Pending: 794 Goodwin Ave, San Jose

794 Goodwin Ave — $549,000. Listed 5/26/09 (Nil Erdal of Coldwell Banker represents the Seller) Sold for $510k, COE 10/20/2009 – 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1123sf living space on a 5662sf lot– Courtyard Model Eichler with Wrap-Around Lot, Remodeled Kitchen, Double Pane Windows. Mark's Preview Notes: Condition and features of this home seem very appealing but it has been on the market for over a year (since 12/5/07) so what more can I say?

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Sold: 1758 Hudson Dr, San Jose

1758 Hudson Dr — $873,000. Listed 4/21/09 (Nil of Coldwell Banker represents the Seller) Sold for $848,000, COE 5/29/2009 – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1781sf living space on a 7380sf lot– Atrium model, electric cover, texture concrete floor, remodeled master bathroom.   Mark's Preview Notes: The matte black 2ft-wide tiles are an excellent choice for the flooring of this Willow Glen Eichler.  The original cabinets can put some people off but I really like the use of back-painted glass to replace the cabinet sliders — an often-suggested recommendation by Jerry and I.  The Atrium is enclosed but the mature landscape is very well done and it makes this home a nice clean Eichler for an enthusiast to enjoy!

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Sold: 1741 Mossbrook Ave, San Jose, 95130

1741 Mossbrook Ave — $729,000. Listed 4/28/09 (Nil of Coldwell Banker represents the Seller)  Sold for $700,000, COE 6/30/2009 – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1671sf living space on a 6720sf lot– Atrium model, Walking Distance to Westgate.   Mark's Preview Notes: This must be an original owner (or close to it).  Here we have many original elements – paneling, cabinets and appliances, vanities, and more.  This is an often overlooked Eichler neighborhood but this home is a great start for a new Eichler Enthusiast.

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SOLD: 2425 Fairoak Ct, San Jose

2425 Fairoak Ct — $685,000. Listed 3/16/09 (Loni Nagwani of Century 21-El Camino represents the Seller) Sold for $685k COE 7/24 – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1618sf living space on a 6180sf lot– All original paneling, atrium model, cul-de-sac lot  Mark's Preview Notes:  Here is a very original Eichler at the lowest list price for any active Willow Glen Eichlers.  The kitchen has the original sliders, the wood panels are mostly in good shape, and the rear stationary windows have been updated to dual pane some time ago.  The landscaping is rough and the master bathroom has been completely ripped out, but for someone who is looking for a nice Eichler in Willow Glen on a quiet court, that’s also in live-able condition, this is a nice option.

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SOLD: 1933 Adele Place, San Jose

1933 Adele Place — $675,000. Listed 12/24/08 (Tracye Sinclair, Broker, represents the Seller) SOLD for $675K -    5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms-    2122sf living space on a 8050sf lot Mark's Preview Notes: A good deal just got better!  Reduced $200,000 (from $875K) after just a week on the market, this will not last long.  This is a rare opportunity for a foreclosure home in the Dry Creek area of Willow Glen.  Very original and quite a bit of “deferred maintenance”, but this is a wonderful street and a neighborhood of folks who appreciate their Eichlers so an investment here should pay off handsomely in a few years.

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SOLD: 1653 Andalusia Way, San Jose

1653 Andalusia Way — $675,000. Listed 1/27/09 (The Kooyman Team of Ventura Barnett Properties represents the Seller) Short Sale, $672,500, COE 1/15/2010 – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1672sf living space on a 6283sf lot– Atrium model, kitchen features light oak cabinets & white tile counter tops.   Mark's Preview Notes: There are some nice elements to this home as a starter for a family looking to get into Willow Glen.  A desirable 4 bedroom atrium model with 2-car garage, updated marble flooring, and some dual pane windows.  Since the owner is still living there, let's just say that you need to look beyond their furniture and possessions to give it your own vision. . . .additional comments:  A good deal just got better!  Now this is a short sale, which is stressful for everyone involved (buyers, sellers, and agents), but it may be worth the pain.  When nearby similar Eichlers are listed in the mid $800s, clearly this should be worth a look!

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