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You’ll love this comfortable, 1,599 sq. ft., three bedroom, two full bath Central Davis ranch replete with updating while maintaining its 1950’s charm. The beautiful redwood fence and colorful morning glories create a private oasis for the large front yard. Inside, you’ll discover hardwood and bamboo floors throughout, stylish kitchen and baths, large living room, and master bedroom with separate entrance. Features include a spacious indoor laundry room, two-car attached garage, two large driveways, newer central heat and air, newer roof, fresh interior paint, and three ceiling fans for energy efficiency. Best of all, leave the car in the garage and enjoy the short walk or bike ride to the Farmer’s Market, restaurants, shopping and campus. Truly quintessential Davis living! Call Joe Kaplan at 530-304-5978 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to schedule a private tour of this very special home on the corner of 8th and B. $490,000.
You’ll love this squeaky clean 2 bedroom, 2 full bath halfplex attached only at the garage. Very spacious kitchen and dining area. Shady yard with new patio. Energy efficient with dual paned windows and 3 ceiling fans. Washer, dryer and frig included. Short walk to Putah Creek path. Easy bike ride to Safeway, Nugget, Montgomery Elementary, and more. $1,500 per month, $1,875 security deposit. No pets, please. Gardening service and water/sewer/garbage included. Available starting mid-July for a one-year or two-year lease. Contact Joe at Toad Hollow Properties at 530-759-8623 or email@example.com for more info or to schedule a showing. Please do not disturb occupants.
Joe Kaplan is an excellent realtor. He works whatever hours it takes to get the job done–rising early, staying up late, and even making phone calls while riding his bike. He patiently guided me through the complicated and deadline-driven process of buying a home, making sure I met my obligations in a timely fashion while minimizing my stress. When other players in the process slacked their pace, he tactfully prodded them back into action. When I encountered roadblocks, he calmly and resourcefully found a way around them. He has great relations with a legion of craftsmen who were able to assist me at a moment’s notice. Thus, even though the chimney had to be rebuilt before escrow could close, the work was completed on time. Throughout the process, he was always friendly and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him.
Most glaring statistic has to be the number of transactions comparing 200o with 2009, down from a whopping 414 sales in the first 6 months of the year to a paultry 149, a precipitous decline of 64%. Average prices for the first 6 months are back to roughly 2004 levels, at approximately $500,000, after peaking at $607,423 in 2006. It’s a modest decline of 18% when compared to many neighboring communities where prices have collapsed in excess of 60%. Stats are from the Metrolist MLS database. Want more stats? Contact Joe at 530-304-5978 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 1st through June 30th
# of Closed Sales Average Sold Price
2009 149 $495,416
2008 202 $529,590
2007 300 $568,668
2006 256 $607,423
2005 320 $583,459
2004 391 $510,504
2003 379 $426,663
2002 331 $386,645
2001 346 $305,773
2000 414 $257,604
We worked with Joe on purchase of a home a number of years ago and most recently on the sale of our Davis home. Both experiences were very positive! Joe took the time to get to know us and our needs both as individuals and as a family. He made very helpful recommendations and suggestions, as well as shared thoughtful insight. All of this input assisted in guiding our decision making in a constructive and thoughtful way.
Joe is patient and persistent. He guided us through the entire sale process in detail including ensuring that we had access to resources (stager, contractor, and city inspectors) to have the process go as smoothly as possible from beginning to end. We had an offer within days from putting the home on the market. Once we had an offer, Joe guided us through the negotiation and close.
We have recommended Joe to a number of friends and colleagues and the feedback we get has been nothing but glowing.
-Erin and Scott Allen, July 2009