Live in Los Gatos

A resource for folks living in or moving to Los Gatos, by Mary Pope-Handy

Los Gatos Annual Real Estate Trends – Single Family Homes

November 26, 2006

Los Gatos Annual Real Estate Trends

SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES % Change from Year Before
Area Year Sales Median Price Average Price DOM New Listings Sales Median Price Average Price New Listings
LG 1997 359 $550,000 $641,487 66 611        
LG 1998 376 $660,000 $735,738 55 687 4.7% 20.0% 14.7% 12.4%
LG 1999 391 $730,000 $863,248 66 575 4.0% 10.6% 17.3% -16.3%
LG 2000 337 $925,000 $1,157,133 40 538 -13.8% 26.7% 34.0% -6.4%
LG 2001 232 $925,000 $1,164,241 65 731 -31.2% 0.0% 0.6% 35.9%
LG 2002 309 $955,000 $1,096,678 71 706 33.2% 3.2% -5.8% -3.4%
LG 2003 310 $970,000 $1,113,078 90 717 0.3% 1.6% 1.5% 1.6%
LG 2004 466 $1,165,000 $1,294,057 61 905 50.3% 20.1% 16.3% 26.2%
LG 2005 413 $1,251,000 $1,366,305 56 823 -11.4% 7.4% 5.6% -9.1%

Los Gatos Real Estate Annual Trends – Condos

November 26, 2006

CONDOS % Change from Year Before
Area Year Sales Median Price Average Price DOM New Listings Sales Median Price Average Price New Listings
LG 1997 120 $307,500 $331,610 38 172
LG 1998 141 $369,500 $371,263 38 202 17.5% 20.2% 12.0% 17.4%
LG 1999 139 $415,000 $401,278 41 185 -1.4% 12.3% 8.1% -8.4%
LG 2000 142 $549,500 $546,117 27 168 2.2% 32.4% 36.1% -9.2%
LG 2001 87 $487,500 $508,365 63 243 -38.7% -11.3% -6.9% 44.6%
LG 2002 148 $507,500 $532,005 65 280 70.1% 4.1% 4.7% 15.2%
LG 2003 159 $529,000 $531,194 90 277 7.4% 4.2% -0.2% -1.1%
LG 2004 169 $563,000 $590,146 41 248 6.3% 6.4% 11.1% -10.5%
LG 2005 163 $650,000 $670,409 36 222 -3.6% 15.5% 13.6% -10.5%

DEFINITIONS

Med. Price
Median Price is that at which 50% of properties sold were above that price and 50% were below.
Ave. Price
Average Price is the sum of all prices divided by the number of sales.
Ave. DOM
Average Days on Market is the average time it took to sell all properties.
Newly Listed
How many properties came on the market in the given time period.

Info by Rick Campbell of The RE Report (a subscription I have)

Mary Pope-Handy, Realtor, CRS, ABR, e-PRO, SRES, ASP, RECS, CNHS
Helping Nice Folks to Buy & Sell Homes Since 1993
Co-Author: “Get The Best Deal When Selling Your Home In Silicon Valley”
Intero Real Estate Services, Los Gatos, CA (Silicon Valley)
408 357-5760 (Direct); 408 204-7673 (Cell); 408 715-0201 (eFax)
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Blog: www.LiveInLosGatos.com

 

Name Dropping: Famous Los Gatos Residents

November 25, 2006

Los Gatos is home to many great things, many great ideas too, but also home to many fascinating people who are successful in their own fields. The list includes CEOs, sports celebrities, and other famous people.  Wikipedia lists several of our Los Gatos contemporaries who are very well known, and if you live here, you do bump into them at Whole Foods, a restaurant, or maybe your child’s school.  They’re just normal people, trying to lead normal lives.  I, for one, won’t bug them if I see them in public or at some function where we happen to be together. I once spent a year in a body cast and it made me appreciate, deeply, how important it is just to be treated like a “normal person” – no matter what the circumstances are.

But Los Gatos has often been a popular place among those who could choose to live or visit anywhere they wanted – this is not a new experience for our pretty town. John Steinbeck lived here and wrote “Of Mice and Men” in those days. Charlie Chaplin came to visit and was seen a few times at the old Lyndon Hotel in the days when he was filming at Niles Canyon (a district of Fremont). The famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin lived in Los Gatos, up near the Holy Names Sisters convent and the Jesuit Novitiate, for a bit of time in his childhood. It was a treasured time for him.

Want to read up on well-known visitors? Take a look:

Visiting Movie Stars:
http://www.community-newspapers.com/archives/lgwt/10.17.01/pics-past-0142.html
Visiting Presidents:
http://www.losgatos.com/history/presidents.html

In addition to all the famous (and those of us who are not-so-famous) people who have enjoyed making Los Gatos home, there was a time in which ordinary, but very ill, people would pilgrimmage here too. The climate was so favorable it was prescribed. Did you ever wonder about the fact that Los Gatos was so small, but for many years had two mortuaries? Many of these sickly folk did improve here, but many others did not. Read John Baggerly’s surprising bit of history as Los Gatos, the health refuge: http://www.losgatos.com/history/climate.html .

Finally, some residents just won’t leave, even when their earthly life is over. If you are interested in our (mostly) unseen residents, please visit a page on one of my websites dedicated to Haunted Real Estate. Los Gatos is a featured location and I discuss there the old cemetary (which has shops over it now) and other places where the townsfolk remain in spirit.  

Los Gatos Websites to Know

November 24, 2006

Important Links to Helpful Los Gatos Information

The Town of Los Gatos official website: http://www.losgatosca.gov/
The Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce website: http://losgatoschamber.com/
Parks & Recreation Department: http://www.lgsrecreation.org/
Town of Los Gatos Parks: http://www.losgatosca.gov/index.asp?NID=102
Santa Clara County Parks: http://www.parkhere.org/portal/site/parks/ (Vasona is a Co. Park)
The fall town newsletter (pdf): http://www.losgatosca.gov/archives/38/Los%20Gatos%20Vista%200906.pdf Wineries of Los Gatos: http://www.losgatosca.gov/index.asp?nid=63
Senior Services: http://www.losgatosca.gov/index.asp?nid=52
Youth and Teen Resources: http://www.losgatosca.gov/index.asp?NID=53


Being a very highly education-conscious town, Los Gatos has many, many schools. They will be listed in a separate blog entry.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Belwood and Belgatos

November 21, 2006

Belwood of Los Gatos, Belgatos and Surmont areas of Los Gatos

On the far eastern end of Los Gatos lies a friendly and active neighborhood of about 500 homes: Belwood of Los Gatos, and also the Belgatos and Surmont neighborhoods – all of whom now share a cabaña.

Los Gatos Homes for Sale between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000

Browse Los Gatos Homes for Sale between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 (zip codes 95030, 95032, and 95033 – this will include the Los Gatos Mountains)

  1. 4 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.06 ac
  2. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,284 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,537 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,118 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,721 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,344 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,218 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,172 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,139 sqft

See all Real estate in the city of Los Gatos.
(all data current as of 6/28/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Mary Pope-Handy

Realtor
ABR, CIPS, CRS, SRES
Sereno Group Real Estate
214 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95030
408 204-7673
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