Friday is a big day for the Los Altos Real Estate scene. It’s Broker tour day, the day that agents go out and preview the new listings/homes for our clients.
Of the 23 single family home listings on tour in Mountain View and Los Altos, 15 homes were new listings and 8 were either being re-toured (same listing agent) or re-toured with a new listing agent. The homes that stuck out in my mind were:
1055 Ray Avenue, Los Altos, Listed by Nancy Carlson of Intero Real Estate Services. This is a small but nice 3 bedroom 1 bath home on a cul-de-sac street. It’s priced at $1,375,000. I would buy it and then maybe expand it later on. A minor negative is that Ray Avenue is rather close to El Camino Real.
545 Clark Court, Los Altos, Listed by Andy Tse of Intero Real Estate Services. This 3 bedroom 2 bath home is also on a nice cul-de-sac street just south of El Monte Drive. It is priced at $1,450,000. It is as original as original can get. The new homeowner can use it as it is now or completely remodel. The house has beautiful landscaped grounds.
722 Brentwood Place, Los Altos, listed by Pam Blackman of Intero Real Estate Services. This smallish 4 bedroom 2 bath home has a fantastic lot and is located near the end of a cul-de-sac. It is priced at $1,598,000. It doesn’t have a master bath, but there is plenty of room to expand and still have a large sun drenched backyard (the yard will get great late afternoon sun). It is just two blocks to Rancho Shopping Center and Loyola Elementary School.
653 Arboleda Drive, Los Altos, listed by Ginny Kavanaugh of Coldwell Banker. This small 2 bedroom 1bath home is on a large centrally located lot. It is priced at $1,349,000. Note: the last two sales of homes this size on Arboleda sold for $1,450,000 (9/27/07) and $1,500,000 (8/10/07). The home has gone through about of year of cleaning, de-cluttering and preparing the home for sale. I think it is the top home on the tour and should get bid up.
135 Carmelita Drive, Mountain View, listed by Dary Marhama (sorry, no link. He doesn’t have a website) of the Cashin Company. This is a newly constructed 5 bedroom 3.5 bath home that also includes an in-law quarters. The large lot is minimally landscaped. It is listed at $2,199,000. It is located 1.5 blocks from Huff Elementary School, the top rated elementary school in the Mountain View-Whisman School District. There is also a twin sister of this home next door at 139 Carmelita Drive. It is basically the same floor-plan but uses a different front elevation and different interior colors.
That’s how I saw it for today.