Beautifully Remodeled and highly Desirable Eichler home in Palo Alto For Sale

2207 Greer Road, Palo Alto 94303

www.TripleELeichler.com

Beautifully remodeled and highly desirable two-story Eichler home in prime tight-knit Triple El / Duveneck neighborhood. 5 bed 3 bath 2,436 sf home on a 7,910 sf lot. Listed for $3,798,000. 

Beautiful living room featuring cathedral beamed ceilings, original Eichler corner brick fireplace, Mahogany accent wall, George Nelson saucer lamps, skylights & floor to ceiling glass windows. 

Sleek remodeled kitchen features custom cabinetry, quartz countertop, stainless appliances and breakfast bar.

Tasteful formal dining area with modern globe chandelier, original Eichler concrete block and Mahogany paneling, and abundant natural light through the windows and skylight.

Spacious master bedroom features floor to ceiling windows with sliding door to patio, walk-in closet, updated master bath w/custom vanity, fixtures and designer tiles. 3 well-sized bedrooms upstairs along with a full bath with dual-sink vanity. Two upstairs bedrooms have access to beautiful second story patio. 

Tastefully landscaped front entrance and rear patio with lush lawn, and a variety of shrubs and trees. Award-winning Palo Alto schools, Duveneck Elementary, David Starr Jordan Middle, and Palo Alto High. 

For more information, please contact Eric & Janelle Boyenga.

homes@boyenga.com | www.BoyengaTeam.com | 650.383.8606

More pictures and information at www.TripleELeichler.com

 

Santa Clara County Trends in Price Reductions

County Trends in Price Reductions 

The percentage of active listings undergoing price reductions spiked in mid-2018 and has remained elevated since then. The big factor behind the spike was that the late 2017/ spring 2018 market was extremely hot, with year-over-year appreciation rates and home prices jumping. When the market began to cool off, sellers and listing agents – relying upon recent sales data to set new listing prices – were wrong-footed by the significant softening in supply and demand dynamics. Sometimes, it takes a while to adjust pricing to changing market realities.

Percentage of Active Listings Reducing Price in Month – Santa Clara County Real Estate Market since 2012.

Percentage of Active Listings Reducing Price in Month

The percentage of listings reducing asking price illustrates both the strength of market demand, and specifically, the scale of any mismatch betweeen buyer and seller expectations regarding fair market value. Besides an indicator of general market trends historically, this statistic is typically firecely seasonal in nature as sellers of unsold listings attempt to recapture the attention of buyers. 

To learn more about the real estate market, contact Eric & Janelle Boyenga of the Boyenga Team today! 

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homes@boyenga.com | 408.373.1660 

Median Home Sales Price – Santa Clara County – City of San Jose

Santa Clara County Real Estate – City of San Jose

Median Home Sales Price, 12 month Sales [Reported to MLS by 08/24/19]

Take a look at the Home Sales of surrounding San Jose Neighborhoods of Willow Glen, Almaden Valley, Evergreen, Cambrian, Central San Jose, Berryessa, Blossom Valley, South San Jose, Alum Rock.

If you would like a real estate neighborhood market report sent to you, then please contact the Boyenga Team today!

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Labor Day Festivities

 

Happy Labor Day from everyone here at the Boyenga Team!

Here are a few fun activities we’ve found for those looking to celebrate this Labor Day Weekend.

 

#1. Labor Day Boat Party 

Where: Jack London Square, 2 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607

When: Sunday, September 1, 2019. 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/labor-day-boat-party-tickets-67139322521

Head on over to Jack London Square this upcoming Sunday for this awesome sailing event. What’s included you ask? Well, for $35 you are purchasing 3 hours of sailing in the Bay, 2 fully stocked bars, full panoramic views of the aesthetic Bay, best Views of SF City Skyline, Bay Bridge, 2 LIVE DJs spinning best of HipHop, Reggae, Top40 & Dance, 2 Levels of Entertainment and Fun, and 12000Watts of roaring Music. Buy your tickets before they sell out!

#2. Free Movies @ the Drive-In

Where: West Wind Capitol Drive-In, 3630 Hillcap Ave, San Jose, CA 95136

When: Sunday, September 1, 2019. 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM

Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-movie-night-tickets-69508893973

If you are in the San Jose area this Labor Day Weekend, make sure to check out the West Wind Capitol Drive-In! To celebrate, West Wind they will be showing Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, Men In Black, Secret Life of Pets 2, plus two more summer hits FOR FREE. Gates open at 6:00pm and movies will start at sunset. Head over and enjoy some music, games and movies for the whole family!

#3. Kings Mountain Art Fair 

Where: 13899 Skyline Blvd, Woodside CA 94062

When: August 31st – September 2nd, 10 am – 5 pm, Breakfast 8 am – 10:30 am

Details: http://kingsmountainartfair.org/

Started in 1963, the Kings Mountain Art Fair is an annual event, held every Labor Day weekend. Known for its stunning location among the redwoods and for its unique and varied artists, the Kings Mountain Art Fair celebrates over 50 years of art and ambiance.  All proceeds from the Fair are used to support the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade, the Community Center building, special programs for area youngsters and students at our public school, the publication of the community’s newsletter, and to cover the Fair’s expenses. Admission and parking are free!

#4. Begonia Festival 

Where: Downtown Capitola

When: Friday, August 30th – Monday, September 2nd

Details: http://www.begoniafestival.com/

For those looking to enjoy the beautiful coast this Labor Day Weekend, make sure you stop by the Begonia Festival in Capitola! This historical event is a great little festival that started out in the early 1950’s. The Festival is packed full of fun events. It kicks off with a dance party produced by local dance groups, and continues through the weekend with concerts, a movie, sand sculpture contests, children’s art – all great family fun. The signature event is Sunday’s Nautical Parade, which includes begonia-laden barges floating down Soquel Creek in a whimsical water fantasy. Bring your sunscreen!

#5. Los Gatos Park Dance 

Where: Oak Meadow Park, Los Gatos CA

When: Saturday, August 31st. 7 – 9:30 PM

Details: https://www.facebook.com/LGParkDance/

Come celebrate this weekend  with a fantastic night of community, friends and live music dancing on a 3000 sq. ft. dance floor featuring Los Gatos’ own The Houserockers! The Houserockers are one of the hottest, in demand and hardest working bands in Northern California. The Houserockers are a 10 piece Rock & Soul group from Los Gatos, CA that plays the greatest songs ever recorded. The band is known for their high energy, fun performances that gets everyone up dancing and singing to the music of The Rolling Stones, Earth Wind and Fire, Bruno Mars, Tower of Power, Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, and much more.  Get ready for the best Rock & Soul show in town – and rock the night away with The Houserockers.

 

 

Beautifully Remodeled Rose Garden, San Jose Home w/ Permitted ADU

965 Katherine Ct, San Jose 95126 

Stunning & Beautifully Remodeled Home (2624 Sq Ft). You’ll enjoy the Main House (2048sf 4bdrm 3bath) and a New Construction Permitted built In-Law (ADU) Unit (576sf 2/1)! From the sweeping front porch to inviting entry, this home has been meticulously remodeled (Built 2001). Nice open floor plan featuring luxurious living rm with beautiful stone fireplace, Spacious gourmet kitchen w/ pendant lighting, and top of the line appliances. Elegant formal dining rm, Stunning Master suite w/ slider to rear yard. Large bedrooms and tastefully remodeled bathrooms. Basement designed to be used as wine cellar or private mini-bar! Amenities include fresh interior/exterior paint, Ash floors throughout, Energy-efficient LED lighting, AC, Top of the line LG/Samsung appliance, Nest, Inside laundry area, Large private backyard, and parking for 7 cars! In-Law Unit w/fire sprinklers & inside laundry area. Close to The Alameda, walk to restaurants, exercise studios, the historic Rose Garden and shops.

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To get a private showing, contact the Boyenga Team at 408.373.1660 or send an e-mail at homes@boyenga.com

The History of Eichler Homes

Learn about the history of Eichler homes!

Eichler homes are from a branch of Modernist architecture that has come to be known as “California Modern”, and typically feature glass walls, post-and-beam construction and open floorplans in a style indebted to Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright. Eichler exteriors featured flat and/or low-sloping A-Framed roofs, vertical 2″ pattern wood siding, and spartan facades with clean geometric lines. One of Eichler’s signature concepts was to “Bring the Outside In”, achieved via skylights and floor-to-ceiling glass windows with glass transoms looking out on protected gardens, patios, and pools. The homes had numerous unorthodox and innovative features, including post-and-beam construction, tongue and groove decking for the roof, concrete slab floors with integral radiant heating, sliding doors and cabinets with sliding doors, and a standard second bathroom located in the master bedroom. Later models introduced the famous Eichler atriums, an entrance foyer designed to further advance the Eichler concept of integrating outdoor and indoor spaces.  

Eichler had a socially progressive vision for his developments that matched the progressive design of his houses. In line with this vision, Eichler Homes did not discriminate against any buyer based on their race or religion. Eichler Homes folded in 1966, but Eichler’s developments were nonetheless influential in the larger national suburban and modern movement and served as models for the rapidly changing architectural and societal norms of the postwar era. Thousands of Eichler’s homes still stand today, solidifying his legacy in modern American architecture.

The Boyenga Team are your Silicon Valley Eichler Specialists. As a top-producing husband and wife real estate team at Compass, Eric and Janelle of the Boyenga Team offer persistent and aggressive Eichler marketing and the best Mid-Century Modern web exposure in Silicon Valley. With over 30 years of combined real estate experience and backgrounds in design, communication, marketing, staging, spec-housing, construction and sales, our team can give you the representation you deserve.

For more information visit our website at www.BoyengaTeam.com or contact us at 408.373.1660 | homes@boyenga.com

We just recently sold an Eichler  home in the Fairglen neighborhood of San Jose. Read about it here.

San Jose Fairglen Eichler In Contract In 2 Days!

1672 Fairwood Ave, San Jose 95125 – IN CONTRACT!

Built by Eichler Homes in 1960, this iconic low gable atrium model in the beautiful tree-lined Fairglen tract retains many original details that appeal to mid-century modern enthusiasts. The updates that have been made fit tastefully in the originally intended “modern” form and function.

Eichler Features:

Beautifully remodeled low gable atrium Eichler in prime Fairglen location. 4 b/2b 1618, 6181 sf lot. Atrium w/ slate tiles, synthetic grass, water feature, sun shade & a variety of plants. Stunning great rm w/ dramatic brick fireplace lined by floor-to-ceiling windows. Original details: mahogany-paneling, brick fireplace, globe lighting, radiant heat. Sleek kitchen w/ euro cabinetry, quartz countertop, s/s appliances & custom hood. Other amenities include dual paned sliders & windows, AC & radiant boiler. Master bed w/ designer carpet & walk-in closet. Remodeled master bath w/ custom vanity & designer tiles. Inside laundry rm w/skylight. Guest bath w/shower over tub. 1 car garage w/original door & finished sheetrock. Tastefully landscaped 2 patios, expansive lawn & variety of shrubs & trees. Section 1 clearance. Tight-knit Fairglen neighborhood w/ block party/Eichler Home Tour. Highly desirable Willow Glen location Walk to parks, schools, shops. Award Winning Schools: Booksin, Willow Glen Middle & Willow Glen High.

www.FairglenEichler.com

IN CONTRACT WITH 2 DAYS ON MARKET!

As Eichler Specialists, the Boyenga Team was able to put this Eichler on the market and find a buyer in just 2 days! We were able to showcase this home during the San Jose Eichler Celebration event hosted by the Preservation Action Council of San Jose.  To find out more about this annual Eichler Weekend Event, check out https://blog.chime.me/www-boyengateam-com/2019/03/28/eichler-weekend-event-with-the-boyenga-team/

If you want to find out more about how to buy / sell an Eichler home, contact the Boyenga Team today! We have the experience and understanding of Eichler homes to provide the right guidance for you.

Visit us at www.BoyengaTeam.com or contact us at 408.373.1660 | homes@boyenga.com

Compass Cares Food Truck Fundraiser Raises $1,500 for My Digital TAT2!

A BIG thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to our first successful Compass Cares Food Truck fundraiser this past week!

In conjunction with Compass Cares, our team pulled together our first annual fundraiser featuring food trucks and festivities. With 4 trucks and hundreds of people, we raised a donation sum of $1,500 altogether.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards My Digital TAT2, a nonprofit based in Silicon Valley working to provide hands-on education with schools across the Bay Area on topics related to technology. My Digital TAT2 bridges the knowledge gap between kids and their parents about what goes on in their phones, laptops, and social media through building healthy, positive relationships with technology.

Boyenga Team worked together with Compass Cares, a philanthropic outreach project of Compass, on this fundraiser. Each year, Compass Cares aims to generate $10 million in donation funds and skills-based volunteering for nonprofit organizations that serve local communities.

Fairglen: An Eichler Haven

Nowhere do residents love their neighborhood — and Eichlers — as much as Fairglen in San Jose. Located adjacent to the larger Willow Glen neighborhood, this tract of homes built by Joseph Eichler in the 1950s and 60s retains its original constructions as an emblem of history. Each year, Fairglen residents host an Eichler Home Tour celebrating the tract’s unique collection of California Modern homes. They sport “I Love Eichlers” apparel and pore over the architectural details — the color palette of the exterior, the George Nelson clocks, the stone of the countertops. Local craftsmen set up booths selling original Eichler accents, like authentic Eichler house numbers to replace original ones from decades ago. Here, mid-mod aesthetics reign.

Much of what residents love about the Fairglen neighborhood is its 50s aesthetics and architecture, but what makes them lifelong residents is the 50s friendliness of the neighbors. Residents in Fairglen love their community with a unique unity rarely found in other residential communities. Even with over 300 homes in the neighborhood and no community center or association, Fairglen residents make it a point to reach out and get to know one another, whether its over dinner or with a move-in gift. 

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Much of that friendliness is rooted in the annual Home Tour, a tradition as long-standing as the original Eichlers themselves. Boyenga Team is proud to be celebrating the Eichler heritage with Fairglen on Saturday, August 17 as a sponsor of the Home Tour. Read more about the event here.

COMING SOON: Have you caught Eichler fever? Inspired to look into owning an Eichler in one of the most iconic original tracts in the Bay?  You’re in luck — keep your eyes peeled for our freshly updated mid-mod listing along Fairwood Ave right at the heart of Fairglen. Get in touch with us at homes@boyenga.com for more information!

Santa Clara Mid-Summer Market Report

Late summer often represents a slowdown for the market — it’s when buyers begin to come off their spring frenzy (when sales peak) and approach the winter plunge. This time of year is a narrow window that represents the last opportunity for homeowners to sell quickly — after early November, the market enters a holidays slowdown that won’t pick up again until January or February. In the luxury home market, this seasonality is even more apparent.

With so many economic swings in both directions in the past few months, housing markets across the country have fluctuated along with the sharp twists in the stock market. Home prices peaked last quarter — a combination of national interest rates, seasonality, and many other factors contributed to especially high prices. Now, though, the market is seeing a bit of a slowdown that some experts think could signal a larger downturn in the Silicon Valley housing market.

However, as always, looking at average home prices alone is not enough to determine the status of a market.

Homes are especially hot right now in the Cambrian, Blossom Valley, and Willow Glen neighborhoods within San Jose.  These neighborhoods are all undergoing rapid turnover, with plenty of newly renovated homes on the market and young families settling in.

Dollar per square foot is a quick way of evaluating home prices by city. Unsurprisingly, homes in Palo Alto remain by far the most expensive for the least amount of space. Neighbors Los Altos and Los Altos Hills trail behind — homes in these cities tend to come with more square footage given their relatively rural environments, but are rarely any less expensive at face value than homes in Palo Alto.

When it comes to luxury homes (priced at or above 3 mil), Los Altos and Palo Alto again lead the pack given their historically high and ever-climbing property values. A second market for luxury home dealers to keep an eye on is the Saratoga – Los Gatos area, where luxury home sales are significantly picking up.

In Santa Clara County (and across the Bay Area), international homebuyers are an important market — especially when it comes to the luxury sector. March 2019 concluded with a steep decline in international homebuyers compared to past years. One of the biggest and most important foreign buyer groups, Chinese buyers, saw a 58% decline in purchases from last year.