Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Los Altos Real Estate: 939 Clinton Road
Listing Agent: Don Yarkin, Yarkin Realty
List Price: $1,450,000
Days On Market: 1
Living space: 2,117 SqFt
Lot size: 9,440 SqFt
Bryan's Opinion: Central Los Altos covers such a wide range of neighborhoods with quiet little streets such as this one. From this street, you're minutes to downtown Los Altos, Rancho Shopping Center, MacKenzie Park, and commute routes. On the one hand, you're getting a street that will have quite a few people heading just down to the park so you will get some traffic. Otherwise, it's pretty quiet.
The home itself is pretty typical for this area of Los Altos although the lot is a bit on the small side. Most lots in this area (and thus the comps) have lots 1000-2000 SqFt larger. Not a big deal but still something to consider with respect to price. The home is larger than most in the area so that offers some compensation.
The property needs updating and that should be a factor when comparing to others in the area. The back yard is almost entirely taken up by the pool and deck. This should be considered a HUGE plus. Why? You can walk to the park in 60 seconds. Why have all the maintenance of a yard when you can enjoy the pool and play in the park. Besides, MacKenzie Park is one of the best in Los Altos in my opinion.
As for the pricing, it's in line with the comps so taking into account all other things I think it's reasonable.