Los Gatos, CA Real Estate News

By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Los Gatos is located in southern Silicon Valley, just south of San Jose.  It’s freeway close to just about everything and the gateway to the Santa Cruz Mountains and coastal Santa Cruz, less than 30 minutes by mountain highway.  Downtown Los Gatos is famous for fantastic restaurants, shopping and a strong sense of community. Here are Los Gatos REO foreclosure homes for sale as of February 10, 2012.  To see the MLS listing for a property, request additional information, or to schedule a showing, click on the property’s Price.   Type Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet Notes Single family $3,200,000 6/6.5 10,104 Huge lot, pool, spa Single family $899,900 3/2 1,632 Reduced from $944,400 Single family $849,900 4/3 2,299   Condo $799,000 4/4 2,399   Condo $535,800 3/2.5 1,520   Single family $464,900 4/...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
You Enjoy Breaking the Law, Don’t You? By Michelle Carr Crowe, Selling Homes in San Jose and Cupertino Schools The Parking Saga continues.  For those of you who missed Part 1, here is the link, You Can't Park Here! Like most neighborhoods in Santa Clara County some people feel they “own” the parking spaces in front of their homes-especially in the “nicer” neighborhoods of Saratoga, Los Gatos and Willow Glen. They believe it to the tune of leaving nasty notes on the windshield claiming, "You can't park here!" Then you look around, and you don’t SEE any "No Parking" signs. Everyone knows you can't park at a red curb, or in front of a driveway, or too close to a fire hydrant. But when none of those apply and there isn't a “No Parking” sign, it makes sense to park at a gray curb on a reside...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Los Gatos is one of the premium residential locations in southern Silicon Valley.  Los Gatos is freeway close to just about everything and it’s the gateway to the Santa Cruz Mountains and coastal Santa Cruz, less than 30 minutes by mountain highway.  Downtown Los Gatos is famous for fantastic restaurants, shopping and a strong sense of community.  If you’re looking for a home site to build on in Los Gatos, we can help. Here are Los Gatos residential lots and land for sale as of February 9, 2012.  Drop me a line for more information and to schedule a showing. (john@jsrealproperty.com )  Click on a property’s Listing Price to view its MLS listing, request additional information, or to schedule a site visit.   Location Acres Listing Price Notes 0 Tourney Loop 1.30 $3,600,000   19800 Old Sa...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Who in Santa Clara County hasn't received one of those nasty notes on the windshield claiming, "You can't park here!" Then you look around, and it seems the only "No Parking" sign is somewhere behind you, saying, "No parking to here," which means you are parked legally, right? We all know you can't park at a red curb, or in front of a driveway, or too close to a fire hydrant. But when none of those apply and there isn't a no parking sign, it seems logical to park at a gray curb on a residential street, doesn't it? Surprise! Someone (likely the person whose Los Gatos home you parked in front of) bestowed a note saying, "You are parking illegally. The signs are wrong, you can't park in this space." (Side note, yes someone just did write this to one of my loved ones.) Sadly, the No Parking...
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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
It's the beginning of the year so time for the round-up of last year's distressed property sales in Los Gatos. So here's what happened:   Single family and condo townhomes : Total sales:  421 Short Sales: 42 REO:            24 Distressed sales as a percentage of total sales: 15.7% Compare to 2010 Total sales:   489 Short Sales:   36 REO:            38 Distressed sales as a percentage of total sales:  15.1%   My conclusion: The percentage of distressed properties in Los Gatos is virtually the same  between 2011 and 2010. Also a 15% distressed property sale percentage is absolutely probably not enough to affect values. What is interesting is the the number of short sales in 2011 went up as the number of REOs went down from 2010 as banks have been more wiiling to approve short sales. If yo...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Los Gatos is located in southern Silicon Valley, just south of San Jose.  It’s freeway close to just about everything and the gateway to the Santa Cruz Mountains and coastal Santa Cruz, less than 30 minutes by mountain highway.  Downtown Los Gatos is famous for fantastic restaurants, shopping and a strong sense of community. Here are REO homes for sale in Los Gatos as of February 3, 2012.  Drop me a line for more information about homes in Los Gatos and elsewhere in Silicon Valley. john@jsrealproperty.com   To see the MLS listing for a property, click under Price.   Type Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet Notes Single family $3,200,000 6/6.5 10,104 Huge lot, pool, spa Single family $1,300,000 6/4 4,426   Single family $925,500 3/2 1,632 Reduced from $944,400 Single family $849,900 4/3 2,299   Cond...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Los Gatos is one of the premium residential locations in southern Silicon Valley.  Los Gatos is freeway close to just about everything and it’s the gateway to the Santa Cruz Mountains and coastal Santa Cruz, less than 30 minutes by mountain highway.  Downtown Los Gatos is famous for fantastic restaurants, shopping and a strong sense of community.  If you’re looking for a home site to build on in Los Gatos, we can help. Here are Los Gatos residential lots and land for sale as of February 2, 2012.  Drop me a line for more information and to schedule a showing. (john@jsrealproperty.com )  To view the MLS listing for a property, click on the Listing Price.   Location Acres Listing Price DOM Notes 0 Tourney Loop 1.30 $3,600,000 276   19800 Old Santa Cruz Hwy 5.83 $3,500,000 99   16461 Kenne...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Los Gatos is a beautiful community located in southern Silicon Valley, just south of San Jose.  It’s freeway close to just about everything and the gateway to the Santa Cruz Mountains and coastal Santa Cruz, less than 30 minutes by mountain highway.  Downtown Los Gatos is famous for fantastic restaurants, shopping and a strong sense of community. Here are REO homes for sale in Los Gatos as of January 27, 2012.  Drop me a line for more information about homes in Los Gatos and elsewhere in Silicon Valley. john@jsrealproperty.com   Type Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet Notes Single family $3,200,000 6/6.5 10,104 Huge lot, pool, spa Single family $925,500 3/2 1,632 Reduced from $944,400 Single family $849,900 4/3 2,299   Condo $799,000 4/4 2,399   Single family $474,950 3/2 1,469   Single family $27...
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By Ryan Nunnally
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
Recently, I began to work with a lovely couple, that was looking to purchase their very first home together. As always, I advised them to speak with a mortgage professional to pre-approve them for financing. They did as I requested, and we were off and running. One day, I received a random call from someone identifying himself as the lender for my clients. This was not the individual that they were previously pre-approved with. He tells me that he had shown my clients the very same home that I had shown them. Immediately, a red flag went up in my head. I asked exactly who this guy was, and why as a lender, he is showing my clients a home?? He states he is a family "friend", that is a lender and has a real estate license. I speak with my buyer, and this is the original lender that they h...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Los Gatos is one of the premium residential locations in southern Silicon Valley.  Los Gatos is freeway close to just about everything and it’s the gateway to the Santa Cruz Mountains and coastal Santa Cruz, less than 30 minutes by mountain highway.  Downtown Los Gatos is famous for fantastic restaurants, shopping and a strong sense of community.  If you’re looking for a home site to build on in Los Gatos, we can help. Here are Los Gatos residential lots and land for sale as of January 26, 2012.  Drop me a line for more information and to schedule a viewing. (john@jsrealproperty.com )   Check back next week for updates.  Lot sizes are approximate and use of the land is subject to local government regulation and approval. Please visit www.jsrealproperty.com and click on: ·         Silico...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Los Gatos is one of the premium residential locations in southern Silicon Valley.  Los Gatos is freeway close to just about everything and it’s the gateway to the Santa Cruz Mountains and coastal Santa Cruz, less than 30 minutes by mountain highway.  Downtown Los Gatos is famous for fantastic restaurants, shopping and a strong sense of community.  If you’re looking for a home site to build on in Los Gatos, we can help. Here are Los Gatos residential lots and land for sale as of January 19, 2012.  Drop me a line for more information and to schedule a viewing. (john@jsrealproperty.com )   Please visit www.jsrealproperty.com and click on: ·         Silicon Valley MLS Searchto search the local MLS for properties of all types in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Cou...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Los Gatos is located in southern Silicon Valley, just south of San Jose.  It’s freeway close to just about everything and the gateway to the Santa Cruz Mountains and coastal Santa Cruz, less than 30 minutes by mountain highway.  Downtown Los Gatos is famous for fantastic restaurants, shopping and a strong sense of community.  Home values have suffered in this area in recent years, making Los Gatos a relatively affordable community with many unique homes and well-maintained neighborhoods.  Foreclosed, bank-owned (REO) homes offer an even more affordable opportunity for buying in Los Gatos or the surrounding hills. Here are REO homes for sale in Los Gatos as of January 13, 2012.  Drop me a line for more information about homes in Los Gatos and elsewhere in Silicon Valley. john@jsrealprope...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Los Gatos is located in southern Silicon Valley, just south of San Jose.  It’s freeway close to just about everything and the gateway to the Santa Cruz Mountains and coastal Santa Cruz, less than 30 minutes by mountain highway.  Downtown Los Gatos is famous for fantastic restaurants, shopping and a strong sense of community.  Home values have suffered in this area in recent years, making Los Gatos a relatively affordable community with many unique homes and well-maintained neighborhoods.  Foreclosed, bank-owned (REO) homes offer an even more affordable opportunity for buying in Los Gatos or the surrounding hills. Here are REO homes for sale in Los Gatos as of January 6, 2012.  Drop me a line for more information about homes in Los Gatos and elsewhere in Silicon Valley. john@jsrealproper...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Los Gatos is located in Silicon Valley, just south of San Jose.  It is freeway close to just about everything and the gateway to the Santa Cruz Mountains and coastal Santa Cruz, less than 30 minutes by mountain highway.  Downtown Los Gatos is famous for fantastic restaurants, shopping and a strong sense of community.  Home values have suffered in this area in recent years, making Los Gatos a relatively affordable community with many unique homes and well-maintained neighborhoods.  Foreclosed, bank-owned (REO) homes offer an even more affordable opportunity for buying in Los Gatos or the surrounding hills. Here are REO homes for sale in Los Gatos as of December 31, 2011.  Drop me a line for more information about homes in Los Gatos and elsewhere in Silicon Valley. john@jsrealproperty.com...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Happy 100th Birthday Peppertree School of Los Gatos, Calif. By Michelle Carr-Crowe, Silicon Valley guide and San Jose real estate agent selling Cupertino homes Congratulations to Peppertree School’s Cottage House of Los Gatos, Calif., on reaching its 100-year birthday milestone in 2011. Referred to as the original Peppertree School building, the Cottage House is located at 16035 Los Gatos-Almaden Road, in Los Gatos, Calif. Although the building suffered a terrible fire in 2007, it was renovated and successfully returned to service as a school in 2009. (Peppertree has additional buildings that served during the transition). Located near its 101-year-old contemporary, the “We and Our Neighbors” clubhouse (which is on the National Registry of Historic Places), Peppertree School continues t...
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Los Gatos, California is located in Silicon Valley, just south of San Jose.  It is freeway close to just about everything and the gateway to the Santa Cruz Mountains and coastal Santa Cruz, less than 30 minutes by mountain highway.  Downtown Los Gatos is famous for fantastic restaurants, shopping and a strong sense of community.  Home values have suffered in this area in recent years, making Los Gatos a relatively affordable community with many unique homes and well-maintained neighborhoods.  Foreclosed, bank-owned (REO) homes offer an even more affordable opportunity for buying in Los Gatos or the surrounding hills.   Here are REO homes for sale in Los Gatos as of December 27, 2011.  Drop me a line for more information about homes in Los Gatos and elsewhere in Silicon Valley. john@jsre...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
 December’s Season of Celebrations & Sharing – Fantasy of Lights Join the Fantasy and the Fun at the 13th Annual Fantasy of Lights!!! Where:  Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, C 95032 When:  Friday, November 25, 2011 through Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 6pm to 10pm nightly. Cost:  $15 per vehicle Pack your family and friends in the car. Bring some hot chocolate to enjoy as you cruise along the Fantasy of Lights 1.5 mile drive.   You must see this beautiful display of lights! Wishing you a Very Merry Chirstmas!  
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
Los Gatos High School had it's annual Glass Pumpkin Fundraiser reciently on the front lawn of Los Gatos High School... It was held the weekend of Oct 1st and 2nd, and the weather was perfect! Thousands of Glass Pumpkins to choose from, and it seems it has become a yearly tradition to purchase one a year.  Then again, seeing how many people were there, I think some are starting to buy more than one! If you live in the Los Gatos, CA area, mark it down for next year. It is a neat event you just cant miss! I took several pictures and chose a few that really show the size of this yearly event.   -Chris Do you follow me on twitter? www.twitter.com/chris_alston Are you a fan on facebook? www.facebook.com/realestatetrainer Are we friends on facebook? www.facebook.com/chrisalston
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
Los Gatos Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch Come see over 2,000 locally made hand blown glass pumpkins...  These wonderful pieces of art will be on exhibit and for sale.  The event is FREE to the public, and all are welcome! This is the eight year in celebrating this wonderful event!   Where? Front Lawn of Los Gatos High School 20 High School Court, Los Gatos, CA 95032 When? Viewing reception (no sales) on Friday, September 30th, 5pm-7pm. Pumpkin Sale Saturday Oct 1st, 10am-5pm.  Sun Oct 2nd, 10am-3pm. Rain or Shine! Who? Los Gatos High School  This event has raised over $100,000 for Los Gatos High School.     Visit Los Gatos Glass Pumpkin Patch   See you there!   Chris Alston
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By John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments
(Cordon Real Estate)
Here are bank-owned foreclosure homes (REO) offered for sale in Los Gatos as of September 2, 2011.  See a Los Gatos home you like?  I’ll send you more information and then let’s go take a look!   Type Bed/Bath Price Square Feet Notes Single family 4/3 $1,139,000 2,756 Reduced, was $1,159,000 Condo 3/4 $799,000 2,107   Condo 4/4 $799,000 2,105   Condo 4/2.5 $699,000 2,316   Single family 2/1 $428,900 816   Condo 2/2 $274,000 1,050 11 days on market   Would you like to receive email alerts when foreclosure, short sale, or traditional sale properties come on the market?  Visit my web site at www.jsrealproperty.com to use my RealtyTrac® distressed property search or to use my full MLS property search system. NOTE:  There are 155 total homes (single family, condos, townhomes) on the market i...
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