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Erin O'Brien

Featured Open Homes Notable Listings / Sales

A country estate in Saratoga

November 9, 2018

Where: 19400 Saratoga Los Gatos Road, Saratoga, CA 95070

Privately located in Saratoga’s premier platinum triangle, this stunning “Green Gables” country estate blends seamlessly with beautifully manicured grounds. The home offers a gracious interior with fine architectural craftsmanship and details, including stately rooms, hardwood flooring, expansive picture windows, luxurious mill work, salon-style picture moldings, soaring ceilings and an abundance of natural light. This incredible estate also features an abundance of unique spaces, including a sunroom, wine cellar and tasting room, and a charming one-bedroom and one-bath guest house.

Outside, 1.95 acres boast lush lawns and trees, mature shrubs and colorful terraced gardens, as well as a gorgeous pool, tennis court, sport court, and multiple terraces. All of the above rest in a serene setting ideally located close to schools, shopping, dining and freeways in Santa Clara County.

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Take the virtual tour.

See the country estate for yourself at our open house this Sunday, November 11 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The property is listed at $5,950,000 by the Nevis and Ardizzone Team of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Los Gatos Office

Looking for homes in Saratoga? See more here.

Featured Open Homes Notable Listings / Sales

Premier design in a prestigious Palo Alto property

November 2, 2018

Where: 706 Matadero Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home built in 2010 is spectacular, offering incredible design and build quality in the Barron Park community. Its large living room opens to the enclosed front patio, making it great for entertaining. The atrium in the center of the home cascades in natural light, brightening every space. The contemporary kitchen, complete with granite counter tops sleek cabinets, custom ventilation hood and center island, is fit for a chef. The spacious master suite opens right to the backyard. A Jack-and-Jill bathroom connects two of the bedrooms. The fourth bedroom and bathroom can be closed off as a guest suite or study, with its own separate entrance. The yard is low maintenance and sports a gorgeous waterfall. This location is a private sanctuary, close to all the conveniences in the Bay Area such as parks and excellent schools, and is just a short drive to the weekly California Avenue farmer’s market.

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Take the virtual tour.

Tour this Santa Clara County stunner this Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. during our open houses.

The property is listed at $3,498,000 by Sophie Tsang of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Palo Alto Office.

Looking for homes in Palo Alto? See more here.

Featured Open Homes Notable Listings / Sales

Spanish style and old-world charm in San Mateo

October 26, 2018

Where: 109 Seville Way, San Mateo, CA 94402

This charming Spanish-style home located in the beautiful San Mateo Aragon neighborhood offers endless old-world charm. Its spectacular living room includes a vaulted ceiling, dramatic front window, mahogany doors and wood floors throughout. The formal dining room is located adjacent to the kitchen, which is decorated with Mexican Saltillo tile floor and includes a handmade countertop space. A deck outside connects to the kitchen and is a great place for barbecues and lounging, making it an ideal spot for entertaining family and friends. The bedroom on the ground floor has its own bathroom and serves as a perfect in-law unit or as a room for an au-pair. Outside, the exterior of the home has a welcoming gated courtyard that offers the privacy you seek.

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Take the virtual tour.

Stop by this Saturday or Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. to take a tour of this luxurious home during our open houses.

The property is listed at $ 2,195,000 by Robert D. Hughes of Alain Pinel Realtors’  San Mateo Office.

Looking for homes in San Mateo? See more here.

 

Market Updates

Sonoma County Third Quarter Market Report

October 22, 2018

Sonoma Q3 - 2018

Comparing the third quarter of 2018 to the same period in 2017, new sales are down 2%, new listings are down 4.3%, and the average sales price is up 11%. So, with inventories dropping twice as fast as sales, prices have skyrocketed. The soaring prices in this deteriorating market are due to lack of inventory – when supply is low and demand high, prices increase.

Market Updates

Santa Cruz County Third Quarter Market Report

October 22, 2018

Santa Cruz Q3 - 2018

Prices in Santa Cruz County rose 12% from the same period in 2017, with Capitola having a particularly active period. Prices there increased by 39% compared to the third quarter of last year, while months of inventory rose by 83%. Overall, inventory in the county loosened significantly, up by 24% compared to 2017, but continued to sell quickly, with days on market decreasing by 8%.

Market Updates

Santa Clara County Third Quarter Market Report

October 22, 2018

Santa Clara Q3 - 2018

The Santa Clara County fall real estate market continues to adjust to the rising interest rates and slowing buyer demand. Multiple offers were far scarcer, although sellers were still receiving an average of 100% of their asking price throughout the third quarter of 2018. The median sales price has adjusted downward just slightly to $1,220,000 for single-family homes. The available-to-purchase inventory level is currently 154% above this same point last year, providing buyers an abundance of available properties that are in their price range. Total closed sales for the year are down 15% for the quarter and 8% year-over-year. The planned unit development segment of our inventory is also noticeably above last year’s available supply. This could be a result of a diminishing buyer demand in entry-level housing as rising interest rates impact their ability to qualify for financing. All of this translates into a cooling market that is providing excellent opportunities for home buyers in many areas of Santa Clara County.

Market Updates

San Mateo County Third Quarter Market Report

October 22, 2018

San Mateo Q3 - 2018

Prices in San Mateo County rose 14% from the same period in 2017. Inventory is up significantly by 45% compared to 2017, but continued to sell quickly, with days on market decreasing by 5%. Several areas saw loosening inventory, such as Burlingame, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, San Bruno, and San Mateo, which each increased by over 100% in the third quarter of 2018 compared to the same period last year.

Market Updates

San Francisco County Third Quarter Market Report

October 22, 2018

San Francisco Q3 - 2018

During this last quarter, San Francisco County saw an increase in inventory, rising by 25% overall with some communities, such as Glen Park, Bayview, North Beach, Sunset, Inner Mission, Lakeshore, and others, increasing by over 100% as compared to the third quarter of last year. Number of sales and days on market remained steady, down slightly from 2017. Prices remained on the rise, up 8%.

Market Updates

Monterey County Third Quarter Market Report

October 22, 2018

Monterey Q3 - 2018

The Monterey Peninsula has been very stable in sales over the last year when comparing year-to-date of 2017 to 2018. The number of sales has increased 5% over the previous year and the median sale price has increased 5% as well. With that being said, however, the average days on the market have decreased by 10%, and the months of inventory available to purchase currently is about 3% less than the previous year. All four points add up to a nicely increasing and stable market. Carmel, Carmel Highlands, Carmel Valley, Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Pebble Beach each have varying statistics with some performing better than others, but as a whole it is looking good on the Peninsula.