Buying a New Home: 4 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid

April 27, 2015

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Realtors and new home consultants with Trumark Homes hear it all the time. “I want to buy a home in California, but… can I afford to buy new and is it the right time?”

First-time homebuyers have a lot of questions and insecurities. As a rookie home buyer in the San Francisco Bay area, you can avoid costly pitfalls and buyer’s regret. If you think you can’t afford to buy a new construction home or aren’t sure what size of a home is right for you, work with an experienced new home builder such as Trumark Homes. According to an article by U.S. News & World Report, home buyers should check their credit report and score, get preapproved for a loan, create a long-term budget and budget for all the expenses of home ownership before diving in. If you are relocating to Silicon Valley for a tech job or want to buy a home in California because of high rent, sidestep the most common rookie home buyer mistakes.

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LA Downtown News: “South Park’s Billions Bring Potential, and Potential Problems”

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LA Downtown News: “South Park’s Billions Bring Potential, and Potential Problems”

Posted: Monday, April 27, 2015 5:00 am

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – South Park is one of the hottest neighborhoods for investment not just in Downtown, not just in Los Angeles, but across the United States. Construction is happening throughout the community. Everything from mid-rise apartment buildings to hotels to billion-dollar mega-projects are rising.

This is a very good thing for South Park and greater Downtown, though it also means there is a lot to think about. The activity requires preparing for future needs, such as providing adequate parking and public space, and making sure there is appropriate mass transit and bicycle infrastructure. To make that and more happen, developers must take steps, or be persuaded to take steps, that have impacts beyond their projects. It also means that city leaders should be involved in the process and should work to ensure that there is an overall plan.

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Inside Bay Area: “Newark: Projects with 244 new homes continue housing boom”

April 26, 2015

Inside Bay Area: “Newark: Projects with 244 new homes continue housing boom”

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By Chris De Benedetti

POSTED:   04/26/2015 12:00:00 AM PDT

NEWARK — A developer has received the green light to build 244 homes on nearly 25 acres, continuing the likes of a building boom that this small city has not seen in decades.

Council members on Thursday approved two separate developments across the street from each other at Enterprise Drive and Willow Street, in Newark’s so-called Transit-Oriented Development.

Newark, with a population of around 44,000, needs the new housing, said Councilwoman Sucy Collazo.

“We need to grow and do what’s good for the city,” she said.

Trumark Homes, the developer on both projects, now will build 27 single-family homes on 2.14 acres, and another 217 houses on the nearby 21.4-acre site.

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Contra Costa Times: “Newark: Projects with 244 new homes continue housing boom”

Contra Costa Times: “Newark: Projects with 244 new homes continue housing boom”

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By Chris De Benedetti

POSTED:   04/26/2015 12:00:00 AM PDT

NEWARK — A developer has received the green light to build 244 homes on nearly 25 acres, continuing the likes of a building boom that this small city has not seen in decades.

Council members on Thursday approved two separate developments across the street from each other at Enterprise Drive and Willow Street, in Newark’s so-called Transit-Oriented Development.

Newark, with a population of around 44,000, needs the new housing, said Councilwoman Sucy Collazo.

“We need to grow and do what’s good for the city,” she said.

Trumark Homes, the developer on both projects, now will build 27 single-family homes on 2.14 acres, and another 217 houses on the nearby 21.4-acre site.

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San Jose Mercury News: “Newark: Projects with 244 new homes continue housing boom”

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San Jose Mercury News: “Newark: Projects with 244 new homes continue housing boom”

By Chris De Benedetti

POSTED:   04/26/2015 12:00:00 AM PDT

NEWARK — A developer has received the green light to build 244 homes on nearly 25 acres, continuing the likes of a building boom that this small city has not seen in decades.

Council members on Thursday approved two separate developments across the street from each other at Enterprise Drive and Willow Street, in Newark’s so-called Transit-Oriented Development.

Newark, with a population of around 44,000, needs the new housing, said Councilwoman Sucy Collazo.

“We need to grow and do what’s good for the city,” she said.

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ContraCostaTimes.com: “Newark: City council to consider proposal for 240 housing units”

April 23, 2015

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ContraCostaTimes.com: “Newark: City council to consider proposal for 240 housing units”

By Newark Connection Staff

Posted 04/23/2015

A pair of proposed residential projects in the Dumbarton Transit-Oriented Development area, west of Willow Street between Enterprise Drive and Central Avenue, are on the agenda at tonight’s Newark City Council meeting.

To be discussed in separate public hearings, Trumark Homes is seeking approval for a total of 244 detached single-family homes — 27 units on 2.14 acres at 8375 Enterprise Drive, on the north side of Enterprise Drive east of Willow Street, and 217 units on 21.4 acres at 8400 Enterprise Drive, on the south side of Enterprise Drive east of Willow Street. 

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The Swinging Dining Room

April 17, 2015

It’s like a childhood dream come true! Playing while eating! How fun is this idea? All your friends gathered around the table… swinging. SWINGING! We know this isn’t completely practical and likely most of you readers wouldn’t consider this as your dining table and chairs. BUT for those creatives out there… who’s in for something nontraditional?! At the very least, we can all dream we ate dinner on swings!

TRUMARK HIRES REAL ESTATE FINANCE EXECUTIVE AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

April 14, 2015
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TRUMARK HIRES REAL ESTATE FINANCE EXECUTIVE  AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Rob Fregulia Brings Extensive Experience and In-Depth Knowledge of Homebuilding and Development Industry

DANVILLE, Calif. – April 14, 2015  – Trumark Companies recently announced that it has hired Rob Fregulia, an experienced real estate finance executive who has spent more than 20 years in the homebuilding and development industry, as Chief Financial Officer. Fregulia is responsible for managing accounting, finance, insurance and human relations functions for the Trumark family of companies.

“We are excited to have Rob join the team in this critical role,” said Gregg Nelson, principal and co-founder of Trumark. “He brings a broad and diverse background, with a significant track record and strengths in creating systems and teams that are critical to supporting our rapidly growing organization.”

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Morningstar News: “Trumark Hires Real Estate Finance Executive as Chief Financial Officer”

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Morningstar News: “Trumark Hires Real Estate Finance Executive as Chief Financial Officer”

DANVILLE, CA — 04/14/15 — Trumark Companies recently announced that it has hired Rob Fregulia, an experienced real estate finance executive who has spent more than 20 years in the homebuilding and development industry, as Chief Financial Officer. Fregulia is responsible for managing accounting, finance, insurance and human relations functions for the Trumark family of companies.

“We are excited to have Rob join the team in this critical role,” said Gregg Nelson, principal and co-founder of Trumark. “He brings a broad and diverse background, with a significant track record and strengths in creating systems and teams that are critical to supporting our rapidly growing organization.”

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Bloomberg: “Trumark Hires Real Estate Finance Executive as Chief Financial Officer”

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Bloomberg: “Trumark Hires Real Estate Finance Executive as Chief Financial Officer”

DANVILLE, CA — 04/14/15 — Trumark Companies recently announced that it has hired Rob Fregulia, an experienced real estate finance executive who has spent more than 20 years in the homebuilding and development industry, as Chief Financial Officer. Fregulia is responsible for managing accounting, finance, insurance and human relations functions for the Trumark family of companies.

“We are excited to have Rob join the team in this critical role,” said Gregg Nelson, principal and co-founder of Trumark. “He brings a broad and diverse background, with a significant track record and strengths in creating systems and teams that are critical to supporting our rapidly growing organization.”

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