Willow Glen Update; Oct. 15, 2009

Sales are up! 19 homes sold this week after just 11 last week, and inventory is up from 119 to 154. Get Holly’s take on her favorite hot new listings: An adorable 3/1 on Iris Court for $699k, a big 5/2.5 on Nola for $875k, and a nice 3/2 on Cherry Glen with style that Holly equates to that of Carmel.

Willow Glen Update; Oct. 8, 2009

Holly explains how Willow Glen is following the norm as inventory is up and sales are down, and gives some info about three great new listings: her own $1.35M listing on Byerley, a $2M house on Cherry Glen Way that sits on a full ACRE of land in prime Willow Glen, and an awesome gated house on Hicks by Pine, with a 16,000sf lot, listed for $1.75M.

Holly Barr’s Willow Glen Update; Oct. 1, 2009

Holly talks about the Willow Glen real estate scene, including a breakdown of current listings, recent sales and deals in progress.
She also describes a potential short sale on Glen Eyrie (3,500 square feet on an 11,000 square foot lot!), a good deal on Custer Drive, and two great listings that she herself has coming on shortly: one on Ellen Avenue and one on Byerley Avenue.

Holly Barr’s Willow Glen Update; Sept. 10, 2009

Holly talks about her favorite hot new listings that are about to come on market, including her pick of the week for the best deal in Willow Glen right now.

Short sale in Willow Glen

This house at 2573 Malaga Dr. has a lot to offer with a 4th bedroom that was opened up in to an office or living room, A/C 1678 sq. ft. on 7660 sq.ft. lot with hardwood floors and dual pane windows on a great street with Booksin Elem. I was shocked to read that it was a short sale and listed at $799,000. That price just does not have the ‘short sale’ ring to it.

It was interesting to see all of us agents adjust our thinking once we realized it was a short sale. Because of the stress a short sale puts on the transaction and the time involved, the value in our minds appeared to drop.

As I was walking through this house I was listening to the agents discuss the details and I noticed the built in entertainment area and how my husband would be removing the wall to get his tv to fit.

Nice house and I recommend taking a look if you are in the market!

holly@hollybarr.net 408 887-3225

The real estate count is up for Willow Glen!

The count is up-that is a great thing for buyers! Willow Glen has 257 properties on market. The agreed upon healthy number is 225.  From what I am hearing from other agents and clients is that there are more houses coming on market. My hypothesis is that sellers are trying to get on market before the holiday and seasonal slowdown. I know of three listings coming to market in the next few weeks and I have heard from other top producers that they all have one or two coming as well!

While on tour this week, I saw 10 houses and my pick of the week is 911 Ellis Ave. CUTE little 2 bedroom 2 bath home with a finished bonus space off the garage perfect for an office! Beautiful remodeled open kitchen with two living spaces within the 1229 sq. ft.  (it feels like 1500 or more). Both bathrooms have been updated and all the details have been attended too. WONDERFUL treelined street and steps to downtown!

All the details are covered in this house!

All the details are covered in this house!

Beautiful built in cabinets

Beautiful built in cabinets

Open house this Sunday 1:30.

What have you seen out there in real estate world?

Willow Glen’s real estate world of RANCHERS!

10 new listings on tour in Willow Glen today and 5 of them were ranch style homes. These ranchers range (you know like, home on the range…) in price from $798,000 for a 3 bed 2 bath 1652 sq ft on Wawona to $1,099,000 for a 3 bed 2 bath 1880 sq ft. on Willow Oaks. The house on Willow Oaks has a SIX plus car garage (you could store a lot of ranch equipment there). Here is a picture:

SIX plus car garage

SIX plus car garage! Look closely you will see another building behind these front ones.

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