The Los Gatos real estate market for single family homes is a sellers market as a whole, but this varies depending on many factors. A particular home’s market will be impacted by things such as the pricing tier (the luxury market is a colder market, while homes under $2 million are generally a hot commodity), the school district, condition of the property, whether it is remote or convenient (in some cases), etc.
First, here’s a glance at the Altos Research profiles by the Los Gatos zip codes: 95030 and 95032 are “in town” and 95033 is in the Los Gatos Mountains. The last profile refers to the averages of all 3 zip codes. These are updated automatically every week – so check back often, it will always be current! Also, I’ve provided links to each of the 3 zip codes reports. Within those weekly reports are great data points, my favorite being the info of what size home and number of beds and baths you’re likely to find per price quartile. Check it out!
Altos Research Profiles of Los Gatos single family homes by zip code
A link is provided to the full weekly report for each zip code. It will bring you to the page for single family homes (houses and duet, or single family attached, homes), but from there you can click on a tab and view the same type of data for condominiums and townhouses if any data exists for them.
Close to downtown – 95030 (read the full weekly report for Los Gatos 95030, which is automatically updated, here):
Primarily East, West, and North Los Gatos (view the Altos Research report for Los Gatos 95032 HERE):
The Los Gatos Mountains / Santa Cruz Mountains – 95033 (see the full 95033 weekly report here, no condo or TH in these areas):
All 3 Zip Codes combined
Los Gatos real estate statistics and trends from the RE Report
The real estate numbers below reflect realty data gathered the first week of the month for the past month in Los Gatos 95030 & 95032, or MLS “area 16”. See the full REReport here.
Los Gatos Trends at a Glance for 95030 & 95032
The market has been leveling off in Los Gatos, with median prices close to where they were a year ago but a little off from April’s closed sales. The average sale price is up 3.1% from last year, but down 1.5% from last month. Other data points are also mixed. Overall, the market is cooler than a year ago, but in most of the areas we track, warmer than the month before.
Trends at a Glance
|Trends At a Glance||May 2019||Previous Month||Year-over-Year|
|Median Price||$2,460,000 (-2.2%)||$2,515,000||$2,475,000 (-0.6%)|
|Average Price||$2,788,930 (-1.5%)||$2,830,520||$2,705,630 (+3.1%)|
|No. of Sales||37 (+76.2%)||21||30 (+23.3%)|
|Pending||43 (+16.2%)||37||46 (-6.5%)|
|Active||78 (+6.8%)||73||74 (+5.4%)|
|Sale vs. List Price||101.0% (+1.3%)||99.8%||103.6% (-2.4%)|
|Days on Market||22 (-38.4%)||36||25 (-11.8%)|
|Days of Inventory||63 (-37.3%)||101||74 (-14.5%)|
January 19, 2010
Lightning is flashing, thunder is rumbling, the rain is coming down and instead of hibernating, you are trying to sell your home. With a front yard saturated and soupy, what can you do to make your home inviting and pleasing to the serious home buyers who brave this kind of soggy winter weather?
Winter home selling poses some challenges, and all of them are exaggerated in a year like this El Ni
March 01, 2008
We all like easy answers, preferably with a short list. That’s why titles like “Five Easy Ways to Make Millions” seem to sell so well. With that in mind, let me provide a few very simple rules of thumb for staging your Silicon Valley home to sell in any real estate market. But let me warn you: I’m going to be painfully, brutally blunt.
The first rule for “staging your home to sell” is the topic of today’s post and it involves landscaping and curb appeal. The front of the house needs to look great. Seriously. If the front doesn’t look wonderful (or at least really good), the buyer will never go inside to see how great your home is. Especially now, when the majority of homes are not selling.
Here’s Mary Pope-Handy’s “Simple Rules for Landscaping to Sell Your Home”:
- Get rid of juniper. I’m not kidding. And ivy too, while you are at it. These two plants are hated by most buyers and tend to give them the sense of “if they’ve lived with that, what else have they lived with?” There are front yards which consist of nothing but ivy and juniper. Tear it out.
- Make sure the door(s) and windows are fully viewable and not at all obstructed from the street. This is dual purpose. First, it allows the buyer to see the home as uncrowded from the outside, and it lets a maximum of light get inside. If your bushes are growing over any part of the window, beat it back. I mean, trim it back. Mature landscaping is good. Overgrown is bad.
- Have a healthy lawn in front. Fresh sod is nice, but a nearly weed-free, inviting patch of green will do. (In ground sprinklers required. Timers and auto drip a plus to buyers.)
- Plant colorful flowers near the walk way and near the front door.
- If you have a porch, make it appealing with good furniture – but not overcrowded. Think uncluttered. If it’s a tiny porch, use tiny bistro-like furniture.
- Keep garden hoses rolled up and tidy, keep walkways clear of debris, keep all the living things healthy (unless you’ve got moss – get rid of that living thing!).
- Clean your windows, door, porch, exterior. A power washer is a good friend – it’ll help you clear cobwebs. Make sure the door opens easily and the hardware is clean.
- How’s your mailbox? If it’s tired, replace it. Ditto that for the front mat.
- When selling, make sure to keep your garage door closed (and that it operates properly). If the driveway, walkway or sidewalk is badly cracked or damaged, consider repairing or replacing it. This is particularly true if there is any tripping hazard. (Imagine a buyer getting hurt while viewing your property – you want to eliminate this possibility.)
That’s it for the exterior. Not too painful, was it? (Well, not if you didn’t start with a heavy load of juniper and ivy.) If you can make your front yard approachable and welcoming (no walls of ivy, no overgrowth), it will do wonders at beckoning people to see the inside of your home too.