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Coming This Weekend: 1700 Greenwood Avenue, San Carlos

September 17, 2014 San Carlos Real Estate No Comments
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Location, Location, Location…

So you’re one of the many San Carlos home buyers that wants a charming home in the flats, right?   One with a great yard that’s perfect for entertaining?  And of course, you want it to be centrally located and close to everything that’s important to you… That sounds like a really tall order to fill in a city where there are only about 14 homes for sale right now — and probably even fewer by the time this weekend rolls around.

Well, I have just the home for you…

This weekend I will be unveiling my latest listing at 1700 Greenwood Avenue.  This warm and charming 3-bedroom, 2-bath home checks many of the boxes that today’s San Carlos home buyers are looking for — the first of which is a superb location in the flats.

If you’re familiar with San Carlos, this block of Greenwood Avenue not only has fantastic curb appeal, but it’s just about as centrally located in town as you can possibly be.   Burton Park is only a block away.   You’re under a mile to both Brittan Acres Elementary  and Central Middle Schools.  Ditto for Town Restaurant and the rest of the trendy downtown San Carlos dining and shopping district.  Caltrain?  1 easy mile away.    Even if you decide to venture to Redwood City’s booming downtown district, that’s only about 1.5 miles.

Wherever you need to be, this home is close to it.

Warmth and Charm.

From the minute you step inside,  you get a feeling that this is a warm and charming home — a place that you would love to raise your family, or proudly have your friend over for a dinner party.  Gorgeous, random-plank hardwood floors grace the entry way and run throughout most of the home.

There’s a cozy eat-in kitchen with a fantastic breakfast nook area for those days when you when you just want to keep your dining casual.   But for those times when you need to formally entertain, this home has got that covered as well with the separate, elegant dining area.

The floor plan of this home flows very well and every room is logically placed.  The kitchen and dining areas connect perfectly to the huge living room.  This combined area is perfect for entertaining and makes the home feel greater than 1,690 square feet, but still provides a logical separation between the living and bedroom areas.

Speaking of bedrooms, there are three generously-sized bedrooms that are located toward the rear of the home.   And you’ll love the fact that this home has a spacious, private master suite — so no more sharing the hall bathroom with everyone else!

Outdoor Entertainment.

In my mind, what really sets this home apart is that it totally embraces the San Carlos outdoor lifestyle.   Want to spend time outside in the front yard?  No problem — there’s a huge fenced-in courtyard with a new lawn where you can sit back and watch the neighborhood come to life.

But if outdoor entertaining is your forte, you absolutely must see the built-in backyard barbecue, complete with a full gas cooktop, gas burning fireplace, refrigerator and sink.   There is no party that this set-up can’t handle with absolute ease.  Even if you just want to relax on a nice summer evening and cozy up to the glowing fireplace, this is a place you will spend lots of time.

Put this home at the top of your list of ones to see this weekend. There are only 3 homes for sale right now in the highly desirable area between El Camino and Alameda in San Carlos — and not one of them is priced below $1,500,000 — until now.   This amazing home is listed at $1,395,000 and will be open on both Saturday and Sunday from 1-4.

I can assure you that this one will not be on the market long, so don’t miss it.

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 9-13-14.

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The dramatic drop-off in new listings in the San Carlos market last week really surprised everyone who watches this market closely.  There were only 3 new listings to pop up last week, and only one of them listed on Friday.  That meant that prospective home buyers had only 15 single-family homes in the entire city to choose from over this past weekend.   With all of the pre-sales activity that has been going on behind the scenes, that’s just a surprisingly low number.   When you combine that with the 7 homes that went into contract over the same period, our inventory is starting to look like it did back in the spring — really slim.

But there should be more hitting the market this week.  I have another fabulous San Carlos home in the flats that I will be listing later this week — stay tuned to the site for more details.

Here are the details from last week:

By The Numbers.

Below is a high-level snapshot of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 9-13-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 9-13-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 3 6
Average Sold Price: $1,173,333 $1,315,000
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $653 $820
Average Sold – Percentage Of List Price: 101% 99%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 31 27
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 34 27
No. of Active Listings: 15 20
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,411,779 $1,327,326
Average DOM of Active Listings: 18 17
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $734 $743
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.44 : 1 0.74 : 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 9-6-14.

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The fall real estate market in San Carlos is really flexing its muscle, much as I expected it would.  Last week, 9 new listings hit the market, which is a significant injection of inventory for any time of the year let alone the fall.   But that barely made a dent in the number of homes for sale, because San Carlos home buyers snapped up 7 homes during the same period.   The net result is that the total inventory level remained nearly unchanged from last week, and is sitting at 20 homes for sale at the time of this update.

Open houses were very well attended over the weekend, as many serious buyers were out looking to get their home deal locked up before the holiday season gets here.   If you have been looking for a home all year in San Carlos and have been frustrated by the lack of inventory and the intense competition, I highly encourage you to stay on task over the next two months.  There will be some really good homes hitting the market this fall, and I believe that those buyers who remain committed to finding their perfect San Carlos home may finally be rewarded.

Here are the details from last week:

By The Numbers.

Below is a high-level snapshot of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 9-6-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 9-6-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 6 5
Average Sold Price: $1,315,000 $1,643,000
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $820 $713
Average Sold – Percentage Of List Price: 99% 109%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 27 20
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 27 26
No. of Active Listings: 20 20
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,327,326 $1,375,934
Average DOM of Active Listings: 17 21
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $743 $728
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.74 : 1 0.77 : 1

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Coming This Weekend: 3140 Melendy Drive, San Carlos

3140 Melendy Drive, San Carlos

A California-Mediterranean Classic

I am absolutely thrilled to introduce the first of four spectacular listings that I will be unveiling in the coming weeks in San Carlos. Prepare to be swept off your feet by 3140 Melendy Drive.  With breathaking views of the San Francisco skyline and bay, this incredible 3-bedroom home was lovingly remodeled just six year ago, and features European class and grace throughout.

Your guests will enter an expansive foyer with lofty ceilings and elegant limestone tile floors.  The Italian-inspired archways accentuate your entry into the living and dining areas.  The formal living room features a coved ceiling with indirect back-lighting to set an intimate mood.  There’s even a pass-through gas fireplace that provides warmth and serentity to the living and dining areas simultaneously.

The main living area flows seamlessly into the separate family room, which is a cozy getaway which weaves a craftsman-style feel to the architecture with its intricate boxed ceiling design.
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The gourmet kitchen is as functional as it is beautiful, with granite counters and tumbled marble backsplash.  You’ll enjoy taking in the spectacular views of the bay from this kitchen while preparing your favorite meal, or relaxing with friends and family around the center island.

If eating outside is your preference, you will enjoy many warm summer nights and gorgeous sunsets on the expansive back deck that offers breathtaking, sweeping views of the Bay Area, including an unobstructed view of the San Francisco skyline.

When it’s time to retreat, you’ll love the private master suite that also affords you unparalleled canyon and bay views.  The luxuriously appointed master bathroom brings in a more modern flair, with a seamless-glass shower stall and dual vanity sink.

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Every convenience was carefully thought out with this home, right down to the separate full laundry room that’s adjacent to the garage.

The open and intelligent floor plan of this home is perfect for entertaining your friends, or just kicking back and relaxing.  You simply won’t find many San Carlos homes with all of the luxurious amenities and spectacular views that this home offers.  Oh yes, and did I mention the VIEWS??

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Put this home at the top of your list of ones to see this weekend.  This amazing home is listed at $1,698,000 and I will have it open on both Saturday and Sunday from 1-4.  Prepare to be impressed!

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 8-30-14.

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The first week of the fall market in San Carlos was definitely a strong one.  I get the sense that buyers are going to have some great choices in the coming weeks.   Stagers, inspectors, and title reps are all very busy right now, which is a strong indicator that more inventory is on the way.   I have several stellar San Carlos listings that will be coming on the market in September, so stay tuned to the site for more details on these incredible homes.

For those of you hoping that the amount of overbidding and multiple offers might curb a bit in the fall market, that sure didn’t happen last week.   The five homes that changed hands last week did so at about a 9% premium over the asking price, which as been pretty typical of the market this year.    Fasten your seatbelts — the fall market is here, and there are some very cool listings on the horizon!

Here are the details from last week:

By The Numbers.

Below is a high-level snapshot of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 8-30-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 8-30-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 5 4
Average Sold Price: $1,643,000 $1,322,250
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $713 $728
Average Percentage Over List Price: 109% 105%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 20 21
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 26 23
No. of Active Listings: 20 20
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,375,934 $1,481,112
Average DOM of Active Listings: 21 19
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $728 $758
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.77 : 1 0.87 : 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 8-23-14.

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The first real wave of housing inventory in the fall market hit San Carlos last week. Nine new listings debuted in the city, which is a nice jump-start from the first few weeks of August when the market was predictably sluggish. Five homes were put into contract, most notably two of the remaining units at Mirabel Place. If you’re looking for an gauge on whether new, high-density housing will be well received by the buying public, the development at Mirabel Place should be considered a resounding success. Of the six units that have either sold or are in contract, the average days on market is 3. They were literally either selling before they ever hit the market, or getting snapped up as soon as they hit the MLS.

Look for the pace of new listings to pick up in the coming weeks.  The kids are all back to school this week, minus the UC system and perhaps a few private schools.   The fall market is officially underway in San Carlos!

Here are the details from last week:

By The Numbers.

Below is a high-level snapshot of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 8-23-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 8-23-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 4 4
Average Sold Price: $1,322,250 $1,432,500
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $728 $654
Average Percentage Over List Price: 105% 105%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 21 17
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 23 22
No. of Active Listings: 20 17
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,481,112 $1,581,693
Average DOM of Active Listings: 19 21
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $758 $745
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.87 : 1 0.77 : 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 8-16-14.

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The late-summer slowdown continued in the San Carlos real estate market this past week as the summer break starts to wrap up.   For those buyers still looking in San Carlos, these are the market conditions that you’ve been waiting for all year — less competition, fewer multiple offers, and continued favorable interest rates.    Just look at the pending sales numbers this past week.  For the 5 homes that went pending, they took an average of over 21 days to get into contract, and most only had one offer to work with.   That’s an incredible difference from just a few months ago when everything was garnering multiple offers and moving in the first 7-10 days.

Granted, inventory is a bit sparse with only 17 homes to choose from, but there are still some really nice homes just sitting on the market right now.   But look for that to change starting around Labor Day.  Inspectors and stagers are reporting that they are getting booked out weeks in advance, which means there are more new listings coming.  I will have two incredibly beautiful San Carlos listings that will be hitting the market in September — both are in prime locations in White Oaks and Howard Park.  Stay tuned to the site in the coming weeks for more info about these stellar homes.

Here are the details from last week:

By The Numbers.

Below is a high-level snapshot of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 8-16-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 8-16-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 4 4
Average Sold Price: $1,432,500 $1,428,750
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $654 $816
Average Percentage Over List Price: 105% 101%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 17 19
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 22 19
No. of Active Listings: 17 21
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,581,693 $1,522,511
Average DOM of Active Listings: 21 33
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $745 $728
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.77 : 1 1.1 : 1

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What To See This Weekend in San Carlos – 8/15/2014.

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The inventory of single family homes in San Carlos dropped somewhat from last week, while the number of available condos actually increased.    Heading into this weekend,  total number of homes for sale dropped to 17 homes from 21 last week, while the condo count jumped to 8 condos from 5.   This isn’t terribly surprising, since we are in the final days of summer vacation, and home sellers are generally content to wait until Labor Day to list their homes.

From all indications, it will be a pretty robust fall market.   All of the stagers and property inspectors that I work with are very busy right now — which is a very good indication of what’s coming up around the corner.

Here are a few great homes to see this weekend. Be sure to click on the address for more details and photos:

3166 La Mesa Drive, San Carlos

3166 La Mesa Drive, San Carlos

3166 La Mesa Drive – $1,895,000

For those buyers who still favor hills and views over the flats, 3166 La Mesa Drive may be an interesting option for you.  Just listed yesterday, this home looks very interesting on paper — 5BR/3BA and 2,700 square feet of living space that appears to be beautifully updated.    5-bedroom homes are still somewhat of a rarity in San Carlos, so this one should attract the attention of those families who need that 4th or 5th bedroom.   The outdoor living aspect seems to be well covered, too, with the deck that leads out to a very inviting pool.    La Mesa is a great location for those commuters that favor 280.  It’s literally less than 5 minutes from the onramp to either direction.

I can’t wait to see this one!

3166 La Mesa Drive is listed by my colleague Janis Ahmadjian-Baer, and will be open from 1:30-4:30 on Sunday 8/17.

111 Mirabel Place – $1,285,000

111 Mirabel Place, San Carlos

111 Mirabel Place, San Carlos

On the opposite end of the spectrum of the La Mesa listings is 111 Mirabel Place.   This is the latest offering in this brand new high-density subdivision close to downtown, and it’s a 4BR/3.5BA model that sports 2,186 sq feet of brand new construction.   The community at Mirabel Place is a great option for those who don’t necessarily want a big yard to maintain, and value being closer to downtown and the commute paths.   The subdivision appears to be received very well, with most of the previous units that came to market selling very quickly.

If you don’t know where Mirabel Place is, don’t worry — and don’t trust your navigation system to get you there.   It’s just off San Carlos Avenue where Prospect Street ends.   If you plug 665 Prospect Street into your nav, it should take you there.

111 Mirabel Place is listed by Mike Bohnert of Coldwell Banker, and will be on open on both Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-4:00PM.

Honorable Mention:

3189 La Mesa Drive – $1,699,000: While you’re up looking at 3166 La Mesa Drive, be sure to check out 3189 La Mesa – especially if you don’t need the extra bedrooms.   3189 La Mesa is the 3BR/2BA floorplan with a great back yard. Listed by Green Banker Realty, it will be open on Sunday from 1:30-4:30 PM.

2043 Saint Francis Way – $1,375,000: After a brief hiatus off the market, 2043 Saint Francis is back on again.  Great White Oaks location with tons of curb appeal.  2043 Saint Francis is also a 3BR/2BA floorplan, this one being about 1,543 square feet.  Listed by Joyce Romeo and Tatum Clarke of Intero, it will be open on both Saturday and Sunday from 1:30-4:00 PM.

For a complete list of what’s open this weekend in San Carlos, just click the White Oaks Blog Open House link. If you’re interested in a private showing of any of these properties, just contact me and I’d be happy to arrange it (but please only if you’re not already working with another Realtor.)

Happy house hunting!
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