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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 6/27/2016.

This is a recap of the San Carlos residential real estate market for the week ending Sunday 6/26/2016, including sold and pending statistics, and new listings.

New Listing: 29 Hillcrest Road, San Carlos.

29 Hillcrest Road is my latest listing in San Carlos. This fabulous home has stunning views of the San Francisco Bay, and boasts a extremely functional layout.

The Streets of San Carlos.

What’s in a Name? You’ve undoubtedly noticed as you’re walking the streets of San Carlos — perhaps dropping your kids of at White Oaks School, taking the dog for an evening stroll, or just heading downtown for dinner — that the name of the street that you’re on is frequently …

Map of San Carlos Regions

The Realtor Zones. When it comes to residential real estate, the City of San Carlos is divided up into 6 different real estate “zones”: Alder Manor (Area 350), Beverly Terrace (351), El Sereno Corte (352), Howard Park (353), Clearfield Park (354), and Cordes (355). When a home is for sale …

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Love Your Home – While You’re Still In It.

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Show It Some Love.

How many times have you seen someone work so hard to get their home all primped up and perfectly dialed in — just in time to sell it?  The paint is perfect inside and out, the landscaping is refreshed, the windows are clean, and even the furniture in the house has been strategically aligned to make the house look like it belongs in Sunset Magazine?  You see it all the time, right?

Well, the seller of one of my recent listings noted that exact phenomenon, but added this very brilliant observation:

Why don’t people do this while they’re still living in the house? 

Seriously — why not do this while you’re still living in the home so that you can fall in love with your home again and enjoy the transformation, and not just make it perfect for the next owner?

It’s an interesting idea, and there are probably a hundred different reasons why people don’t do it.  Here are just a few:

  • They think it’s too expensive.
  • They don’t have the time.
  • They don’t want to invest the money and then have the kids trash it the very next day.
  • They don’t know who to call to do the work.
  • …..and so on.

I help my clients do this all the time when they are getting their homes ready to sell, so I’m a great resource to help line up the right people to spruce your home up — even if it’s just getting your windows and screens cleaned, or having someone come in an make your tired landscaping POP again. I’ve got someone for just about any task you could possibly think of.

From a cost standpoint, it’s often much less than you think it is, too. Cleaning an entire household of windows (inside and out) along with screens runs no more than a couple hundred dollars, and they look spectacular when they’re done.  There’s no way you can do all that yourself for that cheap and make them look so good.

The same goes with painting.  Nothing freshens up the inside of a house like a new coat of paint. If you really want to make a dramatic splash, try a bold NEW color! Interior painting is quick and easy if you have a good crew. They can literally transform the inside of your house while you’re gone for a weekend.

Even your deck needs love every so often. There are few things that have a more dramatic visual effect than power-washing and re-staining a deck.  It will actually make you want to use it that much more often.

Get ‘er Done.

As we approach the summer months, it’s the perfect time to take on these “transformation projects”.  Many of the real estate related trades slow down during June-August, so it’s much easier to book and schedule them. With some intelligent scheduling, you’d be amazed at what can be accomplished in a very short amount of time.

For my most recent listing, we literally had 4 different crews working on the house, simultaneously when we could get away with it, and we completely transformed the entire property (inside and out) in less than a week.

Think about it — you head out for your summer vacation, and come back to what feels like a brand new house! It’s easier than you think, and only a single phone call away.

Interested? Contact me!
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Dwell Realtors to Sponsor Beach Volleyball at Hometown Days

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1st Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament.

San Carlos is a pretty physically fit town.  Every year, it seems like more and more athletic teams are popping up across the city, and there are numerous leagues for us older weekend warriors to kid ourselves that we can actually still compete in athletic events.

So along that vein, Dwell Realtors is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the first in what we hope will be an annual event at San Carlos Hometown Days: Beach Volleyball

That’s right, for the first time in Hometown Days history there will be an organized, two-person team volleyball tournament right out on the main lawn area!  Pool play starts on Saturday, with the semi-finals and finals taking place on Sunday.  Each team is guaranteed at least two games and endless amounts of fun.

Sign-ups are required in advance, and there are a limited number of spots still available. There will be two flights of teams, based upon ability and experience.  To find out more information and register for the tournament, click on the Dwell Realtors Beach Volleyball Site, and click the “Sign Up Here” tab at the top.

Here’s a quick summary of the event:

Who:  Everyone, ages 13 – Adult
What:  A beach volleyball tournament (played on grass), with two-man teams organized into different flights based on experience and skill level.
When:  San Carlos Hometown Days, May 21 & 22
Where:  Main lawn area, Burton Park.
Why: Seriously?

Best of all, the cost is absolutely free to showcase your awesome (or somewhat lesser) volleyball skills.  See you on the field at Hometown Days!
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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 5/2/2016.

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The Scoop.

For the second straight week, the San Carlos residential real estate market was running at a very high pace. There were seven really nice listings to jump into fray, and six of the homes in the existing inventory were locked up into contract. Even the market for townhouses and condos saw about double the activity compared to a normal week.

You can expect to see more of the same of this kind of activity now that we are entering the last full month of the Spring real estate market.  May always affords us a long stretch of uninterrupted sales time — all of the Spring breaks are finally done, and the next big distraction isn’t until the end of the month when Memorial Day weekend reminds everyone that summer is right around corner. Anyone who is interested in getting their home sold before the summer break hits really needs to do so in the next 2-3 weeks, so look for a steady flow of inventory each week this month.

Here is a look at last week’s numbers:

The Numbers.

Below is a high-level view of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the 7-day period ending Sunday 5/1/2016:

San Carlos Housing Data 5/1/16 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 8 8
Average Sold Price: $1,818,875 $1,704,500
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $924 $931
Average Sold as Percentage Of List Price: 105% 114%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 14 17
Total # of Homes Pending Sale: 18 19
No. of New Listings: 7 9
Total # of Active Listings: 23 24
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,938,116 $1,936,607
Average DOM of Active Listings: 21 20
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $797 $844
Active-Pending Ratio: 1.3 : 1 1.3 : 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 4/25/2016.

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The Scoop.

The pace of new listings definitely picked up last week in San Carlos. Nine new single-family homes debuted on the market, and two townhouse/condo units also jumped into fray. This is not a surprise, since we are essentially right in the thick of the Spring real estate market, and we generally see a spike around this time.

Home prices are holding their own, as is evidenced by the data on closed sales from last week. These homes garnered an average of 14% above the asking price, with most of them pulling in 6-figure premiums. This indicates that strong buyers are still out there looking for the right home in San Carlos. Even homes that have been on the market for 21 days or more are starting to see renewed interest, so there are still definitely more buyers than there are sellers in this market.

Here is a look at last week’s numbers:

The Numbers.

Below is a high-level view of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the 7-day period ending Sunday 4/24/2016:

San Carlos Housing Data 4/24/16 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 8 5
Average Sold Price: $1,704,500 $1,434,200
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $931 $970
Average Sold as Percentage Of List Price: 114% 112%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 17 9
Total # of Homes Pending Sale: 19 22
No. of New Listings: 9 6
Total # of Active Listings: 24 21
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,936,607 $2,183,934
Average DOM of Active Listings: 20 21
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $844 $899
Active-Pending Ratio: 1.3 : 1 0.95 : 1

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New San Carlos Listing: 2211 Howard Avenue

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Spectacular Indoor and Outdoor Living.

I’m thrilled to announce my newest listing at 2211 Howard Avenue in the wonderful Oak Park neighborhood of San Carlos! In a market where buyers are constantly talking about indoor and outdoor living spaces, this home has something for everyone.

This 3 bedroom,  2 bathroom home exemplifies the open floor plan concept that is so appealing to today’s home buyers. The entry from the living room to the dining area, and from the dining area to the kitchen have been opened up completely with elegant, modern arched entries. The net result is that all of these area flow together seamlessly, making the house feel large and wide open.

The remodeled kitchen is also amazingly spacious and features expansive granite counters and stainless steel appliances, including a Viking gas range.

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The bedrooms are all generously sized and located close together in the same general area of the home, which is obviously a nice feature for families with smaller children. The master bedroom suite is quite large, and is nicely situated toward the rear of the home.

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But the magic of 2211 Howard is not just fabulous living area. Take one step through the French doors off the dining area, and you’ll be smitten by one of the most picturesque yards on the market today in San Carlos. The sprawling wood deck is easily big enough to handle your most demanding party, or simply a great place to enjoy dinner on a warm summer evening.

Beyond the deck, you’ll find a lush lawn area that’s adjacent to a fun play structure for the little feet in the family. There are even several raised vegetable beds that are ideal for the home gardener in the family. And note that all of the landscaping can be irrigated by your own private well, which is located in the detached studio at the back of the property.

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The back yard simply explodes in the colors of Spring, and you’ll look forward to spending every weekend in your own private oasis!

The aforementioned back studio is an ideal spot for an additional play room, a home office, or even an art room. Or for those of you who just need additional storage area, this fits the bill perfectly. It’s a rarity to find these bonus rooms in San Carlos, and it’s one of the very unique features of this property.

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2211 Howard Avenue is located in a fabulous part of San Carlos.  It’s only few blocks away from the award-winning San Carlos Schools, and it’s a quick jaunt over to Burton Park or to the bustling downtown shopping and dining district of San Carlos.

For the complete photo gallery of this great home, just click here:  2211 Howard Avenue Photo Gallery.

Finally, if you’d like to see this gem in person, stop by the open house this weekend on either Saturday or Sunday from 1-4 PM.  The pictures just cannot do this house justice! But either way, get in to see it soon before it’s gone!

 

 
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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 4/18/2016.

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The Scoop.

Buyers and sellers were both very active last week in San Carlos. 6 more single-family listings jumped into the fray, only to be outpaced by the buyers who locked up 7 of the homes that were already on the market. The net result is that the inventory of single-family homes in San Carlos remained nearly unchanged from last week, and now sits at 21 homes for sale.

The inventory remains slightly weighted toward the higher end of the price range for San Carlos, with 57% of the homes for sale right now being listed at $2,000,000 or more. Regardless, from what I am sensing from talking to sellers and other agents, there is certainly more inventory coming over the next 45 days before the Spring real estate market slips into the summer slowdown, so buyers will certainly not be lacking options if they want to live in San Carlos.

Here is a look at last week’s numbers:

The Numbers.

Below is a high-level view of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the 7-day period ending Sunday 4/17/2016:

San Carlos Housing Data 4/17/16 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 5 1
Average Sold Price: $1,434,200 $1,150,000
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $970 $782
Average Sold as Percentage Of List Price: 112% 115%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 9 8
Total # of Homes Pending Sale: 22 20
No. of New Listings: 6 7
Total # of Active Listings: 21 22
Average Price of Active Listings: $2,183,934 $2,100,408
Average DOM of Active Listings: 21 23
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $899 $900
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.95 : 1 1.1 : 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 4/11/2016.

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The Scoop.

New listings were certainly the talk of the San Carlos real estate market this past week. For the second straight week 7 of them jumped into the market, which is much more of a normal number of new listings as we enter the final 60-day push of the Spring real estate period.

What’s interesting from the numbers below is that only one house went into contract all of last week. This is slightly peculiar since it’s not what one would expect to this this time of year, and it’s the prime reason why the inventory of homes for sale suddenly pushed up to 22 in just a matter of a week.

Part of this can be attributed to it being the last week of Spring break, and that many locals were simply out of town. And some of the obviously desirable homes are not taking offers until this week. So perhaps this is just a temporary dip, and homes will start to go into contract at much higher clip this week. But it’s something worth keeping a close eye on it.

Either way, look for a lot of activity in the coming weeks – both in new listings and hopefully sold homes. It’s that time of year again, after all.

Here is a look at last week’s numbers:

The Numbers.

Below is a high-level view of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the 7-day period ending Sunday 4/10/2016:

San Carlos Housing Data 4/10/16 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 1 3
Average Sold Price: $1,150,000 $1,641,667
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $782 $791
Average Sold as Percentage Of List Price: 115% 106%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 8 16
Total # of Homes Pending Sale: 20 20
No. of New Listings: 7 7
Total # of Active Listings: 22 17
Average Price of Active Listings: $2,100,408 $2,176,231
Average DOM of Active Listings: 23 25
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $900 $895
Active-Pending Ratio: 1.1 : 1 0.8 : 1

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New Listing: 2504 Melendy Drive, San Carlos

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The Best of Both Worlds

When it comes to buying a home in San Carlos, you usually have to make a choice: Either you want a home with a large, flat back yard that’s perfect for entertaining and having a place for the kids to play. Or, you want a home with an incredible view. It’s usually one or the other, but rarely do you get both.  Until now.

If breathtaking views and a huge, flat back yard are high on your home buying list, then put my new listing at 2504 Melendy Drive at the top of your list of homes to see this weekend.

2504 Melendy Drive is a spacious, 2,580 square foot home that features 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. It’s situated on a huge, 11,780 square foot lot — much of which is a flat back yard with a lawn, wood deck, and aggregate concrete sitting area.

And the views? Yep, you get them too — breathtaking views of the South Bay can be had from the back deck, the kitchen, the living room and the dining room:

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