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Hi Fred, we’ve all adjusted well. Kids are all doing well and enjoying their new school. Babies love their dinosaur themed bedroom and my mom is super happy in her room downstairs away from all the ruckus from the kids upstairs.
We’ve done very small changes to the home such as put in an office door, separated the huge bonus room into a bonus room/bedroom. But most of all, we’re building a pool and it’s turning out great! Kids are loving the neighborhood and the schools are outstanding. The commute hasn’t even been that much a drastic change as I thought it would be! (Thank goodness).
The neighborhood is great too, every month, the ladies (aka desperate housewives of Livermore) of my neighborhood get together and have a potluck and play bunko and catch up with the neighborhood gossip.
We’re still the talk of the neighborhood! We’re the ones that slipped into this beautiful neighborhood at a crazy low price... haha!
But, we wanted you to know that you too have been in our thoughts. We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your help and guidance during the huge transition in our lives. We know it was the right decision and now.... now we finally have our dream home where we will raise our children and celebrate many many holidays together...So a big thank you Fred!
Fred is a neighbor and we worked together on my new venture for a couple of years. He is knowledgeable, detailed, high energy and committed. Most importantly, Fred is a man of his word and does what he says he will do when he says he will do it no matter what it takes. I trust him implicitly and respect the way he thinks; he has keen judgment and is creative and enterprising having worked in high tech with large international firms as well as a number of start-ups. If and when we decided to buy or sell real estate, we know who to team up with, that's for sure!
Fred is amazing! He met us for coffee and got to know exactly what my fiancee and I were looking for. We were first time home buyers and very nervous about everything. Fred was patient, informative and extremely dedicated to finding us the right home. We quickly learned that Fred is highly educated in real estate and is a trustworthy family man. He is the one that found our current home. We did everything he said and four weeks later we were holding the keys to our dream home. I DO mean dream home. If you are looking for a Real Estate Professional who will listen, educate and work countless hours to find you exactly what you are looking for than contact Fred Altomare. We couldn’t have done this without his support.
We came from China. We wanted a nice home for our family with good schools, safe neighborhood and close to work. But since we were new to the country, only 6 months, we did not have enough credit history to get the loan we needed. We remembered Fred from an open house; he was nice and seemed knowledgeable. So we contacted him. The first thing he did was find a lender that would work with him on our behalf. He convinced the lender to use our 10 years of credit history from Finland where we had worked. We got a good loan but not enough. Fred then asked if we had stock rights, we did; the lender had not asked. Fred got the lender to get us an equity loan that went into effect at closing, which we heard was rare. But that was still not enough. So he found us a private money lender, showed them how quickly we could pay off their loan, and got them to cut the points in half. We got the house! Fred is our friend; we stay in touch; and he is always interested in what our family is doing. He's loyal and relentless!
Fred, who was not even our agent, he was the Listing Agent of a house we purchased, was a huge help to us in the escrow process. The house was in great shape but some minor fixers still needed to be done prior to closing. Fred made sure those things were taken care of and kept us abreast. He also found ways to make it easier for us to sign documents, which saved us time and kept us on schedule. We also had a major last minute lender issue that threatened to delay closing and Fred reached out to them in support; he spent several hours trying to get them to rescind their last minute change in terms. This was something he didn't have to do and we appreciated it. Fred also made sure we had all the manuals and warranties we needed and even introduced us to several of the neighbors, which helped us to feel more comfortable with our purchase. Lastly, after we closed, we had trouble programming the thermostat, that was installed just prior to closing. Fred came over to help but we could not make it work. Fred had the installer come out to check and met him there. The thermostat was installed correctly; so Fred had an HVAC person come out and program it. Fred said the installer should have done the programming but didn't know how and said that should not have been the case. So he paid the HVAC person out of his own pocket. Not our agent; but definitely a first class kind of guy.
I was am a first-time buyer and thought I knew what I wanted. I didn’t. Fred found my dream home! I really enjoyed working with Fred — he is extremely dedicated, knowledgeable, cautious and responsive, and I truly felt as though I had a partner during the entire process. I am so happy with my new home, and I am extremely grateful for Fred’s guidance and advice during this very pivotal time in my life.
Fred Altomare is great! He helped us from the beginning to the end. My husband and I did not understand where to start. Fred swooped in and handled it all. He listened to our concerns and worked diligently to make sure that every item was checked off. Fred stayed the course with us as we kept looking for our dream home and kept altering our specs. Just when we thought we hit the wall, Fred came to us with a property he thought we would really like, and we did. It felt like home minutes after we got there. We had a couple of bumps in the escrow process but Fred did whatever he could to make it right. And he did. We then had Fred sell two other properties, a townhome and a manufactured home. When Fred saw the townhome he said we could get more for the property if we made an modest investment in painting, carpet and some minor fixes. A similar home just a couple of doors down had recently sold for $660K. We invested $15K in renovations, listed at $699K, and within days of paying for the renovations, got $841K! Fred managed all vendors and renovations on our behalf saving us time, energy and stress. He then went on to sale our manufactured home for a little over what we wanted. If you are thinking of buying or selling a house, please contact Fred. He is the best. Thanks Fred!
Fred Altomare is great! He helped us from the beginning to the end. My husband and I did not understand where to start. Fred swooped in and handled it all. He listened to our concerns and worked diligently to make sure that every item was checked off. If you are just thinking of buying or selling a house please contact Fred. Fred is the best. Thanks Fred!
Me and my fiancé Lauren were looking for a fairly large property, (hopefully with a small house on it) in central California. We had been looking for a couple of months on a variety of sites, and making occasional inquiries about properties. It was during one of these inquiries, that the listing agent recommended getting in contact with Fred. From our first meeting with Fred, it was clear that he was a knowledgeable, energetic, and motivated individual. He quickly helped us set up a more effective search for the property type we wanted, and he made it clear that he wouldn’t stop until we were happy and had found our ideal property. When we did found that property, it was an extremely difficult piece of land to buy, not only because of the property’s characteristics, but because of my unique type of work as well. We spent the best part of five months, and went through more than a few lenders, to make it happen. Although it was touch and go more than a few times during the process, Fred never once gave up or waivered, in his steadfast resolve to make this property a reality for us! I can say without hesitation, that this property deal was the most difficult Fred has brought together; and it was due almost entirely to him, and his consistent and never ceasing drive to overcome new challenges, and road blocks, that made it a reality. I would wholeheartedly recommend Fred to anyone, and I give him a 12/10, for he never failed to go above and beyond the requirements of what the situation called for!
Fred was absolutely fabulous! We did not know anybody in the area when we moved here and we found Fred online. He held our hands from start to finish in the process and we felt very well taken care of. Fred was always immediately available via text and email - even when he was out with a medical issue! Fred absolutely went out of his way for us to the point of little things. For example, he met a housekeeper to let her into our new house for cleaning when we weren't available. He researched contractors on his own time for us for repairs and made us a big spreadsheet of recommendations. He also met us in coffee shops to go over forms at times that were convenient to us! If you want to feel like a family member call Fred!