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San Carlos Real Estate Market Update: June 2014

Posted on 02 July 2014 by vvandervort

Check out the latest update on the San Carlos real estate market this month. The incredible growth we have seen over the past few years is starting to level out, changing the tone of the market.

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JUST LISTED! 1090 Crestview Drive, San Carlos, CA 94070

Posted on 01 May 2013 by vvandervort

1090 Crestview Drive, San Carlos – listed at $1,549,000

The immaculate landscaping in the front is just one of many superb features of this house!

We invite you to explore this 2-story single family home in the hills of San Carlos. The approximately 3,060 square foot home abounds in timeless elegance, classic interior details, and unique touches, making it the quintessential home for your modern lifestyle.

This roomy 4-bedroom and 3-bathroom home will delight you with its vaulted ceilings, double-tiered windows, plantation shutters galore, and two fireplaces. An existing office space upstairs could be used for a variety of living spaces or could easily lend itself to being converted into a 5th bedroom.

We love this 12-year-old home’s meticulous attention to detail: multi-room NHT speaker configuration, recessed lighting, cherry cabinetry in the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room, dual-zone furnace and air conditioning system, along with privacy window treatments.

As for this home’s secluded outdoor space, you’ll find the perfect balance between sun and shade. Its splendid landscaped areas – front, back, and sides – along with the burbling fountain and custom-lighting arrangement provide a haven for you and your guests.

This 12-year old single family residence, with over 3,000 square feet of living space, sits on a lot size of approximately 8,400 square feet. The 4-bed and 3-bath home is surrounded – on all sides – by an impeccably landscaped yard, which is at once colorful, natural, and artistic.


Grand entry way features a spacious foyer and formal living space, with soaring 18-foot cathedral ceilings.

Double-tiered window design in the living room and dining room allows an abundance of sunlight. A wood-burning fireplace anchors this classic and serene living area.

The open kitchen draws you in, thanks to its sophisticated layout, exquisitely finished granite countertops, large island, wine fridge, oodles of storage, and first-class appliance brands, including a massive 6-burner gas range with grilling area.

The convenient ground floor bedroom provides an extra-wide closet, and the neighboring full bathroom contains natural tile floor and a large stall shower.

The great room welcomes you with its gas log fireplace, Media Center, and bar corner.


The majestic curved staircase, with display ledge, leads to a spacious landing.

The palatial and enchanting master bedroom, accessed through double doors, is complete with a vaulted ceiling and views of the western hills.

As you wander along past his and her walk-in-closets, the luxurious en-suite bathroom features a jetted tub, frameless shower, two sinks, stylish accents, dedicated vanity space, and separate WC.

All bedrooms sport four-panel doors and closets, along with the ubiquitous         plantation shutters.

The current office space on the second story has the potential to become a 5th bedroom or extra living area.

The full bathroom off the upstairs hallway boasts two sink vanities and a tub with shower.


Step out onto the cool Connecticut Blue flagstone patio. Enjoy the privacy and the garden’s ambience beneath the covered veranda, supported by eight Romanesque columns.

A spacious low maintenance TimberTech deck, with built-in seating, provides even more room for entertaining.

A separate sheltered area near the side of the house is the perfect nook for a BBQ.

A wide side yard, with over-sized pavers, works wonderfully as a dog run.

Every inch of the yard has been thoughtfully landscaped. The Connecticut Blue paving stones and river rocks weave through an array of colorful plants, flowers, and trees. Plus, the front yard shows off a series of bowed stack stone walls, which deliver a pretty terraced structure.


The large garage offers overhead storage and superb durable flooring throughout. This heavy-duty floor – Methyl Methacrylate Resin System – is resistant to staining and slipping, and a cinch to keep clean, too.

Big laundry room offers ample storage and room for an additional refrigerator.

The house is hooked up with three sets of NHT speakers – located in the family room, living room, and master bedroom. Separate volume controls are found in each room, and all units are centrally wired to the Media Center.

In addition to the two-zone air conditioning, there is a QuietCool whole house fan with an electronic 12-hour timer.

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San Carlos Listings & Sales for Week Ending May 19, 2012

Posted on 19 May 2012 by vvandervort

Finally some relief to our inventory shortage in San Carlos. In the past week we’ve had 17 new single family homes come on the market in San Carlos. Our inventory is at 37. Less than 2 weeks ago, it was at 24. There were 5 homes that went pending this week. I know some of my buyers are feeling like there are actually a few options this week. That is a welcomed change!

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San Carlos Real Estate Absorption Rate for August 2010

Posted on 08 September 2010 by vvandervort

I usually look at the absorption rate on a weekly basis, which is an interesting way to keep up with the inventory in San Carlos and the changes in the San Carlos real estate market. However, I was on vacation for part of August and rather than write the whole month off, I thought the best way to “catch up” on my blog would be to look at the San Carlos real estate absorption rate for an entire month. Relying on the data for determining trends is actually probably more reliable when looking at the absorption rate on a monthly basis rather than a weekly basis. And it has always been my intention to look at the month’s absorption rate too, but of course I never find the time to do that post.

So here’s what happened in August in the San Carlos real estate market…
27 homes listed in San Carlos
24 homes went into contract in San Carlos

Pretty darn balanced!

So that’s it for now from the Val, the San Carlos real estate data gal!

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San Carlos Real Estate Absorption Rate for Week Ending March 8, 2010

Posted on 08 March 2010 by vvandervort

San Carlos nets 2 new listings Gosh, do I even need to write anything after posting such a beautiful picture?  If I didn’t like selling real estate so much, I think I’d just write blog posts all day long and find pretty photos to go with them.  As pretty as the picture is, I’m guessing that is not why you’re here.   So let’s get to the data that makes up my weekly look at the Absorption Rate for San Carlos real estate.

We had 9 homes get listed in San Carlos this last week.  I was pretty excited on Thursday and Friday when several hit the market, but for my buyers, this is still not enough inventory.  We currently have 31 houses on the market.  We had 69 a year ago and 2 years ago we had 49 homes on the market in San Carlos.  If you are contemplating selling, please do.  There are many buyers for your home.

Here are the 9 homes that got listed in San Carlos:
1951 Eucalyptus Av – $1,795,000 – 4/3.5 – 2825 sq ft  - MLS#81009423
(This was my favorite of last week.  It is the best new construction I’ve seen in a LONG time.)
112 Wildwood Av – $1,685,000 – 4/3.5 – 2900 sq ft – MLS#81010779
500 Prospect St – $925,000 – 3/2 – 1480 sq ft – MLS#81010398
1136 Rosewood Av- $829,000 – 3/1 – 1370 sq ft – MLS#81009390
153 Park Av – $799,900 – 3/1.5 – 1330 sq ft – MLS#81010470
1239 Elm St – $795,000 – 2/1 – 1039 sq ft – MLS#81010749
715 Tamarack – $779,000 – 2/1 – 1080 sq ft – MLS#81010366
124 Plymouth Av – $739,000 – 3/2 – 1300 sq ft – MLS#81010510
(Don’t get too excited about this one because it is really underpriced and will sell higher even though it has a few issues.)
1028 McCue Av – $689,000 – 3/2 – 1340 sq ft – MLS#81010589

We had 7 homes get sold in San Carlos last week.  They are:
256 Devonshire Bl – $2,495,000 – 4/4 – 4287 sq ft – MLS#80935510
324 Oakview Dr – $1,295,000 – 4/3.5 – 3490 sq ft – MLS#81008746 – this is a short sale
335 Pearl Av – $997,000 – 3/2 – 1690 sq ft – MLS#81007768
2130 Eaton Av – $849,000 – 2/1 – 1640 sq ft – MLS#81006488
124 Northam Av – $799,000 – 3/2 – 1580 sq ft – MLS#81007352
184 Sycamore St – $649,000 – 2/1 – 1,220 sq ft – MLS#80952834 – this is a short sale

The average days on market for these homes that went pending was 71 days.  256 Devonshire Bl was on the longest at 222 days, but how great that a home for that price got into contract!  324 Oakview was on the market for the shortest amount of time and that was 4 days.

The homes that closed escrow in San Carlos in the last week were…
1345 Woodland Av – listed at $839,000 – sold for $810,000 – 3/2 – 1630 sq ft
2904 Eaton Av – listed at $1,125,000 – sold for $1,110,000 – 4/2.5 – 2100 sq ft
2230 Carmelita Av – listed at $1,399,950 – sold for $1,362,000 – 4/3 – 2340 sq ft

That’s it from Val, the San Carlos Data Gal, for this week.  Need more data??? Call me at 650-740-6025
Val, the data gal

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Absorption Rate for San Carlos for Week Ending Dec. 19, 2009

Posted on 21 December 2009 by vvandervort

sponge small squareAs of December 19, 2009 there were 25 single family homes on the market in San Carlos (today it is down to 24).  Interestingly, there are 20 townhouses and condos – that is a typical number for condos and townhouses at any time in the year.  I’m surprised more have not come off the market just at least for the holidays.

We just had 1 single family home list in San Carlos last week.  I’m almost shocked that even occurred with it being so close to the Christmas holiday.

Street Address List Price Beds Baths (F|P) MLS Number
175 VISTA DEL GRANDE $1,495,000 3 2|2 80957610

There were 2 single family homes that went pending:

Street Address List Price Beds Baths (F|P) MLS Number
1325 OAKHURST AV $653,500 2 1|0 80941559
19 WHITMAN CT $899,000 3 2|0 80955813

Our absorption rate for San Carlos for this past week results in a 25 week supply of single family houses.

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