Willow Glen Update; April 10, 2010

Here’s my picks of the weeks from this week’s broker tour. As always, if you have any questions or want to see one of these houses just pop me a note or call me at 408-887-3225.

2003 Ellen Ave

This 3/2 is going for $749,000. It’s got original kitchen and baths, but it’s got a good layout with some real nice yard features for somebody who’s into landscaping and plants like I am: a pond in the front and a great greenhouse out back. As with any unusual feature, there was lots of discussion about the pros and cons of the greenhouse. Being my own family’s Chief Horticultural Officer, I loved it. Here’s a quick video so you can judge for yourself!

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Willow Glen Update; Feb 25, 2010

Today I went on the weekly realtor tour of houses coming on market in Willow Glen, there are some really nice houses coming on market. Here’s some stats and summaries of a few of my favorites.

Fast Facts

20 homes were sold in Willow Glen last week, 5 of them were “short sales.” Accounting for those sales and the 8 new listings we toured today, there are now 145 active listings in Willow Glen, lower than average.

Hot New Listings

Deal of the Week: 1148 Willow Glen Way

I think this is the deal of the week, a gorgeous little 2/1 on Willow Glen Way listed for $729,000. It’s a total doll house with beautiful renovations and an addition to the bathroom, which I shot a quick video of. It’s totally prime location and isn’t going to last, so if you know somebody looking for high-end Willow Glen charm that doesn’t need/want a huge house, they need to move fast!

Another one that’ll go fast: 1152 Fairview

This really nice 4/3 is on a prime tree-lined Willow Glen street a short stroll away from the Avenue, and I think it’s a great deal listed at $1,229,000. I’m a little partial to it because it’s a Tudor built in 1928, just like my own home, but this house really does have it all — it’s one level which many people with families look for, it’s got a great layout, and it’s been very nicely remodeled. I especially liked the kitchen. I’m no chef, but even I could picture myself cooking something more than the bacon and eggs I limit myself to at home. : )

Big Time Willow Glen Charm

The last new listing I want to highlight is 1155 El Abra Way, a good-sized 5/3 listed for $1,278,000. It features a very nicely remodelled kitchen, and a finished basement…with a fireplace! Upstairs there’s a balcony off a common area that was basking with sunlight and begging for you to enjoy your morning coffee and paper out there. I really liked the billowy curtains, shown here in the video I shot, they give you a good idea of the high-end details and decor that make this house pretty special.

These are just three of the 8 houses that just came on market, if you want to learn more about them or find out what else just came on, pop me a note!

Willow Glen Update; Oct. 30, 2009

Sales always slow down through the holidays, an annual pattern reflected by the fact that last week saw just 8 sales closed in Willow Glen, half the 16 that closed last week. Some cool new listings coming on market, in this week’s update I’ll focus on three of the 10 houses we toured. The first is a nice 3/1 on highly desirable Camino Pablo with lots of extra space, ripe with potential for renovation or expansion at just $595k. The second is one of the few townhomes you’ll hear me mention, but it’s a nice 1641sf 2/2.5 listed for $544k on Cumberland. The third is a 3/2 on Mazaglia. A 3/2 that’s almost 2,000 square feet of living space on an 8,600 square foot lot, it’s a short sale listed for $688k.

Willow Glen Update; Oct. 22, 2009

Holly gives the skinny on three hot new listings: a sweet 4/3.5 on Fairview with a huge basement for $1.825M, a charming 3/2 ranchette on Ellen Ave for $759k, and a 3/1 on Creek Drive that Holly thinks is a great deal at $625k.

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.