[Eichler Insights] Spring 2013

Since 1994, Eichler Insights is the first and only newsletter that provides Eichler specific sales statistics and market insight exclusively for Eichler homeowners.  In this issue we summarize the activities of 2012 and wow, what a year of growth!  Look at this $$/square foot price growth for 2012 and see the sales data compiled for all Eichlers sold in 2012. […]

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[Eichler Insights] Summer 2012

We are delighted to continue a tradition that Jerry Ditto launched 20 years ago as he was writing the first Eichler coffee table book.  Eichler Insights was the first regular newsletter exclusively delivered to Eichler homeowners, providing real estate sales statistics and specific tips on your home ownership.  Since then, the internet has certainly changed how we share information but […]

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Jerry’s Journal of 2009

03-20-09. Wow! Spring has sprung, or at least it's springing, for the inventory of Eichlers has taken a quick turn for the better.  As of today, our Eichler area now boasts 30 listings, about one-third of them showing up in the last week or so.  We've not seen the listing activity that normally happens just after the Super Bowl until now.  Perhaps the hesitancy and uncertainty caused by our economic situation to either sell or buy is beginning to wane, and so folks are getting on with their lives.  I think what we need now is to have that 30 number remain about the same, with several new listings appearing weekly, and the same or similar number of sales occurring as well. Everybody wins in that climate.  We'll see what happens. It is rather unusal to have two of the outstanding Eichlers located on Stanford University grounds be listed at the same time, as happens today. And for those of you who may be new Eichler enthusiasts, you may be surprised to learn that there are over 100 Eichler homes located in the beautiful environs of the Stanford property. Virtually all of the homes, several of which are shown in our book, Eichler Homes – Design for Living, are considerably larger than the homes found in the “normal” communities of Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, etc.  They are, however, recognizable Eichlers, through and through, with more square footage devoted to […]

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Eichler Demography

The Eichler homeowner – who are they now,  and who have them been?    (Click on the map to enlarge the view) Demography, among other things, can be a statistical study of all populations.  Or, a social science that deals with a structure and distribution of a population.  Or – other studies dealing with groups of people.  While my thoughts and […]

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Eichler architects

Eichler architects:                                                                   (Claude Oakland and Joseph Eichler) Anshen + Allen, Jones & Emmons, and Claude Oakland & Associates – those were the architectural firms that helped make Joe Eichler famous for his mid-century, modernist homes of the 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s. Taste and appreciation of architectural style is today what brings “the Eichler” to the […]

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Jerry’s Journal of 2008

December 29, 2008. – – – 2 new listings were posted during my hiatus, 1 in San Jose and 1 in San Mateo. 1 sale was reported in the San Mateo Highlands. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – There are now 11 Eichler homes currently on the market in the Bay Area. They range in price from $519,000 in Palo Alto, to $1,499,000 in Palo Alto. 1 is in Cupertino, 3 are in Palo Alto, 3 are in the San Mateo Highlands, 1 is in San Mateo, 1 is in Sunnyvale, and 2 are in San Jose. 12-29-08. Back in the saddle to a bit of activity during the holiday. As mentioned early this month, the market activity on my Eichler Market Data page got down into the 60's – 66 to be exact – and will probably stay around that area for a month or so. Typical. As mentioned last week, I'm happy to announce that I have formed a new relationship with a very active and capable team of realtors, so that Eichler enthusiasts and home sellers can continue to benefit from the activities and history of Eichler Homes Realty – now infused with new energy and talent. Mark Easterday and Sabrina Huang, of […]

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Jerry’s Journal of 2006-2007

There are some interesting Eichler numbers to review for the 2007 year.  I’ll be discussing those next week – see you then! 12-24-07.  A Very Merry Christmas to all of you on this Christmas Eve, and Best Wishes to all for a pleasant, productive, and prosperous 2008.  Time for a break with my family, so Ho Ho Ho , I’ll be back in touch January 3rd, 2008! 12-17-07. Christmas holiday decorating and shopping have evidently begun in earnest.  Another typically slow week in our real estate market.  Last Sunday’s Mercury News headline, “The Housing Slump – Where it its home” carried an article about the number of foreclosures unfortunately occuring in the valley.  Fortunately, however, those numbers were in areas / zip codes away from the areas including Eichlers. “Our part” of silicon valley seems essentially untouched by those problems. 12-10-07. Well the activity bested last week at least.  3 new listings, and 3 sales occured during this chilly weather week. It appears that we have more than our share of informed buyers.  This slower time of year can be the best time of our real estate year to make that purchase.  “Sounds like a real estate broker” I know, but just let me know your thoughts about next March! 12-3-07. As predicted, a relatively uneventful week last week.  3 new listings, no sales, and cold or cooler weather was the order of the day. 11-26-07. We’ve entered the seasonal […]

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