Normally we see a cooldown during the winter months, but this year has been quite different. This has been by far the hottest sales market we have ever seen for a December timeframe. With many sales factors continuing to move in an upward trend, it is hard to believe that we are quickly approaching the winter. Join Linda with this month’s Market Update as she examines what is going and what it might mean for you.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_uqBCeSmLU

With HGTV, it seems like everyone wants to remodel, rebuild, flex those creative muscles. Here is your chance to own a large lot, with a great location, adjacent to Palm Haven, just a block to Lincoln Ave, & close to the future Google campus. 997 Ramona Ct is only 848sf but on a spacious 7,050sf lot!

Fix it up, or tear it down for a clean slate. The choice is yours! Listed at $898,000, you will be able to do whatever you want and enjoy the Willow Glen lifestyle!

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Linda Baker of Milestone Realty has been helping San Jose home buyers and sellers since 2003. Call Linda directly at (408) 539-6691 to learn how the Milestone team can help you!

Sales from September show that real estate sales stay strong. I have been doing real estate for over 18 years. I have never seen the continued demand and upward pricing push that I have seen this year here in Silicon Valley. Every price point has enjoyed strong performance. Therefore, going into the month of October, we are still seeing multiple offers, and strong buyer interest.

For the past 5 months, the average house sales price has been over $2,000,000. This is the first year we’ve even had one month over $2m! This is another sign that home sales will stay strong. Interest rates are staying low (for the time being). And buyers seeking help from parents or cashing in on their stock options. That means we are still seeing families buying here in the Greater San Jose market.

For the full picture, check out my video:

Linda Baker of Milestone Realty has been helping San Jose home buyers and sellers since 2003. Call Linda directly at 408-712-3432 to learn how the Milestone team can help you!

Once in a while, I get to list a home that is not your usual listing. Let’s start with the views. Who doesn’t love a property with views? This one has views from Downtown San Jose all the way to SF Bay! Literally every living space has outward facing windows with views.

Step back in time, and imagine this unique property in its original grandeur. Originally built in 1925, this Spanish style home was constructed with quality & design. A unique, reverse floor plan features 2 bedrooms on top level, each with access to the elevated deck. Situated on 39,036sf lot, this near-acre provides privacy, & the possibility to become an urban gardener. Downstairs, the great room has truly been designed for entertaining.

I have mentioned how much I love the old-style custom fireplaces?? This one is consistent with Spanish style of the home. Three sets of French doors lead to backyard. The galley-style kitchen has several built-in pantry cabinets with abundant storage & large gas range. Much more storage than I typically see in homes of this era. Then there’s the mystery room!! It’s a utility room wraps around the interior of the home, giving you the perfect basement-like area, which can be used as a workshop, wine cellar, or truly a “man-cave”. Bring your imagination & enjoy this vintage San Jose home! See all the photos at our website below.

https://www.11406chulavistact.com

Linda Baker of Milestone Realty has been helping San Jose home buyers and sellers since 2003. Call Linda directly at 408-712-3432 to learn how the Milestone team can help you!

Happy August! To paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of the death of the real estate market are truly exaggerated. July numbers tell me that summer has not slowed down the heat in Real Estate sales, but the fire might not be as intense. The number of transactions in July has not been this high since I have been tracking stats (2014). We have backed off the peak June average sales price by a bit, but we are still enjoying 20%+ price increases over the past year.

Let me know your thoughts, or if you would like a snapshot of your specific market/neighborhood.

Market Update for Aug 2021 – Watch Video:

When I am out showing homes around San Jose in the summertime, it is always interesting to me how much cooler Willow Glen is than the rest of city. Yes, the older homes are indeed cool, but I am actually talking about temperature. A lot of this is because of San Jose street trees.

San Jose actually has a Street Tree ordinance. With this unenforced ordinance, homeowners are supposed to have a tree in the parking strip, between the sidewalk & street. If you have a corner lot, there are supposed to be three trees. Some might think this is over reach, but studies have shown how trees help homes stay cooler, and I believe make the environment feel cooler.

As I drive down certain streets, I notice the environment. How does this street make me feel? Funny, I remember driving down a street in what would be my future neighborhood thinking how great it would be to live in this area. Well, I was right!

The City of SJ has a great website with information about the city’s rules as well as the environmental benefits of the San Jose street trees. Also check out this valuable website on the benefits of trees.

I would also argue that homes on tree-lined streets sell for more money. There is an intangible feeling about the neighborhood that draws you in, makes you want to buy here. Well placed trees can keep your home cooler, reducing cooling costs in the summer. And who can put a value on a tree with a swing hanging from a strong branch. Invaluable!

And if trees are what you are looking for, check out my listing above on Panorama Dr in Los Gatos Mountains. Ahhh, serenity!

Linda Baker of Milestone Realty has been helping San Jose home buyers and sellers since 2003. Call Linda directly at 408-712-3432 to learn how the Milestone team can help you!

You know what I love about Silicon Valley? We have amazing weather (yes, I know it’s hot right now but it does cool down at night.) And we have a diverse environment. You can live in the flatlands aka city life, you can live in the east foothills with are drier, or you can live in the Los Gatos Mountains, which are green & peaceful. Our newest listing is spacious, and was the perfect home to shelter in place for the owners. They had their own chickens, fruit trees, room for gardens, pool & play set for recreating, and serene views of trees! Loads of upgrades.

Want to see the entire listing? Check it out here: https://www.remilestone.com/featured-listings/calrets/mls-ML81852647-20895_panorama_dr_los_gatos_ca_95033/

Want more info about the community? Here you go! https://www.aldercroftheights.org/about-us

The summer housing increase has started and this year, it has come roaring in! To help you understand the current state of the market, we have made sure that this month’s Market Update is packed full of information as to why the current market has gone sky-high in price and what you can do about it!

If you are a seller, we have excellent news on the returns you will find for your property. Most houses are currently selling for way above their listing price, and it is rare to see anybody selling for under. For buyers, there is a lot of fear about the increase in pricing, but we are here to tell you that markets like these benefit you as well. There is a coming influx of houses that are going to mean you are going to find a lot of options when searching for a home.

Click here to find out everything you need to know about the current state of the market in this month’s Milestone Market Update!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3RalNRF798

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