mentioned in the title, the heat is still on at Park Station.Â Weâ€™ve sold more condos since our last community countdown update.Â We are now down to the last 3 condos at Park Station in South San Francisco â€“ 1 market rate and 2 below market rate homes.Â So if youâ€™ve been waiting for the right time to buy at Park Station, you really canâ€™t wait much longer or the time will have passed.
The heat has also been felt at Satake Estates in Mountain View and Rosewood in Fremont with incredible sales recently.Â There is just one home at Rosewood until the next release, which will be the last release at Rosewood!Â Satake Estates has continued to experience sales success.Â And, who can resist an incredible location, great schools and stunning homes?Â It is such a rare combination to find in a new home.
And the activity has been picking up at Merimont with just reduced prices on selectÂ new homes ready for move-in – these are priced to sell. Â If you want to choose your flooring and countertops, Merimont also has a new release of homes, but you’llÂ to act quickly as the time is running out to select the finishes on the newest release.