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The Almaden Valley real estate market is still in a stable sellers market. Winter brought about a steep drop in inventory. There must be either a lot more inventory, or significantly less demand, before we see anything close to a balanced market. The Almaden Valley market is noticing minor softening, with homes selling, on average, a little over list price at 102.1%. That being said, turnover has sped up to an average of 21 days on market (or DOM). This tells us there’s a heating trend in the current market. Almaden Valley is in a sustained, hot sellers market.
Please find the current statistics for single family homes (houses & duet homes) from my Almaden Valley real estate report (click on link for more info):
Almaden Valley San Jose 95120 Real Estate Statistics At A Glance
- Median home prices fell by 4% year-over-year to $1,447,500 from $1,507,500.
- The average home sales price dropped by 0.7% year-over-year to $1,530,210 from $1,541,270.
- Home sales rose by 18.2% year-over-year to 26 from 22.
- Active listings rose 9.5% year-over-year to 69 from 63.
- Sales price vs. list price ratio fell by 2.9% year-over-year to 102.1% from 105.1%.
- The average days on market rose by 93.0% year-over-year to 21 from 11.
Compared To Last Month
- Median home prices improved by 3.4% to $1,447,500 from $1,400,000.
- The average home sales price rose by 4.8% to $1,530,210 from $1,459,530.
- Home sales up by 13.0% to 26 from 23.
- Active listings increased 56.8% to 69 from 44.
- Sales price vs. list price ratio dropped by 0.1% to 102.1% from 102.2%.
- The average days on market dropped by 33.7% to 21 from 32.
|Trends at a Glance||MAR 2017||PREVIOUS MONTH||YEAR-OVER YEAR|
|Median Home Price||+3.4%||$1,447,500||$1,400,000||-4.0%||$1,507,500|
|Average Sales Price||+4.8%||$1,530,210||$1,459,530||-0.7%||$1,541,270|
|No. of Homes Sold||+13.0%||26||23||+18.2%||22|
|Short Sales Sold||N/A||0||0||N/A||0|
|Active Short Sales||-100.0%||0||1||N/A||0|
|Sales Price vs. List Price||-0.1%||102.1%||102.2%||-2.9%||105.1%|
|Average Days on Market||-33.7%||21||32||+93.0%||11|
And from last month:
|Trends at a Glance||FEB 2017||PREVIOUS MONTH||YEAR-OVER YEAR|
|Median Home Price||+4.7%||$1,400,000||$1,337,500||+13.4%||$1,235,000|
|Average Sales Price||0.0%||$1,459,530||$1,459,620||+12.2%||$1,300,310|
|No. of Homes Sold||+91.7%||23||12||+64.3%||14|
|Short Sales Sold||-100.0%||0||1||N/A||0|
|Active Short Sales||N/A||1||0||N/A||0|
|Sales Price vs. List Price||-0.4%||102.2%||102.6%||+2.7%||99.5%|
|Average Days on Market||-62.1%||32||85||-19.7%||40|
The data shows a strong sellers market remaining fairly consistent despite increasing inventory. The best homes will still see multiple offers, a response to low inventory and high demand.
Altos Research charts for houses in Almaden (San Jose 95120)
Please note that Altos Research uses list prices of Almaden Valley homes for sale, not sold prices.
|90-day stats for Single Family properties in|
SAN JOSE, CA 95120 as of April 28, 2017
|Median List Price:||$1,555,143||Average List Price:||$1,982,286|
|Total Inventory:||38||Price per Square Foot:||$599|
|Average Home Size:||2,765||Median Lot Size:||10,207|
|Average # Beds:||4.41||Average # Baths:||3.43|
|Homes Absorbed:||9||Newly Listed:||8|
|Days on Market:||98||Average Age:||37|
Sale pending with 7 offers! Absolutely stunning views of the coastal foothills in the distance and a verdant orchard at your feet at 18632 Woodbank Way, Saratoga CA 95070, a charming knoll top cul-de-sac in the Quito Road neighborhood. From this home and yard you’ll see the peaks of El Sombroso on the left and El Sereno on the right – a nearly impossible to find panoramic view! This wonderful ranch style home is for sale, listed at $2,400,000. Read on to learn more! (On the MLS by Tuesday April 4 at noon & can be shown after that time.)
This 3 bedroom, 2 bath Saratoga home enjoys 2346 square feet of living space and boasts newly refinished hardwood floors, dual pane windows, air conditioning, and loads of room for entertaining between the living room, enlarged dining room, and family room – which sits at the back of the house and enjoys the best views. The kitchen, too, overlooks the yard and the Santa Cruz Mountains, as does the master bedroom. The home was built in 1964, but the bathrooms were remodeled since that time.
Very livable now, move in and enjoy your own resort! Or further improve the home or build new – the option is yours!
Interior features of 18632 Woodbank Way, Saratoga CA 95070 include:
- Formal entry
- Spacious living room overlooking the front yard, with gorgeous hardwood floors and brick fireplace
- Enlarged dining room, also with hardwood floors and bathed in natural light
- Family room with wood burning stove facing the enormous yard and coastal mountain range – a stunning view
- Kitchen and nook also have southern, back yard vistas
- Laundry closet just off the breakfast nook
- Master bedroom suite at rear of house with hardwood floors, double closets and fabulous sunlight & views
- Master bath with stall shower (Jack and Jill style, also opening to hallway)
- Two other bedrooms, also with double closets, facing the front, and hardwood floors
- Hall bathroom with big shower stall
- Dual pane windows – the house is drenched in natural sunlight!
- Air conditioning
- 3 car garage – extra storage over the 2 car portion with pull down ladder to attic
Outside, enjoy both a deck and patio for entertaining or relaxing. The orchard hearkens to an older, more rustic time and primarily consists of prune trees but there are also orange, persimmon, and apricot trees. Additionally, there are some oak and other trees on the property.
The exterior rear wall of the 3 car garage is covered in a exquisite gray stone. The two car side of the garage can be opened electronically. That section also features a pull down ladder with attic storage access. The third may be manually opened.
The front yard of the property features pavers for the semicircular driveway and beautiful landscaping and wooden walkways to the home’s front door.
It may be possible to have a horse, or to build a tennis court, pool, or guest house on the grounds.
Schools for 18632 Woodbank Way, Saratoga CA 95070:
Marshall Lane Elementary
Rolling Hills Middle
This is an exceptionally rare opportunity to enjoy your own Saratoga orchard, an oasis of tranquility and beauty in the hustle and bustle of busy Silicon Valley, along with one of the most stunning views anywhere.
Open house and offer info:
On MLS Tuesday 4-4 before 12 noon; disclosures available the following day MLS # ML81645093
Open house schedule:
Wednesday, April 5 9:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday April 8, Sunday April 9, and Saturday April 15 2 to 4 pm
Offers, if any, April 18th or later – no pre-emptive offers, please. Allow 48 hours for response.
2510 Yerba Hills Ct, San Jose, CA 951
A beautifully sun drenched end unit townhouse in the Yerba Buena Villas complex, 2510 Yerba Hills Court features vaulted ceilings and gorgeous wood laminate floors!
If you’re looking for a home with a perfect setting, this is it! In one direction there’s an expansive greenbelt. In another, the lovely east foothills. Sit in your front deck at at this lovely home and soak in the views and the serenity.
This home has it all, including an open floor plan with tons of natural light.
Features at 2510 Yerba Hills Ct, San Jose CA 95121
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, plus loft, appx 1050 SF. One car garage. Inside laundry, Air Conditioning, washer, dryer and fridge to stay. Lovely community. Extra parking on the public (non through) street nearby. Offered at $570,000.
Stunning wood laminate flooring is found in most of the home (living, dining, kitchen, hall, and bedrooms) provides a beautifully contemporary feel. it also unifies the space, and makes it feel bigger still with the uninterrupted flow.
The living and dining rooms offer a tall, vaulted ceiling with additional windows near the peak, bathing these rooms in natural light.
The Master bedroom suite is luxurious and boasts private bath and large walk in closet as well as a big window and a vaulted ceiling.
A good sized loft gives extra room for an office, playroom, workout or hobby space. It includes a big closet for loads of extra storage, too.
Nice deck off living areas expands entertaining options and boasts beautiful views of the east foothills in one direction and a large greenbelt area in another. You will love taking in the peaceful scenery from here!
Extra parking available on nearby Yerba Buena Avenue, too. This home features an inviting gas log fireplace, inside laundry, a one car garage, central air conditioning, and extra storage with oversized closet in loft. Washer, dryer, and fridge to stay with the property.
Showings to begin Monday Oct 3rd.
Open Wednesday 10-5 9:30-12:30, Saturday Oct 8 2-4pm and Sunday Oct 9 2-4pm. Please stop by!
|Home size||1,050 sq ft|
|Lot Size||1,219 sqft|
Sunny end unit in Yerba Buena Villas, ideally located with gorgeous views! This home has it all, including an open floor plan with tons of natural light. Stunning wood laminate flooring in most of the home provides a beautifully contemporary feel. The living and dining rooms offer a tall, vaulted ceiling with additional windows near the peak, bathing these rooms in natural light. Master bedroom suite boasts private bath and large walk in closet. A good sized loft gives extra room for an office, playroom, workout or hobby space. Nice deck off living areas expands entertaining options and boasts beautiful views of the east foothills in one direction and a large greenbelt area in another. Extra parking available on nearby Yerba Buena Avenue, too. This home features an inviting gas log fireplace, inside laundry, a one car garage, central air conditioning, and extra storage with oversized closet in loft. Washer, dryer, and fridge to stay with the property. Open 10-15 2-4pm. Please stop by!
Property Type(s): Residential, Condominium
|Garage Spaces||n/a||County||Santa Clara|
|Total Parking||n/a||Walk Score ®||28|
|Number of Full Bathrooms||2||HOA Fee||275|
|Parking Spaces||1||Year Built||1988|
|Additional Listing Info||Not Applicable / Not Disclosed|
|Amenities Misc.||High Ceiling, Vaulted Ceiling, Walk-in Closet|
|Association Fees Include||Common Area Electricity, Landscaping/Gardening, Maintenance - Common Area, Maintenance - Exterior, or Tennis, Pools, Reserves, Spa|
|Cooling||Central Forced Air|
|Dining Room||Dining Area in Living Room, No Informal Dining Room|
|Family Room||No Family Room|
|GarageParkingSpaces||Assigned Spaces, Guest / Visitor Parking, On Street|
|Heating||Central Forced Air - Gas|
|HOA Amenities||Community Pool, Playground, Sauna/ Spa/ Hot Tub|
|Kitchen||Countertop - Ceramic, Countertop - Tile, Garbage Disposal, Microwave, Oven - Electric, Oven Range - Electric, Pantry Cabinet, Refrigerator (s)|
|Listing Service||Full Service|
|Pool||Heated, In Ground, Spa/Hot Tub|
|Restrictions||Age - No Restrictions|
|Sewer Septic||Sewer - Public|
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The Almaden Winery neighborhood, just off Blossom Hill Road in San Jose, has a rich and interesting past, dating back to the mid 1850s when the site was first planted with grape vines. It was the first winery in Almaden Valley and one of the oldest in the state of California. (It survived the prohibition period by getting licensed to make sacramental wine and by bottling grape juice.)
In this post I’ll share some photos of the neighborhood with you, explain about the three different builders/developers and show you where to find each one.
With a bit more than 300 houses, the Almaden Winery area is quite popular, with its homes selling quickly. The community centers around a lovely park, and additionally there’s a newer library adjacent to it – the Vineland Branch of the San Jose public library system.
Los Gatos is a very spread out town, covering about 10 square miles. If you are looking online for Los Gatos homes for sale, it can help to narrow the field by zip code, school district, or proximity to something important, such as commute routes or restaurants. As a starting point, though, browsing the inventory of available properties on the market can help tremendously This can give you a feel for home prices in town and how much real estate your budget can buy. Please note that the Los Gatos real estate market varies by many things, including price point and high school district.
Where can you find Los Gatos homes for sale?
The vast majority of Los Gatos houses, townhomes and condos on the market will be found in the multiple listing service, or MLS, and nearly all (99%?) of those will be visible on the feeds below. These are part of the internet data exchange, or IDX. Some listing agents or brokers (or sellers) may “opt out”, but that reduces the visibility, so is uncommon. I work with my clients to scour 100% of the listings on the MLS as well as the privately shared “coming soon” opportunities (not for public view). Often I will also reach out to my colleagues to see if any of them have pocket listings, which means not publicly advertised on the multiple listing. Networking is an old skill and yet another reason why home buyers do better if they have a buyer’s agent rather than try to go it alone. Sometimes I end up needing to really beat the bushes for a particular kind of property, and in those cases I will research and move on expired, cancelled, or withdrawn listings, as well.
One more note: Los Gatos has two “in town” zip codes, 95030 and 95032. The Los Gatos Mountains is the hilly, coastal range area between this town and Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz County and it’s generally an unincorporated region. If you do a web search for “homes for sale Los Gatos CA” you could be looking at listings in the remote nooks and crannies of the Santa Cruz Mountains, so please be aware of zip codes. (95031 is just post office boxes, by the way.) Continue reading
Looking for a beautifully remodeled, young-feeling home with fantastic curb appeal, an open floorplan, a stunning kitchen, and a gorgeous back yard? How about one that features a guest cottage, pool and spa and has energy efficient elements throughout? Would you love to have a neighborhood park on a quiet street just steps from your front door? It’s available now and you can view it this weekend! 13841 Ravenwood Drive in Saratoga will be open tomorrow, Saturday Jan 23, 2016, from 1:30 to 4pm and Sunday, Jan 24, 2016, also from 1:30 to 4pm. Please stop by!
This lovely property has been meticulously expanded, remodeled, and improved down to the smallest details. The stucco on the exterior of the house was redone in 2011 to match the addition, which has permits and finals. The beautiful pool is a salt water pool with solar heating. The house enjoys solar electricity and an endless hot water tank, newer insulation, and water efficient toilets. The interior features hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, recessed lights, and crown moulding and baseboard throughout. Both full baths were remodeled and include floor to ceiling tile.
The front door was custom made and the remarkable entry enjoys a limestone tile floor, tall ceilings with a barrell vault, and at the entry to the living areas you’ll see the open living spaces: living, dining, family rooms and the kitchen’s breakfast bar.
- Total living space appx 2349 (per plans), including cottage
- Lot size appx 10,259 (per appraisal)
- Built in 1955. Permitted & finalled expansion of kitchen and entry, addition of new bedroom, upgrades to both full baths completed in 2011
Welcome home! Your first view into this gracious home is of the striking front door, composed of wood, translucent glass and wrought iron. Step inside to the formal entry with its barrel-vaulted ceiling and classic limestone flooring, which is echoed in the laundry and bathrooms, as well. Walk through the foyer to the living areas, with a vista the pool and back yard beyond.
Fantastic KITCHEN expansion includes:
- Slab granite countertops
- Marble tile backsplash
- Custom cabinetry
- Stainless steel appliances, including
- Five Star professional grade gas cooktop and Cavaliere range hood
- KitchenAid fridge with water and ice dispenser
- KitchenAid dishwasher
- Kraus stainless steel farmhouse sink
- Hardwood floors
- Large skylight and two windows
- Recessed lighting and high, coffered ceiling
- Breakfast bar
- Hot water filter
The adjoining LIVING and DINING areas feature coffered ceilings with recessed lighting and hardwood floors. The living room has a skylight, custom display shelves and cabinets, and a large sliding glass door which leads to the stunning back yard. The dining room features a custom made, stained glass window by noted local artist Thomas Kincade. Continue reading
A scenic, more affordable part of San Jose with excellent freeway access is the Santa Teresa region, which is perhaps the southernmost part of the city. The east foothills and the Santa Teresa foothills create pleasant views and some areas are still rural. Price ranges have a wide gap between lowest and highest, with some luxury properties in some of the hilly eastern side. Most of the homes for sale, though, are less than the median or average for San Jose as a whole.
Where is the Santa Teresa area?
The Santa Teresa district of San Jose spans a few zip codes (part of 95123, 95119, 95138, and 95139). An easier description might be the area close to where Highway 101 and Highway 85 intersect in South San Jose, or the area through which Santa Teresa Boulevard runs. It is north of the Coyote Valley, it borders on Blossom Valley and the southern part of Evergreen, and is just over the hills from the Almaden Valley. It truly is South San Jose, and part of it even has Morgan Hill Schools, though most of the area is served by the Oak Grove School District.
The Santa Teresa foothills include gorgeous, large open space, the Santa Teresa County Park. It’s a wonderful place to walk or hike, and for suburban dwellers, easy access to rural or natural space, even within the city.
Some of the better known neighborhoods in Santa Teresa are these (per the city of San Jose’s map – link takes you there but it’s a very slowly loading page):
- Edenvale (kind of a sub-district)
- Silver Leaf (near Silver Leaf Park, between Monterey Highway & Hwy 101)
- Basking Ridge (newer homes on a small hill just over 101 – one of the last subdivisions you see before hitting the open countryside)
- Los Paseos
- California Maison
- Avenida Espana
- Burning Tree
- Martinvale Vineyard
- Rancho Santa Teresa
- La Colina (think Curie Drive next to the hills)
- Oak Ridge
- Oak Grove
- Deer Run
- Great Oaks
San Jose’s Cambrian Park neighborhood offers a variety of home types, sizes, and price ranges, from small condos to large houses on big lots. Below, please find virtually all MLS listed properties currently for sale in the Cambrian Park Area with zip codes of 95124 and 95118. The info is updated automatically, so please check back often! (You can narrow your search by selecting only certain home types, sizes, etc. Below are four groupings, by zip codes and home types, to cover all residential real estate available right now in 95124 & 95118.
95124 Single Family Homes:
$1,249,850 : 2822 Nicholas DR, SAN JOSE3 beds, 2 full baths
$1,149,000 : 1971 Elden DR, SAN JOSE4 beds, 2 full baths
$949,000 : 2433 Apsis, SAN JOSE3 beds, 2 full baths
$1,295,000 : 5527 Blossom Dale, SAN JOSE5 beds, 3 full baths
$1,199,000 : 5141 Ishimatsu PL, SAN JOSE3 beds, 2 full baths
See all Real estate in the 95124 zip code.
(all data current as of 4/30/2017)
Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.
95118 Single Family Homes:
click on link below to see these and more…
Fabulous opportunity to purchase a spectacular view home with a close-in location on gated lot in Los Gatos! Ideal for entertaining with oversized rooms, most with valley views.
Unique find! Very spacious, sunny home with open floor plan on gated lot in an easy-to-access location. Nearly all rooms enjoy expansive valley views! Ideal for entertaining!
• 4 bedrooms
• 4.5 baths
• Living space approx. 5,326 SF (per county)
• Lot size approx. 41,382 SF (.95 acre, per county)
• Year built: 1991
• 3 car garage + 2 car carport
• Gently sloping lot with room for pool
Main floor includes
In recent years, “walk scores” have becoming increasingly popular. Home buyers are interested in living where they are not so dependent upon their automobiles. This has been especially true in the last year, when gasoline prices soared in Silicon Valley to about $5 per gallon.
If you’re interested in the most walkable homes for sale in San Jose, please click on the link below. You’ll see only properties for sale in this city with a walk score of 75% or better. Interested in a similar search for other cities and towns in Santa Clara County? Just let me know – I’ll be happy to run them, too.
$508,888 : 88 E San Fernando ST 506, SAN JOSE0 beds, 1 full bath
$650,000 : 88 E San Fernando ST 1509, SAN JOSE1 bed, 1 full bath
$880,000 : 477 S 3rd ST, SAN JOSE0 beds, 0 baths
$729,927 : 46 W Julian ST 416, SAN JOSE2 beds, 2 full baths
$898,000 : 60 S Morrison, SAN JOSE2 beds, 2 full baths
$979,000 : 30 S Morrison AVE, SAN JOSE3 beds, 2 full baths
$765,000 : 46 W Julian ST 527, SAN JOSE2 beds, 2 full baths
$458,000 : 30 E Julian ST 204, SAN JOSE1 bed, 1 full bath
$575,000 : 175 W Saint James ST 110, SAN JOSE1 bed, 1 full, 1 half baths
$1,600,000 : 1195 Yosemite AVE, SAN JOSE9 beds, 3 full, 4 half baths
See all Real estate in the city of San Jose.
(all data current as of 4/30/2017)
Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.