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Erin O'Brien

Market Updates

Marin County Third Quarter Market Report

October 22, 2018

Marin Q3 - 2018

Trends from the height of the real estate recovery in 2013 to now are dramatic: new sales are down 18%, new listings are down 32%, and the average sales price is up 32%. So, with the inventories dropping nearly twice as fast as sales, prices have continued to soar. The year-over-year trends seem to show the red-hot price increases cooling off: solds are down by 1.6%, new listings are down by 6.6%, and the average sales price is up slightly by 1.1%. So, with inventories dropping more than four times faster than sales, average sales prices just inched up slightly. This is a good indication that we are in for a soft landing rather than a bubble burst such as that of 2007.

Market Updates

Contra Costa County Third Quarter Market Report

October 22, 2018

Contra Costa Q3 - 2018

Contra Costa County saw a loosening of inventory in the third quarter of 2018 compared with the same period last year, rising by 45%. Days on market remained steady and prices were up 7% from 2017. Sales volume was down by 8%, with Blackhawk sales significantly slowing, down by 44% in volume. Blackhawk also saw an increase in inventory of 167% compared to the third quarter of 2017, with days on market increasing by 25%.

Market Updates

Alameda County Third Quarter Market Report

October 22, 2018

Alameda Q3 - 2018

For the seventh consecutive quarter, Alameda County sales are extremely tight, though beginning to loosen. There has been effectively no change in inventory from the third quarter in 2017 to the third quarter of this year. Prices, on the other hand, have continued to rise at double-digit rates, averaging 12% in Alameda County cities, with Newark and Fremont increasing over 20% during the same period. With interest rates increasing and prices continuing to rise, a softening is beginning to be felt, though there are few statistics describing this change. It is beginning to look like the upcoming fourth quarter may be a rare opportunity for buyers.

Notable Listings / Sales

Beauty on the bluff in Alameda County

October 19, 2018

Where: 39 Silver Oaks Ct., Pleasanton, CA 94566

Tucked away on a bluff in an oak-studded canyon, this Pleasanton property is exquisite in every detail. Boasting captivating views of the surrounding nature and wildlife, this exclusive gated residence provides a peaceful lifestyle in a serene setting. Designed by award-winning architect William Hezmalhalch, this home’s creation was inspired by Mediterranean estates that offer a contemporary feel. To name a few, the home’s features include wide planks, white oak floors, an expansive great room with high ceilings and a double island kitchen with Quartzite counters.

Located just minutes from top schools, downtown Pleasanton, Ruby Hill Golf & Country Club and dozens of award-winning local wineries, this property is a unique masterpiece in Alameda County.

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Take the virtual tour.

The property is listed at $3,850,000 by Tim McGuire of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Pleasanton/Livermore Valley Office.

Looking for homes in Pleasanton? See more here.

Notable Listings / Sales

Stunning style and panoramic views in San Francisco

October 12, 2018

Where: 1400-1404 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

This contemporary masterpiece located on the East Slope of Telegraph Hill is five levels of luxury unlike any other. With panoramic views of Bay Bridge and Treasure Island, this gorgeous building was recently remodeled and includes six bedrooms and seven-and-one-half baths. See incredible sights from the property’s multiple terraces, one of which overlooks the Grace Marchant Gardens. The master bedroom has a marble and tile bath with radiant heat floors, and throughout the home, each space features exquisite details and fine touches that stand up to the grandeur of the building. Offering a dramatic five-level spiral staircase, elevator, three-car garage, media room and exercise space, this San Francisco stunner is something you have to see to believe.

See the incredible full listing.

The property is listed at $9,500,000 by Dianne Weaver of Alain Pinel Realtors’ San Francisco-Marina office.

This home is shown by appointment only, so make sure to schedule yours today!

Looking for more homes in San Francisco? Learn more about the San Francisco community.

 

 

Featured Open Homes Notable Listings / Sales

A Craftsman masterpiece in Mill Valley

October 5, 2018

Where: 64 Alta Vista Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Buyers looking for easy living in Mill Valley should look no further. This warm and inviting Craftsman home will leave you breathless with its outdoor design and exceptionally luxurious interior touches. This home offers 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, hardwood flooring, cathedral ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Built in 1951, the home also includes an incredible master bedroom, stylish kitchen and stunning views of the Marin hillside. Located near some of the best shopping, restaurants and schools in Mill Valley, this property stands out as one of the best in Marin.

Check out the full listing.

Take the virtual tour.

Stop by this Sunday to see everything this home has to offer during our open house, running from 2 to 4 p.m.

The property is listed at $2,250,000 by Jonathan Marks of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Corte Madera- Central Marin office.

Looking for more homes for sale in Marin? Learn more about the Mill Valley community.

Featured Open Homes Notable Listings / Sales

Privacy and picturesque design in Campbell

September 28, 2018

Where: 480 Pine Bridge Place, Campbell, CA 95008

Sitting in a private court just a few blocks from Pruneyard, downtown Campbell and the Los Gatos Creek Trail, this property offers a prime location in Santa Clara County. With five bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths and an attached three-car garage, the home has an ample amount of space, including a master suite both upstairs and downstairs. Gorgeous plantation shutters, exquisite design and the fine finishes of this home exemplify luxury living in Campbell. To top things off, the back yard features a charming patio area, well-suited for entertaining family and friends.

See the full listing.

Take the virtual tour.

Swing by this Saturday and Sunday to tour the home during our open houses, running from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The property is listed at $1,880,000 by Mark Oliverez of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Los Gatos Office.

Looking for more homes in Campbell? See more here.

 

 

Featured Open Homes Notable Listings / Sales

Luxe living in beautiful Burlingame

September 21, 2018

Where: 1532 Carol Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010

This remodeled home is perfectly located in the highly coveted Burlingame Park neighborhood, just a quick walk from downtown Burlingame and Pershing Park. Featuring large windows equipped with plantation shutters throughout, an abundance of natural light fills the home, and the fireplace creates a warm ambiance to match. The kitchen offers a designer finish with a spacious island, marble countertops and high-end tiling. The additional two bedrooms each have their own special features and moldings, lighting and ceiling details. Additional amenities including the gas fire pit in the back yard and a gas line for barbecuing gives your home all you need for creating an ideal outdoor entertaining area for your family and friends.

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Take a virtual tour.

See this exceptional San Mateo County home during our open houses this weekend, running from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The property is listed at $2,669,000 by Ellen Mazzoni Alain Pinel Realtors’ Burlingame office.

Looking for homes in Burlingame? See more here.

Featured Open Homes Notable Listings / Sales

A personal paradise in Fremont

September 14, 2018

Where: 47532 Avalon Heights Terrace, Fremont, CA 94539

Imagine your new home being a private resort, with 5 bedrooms, including two master suites, one of which is an in-law quarter. The previous owner has done everything possible to pamper this property with approximately one million dollars of improvements. They’ve upgraded to high-quality birch hardwood floor and marble throughout the house, as well as crown molding, plantation shutters or Hunter Douglas Silhouettes, and silk Roman shades. The home office space has also been upgraded with $30,000 worth of custom cabinetry. There are three fireplaces throughout the home, including one in the living room, family room and master bedroom.

The outdoor area has endless amenities, including a salt water pool, jacuzzi and fountain combination, an outdoor kitchen, as well as breathtaking views of the Bay, hills and exotic fruit trees. This exceptional home is part of a prestigious gated Avalon community in Fremont, near the heart of Silicon Valley. The space provides an escape from the busyness of town without compromising the convenience of its location.

View the full listing for more details on this property.

Take the virtual tour.

See what this Fremont paradise has to offer at our open houses this Saturday and Sunday, from 1:30 to 5 p.m.

The property is listed at $3,495,000 by Shadi Khalili of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Saratoga office.

Looking for homes in the Alameda County community? See more Fremont homes here!

Featured Open Homes Notable Listings / Sales

Effortless elegance in the San Francisco skyline

September 7, 2018

Where: 201 Folsom Street #25A, San Francisco, CA 94105

This condominium in Lumina Tower B with a highly sought-after floor plan is an absolute jewel. With two bedrooms and two baths, this condo has a south facing balcony view of the bay and a panoramic view of the skyline in the East Cut, one of San Francisco’s fastest growing neighborhoods. You can even watch the nightly Salesforce Tower light show from the comfort of the living room. This unit has been fully upgraded, featuring wood flooring throughout, extra cabinetry in both bedrooms, closet installations and motorized window shades. Offering the option to be fully furnished, this gorgeous luxury condo is a rare find in the heart of the Bay Area.

Check out the full listing for more details.

Our open houses this weekend are the perfect time to take a peek at what luxury living in San Francisco looks like. Stop by either Saturday or Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. to see what all the hype is about.

The property is listed at $2,500,000 by Sophia Ramirez of Alain Pinel Realtors’ San Francisco – Soma office.

Looking for homes in San Francisco? See more here!