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Introducing Our Newest Belmont Listing!

August 8th, 2014 No Comments »

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We are honored to be marketing this gorgeous property located at 2704 Sequoia Way!  This home gets plenty of natural light, and offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths a living room and a bright and spacious family room kitchen!  The master suite boasts an elegant bath with a large stall shower and Carrera marble finishes.  The open kitchen boasts abundant cabinet and work space, a dining area and family room with a fireplace.  The private drought friendly yard is perfect for entertaining or relaxing.  This home  offers many additional amenities, so come on by the Open House this Sunday, Auguts 10, 2014 from 1-4 and check it out for yourself!

 

MORE PICTURES ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.2704SEQUOIA.COM

Belmont Home Sales for July, 2014

August 1st, 2014 No Comments »

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The Belmont market saw a total of 26 home and condo/townhouse sales in July, one more home sale than June, 2014.   As of today, there are 24 pending home sales, and 21 active listings on the market.  The median home price in Belmont for July was $1,375,000.  That is still an impressive number considering there was one holiday weekend in July, which usually puts a bit of a lull in the marketplace.  With schools set to re-open soon, a time that usually tends to slow down, it is unlikely that home buyers will see any reprieve from increasing prices.  Inventory has improved slightly thought, but with interest rates still historically low, it doesn’t look like the supply is going to meet the demand anytime soon.

 

830 Covington Road- Listed at $1,998,000 and sold for $2,350,000

2612 Wakefield Dr. Listed at $1,910,000 and sold for $1,910,000

2812 Wakefield Dr. – Listed at 1,898,000 and sold for $1,873,000

2804 Hallmark Dr. - Listed at $1,625,000 and sold for $1,760,000

2 Waterloo Ct. – Listed at $1,565,000 and sold for $1,565,000

2406 Coronet Blvd. - Listed at $1,799,000 and sold for $1,508,000

2627 Ponce Ave. – Listed at $1,498,000 and sold for $1,488,000

3034 San Juan Blvd. - Listed at $1,488,000 and sold for $1,548,000

1502 Pine Knoll Dr. - Listed at $1,449,950 and sold for $1,525,000

1750 Terrace Dr. – Listed at $1,399,000 and sold for $1,440,000

2611 Carlmont Dr. – Listed at $1,348,000 and sold for $1,475,000

7 College View Way- Listed at $1,299,000 and sold for $1,310,000

1220 Chula Vista Drive- Listed at $1,288,000 and sold for $1,235,000

1314 Paloma Ave. – Listed at $1,249,000 and sold for $1,225,000

1245 North Road- Listed at $1,325,000 and sold for $1,200,000

14 Rinconada Circle- Listed at $1,198,000 and sold for $1,250,000

812 Covington Rd.- Listed at $1,150,000 and sold for $1,480,000

3304 Plateau Dr. – Listed at $1,148,000 and sold for $1,508,000

1809 Ralston Ave. – Listed at $1,250,000 and sold for $1,300,000

1661 Francis Ave.  – Listed at $989,000 and sold for $1,200,000

1000 LIve Oak Way #1003- Listed at $1.029,000 and sold for $1,100,000

 2927 San Juan Blvd.- Listed at $899,00 and sold for $898,320 (1.% commission concession from buyers agent, effective price is $912,000)

1201 Notre Dame Ave. - Listed at $899,000 and sold for $1,050,000

1722 Hillman Ave. – Listed at $899,000 and sold for $1,150,000

2204 Thurm Ave. – Listed at $850,000 and sold for $850,000

400 Davey Glen Rd. #4329- Listed at $580,000 and sold for $580,000

 

If you have any specific questions about these homes or the Belmont real estate market in general, call us…..we know the market very well and can guide you through the buying or selling process!

 

Introducing our Neweset Belmont Listing With Panoramic Bay Views!

July 24th, 2014 No Comments »

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We are excited to launch our newest  listing at 2316 Wooster Avenue in Belmont!  This unique property offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and an expansive living room with panoramic bay views!  A large kitchen offers a bright breakfast area, gas range, abundant storage space and access to the private yard.

The main level features the formal entry, living room, formal dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and one renovated bath that offers an air jet tub, separate stall shower with frame-less glass and a dual vanity with lots of storage space. On the lower level you will find a bright family room, one spacious bedroom, a full bath and access to the two car attached garage.

This home is set back off the street, offering ample parking, a large front yard and privacy.

WE WILL BE HOLDING THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME SATURDAY, JULY 26TH AND SUNDAY, JULY 27TH FROM 1-4 PM!

To view more details and photos on this property, visit www.2316Wooster.com

Belmont Home Sales for June, 2014

July 1st, 2014 No Comments »

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June saw a total of 25 home sales, two of which were townhouses/condos.  2014 Has been a very strong market for Belmont real estate and Belmont sellers, with a median home price of $1,220,000, compared to a median home price of $912,000 just two years ago.  With summer in full swing and fourth of July right around the corner, the market has seemed to slow down just a tad.  This is in part due to the fact that many families are off to vacation right now, graduation season has just ended, we’re right at the beginning of wedding season, and some buyers are just simply frustrated with the market.  Although many of these buyers are frustrated, they know that more inventory coming, so will be back on the house hunt soon enough.  Even though we have seen a very strong seller’s market for the past year and a half or so, I do think that the market is finally starting to normalize a bit, which could also explain the cool down.  More inventory, plus a steady economy and low interest rates are all great ingredients for a normal, stable market.  While home prices are projected to  continue to be on the rise over the next few years, the rate at which home appreciation will rise may slow a bit.  While the seller’s market has proven to be lucrative for many seller’s, it sure has been frustrating for most buyers, especially those getting bit out with all cash offers.  A normal market with a healthy inventory that allows for seller’s to sell their homes at good prices, and buyers to get in to the market (especially first timers!) without so much competition and  overbidding may be what’s in store for 2015.

1 Willow Lane- Listed at $1,350,000 and sold for $1,520,000.

2824 Alhambra Way- Listed at $1,299,000 and sold for $1,260,000

1557 Sixth Ave. – Listed at $1,299,000 and sold for $1,330,000

2331 Hastings Dr. – Listed at $1,199,000 and sold for $1,350,000

3410 Hillcrest Dr.- Listed at $1,188,000 and sold for $1,435,000

2302 Casa Bona Ave.- Listed at $$1,188,000 and sold for $1,200,000

1718 Notre Dame Ave. – Listed at $1,100,000 and sold for $1,105,000

2608 Belmont Canyon Rd. – Listed at $1,050,000 and sold for $1,205,000

2030 Lyon Ave. – Listed at $998,000 and sold for $1,101,000

2108 Cipriani Blvd.- Listed at $988,000 and sold for $1,120,000

1507 Folger Dr. – Listed at $969,000 and sold for $925,000

1710 Francis Dr. – Listed at $899,000 and sold for $1,180,000

2019 Lyon Ave. – Listed at $838,000 and sold for $855,000

400 Live Oak Way #407- Listed at $819,000 and sold for $825,000

496 Mountain View Ave. - Listed at $800,000 and sold for $800,000

1140 Granada St. - Listed at $799,000 and sold for $920,000

2411 Carlmont Dr. #106- Listed at $799,000 and sold for $850,000

507 Chesterton Ave. – Listed at $799,000 and sold for $940,000

1524 Desvio Way- Listed at $1,395,000 and sold for $1,505,000

2204 Ewell Rd. – Listed at $1,199,000 and sold for $1,250,000

3407 Lodge Dr. – Listed at $1,050,000 and sold for $1,152,500

2704 Prindle Rd. – Listed at $929,000 and sold for $960,000

1115 Continentals Way #201-  Listed at $618,000 and sold for $635,000

1806 Notre Dame Ave. – Listed at $1,288,500 and sold for $1,525,000

2332 Hastings Drive- Listed at $1,150,000 and sold for $1,200,000

 

5 Reasons Selling Now is a Good Idea

June 18th, 2014 No Comments »

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Many sellers are still unsure if now is a good time to sell.  As realtors, we often meet sellers who are uneasy at the thought of selling.  Can buyers qualify for a mortgage?  What’s going to happen to housing prices?  Where will I go if I sell?  These are all common and very valid questions.  But, here are a few reasons why selling now is a good idea.

1.  There is still pent up demand for Belmont homes.  Although the inventory is increasing, there are currently only 13  homes on the market in Belmont, technically.  Considering that one of those is a large land parcel that ‘s being sold as land value to be subdivided, that really only leaves us with 11 single family homes and one condo.

2.  Sellers still has minimal competition right now.   There is only about a 2.5 month supply of inventory on the market in Belmont right now.  Historically, a 6 month supply is considered normal.   In addition to that, the number of homeowners that would have liked to sell a few years back but couldn’t because they didn’t have enough equity are now seeing positive equity and  putting their homes on the market, or getting ready to.

3.  The home selling process is much faster now.  The  good old law of supply and demand is making homes sell much quicker than a few years ago, or even in a stabilized market with a healthy inventory.  Most homes are selling within 7-10 days of being on the market, sometimes less if the seller will entertain a preemptive offer as opposed to waiting for an offer date.  So the time a sellers home is “active” on the market is a pretty short amount of time.   Even with a 30 day close of escrow, many sellers are actually renting their homes back from the buyers for 30-60 days to give them time to find their replacement property. A good agent will also negotiate favorable terms for the seller.

4.  It’s a good time to move up.  If your plan is to sell your current home and move up to a larger, more expensive home, the cost of doing that will go up in both down payment and interest rates.  By 2018, prices are projected to appreciate by 19%, if not more.  Interest rates are projected to be in the low 5′s by this time next year.

5. Maybe it’s just time to move on.   Whether it’s not getting around to that remodel you’ve always planned, you want to be closer to family, or it’s time to retire and downsize or relocate, sometimes the benefits of moving on are outweighed by money and potential gain by holding on to your home.  This is a question only you can answer, but if you’ve entertained the thought of selling your home, now could be an opportune time to take advantage of the market.

Click Here To View Belmont Average Price Per Square Foot over Two Years!

Belmont Home Sales for May, 2014

June 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

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The month of May saw a total of 23 sales, two of which were town houses.  Although the market has been strong and home prices have been steadily climbing, we are finally seeing more inventory, which is great news for frustrated buyers that are ready and able to buy. Not only is there an increase in homes up for sale, but there is also a decrease in the number of offers homes are receiving.  That’s not to say that multiple offers are not happening anymore, but there are homes going with 2-3 offers vs. 10-12 that we saw in the past.  Currently, there are 28 active homes available for sale in Belmont, and we expect that this number will begin to climb through the summer, creating a more normal market than what we have been seeing over the past year.

 

1512 Pine Knoll Drive  – Listed at $1,848,000 and sold for $1,950,000

2728 St. James Road - Listed at $1,695,000 and sold for $1,908,000

1932 Oak Knoll Drive   – Listed at $1,595,000 and sold for $1,800,000

1250 Chula Vista Drive- Listed at $1,450,000 and sold for $1,460,000

2613 Barclay Way – Listed at $1,298,000 and sold for $1,300,000.

2628 Carlmont Drive- Listed at $1,288,000 and sold for $1,502,000

231 Lyndhurst Ave. – Listed at 1,275,000  and sold for $1,350,000.  This home was originally listed for $1,458,950

2615 Hastings Drive- Listed at $1,199,000 and sold for $1,470,000.

1615 Manzanita Ave. - Listed at $1,188,000 and sold for $1,150,000

2310 Hastings Drive- Listed at $1,150,000 and sold for $1,280,000

52 Rinconada Circle- Listed at $1,050,000 and sold for $1,276,000

3308 Adelaide Way- Listed at $1,049,000 and sold for $1,200,000

1057 Lassen Way- Listed at $998,000 and sold for $1,212,000

1 Arroyo View Circle – Listed at $975,000 and sold for $1,000,000.

122 Farallon Drive- Listed at $899,000 and sold for $952,000.

 2013 Lyon Ave. – Listed for $850,000 and sold for $940,000

1160 Judson St. – Listed for $848,000 and sold for $970,000

1901 Alden St. – Listed for $799,999 and sold for $880,000

200 Live oak Way $203- Listed for $798,000 and sold for $805,000

935 Old County Rd. #15- Listed for $579,000 and sold for $605,000

 

Two Great New Belmont Listings!

May 13th, 2014 No Comments »

We have are proud to introduce two new Belmont listings!  The first home is at 1750 Terrace Drive and offers almost 3000 sq. ft. of living space.  The contemporary architecture, soaring ceilings and views of the surrounding hills capture the essence of just how unique homes in Belmont are.  For more information you can visit www. 1750Terrace.com

 

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Our second listing is at 2332 Hastings Drive, Belmont.   Homes on this home have been in demand this year!!  It’s a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with canyon views.  You can view more information at www.2332Hastings.com.   Both of these lovely homes will be open this Sunday from 1-4 pm.

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Belmont Home Sales for April, 2014

May 5th, 2014 No Comments »

 

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Belmont had a total of 20 homes close escrow in April, 2014.   The lowest priced home sale was $1,032,000 and the highest home sale was $2,000,000.  Spring is in full bloom and so is the market!

32 Elder Drive – Listed at $1,798,000 and sold for $2,000,000

15 Waterloo Ct. – Listed at $1,698,000 and sold for $1,750,000

2731 Hallmark Drive- Listed at $1,659,000 and sold for $1,765,000

2812 San Juan Blvd. – Listed at $1,495,000 and sold for $1,678,800

2260 Ralston Ave. – Listed at $1,398,000 and sold for $1,565,000

3812 Naughton Ave.- Listed at $1,200,000 and sold for $1,350,000

1517 Sunnyslope Ave- Listed at $1,195,000 and sold for $1,460,000

2855 San Juan Blvd. – Listed at $1,150,000 and sold for $1,150,000

2730 Monserat Ave.- Listed at $1,138,000 and sold for $1,320,000

1120 Tahoe Drive- Listed at $1,100,000 and sold for $1,318,,000

8 Arroyo View Circle- Listed at $1,188,000 and sold for $1,088,800

1755 Terrace Drive- Listed at $1,088,000 and sold for $1,200,000

2311 Hastings Drive- Listed at $1,088,000 and sold for $1,302,800

1251 Talbryn Drive- Listed at $1,078,888 and sold for $1,200,000

1909 Lyon Ave. – Listed at $995,000 and sold for $1,220,000

3047 St. James Road- Listed at $998,000 and sold for $1,010,000

2115 Shirley Road- Listed at $975,000 and sold for $1,430,000

1117 Villa Ave. – Listed at $965,000 and sold for $1,220,000

2008 Monroe Ave. – Listed at $940,000 and sold for $1,180,000

2401 Buena Vista Ave. -Listed at $838,000 and sold for $1,032,000

Although there are more homes coming on the market, it still remains very competitive for buyers out there as there is still pent up demand.  With every closed sale, prices also inch upwards, so many buyers that started their home search 6 months to a year ago can’t purchase the same type of homes today as they could back then.  It is important to come up with a strategy so that when the right property or opportunity for you  comes along you can move quickly in this competitive market. If you would like any additional information about any of these sales, please get in touch with us!

 

 

 

New Custom Built Home Hits The Belmont Market

May 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Belmont offers lots of unique homes because of the numerous hills, winding streets, and overall topography of the land.  One thing that attracts people to Belmont aside from the schools, proximity to SF and Silicon Valley, and great schools and weather, is the fact that one can find a home with Character and an artistic flow that still renders the home functional.  We just put a listing on the market at 1512 Pine Knoll and this home is going to attract lots of attention!  81414751

This home was custom built in 2004 and offers dramatic architecture, high ceilings, views, and one of the most amazing kitchens that I have ever seen!  With 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a breakfast room, and an elevator to lead to the lower level (not that there’s a lot of stairs in the house), this home offers just about every amenity that one could as for.

The kitchen alone is worthy of highlighting. It has a large island with a trough sink, Viking appliances, a large pantry, honed slate backsplash, 2 dishwashers, 2 ovens, and custom cabinet and drawer pull-out organizers.  Any chef would be happy in this kitchen, and even if you hate cooking, this kitchen could very well change that.  It’s not often you see a home like this, so if you’re looking for a new home, or have friends and family looking, or would just like to simply stop in and have a look at it, drop by the Open House this Sunday from 1-4.

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More details and photos of this home can be seen at www.1512PineKnoll.com. 

Great Value In Belmont, Open Sunday From 1-4 PM.

April 11th, 2014 1 Comment »

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This home we have at 1615 Manzanita Ave. in Belmont is a great value for those looking to build equity quickly.  This home offers 4 bedrooms, and 2.5 baths, plus a bonus room that’s accessible from the yard with 2110 sq. ft. of interior living space (not including the bonus room).  There’s a large level yard with a patio plus additional space that can easily be leveled or terraced.  The lot size is 6300 sq. ft.  Like any home, this one has a few drawbacks, in that it has no garage, and the lower level can use some slight reconfiguring, but this home certainly offers a lot of space for both living and storage space to make up for the lack of garage.  This really is a great home that just needs a bit of work to bring it up to modern day living lifestyles.  And, in real estate, everybody knows is all about location, location, LOCATION!  Manzanita Ave is a very quite street that’s quite short.  In fact, many Belmont residents don’t even know it exists!   If you are looking for home to make your own in a great location that also has views of the surrounding mountains, drop on by our open house this Sunday, April 13, from 1-4 and have a look.