Expired: 2262 Fairvalley Ct, San Jose

2262 Fairvalley Ct — $768,000. Listed 1/20/09 (Patrick A Farnsworth of Coldwell Banker-San Jose-Willow Glen represents the Seller) Expired – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1755sf living space on a 5000sf lot– Atrium model, kitchen features light oak cabinets & white tile counter tops.   Mark's Preview Notes: This is a very nice atrium model home and as you may note, it has an additional 100sf of living space over other common models.  This comes from a very convenient bonus room between the living room and garage, affectionately referred to by Eichler architects as the "hobby" room.  This home is priced $100k below a similar home on Fairorchard mainly due to its proximity to Curtner Ave which can be somewhat busy.  

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Cancelled: 1032 Metro Cir, Palo Alto

1032 Metro Cir — $1,008,888.  Listed 1/7/09 (Mike Murnane, Broker represents the Seller) Canceled. – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1478sf living space on a 5663sf lot– Well-located Palo Alto home on quiet circle Mark's Preview Notes: A somewhat typical Eichler of the period that could use new windows and other updates.  I felt that the master bedroom and bathroom located in the front of the house was somewhat awkward but for this price in Palo Alto I wouldn’t expect too much.  It’s all about the location for this one.

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Cancelled: 104 Ferne Ave, Palo Alto, 94306

104 Ferne Ave — $664,000. Listed 11/10/2008 (Carmen M Salazar of Intero Real Estate Services represents the Seller) – 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1038sf living space on a 1224sf lot– Condo with courtyard entry, fire place, skylights, 2 patios and pool. Mark's Preview Notes:  The fact that this Eichler Townhome backs up to Alma might scare most people but this home has mature bamboo plants helping to block that noise.  This unit has original bathroom vanities and the kitchen may have been updated some time ago but the natural wood ceiling has been nicely preserved.  For someone with a modern vision and if you can get this at the right price, this home could be a great project of which you could be proud.

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Cancelled: 50 Roosevelt Circle, Palo Alto

50 Roosevelt Circle — $1,050,000. Listed 10/21/08 (Carol Lin of Alain Pinel Realtors represent the Seller) Cancelled - 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms – 1198sf living space a 6372sf lot – Sunny and bright 3BR/2BA contemporary charmer; the bathrooms have been updated; patios on both sides; fenced backyard with mature trees Mark's Preview Notes: This is a nice and bright home based on the configuration and orientation.  The downside with this model is that it does not have a "true" master bedroom suite because both bathrooms are considered hall bathrooms.

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Withdrawn: 371 Carolina Lane, Palo Alto

371 Carolina Lane — $1,350,000. Listed 10/3/08 (Juliana Lee of Keller Williams Realty represent the Seller) Withdrawn – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1950sf living space a 6325Ssf lot– "Stunning", completely re-designed and expanded; new roof, electrical, dual-pane windows, gourmet kitchen, and radiant heating system.  Mark's Preview Notes: This is an immaculate remodel with a lot of great features and updates that use many nice textures and components.  There is very little to be disappointed with here. ps. You can rent this place for $4500 a month (MLS#80913946)

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Withdrawn: 804 Piper Drive, Sunnyvale

804 Piper Drive — $1,198,000. Listed 10/1/08 (Dave Clark of Coldwell Banker represents the Seller) withdrawn – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 2308sf living space on a 9700sf lot– Spacious home with 2-way fireplace, hardwood flooring, upgraded baths and much, much more. Mark's Preview Notes: This is a very nice example of a gallery model Eichler, one where the fireplace is located in the center of the home and acts as a room divider.  This home feels very spacious and has another unique feature of an “indoor atrium”.

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Expired: 6003 Bollinger Road, Cupertino

6003 Bollinger Road — $788,000. Listed 4/17/08 (Michael Salmiery of Barton Real Estate represents the Seller) – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms– 1432sf living space on a 6000sf lot– Home in "original, original" condition, with new roof in 2007, corner lot. Mark's Preview Notes: This home offers a nice entry point into Cupertino schools at an attractive price.  However, this home needs a lot of work.  First off, it seems to be a T-section lot, which means there is a street pointing directly into the garage, so this needs a “feng shui” fix.  In addition, many of the original components need to be remodeled (kitchen, bathrooms, floors, etc) so you should prepare for some good projects to keep you busy.

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