Ahhhh! (That's the sound of me rested and revived!) I hope you had a wonderful and restorative Labor Day as well. Now that the last of the summer holidays are behind us and the turkey sightings are upon us (Have you seen the big male strutting his stuff on LaSalle?) we have officially entered the "fall season" in Real Estate terms. (Your calendar will record it as September 21, but we're talking real estate time here!) What does that mean for you? Expect a flurry of new listings to hit the market before the Thanksgiving holidays.
Let's begin with my new listing at 6217 Westwood Way in Montclair - open this Sunday from 1-4:30. Light, bright and airy, this sleek and sophisticated mid-century modern offers an open floor plan featuring 4bdrms/2.5 bths, inviting family room with adjacent courtyard patio, floor to ceiling windows, updated kitchen and bathrooms, magical front garden entry with level lawn and large fenced back yard. Close to the village and Montclair schools! Price: $789,000. www.6217westwood.com
"It sounds perfect, but I'm looking in Berkeley. " Look no further than Matt Heafey's newest listing at 1033 Middlefield Road. This 3bdrm/2.5bth Park Hills mid-century features an open living room with fireplace, dining room with canyon views, eat-in kitchen with cool checkered floor and downstairs bonus/game/exercise room with half bath. It also offers an inviting front garden with level lawn and two-car garage. Price: $749,000. Open Sunday 2-4:30. www.grubbco.com Tricia Swift's 2bdrm/1bth listing at 102 Oakmont Avenue is a "little gem" and it is also currently the most affordable home in Piedmont! Now that the tenants have moved out and new staging has moved in, this nifty home is worth revisiting and reconsidering! Price: $745,000. Open this Sunday 2-4:30! www.grubbco.com
Julie Gardner, has been writing The Perspective for 15 years and has published more than 500 essays. She is also a frequent contributor to the Sound Off column in the Real Estate section of The San Francisco Chronicle.