The State of Willow Glen Real Estate Entering 2012

WG-Real-Estate-2007-to-2011-ChartAs you can see by the chart, the market collapse slowed real estate activity, with 20% less homes sold in Willow Glen in 2008 than 2007. Volume bounced back in 2009, but with an average sale price 25% lower than 2007’s $932,000.

The last three years have been stable, with volume and average sale price both climbing — slow and steady wins the race, right?

It’s hard to predict how a presidential election will impact the real estate market, but 2012 has great potential for both buyers and sellers. There are about 30% fewer houses on market than at this time last year, and buyers have access to very low rates.

If you wonder how much your house is worth or have questions about Willow Glen real estate, call me at 408-887-3225 or email me.

Holly Barr, Your Favorite Realtor, joined Sereno Group!

Holly and Sereno founder Chris Trapani in front of the new Willow Glen Town Square, opening this spring.

I just joined Sereno Group (here is a picture with me and Sereno founder Chris Trapani). Sereno focuses on hiring experienced agents and is extremely polished yet not corporate. In 2011 the collective 200 agents did $1.2 billion in sales.
Sereno has strong roots in Willow Glen that date back to the early 1900’s. There was Trapani Realty back in the 1950’s at what is now the Comerica Building 1191 Lincoln Ave. By April of this year Sereno will be in the new Village Town Square building where I will be in the thick of what is happening in Willow Glen and be able to CHARM about it!

1206 Malone Road; $849,000

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • 1,617 square foot home on a 6,534 square foot lot
  • Prime location at corner of Newport and Malone
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1814 Jonathan Ave; $899,000 — Coming Soon!

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Booksin Elementary
  • 1,801sf on a 7,672sf lot
  • Big yard!
  • Open floorplan

1016 Byerley Avenue; $869,000

  • Charming 3/2 a short stroll away from the Avenue
  • 1,621sf home on a 5,940sf lot
  • Booksin Elementary
  • Bonus space and a detached garage
  • Beautiful remodel featuring cherry floors, granite and stainless kitchen appliances

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2069 Cowles Commons; $699,000

  • 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
  • 1,859 sq ft
  • Yard opens up to Guadalupe Creek (not in flood zone)
  • Just 4 years old at the end a quiet cul de sac
  • Booksin Elementary
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Exquisite Eichler on Comstock

My favorite new listing on today’s tour is a stunning Eichler-style home at 1766 Comstock Lane. It’s a 1500 square foot 4/2 that’s listed for $878,000. It was remodeled in 2008…they spent over $200,000 renovating the kitchen and baths, including high-end features like granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Those with a green thumb will appreciate the fact that it’s been beautifully landscaped front and back, with fruit trees and a vegetable bed.

I was watching every agent as they walked into this home. They all had one thing in common: a smile on their face. I swear entering this home is like walking into a spa — the sunlight pouring through a lovely atrium with gardenias sweetening the air and classic Eichler open feel with all the rooms facing the atrium. My favorite feature of the home is the electrical sliding skylight over the atrium, shown here.

The kitchen was opened up and they added stainless washer dryer under the counters in a classic Eichler retro modern feel. Everything felt fresh and clean, I didn’t see anything wrong with it myself, and didn’t hear any other criticism of this awesome home. Nothing negative could be said about it!

Here’s another pictures of the very nice interior. You can learn more and see more pictures at MLS Listings.

1712 Cherryhills Lane in Willow Glen

  • 1,954 square foot townhome
  • 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms
  • Hardwood floors
  • Large Master bedroom
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Remodeled kitchen and bathrooms with quartz slab countertops and stainless steel appliances
  • Vaulted ceiling
  • Freshly cleaned carpets
  • Perfect patio in the back and lawn in the front
  • Booksin Elementary

Great location with lots of parking and private yards. Cherry colored solid hardwood floors, freshly remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite slab counters. Open breakfast bar area and wonderful dining area. Lots of natural light with the vaulted ceilings. Remodeled bathrooms, two car attached garage and bonus space that could be made into a 4th bedroom.

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1072 Bennett Way in Willow Glen

Charming Willow Glen living for $799,999
Booksin Elementary, hardwood floors, GREAT layout!
1470 sq ft 3/2 on a 5721 lot

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